Dr Congo Population 2017

[[getCurrentPopulation()]]

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 2017 Source:

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

About Dr Congo

Official Name Democratic Republic of the Congo
Languages Spoken French, Lingala, Tshiluba, Kikongo, Swahili
Borders AGO, BDI, CAF, COG, RWA, SSD, TZA, UGA, ZMB
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 0,25
Currencies Used CDF

Dr Congo Population Clock

What is the population of Dr Congo (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 1,835
Deaths Per Day 438
Net Migrations Per Day
Net Change Per Day 1,397
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

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

Dr Congo Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 40.655 births/thousand 9th
Crude Death Rate 9.693 deaths/thousand 45th
Crude Net Migration Rate 0 people/thousand 0th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 59.743 years 183rd
Life Expectancy (Male) 58.26 years 185th
Life Expectancy (Female) 61.235 years 182nd
Total Fertility Rate 5.714 children/woman 6th
Net Reproduction Rate 2.34 surviving daughters/woman 6th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.03 males per female 160th
Infant Mortality Rate 66.725 deaths/1,000 live births 11th
Under Five Mortality 103.639 deaths/thousand 11th
Mean Age at Childbearing 29.175 years 99th
Rate of Natural Increase 30.824 10th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 21.225% 185th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 22.616% 185th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 19.797% 184th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 35.033% 185th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 37.56% 185th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 32.457% 184th
Crude Suicide Rate 8 suicides/thousand 79th
Median Age (Total) 0 years 0th
Median Age (Female) 0 years 0th
Median Age (Male) 0 years 0th

Dr Congo Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 82,242,685 49.894% 50.106% 36 172 3.09% 16
2015 77,266,814 49.87% 50.13% 34 174 3.13% 19
2010 65,938,712 49.793% 50.207% 29 177 3.21% 20
2005 56,089,535 49.702% 50.298% 24 179 3.22% 23
2000 48,048,664 49.604% 50.396% 21 179 2.87% 24
1995 42,183,620 49.497% 50.503% 18 182 2.9% 26
1990 34,962,676 49.354% 50.646% 15 185 3.78% 29
1985 29,985,665 49.182% 50.818% 13 185 2.77% 31
1980 26,357,407 48.978% 51.022% 11 186 2.59% 31
1975 22,902,275 48.745% 51.255% 10 185 2.82% 32
1970 20,009,902 48.466% 51.534% 8 187 2.73% 33
1965 17,369,859 48.143% 51.857% 7 187 2.79% 33
1960 15,248,246 47.766% 52.234% 6 188 2.52% 33
1955 13,517,518 47.332% 52.668% 5 188 2.29% 33
1950 12,183,661 46.842% 53.158% 5 187 1.99% 33

Dr Congo Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 90,169,404 49.923% 50.077% 39 171 3.01% 16
2025 104,536,102 49.956% 50.044% 46 164 2.87% 15
2030 120,304,070 49.973% 50.027% 53 161 2.72% 13
2035 137,444,052 49.973% 50.027% 60 155 2.57% 11
2040 155,794,049 49.965% 50.035% 68 152 2.41% 11
2045 175,145,128 49.947% 50.053% 77 149 2.24% 10
2050 195,277,035 49.92% 50.08% 86 142 2.08% 9
2055 216,046,264 49.886% 50.114% 95 131 1.93% 8
2060 237,216,691 49.846% 50.154% 104 120 1.78% 7
2065 258,497,883 49.8% 50.2% 114 115 1.63% 7
2070 279,644,071 49.748% 50.252% 123 113 1.49% 7
2075 300,399,007 49.701% 50.299% 132 109 1.35% 7
2080 320,393,185 49.659% 50.341% 141 105 1.21% 7
2085 339,399,237 49.623% 50.377% 149 104 1.07% 6
2090 357,191,207 49.594% 50.406% 157 102 0.95% 6
2095 373,714,942 49.578% 50.422% 164 98 0.83% 5
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations