Ethiopia Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of Ethiopia population from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of Ethiopia in 2021 is 117,876,227, a 2.53% increase from 2020.
  • The population of Ethiopia in 2020 was 114,963,588, a 2.57% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Ethiopia in 2019 was 112,078,730, a 2.61% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Ethiopia in 2018 was 109,224,414, a 2.65% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population
Country Name 2021 Population
Ethiopia 117,876,227
Tanzania 61,498,437
Uganda 47,123,531
Afghanistan 39,835,428
Mozambique 32,163,047
Yemen 30,490,640
Nepal 29,674,920
Madagascar 28,427,328
North Korea 25,887,041
Niger 25,130,817
Burkina Faso 21,497,096
Mali 20,855,735
Malawi 19,647,684
Senegal 17,196,301
Chad 16,914,985
Somalia 16,359,504
Zimbabwe 15,092,171
Guinea 13,497,244
Rwanda 13,276,513
Benin 12,451,040
Burundi 12,255,433
Haiti 11,541,685
South Sudan 11,381,378
Tajikistan 9,749,627
Togo 8,478,250
Sierra Leone 8,141,343
Liberia 5,180,203
Central African Republic 4,919,981
Eritrea 3,601,467
Gambia 2,486,945
Guinea-Bissau 2,015,494
Comoros 888,451
Ethiopia - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 117,876,227 2.53%
2020 114,963,588 2.57%
2019 112,078,730 2.61%
2018 109,224,414 2.65%
2017 106,399,924 2.70%
2016 103,603,462 2.75%
2015 100,835,458 2.79%
2014 98,094,265 2.84%
2013 95,385,798 2.87%
2012 92,726,985 2.87%
2011 90,139,929 2.85%
2010 87,639,964 2.82%
2009 85,233,913 2.80%
2008 82,916,235 2.78%
2007 80,674,348 2.78%
2006 78,489,206 2.81%
2005 76,346,311 2.84%
2004 74,239,505 2.87%
2003 72,170,584 2.89%
2002 70,142,091 2.91%
2001 68,159,423 2.92%
2000 66,224,804 2.92%
1999 64,343,013 2.94%
1998 62,507,724 2.98%
1997 60,697,443 3.08%
1996 58,883,530 3.22%
1995 57,047,908 3.38%
1994 55,180,998 3.54%
1993 53,295,566 3.64%
1992 51,423,585 3.66%
1991 49,609,969 3.60%
1990 47,887,865 3.49%
1989 46,272,299 3.39%
1988 44,757,203 3.30%
1987 43,329,231 3.25%
1986 41,965,693 3.23%
1985 40,652,141 3.25%
1984 39,374,348 3.23%
1983 38,142,674 3.10%
1982 36,995,248 2.81%
1981 35,984,528 2.40%
1980 35,141,712 1.90%
1979 34,487,799 1.45%
1978 33,993,301 1.24%
1977 33,577,242 1.36%
1976 33,128,149 1.72%
1975 32,566,854 2.21%
1974 31,861,352 2.66%
1973 31,036,662 2.97%
1972 30,140,804 3.05%
1971 29,248,643 2.93%
1970 28,415,077 2.76%
1969 27,652,709 2.63%
1968 26,944,390 2.53%
1967 26,280,132 2.49%
1966 25,641,044 2.51%
1965 25,013,626 2.53%
1964 24,397,022 2.52%
1963 23,798,430 2.48%
1962 23,221,389 2.43%
1961 22,671,191 2.35%
1960 22,151,278 2.26%
1959 21,661,996 2.17%
1958 21,201,036 2.10%
1957 20,764,450 2.05%
1956 20,347,812 2.01%
1955 19,947,292 1.98%
1954 19,560,014 1.96%
1953 19,184,296 1.94%
1952 18,819,698 1.91%
1951 18,466,969 1.87%
1950 18,128,034 0.00%