Mali Population 2016

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Mali is a large, landlocked country in West Africa with more than 1.24 million square kilometers (480,000 sq ft) of land. In 2012, an armed conflict broke out and Tuareg rebels took control, declaring secession of a new state, Azawad. While it was recaptured, negotiations are expected to take place. In 2014, Mali has an estimated population of 15,768,227, an increase from 2013's estimate of 14.85 million.

90% of people in Mali live in the southern region with the Niger and Senegal rivers, far from the Sahara desert. About 68% of the population is rural, with 5-10 of people living a nomadic lifestyle. Mali has a very young population with nearly half of people under the age of 15 and a median age of 15.9. While the total fertility rate is high at 6.4 per woman, Mali has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the world at 1 death per 10 live births.

The people of Mali are comprised of several sub-Saharan ethnic groups. The largest is the Bambara, accounting for 37% of the population. While the official language of Mali is French, 80% of people speak Bambara and there are at least 40 African languages in use. The Bambara, Sonike, Khassonke and Malinke are part of the larger Mande group, which accounts for half of the country's population. Other large ethnic groups include the Fula (17%), Voltaic (12%), Songhai (6%) and the Tuareg and Moor (10%).

Mali  Population in 2016 Source: Arensond

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

Mali Population Growth

Mali is currently experiencing an unstable 3% population growth per year, and its population has tripled in 50 years and is projected to triple again in the next 50 years.

Mali Population Density

About Mali

Official Name Republic of Mali
Languages Spoken French
Borders DZA, BFA, GIN, CIV, MRT, NER, SEN
Is Landlocked Yes
Latitude/Longitude 17,-4
Currencies Used XOF

Mali Population Clock

What is the population of Mali (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2016) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 422
Deaths Per Day 98
Net Migrations Per Day -110
Net Change Per Day 214
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

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

Mali Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 42.312 births/thousand 6th
Crude Death Rate 9.777 deaths/thousand 44th
Crude Net Migration Rate -2.102 people/thousand 155th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 58.964 years 185th
Life Expectancy (Male) 59.091 years 180th
Life Expectancy (Female) 58.796 years 188th
Total Fertility Rate 6.056 children/woman 3rd
Net Reproduction Rate 2.409 surviving daughters/woman 4th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female 87th
Infant Mortality Rate 74.707 deaths/1,000 live births 6th
Under Five Mortality 107.514 deaths/thousand 10th
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.978 years 108th
Rate of Natural Increase 32.133 4th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 19.868% 183rd
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 18.988% 177th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 20.772% 185th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 33.739% 183rd
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 33.691% 177th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 33.888% 185th
Crude Suicide Rate 2.8 suicides/thousand 141st
Median Age (Total) 16.2 years 212th
Median Age (Female) 16.8 years 211th
Median Age (Male) 15.5 years 213th

Mali Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2016 18,134,835 50.502% 49.498% 14 204 3.02% 62
2015 17,599,694 50.482% 49.518% 14 203 3% 64
2010 15,167,286 50.398% 49.602% 12 205 3.06% 65
2005 12,881,383 50.187% 49.813% 10 205 3.27% 69
2000 11,046,926 49.939% 50.061% 9 204 2.94% 71
1995 9,640,643 49.692% 50.308% 7 208 2.67% 77
1990 8,482,075 49.48% 50.52% 6 208 2.22% 79
1985 7,831,891 49.702% 50.298% 6 206 1.59% 76
1980 7,090,125 49.805% 50.195% 5 207 2.01% 77
1975 6,482,276 49.944% 50.056% 5 204 1.75% 76
1970 5,949,043 50.053% 49.947% 4 205 1.59% 75
1965 5,568,485 50.266% 49.734% 4 196 1.2% 73
1960 5,263,730 50.551% 49.449% 4 192 1.11% 71
1955 4,975,401 50.821% 49.179% 4 191 1.13% 68
1950 4,708,425 51.168% 48.832% 3 192 1.07% 67

Mali Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 20,456,890 50.593% 49.407% 16 202 2.97% 61
2025 23,702,050 50.683% 49.317% 19 197 2.91% 59
2030 27,369,962 50.752% 49.248% 22 195 2.82% 57
2035 31,441,436 50.808% 49.192% 25 194 2.69% 55
2040 35,853,964 50.847% 49.153% 29 189 2.53% 53
2045 40,535,417 50.872% 49.128% 33 186 2.34% 50
2050 45,403,633 50.874% 49.126% 37 184 2.16% 45
2055 50,427,324 50.867% 49.133% 41 181 2% 42
2060 55,560,320 50.849% 49.151% 45 178 1.84% 40
2065 60,738,832 50.823% 49.177% 49 173 1.69% 35
2070 65,909,907 50.795% 49.205% 54 166 1.55% 33
2075 71,004,659 50.771% 49.229% 58 162 1.4% 32
2080 75,944,166 50.754% 49.246% 62 161 1.26% 31
2085 80,646,334 50.74% 49.26% 66 155 1.12% 30
2090 85,085,278 50.73% 49.27% 69 154 0.99% 29
2095 89,191,184 50.733% 49.267% 73 149 0.87% 28
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations