Comoros Population 2016

Comoros, officially the Union of the Comoros, is a sovereign archipelago nation in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa between Madagascar and Mozambique. The Comoros is the third-smallest African country by area. Excluding the contested island of Mayotte, Comoros has an estimated 2015 population of 770,000, which ranks 165th in the world.

The Comoros is one of the least populous countries in the world, but it is one of the most densely populated. There are 275 people per square kilometer (710/sq mi) on average, with is the 25th highest population density in the world, despite ranking 178th in terms of total area. About one-third of the population lives in urban areas, including Moroni, Mutsamudu, and Domoni. Moroni is the largest city and capital on the semi-autonomous island Grande Comore with a population of 55,000.

Comoros Demographics

Most of the population of the Comoros is descended from African-Arabs. Suuni Islam is the main religion that represents up to 98% of the population. While Arab culture is dominant in the country, there is a small population of Mayotte, who are mostly immigrants from France. There are also small populations of Malagasy and Indians, with some people of French and European ancestry. Most French people left the Comoros after it gained independence in 1975.

There are also between 200,000 and 35,000 Comorians living in France.

Since its independence, the Comoros has gone through many coups and half of the population now lives below the international poverty line of $1.25 USD per day.

Comoros has a very young population with nearly 50% of the population under the age of 15. The life expectancy in the country is currently 67 for women and 62 for men.

Comoros Population Growth

The Comoros has healthy population growth as half of its population is under the age of 15 and the fertility rate is 4.7 babies born to each adult woman. The country's population has been growing steadily since the 1970's and this trend is expected to continue.

Comoros Population in 2016 Source: Sascha Grabow www.saschagrabow.com

Comoros Population Clock

What is the population of Comoros (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2016) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 74
Deaths Per Day 16
Net Migrations Per Day -5
Net Change Per Day 53
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

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

Comoros Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 32.16 births/thousand 34th
Crude Death Rate 7.11 deaths/thousand 109th
Crude Net Migration Rate -2.393 people/thousand 164th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 64.2 years 156th
Life Expectancy (Male) 62.52 years 154th
Life Expectancy (Female) 65.95 years 155th
Total Fertility Rate 4.233 children/woman 33rd
Net Reproduction Rate 1.853 surviving daughters/woman 30th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female 85th
Infant Mortality Rate 52.207 deaths/1,000 live births 24th
Under Five Mortality 68.639 deaths/thousand 32nd
Mean Age at Childbearing 29.96 years 60th

Comoros Population Density

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision)

Comoros Population Growth

The Comoros has healthy population growth as half of its population is under the age of 15 and the fertility rate is 4.7 babies born to each adult woman. The country's population has been growing steadily since the 1970's and this trend is expected to continue.

Comoros Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2016 807,118 50.4% 49.6% 433 18 2.3% 163
2015 788,473 50.4% 49.6% 423 18 2.34% 163
2010 698,695 50.4% 49.6% 375 18 2.44% 165
2005 618,632 50.4% 49.6% 332 21 2.42% 165
2000 547,696 50.3% 49.7% 294 24 2.49% 165
1995 479,574 50.2% 49.8% 257 27 2.76% 165
1990 415,144 50.2% 49.8% 223 32 2.95% 165
1985 357,729 50.1% 49.9% 192 35 2.95% 167
1980 308,518 50% 50% 165 37 3.23% 167
1975 256,309 49.9% 50.1% 137 41 3.42% 167
1970 228,442 49.9% 50.1% 122 42 2.03% 168
1965 205,412 49.8% 50.2% 110 44 1.99% 167
1960 188,732 49.7% 50.3% 101 42 1.63% 167
1955 173,149 49.7% 50.3% 93 42 1.78% 167
1950 156,334 49.7% 50.3% 84 43 2.37% 166

Comoros Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 883,161 50.5% 49.5% 474 17 2.17% 163
2025 980,865 50.4% 49.6% 527 16 2% 161
2030 1,081,248 50.4% 49.6% 581 14 1.87% 160
2035 1,184,404 50.4% 49.6% 636 13 1.75% 160
2040 1,289,934 50.4% 49.6% 693 10 1.64% 159
2045 1,396,543 50.4% 49.6% 750 10 1.51% 156
2050 1,502,057 50.3% 49.7% 807 10 1.38% 156
2055 1,605,327 50.3% 49.7% 862 10 1.25% 155
2060 1,704,974 50.2% 49.8% 916 10 1.14% 155
2065 1,800,777 50.1% 49.9% 967 10 1.03% 154
2070 1,892,175 50.1% 49.9% 1,016 9 0.93% 152
2075 1,978,447 50% 50% 1,063 9 0.83% 152
2080 2,058,384 50% 50% 1,106 9 0.73% 152
2085 2,131,359 49.9% 50.1% 1,145 8 0.64% 146
2090 2,196,758 49.9% 50.1% 1,180 8 0.56% 145
2095 2,255,472 49.9% 50.1% 1,211 8 0.48% 145
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations