Rwanda Population Growth Rate 1950-2021

Chart and table of Rwanda population from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of Rwanda in 2021 is 13,276,513, a 2.5% increase from 2020.
  • The population of Rwanda in 2020 was 12,952,218, a 2.58% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Rwanda in 2019 was 12,626,950, a 2.64% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Rwanda in 2018 was 12,301,970, a 2.68% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Yemen 30,490,640
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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
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Rwanda - Historical Population Growth Rate Data
Year Population Growth Rate Growth Rate
2021 13,276,513 2.50%
2020 12,952,218 2.58%
2019 12,626,950 2.64%
2018 12,301,970 2.68%
2017 11,980,961 2.67%
2016 11,668,827 2.64%
2015 11,369,071 2.58%
2014 11,083,630 2.52%
2013 10,811,538 2.48%
2012 10,549,673 2.49%
2011 10,293,331 2.53%
2010 10,039,338 2.62%
2009 9,782,770 2.71%
2008 9,524,534 2.70%
2007 9,273,757 2.55%
2006 9,043,337 2.30%
2005 8,840,215 1.84%
2004 8,680,524 1.44%
2003 8,557,161 1.54%
2002 8,427,060 2.38%
2001 8,231,156 3.75%
2000 7,933,681 5.77%
1999 7,501,234 7.73%
1998 6,962,802 8.46%
1997 6,419,901 6.77%
1996 6,013,107 3.03%
1995 5,836,495 -1.68%
1994 5,936,261 -5.23%
1993 6,263,757 -6.54%
1992 6,702,244 -5.39%
1991 7,083,935 -2.81%
1990 7,288,882 0.16%
1989 7,276,985 2.66%
1988 7,088,191 4.55%
1987 6,779,983 5.22%
1986 6,443,751 4.83%
1985 6,146,891 4.13%
1984 5,902,843 3.72%
1983 5,690,980 3.38%
1982 5,504,842 3.29%
1981 5,329,252 3.41%
1980 5,153,312 3.50%
1979 4,978,817 3.45%
1978 4,812,872 3.38%
1977 4,655,383 3.31%
1976 4,506,109 3.24%
1975 4,364,706 3.15%
1974 4,231,578 3.05%
1973 4,106,407 2.99%
1972 3,987,224 2.99%
1971 3,871,439 3.04%
1970 3,757,358 3.13%
1969 3,643,237 3.21%
1968 3,529,843 3.18%
1967 3,420,895 2.99%
1966 3,321,679 2.66%
1965 3,235,531 2.25%
1964 3,164,263 1.89%
1963 3,105,419 1.72%
1962 3,052,936 1.82%
1961 2,998,325 2.14%
1960 2,935,582 2.54%
1959 2,862,792 2.92%
1958 2,781,612 3.18%
1957 2,695,828 3.29%
1956 2,609,862 3.27%
1955 2,527,294 3.14%
1954 2,450,358 2.97%
1953 2,379,692 2.83%
1952 2,314,186 2.80%
1951 2,251,130 2.97%
1950 2,186,185 0.00%