๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผ Population of Rwanda

14,414,910
Current Population of Rwanda
321,113
Net population growth this year
595.41
Population Density (people/kmยฒ)

As of July 1, 2024 the population of Rwanda reached 14,414,910, of which 7,062,489 people are male and 7,352,422 female. The country has a population density of 595.4114 people per square kilometer. With an overall population growth rate of 2.228% for the year. According to the latest data, Rwanda is set to increase its population size by 321,113 people next year. Making the total population count of Rwanda 14,414,910 people by 2024.

Historic Population of Rwanda (1950 - 2024)

Between 1950 and 2024 the population of Rwanda grown from 2,154,218 people to 14,414,910. An increase of the population size by 569.15% in 73 years.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
1950 2,154,218 1,059,006 1,095,211 72,440 88.9805 3.363%
1951 2,227,465 1,096,066 1,131,399 74,055 92.006 3.325%
1952 2,302,453 1,133,970 1,168,483 75,920 95.1034 3.298%
1953 2,378,936 1,172,629 1,206,306 77,045 98.2625 3.239%
1954 2,457,262 1,212,232 1,245,030 79,607 101.4978 3.24%
1955 2,537,920 1,253,002 1,284,918 81,709 104.8294 3.22%
1956 2,620,712 1,294,838 1,325,875 83,877 108.2492 3.201%
1957 2,706,054 1,337,931 1,368,122 86,806 111.7742 3.208%
1958 2,793,070 1,381,861 1,411,209 87,227 115.3685 3.123%
1959 2,880,595 1,426,041 1,454,554 87,821 118.9837 3.049%
1960 2,966,162 1,469,241 1,496,920 83,313 122.518 2.809%
1961 3,046,654 1,509,920 1,536,734 77,672 125.8428 2.55%
1962 3,122,124 1,548,098 1,574,025 73,267 128.9601 2.347%
1963 3,191,310 1,582,784 1,608,527 65,107 131.8179 2.04%
1964 3,263,640 1,619,013 1,644,627 79,552 134.8055 2.438%
1965 3,348,632 1,661,938 1,686,693 90,431 138.316 2.701%
1966 3,444,020 1,710,104 1,733,916 100,347 142.2561 2.914%
1967 3,549,461 1,763,312 1,786,149 110,533 146.6113 3.114%
1968 3,662,010 1,820,100 1,841,910 114,566 151.2602 3.129%
1969 3,777,879 1,878,579 1,899,301 117,172 156.0462 3.102%
1970 3,896,366 1,938,390 1,957,976 119,803 160.9404 3.075%
1971 4,015,403 1,998,484 2,016,919 118,270 165.8572 2.946%
1972 4,135,580 2,059,139 2,076,440 122,083 170.8211 2.952%
1973 4,259,484 2,121,712 2,137,773 125,727 175.9391 2.952%
1974 4,386,370 2,185,811 2,200,558 128,043 181.1801 2.919%
1975 4,515,756 2,251,126 2,264,630 130,729 186.5244 2.895%
1976 4,648,207 2,317,807 2,330,401 134,172 191.9953 2.887%
1977 4,783,252 2,385,500 2,397,751 135,918 197.5734 2.842%
1978 4,921,952 2,454,768 2,467,184 141,483 203.3025 2.875%
1979 5,074,374 2,530,646 2,543,728 163,360 209.5983 3.22%
1980 5,247,532 2,616,732 2,630,799 182,955 216.7506 3.487%
1981 5,441,966 2,713,427 2,728,539 205,914 224.7817 3.784%
1982 5,652,900 2,818,388 2,834,511 215,953 233.4944 3.821%
1983 5,859,396 2,921,086 2,938,310 197,041 242.0238 3.363%
1984 6,056,729 3,019,095 3,037,634 197,624 250.1747 3.263%
1985 6,266,752 3,123,305 3,143,448 222,422 258.8497 3.55%
1986 6,497,804 3,237,871 3,259,933 239,682 268.3934 3.689%
1987 6,735,830 3,355,654 3,380,175 236,369 278.2251 3.509%
1988 6,953,974 3,463,454 3,490,520 199,921 287.2356 2.875%
1989 7,141,974 3,556,472 3,585,501 176,077 295.001 2.466%
1990 7,319,962 3,644,062 3,675,901 179,901 302.3529 2.458%
1991 7,485,681 3,724,724 3,760,956 151,536 309.1979 2.024%
1992 7,657,208 3,807,610 3,849,597 191,517 316.2828 2.501%
1993 7,904,740 3,927,491 3,977,249 303,548 326.5072 3.841%
1994 6,732,665 3,308,544 3,424,120 -2,647,698 278.0944 -39.845%
1995 5,686,897 2,751,147 2,935,750 556,162 234.8987 9.788%
1996 6,715,510 3,250,704 3,464,806 1,501,063 277.3858 22.446%
1997 7,666,732 3,713,175 3,953,557 401,382 316.6762 5.237%
1998 7,914,645 3,829,146 4,085,500 94,445 326.9164 1.193%
1999 8,009,587 3,865,213 4,144,374 95,438 330.838 1.192%
2000 8,109,989 3,904,282 4,205,706 105,365 334.9851 1.299%
2001 8,223,941 3,949,825 4,274,116 122,540 339.6919 1.49%
2002 8,372,306 4,014,654 4,357,652 174,190 345.8202 2.081%
2003 8,567,992 4,110,419 4,457,572 217,181 353.903 2.535%
2004 8,791,853 4,224,817 4,567,036 230,541 363.1496 2.622%
2005 9,026,299 4,344,019 4,682,280 238,353 372.8335 2.641%
2006 9,270,066 4,467,349 4,802,717 249,179 382.9023 2.688%
2007 9,523,168 4,594,932 4,928,236 257,027 393.3568 2.699%
2008 9,781,996 4,725,056 5,056,940 260,629 404.0478 2.665%
2009 10,043,737 4,856,380 5,187,356 262,852 414.859 2.617%
2010 10,309,031 4,989,230 5,319,801 267,736 425.8171 2.597%
2011 10,576,932 5,123,058 5,453,874 268,066 436.8828 2.535%
2012 10,840,334 5,255,735 5,584,599 258,738 447.7627 2.387%
2013 11,101,350 5,388,720 5,712,630 263,293 458.544 2.372%
2014 11,368,452 5,524,552 5,843,900 270,911 469.5767 2.383%
2015 11,642,959 5,663,777 5,979,182 278,104 480.9153 2.389%
2016 11,930,900 5,809,454 6,121,446 297,777 492.8087 2.496%
2017 12,230,339 5,960,540 6,269,800 301,102 505.1772 2.462%
2018 12,531,808 6,112,818 6,418,989 301,835 517.6294 2.409%
2019 12,835,028 6,266,092 6,568,936 304,606 530.154 2.373%
2020 13,146,362 6,423,144 6,723,217 318,061 543.0137 2.42%
2021 13,461,888 6,582,239 6,879,649 312,991 556.0466 2.325%
2022 13,776,698 6,741,039 7,035,658 316,629 569.0499 2.298%
2023 14,094,683 6,901,261 7,193,422 319,342 582.1843 2.266%
2024 14,414,910 7,062,489 7,352,422 321,113 595.4114 2.228%

Statements that can be derived from Rwanda's population data

  • Rwanda has a population of 14,414,910 people, as of July 1, 2024.
  • Rwanda's population is equivalent to 0.18% of the total world population.
  • In 2024, Rwanda's population will grow with 321,113 people.
  • In 2024, 8,999 more people will emigrate from Rwanda than immigrate to the country.
  • The median age of the population in Rwanda is 19.61 years.
  • In Rwanda there are 595.41 people per square kilometers (0.386102 square miles), if spaced out evenly.
  • 26.42 infants die at birth out of a 1000 new born in Rwanda.
  • In Rwanda, 7,062,489 of the total population are male, and 7,352,422 are female.

Future Population of Rwanda (2024 - 2100)

Rwanda's population is set to incease in the future from 14,414,910 people to 33,811,630 people. An increase of the population size by 1469.55% from 2024 to 2100.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
2024 14,414,910 7,062,489 7,352,422 321,113 595.4114 2.228%
2025 14,737,248 7,224,660 7,512,588 323,562 608.7257 2.196%
2026 15,061,866 7,387,873 7,673,993 325,675 622.1341 2.162%
2027 15,387,840 7,551,658 7,836,182 326,272 635.5985 2.12%
2028 15,715,617 7,716,232 7,999,385 329,282 649.1374 2.095%
2029 16,045,268 7,881,646 8,163,622 330,020 662.7537 2.057%
2030 16,375,704 8,047,352 8,328,352 330,852 676.4025 2.02%
2031 16,706,697 8,213,200 8,493,496 331,134 690.0742 1.982%
2032 17,038,488 8,379,327 8,659,160 332,449 703.779 1.951%
2033 17,371,424 8,545,915 8,825,509 333,422 717.5309 1.919%
2034 17,705,321 8,712,844 8,992,477 334,371 731.3226 1.889%
2035 18,040,220 8,880,160 9,160,060 335,428 745.1557 1.859%
2036 18,376,507 9,048,058 9,328,450 337,147 759.0462 1.835%
2037 18,714,064 9,216,466 9,497,598 337,966 772.989 1.806%
2038 19,051,669 9,384,760 9,666,908 337,244 786.9339 1.77%
2039 19,388,318 9,552,422 9,835,896 336,054 800.8392 1.733%
2040 19,724,007 9,719,462 10,004,544 335,324 814.705 1.7%
2041 20,059,538 9,886,260 10,173,278 335,738 828.5641 1.674%
2042 20,394,731 10,052,726 10,342,005 334,648 842.4094 1.641%
2043 20,728,002 10,218,082 10,509,920 331,894 856.1752 1.601%
2044 21,060,157 10,382,715 10,677,442 332,416 869.895 1.578%
2045 21,391,576 10,546,796 10,844,780 330,423 883.5843 1.545%
2046 21,722,279 10,710,348 11,011,930 330,982 897.2441 1.524%
2047 22,052,274 10,873,374 11,178,900 329,009 910.8746 1.492%
2048 22,380,425 11,035,278 11,345,147 327,292 924.429 1.462%
2049 22,706,656 11,196,030 11,510,625 325,169 937.904 1.432%
2050 23,030,046 11,355,170 11,674,876 321,612 951.2617 1.397%
2051 23,349,990 11,512,403 11,837,587 318,276 964.4771 1.363%
2052 23,668,244 11,668,614 11,999,630 318,232 977.6226 1.345%
2053 23,984,997 11,823,888 12,161,110 315,274 990.7062 1.314%
2054 24,299,139 11,977,674 12,321,465 313,009 1003.6819 1.288%
2055 24,610,589 12,129,915 12,480,674 309,891 1016.5464 1.259%
2056 24,918,288 12,280,084 12,638,204 305,508 1029.256 1.226%
2057 25,222,428 12,428,296 12,794,132 302,771 1041.8186 1.2%
2058 25,521,922 12,574,020 12,947,902 296,217 1054.1892 1.161%
2059 25,815,858 12,716,810 13,099,048 291,656 1066.3304 1.13%
2060 26,105,535 12,857,366 13,248,170 287,698 1078.2955 1.102%
2061 26,391,711 12,996,071 13,395,640 284,654 1090.1161 1.079%
2062 26,674,285 13,132,866 13,541,420 280,494 1101.7879 1.052%
2063 26,951,769 13,267,015 13,684,754 274,475 1113.2495 1.018%
2064 27,223,932 13,398,433 13,825,499 269,851 1124.4912 0.991%
2065 27,490,943 13,527,232 13,963,711 264,170 1135.5202 0.961%
2066 27,753,004 13,653,498 14,099,506 259,952 1146.3447 0.937%
2067 28,010,974 13,777,670 14,233,304 255,987 1157.0001 0.914%
2068 28,264,570 13,899,657 14,364,912 251,205 1167.475 0.889%
2069 28,514,002 14,019,610 14,494,392 247,660 1177.7779 0.869%
2070 28,759,715 14,137,698 14,622,017 243,766 1187.9271 0.848%
2071 29,000,543 14,253,353 14,747,191 237,891 1197.8746 0.82%
2072 29,236,375 14,366,542 14,869,834 233,773 1207.6157 0.8%
2073 29,467,686 14,477,472 14,990,214 228,849 1217.17 0.777%
2074 29,693,780 14,585,805 15,107,974 223,337 1226.5089 0.752%
2075 29,915,471 14,691,970 15,223,500 220,046 1235.6659 0.736%
2076 30,132,930 14,796,082 15,336,848 214,872 1244.6481 0.713%
2077 30,346,162 14,898,130 15,448,032 211,592 1253.4557 0.697%
2078 30,554,766 14,997,864 15,556,902 205,615 1262.0721 0.673%
2079 30,757,446 15,094,652 15,662,795 199,747 1270.4439 0.649%
2080 30,954,631 15,188,754 15,765,877 194,622 1278.5886 0.629%
2081 31,147,082 15,280,554 15,866,528 190,280 1286.5379 0.611%
2082 31,334,547 15,369,924 15,964,622 184,650 1294.2812 0.589%
2083 31,516,875 15,456,772 16,060,104 180,006 1301.8123 0.571%
2084 31,694,499 15,541,300 16,153,199 175,242 1309.1491 0.553%
2085 31,866,314 15,623,000 16,243,314 168,387 1316.2459 0.528%
2086 32,032,725 15,702,108 16,330,618 164,436 1323.1196 0.513%
2087 32,194,558 15,779,054 16,415,504 159,231 1329.8042 0.495%
2088 32,351,512 15,853,724 16,497,788 154,676 1336.2872 0.478%
2089 32,503,141 15,925,890 16,577,250 148,582 1342.5502 0.457%
2090 32,649,239 15,995,414 16,653,825 143,615 1348.5849 0.44%
2091 32,789,938 16,062,426 16,727,512 137,783 1354.3965 0.42%
2092 32,925,521 16,127,128 16,798,394 133,385 1359.9968 0.405%
2093 33,056,357 16,189,674 16,866,682 128,283 1365.401 0.388%
2094 33,180,814 16,249,234 16,931,580 120,630 1370.5417 0.364%
2095 33,299,384 16,306,082 16,993,301 116,509 1375.4392 0.35%
2096 33,412,586 16,360,462 17,052,124 109,897 1380.1151 0.329%
2097 33,519,705 16,412,080 17,107,625 104,341 1384.5397 0.311%
2098 33,621,499 16,461,303 17,160,197 99,247 1388.7443 0.295%
2099 33,718,662 16,508,465 17,210,196 95,077 1392.7576 0.282%
2100 33,811,630 16,553,823 17,257,806 90,860 1396.5977 0.269%

Population Density of Rwanda

Today, Rwanda has a population density of 595.4114 people per square kilometer. The country has seen a change in density from 88.9805 people/kmยฒ since the 1950 to 595.4114 people/kmยฒ in 2024. In the future, Rwanda is projected to reach a population density of 1396.5977 people per square kilometer, by the year 2100.

Population Density of Rwanda Between 1950 - 2100

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Growth Rate of Rwanda's Population

The population growth rate of Rwanda currently stands at 2.228% as of July 1, 2024. This is a decrease by 0.07 percentage points when compared to data from previous year. By 2024, the population growth rate of Rwanda will decrease to 2.228%. If we look further into the future, we can see that Rwanda's population growth is projected to land at a positive rate of 0.269% by the year 2100.

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

Year Growth Rate
1950 3.363%
1960 2.809%
1970 3.075%
1980 3.487%
1990 2.458%
2000 1.299%
2010 2.597%
2020 2.42%
Year Growth Rate
2030 2.02%
2040 1.7%
2050 1.397%
2060 1.102%
2070 0.848%
2080 0.629%
2090 0.44%
2100 0.269%
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Life Expectancy of Rwanda

Today, Rwanda has an average life expectancy of 67.5591 years of age. The country has seen a change in life expectancy from 43.3431 years since the 1950 to 67.5591 years in 2024. In the future, Rwanda is projected to reach a population life expectancy of 79.291 years of age, by the year 2100.

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

Year Life Expectancy (Age)
1950 43,343
1960 47,178
1970 47,153
1980 47,963
1990 48,431
2000 47,129
2010 62,539
2020 66,774
Year Life Expectancy (Age)
2030 68,755
2040 70,470
2050 71,976
2060 73,402
2070 74,841
2080 76,309
2090 77,785
2100 79,291
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Migration to and from Rwanda

In 2024 Rwanda will see net migrations of -8,999 people. This means that 8,999 more people will emigrate from Rwanda 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 Rwanda was -8,999.

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

Year Net Migration
1950 1,160
1960 -13,204
1970 1,156
1980 4,634
1990 -31,720
2000 -99,860
2010 -8,394
2020 -1,579
Year Net Migration
2030 -8,999
2040 -8,999
2050 -8,999
2060 -8,999
2070 -8,999
2080 -8,999
2090 -8,999
2100 -8,999
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Births in Rwanda

In 2024, Rwanda will see 412,709 babies be born. That is an increase when compared to the ammount of births recorded by Rwanda in 2022, when the country saw 406,214 new borns.

Births Rwanda Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Births
1950 119,443
1960 153,590
1970 190,166
1980 273,807
1990 324,591
2000 333,954
2010 359,331
2020 398,512
Year Births
2030 430,732
2040 455,238
2050 468,480
2060 470,301
2070 465,829
2080 452,895
2090 438,548
2100 417,777
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Deaths in Rwanda

In 2024, 82,592 people will die in Rwanda. That is an increase of Rwanda's death count when compared to 2022, when the country recorded 80,582 deaths.

Deaths Rwanda Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Deaths
1950 48,161
1960 57,072
1970 71,517
1980 95,490
1990 112,984
2000 128,721
2010 83,217
2020 78,870
Year Births
2030 90,865
2040 110,919
2050 137,868
2060 173,605
2070 213,072
2080 249,269
2090 285,934
2100 317,916
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Median Age in Rwanda

The median age of Rwanda has been on an upward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the median age of Rwanda will reach 37.5597 years of age, by the year 2100.

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

Year Median Age
1950 17.1965
1960 14.9018
1970 14.8771
1980 15.5285
1990 14.5648
2000 15.3616
2010 17.5948
2020 18.8254
Year Median Age
2030 21.0364
2040 23.251
2050 25.7115
2060 28.1835
2070 30.6463
2080 33.0421
2090 35.3675
2100 37.5597
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Fertility Rate in Rwanda

The fertility rate of Rwanda has been on a downward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the total fertility rate of Rwanda will reach 1.8807 births per woman, by the year 2100.

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

Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
1950 7.9162
1960 8.1867
1970 8.2315
1980 8.1892
1990 6.8727
2000 5.9242
2010 4.5323
2020 3.8733
Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
2030 3.3164
2040 2.8973
2050 2.5926
2060 2.348
2070 2.1764
2080 2.0386
2090 1.9547
2100 1.8807
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Infant Mortality Rate in Rwanda

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 Rwanda while at the same time being an important marker for the overall health of the country. The infant mortality rate of Rwanda has been on a positive downward trend since the 1950's when the infant mortality rate of the country was 147.1983. Today, Rwanda has a much better infant mortality rate of 26.421 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. This is set to improve even further in the future when Rwanda is projected to record an infant mortality rate of only 7.5035 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births, by the year 2100.

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

Year Infant Mortality Rate
1950 147.1983
1960 128.098
1970 128.4438
1980 127.0211
1990 93.2001
2000 110.636
2010 44.9311
2020 30.1057
Year Infant Mortality Rate
2030 21.9386
2040 16.7464
2050 13.3843
2060 11.3624
2070 10.036
2080 8.9691
2090 8.0943
2100 7.5035
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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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