Cameroon Population (LIVE)

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Cameroon Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Cameroon is 29,354,570 as of Saturday, June 15, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Cameroon 2023 population is estimated at 28,647,293 people at mid year.
  • Cameroon population is equivalent to 0.36% of the total world population.
  • Cameroon ranks number 53 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Cameroon is 61 per Km2 (157 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 472,710 Km2 (182,514 sq. miles)
  • 57.9 % of the population is urban (16,581,877 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Cameroon is 17.7 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 Cameroon (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationCameroon
Global Rank
2024 29,394,433 2.61 % 747,140 -4,800 17.8 4.23 62 58.4 % 17,154,348 0.36 % 8,118,835,999 53
2023 28,647,293 2.63 % 732,757 -4,800 17.7 4.30 61 57.9 % 16,581,877 0.36 % 8,045,311,447 53
2022 27,914,536 2.63 % 715,908 -4,800 17.6 4.38 59 57.4 % 16,022,262 0.35 % 7,975,105,156 53
2020 26,491,087 2.75 % 708,746 -9,889 17.4 4.54 56 56.4 % 14,941,523 0.34 % 7,840,952,880 53
2015 23,012,646 2.97 % 626,922 42,007 17.1 4.83 49 54.2 % 12,462,615 0.31 % 7,426,597,537 56
2010 19,878,036 2.85 % 520,573 -9,362 16.8 5.16 42 51.8 % 10,296,608 0.28 % 6,985,603,105 59
2005 17,275,171 2.74 % 436,715 -27,782 16.4 5.41 37 48.9 % 8,456,175 0.26 % 6,558,176,119 59
2000 15,091,594 2.70 % 375,989-21,221 16.0 5.53 32 46.1 % 6,956,118 0.25 % 6,148,898,975 62
1995 13,211,647 2.94 % 356,225 -12,660 15.6 5.96 28 43.4 % 5,730,711 0.23 % 5,743,219,454 62
1990 11,430,520 3.12 % 325,253 -8,163 15.6 6.39 24 40.6 % 4,645,941 0.22 % 5,316,175,862 61
1985 9,804,254 2.85 % 256,873 -3,597 15.9 6.58 21 37.1 % 3,641,311 0.20 % 4,861,730,613 69
1980 8,519,891 2.87 % 224,495 70,584 16.5 6.66 18 32.3 % 2,751,106 0.19 % 4,444,007,706 68
1975 7,397,417 2.77 % 188,926 -243 17.1 6.39 16 27.5 % 2,035,248 0.18 % 4,069,437,231 71
1970 6,452,787 2.55 % 152,540 -373 18.0 6.20 14 20.5 % 1,325,110 0.17 % 3,695,390,336 70
1965 5,690,086 2.14 % 114,496 -51 18.9 5.95 12 17.1 % 975,314 0.17 % 3,337,111,983 72
1960 5,117,608 1.85 % 89,414 0 19.6 5.65 11 14.1 % 721,399 0.17 % 3,019,233,434 72
1955 4,670,538 1.59 % 70,944 0 19.8 5.47 10 11.5 % 537,904 0.17 % 2,746,072,141 72
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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Cameroon Population Forecast

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YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationCameroon
Global Rank
2025 30,150,781 2.62 % 731,939 -4,800 17.9 4.16 64 58.8 % 17,739,676 0.37 % 8,191,988,453 52
2030 34,051,103 2.46 % 780,064 -4,800 18.8 3.85 72 61.3 % 20,857,109 0.40 % 8,546,141,327 52
2035 38,142,789 2.30 % 818,337 -4,800 19.8 3.58 81 63.7 % 24,290,758 0.43 % 8,879,397,401 49
2040 42,424,031 2.15 % 856,248 -4,800 20.8 3.36 90 66.1 % 28,048,983 0.46 % 9,188,250,492 47
2045 46,825,263 1.99 % 880,246 -4,800 21.9 3.16 99 68.6 % 32,105,585 0.49 % 9,467,543,575 43
2050 51,279,560 1.83 % 890,859   22.9 2.98 108 71.0 % 36,415,328 0.53 % 9,709,491,761 42
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).

Cameroon Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Cameroon
Life Expectancy
61.92 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
44.2
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
63.9
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Cameroon

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Douala 1,338,082
2 Yaounde 1,299,369
3 Garoua 436,899
4 Kousseri 435,547
5 Bamenda 393,835
6 Maroua 319,941
7 Bafoussam 290,768
8 Mokolo 275,239
9 Ngaoundere 231,357
10 Bertoua 218,111
11 Edea 203,149
12 Loum 177,429
13 Kumba 144,413
14 Nkongsamba 117,063
15 Mbouda 111,320
16 Dschang 96,112
17 Foumban 92,673
18 Ebolowa 87,875
19 Guider 84,647
20 Foumbot 84,065
21 Bafang 80,688
22 Yagoua 80,235
23 Mbalmayo 80,206
24 Meiganga 80,100
25 Bali 72,606
26 Limbe 72,106
27 Bafia 69,270
28 Wum 68,836
29 Bangangte 65,385
30 Tiko 55,914
31 Kribi 55,224
32 Mora 55,216
33 Sangmelima 54,251
34 Kumbo 53,970
35 Nkoteng 50,334
36 Mutengene 47,478
37 Buea 47,300
38 Garoua Boulai 46,615
39 Batouri 43,821
40 Fundong 43,509
41 Fontem 42,689
42 Mbanga 42,590
43 Banyo 40,798
44 Manjo 37,661
45 Melong 37,086
46 Tibati 35,589
47 Muyuka 31,384
48 Obala 30,012
49 Nanga Eboko 29,909
50 Penja 28,406
51 Mbandjok 26,947
52 Kaele 25,199
53 Bamusso 24,741
54 Lagdo 24,596
55 Tchollire 23,187
56 Belabo 22,553
57 Lolodorf 22,252
58 Eseka 22,221
59 Mamfe 19,472
60 Dizangue 19,243
61 Akonolinga 17,181
62 Bogo 16,952
63 Tonga 16,036

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Cameroon (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 Cameroon 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.