Gabon Population (LIVE)

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Gabon Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Gabon is 2,475,107 as of Monday, April 22, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Gabon 2023 population is estimated at 2,436,566 people at mid year.
  • Gabon population is equivalent to 0.03% of the total world population.
  • Gabon ranks number 146 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Gabon is 9 per Km2 (24 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 257,670 Km2 (99,487 sq. miles)
  • 85.3 % of the population is urban (2,077,770 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Gabon is 21.7 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 Gabon (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationGabon
Global Rank
2024 2,484,557 1.97 % 47,991 1,000 21.8 3.33 10 85.5 % 2,124,612 0.03 % 8,118,835,999 146
2023 2,436,566 1.99 % 47,574 1,000 21.7 3.39 9 85.3 % 2,077,770 0.03 % 8,045,311,447 146
2022 2,388,992 2.04 % 47,813 1,000 21.7 3.46 9 85.0 % 2,030,901 0.03 % 7,975,105,156 146
2020 2,292,573 2.22 % 49,788 1,514 21.6 3.55 9 84.5 % 1,938,139 0.03 % 7,840,952,880 146
2015 2,028,517 3.46 % 63,482 12,041 21.1 3.89 8 83.8 % 1,700,834 0.03 % 7,426,597,537 149
2010 1,711,105 3.25 % 50,550 17,266 20.1 4.15 7 82.0 % 1,402,919 0.02 % 6,985,603,105 150
2005 1,458,353 2.76 % 37,084 8,555 19.0 4.21 6 79.3 % 1,156,908 0.02 % 6,558,176,119 149
2000 1,272,935 2.56 % 30,1943,086 18.2 4.47 5 76.3 % 971,091 0.02 % 6,148,898,975 151
1995 1,121,964 2.68 % 27,787 1,323 17.7 4.88 4 72.4 % 812,399 0.02 % 5,743,219,454 152
1990 983,028 2.79 % 25,309 995 17.8 5.46 4 67.0 % 658,385 0.02 % 5,316,175,862 152
1985 856,482 2.72 % 21,481 995 18.6 5.71 3 60.5 % 517,989 0.02 % 4,861,730,613 152
1980 749,078 2.46 % 17,148 995 19.9 5.66 3 53.2 % 398,719 0.02 % 4,444,007,706 153
1975 663,340 2.12 % 13,230 802 21.4 5.39 3 42.1 % 279,190 0.02 % 4,069,437,231 151
1970 597,192 1.75 % 9,931 1,883 23.1 5.10 2 31.6 % 188,838 0.02 % 3,695,390,336 151
1965 547,535 1.30 % 6,839 0 24.9 4.79 2 23.1 % 126,602 0.02 % 3,337,111,983 150
1960 513,340 0.96 % 4,776 0 26.1 4.42 2 16.9 % 86,847 0.02 % 3,019,233,434 151
1955 489,459 0.69 % 3,311 0 26.8 4.07 2 13.9 % 68,209 0.02 % 2,746,072,141 150
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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Gabon Population Forecast

1,000
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationGabon
Global Rank
2025 2,532,885 2.01 % 48,062 1,000 21.9 3.28 10 85.7 % 2,171,202 0.03 % 8,191,988,453 146
2030 2,774,523 1.84 % 48,328 1,000 22.6 3.06 11 86.6 % 2,403,217 0.03 % 8,546,141,327 144
2035 3,020,240 1.71 % 49,143 1,000 23.6 2.88 12 87.3 % 2,636,380 0.03 % 8,879,397,401 141
2040 3,269,247 1.60 % 49,801 1,000 24.8 2.72 13 87.8 % 2,871,071 0.04 % 9,188,250,492 138
2045 3,518,104 1.48 % 49,771 1,000 26.0 2.59 14 88.3 % 3,107,080 0.04 % 9,467,543,575 135
2050 3,757,053 1.32 % 47,790   27.1 2.47 15 88.9 % 3,339,415 0.04 % 9,709,491,761 134
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).

Gabon Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Gabon
Life Expectancy
66.17 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
29.8
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
40.3
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Gabon

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Libreville 578,156
2 Port-Gentil 109,163
3 Franceville 42,967
4 Oyem 30,870
5 Moanda 30,151
6 Mouila 22,469
7 Lambarene 20,714
8 Tchibanga 19,365
9 Koulamoutou 16,222

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Gabon (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 Gabon 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.