๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Population of Eastern Africa

497,385,816
Current Population of Eastern Africa
12,411,809
Net population growth this year
74.77
Population Density (people/kmยฒ)

As of July 1, 2024 the population of Eastern Africa reached 497,385,816, of which 246,670,540 people are male and 250,715,276 female. The country has a population density of 74.7667 people per square kilometer. With an overall population growth rate of 2.496% for the year. According to the latest data, Eastern Africa is set to increase its population size by 12,411,809 people next year. Making the total population count of Eastern Africa 497,385,816 people by 2024.

Historic Population of Eastern Africa (1950 - 2024)

Between 1950 and 2024 the population of Eastern Africa grown from 65,794,236 people to 497,385,816. An increase of the population size by 655.97% in 73 years.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
1950 65,794,236 32,714,298 33,079,938 1,510,842 9.8901 2.296%
1951 67,328,314 33,459,833 33,868,482 1,557,315 10.1207 2.313%
1952 68,905,136 34,227,420 34,677,716 1,596,329 10.3578 2.317%
1953 70,518,765 35,013,842 35,504,922 1,630,927 10.6003 2.313%
1954 72,185,576 35,827,309 36,358,266 1,702,695 10.8509 2.359%
1955 73,922,833 36,676,120 37,246,713 1,771,820 11.112 2.397%
1956 75,730,358 37,560,212 38,170,145 1,843,229 11.3837 2.434%
1957 77,545,138 38,447,711 39,097,427 1,786,332 11.6565 2.304%
1958 79,347,466 39,328,296 40,019,170 1,818,325 11.9275 2.292%
1959 81,302,208 40,285,227 41,016,982 2,091,159 12.2213 2.572%
1960 83,437,499 41,333,605 42,103,894 2,179,422 12.5423 2.612%
1961 85,688,641 42,445,054 43,243,588 2,322,862 12.8807 2.711%
1962 88,041,609 43,611,850 44,429,758 2,383,073 13.2343 2.707%
1963 90,468,848 44,814,232 45,654,616 2,471,405 13.5992 2.732%
1964 93,024,774 46,080,598 46,944,175 2,640,448 13.9834 2.839%
1965 95,691,205 47,401,300 48,289,904 2,692,414 14.3842 2.814%
1966 98,402,564 48,741,523 49,661,042 2,730,305 14.7918 2.775%
1967 101,213,717 50,130,295 51,083,422 2,892,000 15.2144 2.858%
1968 104,173,184 51,593,592 52,579,591 3,026,933 15.6592 2.906%
1969 107,238,945 53,109,586 54,129,360 3,104,590 16.1201 2.895%
1970 110,388,762 54,661,154 55,727,609 3,195,044 16.5936 2.895%
1971 113,615,833 56,244,738 57,371,094 3,259,097 17.0786 2.869%
1972 116,830,553 57,817,228 59,013,325 3,170,345 17.5619 2.714%
1973 120,155,477 59,444,507 60,710,970 3,479,501 18.0617 2.896%
1974 123,678,757 61,174,649 62,504,108 3,567,060 18.5913 2.884%
1975 127,271,322 62,937,588 64,333,733 3,618,069 19.1313 2.843%
1976 130,987,648 64,757,346 66,230,301 3,814,584 19.69 2.912%
1977 134,646,719 66,532,103 68,114,616 3,503,558 20.24 2.602%
1978 138,527,178 68,384,072 70,143,106 4,257,360 20.8233 3.074%
1979 142,695,189 70,380,845 72,314,344 4,078,662 21.4498 2.858%
1980 146,692,854 72,396,481 74,296,374 3,916,669 22.0508 2.67%
1981 151,025,112 74,589,338 76,435,773 4,747,845 22.702 3.144%
1982 155,791,310 76,930,556 78,860,755 4,784,553 23.4184 3.071%
1983 160,521,202 79,259,432 81,261,769 4,675,230 24.1294 2.913%
1984 165,298,232 81,597,243 83,700,989 4,878,830 24.8475 2.952%
1985 170,315,698 84,064,352 86,251,345 5,156,101 25.6017 3.028%
1986 175,527,653 86,645,814 88,881,840 5,267,810 26.3852 3.001%
1987 180,946,604 89,324,490 91,622,114 5,570,091 27.1998 3.079%
1988 186,245,509 91,920,291 94,325,218 5,027,720 27.9963 2.7%
1989 191,453,146 94,464,345 96,988,801 5,387,555 28.7791 2.814%
1990 196,984,083 97,186,568 99,797,515 5,674,318 29.6105 2.881%
1991 202,552,220 99,941,383 102,610,838 5,461,957 30.4475 2.697%
1992 208,086,347 102,669,560 105,416,787 5,606,295 31.2794 2.694%
1993 213,837,144 105,509,290 108,327,853 5,895,299 32.1438 2.757%
1994 218,904,152 108,018,787 110,885,366 4,238,719 32.9055 1.936%
1995 224,339,858 110,700,048 113,639,811 6,632,692 33.7226 2.957%
1996 231,216,638 114,085,609 117,131,029 7,120,867 34.7563 3.08%
1997 238,099,530 117,486,818 120,612,712 6,644,919 35.7909 2.791%
1998 244,687,812 120,760,341 123,927,471 6,531,643 36.7813 2.67%
1999 251,440,802 124,100,095 127,340,708 6,974,338 37.7964 2.774%
2000 258,473,864 127,591,780 130,882,083 7,091,785 38.8536 2.744%
2001 265,726,962 131,208,825 134,518,137 7,414,412 39.9439 2.79%
2002 273,243,843 134,957,775 138,286,068 7,619,350 41.0738 2.789%
2003 281,066,591 138,862,612 142,203,978 8,026,146 42.2497 2.856%
2004 289,158,122 142,903,957 146,254,166 8,156,917 43.466 2.821%
2005 297,412,725 147,024,210 150,388,514 8,352,288 44.7069 2.809%
2006 305,920,805 151,273,522 154,647,283 8,663,872 45.9858 2.832%
2007 314,759,923 155,687,533 159,072,389 9,014,364 47.3145 2.864%
2008 323,863,939 160,224,559 163,639,380 9,193,668 48.683 2.839%
2009 333,141,260 164,829,826 168,311,435 9,360,975 50.0775 2.81%
2010 342,740,307 169,595,113 173,145,194 9,837,117 51.5205 2.87%
2011 352,512,195 174,457,930 178,054,266 9,706,661 52.9894 2.754%
2012 362,460,568 179,414,444 183,046,124 10,190,084 54.4848 2.812%
2013 372,761,155 184,555,491 188,205,665 10,411,090 56.0332 2.793%
2014 383,013,540 189,670,848 193,342,692 10,093,679 57.5743 2.635%
2015 393,349,057 194,839,100 198,509,957 10,577,355 59.1279 2.689%
2016 404,071,811 200,212,732 203,859,079 10,868,153 60.7398 2.69%
2017 414,917,571 205,640,004 209,277,567 10,823,368 62.3701 2.609%
2018 425,948,172 211,138,140 214,810,032 11,237,834 64.0282 2.638%
2019 437,462,042 216,863,534 220,598,508 11,789,907 65.759 2.695%
2020 449,292,465 222,751,645 226,540,820 11,870,938 67.5373 2.642%
2021 461,141,845 228,642,954 232,498,890 11,827,821 69.3185 2.565%
2022 473,004,847 234,535,440 238,469,407 11,898,184 71.1017 2.516%
2023 485,066,925 240,535,744 244,531,180 12,225,972 72.9149 2.521%
2024 497,385,816 246,670,540 250,715,276 12,411,809 74.7667 2.496%

