Burundi Population (LIVE)

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Burundi Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Burundi is 13,553,627 as of Sunday, May 26, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Burundi 2023 population is estimated at 13,238,559 people at mid year.
  • Burundi population is equivalent to 0.16% of the total world population.
  • Burundi ranks number 78 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Burundi is 516 per Km2 (1,335 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 25,680 Km2 (9,915 sq. miles)
  • 14.6 % of the population is urban (1,929,218 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Burundi is 16.0 years.
1. Updated on July 16, 2023 with the latest July 2023-July 2024 estimates from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Population of Burundi (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBurundi
Global Rank
2024 13,591,657 2.67 % 353,098 2,000 16.2 4.78 529 15.0 % 2,035,578 0.17 % 8,118,835,999 78
2023 13,238,559 2.71 % 348,983 2,000 16.0 4.88 516 14.6 % 1,929,218 0.16 % 8,045,311,447 78
2022 12,889,576 2.70 % 338,363 2,000 15.8 4.98 502 14.2 % 1,827,394 0.16 % 7,975,105,156 78
2020 12,220,227 2.91 % 345,389 -10,186 15.4 5.18 476 13.4 % 1,636,586 0.16 % 7,840,952,880 78
2015 10,727,148 3.28 % 320,109 -236,447 15.6 5.70 418 11.5 % 1,231,911 0.14 % 7,426,597,537 84
2010 9,126,605 4.31 % 347,546 11,847 16.5 6.26 355 10.2 % 932,971 0.13 % 6,985,603,105 92
2005 7,388,874 3.21 % 216,243 17,913 15.7 6.71 288 9.4 % 695,940 0.11 % 6,558,176,119 97
2000 6,307,659 1.23 % 74,975-40,114 14.7 6.87 246 8.4 % 527,819 0.10 % 6,148,898,975 97
1995 5,932,783 1.59 % 89,798 -84,698 14.4 7.18 231 7.2 % 429,900 0.10 % 5,743,219,454 95
1990 5,483,793 2.08 % 107,154 -39,996 14.7 7.37 214 6.2 % 339,609 0.10 % 5,316,175,862 95
1985 4,948,024 2.79 % 127,038 -66,680 15.6 7.29 193 5.0 % 245,514 0.10 % 4,861,730,613 98
1980 4,312,834 2.84 % 112,720 149,360 16.2 7.35 168 4.1 % 178,649 0.10 % 4,444,007,706 101
1975 3,749,232 1.40 % 50,280 -20,706 16.0 7.24 146 3.5 % 129,408 0.09 % 4,069,437,231 104
1970 3,497,834 2.32 % 75,940 -6,348 16.3 7.21 136 2.8 % 98,327 0.09 % 3,695,390,336 104
1965 3,118,134 2.57 % 74,301 -13,952 16.4 7.11 121 2.3 % 70,605 0.09 % 3,337,111,983 105
1960 2,746,628 1.94 % 50,287 -14,647 16.5 7.00 107 2.1 % 57,866 0.09 % 3,019,233,434 107
1955 2,495,193 2.05 % 48,216 -14,669 17.3 6.93 97 1.9 % 48,001 0.09 % 2,746,072,141 105
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Burundi Population Forecast

2,000
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBurundi
Global Rank
2025 13,948,140 2.68 % 345,583 2,000 16.5 4.66 543 15.4 % 2,146,694 0.17 % 8,191,988,453 78
2030 15,800,530 2.53 % 370,478 2,000 18.1 4.20 615 17.6 % 2,780,242 0.18 % 8,546,141,327 78
2035 17,799,740 2.41 % 399,842 2,000 19.6 3.81 693 20.0 % 3,568,656 0.20 % 8,879,397,401 78
2040 19,928,151 2.28 % 425,682 2,000 20.8 3.45 776 22.8 % 4,548,959 0.22 % 9,188,250,492 74
2045 22,090,717 2.08 % 432,513 2,000 21.8 3.17 860 26.0 % 5,749,545 0.23 % 9,467,543,575 71
2050 24,208,671 1.85 % 423,591   22.9 2.92 943 29.7 % 7,182,692 0.25 % 9,709,491,761 69
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Burundi Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Burundi
Life Expectancy
62.50 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
37.0
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
52.2
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Burundi

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Bujumbura 331,700
2 Muyinga 71,076
3 Ruyigi 38,458
4 Gitega 23,167
5 Ngozi 21,506
6 Rutana 20,893
7 Bururi 19,740
8 Makamba 19,642
9 Kayanza 19,443
10 Muramvya 18,041

See also

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Notes

The Burundi Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Burundi delivered by Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Burundi (1950 - 2023) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2023.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2023. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2023: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2023: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Burundi in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.