Cambodia Population 2020 (Live)

16,719,597

According to current projections, Cambodia’s population is estimated to peak at 22.89 million people in 2069. Following its peak, Cambodia’s population is projected to slowly decline, reaching 21.44 million people by the end of the century.

Cambodia’s population grew 1.41% from 2019 to 2020, adding over 232,000 people to the population. Given Cambodia’s negative net migration, its fertility rate of 2.52 births per woman drives its population growth rate. The fertility rate is on a downward trend, resulting in a slowing population growth rate.

Cambodia’s rural communities lack clean water and proper sanitation, and generational poverty is a serious problem in the country. An increasing population would put a further strain on those resources that the country already lacks and worsen its poverty problem. Luckily, the population growth is expected to slow and stop later in the century.

The current population of Cambodia is 16,719,597, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 16,718,965.

Cambodia Growth Rate

Cambodia Population 2020 (Live)

Name Population
Phnom Penh1,573,544
Takeo843,931
Sihanoukville156,691
Battambang150,444
Siem Reap139,458
Paoy Paet79,000
Kampong Chhnang75,244
Kampong Cham61,750
Pursat52,476
Ta Khmau52,066

Cambodia Area and Population Density

Cambodia has an estimated population of {pop}, up from the official 2008 census population of 13.38 million. Cambodia has a population density of 212 people per square mile (82 people per square kilometer ), which ranks 118th in the world. The total surface area of Cambodia is at 181,035 square kilometers and located in the Southeastern Asian mainland on the Gulf of Thailand between Thailand and Vietnam.

Largest Cities in Cambodia

Only 20% of the people in Cambodia live in urban areas, and there aren't many large cities. The largest city is the capital city of Phnom Penh, with a population of 1.5 million, and 2.2 million in the metropolitan area. Phnom Penh is the country's economic and trade center and is presently growing at a faster rate than the city's resources allow for. The next largest city is Battambang, with a population approaching 200,000. There are a few other smaller cities in Cambodia with populations approaching 100,000 including Ta Khmau, Serei Saophoan, Siem Reap, and Kampong Cham.

Cambodia Population Density Map

Source:
Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
202016,718,9651.41%94.7171117
201916,486,5421.46%93.4070117
201816,249,7921.50%92.0670118
201716,009,4091.54%90.6970118
201615,766,2921.58%89.3270118
201515,521,4361.64%87.9370118
201014,312,2121.52%81.0869122
200513,273,3541.78%75.1966121
200012,155,2392.67%68.8664122
199510,656,1383.49%60.3767126
19908,975,5973.07%50.8575132
19857,714,8802.88%43.7178135
19806,693,764-2.31%37.9279135
19757,524,4471.47%42.6369123
19706,996,5761.59%39.6467120
19656,467,1972.48%36.6467120
19605,722,3702.55%32.4267121
19555,045,2882.62%28.5867122
19504,432,7140.00%25.1171125

Cambodia Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
202016,718,9651.41%94.7171117
202517,805,5651.27%100.8772117
203018,781,0331.07%106.4071113
203519,685,5270.95%111.5271113
204020,526,5300.84%116.2872110
204521,261,0270.71%120.4575111
205021,860,9190.56%123.8474110
205522,315,9420.41%126.4273109
206022,639,6450.29%128.2674109
206522,833,7770.17%129.3674110
207022,889,0170.05%129.6774110
207522,817,461-0.06%129.2674112
208022,648,989-0.15%128.3175113
208522,409,475-0.21%126.9576113
209022,116,011-0.26%125.2976114
209521,765,509-0.32%123.3076115

Cambodia Population by Year (Projections)

Cambodia Population Pyramid 2020

Cambodia Population by Age

There are 10,490,275 adults in Cambodia.

Cambodia Population Pyramid

According to current projections, Cambodia’s population is estimated to peak at 22.89 million people in 2069. Following its peak, Cambodia’s population is projected to slowly decline, reaching 21.44 million people by the end of the century.

Cambodia’s population grew 1.41% from 2019 to 2020, adding over 232,000 people to the population. Given Cambodia’s negative net migration, its fertility rate of 2.52 births per woman drives its population growth rate. The fertility rate is on a downward trend, resulting in a slowing population growth rate.

Cambodia’s rural communities lack clean water and proper sanitation, and generational poverty is a serious problem in the country. An increasing population would put a further strain on those resources that the country already lacks and worsen its poverty problem. Luckily, the population growth is expected to slow and stop later in the century.

About Cambodia

  1. National Institute of Statistics
  2. UN World Population Prospects (2019 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    <p>Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1962, 1998 and 2008 censuses adjusted for underenumeration, the 1992 voter registration by the UN Transitional Authority, the 2004 population estimate based on <a href='/countries/cambodia-population'>Cambodia</a> Inter-Censal Population Survey (CIPS), and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.</p>

  3. GeoNames Gazetteer