๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผ Population of Botswana

2,719,694
Current Population of Botswana
43,996
Net population growth this year
4.80
Population Density (people/kmยฒ)

As of July 1, 2024 the population of Botswana reached 2,719,694, of which 1,344,131 people are male and 1,375,563 female. The country has a population density of 4.7989 people per square kilometer. With an overall population growth rate of 1.618% for the year. According to the latest data, Botswana is set to increase its population size by 43,996 people next year. Making the total population count of Botswana 2,719,694 people by 2024.

Historic Population of Botswana (1950 - 2024)

Between 1950 and 2024 the population of Botswana grown from 413,480 people to 2,719,694. An increase of the population size by 557.76% in 73 years.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
1950 413,480 200,256 213,225 9,299 0.7296 2.249%
1951 422,885 204,810 218,076 9,511 0.7462 2.249%
1952 432,592 209,496 223,095 9,902 0.7633 2.289%
1953 442,484 214,216 228,268 9,881 0.7808 2.233%
1954 452,263 218,761 233,502 9,678 0.798 2.14%
1955 461,880 223,102 238,777 9,555 0.815 2.069%
1956 471,466 227,334 244,131 9,617 0.8319 2.04%
1957 481,225 231,592 249,632 9,902 0.8491 2.058%
1958 491,313 235,993 255,321 10,274 0.8669 2.091%
1959 501,837 240,621 261,216 10,774 0.8855 2.147%
1960 512,864 245,526 267,338 11,281 0.905 2.2%
1961 524,402 250,716 273,686 11,795 0.9253 2.249%
1962 536,428 256,178 280,250 12,256 0.9465 2.285%
1963 549,041 261,954 287,087 12,970 0.9688 2.362%
1964 562,274 268,042 294,232 13,497 0.9921 2.401%
1965 570,975 271,045 299,930 3,904 1.0075 0.684%
1966 574,855 270,806 304,050 3,856 1.0143 0.671%
1967 578,723 270,536 308,188 3,881 1.0212 0.671%
1968 582,655 270,286 312,370 3,982 1.0281 0.683%
1969 586,737 270,104 316,634 4,183 1.0353 0.713%
1970 592,244 270,824 321,420 6,829 1.045 1.153%
1971 604,139 275,720 328,419 16,962 1.066 2.808%
1972 626,602 287,231 339,370 27,963 1.1056 4.463%
1973 657,246 303,536 353,710 33,326 1.1597 5.072%
1974 691,569 321,852 369,718 35,321 1.2203 5.108%
1975 727,930 341,204 386,726 37,400 1.2844 5.139%
1976 766,424 361,646 404,778 39,589 1.3524 5.167%
1977 806,968 383,132 423,836 41,498 1.4239 5.144%
1978 849,394 405,568 443,826 43,354 1.4988 5.105%
1979 893,500 428,842 464,658 44,857 1.5766 5.021%
1980 938,578 452,548 486,031 45,301 1.6561 4.827%
1981 982,747 475,596 507,152 43,036 1.7341 4.38%
1982 1,023,008 495,740 527,268 37,487 1.8051 3.665%
1983 1,060,717 513,808 546,908 37,930 1.8716 3.576%
1984 1,099,170 532,160 567,010 38,976 1.9395 3.546%
1985 1,138,704 550,865 587,838 40,091 2.0093 3.521%
1986 1,179,263 569,898 609,365 41,027 2.0808 3.479%
1987 1,220,361 589,040 631,322 41,170 2.1533 3.374%
1988 1,261,272 607,974 653,298 40,652 2.2255 3.223%
1989 1,301,671 626,588 675,082 40,146 2.2968 3.084%
1990 1,341,474 644,872 696,602 39,460 2.367 2.942%
1991 1,380,584 662,778 717,806 38,760 2.4361 2.808%
1992 1,420,695 682,074 738,620 41,462 2.5068 2.919%
1993 1,462,262 703,078 759,184 41,671 2.5802 2.85%
1994 1,503,544 723,933 779,612 40,895 2.653 2.72%
1995 1,543,634 744,130 799,504 39,284 2.7238 2.545%
1996 1,582,169 763,638 818,532 37,787 2.7918 2.388%
1997 1,619,354 782,593 836,761 36,582 2.8574 2.259%
1998 1,655,699 801,216 854,484 36,109 2.9215 2.181%
1999 1,691,558 819,662 871,896 35,608 2.9848 2.105%
2000 1,726,985 837,940 889,044 35,245 3.0473 2.041%
2001 1,761,930 855,998 905,932 34,646 3.1089 1.966%
2002 1,795,130 873,216 921,914 31,755 3.1675 1.769%
2003 1,826,863 889,736 937,127 31,711 3.2235 1.736%
2004 1,859,085 906,524 952,562 32,732 3.2804 1.761%
2005 1,892,807 924,057 968,750 34,712 3.3399 1.834%
2006 1,928,704 942,814 985,889 37,081 3.4032 1.923%
2007 1,966,977 962,918 1,004,060 39,466 3.4707 2.006%
2008 2,007,320 984,034 1,023,286 41,220 3.5419 2.054%
2009 2,048,996 1,005,676 1,043,321 42,134 3.6155 2.056%
2010 2,091,664 1,027,633 1,064,032 43,201 3.6908 2.065%
2011 2,134,037 1,049,169 1,084,868 41,544 3.7655 1.947%
2012 2,175,425 1,070,002 1,105,424 41,233 3.8386 1.895%
2013 2,217,278 1,090,948 1,126,330 42,472 3.9124 1.916%
2014 2,260,376 1,112,387 1,147,988 43,723 3.9885 1.934%
2015 2,305,172 1,134,801 1,170,371 45,869 4.0675 1.99%
2016 2,352,416 1,158,587 1,193,829 48,619 4.1509 2.067%
2017 2,401,840 1,183,506 1,218,333 50,230 4.2381 2.091%
2018 2,451,408 1,208,678 1,242,730 48,907 4.3255 1.995%
2019 2,499,702 1,233,202 1,266,499 47,679 4.4107 1.907%
2020 2,546,402 1,256,708 1,289,694 45,722 4.4931 1.796%
2021 2,588,423 1,277,735 1,310,688 38,320 4.5673 1.48%
2022 2,630,296 1,298,807 1,331,489 45,426 4.6412 1.727%
2023 2,675,352 1,321,662 1,353,690 44,687 4.7207 1.67%
2024 2,719,694 1,344,131 1,375,563 43,996 4.7989 1.618%

Statements that can be derived from Botswana's population data

  • Botswana has a population of 2,719,694 people, as of July 1, 2024.
  • Botswana's population is equivalent to 0.03% of the total world population.
  • In 2024, Botswana's population will grow with 43,996 people.
  • In 2024, 3,000 more people will immigrate to Botswana than emigrate from the country.
  • The median age of the population in Botswana is 24.04 years.
  • In Botswana there are 4.80 people per square kilometers (0.386102 square miles), if spaced out evenly.
  • 32.07 infants die at birth out of a 1000 new born in Botswana.
  • In Botswana, 1,344,131 of the total population are male, and 1,375,563 are female.

Future Population of Botswana (2024 - 2100)

Botswana's population is set to incease in the future from 2,719,694 people to 4,177,613 people. An increase of the population size by 910.35% from 2024 to 2100.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
2024 2,719,694 1,344,131 1,375,563 43,996 4.7989 1.618%
2025 2,763,338 1,366,218 1,397,120 43,292 4.8759 1.567%
2026 2,806,300 1,387,934 1,418,366 42,632 4.9517 1.519%
2027 2,848,644 1,409,317 1,439,327 42,056 5.0265 1.476%
2028 2,890,377 1,430,364 1,460,013 41,410 5.1001 1.433%
2029 2,931,568 1,451,110 1,480,458 40,971 5.1728 1.398%
2030 2,972,271 1,471,581 1,500,690 40,436 5.2446 1.36%
2031 3,012,432 1,491,751 1,520,681 39,886 5.3155 1.324%
2032 3,052,105 1,511,649 1,540,456 39,460 5.3855 1.293%
2033 3,091,424 1,531,337 1,560,087 39,178 5.4548 1.267%
2034 3,130,405 1,550,825 1,579,580 38,784 5.5236 1.239%
2035 3,169,059 1,570,125 1,598,935 38,525 5.5918 1.216%
2036 3,207,327 1,589,200 1,618,127 38,010 5.6594 1.185%
2037 3,244,988 1,607,940 1,637,047 37,312 5.7258 1.15%
2038 3,282,099 1,626,376 1,655,723 36,910 5.7913 1.125%
2039 3,318,773 1,644,563 1,674,210 36,439 5.856 1.098%
2040 3,355,041 1,662,518 1,692,523 36,096 5.92 1.076%
2041 3,390,768 1,680,171 1,710,596 35,357 5.983 1.043%
2042 3,425,834 1,697,459 1,728,374 34,776 6.0449 1.015%
2043 3,460,278 1,714,402 1,745,877 34,113 6.1057 0.986%
2044 3,494,050 1,730,978 1,763,072 33,431 6.1653 0.957%
2045 3,527,139 1,747,181 1,779,958 32,746 6.2237 0.928%
2046 3,559,380 1,762,931 1,796,448 31,735 6.2806 0.892%
2047 3,590,737 1,778,210 1,812,526 30,980 6.3359 0.863%
2048 3,621,294 1,793,063 1,828,231 30,135 6.3898 0.832%
2049 3,650,860 1,807,394 1,843,466 28,996 6.442 0.794%
2050 3,679,340 1,821,156 1,858,184 27,963 6.4922 0.76%
2051 3,706,808 1,834,393 1,872,415 26,974 6.5407 0.728%
2052 3,733,228 1,847,082 1,886,146 25,865 6.5873 0.693%
2053 3,758,653 1,859,247 1,899,406 24,986 6.6322 0.665%
2054 3,783,208 1,870,956 1,912,253 24,124 6.6755 0.638%
2055 3,806,813 1,882,174 1,924,640 23,086 6.7172 0.606%
2056 3,829,376 1,892,853 1,936,523 22,041 6.757 0.576%
2057 3,851,011 1,903,050 1,947,961 21,228 6.7951 0.551%
2058 3,871,757 1,912,785 1,958,972 20,264 6.8317 0.523%
2059 3,891,537 1,922,033 1,969,504 19,296 6.8667 0.496%
2060 3,910,244 1,930,738 1,979,505 18,118 6.8997 0.463%
2061 3,927,954 1,938,939 1,989,015 17,303 6.9309 0.441%
2062 3,944,906 1,946,754 1,998,153 16,601 6.9608 0.421%
2063 3,961,114 1,954,195 2,006,919 15,813 6.9894 0.399%
2064 3,976,473 1,961,210 2,015,263 14,906 7.0165 0.375%
2065 3,991,116 1,967,859 2,023,257 14,380 7.0424 0.36%
2066 4,005,201 1,974,229 2,030,972 13,790 7.0672 0.344%
2067 4,018,802 1,980,360 2,038,443 13,413 7.0912 0.334%
2068 4,031,897 1,986,236 2,045,660 12,776 7.1143 0.317%
2069 4,044,439 1,991,832 2,052,606 12,307 7.1364 0.304%
2070 4,056,561 1,997,206 2,059,355 11,939 7.1578 0.294%
2071 4,068,184 2,002,318 2,065,866 11,305 7.1783 0.278%
2072 4,079,240 2,007,137 2,072,103 10,809 7.1979 0.265%
2073 4,089,882 2,011,739 2,078,141 10,473 7.2166 0.256%
2074 4,100,033 2,016,089 2,083,944 9,830 7.2345 0.24%
2075 4,109,598 2,020,132 2,089,465 9,299 7.2514 0.226%
2076 4,118,680 2,023,918 2,094,762 8,867 7.2674 0.215%
2077 4,127,316 2,027,474 2,099,843 8,405 7.2827 0.204%
2078 4,135,384 2,030,745 2,104,640 7,730 7.2969 0.187%
2079 4,142,866 2,033,716 2,109,150 7,233 7.3101 0.175%
2080 4,149,776 2,036,392 2,113,384 6,589 7.3223 0.159%
2081 4,156,071 2,038,752 2,117,319 6,000 7.3334 0.144%
2082 4,161,725 2,040,791 2,120,935 5,310 7.3434 0.128%
2083 4,166,773 2,042,535 2,124,238 4,784 7.3523 0.115%
2084 4,171,368 2,044,064 2,127,304 4,406 7.3604 0.106%
2085 4,175,446 2,045,342 2,130,103 3,749 7.3676 0.09%
2086 4,179,000 2,046,368 2,132,633 3,361 7.3739 0.08%
2087 4,182,024 2,047,143 2,134,881 2,686 7.3792 0.064%
2088 4,184,421 2,047,633 2,136,789 2,111 7.3834 0.05%
2089 4,186,185 2,047,835 2,138,350 1,414 7.3866 0.034%
2090 4,187,456 2,047,814 2,139,642 1,128 7.3888 0.027%
2091 4,188,383 2,047,659 2,140,724 726 7.3904 0.017%
2092 4,188,863 2,047,305 2,141,559 236 7.3913 0.006%
2093 4,188,854 2,046,721 2,142,133 -256 7.3913 -0.006%
2094 4,188,384 2,045,942 2,142,442 -685 7.3904 -0.016%
2095 4,187,500 2,044,996 2,142,503 -1,083 7.3889 -0.026%
2096 4,186,265 2,043,921 2,142,345 -1,383 7.3867 -0.033%
2097 4,184,569 2,042,645 2,141,925 -2,012 7.3837 -0.048%
2098 4,182,500 2,041,207 2,141,292 -2,129 7.3801 -0.051%
2099 4,180,228 2,039,712 2,140,516 -2,414 7.376 -0.058%
2100 4,177,613 2,038,091 2,139,522 -2,815 7.3714 -0.067%

