Nauru Population (LIVE)

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Nauru Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Nauru is 12,891 as of Thursday, July 25, 2024, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Nauru population is equivalent to 0.00016% of the total world population.
  • Nauru ranks number 224 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Nauru is 639 per Km2 (1,655 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 20 Km2 (8 sq. miles)
  • 88.1 % of the population is urban (11,261 people in 2023)

Population of Nauru (2023 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Density (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNauru
Global Rank
2023 12,780 2.15 % 269 639 88.1 % 11,261 0.00 % 8,045,311,447 224
2022 12,668 1.25 % 157 633 88.7 % 11,232 0.00 % 7,975,105,156 224
2021 12,511 1.59 % 196 626 89.7 % 11,222 0.00 % 7,909,295,151 224
2020 12,315 1.51 % 183 616 91.2 % 11,227 0.00 % 7,840,952,880 224
2019 12,132 1.74 % 208 607 92.8 % 11,260 0.00 % 7,764,951,032 224
2018 11,924 2.07 % 242 596 94.9 % 11,312 0.00 % 7,683,789,828 224
2017 11,682 2.14 % 245 584 97.2 % 11,359 0.00 % 7,599,822,404 225
2016 11,437 2.25 % 252 572 99.2 % 11,347 0 % 7,513,474,238 225
2015 11,185 1.78 % 189 559 N.A. N.A. 0 % 7,426,597,537 225
2010 10,241 -0.15 % -15 512 97.9 % 10,025 0 % 6,985,603,105 226
2005 10,318 -0.11 % -12 516 98 % 10,114 0 % 6,558,176,119 225
2000 10,377 0.12 % 12 519 96.7 % 10,037 0 % 6,148,898,975 225
1995 10,316 1.45 % 144 516 96.6 % 9,969 0 % 5,743,219,454 224
1990 9,598 2.92 % 257 480 95.4 % 9,155 0 % 5,316,175,862 225
1985 8,313 1.72 % 136 416 98.3 % 8,173 0 % 4,861,730,613 226
1980 7,635 1.18 % 87 382 98.1 % 7,488 0 % 4,444,007,706 225
1975 7,199 1.56 % 107 360 98.2 % 7,068 0 % 4,069,437,231223
1970 6,663 2.8 % 172 333 97.5 % 6,496 0 % 3,695,390,336 222
1965 5,804 4.84 % 244 290 62.4 % 3,619 0 % 3,337,111,983228
1960 4,582 3.72 % 153 229 96.7 % 4,433 0 % 3,019,233,434 228
1955 3,818 2.63 % 93 191 94.8 % 3,619 0 % 2,746,072,141 228
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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Nauru Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Density (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNauru
Global Rank
2025 12,979 1.06 % 133 649 87.3 % 11,326 0 % 8,191,988,453 224
2030 13,358 0.58 % 76 668 85.7 % 11,454 0 % 8,546,141,327 224
2035 13,719 0.53 % 72 686 84 % 11,527 0 % 8,879,397,401 224
2040 14,097 0.55 % 76 705 81.7 % 11,522 0 % 9,188,250,492 224
2045 14,451 0.5 % 71 723 79.3 % 11,461 0 % 9,467,543,575 224
2050 14,695 0.34 % 49 735 77.1 % 11,337 0 % 9,709,491,761 224
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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Notes

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

The Population of Nauru (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.

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 Nauru 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.