Sudan Population (LIVE)

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Sudan Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Sudan is 48,903,062 as of Wednesday, February 21, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Sudan 2023 population is estimated at 48,109,006 people at mid year.
  • Sudan population is equivalent to 0.6% of the total world population.
  • Sudan ranks number 31 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Sudan is 27 per Km2 (71 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 1,765,048 Km2 (681,489 sq. miles)
  • 35.3 % of the population is urban (16,993,683 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Sudan is 18.6 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 Sudan (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSudan
Global Rank
2024 49,358,228 2.60 % 1,249,222 -9,999 18.7 4.25 28 35.6 % 17,593,905 0.61 % 8,118,835,999 31
2023 48,109,006 2.63 % 1,234,802 -9,999 18.6 4.32 27 35.3 % 16,993,683 0.60 % 8,045,311,447 31
2022 46,874,204 2.67 % 1,217,002 -9,999 18.5 4.38 27 35.0 % 16,419,594 0.59 % 7,975,105,156 32
2020 44,440,486 2.80 % 1,208,393 86 18.3 4.54 25 34.5 % 15,349,424 0.57 % 7,840,952,880 32
2015 38,171,178 2.50 % 886,249 49,080 17.7 4.90 22 34.3 % 13,099,314 0.51 % 7,426,597,537 35
2010 33,739,933 2.69 % 839,871 -331,713 17.5 5.02 19 33.7 % 11,378,101 0.48 % 6,985,603,105 36
2005 29,540,577 2.35 % 648,361 -10,644 16.8 5.04 17 34.3 % 10,126,640 0.45 % 6,558,176,119 37
2000 26,298,773 2.46 % 601,634-80,698 16.0 5.38 15 33.7 % 8,855,115 0.43 % 6,148,898,975 38
1995 23,290,602 2.00 % 439,943 -71,692 15.1 5.79 13 33.4 % 7,768,800 0.41 % 5,743,219,454 38
1990 21,090,886 1.56 % 314,738 -227,157 15.0 6.17 12 27.3 % 5,764,212 0.40 % 5,316,175,862 39
1985 19,517,196 3.20 % 568,722 -207,483 15.3 6.49 11 20.2 % 3,947,451 0.40 % 4,861,730,613 38
1980 16,673,586 4.32 % 635,209 151,287 15.3 6.73 9 17.4 % 2,895,483 0.38 % 4,444,007,706 40
1975 13,497,543 3.61 % 438,467 105,500 15.0 6.93 8 17.0 % 2,300,428 0.33 % 4,069,437,231 46
1970 11,305,206 3.08 % 318,484 4,467 15.1 7.03 6 15.0 % 1,698,802 0.31 % 3,695,390,336 48
1965 9,712,785 3.13 % 277,265 6,367 15.4 6.85 6 12.1 % 1,172,787 0.29 % 3,337,111,983 55
1960 8,326,462 2.97 % 226,679 2,191 15.7 6.65 5 9.7 % 810,765 0.28 % 3,019,233,434 53
1955 7,193,065 3.04 % 200,348 -2,348 16.0 6.69 4 7.8 % 562,183 0.26 % 2,746,072,141 55
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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Sudan 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 PopulationSudan
Global Rank
2025 50,614,633 2.64 % 1,234,829 -9,999 18.7 4.18 29 36.0 % 18,220,482 0.62 % 8,191,988,453 31
2030 56,997,099 2.40 % 1,276,493 -9,999 19.5 3.86 32 38.2 % 21,775,077 0.67 % 8,546,141,327 28
2035 63,574,240 2.21 % 1,315,428 -9,999 20.5 3.59 36 41.0 % 26,089,178 0.72 % 8,879,397,401 27
2040 70,376,379 2.05 % 1,360,428 -9,999 21.6 3.33 40 44.0 % 30,993,999 0.77 % 9,188,250,492 25
2045 77,363,663 1.91 % 1,397,457 -9,999 22.7 3.12 44 47.0 % 36,393,690 0.82 % 9,467,543,575 23
2050 84,494,269 1.78 % 1,426,121   23.8 2.96 48 50.0 % 42,261,243 0.87 % 9,709,491,761 22
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).

Sudan Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Sudan
Life Expectancy
66.10 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
36.9
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
52.2
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Sudan

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Khartoum 1,974,647
2 Omdurman 1,200,000
3 Nyala 565,734
4 Port Sudan 489,725
5 Kassala 401,477
6 El Obeid 393,311
7 Al Qadarif 363,945
8 Kosti 345,068
9 Wad Medani 332,714
10 El Daein 264,734
11 El Fasher 252,609
12 Singa 250,000
13 Ad-Damazin 186,051
14 Geneina 162,981
15 Rabak 135,281
16 Sinnar 130,122
17 Al Manaqil 128,297
18 Gereida 120,000
19 An Nuhud 108,008
20 Atbara 107,930
21 Ed Damer 103,941
22 Kadugli 87,666
23 Ad Douiem 87,068
24 Umm Ruwaba 55,742
25 Shendi 53,568
26 Dilling 37,113
27 As Suki 33,524
28 Ar Ruseris 28,862
29 Al Hasaheisa 28,735
30 Maiurno 28,727
31 Zalingei 28,687
32 Sawakin 28,570
33 Tandalti 27,275
34 Ar Rahad 26,273
35 Kinana 26,233
36 Al Hawatah 24,513
37 Berber 22,395
38 Tokar 22,250
39 Abu Jibeha 21,790
40 Al Mijlad 19,997
41 Doka 19,821
42 Kuraymah 19,593
43 El Bauga 19,141
44 Al Qitena 18,321
45 Al Hilaliyya 17,345
46 Barah 16,969
47 Abu Zabad 15,304
48 Ad Dindar 15,144

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Sudan (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 Sudan 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.