Population Density of Botswana

Today, Botswana has a population density of 4.7989 people per square kilometer. The country has seen a change in density from 0.7296 people/kmยฒ since the 1950 to 4.7989 people/kmยฒ in 2024. In the future, Botswana is projected to reach a population density of 7.3714 people per square kilometer, by the year 2100.

Population Density of Botswana Between 1950 - 2100

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Growth Rate of Botswana's Population

The population growth rate of Botswana currently stands at 1.618% as of July 1, 2024. This is a decrease by 0.109 percentage points when compared to data from previous year. By 2024, the population growth rate of Botswana will decrease to 1.618%. If we look further into the future, we can see that Botswana's population growth is projected to land at a negative rate of -0.067% by the year 2100.

Population Growth Rate of Botswana Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Growth Rate
1950 2.249%
1960 2.2%
1970 1.153%
1980 4.827%
1990 2.942%
2000 2.041%
2010 2.065%
2020 1.796%
Year Growth Rate
2030 1.36%
2040 1.076%
2050 0.76%
2060 0.463%
2070 0.294%
2080 0.159%
2090 0.027%
2100 -0.067%
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Life Expectancy of Botswana

Today, Botswana has an average life expectancy of 66.2003 years of age. The country has seen a change in life expectancy from 44.9449 years since the 1950 to 66.2003 years in 2024. In the future, Botswana is projected to reach a population life expectancy of 75.5252 years of age, by the year 2100.

