Djibouti Population 2017

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Djibouti is a very small country with just over 23,000 square kilometers of area, which ranks 150th in the world. It also has a rather low population estimated at 900,000 in 2015 with a density of just 37 people per square kilometer. The largest city and capital of Djibouti is Djibouti City, which has a population of 624,000, a large percentage of the total population. This is the only city in the country with a population over 50,000.

Djibouti Demographics

Djibouti is a multi-ethnic country. The Afar (35%) and Somali (60%) make up the two largest ethnic groups, both of which speak Afro-Asiatic languages. The Somali people are comprised mostly of the Issas, a sub-clan of the Dir. The remaining 5% of the population is made up of Arabs, Ethiopians and Europeans, most of whom are Italian and French.

Nearly 94% of the population of Djibouti adheres to Islam, which has been important in the area for over one thousand years.

Djibouti Population Growth

Djibouti's population is currently growing at a rate of 1.5% per year. The fertility rate is 2.6 children per woman, which is much lower than many neighboring countries. Djibouti is expected to continue its gradual population growth for the next decade.

Djibouti Population in 2017 Source: Abass Chirdon

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

Djibouti Population Growth

Djibouti's population is currently growing at a rate of 1.5% per year. The fertility rate is 2.6 children per woman, which is much lower than many neighboring countries. Djibouti is expected to continue its gradual population growth for the next decade.

Djibouti Population Density

About Djibouti

Official Name Republic of Djibouti
Languages Spoken Arabic, French
Borders ERI, ETH, SOM
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 11.5,43
Currencies Used DJF

Djibouti Population Clock

What is the population of Djibouti (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 12
Deaths Per Day 4
Net Migrations Per Day -6
Net Change Per Day 2
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

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

Djibouti Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 23.949 births/thousand 62nd
Crude Death Rate 8.503 deaths/thousand 69th
Crude Net Migration Rate -2.398 people/thousand 161st
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 62.713 years 171st
Life Expectancy (Male) 61.087 years 170th
Life Expectancy (Female) 64.402 years 171st
Total Fertility Rate 3.012 children/woman 63rd
Net Reproduction Rate 1.268 surviving daughters/woman 65th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.039 males per female 154th
Infant Mortality Rate 50.71 deaths/1,000 live births 28th
Under Five Mortality 76.486 deaths/thousand 25th
Mean Age at Childbearing 32.239 years 8th
Rate of Natural Increase 15.22 75th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 17.845% 176th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 19.208% 178th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 16.424% 172nd
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 31.942% 176th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 34.518% 178th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 29.209% 172nd
Crude Suicide Rate 10.7 suicides/thousand 62nd
Median Age (Total) 23.5 years 156th
Median Age (Female) 24.9 years 148th
Median Age (Male) 21.8 years 168th

Djibouti Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 911,382 50.202% 49.798% 39 168 1.29% 159
2015 887,861 50.215% 49.785% 38 168 1.31% 160
2010 830,802 50.243% 49.757% 35 169 1.32% 160
2005 778,406 50.255% 49.745% 33 167 1.34% 161
2000 722,562 50.266% 49.734% 31 168 1.58% 160
1995 661,076 50.291% 49.709% 28 167 1.82% 160
1990 588,356 50.298% 49.702% 25 166 3.72% 161
1985 423,470 50.398% 49.602% 18 173 6.31% 162
1980 358,960 50.448% 49.552% 15 175 4.29% 165
1975 224,182 49.825% 50.175% 9 187 10.35% 173
1970 159,667 49.785% 50.215% 6 192 5.9% 176
1965 114,963 49.741% 50.259% 4 196 6.65% 178
1960 83,636 49.706% 50.294% 3 205 5.65% 182
1955 69,594 49.665% 50.335% 3 197 2.7% 183
1950 62,001 49.64% 50.36% 2 204 2.09% 184

Djibouti Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 946,669 50.181% 49.819% 40 168 1.22% 160
2025 1,003,260 50.138% 49.862% 43 169 1.06% 160
2030 1,053,672 50.085% 49.915% 45 167 0.87% 161
2035 1,096,605 50.02% 49.98% 47 168 0.7% 161
2040 1,132,797 49.948% 50.052% 48 168 0.57% 161
2045 1,162,745 49.862% 50.138% 50 167 0.45% 160
2050 1,186,149 49.77% 50.23% 51 167 0.33% 160
2055 1,202,806 49.671% 50.329% 51 167 0.2% 160
2060 1,212,138 49.573% 50.427% 52 168 0.08% 159
2065 1,214,163 49.47% 50.53% 52 167 -0.03% 158
2070 1,209,840 49.369% 50.631% 52 168 -0.12% 158
2075 1,200,839 49.271% 50.729% 51 168 -0.18% 159
2080 1,189,378 49.182% 50.818% 51 168 -0.21% 159
2085 1,176,149 49.105% 50.895% 50 168 -0.24% 159
2090 1,161,308 49.041% 50.959% 50 168 -0.28% 159
2095 1,144,580 48.988% 51.012% 49 169 -0.31% 159
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations