Gabon Population 2017

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Gabon has a total area of almost 270,000 square kilometers (76th in the world) with a population density of around 5.5 people per square kilometer, which ranks 216th in the world. This makes Gabon one of the least densely populated countries on earth.

The capital and largest city is Libreville, which has a population estimated at 582,000 in 2015. While the population of Gabon has been increasing steadily since the 1960s, it declined between 1900 and 1940.

Gabon Demographics

Pygmy peoples were the first inhabitants of Gabon, although they were mostly absorbed by the Bantu tribes. Nearly all Gabonese today are of Bantu origin, but there are at least 40 ethnic groups in the country. It is believed that the Fang are the largest at 29%, but recent census information favors the Nzebi people. Other groups include the Myene, Kota, Shira, Puru and Kande. There are also several Pygmy groups, including the Baka, Kota and Bongo. The Pygmies were the earliest inhabitants of the area, although they were mostly replaced and absorbed by the Bantu tribes.

Gabon has relatively little ethnic tension, especially compared to other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, as its ethnic groups are spread throughout the country and intermarriage between groups is common.

Gabon Today

Gabon has the Human Development Indexes in Sub-Saharan Africa. Abundant petroleum, foreign private investment, and a low population density have helped to make the country one of the most prosperous in Sub-Saharan Africa with the third highest GDP per capita in the area.

Gabon Population in 2017 Source: Bajan28

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

Gabon Population Growth

Gabon's population is currently growing at a rate of 2.4% per year.

Gabon Population Density

About Gabon

Official Name Gabonese Republic
Languages Spoken French
Borders CMR, COG, GNQ
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude -1,11.75
Currencies Used XAF

Gabon Population Clock

What is the population of Gabon (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 28
Deaths Per Day 8
Net Migrations Per Day 3
Net Change Per Day 23
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

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

Gabon Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 28.734 births/thousand 46th
Crude Death Rate 7.977 deaths/thousand 86th
Crude Net Migration Rate 0.549 people/thousand 58th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 65.831 years 156th
Life Expectancy (Male) 64.878 years 148th
Life Expectancy (Female) 66.755 years 161st
Total Fertility Rate 3.719 children/woman 46th
Net Reproduction Rate 1.638 surviving daughters/woman 46th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.03 males per female 160th
Infant Mortality Rate 37.646 deaths/1,000 live births 51st
Under Five Mortality 52.528 deaths/thousand 48th
Mean Age at Childbearing 29.209 years 97th
Rate of Natural Increase 20.522 53rd
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 14.703% 164th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 15.066% 161st
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 14.359% 164th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 27.679% 164th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 28.609% 161st
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 26.748% 164th
Crude Suicide Rate 7 suicides/thousand 92nd
Median Age (Total) 18.6 years 194th
Median Age (Female) 18.8 years 194th
Median Age (Male) 18.4 years 192nd

Gabon Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 1,801,232 50.594% 49.406% 6 214 2.11% 151
2015 1,725,292 50.567% 49.433% 6 214 2.17% 151
2010 1,541,936 50.435% 49.565% 5 216 2.27% 151
2005 1,377,777 50.061% 49.939% 5 215 2.24% 150
2000 1,231,548 49.644% 50.356% 4 216 2.32% 151
1995 1,086,448 49.217% 50.783% 4 216 2.58% 152
1990 952,268 48.98% 51.02% 3 216 2.69% 152
1985 830,091 48.718% 51.282% 3 216 2.73% 152
1980 729,165 48.442% 51.558% 2 217 2.5% 153
1975 649,719 48.162% 51.838% 2 216 2.14% 154
1970 590,119 47.9% 52.1% 2 212 1.95% 154
1965 532,512 48.5% 51.5% 2 212 1.87% 154
1960 499,189 48.807% 51.193% 1 214 0.99% 153
1955 482,558 48.776% 51.224% 1 214 0.46% 151
1950 473,300 48.771% 51.229% 1 213 0.54% 148

Gabon Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 1,917,168 50.621% 49.379% 7 214 2.03% 151
2025 2,116,081 50.637% 49.363% 8 213 1.9% 148
2030 2,320,850 50.618% 49.382% 9 213 1.78% 148
2035 2,530,570 50.568% 49.432% 9 213 1.66% 148
2040 2,743,140 50.494% 49.506% 10 213 1.54% 146
2045 2,955,292 50.406% 49.594% 11 213 1.41% 143
2050 3,163,610 50.309% 49.691% 12 213 1.28% 142
2055 3,363,724 50.21% 49.79% 13 212 1.14% 139
2060 3,551,140 50.115% 49.885% 13 212 1% 137
2065 3,724,417 50.025% 49.975% 14 212 0.88% 135
2070 3,882,308 49.945% 50.055% 15 212 0.76% 135
2075 4,024,017 49.875% 50.125% 15 212 0.65% 134
2080 4,148,277 49.814% 50.186% 16 211 0.55% 133
2085 4,254,797 49.764% 50.236% 16 211 0.45% 133
2090 4,343,135 49.722% 50.278% 16 211 0.36% 133
2095 4,413,202 49.687% 50.313% 17 211 0.27% 133
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations