๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พ Population of Libya

6,964,197
Current Population of Libya
74,810
Net population growth this year
4.15
Population Density (people/kmยฒ)

As of July 1, 2024 the population of Libya reached 6,964,197, of which 3,519,946 people are male and 3,444,251 female. The country has a population density of 4.1548 people per square kilometer. With an overall population growth rate of 1.074% for the year. According to the latest data, Libya is set to increase its population size by 74,810 people next year. Making the total population count of Libya 6,964,197 people by 2024.

Historic Population of Libya (1950 - 2024)

Between 1950 and 2024 the population of Libya grown from 1,130,677 people to 6,964,197. An increase of the population size by 515.93% in 73 years.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
1950 1,130,677 584,952 545,724 10,889 0.6745 0.963%
1951 1,142,852 589,619 553,233 13,462 0.6818 1.178%
1952 1,157,703 596,026 561,677 16,239 0.6907 1.403%
1953 1,175,860 604,515 571,346 20,077 0.7015 1.707%
1954 1,197,845 615,350 582,495 23,893 0.7146 1.995%
1955 1,225,687 629,640 596,047 31,789 0.7312 2.594%
1956 1,259,031 647,020 612,011 34,900 0.7511 2.772%
1957 1,295,600 666,116 629,485 38,239 0.7729 2.952%
1958 1,335,660 687,086 648,574 41,881 0.7968 3.136%
1959 1,379,408 710,021 669,386 45,613 0.8229 3.307%
1960 1,426,986 735,014 691,972 49,544 0.8513 3.472%
1961 1,478,760 762,237 716,523 54,004 0.8822 3.652%
1962 1,535,157 791,854 743,304 58,790 0.9159 3.83%
1963 1,594,758 822,977 771,781 60,412 0.9514 3.789%
1964 1,652,102 852,232 799,870 54,276 0.9856 3.286%
1965 1,700,072 877,296 822,775 41,663 1.0142 2.451%
1966 1,739,831 899,871 839,960 37,856 1.038 2.176%
1967 1,778,578 922,360 856,218 39,637 1.0611 2.229%
1968 1,819,393 945,694 873,699 41,995 1.0854 2.308%
1969 1,862,823 970,151 892,672 44,864 1.1113 2.409%
1970 1,909,177 995,857 913,320 47,844 1.139 2.506%
1971 1,958,320 1,022,752 935,568 50,442 1.1683 2.576%
1972 2,012,796 1,051,671 961,124 58,510 1.2008 2.907%
1973 2,084,255 1,086,515 997,740 84,410 1.2434 4.05%
1974 2,179,446 1,136,086 1,043,359 105,970 1.3002 4.863%
1975 2,291,842 1,199,961 1,091,880 118,821 1.3673 5.186%
1976 2,413,760 1,269,605 1,144,154 125,015 1.44 5.18%
1977 2,541,805 1,342,634 1,199,171 131,076 1.5164 5.158%
1978 2,676,116 1,419,155 1,256,962 137,547 1.5965 5.141%
1979 2,816,917 1,499,348 1,317,570 144,054 1.6805 5.115%
1980 2,962,720 1,582,538 1,380,182 147,552 1.7675 4.981%
1981 3,112,016 1,667,949 1,444,066 151,039 1.8566 4.854%
1982 3,265,457 1,755,802 1,509,655 155,844 1.9481 4.773%
1983 3,423,592 1,846,338 1,577,254 160,426 2.0425 4.687%
1984 3,564,547 1,923,986 1,640,562 121,484 2.1266 3.408%
1985 3,684,312 1,986,123 1,698,189 118,047 2.198 3.204%
1986 3,800,110 2,045,456 1,754,653 113,547 2.2671 2.988%
1987 3,911,940 2,102,118 1,809,822 110,113 2.3338 2.815%
1988 4,021,565 2,157,380 1,864,185 109,138 2.3992 2.714%
1989 4,130,042 2,212,017 1,918,026 107,817 2.4639 2.611%
1990 4,236,983 2,265,832 1,971,151 106,064 2.5277 2.503%
1991 4,341,971 2,318,672 2,023,299 103,912 2.5904 2.393%
1992 4,444,820 2,370,523 2,074,297 101,787 2.6517 2.29%
1993 4,544,970 2,421,140 2,123,830 98,511 2.7115 2.168%
1994 4,641,296 2,469,660 2,171,635 94,142 2.7689 2.028%
1995 4,733,063 2,515,472 2,217,590 89,392 2.8237 1.889%
1996 4,820,066 2,558,392 2,261,674 84,615 2.8756 1.756%
1997 4,902,346 2,598,406 2,303,940 79,943 2.9247 1.631%
1998 4,980,962 2,636,182 2,344,779 77,289 2.9716 1.552%
1999 5,057,998 2,673,124 2,384,874 76,784 3.0175 1.518%
2000 5,154,790 2,712,866 2,441,924 116,800 3.0753 2.266%
2001 5,275,916 2,757,500 2,518,416 125,452 3.1475 2.378%
2002 5,405,326 2,806,031 2,599,295 133,368 3.2248 2.467%
2003 5,542,641 2,858,258 2,684,383 141,261 3.3067 2.549%
2004 5,687,562 2,914,130 2,773,433 148,583 3.3931 2.613%
2005 5,837,986 2,972,826 2,865,160 152,264 3.4829 2.608%
2006 5,973,370 3,032,912 2,940,458 118,503 3.5636 1.984%
2007 6,097,178 3,096,580 3,000,597 129,113 3.6375 2.118%
2008 6,228,370 3,164,557 3,063,814 133,273 3.7158 2.14%
2009 6,360,191 3,232,535 3,127,656 130,368 3.7944 2.05%
2010 6,491,988 3,300,010 3,191,977 133,225 3.873 2.052%
2011 6,188,132 3,148,271 3,039,860 -740,936 3.6918 -11.988%
2012 5,869,870 2,988,323 2,881,548 104,413 3.5019 1.779%
2013 5,985,221 3,045,480 2,939,742 126,288 3.5707 2.11%
2014 6,097,764 3,100,543 2,997,221 98,798 3.6379 1.62%
2015 6,192,235 3,145,381 3,046,854 90,144 3.6942 1.456%
2016 6,282,196 3,187,679 3,094,517 89,778 3.7479 1.429%
2017 6,378,261 3,234,556 3,143,706 102,353 3.8052 1.605%
2018 6,477,793 3,284,325 3,193,468 96,710 3.8646 1.493%
2019 6,569,088 3,329,012 3,240,076 85,880 3.919 1.307%
2020 6,653,942 3,369,959 3,283,983 83,828 3.9697 1.26%
2021 6,735,277 3,409,508 3,325,769 78,842 4.0182 1.171%
2022 6,812,341 3,447,062 3,365,279 75,286 4.0642 1.105%
2023 6,888,388 3,483,751 3,404,637 76,808 4.1095 1.115%
2024 6,964,197 3,519,946 3,444,251 74,810 4.1548 1.074%

Statements that can be derived from Libya's population data

  • Libya has a population of 6,964,197 people, as of July 1, 2024.
  • Libya's population is equivalent to 0.09% of the total world population.
  • In 2024, Libya's population will grow with 74,810 people.
  • In 2024, 2,000 more people will emigrate from Libya than immigrate to the country.
  • The median age of the population in Libya is 27.07 years.
  • In Libya there are 4.15 people per square kilometers (0.386102 square miles), if spaced out evenly.
  • 8.62 infants die at birth out of a 1000 new born in Libya.
  • In Libya, 3,519,946 of the total population are male, and 3,444,251 are female.

Future Population of Libya (2024 - 2100)

Libya's population is set to incease in the future from 6,964,197 people to 8,473,050 people. An increase of the population size by 649.38% from 2024 to 2100.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
2024 6,964,197 3,519,946 3,444,251 74,810 4.1548 1.074%
2025 7,038,380 3,555,280 3,483,100 73,556 4.199 1.045%
2026 7,111,388 3,589,978 3,521,410 72,460 4.2426 1.019%
2027 7,183,416 3,624,144 3,559,272 71,596 4.2855 0.997%
2028 7,254,484 3,657,792 3,596,692 70,540 4.3279 0.972%
2029 7,324,828 3,691,040 3,633,787 70,147 4.3699 0.958%
2030 7,394,813 3,724,073 3,670,740 69,824 4.4117 0.944%
2031 7,464,206 3,756,773 3,707,432 68,961 4.4531 0.924%
2032 7,532,997 3,789,146 3,743,850 68,622 4.4941 0.911%
2033 7,601,269 3,821,232 3,780,037 67,922 4.5348 0.894%
2034 7,668,904 3,852,975 3,815,928 67,347 4.5752 0.878%
2035 7,736,015 3,884,441 3,851,574 66,876 4.6152 0.864%
2036 7,802,411 3,915,528 3,886,884 65,916 4.6548 0.845%
2037 7,867,801 3,946,086 3,921,714 64,864 4.6938 0.824%
2038 7,931,947 3,976,003 3,955,943 63,428 4.7321 0.8%
2039 7,994,743 4,005,233 3,989,510 62,165 4.7696 0.778%
2040 8,055,990 4,033,683 4,022,307 60,327 4.8061 0.749%
2041 8,115,476 4,061,250 4,054,226 58,647 4.8416 0.723%
2042 8,173,018 4,087,848 4,085,170 56,437 4.8759 0.691%
2043 8,228,242 4,113,296 4,114,944 54,010 4.9089 0.656%
2044 8,281,052 4,137,569 4,143,482 51,610 4.9404 0.623%
2045 8,331,093 4,160,500 4,170,594 48,475 4.9702 0.582%
2046 8,378,414 4,182,111 4,196,302 46,163 4.9985 0.551%
2047 8,423,078 4,202,447 4,220,631 43,166 5.0251 0.512%
2048 8,464,938 4,221,446 4,243,492 40,554 5.0501 0.479%
2049 8,503,951 4,239,108 4,264,843 37,471 5.0734 0.441%
2050 8,539,976 4,255,371 4,284,605 34,579 5.0948 0.405%
2051 8,573,131 4,270,302 4,302,828 31,732 5.1146 0.37%
2052 8,603,356 4,283,890 4,319,467 28,719 5.1327 0.334%
2053 8,630,728 4,296,177 4,334,551 26,024 5.149 0.302%
2054 8,655,606 4,307,355 4,348,252 23,733 5.1638 0.274%
2055 8,678,317 4,317,598 4,360,720 21,688 5.1774 0.25%
2056 8,698,904 4,326,939 4,371,965 19,486 5.1897 0.224%
2057 8,717,460 4,335,429 4,382,031 17,626 5.2007 0.202%
2058 8,733,980 4,343,054 4,390,926 15,414 5.2106 0.176%
2059 8,748,708 4,349,934 4,398,774 14,041 5.2194 0.16%
2060 8,762,154 4,356,336 4,405,817 12,851 5.2274 0.147%
2061 8,774,597 4,362,400 4,412,197 12,036 5.2348 0.137%
2062 8,785,840 4,368,017 4,417,824 10,451 5.2415 0.119%
2063 8,795,728 4,373,087 4,422,641 9,323 5.2474 0.106%
2064 8,804,763 4,377,857 4,426,906 8,749 5.2528 0.099%
2065 8,813,079 4,382,398 4,430,682 7,882 5.2578 0.089%
2066 8,820,364 4,386,526 4,433,837 6,687 5.2621 0.076%
2067 8,826,866 4,390,352 4,436,514 6,317 5.266 0.072%
2068 8,833,112 4,394,135 4,438,977 6,176 5.2697 0.07%
2069 8,838,942 4,397,783 4,441,158 5,483 5.2732 0.062%
2070 8,844,245 4,401,226 4,443,019 5,124 5.2764 0.058%
2071 8,849,104 4,404,492 4,444,611 4,593 5.2793 0.052%
2072 8,853,353 4,407,498 4,445,855 3,906 5.2818 0.044%
2073 8,856,802 4,410,132 4,446,670 2,993 5.2839 0.034%
2074 8,859,394 4,412,344 4,447,049 2,189 5.2854 0.025%
2075 8,861,026 4,414,074 4,446,953 1,077 5.2864 0.012%
2076 8,861,518 4,415,224 4,446,294 -93 5.2867 -0.001%
2077 8,861,034 4,415,886 4,445,148 -876 5.2864 -0.01%
2078 8,859,502 4,416,023 4,443,479 -2,188 5.2855 -0.025%
2079 8,856,667 4,415,496 4,441,170 -3,482 5.2838 -0.039%
2080 8,852,675 4,414,383 4,438,292 -4,502 5.2814 -0.051%
2081 8,847,275 4,412,544 4,434,730 -6,298 5.2782 -0.071%
2082 8,840,157 4,409,824 4,430,333 -7,938 5.2739 -0.09%
2083 8,831,456 4,406,300 4,425,156 -9,464 5.2687 -0.107%
2084 8,821,228 4,402,004 4,419,224 -10,992 5.2626 -0.125%
2085 8,809,368 4,396,894 4,412,474 -12,728 5.2556 -0.144%
2086 8,795,878 4,390,980 4,404,898 -14,251 5.2475 -0.162%
2087 8,780,828 4,384,296 4,396,532 -15,850 5.2385 -0.181%
2088 8,764,432 4,376,940 4,387,492 -16,942 5.2288 -0.193%
2089 8,746,702 4,368,920 4,377,782 -18,519 5.2182 -0.212%
2090 8,727,534 4,360,201 4,367,334 -19,815 5.2067 -0.227%
2091 8,707,030 4,350,852 4,356,178 -21,193 5.1945 -0.243%
2092 8,685,214 4,340,866 4,344,347 -22,441 5.1815 -0.258%
2093 8,662,166 4,330,278 4,331,888 -23,654 5.1677 -0.273%
2094 8,637,796 4,319,029 4,318,767 -25,085 5.1532 -0.29%
2095 8,612,117 4,307,141 4,304,976 -26,274 5.1379 -0.305%
2096 8,585,568 4,294,841 4,290,726 -26,825 5.122 -0.312%
2097 8,558,288 4,282,206 4,276,082 -27,733 5.1058 -0.324%
2098 8,530,398 4,269,300 4,261,098 -28,048 5.0891 -0.329%
2099 8,502,054 4,256,174 4,245,881 -28,639 5.0722 -0.337%
2100 8,473,050 4,242,721 4,230,329 -29,370 5.0549 -0.347%

Population Density of Libya

Today, Libya has a population density of 4.1548 people per square kilometer. The country has seen a change in density from 0.6745 people/kmยฒ since the 1950 to 4.1548 people/kmยฒ in 2024. In the future, Libya is projected to reach a population density of 5.0549 people per square kilometer, by the year 2100.

Population Density of Libya Between 1950 - 2100

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Growth Rate of Libya's Population

The population growth rate of Libya currently stands at 1.074% as of July 1, 2024. This is a decrease by 0.031 percentage points when compared to data from previous year. By 2024, the population growth rate of Libya will decrease to 1.074%. If we look further into the future, we can see that Libya's population growth is projected to land at a negative rate of -0.347% by the year 2100.

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

Year Growth Rate
1950 0.963%
1960 3.472%
1970 2.506%
1980 4.981%
1990 2.503%
2000 2.266%
2010 2.052%
2020 1.26%
Year Growth Rate
2030 0.944%
2040 0.749%
2050 0.405%
2060 0.147%
2070 0.058%
2080 -0.051%
2090 -0.227%
2100 -0.347%
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Life Expectancy of Libya

Today, Libya has an average life expectancy of 73.4443 years of age. The country has seen a change in life expectancy from 33.5863 years since the 1950 to 73.4443 years in 2024. In the future, Libya is projected to reach a population life expectancy of 85.434 years of age, by the year 2100.

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

Year Life Expectancy (Age)
1950 33,586
1960 40,268
1970 55,188
1980 64,890
1990 69,423
2000 70,680
2010 72,374
2020 72,472
Year Life Expectancy (Age)
2030 74,552
2040 76,290
2050 77,962
2060 79,626
2070 81,263
2080 82,798
2090 84,169
2100 85,434
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Migration to and from Libya

In 2024 Libya will see net migrations of -2,000 people. This means that 2,000 more people will emigrate from Libya 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 Libya was -2,000.

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

Year Net Migration
1950 -6,343
1960 14,784
1970 -15,185
1980 54,588
1990 947
2000 31,970
2010 9,613
2020 -696
Year Net Migration
2030 -2,000
2040 -2,000
2050 -2,000
2060 -2,000
2070 -2,000
2080 -2,000
2090 -2,000
2100 -2,000
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Births in Libya

In 2024, Libya will see 115,149 babies be born. That is a decrease when compared to the ammount of births recorded by Libya in 2022, when the country saw 117,846 new borns.

Births Libya Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Births
1950 53,256
1960 71,663
1970 88,951
1980 113,154
1990 124,869
2000 108,912
2010 152,900
2020 121,777
Year Births
2030 115,296
2040 117,681
2050 107,544
2060 99,467
2070 97,240
2080 90,249
2090 82,891
2100 78,892
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Deaths in Libya

In 2024, 38,328 people will die in Libya. That is an increase of Libya's death count when compared to 2022, when the country recorded 40,561 deaths.

Deaths Libya Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Deaths
1950 36,021
1960 36,901
1970 25,916
1980 20,192
1990 19,750
2000 24,081
2010 29,280
2020 37,248
Year Births
2030 43,476
2040 55,347
2050 70,963
2060 84,618
2070 90,120
2080 92,749
2090 100,706
2100 106,252
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Median Age in Libya

The median age of Libya has been on an upward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the median age of Libya will reach 46.1725 years of age, by the year 2100.

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

Year Median Age
1950 19.7293
1960 18.356
1970 13.7956
1980 15.0856
1990 18.1563
2000 21.464
2010 24.3348
2020 26.0549
Year Median Age
2030 29.0219
2040 32.5325
2050 36.0362
2060 38.8723
2070 40.7277
2080 42.6471
2090 44.7615
2100 46.1725
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Fertility Rate in Libya

The fertility rate of Libya has been on a downward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the total fertility rate of Libya will reach 1.7196 births per woman, by the year 2100.

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

Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
1950 6.9256
1960 7.3731
1970 8.0972
1980 7.219
1990 4.9655
2000 2.851
2010 2.6027
2020 2.5071
Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
2030 2.1076
2040 1.9237
2050 1.8523
2060 1.8017
2070 1.7768
2080 1.7593
2090 1.7335
2100 1.7196
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Infant Mortality Rate in Libya

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 Libya while at the same time being an important marker for the overall health of the country. The infant mortality rate of Libya has been on a positive downward trend since the 1950's when the infant mortality rate of the country was 232.7621. Today, Libya has a much better infant mortality rate of 8.6221 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. This is set to improve even further in the future when Libya is projected to record an infant mortality rate of only 1.7068 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births, by the year 2100.

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

Year Infant Mortality Rate
1950 232.7621
1960 190.4063
1970 99.8
1980 55.8399
1990 34.3983
2000 23.6924
2010 14.2481
2020 9.917
Year Infant Mortality Rate
2030 7.0888
2040 5.1859
2050 3.9496
2060 3.2145
2070 2.6336
2080 2.2142
2090 1.9296
2100 1.7068
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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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