Life Expectancy of Botswana Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Life Expectancy (Age)
1950 44,944
1960 50,371
1970 55,197
1980 60,645
1990 60,532
2000 51,010
2010 60,013
2020 65,647
Year Life Expectancy (Age)
2030 67,009
2040 68,276
2050 69,466
2060 70,631
2070 71,784
2080 72,966
2090 74,223
2100 75,525
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Migration to and from Botswana

In 2024 Botswana will see net migrations of 3,000 people. This means that 3,000 more people will immigrate to Botswana than emigrate from the country this year. A decrease of net migrations when compared to the previous year of 2022, when the net migrations of Botswana was 3,000.

Net Migration for Botswana Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Net Migration
1950 -1,078
1960 -4,329
1970 -12,728
1980 12,064
1990 4,144
2000 7,970
2010 3,562
2020 1,816
Year Net Migration
2030 3,000
2040 3,000
2050 3,000
2060 3,000
2070 3,000
2080 3,000
2090 3,000
2100 3,000
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Births in Botswana

In 2024, Botswana will see 59,877 babies be born. That is a decrease when compared to the ammount of births recorded by Botswana in 2022, when the country saw 60,554 new borns.

Births Botswana Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Births
1950 18,796
1960 24,256
1970 27,359
1980 41,514
1990 46,010
2000 49,908
2010 58,309
2020 61,583
Year Births
2030 58,998
2040 60,296
2050 58,802
2060 55,644
2070 54,671
2080 52,458
2090 49,647
2100 47,590
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Deaths in Botswana

In 2024, 18,887 people will die in Botswana. That is an increase of Botswana's death count when compared to 2022, when the country recorded 18,131 deaths.

Deaths Botswana Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Deaths
1950 8,423
1960 8,638
1970 7,803
1980 8,285
1990 10,697
2000 22,623
2010 18,664
2020 17,690
Year Births
2030 21,559
2040 27,206
2050 33,828
2060 40,528
2070 45,740
2080 48,877
2090 51,512
2100 53,407
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Median Age in Botswana

The median age of Botswana has been on an upward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the median age of Botswana will reach 39.3858 years of age, by the year 2100.

Median Age in Botswana Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Median Age
1950 17.9211
1960 16.4791
1970 13.91
1980 15.3094
1990 15.9605
2000 18.4095
2010 21.0571
2020 23.3287
Year Median Age
2030 25.4277
2040 28.1438
2050 30.8297
2060 33.144
2070 34.9114
2080 36.5556
2090 38.1467
2100 39.3858
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Fertility Rate in Botswana

The fertility rate of Botswana has been on a downward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the total fertility rate of Botswana will reach 1.778 births per woman, by the year 2100.

Fertility Rate in Botswana Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
1950 6.4287
1960 6.6277
1970 6.6171
1980 6.2526
1990 4.4865
2000 3.3115
2010 3.023
2020 2.8357
Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
2030 2.4762
2040 2.2406
2050 2.0753
2060 1.9576
2070 1.9007
2080 1.8454
2090 1.8088
2100 1.778
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Infant Mortality Rate in Botswana

The infant mortality rate is recorded as infant deaths under 1 year for every 1,000 live births. It gives us an insight into the maternal and infant health of Botswana while at the same time being an important marker for the overall health of the country. The infant mortality rate of Botswana has been on a positive downward trend since the 1950's when the infant mortality rate of the country was 138.1472. Today, Botswana has a much better infant mortality rate of 32.0732 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. This is set to improve even further in the future when Botswana is projected to record an infant mortality rate of only 10.086 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births, by the year 2100.

Infant Mortality Rate in Botswana Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Infant Mortality Rate
1950 138.1472
1960 107.7792
1970 82.3453
1980 52.3007
1990 36.9168
2000 57.3301
2010 38.5518
2020 34.1726
Year Infant Mortality Rate
2030 29.309
2040 25.112
2050 21.2148
2060 18.0806
2070 15.4855
2080 13.3371
2090 11.6348
2100 10.086
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Data Information

Data found on this page is based on the medium fertility variant of the United Nations Revision of World Population Prospects 2022.

Data Sources

The United Nations - Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Population Division)

UN Revision of World Population Prospects 2022

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