Statements that can be derived from Eastern Africa's population data

  • Eastern Africa has a population of 497,385,816 people, as of July 1, 2024.
  • Eastern Africa's population is equivalent to 6.22% of the total world population.
  • In 2024, Eastern Africa's population will grow with 12,411,809 people.
  • In 2024, 279,388 more people will emigrate from Eastern Africa than immigrate to the country.
  • The median age of the population in Eastern Africa is 18.15 years.
  • In Eastern Africa there are 74.77 people per square kilometers (0.386102 square miles), if spaced out evenly.
  • 33.24 infants die at birth out of a 1000 new born in Eastern Africa.
  • In Eastern Africa, 246,670,540 of the total population are male, and 250,715,276 are female.

Future Population of Eastern Africa (2024 - 2100)

Eastern Africa's population is set to incease in the future from 497,385,816 people to 1,338,985,917 people. An increase of the population size by 1935.11% from 2024 to 2100.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
2024 497,385,816 246,670,540 250,715,276 12,411,809 74.7667 2.496%
2025 509,869,544 252,886,983 256,982,562 12,555,648 76.6432 2.463%
2026 522,500,714 259,174,552 263,326,162 12,706,692 78.5419 2.432%
2027 535,284,873 265,535,713 269,749,159 12,861,627 80.4636 2.403%
2028 548,211,266 271,964,975 276,246,291 12,991,158 82.4067 2.37%
2029 561,255,752 278,450,067 282,805,686 13,097,815 84.3675 2.334%
2030 574,400,619 284,981,885 289,418,734 13,191,918 86.3435 2.297%
2031 587,635,409 291,554,840 296,080,569 13,277,663 88.3329 2.26%
2032 600,966,160 298,171,871 302,794,290 13,383,838 90.3368 2.227%
2033 614,374,126 304,823,526 309,550,600 13,432,094 92.3523 2.186%
2034 627,849,199 311,504,616 316,344,583 13,518,052 94.3778 2.153%
2035 641,386,975 318,212,950 323,174,025 13,557,501 96.4128 2.114%
2036 654,955,372 324,932,173 330,023,199 13,579,292 98.4524 2.073%
2037 668,566,358 331,668,080 336,898,279 13,642,681 100.4984 2.041%
2038 682,220,218 338,420,800 343,799,419 13,665,039 102.5508 2.003%
2039 695,899,368 345,181,548 350,717,820 13,693,261 104.6071 1.968%
2040 709,593,774 351,944,971 357,648,802 13,695,549 106.6656 1.93%
2041 723,292,395 358,705,426 364,586,969 13,701,694 108.7248 1.894%
2042 736,990,118 365,460,425 371,529,693 13,693,752 110.7838 1.858%
2043 750,704,607 372,218,874 378,485,733 13,735,226 112.8454 1.83%
2044 764,427,143 378,976,305 385,450,839 13,709,846 114.9081 1.794%
2045 778,136,018 385,721,619 392,414,399 13,707,904 116.9688 1.762%
2046 791,830,297 392,454,115 399,376,182 13,680,653 119.0273 1.728%
2047 805,502,294 399,170,227 406,332,067 13,663,343 121.0825 1.696%
2048 819,135,399 405,861,879 413,273,520 13,602,866 123.1318 1.661%
2049 832,728,604 412,528,369 420,200,235 13,583,545 125.1751 1.631%
2050 846,282,904 419,170,128 427,112,775 13,525,054 127.2126 1.598%
2051 859,772,266 425,774,271 433,997,994 13,453,669 129.2403 1.565%
2052 873,216,316 432,350,847 440,865,469 13,434,433 131.2612 1.539%
2053 886,619,983 438,902,515 447,717,469 13,372,901 133.276 1.508%
2054 899,954,622 445,415,138 454,539,484 13,296,376 135.2805 1.477%
2055 913,205,000 451,880,813 461,324,187 13,204,380 137.2723 1.446%
2056 926,350,201 458,289,410 468,060,790 13,086,021 139.2483 1.413%
2057 939,392,366 464,642,323 474,750,044 12,998,311 141.2088 1.384%
2058 952,335,226 470,941,352 481,393,874 12,887,409 143.1543 1.353%
2059 965,158,296 477,176,708 487,981,589 12,758,730 145.0819 1.322%
2060 977,841,220 483,338,199 494,503,020 12,607,117 146.9884 1.289%
2061 990,383,859 489,425,565 500,958,294 12,478,162 148.8738 1.26%
2062 1,002,806,628 495,449,610 507,357,018 12,367,376 150.7411 1.233%
2063 1,015,082,075 501,397,027 513,685,048 12,183,518 152.5864 1.2%
2064 1,027,204,384 507,264,639 519,939,744 12,061,099 154.4086 1.174%
2065 1,039,174,660 513,053,284 526,121,377 11,879,455 156.208 1.143%
2066 1,050,987,016 518,760,616 532,226,400 11,745,255 157.9836 1.118%
2067 1,062,646,820 524,389,462 538,257,358 11,574,354 159.7363 1.089%
2068 1,074,145,012 529,935,310 544,209,702 11,422,031 161.4647 1.063%
2069 1,085,493,803 535,404,610 550,089,194 11,275,551 163.1706 1.039%
2070 1,096,678,323 540,790,270 555,888,052 11,093,488 164.8519 1.012%
2071 1,107,675,171 546,080,845 561,594,326 10,900,209 166.5049 0.984%
2072 1,118,472,403 551,270,527 567,201,875 10,694,253 168.1279 0.956%
2073 1,129,074,883 556,362,020 572,712,863 10,510,707 169.7217 0.931%
2074 1,139,479,701 561,354,113 578,125,588 10,298,930 171.2857 0.904%
2075 1,149,694,799 566,250,893 583,443,906 10,131,266 172.8213 0.881%
2076 1,159,712,722 571,048,876 588,663,845 9,904,579 174.3271 0.854%
2077 1,169,522,048 575,742,844 593,779,204 9,714,075 175.8017 0.831%
2078 1,179,145,783 580,343,989 598,801,794 9,533,394 177.2483 0.809%
2079 1,188,584,553 584,852,336 603,732,217 9,344,146 178.6671 0.786%
2080 1,197,832,491 589,265,618 608,566,873 9,151,730 180.0573 0.764%
2081 1,206,887,516 593,584,001 613,303,516 8,958,321 181.4184 0.742%
2082 1,215,735,867 597,801,059 617,934,808 8,738,381 182.7485 0.719%
2083 1,224,384,572 601,919,926 622,464,646 8,559,028 184.0486 0.699%
2084 1,232,844,850 605,947,556 626,897,293 8,361,527 185.3203 0.678%
2085 1,241,095,098 609,873,733 631,221,365 8,138,970 186.5605 0.656%
2086 1,249,120,585 613,690,935 635,429,650 7,912,003 187.7669 0.633%
2087 1,256,925,475 617,402,137 639,523,338 7,697,778 188.9401 0.612%
2088 1,264,528,362 621,017,043 643,511,319 7,507,995 190.083 0.594%
2089 1,271,912,526 624,526,452 647,386,074 7,260,334 191.1929 0.571%
2090 1,279,068,457 627,926,688 651,141,770 7,051,528 192.2686 0.551%
2091 1,286,011,119 631,226,324 654,784,794 6,833,796 193.3122 0.531%
2092 1,292,750,719 634,430,062 658,320,657 6,645,404 194.3253 0.514%
2093 1,299,280,060 637,534,539 661,745,522 6,413,279 195.3068 0.494%
2094 1,305,585,873 640,533,089 665,052,784 6,198,346 196.2547 0.475%
2095 1,311,676,766 643,430,470 668,246,297 5,983,441 197.1703 0.456%
2096 1,317,550,404 646,226,852 671,323,552 5,763,833 198.0532 0.437%
2097 1,323,204,529 648,921,588 674,282,941 5,544,418 198.9031 0.419%
2098 1,328,656,379 651,522,934 677,133,444 5,359,282 199.7226 0.403%
2099 1,333,918,663 654,037,637 679,881,025 5,165,285 200.5137 0.387%
2100 1,338,985,917 656,463,672 682,522,244 4,969,223 201.2754 0.371%

