Angola Population 2024 (Live)

37,684,056

According to current projections, Angola’s high population growth rate shows no signs of slowing down in the coming decades. Growing at a rate above 3.0% since 1975, Angola’s population has been growing rapidly. Its most recent population growth rate of 3.27% is adding over 1 million people to its population every year.

Angola’s current population is 32.87 million people. At its current growth rate, the population will surpass 50 million people by the end of 2034; 100 million people by the end of 2062, and 185.05 million people by 2099.

Angola has a very young population with a median age of 16.7 years. The fertility rate is 5.55 births per woman, one of the highest in the world, allowing for the country’s rapid population growth.

Population Rank
Growth Rate
2024 World Percentage
Land Area
1,246,700
The current population of Angola is 37,684,056 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2024 population at 37,804,634.

Angola Growth Rate

Angola Population Clock

Angola Population (as of 5/22/2024)37,684,056
Next UN Estimate (July 1, 2024)37,804,634
Births per Day3,844
Deaths per Day750
Migrations per Day-3
Net Change per Day3,092
Population Change Since Jan. 1442,156

Components of Population Change

One birth every 22 seconds
One death every 1.92 minutes
One emigrant every 480 minutes
Net gain of one person every 28 seconds

Angola Population Clock

Angola Population Density Map

City
2024 Population
Luanda2,776,168
N'dalatando383,100
Huambo226,145
Lobito207,932
Benguela151,226
Cuito113,624
Lubango102,541
Malanje87,046
Namibe80,149
Soio67,491

As one of the least densely populated countries in the world, Angola has a density of 14.8 people per square kilometer (38/square mile).

Luanda is the largest city in Angola, and is also its capital. The population of Luanda is about 8 million people- roughly one-quarter of the country's population live here. Luanda is also urbanizing at approximately 4% annually.

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
202437,804,6343.16%3041181
202336,684,2023.24%2942181
202033,428,4863.32%2743182
201932,353,5883.45%2645182
201831,273,5333.52%2545186
201730,208,6283.62%2447187
201528,127,7213.78%2348188
201023,364,1853.73%1950191
200519,450,9593.48%1655194
200016,394,0623.34%1356197
199513,912,2533.3%1160200
199011,828,6383.48%960202
19859,970,6213.66%865203
19808,330,0473.44%769205
19757,032,7133.13%673206
19706,029,7001%576206
19655,736,5821.38%571205
19605,357,1951.64%469202
19554,938,1181.98%470200

Angola Population by Year (Historical)

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
202437,804,6343.16%3041181
202538,942,7913.1%3139180
203044,911,6642.89%3637180
203551,321,9632.7%4134174
204058,104,4372.51%4731169
204565,146,2452.31%5230166
205072,328,0682.11%5827164
205579,575,4791.93%6425158
206086,772,7201.75%7023156
206593,802,0311.57%7523153
2070100,616,4291.41%8121147
2075107,147,0501.27%8619141
2080113,260,7421.12%9119134
2085118,967,3930.99%9518132
2090124,173,4150.86%10018125
2095128,830,0770.74%10317122

Angola Population by Year (Projections)

Angola Population Pyramid 2024

Angola Median Age

15.9

Total

15.4

Male

16.4

Female

Angola Population by Age

There are people over age 18 in Angola.

Census Years

Year
Date
20242024
201431 May 2014

Angola Population Pyramid

Angola Demographics

Formerly a colony of Portugal, Luanda has a rather diverse demographic in everything from food to religion. Although the inhabitants are from varying African tribe heritages, the most common language is Portuguese. In recent years, a significant Chinese populous has formed. There are about 259,000 temporary Chinese migrants in the country.

Angola completed a census in 2014, the first since 1970, and it gave the first accurate look at the country's demographics in more than 40 years. According to the census, the country's ethnic groups include: Ovimbundu (37%), Ambundu (25%), Bakongo (13%) and 32% other, including to Ovambo, Mbunda and Chokwe. About 2% of the population is mesticos, or mixed African and European, 1% is European and 1.4% is Chinese.

Angola previously had a large population of Congolese migrants, although over 400,000 have been expelled over the last decade. Before it gained independence, Angola had more than 350,000 Portuguese. It was recently discovered that about 200,000 Portuguese are still living in the country.

Angola Religion, Economy and Politics

Religious affiliations in Angola tend toward that of Catholicism and of the protestant faith; some ascribe to the Pentecostal sect of Christianity. Islamic faith has a following of an estimated 500,000.

The oil industry dominates the Angolan economy, and despite efforts to regulate this there seem to be too many political and financial ties to truly make a change. Monopolies are common in many industries and it is very difficult for most any kind of small business to survive in Angola. Only around 10% of Angolans have bank accounts.

Angola Population History

Angola has been run by a Marxist government from the 1950s until the 1990s and has resulted in a poor business environment and lingering communism-related issues. Things have stabilized somewhat post-Marxism, but Angola didn't write a new constitution and begin holding democratic elections until 2010.

Minefields from past conflicts scatter throughout the country, causing issues for all regime that is are constantly mining for Angola's mineral resources and drilling for oil. This has displaced many Angolans and put them in really bad economic conditions.

There was a drought in 2016 that caused 1.4 million to go hungry. Food prices and malnutrition remain prominent and cause serious food insecurity for many families and children.

Angola Population Rank 2024
Area (km²)
1,246,700
2024 Growth Rate
Capital
GDP (IMF '23)
$92.12
GDP (UN '22)
$113.30 Bn

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