Somalia Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of Somalia population from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of Somalia in 2021 is 16,359,504, a 2.93% increase from 2020.
  • The population of Somalia in 2020 was 15,893,222, a 2.92% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Somalia in 2019 was 15,442,905, a 2.9% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Somalia in 2018 was 15,008,226, a 2.87% 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
Somalia - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 16,359,504 2.93%
2020 15,893,222 2.92%
2019 15,442,905 2.90%
2018 15,008,226 2.87%
2017 14,589,179 2.84%
2016 14,185,636 2.82%
2015 13,797,201 2.78%
2014 13,423,568 2.75%
2013 13,063,701 2.74%
2012 12,715,503 2.74%
2011 12,376,301 2.76%
2010 12,043,883 2.78%
2009 11,717,692 2.81%
2008 11,397,188 2.86%
2007 11,080,121 2.94%
2006 10,763,905 3.03%
2005 10,446,863 3.13%
2004 10,130,243 3.21%
2003 9,815,412 3.31%
2002 9,501,342 3.42%
2001 9,186,725 3.54%
2000 8,872,254 3.73%
1999 8,553,601 3.87%
1998 8,235,064 3.77%
1997 7,936,127 3.30%
1996 7,682,686 2.55%
1995 7,491,637 1.61%
1994 7,372,598 0.78%
1993 7,315,865 0.28%
1992 7,295,384 0.29%
1991 7,274,030 0.68%
1990 7,225,092 1.29%
1989 7,133,258 1.83%
1988 7,005,234 2.08%
1987 6,862,273 1.86%
1986 6,736,748 1.33%
1985 6,648,627 0.51%
1984 6,614,715 -0.06%
1983 6,618,588 0.16%
1982 6,608,044 1.49%
1981 6,511,113 3.66%
1980 6,281,134 6.59%
1979 5,892,755 9.63%
1978 5,375,017 11.93%
1977 4,802,141 12.23%
1976 4,278,973 10.27%
1975 3,880,292 6.81%
1974 3,632,990 3.43%
1973 3,512,623 0.94%
1972 3,479,790 0.21%
1971 3,472,367 0.81%
1970 3,444,568 1.71%
1969 3,386,738 2.23%
1968 3,312,742 2.63%
1967 3,227,841 2.68%
1966 3,143,648 2.45%
1965 3,068,459 2.24%
1964 3,001,158 2.20%
1963 2,936,477 2.17%
1962 2,874,218 2.14%
1961 2,814,118 2.11%
1960 2,755,972 2.09%
1959 2,699,617 2.06%
1958 2,645,025 2.04%
1957 2,592,159 2.01%
1956 2,541,016 1.99%
1955 2,491,542 1.96%
1954 2,443,651 1.94%
1953 2,397,183 1.92%
1952 2,351,947 1.92%
1951 2,307,682 1.93%
1950 2,264,082 0.00%