Iraq Population (LIVE)

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Iraq Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Iraq is 46,153,471 as of Wednesday, February 21, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Iraq 2023 population is estimated at 45,504,560 people at mid year.
  • Iraq population is equivalent to 0.57% of the total world population.
  • Iraq ranks number 35 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Iraq is 105 per Km2 (271 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 434,320 Km2 (167,692 sq. miles)
  • 70.6 % of the population is urban (32,130,222 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Iraq is 20.2 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 Iraq (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationIraq
Global Rank
2024 46,523,657 2.24 % 1,019,097 -6,000 20.5 3.34 107 71.1 % 33,073,885 0.57 % 8,118,835,999 33
2023 45,504,560 2.27 % 1,008,438 -6,000 20.2 3.40 105 70.6 % 32,130,222 0.57 % 8,045,311,447 35
2022 44,496,122 2.21 % 962,530 -6,000 20.0 3.45 102 70.1 % 31,207,440 0.56 % 7,975,105,156 35
2020 42,556,984 2.39 % 993,464 71,539 19.6 3.55 98 69.1 % 29,422,695 0.54 % 7,840,952,880 36
2015 37,757,813 3.85 % 1,298,588 -19,490 18.6 4.09 87 66.9 % 25,252,255 0.51 % 7,426,597,537 36
2010 31,264,875 1.73 % 513,238 107,297 18.0 4.43 72 68.0 % 21,258,071 0.45 % 6,985,603,105 39
2005 28,698,684 3.11 % 813,965 51,019 17.5 4.48 66 64.7 % 18,572,494 0.44 % 6,558,176,119 38
2000 24,628,858 3.29 % 736,00087,624 17.0 4.95 57 65.5 % 16,141,452 0.40 % 6,148,898,975 40
1995 20,948,858 3.48 % 658,095 40,424 16.6 5.40 48 66.3 % 13,899,288 0.36 % 5,743,219,454 45
1990 17,658,381 2.31 % 380,905 -601,469 16.1 5.88 41 69.0 % 12,176,901 0.33 % 5,316,175,862 45
1985 15,753,856 2.90 % 420,097 -199,505 15.7 6.25 36 68.0 % 10,711,364 0.32 % 4,861,730,613 47
1980 13,653,369 3.28 % 407,149 15,757 15.4 6.57 31 65.5 % 8,945,864 0.31 % 4,444,007,706 49
1975 11,617,622 3.44 % 361,255 -6,237 16.0 6.88 27 61.7 % 7,171,852 0.29 % 4,069,437,231 52
1970 9,811,347 3.48 % 308,161 1,377 17.1 7.08 23 56.8 % 5,569,369 0.27 % 3,695,390,336 54
1965 8,270,544 3.14 % 237,173 4,555 18.4 6.95 19 51.3 % 4,242,440 0.25 % 3,337,111,983 63
1960 7,084,678 2.04 % 135,798 1,573 19.6 5.30 16 44.1 % 3,127,214 0.23 % 3,019,233,434 62
1955 6,405,686 2.52 % 149,843 -2,235 19.6 6.00 15 38.2 % 2,447,031 0.23 % 2,746,072,141 63
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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Iraq 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 PopulationIraq
Global Rank
2025 47,549,546 2.24 % 998,512 -6,000 20.7 3.30 109 71.6 % 34,038,857 0.58 % 8,191,988,453 32
2030 52,800,825 2.12 % 1,050,256 -6,000 21.9 3.11 122 74.3 % 39,208,015 0.62 % 8,546,141,327 31
2035 58,268,847 1.99 % 1,093,604 -6,000 23.2 2.93 134 77.2 % 44,985,190 0.66 % 8,879,397,401 28
2040 63,798,124 1.83 % 1,105,855 -6,000 24.6 2.77 147 80.5 % 51,382,438 0.69 % 9,188,250,492 28
2045 69,232,581 1.65 % 1,086,891 -6,000 25.9 2.65 159 84.2 % 58,291,219 0.73 % 9,467,543,575 27
2050 74,515,140 1.48 % 1,056,512   27.0 2.56 172 88.0 % 65,559,682 0.77 % 9,709,491,761 24
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).

Iraq Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Iraq
Life Expectancy
72.05 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
19.6
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
23.9
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Iraq

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Baghdad 7,216,000
2 Basrah 2,600,000
3 Al Mawsil al Jadidah 2,065,597
4 Al Basrah al Qadimah 2,015,483
5 Mosul 1,739,800
6 Erbil 932,800
7 Abu Ghurayb 900,000
8 As Sulaymaniyah 723,170
9 Kirkuk 601,433
10 Najaf 482,576
11 Karbala 434,450
12 Nasiriyah 400,249
13 Al 'Amarah 323,302
14 Ad Diwaniyah 318,801
15 Al Kut 315,162
16 Al Hillah 289,709
17 Dihok 284,000
18 Ramadi 274,539
19 Al Fallujah 190,159
20 Samarra' 158,508
21 As Samawah 152,890
22 Baqubah 152,550
23 Sinah 128,776
24 Az Zubayr 122,676
25 Kufa 110,000
26 Umm Qasr 107,620
27 Al Faw 104,569
28 Zaxo 95,052
29 Al Harithah 92,395
30 Ash Shatrah 82,732
31 Al Hayy 78,272
32 Jamjamal 75,634
33 Khalis 70,046
34 Tozkhurmato 59,886
35 Ash Shamiyah 57,661
36 Al Hindiyah 57,490
37 Halabjah 57,333
38 Al Miqdadiyah 50,698
39 Al-Hamdaniya 50,000
40 Ar Rumaythah 47,248
41 Koysinceq 44,987
42 Al 'Aziziyah 44,751
43 Al Musayyib 42,901
44 Tikrit 42,477
45 As Suwayrah 42,354
46 Balad 42,088
47 Sinjar 38,294
48 Imam Qasim 36,992
49 Bayji 36,454
50 Hit 31,901
51 Hadithah 30,925
52 Nahiyat Ghammas 30,909
53 Nahiyat Saddat al Hindiyah 30,622
54 Kifri 30,143
55 Mandali 29,785
56 Baynjiwayn 27,116
57 'Anah 27,000
58 Ad Dujayl 26,362
59 Batufe 26,000
60 Tallkayf 23,524
61 Al Mishkhab 23,189
62 'Aqrah 23,000
63 Ruwandiz 22,943
64 Nahiyat ash Shinafiyah 22,643
65 Ar Rutbah 22,370
66 'Afak 21,888
67 Nahiyat al Fuhud 21,551
68 'Anat al Qadimah 19,719
69 'Ali al Gharbi 19,711

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Notes

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

The Population of Iraq (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 Iraq 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.