Population Density of Eastern Africa

Today, Eastern Africa has a population density of 74.7667 people per square kilometer. The country has seen a change in density from 9.8901 people/kmยฒ since the 1950 to 74.7667 people/kmยฒ in 2024. In the future, Eastern Africa is projected to reach a population density of 201.2754 people per square kilometer, by the year 2100.

Population Density of Eastern Africa Between 1950 - 2100

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Growth Rate of Eastern Africa's Population

The population growth rate of Eastern Africa currently stands at 2.496% as of July 1, 2024. This is a decrease by 0.02 percentage points when compared to data from previous year. By 2024, the population growth rate of Eastern Africa will decrease to 2.496%. If we look further into the future, we can see that Eastern Africa's population growth is projected to land at a positive rate of 0.371% by the year 2100.

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

Year Growth Rate
1950 2.296%
1960 2.612%
1970 2.895%
1980 2.67%
1990 2.881%
2000 2.744%
2010 2.87%
2020 2.642%
Year Growth Rate
2030 2.297%
2040 1.93%
2050 1.598%
2060 1.289%
2070 1.012%
2080 0.764%
2090 0.551%
2100 0.371%
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Life Expectancy of Eastern Africa

Today, Eastern Africa has an average life expectancy of 65.3459 years of age. The country has seen a change in life expectancy from 38.6616 years since the 1950 to 65.3459 years in 2024. In the future, Eastern Africa is projected to reach a population life expectancy of 77.6807 years of age, by the year 2100.

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

Year Life Expectancy (Age)
1950 38,661
1960 42,734
1970 45,374
1980 47,625
1990 48,183
2000 50,431
2010 58,456
2020 63,713
Year Life Expectancy (Age)
2030 66,669
2040 68,541
2050 70,220
2060 71,782
2070 73,262
2080 74,716
2090 76,187
2100 77,680
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Migration to and from Eastern Africa

In 2024 Eastern Africa will see net migrations of -279,388 people. This means that 279,388 more people will emigrate from Eastern Africa than immigrate to the country this year. An increase of net migrations when compared to the previous year of 2022, when the net migrations of Eastern Africa was -295,095.

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

Year Net Migration
1950 -33,411
1960 -84,346
1970 -57,481
1980 -579,966
1990 -161,106
2000 -384,566
2010 -188,071
2020 -75,868
Year Net Migration
2030 -193,159
2040 -170,258
2050 -170,409
2060 -170,409
2070 -170,409
2080 -170,409
2090 -170,409
2100 -170,409
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Births in Eastern Africa

In 2024, Eastern Africa will see 15,867,835 babies be born. That is an increase when compared to the ammount of births recorded by Eastern Africa in 2022, when the country saw 15,528,395 new borns.

Births Eastern Africa Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Births
1950 3,240,626
1960 4,085,397
1970 5,418,793
1980 7,126,364
1990 9,137,385
2000 11,188,019
2010 13,268,363
2020 15,106,572
Year Births
2030 16,885,711
2040 18,056,880
2050 18,814,926
2060 19,087,067
2070 19,020,731
2080 18,687,899
2090 18,196,663
2100 17,544,269
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Deaths in Eastern Africa

In 2024, 3,176,655 people will die in Eastern Africa. That is a decrease of Eastern Africa's death count when compared to 2022, when the country recorded 3,335,097 deaths.

Deaths Eastern Africa Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Deaths
1950 1,696,390
1960 1,821,672
1970 2,166,331
1980 2,629,738
1990 3,301,976
2000 3,711,693
2010 3,243,182
2020 3,159,785
Year Births
2030 3,500,599
2040 4,191,073
2050 5,119,457
2060 6,309,517
2070 7,756,761
2080 9,365,757
2090 10,974,668
2100 12,404,593
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Median Age in Eastern Africa

The median age of Eastern Africa has been on an upward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the median age of Eastern Africa will reach 36.1466 years of age, by the year 2100.

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

Year Median Age
1950 17.2647
1960 16.5692
1970 15.8888
1980 15.3679
1990 15.3812
2000 15.5981
2010 16.1919
2020 17.4554
Year Median Age
2030 19.383
2040 21.5606
2050 23.9995
2060 26.5538
2070 29.1286
2080 31.6197
2090 33.9683
2100 36.1466
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Fertility Rate in Eastern Africa

The fertility rate of Eastern Africa has been on a downward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the total fertility rate of Eastern Africa will reach 1.9406 births per woman, by the year 2100.

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

Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
1950 6.9281
1960 6.9765
1970 7.1275
1980 7.1039
1990 6.6096
2000 5.9608
2010 5.1861
2020 4.3149
Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
2030 3.5955
2040 3.0716
2050 2.7071
2060 2.437
2070 2.2469
2080 2.1076
2090 2.0121
2100 1.9406
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Infant Mortality Rate in Eastern Africa

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 Eastern Africa while at the same time being an important marker for the overall health of the country. The infant mortality rate of Eastern Africa has been on a positive downward trend since the 1950's when the infant mortality rate of the country was 171.9584. Today, Eastern Africa has a much better infant mortality rate of 33.2358 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. This is set to improve even further in the future when Eastern Africa is projected to record an infant mortality rate of only 8.9052 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births, by the year 2100.

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

Year Infant Mortality Rate
1950 171.9584
1960 145.8584
1970 130.8818
1980 121.7047
1990 107.8876
2000 86.6053
2010 55.229
2020 38.2562
Year Infant Mortality Rate
2030 29.9644
2040 23.9737
2050 19.375
2060 16.0715
2070 13.5445
2080 11.5711
2090 10.1097
2100 8.9052
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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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