Lebanon Population 2017

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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 2017 Source: 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.

Lebanon Population Density

About Lebanon

Official Name Lebanese Republic
Languages Spoken Arabic, French
Borders ISR, SYR
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 33.83333333,35.83333333
Currencies Used LBP

Lebanon Population Clock

What is the population of Lebanon (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 49
Deaths Per Day 14
Net Migrations Per Day -153
Net Change Per Day -118
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

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

Lebanon Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 15.525 births/thousand 120th
Crude Death Rate 4.549 deaths/thousand 189th
Crude Net Migration Rate -9.518 people/thousand 188th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 80.099 years 41st
Life Expectancy (Male) 78.453 years 33rd
Life Expectancy (Female) 81.983 years 43rd
Total Fertility Rate 1.718 children/woman 157th
Net Reproduction Rate 0.821 surviving daughters/woman 155th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female 87th
Infant Mortality Rate 8.128 deaths/1,000 live births 137th
Under Five Mortality 9.432 deaths/thousand 139th
Mean Age at Childbearing 29.836 years 75th
Rate of Natural Increase 10.906 107th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 2.024% 37th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 2.024% 23rd
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 2.027% 62nd
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 6.652% 37th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 7.405% 23rd
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 5.656% 62nd
Crude Suicide Rate 0.9 suicides/thousand 166th
Median Age (Total) 29.9 years 109th
Median Age (Female) 30.5 years 107th
Median Age (Male) 29.3 years 108th

Lebanon Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 6,039,276 50.166% 49.834% 590 18 -0.29% 112
2015 5,850,743 50.225% 49.775% 571 19 2.32% 112
2010 4,337,156 50.994% 49.006% 423 23 5.7% 123
2005 3,986,865 50.815% 49.185% 389 24 1.74% 126
2000 3,235,380 49.612% 50.388% 316 29 3.78% 129
1995 3,033,406 49.582% 50.418% 296 31 1.23% 131
1990 2,703,019 49.316% 50.684% 264 34 1.81% 131
1985 2,676,593 49.44% 50.56% 261 32 0.03% 130
1980 2,605,294 49.575% 50.425% 254 30 0.4% 126
1975 2,575,692 50.488% 49.512% 251 28 0.88% 123
1970 2,297,403 50.501% 49.499% 224 29 2.42% 123
1965 2,092,353 50.39% 49.61% 204 30 2.09% 122
1960 1,804,927 50.285% 49.715% 176 33 3.25% 122
1955 1,532,111 50.295% 49.705% 149 34 3.33% 123
1950 1,334,618 50.329% 49.671% 130 36 1.75% 124

Lebanon Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 5,891,495 50.243% 49.757% 575 19 -1.48% 114
2025 5,407,996 50.407% 49.593% 528 24 -1.14% 123
2030 5,291,674 50.444% 49.556% 517 26 0.29% 125
2035 5,429,369 50.371% 49.629% 530 26 0.46% 124
2040 5,517,335 50.276% 49.724% 539 24 0.24% 125
2045 5,572,824 50.148% 49.852% 544 25 0.16% 126
2050 5,610,145 49.987% 50.013% 548 24 0.1% 126
2055 5,631,141 49.804% 50.196% 550 25 0.03% 128
2060 5,629,260 49.63% 50.37% 550 25 -0.08% 129
2065 5,592,484 49.509% 50.491% 546 26 -0.22% 129
2070 5,516,673 49.459% 50.541% 539 27 -0.35% 129
2075 5,406,808 49.48% 50.52% 528 27 -0.47% 129
2080 5,273,076 49.572% 50.428% 515 28 -0.54% 130
2085 5,129,420 49.722% 50.278% 501 31 -0.56% 130
2090 4,987,847 49.889% 50.111% 487 31 -0.55% 130
2095 4,857,035 50.04% 49.96% 474 33 -0.5% 130
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations