Algeria Population 2017

41,090,023

Algeria has an estimated population of 40,633, up from the official 2013 census population of 37.9 million. Algeria is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world with just 15.9 people per square kilometer (38/square mile). The capital and largest city is Algiers, which has an estimated population of 3.7 million and a larger metropolitan population of 5.4 million. Algiers is very densely populated, with about 10,150 people per square kilometer.

Algeria Demographics

Algeria was inhabited by several prehistoric people, including the Caspian culture, and many empires and dynasties have ruled the region over its history, such as the Romans, Byzantines and the Turish Ottomans. At the beginning of the 20th century, Algeria had 4 million people.

Today, Algeria is inhabited mostly by Arab-Berber people, with 90% of the population living in the coastal area of the north with the people in the Sahara desert concentrated in oases. There are about 1.5 million remaining nomadic and semi-nomadic people in the country. Algeria is a young country, with 1 in 4 people under the age of 15. Interestingly, women play an important role here, making up 70% of Algeria's lawyers and 60% of its university students.

About 96,000 refugees and asylum seekers are living in Algeria, most of whom are from Western Sahara. There are also about 35,000 Chinese migrant workers and up to 165,000 Sahrawis from Western Sahara in refugee camps. Between 600,000 to 2 milion Algerian Turks live in Algeria, and they are today known as Kouloughlis.

The largest concentration of Algerians outside of the country are in France, with more than 1.7 million Algerians. Algeria is the second-largest French-speaking country in the world in terms of the number of speakers. An estimated 11 million Algerians read and write in French.

Algeria Population in 2017Source: Poudou99

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Algeria Population Growth

Algeria is currenly growing at a steady pace, and is projected to do so until around 2060. In the next 25 years, an estimated 10 million people will be added to it's population.

About Algeria

Official NamePeople's Democratic Republic of Algeria
Languages SpokenArabic
BordersTUN, LBY, NER, ESH, MRT, MLI, MAR
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude283
Currencies UsedDZD

Algeria Population Density

Name Population
Illizi6,629
Naama8,390
Boumagueur8,482
Oumache10,424
'Ain Boucif11,989
'Ain el Hadjar12,996
Ouled Moussa13,474
Ighram15,030
Naciria15,387
Thenia16,180
'Ain el Berd16,548
Saoula16,812
Arbatache17,481
Zeralda17,563
Tizi Rached17,872
Isser17,953
Beni Amrane18,414
Brezina19,084
Berrahal19,294
El Malah19,415
Chabet el Ameur19,522
Bordj Zemoura19,782
Beni Mester19,808
Seddouk19,884
Chebli19,901
Mers el Kebir20,178
El Tarf20,300
Chorfa20,556
Boudjima20,557
Rouiba20,742
Tadmait20,952
Oued el Alleug21,146
Bensekrane21,283
Chemini21,585
Feraoun21,700
Zemoura21,770
Ain Taya21,815
Mansourah22,117
Mazouna22,366
Tizi-n-Tleta22,404
Bou Ismail22,411
Oued el Abtal22,819
Ammi Moussa23,001
Boumahra Ahmed23,022
Zeribet el Oued23,187
Chiffa23,218
Salah Bey23,339
Sidi Abdelli23,543
Arhribs23,958
Abou el Hassan24,022
Aoulef24,812
Sidi Merouane25,129
Tipasa25,225
Melouza25,701
Didouche Mourad25,764
Amizour25,825
El Kseur26,050
Bou Tlelis26,144
Tirmitine26,261
Dellys26,384
El Amria26,407
Sidi Akkacha26,558
Boukadir26,662
Douera26,926
Hadjout27,549
Bou Hanifia el Hamamat27,576
Theniet el Had27,687
Charef27,700
Cheraga27,835
Tizi Gheniff27,974
'Ain el Hammam28,029
Ben Mehidi28,398
Hammamet28,536
El Abadia28,724
Ain Smara28,968
Ain Bessem29,461
'Ain Abid29,486
Mekla29,560
Sidi Amrane29,734
Lardjem30,000
Meskiana30,071
Bouinan30,271
Robbah30,446
Oued Sly30,504
L'Arbaa Nait Irathen30,609
Freha31,068
Sfizef31,081
'Ain Benian31,102
Megarine31,711
Kolea31,816
el hed31,890
'Ain el Bell31,916
Barbacha31,983
Djidiouia31,996
Ain Kercha32,497
Tamalous32,579
El Aouinet32,971
Reggane32,974
Mouzaia32,981
BABOR - VILLE33,000
Beni Douala33,611
Ouled Mimoun33,888
Bordj Ghdir34,136
Ras el Aioun34,167
'Ain Merane34,413
Makouda34,515
Sidi Okba34,985
Ain Arnat35,088
El Kala35,449
Sidi ech Chahmi35,512
Hammam Bou Hadjar35,896
'Ain Deheb36,146
Arris36,641
Debila36,834
Nedroma36,995
Ain el Bya37,241
Dar el Beida37,311
Draa Ben Khedda37,443
Bougaa38,597
El Idrissia38,714
Mehdia39,271
El Abiodh Sidi Cheikh39,283
El Hadjira39,744
'Ain el Melh39,798
Chetouane39,913
Heliopolis40,139
Rouached40,263
Azazga40,623
Souma40,745
Tebesbest41,091
Sebdou41,146
Timizart41,158
Draa el Mizan41,263
Tazoult-Lambese41,636
Hennaya41,959
`Ain el Hadjel42,527
El Affroun42,627
El Attaf43,837
Adrar43,903
Bou Arfa44,143
Oued Fodda44,523
Berriane44,580
Boudouaou45,153
'Ain el Turk45,323
Tindouf45,966
Beni Saf46,382
El Hadjar46,656
Kerkera46,747
Merouana47,646
Touggourt49,044
I-n-Salah49,223
Timimoun49,237
Khemis el Khechna49,757
Metlili Chaamba50,117
Sour el Ghozlane50,204
Birine51,209
Remchi51,224
Telerghma51,708
Ain Defla52,276
Mansoura52,285
Bouira52,500
Djamaa52,882
Hassi Messaoud53,000
Sedrata53,318
Dar Chioukh54,022
Boghni54,666
Reghaia54,962
Drean55,147
Lakhdaria56,719
Ras el Oued56,726
Ain Temouchent57,354
Sidi Moussa57,928
Ksar Chellala58,478
Sig58,877
Boufarik59,742
Oued Rhiou59,864
Meftah59,990
Tissemsilt61,155
Reguiba62,185
Hamma Bouziane63,012
Bougara63,155
Frenda63,319
Ain Sefra63,420
Sidi Khaled64,476
El Bayadh64,632
Besbes66,287
Akbou66,654
Bir el Djir68,032
Es Senia68,084
Tolga68,246
Ain Fakroun68,433
Sougueur68,654
Bir el Ater68,703
Mila68,831
Larbaa69,298
Sidi Aissa69,740
Chelghoum el Aid71,660
Birkhadem71,722
Cheria72,095
Ain Touta72,280
Tamanrasset73,128
Azzaba75,317
Khemis Miliana75,865
Ksar el Boukhari77,166
Berrouaghia80,573
Rouissat80,784
El Khroub83,746
Aflou84,683
Beni Mered92,749
Ghardaia93,423
Barika98,846
Messaad99,485
M'Sila100,000
Oum el Bouaghi100,821
Baraki105,402
Ain Beida105,765
Laghouat113,872
Khenchela117,000
Ain Oussera118,687
Bordj el Kiffan123,246
Guelma123,590
Saida127,497
El Eulma128,351
Ouargla129,402
Mostaganem130,000
Relizane130,094
Tlemcen132,341
El Oued134,699
Bechar143,382
Tizi Ouzou144,000
Medea147,707
Jijel148,000
Mascara150,000
Djelfa154,265
Souk Ahras156,745
El Achir158,333
Skikda162,702
Bejaia164,103
Ech Chettia167,955
Bordj Bou Arreridj168,346
Chlef178,616
Tiaret178,915
Blida182,447
Sidi Bel Abbes191,769
Annaba206,570
Bab Ezzouar275,630
Batna280,798
Setif288,461
Biskra307,987
Constantine450,097
Tebessa634,332
Oran645,984
Boumerdas786,499
Algiers1,977,663

Algeria Population Clock

What is the population of Algeria (as of September 13, 2017)?41,090,023
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)41063753
Births Per Day496
Deaths Per Day114
Net Migrations Per Day -27
Net Change Per Day 355
Population Change Since January 1st90,525

Algeria Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 22.116 births/thousand72
Crude Death Rate 5.086 deaths/thousand178
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.242 people/thousand87
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 75.486 years81
Male Life Expectancy 73.225 years75
Female Life Expectancy 77.895 years96
Total Fertility Rate 2.675 children/woman72
Net Reproduction Rate 1.231 surviving daughters/woman69
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female87
Infant Mortality Rate 25.856 deaths/1,000 live births70
Under Five Mortality 30.806 deaths/thousand71
Mean Age at Childbearing 31.471 years13
Rate of Natural Increase 16.408 65
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 6.301 %114
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 8.121 %116
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 4.385 %115
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 13.761 %85
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 16.917 %83
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 10.436 %91
Crude Suicide Rate 1.8 suicides/thousand155
Median Age (Total) 27.8 years127
Median Age (Female) 28.1 years126
Median Age (Male) 27.5 years127

Algeria Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
201741,063,75350.293%49.707%171961.61%35
201539,666,51950.313%49.687%161971.77%34
201036,036,15950.37%49.63%151961.87%35
200533,267,88750.525%49.475%131971.44%34
200031,183,65850.678%49.322%131941.3%33
199528,904,30050.648%49.352%121921.74%34
199025,912,36350.622%49.378%101952.45%33
198522,565,90850.468%49.532%91942.95%35
198019,337,72350.395%49.605%81933.09%35
197516,709,09850.34%49.66%71932.84%35
197014,550,03350.272%49.728%61922.78%36
196512,626,95350.216%49.784%51922.76%35
196011,124,89250.318%49.682%41922.49%37
19559,829,71650.408%49.592%41912.37%37
19508,872,24750.851%49.149%31921.87%39

Algeria Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
202043,007,76950.258%49.742%181961.41%35
202545,864,78450.2%49.8%191971.11%35
203048,274,09950.141%49.859%201970.92%34
203550,423,66050.081%49.919%211990.82%34
204052,496,27750.034%49.966%221990.78%34
204554,545,53550.008%49.992%222000.73%35
205056,461,22050.009%49.991%232000.61%34
205558,040,66050.043%49.957%241980.45%34
206059,182,83450.103%49.897%241980.3%34
206559,942,31850.186%49.814%251970.2%37
207060,453,97350.289%49.711%251970.14%40
207560,824,07850.397%49.603%251970.1%41
208061,115,05050.49%49.51%251970.08%40
208561,321,05550.566%49.434%251960.05%40
209061,422,33550.616%49.384%251960%41
209561,347,79050.645%49.355%25196-0.06%41
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations