Namibia Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of Namibia population from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of Namibia in 2020 is 2,540,905, a 1.86% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Namibia in 2019 was 2,494,530, a 1.89% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Namibia in 2018 was 2,448,301, a 1.9% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Namibia in 2017 was 2,402,633, a 1.89% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Namibia 2,540,905
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Namibia - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 2,540,905 1.86%
2019 2,494,530 1.89%
2018 2,448,301 1.90%
2017 2,402,633 1.89%
2016 2,358,044 1.86%
2015 2,314,904 1.82%
2014 2,273,423 1.79%
2013 2,233,508 1.76%
2012 2,194,783 1.77%
2011 2,156,698 1.79%
2010 2,118,874 1.82%
2009 2,081,044 1.84%
2008 2,043,394 1.84%
2007 2,006,514 1.79%
2006 1,971,317 1.70%
2005 1,938,320 1.60%
2004 1,907,745 1.52%
2003 1,879,117 1.49%
2002 1,851,523 1.53%
2001 1,823,672 1.62%
2000 1,794,571 1.74%
1999 1,763,859 1.86%
1998 1,731,639 1.98%
1997 1,698,032 2.08%
1996 1,663,378 2.18%
1995 1,627,865 2.26%
1994 1,591,822 2.36%
1993 1,555,101 2.51%
1992 1,516,958 2.75%
1991 1,476,388 3.03%
1990 1,432,905 3.38%
1989 1,386,010 3.70%
1988 1,336,536 3.87%
1987 1,286,797 3.78%
1986 1,239,928 3.49%
1985 1,198,148 3.09%
1984 1,162,279 2.71%
1983 1,131,632 2.40%
1982 1,105,104 2.24%
1981 1,080,941 2.19%
1980 1,057,727 2.16%
1979 1,035,381 2.10%
1978 1,014,057 2.13%
1977 992,956 2.25%
1976 971,121 2.45%
1975 947,921 2.71%
1974 922,903 2.97%
1973 896,266 3.14%
1972 868,958 3.16%
1971 842,354 3.04%
1970 817,469 2.88%
1969 794,588 2.74%
1968 773,422 2.62%
1967 753,688 2.56%
1966 734,867 2.55%
1965 716,584 2.55%
1964 698,796 2.52%
1963 681,637 2.48%
1962 665,115 2.44%
1961 649,279 2.39%
1960 634,142 2.33%
1959 619,697 2.28%
1958 605,900 2.23%
1957 592,692 2.18%
1956 580,023 2.14%
1955 567,847 2.11%
1954 556,138 2.06%
1953 544,903 2.01%
1952 534,162 1.95%
1951 523,969 1.86%
1950 514,384 0.00%