Zimbabwe 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 Zimbabwe population from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of Zimbabwe in 2020 is 14,862,924, a 1.48% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Zimbabwe in 2019 was 14,645,468, a 1.43% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Zimbabwe in 2018 was 14,438,802, a 1.42% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Zimbabwe in 2017 was 14,236,595, a 1.47% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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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
Zimbabwe - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 14,862,924 1.48%
2019 14,645,468 1.43%
2018 14,438,802 1.42%
2017 14,236,595 1.47%
2016 14,030,331 1.56%
2015 13,814,629 1.68%
2014 13,586,707 1.77%
2013 13,350,373 1.79%
2012 13,115,150 1.71%
2011 12,894,322 1.55%
2010 12,697,723 1.36%
2009 12,526,968 1.19%
2008 12,379,549 1.01%
2007 12,255,922 0.83%
2006 12,155,491 0.65%
2005 12,076,699 0.47%
2004 12,019,912 0.31%
2003 11,982,224 0.23%
2002 11,954,290 0.25%
2001 11,923,914 0.36%
2000 11,881,477 0.50%
1999 11,822,719 0.64%
1998 11,747,072 0.81%
1997 11,653,242 0.97%
1996 11,541,217 1.14%
1995 11,410,714 1.32%
1994 11,261,744 1.52%
1993 11,092,766 1.76%
1992 10,900,502 2.06%
1991 10,680,995 2.38%
1990 10,432,421 2.74%
1989 10,153,852 3.09%
1988 9,849,125 3.38%
1987 9,527,203 3.55%
1986 9,200,149 3.63%
1985 8,877,489 3.68%
1984 8,562,249 3.73%
1983 8,254,747 3.73%
1982 7,958,241 3.68%
1981 7,675,591 3.60%
1980 7,408,624 3.47%
1979 7,160,023 3.32%
1978 6,929,664 3.23%
1977 6,712,827 3.23%
1976 6,502,569 3.32%
1975 6,293,875 3.43%
1974 6,085,074 3.53%
1973 5,877,726 3.59%
1972 5,673,911 3.60%
1971 5,476,982 3.55%
1970 5,289,303 3.48%
1969 5,111,337 3.43%
1968 4,941,906 3.39%
1967 4,779,827 3.38%
1966 4,623,351 3.40%
1965 4,471,177 3.43%
1964 4,322,861 3.45%
1963 4,178,726 3.45%
1962 4,039,201 3.44%
1961 3,905,034 3.40%
1960 3,776,681 3.35%
1959 3,654,173 3.31%
1958 3,537,164 3.27%
1957 3,425,069 3.25%
1956 3,317,281 3.24%
1955 3,213,286 3.23%
1954 3,112,784 3.22%
1953 3,015,656 3.20%
1952 2,922,041 3.17%
1951 2,832,261 3.11%
1950 2,746,852 0.00%