Namibia Population (LIVE)

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Namibia Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Namibia is 2,632,123 as of Monday, March 4, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Namibia 2023 population is estimated at 2,604,172 people at mid year.
  • Namibia population is equivalent to 0.03% of the total world population.
  • Namibia ranks number 145 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Namibia is 3 per Km2 (8 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 823,290 Km2 (317,874 sq. miles)
  • 60.3 % of the population is urban (1,570,077 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Namibia is 21.4 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 Namibia (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNamibia
Global Rank
2024 2,645,805 1.60 % 41,633 -3,773 21.5 3.16 3 61.5 % 1,626,604 0.03 % 8,118,835,999 145
2023 2,604,172 1.45 % 37,160 -3,916 21.4 3.21 3 60.3 % 1,570,077 0.03 % 8,045,311,447 145
2022 2,567,012 1.46 % 36,861 -4,061 21.4 3.25 3 59.0 % 1,513,974 0.03 % 7,975,105,156 145
2020 2,489,098 1.74 % 42,454 -4,301 21.2 3.35 3 56.4 % 1,403,099 0.03 % 7,840,952,880 145
2015 2,282,704 1.69 % 36,687 -8,596 20.4 3.60 3 49.8 % 1,137,588 0.03 % 7,426,597,537 144
2010 2,099,271 1.35 % 27,281 -8,518 19.3 3.63 3 43.1 % 904,380 0.03 % 6,985,603,105 143
2005 1,962,865 1.53 % 28,745 -8,195 18.4 3.56 2 37.9 % 744,428 0.03 % 6,558,176,119 146
2000 1,819,141 2.53 % 42,7545,709 17.9 3.98 2 33.8 % 614,845 0.03 % 6,148,898,975 146
1995 1,605,370 3.24 % 47,272 5,712 17.6 4.43 2 30.7 % 493,517 0.03 % 5,743,219,454 146
1990 1,369,011 4.60 % 55,140 3,969 17.2 5.32 2 28.6 % 391,253 0.03 % 5,316,175,862 147
1985 1,093,311 2.30 % 23,463 2,090 15.5 5.85 1 27.7 % 302,761 0.02 % 4,861,730,613 149
1980 975,994 2.17 % 19,884 -15,041 15.4 6.25 1 26.0 % 253,837 0.02 % 4,444,007,706 148
1975 876,572 3.05 % 24,421 -553 16.4 6.54 1 24.4 % 213,999 0.02 % 4,069,437,231 147
1970 754,467 2.78 % 19,316 -244 16.8 6.55 1 23.1 % 173,960 0.02 % 3,695,390,336 147
1965 657,887 2.20 % 13,541 -1,327 17.1 6.46 1 20.8 % 136,750 0.02 % 3,337,111,983 147
1960 590,181 1.52 % 8,550 -3,227 17.6 6.21 1 18.3 % 107,909 0.02 % 3,019,233,434 146
1955 547,430 1.24 % 6,531 -4,527 18.7 5.97 1 15.2 % 83,453 0.02 % 2,746,072,141 147
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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Namibia Population Forecast

-1,572
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNamibia
Global Rank
2025 2,690,284 1.57 % 40,237 -3,634 21.6 3.12 3 62.6 % 1,683,548 0.03 % 8,191,988,453 144
2030 2,910,056 1.58 % 43,954 -3,017 22.1 2.93 4 67.8 % 1,972,115 0.03 % 8,546,141,327 140
2035 3,127,696 1.45 % 43,528 -2,504 23.0 2.78 4 72.3 % 2,261,493 0.04 % 8,879,397,401 139
2040 3,347,189 1.37 % 43,899 -2,079 24.2 2.65 4 76.1 % 2,546,440 0.04 % 9,188,250,492 137
2045 3,566,040 1.27 % 43,770 -1,689 25.4 2.52 4 79.3 % 2,829,120 0.04 % 9,467,543,575 133
2050 3,779,918 1.17 % 42,776   26.6 2.41 5 82.4 % 3,116,044 0.04 % 9,709,491,761 133
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).

Namibia Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Namibia
Life Expectancy
59.53 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
31.6
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
43.8
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Namibia

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Windhoek 268,132
2 Rundu 58,172
3 Walvis Bay 52,058
4 Oshakati 33,618
5 Swakopmund 25,047
6 Katima Mulilo 25,027
7 Grootfontein 24,099
8 Rehoboth 21,377
9 Katutura 21,243
10 Otjiwarongo 21,224
11 Okahandja 20,879
12 Gobabis 16,321
13 Keetmanshoop 15,608
14 Luderitz 15,137

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Namibia (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 Namibia 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.