Lebanon Population 2018

6,078,443

Lebanon, or the Lebanese Republic, is a Democratic Republic in the East Mediterranean. The population of Lebanon is estimated at 6.09 million in 2018, up from the 4.43 million estimated in 2013. No official census has taken place in Lebanon since 1932 due to the sensitive balance between the country's religious groups.

Evidence of civilization in the area predates recorded history, and Lebanon was once home to the maritime Phoenicians, a culture that existed for over 1,000 years. The region came under Roman Empire rule and eventually turned into the Empire's largest center of Christianity before it was conquered by the Arab Muslims and then the Ottoman Empire.

While all Lebanese are identified as ethnically Arab, this is an example of panethnicity, or grouping self-identified ethnicities into a single group, as the Lebanese people are descended from many groups and it's today a blend of a dozen closely related groups.

There have been many migration waves in the country, as more than 1.5 million people emigrated from Lebanon between 1975 and 2011. Lebanon also hosts close to 1 million refugees and asylum seekers, most notably those from Palestine, Iraq and Syria. It's estimated that there are over 600,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon escaping violence in their own country.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 6 minutes
One death every 19 minutes
One net migrant every 18 minutes
Net gain of one person every 15 minutes

Lebanon Population in 2018Source: Yoniw

Lebanon Population Pyramid 2018

0k10k20k30k40k50k60kLebanon Male Population0k10k20k30k40k50k60kLebanon Female Population10095908580757065605550454035302520151050

Lebanon Median Age

29.9


Total

29.3


Male

30.5


Female

Lebanon Population by Age

There are 4,357,236 adults in Lebanon.

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

Lebanon Population Growth

Lebanon has had very uneven population growth over the past 50 years, and it's currently growing at 1% per year. Its urbanization rate is rapidly growing and expected to reach 86% in 2020, at which point its urban population will reach 4.1 million, with a total population pushing 6 million in the next decade.

About Lebanon

Official NameLebanese Republic
Languages SpokenArabic, French
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude33.8333333335.83333333
Currencies UsedLebanon Pound
DemonymLebanese

Countries Bordering Lebanon

Israel
Syria

Lebanon Population Density

Lebanon Top 20 Cities by Population

Name Population
Beirut1,916,100
Ra's Bayrut1,251,739
Tripoli229,398
Sidon163,554
Tyre135,204
Nabatiye et Tahta120,000
Habbouch98,433
Jounieh96,315
Zahle78,145
Baalbek30,916
En Naqoura24,910
Jbail20,784
Bcharre20,000
Batroun10,852
Baabda9,000
Halba

Lebanon Population Clock

The population of Lebanon (as of 1/20/2018)?6,078,443
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2018)6,093,509
Births Per Day251
Deaths Per Day76
Net Migrations Per Day -82
Net Change Per Day 93
Population Change Since January 1st1,767

Lebanon Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 15.413 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 4.687 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -5.054 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 79.83 years
Male Life Expectancy 78.25 years
Female Life Expectancy 81.65 years
Total Fertility Rate 1.704 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.818 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 8.367 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 9.713 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 29.782 years
Rate of Natural Increase 10.726

Lebanon Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20186,093,50950.17%49.83%583.001121.36%
20155,851,47950.23%49.77%559.841126.17%
20104,337,14150.99%49.01%414.961241.70%
20053,986,85250.82%49.18%381.441254.27%
20003,235,36649.61%50.39%309.551291.30%
19953,033,39449.58%50.42%290.221312.33%
19902,703,01649.32%50.68%258.611310.20%
19852,676,58349.44%50.56%256.081300.54%
19802,605,29349.57%50.43%249.261260.23%
19752,575,69050.49%49.51%246.431232.31%
19702,297,38950.50%49.50%219.801231.89%
19652,092,34850.39%49.61%200.191223.00%
19601,804,92650.28%49.71%172.691223.33%
19551,532,10950.30%49.70%146.591232.80%
19501,334,62150.33%49.67%127.691240.00%

Lebanon Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20206,019,79550.22%49.78%575.951130.00%
20255,605,98750.38%49.62%536.36121-1.41%
20305,368,59850.45%49.55%513.64126-0.86%
20355,335,52050.41%49.59%510.48127-0.12%
20405,392,41950.30%49.70%515.921280.21%
20455,412,03250.16%49.84%517.801290.07%
20505,411,83050.01%49.99%517.78129-0.00%
20555,399,31249.84%50.16%516.58128-0.05%
20605,367,99849.69%50.31%513.59128-0.12%
20655,303,91849.60%50.40%507.45129-0.24%
20705,200,40549.59%50.41%497.55130-0.39%
20755,061,62449.66%50.34%484.27130-0.54%
20804,903,55549.78%50.22%469.15131-0.63%
20854,743,16549.96%50.04%453.80131-0.66%
20904,594,24950.14%49.86%439.56132-0.64%
20954,462,82350.30%49.70%426.98134-0.58%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer