๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท Population of Liberia

5,418,376
Current Population of Liberia
117,735
Net population growth this year
56.25
Population Density (people/kmยฒ)

As of July 1, 2023 the population of Liberia reached 5,418,376, of which 2,699,486 people are male and 2,718,890 female. The country has a population density of 56.2539 people per square kilometer. With an overall population growth rate of 2.173% for the year. According to the latest data, Liberia is set to increase its population size by 119,409 people next year. Making the total population count of Liberia 5,536,949 people by 2024.

Historic Population of Liberia (1950 - 2023)

Between 1950 and 2023 the population of Liberia grown from 915,894 people to 5,418,376. An increase of the population size by 491.59% in 73 years.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
1950 915,894 477,247 438,647 16,872 9.5089 1.842%
1951 933,334 485,394 447,940 18,008 9.6899 1.929%
1952 951,883 494,100 457,783 19,089 9.8825 2.005%
1953 971,360 503,266 468,094 19,867 10.0847 2.045%
1954 991,949 512,988 478,961 21,310 10.2985 2.148%
1955 1,013,790 523,328 490,462 22,373 10.5252 2.207%
1956 1,036,701 534,181 502,520 23,448 10.7631 2.262%
1957 1,060,604 545,513 515,092 24,359 11.0113 2.297%
1958 1,084,947 557,058 527,888 24,325 11.264 2.242%
1959 1,110,215 569,058 541,157 26,212 11.5263 2.361%
1960 1,137,026 581,810 555,216 27,410 11.8047 2.411%
1961 1,165,004 595,128 569,876 28,547 12.0951 2.45%
1962 1,194,085 608,980 585,105 29,614 12.3971 2.48%
1963 1,224,169 623,528 600,641 30,555 12.7094 2.496%
1964 1,255,198 638,748 616,449 31,501 13.0315 2.51%
1965 1,287,315 654,518 632,797 32,735 13.365 2.543%
1966 1,320,315 670,672 649,643 33,264 13.7076 2.52%
1967 1,354,287 687,288 667,000 34,681 14.0603 2.561%
1968 1,389,453 704,504 684,949 35,649 14.4254 2.566%
1969 1,425,879 722,306 703,573 37,204 14.8036 2.609%
1970 1,463,563 740,762 722,802 38,165 15.1948 2.608%
1971 1,501,658 759,354 742,304 38,024 15.5903 2.532%
1972 1,540,995 778,548 762,446 40,650 15.9987 2.638%
1973 1,582,697 799,034 783,664 42,754 16.4317 2.702%
1974 1,626,283 820,485 805,798 44,418 16.8842 2.731%
1975 1,671,632 842,373 829,260 46,281 17.355 2.769%
1976 1,718,482 864,620 853,862 47,417 17.8414 2.759%
1977 1,768,092 888,198 879,894 51,804 18.3564 2.93%
1978 1,820,861 913,277 907,585 53,735 18.9043 2.951%
1979 1,875,566 939,388 936,178 55,675 19.4722 2.969%
1980 1,932,169 966,472 965,696 57,530 20.0599 2.978%
1981 1,989,690 994,142 995,548 57,512 20.6571 2.891%
1982 2,047,602 1,022,230 1,025,372 58,313 21.2583 2.848%
1983 2,109,151 1,051,660 1,057,490 64,783 21.8973 3.072%
1984 2,174,194 1,083,024 1,091,170 65,304 22.5726 3.004%
1985 2,239,724 1,115,283 1,124,440 65,755 23.2529 2.936%
1986 2,305,860 1,147,844 1,158,015 66,518 23.9396 2.885%
1987 2,372,449 1,180,694 1,191,755 66,660 24.6309 2.81%
1988 2,439,639 1,213,771 1,225,868 67,720 25.3285 2.776%
1989 2,507,600 1,247,121 1,260,478 68,202 26.0341 2.72%
1990 2,209,730 1,095,527 1,114,203 -663,941 22.9416 -30.275%
1991 1,939,236 957,401 981,835 122,951 20.1333 6.342%
1992 2,052,626 1,012,824 1,039,801 103,829 21.3105 5.059%
1993 2,132,770 1,051,604 1,081,167 56,461 22.1426 2.647%
1994 2,125,198 1,046,944 1,078,253 -71,607 22.0639 -3.37%
1995 2,142,422 1,054,620 1,087,802 106,056 22.2428 4.951%
1996 2,203,966 1,084,387 1,119,580 17,033 22.8817 0.773%
1997 2,383,300 1,172,418 1,210,882 341,634 24.7436 14.359%
1998 2,639,224 1,298,527 1,340,697 170,215 27.4006 6.452%
1999 2,789,743 1,372,749 1,416,994 130,822 28.9633 4.69%
2000 2,895,224 1,424,909 1,470,314 80,140 30.0584 2.768%
2001 2,981,648 1,467,915 1,513,734 92,709 30.9557 3.11%
2002 3,060,599 1,507,373 1,553,226 65,193 31.7753 2.13%
2003 3,085,173 1,519,808 1,565,364 -16,047 32.0304 -0.52%
2004 3,122,446 1,538,587 1,583,860 90,595 32.4174 2.902%
2005 3,266,318 1,610,373 1,655,945 197,148 33.9111 6.038%
2006 3,455,397 1,704,671 1,750,726 181,010 35.8741 5.24%
2007 3,632,740 1,793,393 1,839,348 173,677 37.7153 4.782%
2008 3,783,887 1,869,357 1,914,531 128,616 39.2845 3.399%
2009 3,905,066 1,930,581 1,974,485 113,739 40.5426 2.913%
2010 4,019,956 1,988,726 2,031,229 116,042 41.7354 2.887%
2011 4,181,149 2,070,139 2,111,010 206,345 43.4089 4.936%
2012 4,331,740 2,146,280 2,185,460 94,837 44.9724 2.189%
2013 4,427,312 2,194,920 2,232,393 96,307 45.9646 2.175%
2014 4,519,398 2,241,889 2,277,509 87,864 46.9207 1.944%
2015 4,612,329 2,289,264 2,323,065 97,998 47.8855 2.125%
2016 4,706,098 2,337,052 2,369,046 89,539 48.859 1.903%
2017 4,796,631 2,383,292 2,413,339 91,528 49.7989 1.908%
2018 4,889,391 2,430,584 2,458,808 93,992 50.7619 1.922%
2019 4,985,289 2,479,442 2,505,847 97,804 51.7576 1.962%
2020 5,087,584 2,531,454 2,556,131 106,787 52.8196 2.099%
2021 5,193,416 2,585,173 2,608,243 104,875 53.9184 2.019%
2022 5,302,681 2,640,702 2,661,979 113,656 55.0528 2.143%
2023 5,418,376 2,699,486 2,718,890 117,735 56.2539 2.173%

Statements that can be derived from Liberia's population data

  • Liberia has a population of 5,418,376 people, as of July 1, 2023.
  • Liberia's population is equivalent to 0.07% of the total world population.
  • In 2023, Liberia's population will grow with 117,735 people.
  • In 2023, 5,000 more people will emigrate from Liberia than immigrate to the country.
  • The median age of the population in Liberia is 18.30 years.
  • In Liberia there are 56.25 people per square kilometers (0.386102 square miles), if spaced out evenly.
  • 56.01 infants die at birth out of a 1000 new born in Liberia.
  • In Liberia, 2,699,486 of the total population are male, and 2,718,890 are female.

Future Population of Liberia (2023 - 2100)

Liberia's population is set to incease in the future from 5,418,376 people to 13,226,140 people. An increase of the population size by 1344.07% from 2023 to 2100.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
2023 5,418,376 2,699,486 2,718,890 117,735 56.2539 2.173%
2024 5,536,949 2,759,692 2,777,256 119,409 57.4849 2.157%
2025 5,657,228 2,820,713 2,836,516 121,151 58.7337 2.142%
2026 5,779,303 2,882,596 2,896,707 122,998 60.0011 2.128%
2027 5,902,858 2,945,177 2,957,680 124,111 61.2838 2.103%
2028 6,028,036 3,008,530 3,019,506 126,246 62.5834 2.094%
2029 6,154,516 3,072,492 3,082,025 126,715 63.8966 2.059%
2030 6,282,074 3,136,932 3,145,143 128,401 65.2209 2.044%
2031 6,410,626 3,201,807 3,208,820 128,703 66.5555 2.008%
2032 6,539,863 3,266,970 3,272,893 129,770 67.8972 1.984%
2033 6,670,120 3,332,597 3,337,523 130,744 69.2496 1.96%
2034 6,800,916 3,398,428 3,402,487 130,847 70.6075 1.924%
2035 6,932,308 3,464,497 3,467,811 131,939 71.9716 1.903%
2036 7,064,345 3,530,840 3,533,505 132,134 73.3425 1.87%
2037 7,196,804 3,597,334 3,599,470 132,785 74.7177 1.845%
2038 7,329,593 3,663,932 3,665,660 132,792 76.0963 1.812%
2039 7,462,143 3,730,350 3,731,793 132,308 77.4724 1.773%
2040 7,594,350 3,796,537 3,797,813 132,105 78.845 1.74%
2041 7,726,261 3,862,512 3,863,749 131,719 80.2145 1.705%
2042 7,857,657 3,928,171 3,929,486 131,072 81.5787 1.668%
2043 7,988,702 3,993,604 3,995,098 131,019 82.9392 1.64%
2044 8,119,670 4,058,942 4,060,729 130,917 84.2989 1.612%
2045 8,249,922 4,123,854 4,126,067 129,586 85.6512 1.571%
2046 8,379,107 4,188,184 4,190,924 128,783 86.9924 1.537%
2047 8,507,778 4,252,211 4,255,568 128,559 88.3283 1.511%
2048 8,635,984 4,315,960 4,320,024 127,852 89.6593 1.48%
2049 8,763,580 4,379,351 4,384,228 127,339 90.984 1.453%
2050 8,890,700 4,442,446 4,448,254 126,902 92.3038 1.427%
2051 9,016,680 4,504,924 4,511,757 125,058 93.6117 1.387%
2052 9,141,552 4,566,794 4,574,758 124,686 94.9081 1.364%
2053 9,265,807 4,628,308 4,637,500 123,824 96.1982 1.336%
2054 9,389,262 4,689,368 4,699,894 123,087 97.4799 1.311%
2055 9,512,104 4,750,059 4,762,045 122,596 98.7552 1.289%
2056 9,633,860 4,810,144 4,823,716 120,915 100.0193 1.255%
2057 9,754,062 4,869,379 4,884,682 119,489 101.2672 1.225%
2058 9,873,414 4,928,111 4,945,304 119,217 102.5064 1.207%
2059 9,991,286 4,986,028 5,005,257 116,525 103.7301 1.166%
2060 10,107,694 5,043,136 5,064,558 116,291 104.9387 1.151%
2061 10,223,412 5,099,812 5,123,600 115,146 106.1401 1.126%
2062 10,337,516 5,155,588 5,181,927 113,061 107.3247 1.094%
2063 10,449,841 5,210,400 5,239,440 111,590 108.4909 1.068%
2064 10,560,646 5,264,376 5,296,270 110,020 109.6413 1.042%
2065 10,670,494 5,317,790 5,352,704 109,675 110.7817 1.028%
2066 10,778,920 5,370,405 5,408,515 107,178 111.9074 0.994%
2067 10,885,645 5,422,079 5,463,566 106,272 113.0154 0.976%
2068 10,991,351 5,473,152 5,518,200 105,140 114.1129 0.957%
2069 11,095,504 5,523,359 5,572,144 103,165 115.1942 0.93%
2070 11,197,486 5,572,384 5,625,102 100,800 116.253 0.9%
2071 11,297,762 5,620,453 5,677,308 99,752 117.294 0.883%
2072 11,396,337 5,667,590 5,728,748 97,398 118.3175 0.855%
2073 11,492,836 5,713,602 5,779,234 95,600 119.3193 0.832%
2074 11,587,135 5,758,418 5,828,717 92,998 120.2983 0.803%
2075 11,679,130 5,802,008 5,877,122 90,992 121.2534 0.779%
2076 11,768,604 5,844,258 5,924,346 87,957 122.1824 0.747%
2077 11,855,599 5,885,185 5,970,414 86,032 123.0855 0.726%
2078 11,940,196 5,924,855 6,015,342 83,163 123.9638 0.696%
2079 12,022,245 5,963,184 6,059,062 80,934 124.8157 0.673%
2080 12,102,636 6,000,638 6,101,998 79,848 125.6503 0.66%
2081 12,181,028 6,037,054 6,143,974 76,935 126.4642 0.632%
2082 12,256,446 6,071,938 6,184,508 73,903 127.2472 0.603%
2083 12,329,158 6,105,436 6,223,721 71,519 128.0021 0.58%
2084 12,399,468 6,137,706 6,261,762 69,101 128.732 0.557%
2085 12,467,052 6,168,583 6,298,469 66,068 129.4337 0.53%
2086 12,532,153 6,198,203 6,333,950 64,134 130.1096 0.512%
2087 12,594,960 6,226,678 6,368,282 61,479 130.7616 0.488%
2088 12,655,564 6,254,036 6,401,528 59,730 131.3908 0.472%
2089 12,714,058 6,280,325 6,433,733 57,258 131.9981 0.45%
2090 12,769,796 6,305,231 6,464,566 54,219 132.5768 0.425%
2091 12,823,126 6,328,911 6,494,214 52,439 133.1305 0.409%
2092 12,875,146 6,351,960 6,523,186 51,602 133.6705 0.401%
2093 12,925,585 6,374,264 6,551,321 49,275 134.1942 0.381%
2094 12,974,012 6,395,574 6,578,439 47,581 134.697 0.367%
2095 13,020,415 6,415,897 6,604,518 45,225 135.1787 0.347%
2096 13,064,651 6,435,174 6,629,476 43,246 135.638 0.331%
2097 13,107,256 6,453,654 6,653,602 41,964 136.0803 0.32%
2098 13,148,578 6,471,518 6,677,060 40,679 136.5093 0.309%
2099 13,188,191 6,488,565 6,699,626 38,548 136.9206 0.292%
2100 13,226,140 6,504,836 6,721,304 37,350 137.3146 0.282%

Population Density of Liberia

Today, Liberia has a population density of 56.2539 people per square kilometer. The country has seen a change in density from 9.5089 people/kmยฒ since the 1950 to 56.2539 people/kmยฒ in 2023. In the future, Liberia is projected to reach a population density of 137.3146 people per square kilometer, by the year 2100.

Population Density of Liberia Between 1950 - 2100

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Growth Rate of Liberia's Population

The population growth rate of Liberia currently stands at 2.173% as of July 1, 2023. This is an increase by 0.03 percentage points when compared to data from previous year. By 2023, the population growth rate of Liberia will decrease to 2.173%. If we look further into the future, we can see that Liberia's population growth is projected to land at a positive rate of 0.282% by the year 2100.

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

Year Growth Rate
1950 1.842%
1960 2.411%
1970 2.608%
1980 2.978%
1990 -30.275%
2000 2.768%
2010 2.887%
2020 2.099%
Year Growth Rate
2030 2.044%
2040 1.74%
2050 1.427%
2060 1.151%
2070 0.9%
2080 0.66%
2090 0.425%
2100 0.282%
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Life Expectancy of Liberia

Today, Liberia has an average life expectancy of 62.0386 years of age. The country has seen a change in life expectancy from 38.4917 years since the 1950 to 62.0386 years in 2023. In the future, Liberia is projected to reach a population life expectancy of 73.9133 years of age, by the year 2100.

