Liberia Population (LIVE)

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Liberia Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Liberia is 5,513,500 as of Monday, April 22, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Liberia 2023 population is estimated at 5,418,377 people at mid year.
  • Liberia population is equivalent to 0.07% of the total world population.
  • Liberia ranks number 120 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Liberia is 56 per Km2 (146 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 96,320 Km2 (37,189 sq. miles)
  • 54.3 % of the population is urban (2,944,140 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Liberia is 18.3 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 Liberia (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationLiberia
Global Rank
2024 5,536,949 2.19 % 118,572 -5,000 18.5 3.88 57 55.0 % 3,045,608 0.07 % 8,118,835,999 119
2023 5,418,377 2.18 % 115,696 -5,000 18.3 3.95 56 54.3 % 2,944,140 0.07 % 8,045,311,447 120
2022 5,302,681 2.10 % 109,265 -5,000 18.1 4.02 55 53.7 % 2,845,823 0.07 % 7,975,105,156 121
2020 5,087,584 2.05 % 102,295 -10,119 17.8 4.17 53 52.3 % 2,658,561 0.06 % 7,840,952,880 122
2015 4,612,329 2.79 % 118,475 -15,195 17.5 4.52 48 48.6 % 2,241,715 0.06 % 7,426,597,537 123
2010 4,019,956 4.24 % 150,728 2,848 17.3 5.06 42 47.0 % 1,887,733 0.06 % 6,985,603,105 125
2005 3,266,318 2.44 % 74,219 101,019 17.5 5.52 34 46.0 % 1,501,819 0.05 % 6,558,176,119 133
2000 2,895,224 6.21 % 150,560-2,060 17.5 5.88 30 44.2 % 1,278,731 0.05 % 6,148,898,975 135
1995 2,142,422 -0.62 % -13,462 54,372 17.1 6.17 22 44.5 % 952,965 0.04 % 5,743,219,454 141
1990 2,209,731 -0.27 % -5,999 -712,546 16.7 6.37 23 52.6 % 1,162,324 0.04 % 5,316,175,862 135
1985 2,239,724 3.00 % 61,511 7,482 16.3 6.69 23 41.5 % 929,046 0.05 % 4,861,730,613 133
1980 1,932,169 2.94 % 52,107 4,012 16.6 6.87 20 34.4 % 664,060 0.04 % 4,444,007,706 134
1975 1,671,632 2.69 % 41,614 2,038 17.4 6.74 17 29.5 % 493,708 0.04 % 4,069,437,231 136
1970 1,463,563 2.60 % 35,250 2,294 17.9 6.58 15 25.2 % 368,651 0.04 % 3,695,390,336 136
1965 1,287,315 2.51 % 30,058 2,435 18.5 6.62 13 21.5 % 277,001 0.04 % 3,337,111,983 135
1960 1,137,026 2.32 % 24,647 1,891 18.4 6.39 12 18.4 % 208,739 0.04 % 3,019,233,434 135
1955 1,013,790 2.05 % 19,579 749 18.3 6.19 11 15.5 % 157,492 0.04 % 2,746,072,141 135
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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Liberia Population Forecast

-5,000
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationLiberia
Global Rank
2025 5,657,229 2.15 % 113,929 -5,000 18.7 3.81 59 55.7 % 3,150,252 0.07 % 8,191,988,453 117
2030 6,282,074 2.12 % 124,969 -5,000 19.9 3.49 65 59.2 % 3,721,867 0.07 % 8,546,141,327 115
2035 6,932,309 1.99 % 130,047 -5,000 21.1 3.22 72 63.1 % 4,371,694 0.08 % 8,879,397,401 112
2040 7,594,350 1.84 % 132,408 -5,000 22.2 3.01 79 67.0 % 5,088,181 0.08 % 9,188,250,492 111
2045 8,249,922 1.67 % 131,114 -5,000 23.3 2.82 86 71.1 % 5,863,026 0.09 % 9,467,543,575 110
2050 8,890,700 1.51 % 128,156   24.3 2.68 92 75.2 % 6,689,194 0.09 % 9,709,491,761 107
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).

Liberia Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Liberia
Life Expectancy
62.04 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
56.0
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
73.8
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Liberia

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Monrovia 939,524
2 Gbarnga 45,835
3 Kakata 33,945
4 Bensonville 33,188
5 Harper 32,661
6 Voinjama 26,594
7 Buchanan 25,731
8 Zwedru 25,678
9 New Yekepa 24,695
10 Greenville 16,434

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Liberia (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 Liberia 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.