Malawi Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of Malawi population from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of Malawi in 2020 is 19,129,952, a 2.69% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Malawi in 2019 was 18,628,747, a 2.68% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Malawi in 2018 was 18,143,217, a 2.68% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Malawi in 2017 was 17,670,196, a 2.7% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Country Name 2020 Population
Ethiopia 114,963,588
Tanzania 59,734,218
Uganda 45,741,007
Afghanistan 38,928,346
Mozambique 31,255,435
Yemen 29,825,964
Nepal 29,136,808
Madagascar 27,691,018
North Korea 25,778,816
Niger 24,206,644
Burkina Faso 20,903,273
Mali 20,250,833
Malawi 19,129,952
Senegal 16,743,927
Chad 16,425,864
Somalia 15,893,222
Zimbabwe 14,862,924
Guinea 13,132,795
Rwanda 12,952,218
Benin 12,123,200
Burundi 11,890,784
Haiti 11,402,528
South Sudan 11,193,725
Tajikistan 9,537,645
Togo 8,278,724
Sierra Leone 7,976,983
Liberia 5,057,681
Central African Republic 4,829,767
Eritrea 3,546,421
Gambia 2,416,668
Guinea-Bissau 1,968,001
Comoros 869,601
Malawi - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 19,129,952 2.69%
2019 18,628,747 2.68%
2018 18,143,217 2.68%
2017 17,670,196 2.70%
2016 17,205,261 2.75%
2015 16,745,303 2.80%
2014 16,289,552 2.84%
2013 15,839,286 2.88%
2012 15,396,015 2.90%
2011 14,962,115 2.91%
2010 14,539,612 2.91%
2009 14,128,155 2.92%
2008 13,727,890 2.89%
2007 13,341,806 2.84%
2006 12,973,699 2.75%
2005 12,625,952 2.63%
2004 12,301,838 2.51%
2003 12,000,181 2.45%
2002 11,713,664 2.46%
2001 11,432,000 2.54%
2000 11,148,758 2.71%
1999 10,854,322 2.86%
1998 10,552,338 2.80%
1997 10,264,906 2.42%
1996 10,022,789 1.81%
1995 9,844,415 1.01%
1994 9,745,690 0.36%
1993 9,710,331 0.25%
1992 9,685,973 0.89%
1991 9,600,355 2.08%
1990 9,404,500 3.62%
1989 9,075,572 5.08%
1988 8,636,690 6.09%
1987 8,141,146 6.19%
1986 7,666,391 5.48%
1985 7,268,267 4.36%
1984 6,964,607 3.36%
1983 6,737,924 2.62%
1982 6,565,985 2.40%
1981 6,412,384 2.59%
1980 6,250,440 2.88%
1979 6,075,495 3.03%
1978 5,896,865 3.13%
1977 5,717,953 3.11%
1976 5,545,651 2.99%
1975 5,384,795 2.86%
1974 5,235,073 2.78%
1973 5,093,363 2.72%
1972 4,958,549 2.68%
1971 4,829,090 2.66%
1970 4,703,782 2.65%
1969 4,582,198 2.64%
1968 4,464,423 2.62%
1967 4,350,452 2.59%
1966 4,240,429 2.56%
1965 4,134,460 2.53%
1964 4,032,371 2.50%
1963 3,933,908 2.47%
1962 3,839,043 2.44%
1961 3,747,753 2.40%
1960 3,659,984 2.36%
1959 3,575,664 2.32%
1958 3,494,682 2.28%
1957 3,416,922 2.23%
1956 3,342,246 2.19%
1955 3,270,548 2.15%
1954 3,201,716 2.11%
1953 3,135,684 2.06%
1952 3,072,386 2.01%
1951 3,011,787 1.96%
1950 2,953,871 0.00%