Morocco Population 2016

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Morocco, officially the Kingdom of Morocco, is the most western of the North African countries with an alternative Arabic name that translates to "The Western Kingdom." The country has an area of 710,850 square kilometers (274,460 square miles) with an estimated 2014 population of 33,063,250, up from 2013's estimate of 32,649,130.

The majority of Morocco's population lives to the west of the Atlas Mountains, a large range that protects the country from the Sahara Desert. The commerce center of the country and the most populous city is Casablanca with 3,000,000 residents, although the political capital is Rabat, home to 1.4 million citizens. Other major cities include the gateway city of Tangier, the religious center of Fez and the tourist center of Marrakech. The urban population of Morocco was 58% of the total population as of 2010, with a rate of urbanization at 2.1% annual rate of change.

Morocco Demographics

Morocco is a demographically young country with 27% of its population under the age of 15, 18% between the ages of 15 and 24, 42% between 25 and 54 years old, 7% between the ages of 55 and 64 and just 6% 65 years and older. The median age of Moroccans is just 27 years old.

The vast majority of Moroccans are Suuni Muslims, primarily of Arab-Berber, Arabized Berber, Berber and Nigero-Congo ethnic background. The country itself was inhabited by Berbers since at least 5,000 years ago, while Arabs conquered the land that later became Morocco in the 7th and 11th centuries, when the area was inhabited mostly by indigineous Berber and Romano-Berber peoples. Arabs and Berbers currently account for around 99.1% of the Moroccan population.

While the indigenous Berbers, though mostly Arabized, still make up the majority of the population, there is a rather sizable population that identifies as Haratin or Gnawa, black or of mixed race. The Jewish minority of Morocco, which numbered as high as 248,000 in 1948, has decreased significantly with a small population estimated at 5,000.

Most of the estimated 100,000 foreign residents in Morocco are also French, while France is home to the largest concentration of Moroccan migrants outside of Morocco. A percentage of the population is descended from colonists, working mostly for large European countries, while others settled in the country. Before its independence, Morocco was home to more than 500,000 Europeans.

Morocco has a birth rate of 18.73 births per 1,000 people, placing it 101st in the world. Meanwhile, its death rate stands at 4.78 deaths per 1,000 people in 2013, ranking 195th in the world. The country has a comparatively high life expectancy of 76 years with a fertility rate of 2.17 children born per woman.

Morocco  Population in 2016 Source: محمد بوعلام عصامي

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

Morocco Population Growth

The population growth rate of Morocco is currently 1.04% annually, which has been climbing steadily for the past few years after two decades of decline. While the country still hasn't reached the growth rate of the 1980's or 90's, it's expected to continue its climb. Over the past 50 years, Morocco's total population has changed 180% and has risen year-over-year for over a decade.

Morocco remains a demographically young country that, combined with a fertility level above the replacement level, means the population should continue to grow in the decades to come, although not at great speed. It's projected that Morocco will have a population of about 42 million by 2050.

Morocco Population Density

About Morocco

Official Name Kingdom of Morocco
Languages Spoken Berber, Arabic
Borders DZA, ESH, ESP
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 32,-5
Currencies Used MAD

Morocco Population Clock

What is the population of Morocco (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2016) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 379
Deaths Per Day 108
Net Migrations Per Day -170
Net Change Per Day 101
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

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

Morocco Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 19.936 births/thousand 87th
Crude Death Rate 5.672 deaths/thousand 161st
Crude Net Migration Rate -1.754 people/thousand 147th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 74.554 years 96th
Life Expectancy (Male) 73.507 years 70th
Life Expectancy (Female) 75.614 years 114th
Total Fertility Rate 2.45 children/woman 83rd
Net Reproduction Rate 1.119 surviving daughters/woman 85th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.06 males per female 28th
Infant Mortality Rate 22.359 deaths/1,000 live births 77th
Under Five Mortality 27.009 deaths/thousand 77th
Mean Age at Childbearing 30.394 years 51st
Rate of Natural Increase 13.427 87th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 4.237% 88th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 4.61% 77th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 3.844% 98th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 11.665% 88th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 12.825% 77th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 10.506% 98th
Crude Suicide Rate 5 suicides/thousand 114th
Median Age (Total) 28.9 years 118th
Median Age (Female) 29.5 years 113th
Median Age (Male) 28.3 years 120th

Morocco Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2016 34,817,065 49.46% 50.54% 78 128 1.21% 39
2015 34,377,511 49.42% 50.58% 77 128 1.27% 39
2010 32,107,738 49.218% 50.782% 71 128 1.31% 38
2005 30,385,479 49.32% 50.68% 68 126 1% 37
2000 28,950,553 49.552% 50.448% 64 123 1.03% 36
1995 27,161,889 49.751% 50.249% 60 122 1.44% 36
1990 24,950,127 49.896% 50.104% 55 123 1.83% 35
1985 22,596,132 49.832% 50.168% 50 123 2.14% 34
1980 20,071,902 49.743% 50.257% 44 123 2.42% 34
1975 17,854,613 49.597% 50.403% 40 126 2.26% 34
1970 16,039,600 49.453% 50.547% 35 126 2.16% 34
1965 14,248,426 49.365% 50.635% 31 124 2.55% 34
1960 12,328,534 49.827% 50.173% 27 127 3.07% 34
1955 10,502,663 49.774% 50.226% 23 127 3.28% 35
1950 8,985,990 49.738% 50.262% 20 128 2.83% 37

Morocco Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 36,444,324 49.563% 50.437% 81 127 1.05% 39
2025 38,254,598 49.537% 50.463% 85 127 0.85% 39
2030 39,786,788 49.495% 50.505% 89 129 0.69% 40
2035 41,073,457 49.45% 50.55% 92 127 0.56% 42
2040 42,148,426 49.415% 50.585% 94 128 0.45% 45
2045 43,026,772 49.408% 50.592% 96 128 0.35% 47
2050 43,696,480 49.434% 50.566% 97 128 0.25% 48
2055 44,144,459 49.506% 50.494% 98 126 0.14% 50
2060 44,363,596 49.616% 50.384% 99 125 0.04% 50
2065 44,369,667 49.745% 50.255% 99 124 -0.05% 52
2070 44,184,428 49.879% 50.121% 99 124 -0.12% 52
2075 43,856,935 50.003% 49.997% 98 127 -0.18% 52
2080 43,413,928 50.104% 49.896% 97 128 -0.23% 54
2085 42,891,352 50.177% 49.823% 96 129 -0.26% 56
2090 42,298,335 50.219% 49.781% 94 130 -0.3% 56
2095 41,631,948 50.248% 49.752% 93 130 -0.34% 57
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations