๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Population of Sierra Leone

8,977,972
Current Population of Sierra Leone
187,349
Net population growth this year
125.15
Population Density (people/kmยฒ)

As of July 1, 2024 the population of Sierra Leone reached 8,977,972, of which 4,499,826 people are male and 4,478,146 female. The country has a population density of 125.146 people per square kilometer. With an overall population growth rate of 2.087% for the year. According to the latest data, Sierra Leone is set to increase its population size by 187,349 people next year. Making the total population count of Sierra Leone 8,977,972 people by 2024.

Historic Population of Sierra Leone (1950 - 2024)

Between 1950 and 2024 the population of Sierra Leone grown from 2,000,790 people to 8,977,972. An increase of the population size by 348.72% in 73 years.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
1950 2,000,790 980,052 1,020,738 25,704 27.8895 1.285%
1951 2,026,722 992,783 1,033,939 26,160 28.2509 1.291%
1952 2,053,036 1,005,727 1,047,309 26,468 28.6177 1.289%
1953 2,079,380 1,018,694 1,060,687 26,221 28.985 1.261%
1954 2,106,618 1,032,109 1,074,507 28,254 29.3646 1.341%
1955 2,135,644 1,046,474 1,089,168 29,797 29.7692 1.395%
1956 2,166,116 1,061,576 1,104,540 31,149 30.194 1.438%
1957 2,197,810 1,077,288 1,120,523 32,238 30.6358 1.467%
1958 2,230,000 1,093,278 1,136,722 32,140 31.0845 1.441%
1959 2,264,044 1,110,229 1,153,814 35,947 31.559 1.588%
1960 2,301,310 1,128,802 1,172,508 38,586 32.0785 1.677%
1961 2,341,065 1,148,590 1,192,476 40,924 32.6326 1.748%
1962 2,382,914 1,169,384 1,213,530 42,774 33.216 1.795%
1963 2,426,750 1,191,157 1,235,593 44,898 33.827 1.85%
1964 2,472,686 1,213,964 1,258,723 46,975 34.4673 1.9%
1965 2,520,576 1,237,736 1,282,840 48,804 35.1349 1.936%
1966 2,569,736 1,262,160 1,307,576 49,517 35.8201 1.927%
1967 2,620,396 1,287,382 1,333,014 51,802 36.5263 1.977%
1968 2,672,370 1,313,310 1,359,061 52,147 37.2508 1.951%
1969 2,724,901 1,339,509 1,385,391 52,913 37.983 1.942%
1970 2,778,557 1,366,322 1,412,235 54,399 38.7309 1.958%
1971 2,832,392 1,393,313 1,439,080 53,273 39.4814 1.881%
1972 2,886,642 1,420,527 1,466,114 55,225 40.2375 1.913%
1973 2,942,333 1,448,494 1,493,840 56,158 41.0138 1.909%
1974 2,998,843 1,476,898 1,521,945 56,861 41.8015 1.896%
1975 3,055,916 1,505,590 1,550,326 57,286 42.5971 1.875%
1976 3,112,864 1,534,216 1,578,647 56,609 43.3909 1.819%
1977 3,172,195 1,564,024 1,608,171 62,054 44.2179 1.956%
1978 3,235,170 1,595,633 1,639,537 63,896 45.0958 1.975%
1979 3,300,032 1,628,194 1,671,838 65,828 45.9999 1.995%
1980 3,367,477 1,662,074 1,705,403 69,062 46.94 2.051%
1981 3,437,108 1,697,056 1,740,052 70,199 47.9106 2.042%
1982 3,509,197 1,733,277 1,775,920 73,980 48.9155 2.108%
1983 3,585,773 1,771,761 1,814,012 79,172 49.9829 2.208%
1984 3,666,262 1,812,262 1,854,001 81,806 51.1049 2.231%
1985 3,749,419 1,854,143 1,895,275 84,507 52.264 2.254%
1986 3,842,917 1,901,185 1,941,732 102,490 53.5673 2.667%
1987 3,947,866 1,954,002 1,993,864 107,407 55.0302 2.721%
1988 4,056,214 2,008,589 2,047,626 109,291 56.5405 2.695%
1989 4,159,163 2,060,569 2,098,595 96,607 57.9755 2.323%
1990 4,325,388 2,143,994 2,181,394 235,842 60.2926 5.454%
1991 4,378,170 2,171,107 2,207,062 -130,279 61.0283 -2.976%
1992 4,301,566 2,133,932 2,167,634 -22,928 59.9605 -0.533%
1993 4,295,689 2,131,781 2,163,908 11,174 59.8786 0.26%
1994 4,314,952 2,142,031 2,172,922 27,353 60.1471 0.634%
1995 4,324,149 2,147,008 2,177,142 -8,960 60.2753 -0.207%
1996 4,347,370 2,159,117 2,188,253 55,403 60.599 1.274%
1997 4,405,028 2,188,630 2,216,398 59,911 61.4027 1.36%
1998 4,449,975 2,211,204 2,238,771 29,984 62.0292 0.674%
1999 4,475,145 2,222,342 2,252,804 20,357 62.3801 0.455%
2000 4,584,067 2,275,881 2,308,186 197,486 63.8983 4.309%
2001 4,857,096 2,412,807 2,444,289 348,572 67.7042 7.18%
2002 5,140,112 2,554,938 2,585,175 217,461 71.6492 4.231%
2003 5,350,907 2,661,461 2,689,446 204,128 74.5875 3.815%
2004 5,533,329 2,754,047 2,779,282 160,716 77.1303 2.905%
2005 5,683,334 2,830,690 2,852,644 139,294 79.2213 2.451%
2006 5,809,774 2,895,766 2,914,008 113,586 80.9837 1.955%
2007 5,939,164 2,962,281 2,976,883 145,193 82.7873 2.445%
2008 6,090,860 3,039,735 3,051,126 158,201 84.9019 2.597%
2009 6,259,842 3,125,748 3,134,095 179,763 87.2574 2.872%
2010 6,436,698 3,215,628 3,221,070 173,948 89.7226 2.703%
2011 6,612,384 3,304,868 3,307,516 177,425 92.1715 2.683%
2012 6,788,587 3,394,323 3,394,265 174,981 94.6276 2.578%
2013 6,964,858 3,483,704 3,481,154 177,561 97.0847 2.55%
2014 7,140,688 3,572,787 3,567,901 174,098 99.5357 2.438%
2015 7,314,773 3,660,930 3,653,843 174,072 101.9623 2.38%
2016 7,493,913 3,751,483 3,742,430 184,208 104.4593 2.458%
2017 7,677,566 3,844,264 3,833,302 183,097 107.0193 2.385%
2018 7,861,281 3,936,943 3,924,338 184,334 109.5802 2.345%
2019 8,046,828 4,030,454 4,016,374 186,761 112.1666 2.321%
2020 8,233,969 4,124,768 4,109,202 187,523 114.7752 2.278%
2021 8,420,641 4,218,840 4,201,800 185,818 117.3772 2.207%
2022 8,605,718 4,312,192 4,293,526 184,336 119.957 2.142%
2023 8,791,092 4,405,685 4,385,407 186,412 122.541 2.121%
2024 8,977,972 4,499,826 4,478,146 187,349 125.146 2.087%

Statements that can be derived from Sierra Leone's population data

  • Sierra Leone has a population of 8,977,972 people, as of July 1, 2024.
  • Sierra Leone's population is equivalent to 0.11% of the total world population.
  • In 2024, Sierra Leone's population will grow with 187,349 people.
  • In 2024, 4,000 more people will emigrate from Sierra Leone than immigrate to the country.
  • The median age of the population in Sierra Leone is 19.51 years.
  • In Sierra Leone there are 125.15 people per square kilometers (0.386102 square miles), if spaced out evenly.
  • 70.71 infants die at birth out of a 1000 new born in Sierra Leone.
  • In Sierra Leone, 4,499,826 of the total population are male, and 4,478,146 are female.

Future Population of Sierra Leone (2024 - 2100)

Sierra Leone's population is set to incease in the future from 8,977,972 people to 16,965,728 people. An increase of the population size by 747.95% from 2024 to 2100.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
2024 8,977,972 4,499,826 4,478,146 187,349 125.146 2.087%
2025 9,165,376 4,594,121 4,571,256 187,459 127.7582 2.045%
2026 9,353,150 4,688,540 4,664,609 188,088 130.3757 2.011%
2027 9,540,988 4,782,914 4,758,074 187,588 132.994 1.966%
2028 9,728,848 4,877,222 4,851,626 188,133 135.6126 1.934%
2029 9,917,104 4,971,660 4,945,443 188,377 138.2367 1.9%
2030 10,105,188 5,065,939 5,039,249 187,792 140.8585 1.858%
2031 10,292,482 5,159,740 5,132,741 186,795 143.4692 1.815%
2032 10,479,347 5,253,248 5,226,099 186,936 146.074 1.784%
2033 10,666,285 5,346,716 5,319,569 186,940 148.6797 1.753%
2034 10,852,748 5,439,869 5,412,878 185,985 151.2789 1.714%
2035 11,037,682 5,532,175 5,505,508 183,885 153.8567 1.666%
2036 11,220,979 5,623,561 5,597,418 182,708 156.4118 1.628%
2037 11,402,875 5,714,156 5,688,720 181,084 158.9472 1.588%
2038 11,583,095 5,803,819 5,779,276 179,356 161.4594 1.548%
2039 11,761,686 5,892,578 5,869,107 177,825 163.9488 1.512%
2040 11,938,548 5,980,381 5,958,167 175,900 166.4141 1.473%
2041 12,113,574 6,067,160 6,046,413 174,151 168.8538 1.438%
2042 12,286,370 6,152,729 6,133,641 171,442 171.2625 1.395%
2043 12,457,058 6,237,146 6,219,912 169,933 173.6417 1.364%
2044 12,626,220 6,320,702 6,305,518 168,392 175.9997 1.334%
2045 12,793,558 6,403,242 6,390,316 166,285 178.3323 1.3%
2046 12,958,858 6,484,658 6,474,199 164,313 180.6364 1.268%
2047 13,122,257 6,565,020 6,557,237 162,486 182.9141 1.238%
2048 13,283,012 6,643,942 6,639,070 159,025 185.1549 1.197%
2049 13,440,438 6,721,072 6,719,366 155,826 187.3493 1.159%
2050 13,595,023 6,796,660 6,798,364 153,344 189.5041 1.128%
2051 13,747,660 6,871,166 6,876,493 151,930 191.6317 1.105%
2052 13,898,072 6,944,466 6,953,606 148,893 193.7283 1.071%
2053 14,045,664 7,016,253 7,029,412 146,293 195.7857 1.042%
2054 14,190,036 7,086,317 7,103,719 142,450 197.7981 1.004%
2055 14,331,676 7,154,910 7,176,766 140,830 199.7725 0.983%
2056 14,470,926 7,222,198 7,248,728 137,670 201.7135 0.951%
2057 14,606,993 7,287,786 7,319,207 134,464 203.6102 0.921%
2058 14,739,551 7,351,512 7,388,039 130,651 205.4579 0.886%
2059 14,868,164 7,413,154 7,455,010 126,575 207.2507 0.851%
2060 14,993,238 7,472,922 7,520,316 123,571 208.9941 0.824%
2061 15,114,456 7,530,654 7,583,802 118,865 210.6838 0.786%
2062 15,231,306 7,586,100 7,645,207 114,837 212.3126 0.754%
2063 15,344,427 7,639,592 7,704,836 111,404 213.8894 0.726%
2064 15,453,397 7,690,922 7,762,475 106,536 215.4084 0.689%
2065 15,558,524 7,740,244 7,818,280 103,718 216.8738 0.667%
2066 15,660,088 7,787,708 7,872,380 99,409 218.2895 0.635%
2067 15,758,034 7,833,305 7,924,729 96,484 219.6548 0.612%
2068 15,852,990 7,877,350 7,975,641 93,429 220.9784 0.589%
2069 15,944,502 7,919,580 8,024,922 89,595 222.254 0.562%
2070 16,031,833 7,959,648 8,072,185 85,066 223.4713 0.531%
2071 16,115,154 7,997,667 8,117,487 81,576 224.6328 0.506%
2072 16,194,928 8,033,870 8,161,058 77,973 225.7448 0.481%
2073 16,270,946 8,068,144 8,202,802 74,061 226.8044 0.455%
2074 16,343,462 8,100,660 8,242,802 70,972 227.8152 0.434%
2075 16,411,915 8,131,134 8,280,781 65,935 228.7694 0.402%
2076 16,475,776 8,159,262 8,316,513 61,787 229.6596 0.375%
2077 16,535,527 8,185,314 8,350,214 57,715 230.4924 0.349%
2078 16,591,197 8,209,295 8,381,902 53,625 231.2684 0.323%
2079 16,643,294 8,231,512 8,411,782 50,569 231.9946 0.304%
2080 16,691,487 8,251,818 8,439,668 45,817 232.6664 0.274%
2081 16,735,848 8,270,215 8,465,633 42,904 233.2848 0.256%
2082 16,776,778 8,286,894 8,489,886 38,958 233.8553 0.232%
2083 16,813,579 8,301,492 8,512,088 34,643 234.3683 0.206%
2084 16,847,089 8,314,449 8,532,640 32,377 234.8354 0.192%
2085 16,877,652 8,325,951 8,551,699 28,747 235.2614 0.17%
2086 16,904,581 8,335,661 8,568,920 25,112 235.6368 0.149%
2087 16,928,019 8,343,657 8,584,361 21,764 235.9635 0.129%
2088 16,948,315 8,350,084 8,598,230 18,827 236.2464 0.111%
2089 16,965,354 8,354,910 8,610,444 15,251 236.4839 0.09%
2090 16,979,454 8,358,284 8,621,170 12,951 236.6804 0.076%
2091 16,990,765 8,360,260 8,630,504 9,669 236.8381 0.057%
2092 16,998,747 8,360,585 8,638,161 6,296 236.9494 0.037%
2093 17,003,371 8,359,236 8,644,135 2,951 237.0138 0.017%
2094 17,005,233 8,356,536 8,648,698 775 237.0398 0.005%
2095 17,004,621 8,352,625 8,651,996 -2,001 237.0312 -0.012%
2096 17,001,760 8,347,638 8,654,121 -3,721 236.9914 -0.022%
2097 16,996,801 8,341,626 8,655,174 -6,197 236.9222 -0.036%
2098 16,989,076 8,334,276 8,654,800 -9,251 236.8146 -0.054%
2099 16,978,646 8,325,652 8,652,994 -11,610 236.6692 -0.068%
2100 16,965,728 8,315,811 8,649,916 -14,227 236.4891 -0.084%

Population Density of Sierra Leone

Today, Sierra Leone has a population density of 125.146 people per square kilometer. The country has seen a change in density from 27.8895 people/kmยฒ since the 1950 to 125.146 people/kmยฒ in 2024. In the future, Sierra Leone is projected to reach a population density of 236.4891 people per square kilometer, by the year 2100.

Population Density of Sierra Leone Between 1950 - 2100

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Growth Rate of Sierra Leone's Population

The population growth rate of Sierra Leone currently stands at 2.087% as of July 1, 2024. This is a decrease by 0.055 percentage points when compared to data from previous year. By 2024, the population growth rate of Sierra Leone will decrease to 2.087%. If we look further into the future, we can see that Sierra Leone's population growth is projected to land at a negative rate of -0.084% by the year 2100.

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

Year Growth Rate
1950 1.285%
1960 1.677%
1970 1.958%
1980 2.051%
1990 5.454%
2000 4.309%
2010 2.703%
2020 2.278%
Year Growth Rate
2030 1.858%
2040 1.473%
2050 1.128%
2060 0.824%
2070 0.531%
2080 0.274%
2090 0.076%
2100 -0.084%
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Life Expectancy of Sierra Leone

Today, Sierra Leone has an average life expectancy of 61.255 years of age. The country has seen a change in life expectancy from 29.5691 years since the 1950 to 61.255 years in 2024. In the future, Sierra Leone is projected to reach a population life expectancy of 71.6704 years of age, by the year 2100.

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

Year Life Expectancy (Age)
1950 29,569
1960 33,961
1970 38,792
1980 43,130
1990 44,056
2000 45,050
2010 53,693
2020 59,763
Year Life Expectancy (Age)
2030 62,375
2040 64,067
2050 65,547
2060 66,898
2070 68,161
2080 69,339
2090 70,521
2100 71,670
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Migration to and from Sierra Leone

In 2024 Sierra Leone will see net migrations of -4,000 people. This means that 4,000 more people will emigrate from Sierra Leone 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 Sierra Leone was -4,000.

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

Year Net Migration
1950 -3,290
1960 -3,528
1970 -4,957
1980 -11,641
1990 131,587
2000 83,013
2010 7,983
2020 1,292
Year Net Migration
2030 -4,000
2040 -4,000
2050 -4,000
2060 -4,000
2070 -4,000
2080 -4,000
2090 -4,000
2100 -4,000
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Births in Sierra Leone

In 2024, Sierra Leone will see 267,219 babies be born. That is an increase when compared to the ammount of births recorded by Sierra Leone in 2022, when the country saw 265,023 new borns.

Births Sierra Leone Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Births
1950 97,389
1960 112,621
1970 132,994
1980 157,007
1990 195,176
2000 204,408
2010 250,167
2020 262,770
Year Births
2030 273,274
2040 273,861
2050 268,486
2060 260,714
2070 248,169
2080 235,681
2090 223,920
2100 209,715
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Deaths in Sierra Leone

In 2024, 75,866 people will die in Sierra Leone. That is a decrease of Sierra Leone's death count when compared to 2022, when the country recorded 76,691 deaths.

Deaths Sierra Leone Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Deaths
1950 68,402
1960 70,505
1970 73,631
1980 76,303
1990 90,918
2000 89,931
2010 84,203
2020 76,540
Year Births
2030 81,486
2040 93,959
2050 111,140
2060 133,135
2070 159,104
2080 185,865
2090 206,968
2100 219,948
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Median Age in Sierra Leone

The median age of Sierra Leone has been on an upward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the median age of Sierra Leone will reach 37.5165 years of age, by the year 2100.

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

Year Median Age
1950 19.3932
1960 19.9405
1970 19.1366
1980 17.8738
1990 17.3406
2000 16.8552
2010 17.103
2020 18.627
Year Median Age
2030 21.0102
2040 23.7835
2050 26.6173
2060 29.3591
2070 31.9515
2080 34.1561
2090 35.9865
2100 37.5165
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Fertility Rate in Sierra Leone

The fertility rate of Sierra Leone has been on a downward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the total fertility rate of Sierra Leone will reach 1.8437 births per woman, by the year 2100.

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

Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
1950 6.0903
1960 6.1748
1970 6.4106
1980 6.5618
1990 6.5673
2000 6.3545
2010 5.3269
2020 4.0805
Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
2030 3.2408
2040 2.7151
2050 2.4023
2060 2.2071
2070 2.0583
2080 1.961
2090 1.9052
2100 1.8437
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Infant Mortality Rate in Sierra Leone

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 Sierra Leone while at the same time being an important marker for the overall health of the country. The infant mortality rate of Sierra Leone has been on a positive downward trend since the 1950's when the infant mortality rate of the country was 251.2019. Today, Sierra Leone has a much better infant mortality rate of 70.7084 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. This is set to improve even further in the future when Sierra Leone is projected to record an infant mortality rate of only 21.9362 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births, by the year 2100.

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

Year Infant Mortality Rate
1950 251.2019
1960 222.6963
1970 194.0143
1980 171.0676
1990 156.8842
2000 139.2161
2010 104.3872
2020 74.2903
Year Infant Mortality Rate
2030 63.7609
2040 54.0302
2050 46.3182
2060 39.9222
2070 33.9789
2080 29.2092
2090 25.1754
2100 21.9362
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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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