Dr Congo Population 2017

82,319,520

The Second Congo War that started in 1998 (also called the African world war) was the deadliest conflict on earth since the Chinese Civil War. 90% of soliders died from malaria and disease and displaced a huge percentage of the population. 47% of the deaths were children under 5, and DR Congo is still trying to recover. DR Congo's population grew from only 39 million in 1992 to 66 million in 2009, despite its ongoing war.

The largest city in the Congo is Kinshasa with approximately 7.8 million people, followed by Lubumbashi (1.4 million) and Goma (1 million). There are more than 200 ethnic groups in the DRC, and the Bantu are the majority. The Mongo, Luba and Kongo peoples (Bantu) with the Hamitic Mangbetu-Azande peoples make up about 45% of the population. There are also 600,000 Pygmies, the aboriginal people of the country.

It's very hard to obtain reliable data on DRC's population due to conflict, but it seems to be a destination for many immigrants, refugees and asylum-seekers. The number of Congolese nationals abroad is somewhere between 3 and 6 million, most of whom live in Africa.

80-95% of the population is Christian, making the Congo the most Christian nation in Africa. Indigenous beliefs account for 2-10% of the population, followed by Islam at 1.5-10%.

Dr Congo Population in 2017Source:

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

Dr Congo Population Growth

The Democratic Republic of Congo has one of the highest growth rates in the world and is predicted to double in population by 2030.

Dr Congo Population Density

Name Population
Bosobolo14,553
Lukolela15,000
Sake17,151
Wamba17,373
Bondo17,860
Kasongo-Lunda20,060
Demba22,263
Watsa24,516
Libenge27,053
Bolobo27,862
Kasangulu27,961
Businga28,919
Kabalo29,833
Kongolo31,943
Boende32,091
Mushie33,062
Aketi35,161
Luebo35,183
Yangambi35,531
Kambove36,702
Kampene37,034
Kabare37,034
Mangai37,188
Bukama38,770
Tshela38,845
Inongo40,113
Nioki40,695
Lusambo41,416
Lubao43,068
Basoko43,709
Bulungu48,344
Buta50,130
Gbadolite50,493
Mweka50,675
Kasongo55,118
Kabinda59,004
Kipushi62,332
Lodja68,244
Lisala70,087
Kamina73,557
Mbanza-Ngungu86,356
Beni89,648
Bumba95,520
Bunia96,764
Ilebo107,093
Gemena117,639
Bandundu118,211
Isiro127,076
Kindu135,698
Goma144,124
Kalemie146,974
Gandajika154,425
Butembo154,621
Uvira170,391
Matadi180,109
Mbandaka184,185
Kikwit186,991
Mwene-Ditu189,177
Bukavu225,389
Tshikapa267,462
Kolwezi418,000
Likasi422,414
Kananga463,546
Masina485,167
Kisangani539,158
Mbuji-Mayi874,761
Lubumbashi1,373,770
Kinshasa7,785,965

About Dr Congo

Official NameDemocratic Republic of the Congo
Languages SpokenLingala, Kikongo, Swahili, Tshiluba, French
BordersAGO, BDI, CAF, COG, RWA, SSD, TZA, UGA, ZMB
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude025
Currencies UsedCDF

Dr Congo Population Clock

What is the population of Dr Congo (as of August 25, 2017)?82,319,520
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)82242685
Births Per Day1,835
Deaths Per Day438
Net Migrations Per Day
Net Change Per Day 1,397
Population Change Since January 1st329,692

Dr Congo Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 40.655 births/thousand9
Crude Death Rate 9.693 deaths/thousand45
Crude Net Migration Rate 0 people/thousand0
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 59.743 years183
Male Life Expectancy 58.26 years185
Female Life Expectancy 61.235 years182
Total Fertility Rate 5.714 children/woman6
Net Reproduction Rate 2.34 surviving daughters/woman6
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.03 males per female160
Infant Mortality Rate 66.725 deaths/1,000 live births11
Under Five Mortality 103.639 deaths/thousand11
Mean Age at Childbearing 29.175 years99
Rate of Natural Increase 30.824 10
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 21.225 %185
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 22.616 %185
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 19.797 %184
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 35.033 %184
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 37.56 %181
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 32.457 %182
Crude Suicide Rate 8 suicides/thousand79
Median Age (Total) 0 years0
Median Age (Female) 0 years0
Median Age (Male) 0 years0

Dr Congo Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
201782,242,68549.894%50.106%361723.09%16
201577,266,81449.87%50.13%341743.13%19
201065,938,71249.793%50.207%291773.21%20
200556,089,53549.702%50.298%241793.22%23
200048,048,66449.604%50.396%211792.87%24
199542,183,62049.497%50.503%181822.9%26
199034,962,67649.354%50.646%151853.78%29
198529,985,66549.182%50.818%131852.77%31
198026,357,40748.978%51.022%111862.59%31
197522,902,27548.745%51.255%101852.82%32
197020,009,90248.466%51.534%81872.73%33
196517,369,85948.143%51.857%71872.79%33
196015,248,24647.766%52.234%61882.52%33
195513,517,51847.332%52.668%51882.29%33
195012,183,66146.842%53.158%51871.99%33

Dr Congo Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
202090,169,40449.923%50.077%391713.01%16
2025104,536,10249.956%50.044%461642.87%15
2030120,304,07049.973%50.027%531612.72%13
2035137,444,05249.973%50.027%601552.57%11
2040155,794,04949.965%50.035%681522.41%11
2045175,145,12849.947%50.053%771492.24%10
2050195,277,03549.92%50.08%861422.08%9
2055216,046,26449.886%50.114%951311.93%8
2060237,216,69149.846%50.154%1041201.78%7
2065258,497,88349.8%50.2%1141151.63%7
2070279,644,07149.748%50.252%1231131.49%7
2075300,399,00749.701%50.299%1321091.35%7
2080320,393,18549.659%50.341%1411051.21%7
2085339,399,23749.623%50.377%1491041.07%6
2090357,191,20749.594%50.406%1571020.95%6
2095373,714,94249.578%50.422%164980.83%5
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations