Africa Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of Africa population from 1950 to 2019. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of Africa in 2019 is 1,308,064,195, a 2.52% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Africa in 2018 was 1,275,920,972, a 2.55% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Africa in 2017 was 1,244,222,267, a 2.57% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Africa in 2016 was 1,213,040,521, a 2.59% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Country Name 2019 Population
Africa - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 1,308,064,195 2.52%
2018 1,275,920,972 2.55%
2017 1,244,222,267 2.57%
2016 1,213,040,521 2.59%
2015 1,182,438,784 2.60%
2014 1,152,433,627 2.62%
2013 1,123,045,081 2.62%
2012 1,094,343,067 2.62%
2011 1,066,409,700 2.61%
2010 1,039,304,033 2.59%
2009 1,013,045,754 2.57%
2008 987,623,496 2.55%
2007 963,021,802 2.54%
2006 939,210,020 2.52%
2005 916,154,288 2.50%
2004 893,842,821 2.48%
2003 872,248,381 2.46%
2002 851,298,405 2.45%
2001 830,902,585 2.46%
2000 810,984,226 2.46%
1999 791,504,166 2.47%
1998 772,437,113 2.48%
1997 753,737,610 2.50%
1996 735,361,115 2.52%
1995 717,270,078 2.55%
1994 699,445,343 2.58%
1993 681,869,283 2.61%
1992 664,512,055 2.65%
1991 647,343,997 2.70%
1990 630,349,639 2.74%
1989 613,512,110 2.79%
1988 596,849,000 2.83%
1987 580,424,361 2.85%
1986 564,327,260 2.86%
1985 548,626,148 2.87%
1984 533,345,172 2.87%
1983 518,479,753 2.87%
1982 504,034,199 2.86%
1981 490,003,891 2.86%
1980 476,386,273 2.85%
1979 463,183,536 2.84%
1978 450,403,808 2.82%
1977 438,054,733 2.79%
1976 426,144,378 2.77%
1975 414,674,688 2.73%
1974 403,645,795 2.70%
1973 393,044,091 2.67%
1972 382,837,384 2.64%
1971 372,983,108 2.62%
1970 363,447,518 2.61%
1969 354,214,422 2.59%
1968 345,280,027 2.57%
1967 336,630,998 2.55%
1966 328,256,522 2.53%
1965 320,147,257 2.52%
1964 312,291,934 2.50%
1963 304,683,413 2.48%
1962 297,322,680 2.45%
1961 290,214,489 2.42%
1960 283,361,209 2.38%
1959 276,760,707 2.35%
1958 270,407,018 2.31%
1957 264,292,198 2.28%
1956 258,408,188 2.24%
1955 252,748,903 2.20%
1954 247,310,594 2.16%
1953 242,092,424 2.11%
1952 237,096,507 2.05%
1951 232,327,811 1.99%
1950 227,794,136 0.00%