Palau Population (LIVE)

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Palau Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Palau is 18,053 as of Wednesday, February 21, 2024, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Palau population is equivalent to 0.00022% of the total world population.
  • Palau ranks number 221 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Palau is 39 per Km2 (102 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 460 Km2 (178 sq. miles)
  • 100% of the population is urban (18,058 people in 2023)

Population of Palau (2023 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Density (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationPalau
Global Rank
2023 18,058 0.19 % 34 39 N.A. N.A. 0.00 % 8,045,311,447 221
2022 18,055 0.17 % 31 39 N.A. N.A. 0.00 % 7,975,105,156 221
2021 18,024 0.29 % 52 39 N.A. N.A. 0.00 % 7,909,295,151 221
2020 17,972 0.31 % 56 39 N.A. N.A. 0.00 % 7,840,952,880 221
2019 17,916 0.29 % 52 39 99.7 % 17,869 0.00 % 7,764,951,032 221
2018 17,864 0.15 % 27 39 98.3 % 17,556 0.00 % 7,683,789,828 221
2017 17,837 0.12 % 21 39 96.7 % 17,245 0.00 % 7,599,822,404 221
2016 17,816 0.12 % 22 39 95.1 % 16,939 0 % 7,513,474,238 221
2015 17,794 -0.82 % -149 39 93.5 % 16,638 0 % 7,426,597,537 221
2010 18,540 -1.34 % -258 40 82.6 % 15,315 0 % 6,985,603,105 221
2005 19,831 0.11 % 21 43 71.4 % 14,163 0 % 6,558,176,119 220
2000 19,726 2.77 % 503 43 68.4 % 13,487 0 % 6,148,898,975 219
1995 17,209 2.39 % 383 37 71.6 % 12,324 0 % 5,743,219,454 220
1990 15,293 2.31 % 330 33 68.7 % 10,500 0 % 5,316,175,862 220
1985 13,644 2.18 % 278 30 67.6 % 9,228 0 % 4,861,730,613 219
1980 12,252 -0.57 % -71 27 62.2 % 7,626 0 % 4,444,007,706 217
1975 12,607 2.09 % 248 27 59.5 % 7,507 0 % 4,069,437,231217
1970 11,366 1.48 % 161 25 60.3 % 6,855 0 % 3,695,390,336 216
1965 10,563 2.26 % 223 23 43.3 % 4,570 0 % 3,337,111,983216
1960 9,446 2.74 % 239 21 58 % 5,479 0 % 3,019,233,434 215
1955 8,252 2.12 % 164 18 55.4 % 4,570 0 % 2,746,072,141 216
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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Palau Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Density (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationPalau
Global Rank
2025 18,044 0.08 % 14 39 N.A. N.A. 0 % 8,191,988,453 221
2030 17,919 -0.14 % -25 39 N.A. N.A. 0 % 8,546,141,327 221
2035 17,688 -0.26 % -46 38 N.A. N.A. 0 % 8,879,397,401 221
2040 17,375 -0.36 % -63 38 N.A. N.A. 0 % 9,188,250,492 222
2045 17,027 -0.4 % -70 37 N.A. N.A. 0 % 9,467,543,575 222
2050 16,689 -0.4 % -68 36 N.A. N.A. 0 % 9,709,491,761 222
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 Palau Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Palau delivered by Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Palau (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 Palau 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.