Africa Population Growth Rate 1950-2022

Chart and table of Africa population from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of Africa in 2022 is 1,426,736,305, a 2.37% increase from 2021.
  • The population of Africa in 2021 was 1,393,676,444, a 2.43% increase from 2020.
  • The population of Africa in 2020 was 1,360,677,231, a 2.48% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Africa in 2019 was 1,327,701,163, a 2.5% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Africa - Historical Population Growth Rate Data
Year Population Growth Rate Growth Rate
2022 1,426,736,305 2.37%
2021 1,393,676,444 2.43%
2020 1,360,677,231 2.48%
2019 1,327,701,163 2.50%
2018 1,295,265,049 2.53%
2017 1,263,333,733 2.53%
2016 1,232,111,603 2.58%
2015 1,201,107,938 2.63%
2014 1,170,299,023 2.64%
2013 1,140,180,580 2.65%
2012 1,110,797,234 2.60%
2011 1,082,675,800 2.60%
2010 1,055,233,397 2.63%
2009 1,028,200,282 2.62%
2008 1,001,981,281 2.61%
2007 976,461,444 2.60%
2006 951,740,272 2.57%
2005 927,898,100 2.55%
2004 904,781,335 2.54%
2003 882,349,262 2.53%
2002 860,611,461 2.52%
2001 839,463,871 2.50%
2000 818,952,057 2.48%
1999 799,099,340 2.46%
1998 779,908,035 2.45%
1997 761,224,444 2.49%
1996 742,764,748 2.54%
1995 724,331,670 2.53%
1994 706,488,294 2.52%
1993 689,139,958 2.56%
1992 671,931,548 2.58%
1991 655,040,493 2.65%
1990 638,157,236 2.74%
1989 621,167,635 2.76%
1988 604,511,226 2.79%
1987 588,079,706 2.87%
1986 571,646,426 2.88%
1985 555,652,630 2.86%
1984 540,182,783 2.83%
1983 525,335,031 2.90%
1982 510,540,229 3.00%
1981 495,655,336 2.93%
1980 481,542,773 2.90%
1979 467,975,884 2.97%
1978 454,462,679 2.89%
1977 441,701,411 2.82%
1976 429,572,939 2.88%
1975 417,556,630 2.83%
1974 406,068,836 2.75%
1973 395,212,021 2.67%
1972 384,930,392 2.62%
1971 375,085,855 2.64%
1970 365,450,108 2.63%
1969 356,070,247 2.62%
1968 346,980,009 2.61%
1967 338,159,594 2.58%
1966 329,658,041 2.55%
1965 321,446,986 2.55%
1964 313,465,702 2.52%
1963 305,755,225 2.49%
1962 298,334,053 2.46%
1961 291,177,557 2.42%
1960 284,287,856 2.39%
1959 277,648,187 2.29%
1958 271,429,557 2.23%
1957 265,515,232 2.27%
1956 259,631,382 2.28%
1955 253,847,728 2.26%
1954 248,244,771 2.23%
1953 242,837,448 2.21%
1952 237,586,060 2.19%
1951 232,483,995 2.17%
1950 227,549,258 0.00%