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

Year Life Expectancy (Age)
1950 38,491
1960 38,330
1970 40,598
1980 44,631
1990 36,688
2000 51,356
2010 59,433
2020 60,947
Year Life Expectancy (Age)
2030 63,557
2040 65,475
2050 67,139
2060 68,646
2070 70,018
2080 71,327
2090 72,620
2100 73,913
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Migration to and from Liberia

In 2023 Liberia will see net migrations of -5,000 people. This means that 5,000 more people will emigrate from Liberia than immigrate to the country this year. A decrease of net migrations when compared to the previous year of 2022, when the net migrations of Liberia was -5,000.

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

Year Net Migration
1950 -625
1960 1,891
1970 2,294
1980 4,011
1990 -712,546
2000 -2,060
2010 2,848
2020 -10,119
Year Net Migration
2030 -5,000
2040 -5,000
2050 -5,000
2060 -5,000
2070 -5,000
2080 -5,000
2090 -5,000
2100 -5,000
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Births in Liberia

In 2023, Liberia will see 166,979 babies be born. That is an increase when compared to the ammount of births recorded by Liberia in 2022, when the country saw 164,452 new borns.

Births Liberia Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Births
1950 39,522
1960 54,595
1970 70,909
1980 92,735
1990 114,053
2000 126,317
2010 153,011
2020 161,486
Year Births
2030 181,355
2040 191,991
2050 196,765
2060 198,296
2070 197,208
2080 194,026
2090 185,941
2100 180,863
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Deaths in Liberia

In 2023, 44,244 people will die in Liberia. That is a decrease of Liberia's death count when compared to 2022, when the country recorded 45,796 deaths.

Deaths Liberia Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Deaths
1950 22,020
1960 29,077
1970 35,037
1980 39,224
1990 65,447
2000 44,112
2010 39,816
2020 44,578
Year Births
2030 47,952
2040 54,894
2050 64,867
2060 77,016
2070 91,416
2080 109,175
2090 126,720
2100 138,514
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Median Age in Liberia

The median age of Liberia has been on an upward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the median age of Liberia will reach 35.0941 years of age, by the year 2100.

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

Year Median Age
1950 17.9473
1960 18.4483
1970 17.9062
1980 16.6299
1990 16.7079
2000 17.5239
2010 17.3295
2020 17.796
Year Median Age
2030 19.9351
2040 22.2237
2050 24.3339
2060 26.6742
2070 29.0664
2080 31.2757
2090 33.266
2100 35.0941
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Fertility Rate in Liberia

The fertility rate of Liberia has been on a downward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the total fertility rate of Liberia will reach 1.9702 births per woman, by the year 2100.

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

Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
1950 6.0012
1960 6.391
1970 6.5784
1980 6.872
1990 6.3699
2000 5.8748
2010 5.0583
2020 4.1736
Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
2030 3.4846
2040 3.0058
2050 2.683
2060 2.4442
2070 2.2695
2080 2.1525
2090 2.027
2100 1.9702
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Infant Mortality Rate in Liberia

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 Liberia while at the same time being an important marker for the overall health of the country. The infant mortality rate of Liberia has been on a positive downward trend since the 1950's when the infant mortality rate of the country was 199.2778. Today, Liberia has a much better infant mortality rate of 56.0116 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. This is set to improve even further in the future when Liberia is projected to record an infant mortality rate of only 14.9082 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births, by the year 2100.

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

Year Infant Mortality Rate
1950 199.2778
1960 200.6328
1970 185.6394
1980 161.5556
1990 173.2239
2000 129.8317
2010 73.985
2020 59.5958
Year Infant Mortality Rate
2030 48.2838
2040 39.5132
2050 32.6242
2060 26.6316
2070 22.2502
2080 19.0425
2090 16.4992
2100 14.9082
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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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