Burundi Population 2017

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Burundi is a very densely populated country with substantial emigration, despite being the least globalized of 140 countries. While it's the 145th largest country with very little land, Burundi has a population of about 10.8 million in 2015 with about 314 people per square kilometer, which ranks 45th in the world, and the second highest density in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The capital and largest city is Bujumbura, which as about 500,000 residents.

Burundi Demographics

The Tutsi, Hutu and Twa people have inhabited the area for at least 500 years. About 85% of Burundians are of Hutu origin, 15% are Tutsi and less than 1% are indigenous Twa or Pygmies.

Today, about 500,000 people in Burundi have been displaced to due the effects of AIDS, which has impacted the country significantly. Many people from Burundi have migrated to nearby countries due to civil war. In 2006, the U.S. accepted about 10,000 Burundian refugees.

Much of Burundi remains rural, and only 13% of the country lives in an urban area. Just over 1% of the population has electricity, and only 50% of children go to school. About 1 in 15 adults in Burundi have HIV/AIDS. The AIDS epidemic in the country has dramatically affected its demographics, displacing more than 500,000.

Burundi is one of the 5 poorest countries in the world with one of the lowest per capita GDPs. It has suffered from many problems, including limited education, widespread corruption and warfare. Burundi is also considered the world's hungriest country with almost 40% of its country in need of food.

An ethnic-based war that has gone on for more than ten years has killed about 200,000 people, displaced 140,000 internally, and forced about 48,000 refugees into Tanzania.

Burundi Population in 2017 Source: SteveRwanda

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

Burundi Population Growth

Burundi has the fifth highest fertility rate in the world with 6 children born to every woman. Despite widespread poverty, hunger and disease, the country's population is booming. Burundi is currently growing at a rate of 3% per year, which is expected to continue.

Burundi Population Density

About Burundi

Official Name Republic of Burundi
Languages Spoken Kirundi, French
Borders COD, RWA, TZA
Is Landlocked Yes
Latitude/Longitude -3.5,30
Currencies Used BIF

Burundi Population Clock

What is the population of Burundi (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 278
Deaths Per Day 69
Net Migrations Per Day 11
Net Change Per Day 220
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

Burundi Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 42.462 births/thousand 5th
Crude Death Rate 10.593 deaths/thousand 34th
Crude Net Migration Rate 0.329 people/thousand 62nd
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 57.874 years 187th
Life Expectancy (Male) 55.823 years 188th
Life Expectancy (Female) 60.004 years 185th
Total Fertility Rate 5.698 children/woman 7th
Net Reproduction Rate 2.304 surviving daughters/woman 8th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.03 males per female 160th
Infant Mortality Rate 71.541 deaths/1,000 live births 7th
Under Five Mortality 112.114 deaths/thousand 7th
Mean Age at Childbearing 30.038 years 62nd
Rate of Natural Increase 31.719 5th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 23.497% 187th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 25.58% 189th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 21.38% 186th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 38.298% 187th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 41.688% 189th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 34.777% 186th
Crude Suicide Rate 16.4 suicides/thousand 27th
Median Age (Total) 17 years 209th
Median Age (Female) 17.2 years 209th
Median Age (Male) 16.8 years 207th

Burundi Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 11,936,481 49.438% 50.562% 464 25 3.23% 77
2015 11,178,921 49.417% 50.583% 435 26 3.29% 80
2010 9,461,117 49.333% 50.667% 368 29 3.42% 90
2005 7,934,213 49.407% 50.593% 308 35 3.52% 94
2000 6,767,073 49.304% 50.696% 263 44 2.62% 96
1995 6,239,030 48.956% 51.044% 242 44 1.5% 93
1990 5,613,141 49.082% 50.918% 218 50 2.57% 96
1985 4,774,258 48.636% 51.364% 185 52 3.34% 101
1980 4,126,544 48.483% 51.517% 160 53 2.7% 103
1975 3,676,991 48.497% 51.503% 143 54 1.82% 105
1970 3,457,113 48.59% 51.41% 134 52 1.45% 104
1965 3,079,034 48.454% 51.546% 119 53 2.4% 104
1960 2,786,740 48.272% 51.728% 108 52 1.91% 104
1955 2,531,800 48.084% 51.916% 98 53 1.82% 103
1950 2,308,923 47.885% 52.115% 89 55 2.16% 103

Burundi Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 13,126,273 49.455% 50.545% 511 24 3.02% 76
2025 15,176,566 49.466% 50.534% 590 19 2.75% 76
2030 17,357,072 49.465% 50.535% 675 15 2.63% 76
2035 19,776,916 49.464% 50.536% 770 15 2.6% 73
2040 22,505,297 49.465% 50.535% 876 15 2.55% 67
2045 25,504,777 49.468% 50.532% 993 15 2.41% 66
2050 28,668,154 49.471% 50.529% 1,116 14 2.22% 64
2055 31,911,270 49.476% 50.524% 1,242 14 2.04% 63
2060 35,235,425 49.48% 50.52% 1,372 13 1.91% 61
2065 38,680,741 49.485% 50.515% 1,506 13 1.81% 57
2070 42,248,824 49.491% 50.509% 1,645 12 1.7% 56
2075 45,868,314 49.496% 50.504% 1,786 9 1.56% 51
2080 49,449,902 49.497% 50.503% 1,925 8 1.42% 48
2085 52,934,028 49.492% 50.508% 2,061 8 1.29% 45
2090 56,314,527 49.485% 50.515% 2,192 8 1.17% 45
2095 59,560,490 49.476% 50.524% 2,319 7 1.06% 42
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations