Lebanon Population (LIVE)

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Lebanon Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Lebanon is 5,222,935 as of Saturday, June 15, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Lebanon 2023 population is estimated at 5,353,930 people at mid year.
  • Lebanon population is equivalent to 0.07% of the total world population.
  • Lebanon ranks number 122 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Lebanon is 523 per Km2 (1,355 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 10,230 Km2 (3,950 sq. miles)
  • 96.6 % of the population is urban (5,171,646 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Lebanon is 28.8 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 Lebanon (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationLebanon
Global Rank
2024 5,219,044 -2.52 % -134,886 -167,954 29.3 2.04 510 97.7 % 5,098,701 0.06 % 8,118,835,999 124
2023 5,353,930 -2.47 % -135,809 -177,331 28.8 2.06 523 96.6 % 5,171,646 0.07 % 8,045,311,447 122
2022 5,489,739 -1.84 % -102,892 -160,237 28.5 2.08 537 95.5 % 5,244,353 0.07 % 7,975,105,156 119
2020 5,662,923 -2.06 % -118,984 -115,146 28.0 2.10 554 94.5 % 5,353,116 0.07 % 7,840,952,880 116
2015 6,398,940 5.08 % 280,628 -223,722 28.8 2.18 626 80.6 % 5,155,483 0.09 % 7,426,597,537 107
2010 4,995,800 1.48 % 70,551 -40,915 27.1 2.13 488 75.8 % 3,787,791 0.07 % 6,985,603,105 117
2005 4,643,044 1.45 % 64,480 1,224 25.0 2.20 454 74.4 % 3,453,680 0.07 % 6,558,176,119 115
2000 4,320,642 1.76 % 72,200455 23.2 2.50 422 64.4 % 2,782,415 0.07 % 6,148,898,975 117
1995 3,959,640 1.96 % 73,188 2,634 21.7 2.78 387 65.0 % 2,572,911 0.07 % 5,743,219,454 119
1990 3,593,700 2.18 % 73,390 -6,595 20.5 3.30 351 62.5 % 2,246,758 0.07 % 5,316,175,862 120
1985 3,226,750 1.72 % 52,610 -1,108 19.7 3.59 315 65.9 % 2,125,807 0.07 % 4,861,730,613 124
1980 2,963,702 1.94 % 54,423 2,104 18.9 4.03 290 64.8 % 1,919,361 0.07 % 4,444,007,706 121
1975 2,691,586 2.48 % 61,959 0 18.2 4.56 263 64.1 % 1,725,141 0.07 % 4,069,437,231 122
1970 2,381,791 2.67 % 58,869 -4,508 17.3 5.17 233 57.4 % 1,366,375 0.06 % 3,695,390,336 123
1965 2,087,445 3.03 % 57,871 -742 17.2 5.65 204 51.1 % 1,065,741 0.06 % 3,337,111,983 122
1960 1,798,092 2.93 % 48,353 0 19.1 5.82 176 42.5 % 764,253 0.06 % 3,019,233,434 122
1955 1,556,327 2.89 % 41,348 0 20.8 5.81 152 35.7 % 556,202 0.06 % 2,746,072,141 122
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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Lebanon 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 PopulationLebanon
Global Rank
2025 5,097,604 -2.08 % -113,064 -152,435 29.8 2.02 498 98.7 % 5,032,693 0.06 % 8,191,988,453 126
2030 4,714,240 -1.55 % -76,673 -63,737 32.0 1.97 461 N.A. N.A. 0.06 % 8,546,141,327 128
2035 4,642,097 -0.31 % -14,429 -13,917 32.7 1.92 454 N.A. N.A. 0.05 % 8,879,397,401 130
2040 4,742,163 0.43 % 20,013 -4,000 32.9 1.87 464 N.A. N.A. 0.05 % 9,188,250,492 130
2045 4,858,147 0.48 % 23,197 -4,000 34.2 1.85 475 N.A. N.A. 0.05 % 9,467,543,575 130
2050 4,937,579 0.32 % 15,886   36.3 1.82 483 N.A. N.A. 0.05 % 9,709,491,761 130
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).

Lebanon Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Lebanon
Life Expectancy
76.07 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
6.5
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
7.6
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Lebanon

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Beirut 1,916,100
2 Ra's Bayrut 1,251,739
3 Tripoli 229,398
4 Sidon 163,554
5 Tyre 135,204
6 Nabatiye et Tahta 120,000
7 Habbouch 98,433
8 Jounieh 96,315
9 Zahle 78,145
10 Baalbek 30,916
11 En Naqoura 24,910
12 Jbail 20,784
13 Bcharre 20,000

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Lebanon (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 Lebanon 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.