Rwanda Population Growth Rate 1950-2020

Chart and table of Rwanda population from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of Rwanda in 2020 is 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.
  • The population of Rwanda in 2017 was 11,980,961, a 2.67% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Ethiopia 114,963,588
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Uganda 45,741,007
Afghanistan 38,928,346
Mozambique 31,255,435
Yemen 29,825,964
Nepal 29,136,808
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Senegal 16,743,927
Chad 16,425,864
Somalia 15,893,222
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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
Rwanda - Historical Population Growth Rate Data
Year Population Growth Rate Growth Rate
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%