Libya Population (LIVE)

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Libya Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Libya is 6,960,686 as of Saturday, June 15, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Libya 2023 population is estimated at 6,888,388 people at mid year.
  • Libya population is equivalent to 0.09% of the total world population.
  • Libya ranks number 107 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Libya is 4 per Km2 (10 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 1,759,540 Km2 (679,362 sq. miles)
  • 81.7 % of the population is urban (5,626,565 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Libya is 26.8 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 Libya (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationLibya
Global Rank
2024 6,964,197 1.10 % 75,809 -2,000 27.1 2.31 4 81.9 % 5,703,871 0.09 % 8,118,835,999 107
2023 6,888,388 1.12 % 76,047 -2,000 26.8 2.36 4 81.7 % 5,626,565 0.09 % 8,045,311,447 107
2022 6,812,341 1.14 % 77,064 -2,000 26.5 2.40 4 81.4 % 5,547,099 0.09 % 7,975,105,156 107
2020 6,653,942 1.29 % 84,854 -696 26.1 2.51 4 80.8 % 5,375,771 0.08 % 7,840,952,880 108
2015 6,192,235 -0.94 % -59,951 -7,660 25.1 2.71 4 79.8 % 4,942,479 0.08 % 7,426,597,537 110
2010 6,491,988 2.15 % 130,800 9,613 24.3 2.60 4 74.2 % 4,815,154 0.09 % 6,985,603,105 105
2005 5,837,986 2.52 % 136,639 41,035 22.5 2.77 3 76.5 % 4,465,029 0.09 % 6,558,176,119 104
2000 5,154,790 1.72 % 84,34531,970 21.5 2.85 3 79.4 % 4,091,103 0.08 % 6,148,898,975 107
1995 4,733,063 2.24 % 99,216 -5,066 19.7 3.64 3 79.5 % 3,760,787 0.08 % 5,743,219,454 108
1990 4,236,983 2.83 % 110,534 947 18.2 4.97 2 79.3 % 3,359,579 0.08 % 5,316,175,862 113
1985 3,684,313 4.46 % 144,319 11,961 16.9 6.24 2 79.3 % 2,922,777 0.08 % 4,861,730,613 114
1980 2,962,720 5.27 % 134,176 54,588 15.1 7.22 2 76.2 % 2,256,637 0.07 % 4,444,007,706 122
1975 2,291,841 3.72 % 76,533 43,437 13.6 7.96 1 72.5 % 1,660,757 0.06 % 4,069,437,231 127
1970 1,909,177 2.35 % 41,821 -15,185 13.8 8.10 1 55.5 % 1,059,737 0.05 % 3,695,390,336 129
1965 1,700,072 3.56 % 54,617 -14,590 16.8 7.91 1 34.3 % 583,541 0.05 % 3,337,111,983 132
1960 1,426,986 3.09 % 40,260 14,784 18.4 7.37 1 27.7 % 395,754 0.05 % 3,019,233,434 132
1955 1,225,687 1.63 % 19,002 10,358 19.3 7.14 1 23.6 % 289,027 0.04 % 2,746,072,141 132
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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Libya 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 PopulationLibya
Global Rank
2025 7,038,380 1.13 % 76,888 -2,000 27.4 2.27 4 82.1 % 5,780,434 0.09 % 8,191,988,453 107
2030 7,394,813 0.99 % 71,287 -2,000 29.0 2.11 4 83.0 % 6,140,466 0.09 % 8,546,141,327 108
2035 7,736,015 0.91 % 68,240 -2,000 30.7 1.99 4 83.5 % 6,460,474 0.09 % 8,879,397,401 109
2040 8,055,989 0.81 % 63,995 -2,000 32.5 1.92 5 83.7 % 6,745,930 0.09 % 9,188,250,492 109
2045 8,331,094 0.67 % 55,021 -2,000 34.3 1.88 5 83.9 % 6,992,221 0.09 % 9,467,543,575 109
2050 8,539,976 0.50 % 41,776   36.0 1.85 5 84.1 % 7,184,097 0.09 % 9,709,491,761 111
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).

Libya Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Libya
Life Expectancy
73.25 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
8.9
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
11.2
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Libya

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Tripoli 1,150,989
2 Benghazi 650,629
3 Misratah 386,120
4 Tarhuna 210,697
5 Al Khums 201,943
6 Az Zawiyah 200,000
7 Zawiya 186,123
8 Ajdabiya 134,358
9 Al Ajaylat 130,546
10 Sabha 130,000
11 Sirte 128,123
12 Al Jadid 126,386
13 Tobruk 121,052
14 Zliten 109,972
15 Sabratah 102,038
16 Tagiura 100,000
17 Al Marj 85,315
18 Gharyan 85,219
19 Darnah 78,782
20 Al Bayda' 74,594
21 Yafran 67,638
22 Bani Walid 46,350
23 At Taj 46,050
24 Zuwarah 45,000
25 Murzuq 43,732
26 Ubari 42,975
27 Brak 39,444
28 Zintan 33,000
29 Al Abyar 32,563
30 Waddan 27,590
31 Nalut 26,256
32 Mizdah 26,107
33 Surman 25,235
34 Al Qubbah 24,631
35 Ghat 24,347
36 Masallatah 23,702
37 Tukrah 23,164
38 Az Zuwaytinah 21,015
39 Hun 18,878
40 Zaltan 17,700
41 Al Jawf 17,320
42 Qaryat Suluq 15,543

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Libya (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 Libya 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.