Chad Population (LIVE)

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Chad Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the Republic of Chad is 18,876,859 as of Thursday, July 25, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Chad 2023 population is estimated at 18,278,568 people at mid year.
  • Chad population is equivalent to 0.23% of the total world population.
  • Chad ranks number 67 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Chad is 15 per Km2 (38 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 1,259,200 Km2 (486,180 sq. miles)
  • 23.7 % of the population is urban (4,326,026 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Chad is 15.1 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 Chad (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationChad
Global Rank
2024 18,847,148 3.11 % 568,580 -2,000 15.2 6.03 15 23.9 % 4,508,833 0.23 % 8,118,835,999 67
2023 18,278,568 3.13 % 555,253 -2,000 15.1 6.12 15 23.7 % 4,326,026 0.23 % 8,045,311,447 67
2022 17,723,315 3.16 % 543,575 -2,000 15.1 6.22 14 23.4 % 4,152,209 0.22 % 7,975,105,156 69
2020 16,644,701 3.21 % 517,835 9,016 14.9 6.35 13 23.0 % 3,830,260 0.21 % 7,840,952,880 70
2015 14,140,274 3.52 % 449,109 -48,918 14.7 6.71 11 22.3 % 3,154,216 0.19 % 7,426,597,537 73
2010 11,894,727 3.52 % 377,943 10,419 14.6 6.99 9 22.0 % 2,613,400 0.17 % 6,985,603,105 74
2005 10,005,012 3.91 % 349,175 19,281 14.7 7.13 8 21.9 % 2,194,746 0.15 % 6,558,176,119 81
2000 8,259,137 3.69 % 274,056-3,839 14.6 7.25 7 21.9 % 1,805,052 0.13 % 6,148,898,975 87
1995 6,888,856 3.40 % 212,357 152,235 14.9 7.29 5 21.8 % 1,503,250 0.12 % 5,743,219,454 92
1990 5,827,069 3.24 % 171,896 -58,912 15.2 7.22 5 21.3 % 1,239,707 0.11 % 5,316,175,862 94
1985 4,967,590 2.42 % 111,872 -30,747 15.2 7.04 4 20.3 % 1,007,073 0.10 % 4,861,730,613 97
1980 4,408,230 1.54 % 64,824 -210,554 15.6 6.91 4 19.2 % 847,659 0.10 % 4,444,007,706 100
1975 4,084,110 2.18 % 83,343 -22,800 16.8 6.88 3 15.6 % 636,342 0.10 % 4,069,437,231 99
1970 3,667,394 1.91 % 66,211 -8,937 17.5 6.53 3 11.5 % 421,481 0.10 % 3,695,390,336 102
1965 3,336,338 1.95 % 61,530 -4,383 18.4 6.34 3 8.3 % 278,207 0.10 % 3,337,111,983 98
1960 3,028,688 1.90 % 54,504 -687 19.1 6.25 2 6.6 % 200,952 0.10 % 3,019,233,434 100
1955 2,756,169 1.87 % 48,696 -243 19.7 6.15 2 5.5 % 150,299 0.10 % 2,746,072,141 98
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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Chad 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 PopulationChad
Global Rank
2025 19,425,960 3.14 % 556,252 -2,000 15.3 5.93 15 24.2 % 4,700,984 0.24 % 8,191,988,453 66
2030 22,460,393 2.95 % 606,887 -2,000 15.9 5.46 18 25.9 % 5,819,271 0.26 % 8,546,141,327 63
2035 25,729,890 2.76 % 653,899 -2,000 16.7 5.00 20 28.2 % 7,245,968 0.29 % 8,879,397,401 62
2040 29,202,529 2.56 % 694,528 -2,000 17.5 4.55 23 30.7 % 8,967,814 0.32 % 9,188,250,492 61
2045 32,800,555 2.35 % 719,605 -2,000 18.4 4.13 26 33.4 % 10,957,996 0.35 % 9,467,543,575 60
2050 36,452,035 2.13 % 730,296   19.5 3.75 29 36.3 % 13,219,846 0.38 % 9,709,491,761 58
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).

Chad Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Chad
Life Expectancy
53.68 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
64.4
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
101.4
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Chad

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 N'Djamena 721,081
2 Moundou 135,167
3 Sarh 102,528
4 Abeche 74,188
5 Kelo 42,533
6 Koumra 36,263
7 Pala 35,466
8 Am Timan 28,885
9 Bongor 27,770
10 Mongo 27,763
11 Doba 24,336
12 Ati 24,074
13 Fada 23,786
14 Lai 19,382
15 Oum Hadjer 19,271
16 Bitkine 18,495
17 Mao 18,031
18 Massaguet 17,906
19 Dourbali 17,682
20 Mboursou Lere 17,132
21 Kyabe 16,177
22 Benoy 15,717
23 Massakory 15,406
24 Moussoro 15,190

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Chad (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 Chad 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.