Lebanon Population 2017

6,030,544

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.

Lebanon Population in 2017Source: Yoniw

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 SpokenFrench, Arabic
BordersISR, SYR
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude33.8333333335.83333333
Currencies UsedLBP

Lebanon Population Density

Name Population
Halba
Baabda9,000
Batroun10,852
Bcharre20,000
Jbail20,784
En Naqoura24,910
Baalbek30,916
Zahle78,145
Djounie96,315
Habbouch98,433
Nabatiye et Tahta120,000
Tyre135,204
Sidon163,554
Tripoli229,398
Ra's Bayrut1,251,739
Beirut1,916,100

Lebanon Population Clock

What is the population of Lebanon (as of September 13, 2017)?6,030,544
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)6039276
Births Per Day49
Deaths Per Day14
Net Migrations Per Day -153
Net Change Per Day -118
Population Change Since January 1st-30,090

Lebanon Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 15.525 births/thousand120
Crude Death Rate 4.549 deaths/thousand189
Crude Net Migration Rate -9.518 people/thousand188
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 80.099 years41
Male Life Expectancy 78.453 years33
Female Life Expectancy 81.983 years43
Total Fertility Rate 1.718 children/woman157
Net Reproduction Rate 0.821 surviving daughters/woman155
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female87
Infant Mortality Rate 8.128 deaths/1,000 live births137
Under Five Mortality 9.432 deaths/thousand139
Mean Age at Childbearing 29.836 years75
Rate of Natural Increase 10.906 107
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 2.024 %37
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 2.024 %23
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 2.027 %62
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 6.652 %23
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 7.405 %13
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 5.656 %39
Crude Suicide Rate 0.9 suicides/thousand166
Median Age (Total) 29.9 years109
Median Age (Female) 30.5 years107
Median Age (Male) 29.3 years108

Lebanon Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20176,039,27650.166%49.834%59018-0.29%112
20155,850,74350.225%49.775%571192.32%112
20104,337,15650.994%49.006%423235.7%123
20053,986,86550.815%49.185%389241.74%126
20003,235,38049.612%50.388%316293.78%129
19953,033,40649.582%50.418%296311.23%131
19902,703,01949.316%50.684%264341.81%131
19852,676,59349.44%50.56%261320.03%130
19802,605,29449.575%50.425%254300.4%126
19752,575,69250.488%49.512%251280.88%123
19702,297,40350.501%49.499%224292.42%123
19652,092,35350.39%49.61%204302.09%122
19601,804,92750.285%49.715%176333.25%122
19551,532,11150.295%49.705%149343.33%123
19501,334,61850.329%49.671%130361.75%124

Lebanon Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20205,891,49550.243%49.757%57519-1.48%114
20255,407,99650.407%49.593%52824-1.14%123
20305,291,67450.444%49.556%517260.29%125
20355,429,36950.371%49.629%530260.46%124
20405,517,33550.276%49.724%539240.24%125
20455,572,82450.148%49.852%544250.16%126
20505,610,14549.987%50.013%548240.1%126
20555,631,14149.804%50.196%550250.03%128
20605,629,26049.63%50.37%55025-0.08%129
20655,592,48449.509%50.491%54626-0.22%129
20705,516,67349.459%50.541%53927-0.35%129
20755,406,80849.48%50.52%52827-0.47%129
20805,273,07649.572%50.428%51528-0.54%130
20855,129,42049.722%50.278%50131-0.56%130
20904,987,84749.889%50.111%48731-0.55%130
20954,857,03550.04%49.96%47433-0.5%130
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations