Tanzania Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of Tanzania population from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of Tanzania in 2020 is 59,734,218, a 2.98% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Tanzania in 2019 was 58,005,463, a 3% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Tanzania in 2018 was 56,313,438, a 3.02% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Tanzania in 2017 was 54,660,339, a 3.04% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population
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
Tanzania - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 59,734,218 2.98%
2019 58,005,463 3.00%
2018 56,313,438 3.02%
2017 54,660,339 3.04%
2016 53,049,230 3.04%
2015 51,482,633 3.05%
2014 49,960,561 3.05%
2013 48,483,129 3.04%
2012 47,053,030 3.02%
2011 45,673,512 2.99%
2010 44,346,525 2.95%
2009 43,073,834 2.91%
2008 41,853,944 2.88%
2007 40,681,414 2.86%
2006 39,548,663 2.86%
2005 38,450,320 2.86%
2004 37,379,767 2.87%
2003 36,337,782 2.84%
2002 35,334,788 2.76%
2001 34,385,856 2.65%
2000 33,499,180 2.50%
1999 32,682,239 2.37%
1998 31,924,196 2.34%
1997 31,192,857 2.46%
1996 30,444,526 2.68%
1995 29,649,135 2.97%
1994 28,792,639 3.25%
1993 27,887,203 3.43%
1992 26,961,197 3.47%
1991 26,056,594 3.38%
1990 25,203,845 3.24%
1989 24,411,738 3.13%
1988 23,670,808 3.05%
1987 22,971,200 3.03%
1986 22,296,286 3.06%
1985 21,633,796 3.11%
1984 20,981,776 3.13%
1983 20,344,547 3.15%
1982 19,723,322 3.15%
1981 19,120,680 3.14%
1980 18,538,259 3.13%
1979 17,976,222 3.12%
1978 17,432,757 3.12%
1977 16,905,214 3.14%
1976 16,390,159 3.18%
1975 15,885,229 3.22%
1974 15,388,936 3.27%
1973 14,902,263 3.28%
1972 14,428,340 3.27%
1971 13,971,695 3.22%
1970 13,535,481 3.16%
1969 13,120,580 3.10%
1968 12,725,522 3.06%
1967 12,348,189 3.03%
1966 11,985,440 3.01%
1965 11,634,832 3.00%
1964 11,295,681 2.99%
1963 10,968,195 2.97%
1962 10,651,962 2.95%
1961 10,346,697 2.93%
1960 10,052,152 2.91%
1959 9,768,033 2.89%
1958 9,493,998 2.86%
1957 9,229,731 2.84%
1956 8,974,999 2.81%
1955 8,729,662 2.78%
1954 8,493,749 2.74%
1953 8,267,420 2.69%
1952 8,050,975 2.63%
1951 7,844,892 2.55%
1950 7,649,761 0.00%