Niger Population (LIVE)

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Niger Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Niger is 28,177,987 as of Saturday, June 15, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Niger 2023 population is estimated at 27,202,843 people at mid year.
  • Niger population is equivalent to 0.34% of the total world population.
  • Niger ranks number 54 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Niger is 21 per Km2 (56 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 1,266,700 Km2 (489,075 sq. miles)
  • 16.9 % of the population is urban (4,599,736 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Niger is 14.5 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 Niger (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNiger
Global Rank
2024 28,238,972 3.81 % 1,036,129 1,000 14.6 6.60 22 17.1 % 4,826,099 0.35 % 8,118,835,999 54
2023 27,202,843 3.80 % 994,866 1,000 14.5 6.67 21 16.9 % 4,599,736 0.34 % 8,045,311,447 54
2022 26,207,977 3.78 % 955,255 1,000 14.5 6.75 21 16.7 % 4,387,629 0.33 % 7,975,105,156 54
2020 24,333,639 3.80 % 890,246 -4,403 14.4 6.89 19 16.4 % 4,002,638 0.31 % 7,840,952,880 56
2015 20,128,124 3.87 % 696,116 17,051 14.4 7.21 16 16.1 % 3,232,583 0.27 % 7,426,597,537 58
2010 16,647,543 3.74 % 558,464 -8,045 14.4 7.49 13 16.0 % 2,664,321 0.24 % 6,985,603,105 61
2005 13,855,221 3.58 % 446,511 -9,710 14.8 7.62 11 16.0 % 2,211,934 0.21 % 6,558,176,119 64
2000 11,622,665 3.44 % 361,749-8,533 15.3 7.73 9 15.8 % 1,837,604 0.19 % 6,148,898,975 68
1995 9,813,918 3.23 % 288,654 3,837 15.4 7.78 8 15.2 % 1,494,849 0.17 % 5,743,219,454 77
1990 8,370,648 3.09 % 236,606 84 15.4 7.81 7 14.7 % 1,231,448 0.16 % 5,316,175,862 80
1985 7,187,618 3.09 % 202,888 -6,141 15.2 7.93 6 14.0 % 1,005,293 0.15 % 4,861,730,613 82
1980 6,173,177 2.94 % 166,736 -5,582 15.2 7.78 5 13.0 % 805,091 0.14 % 4,444,007,706 84
1975 5,339,497 2.72 % 133,958 -3,256 15.0 7.54 4 11.1 % 592,068 0.13 % 4,069,437,231 83
1970 4,669,708 2.87 % 123,237 -2,226 14.6 7.51 4 8.5 % 396,646 0.13 % 3,695,390,336 86
1965 4,053,524 3.00 % 111,219 -2,301 14.4 7.47 3 6.6 % 266,487 0.12 % 3,337,111,983 93
1960 3,497,431 2.99 % 95,775 -3,653 14.5 7.53 3 5.6 % 196,327 0.12 % 3,019,233,434 93
1955 3,018,555 3.28 % 89,873 -3,310 14.3 7.55 2 5.2 % 156,807 0.11 % 2,746,072,141 93
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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Niger Population Forecast

1,000
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNiger
Global Rank
2025 29,315,971 3.80 % 996,466 1,000 14.6 6.52 23 17.3 % 5,067,678 0.36 % 8,191,988,453 54
2030 35,217,942 3.74 % 1,180,394 1,000 14.9 6.06 28 18.6 % 6,542,045 0.41 % 8,546,141,327 50
2035 41,971,174 3.57 % 1,350,646 1,000 15.4 5.60 33 20.4 % 8,580,995 0.47 % 8,879,397,401 43
2040 49,566,690 3.38 % 1,519,103 1,000 16.0 5.11 39 23.0 % 11,378,032 0.54 % 9,188,250,492 37
2045 57,946,395 3.17 % 1,675,941 1,000 16.8 4.67 46 25.9 % 14,980,634 0.61 % 9,467,543,575 32
2050 67,043,296 2.96 % 1,819,380   17.7 4.25 53 29.0 % 19,464,442 0.69 % 9,709,491,761 30
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).

Niger Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Niger
Life Expectancy
62.93 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
40.4
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
72.8
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Niger

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Niamey 774,235
2 Zinder 191,424
3 Maradi 163,487
4 Agadez 124,324
5 Alaghsas 88,561
6 Tahoua 80,425
7 Dosso 49,750
8 Birni N Konni 48,103
9 Tessaoua 35,775
10 Gaya 33,051
11 Dogondoutchi 31,767
12 Diffa 27,948
13 Ayorou 26,290
14 Madaoua 24,804
15 Mayahi 22,183
16 Tera 21,095
17 Mirriah 20,724
18 Tibiri 20,019
19 Dakoro 19,798
20 Magaria 19,419
21 Tillaberi 19,262
22 Nguigmi 17,897
23 Matamey 16,844
24 Illela 16,678
25 Tanout 15,204

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Niger (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 Niger 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.