Comoros Population 2024 (Live)

865,949

The Comoros has healthy population growth as half of its population is under the age of 15 and the fertility rate is 4.7 babies born to each adult woman. The country's population has been growing steadily since the 1970's and this trend is expected to continue.

Population Rank
Growth Rate
2024 World Percentage
Land Area
1,861
The current population of Comoros is 865,949 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2024 population at 867,605.

Comoros Growth Rate

Comoros Population Clock

Comoros Population (as of 5/22/2024)865,949
Next UN Estimate (July 1, 2024)867,605
Births per Day66
Deaths per Day18
Migrations per Day-5
Net Change per Day42
Population Change Since Jan. 16,006

Components of Population Change

One birth every 21.82 minutes
One death every 80 minutes
One emigrant every 288 minutes
Net gain of one person every 34.28 minutes

Comoros Population Clock

Comoros Population Density Map

City
2024 Population
Moroni42,872
Moutsamoudou23,594
Fomboni14,966
Domoni14,509
Tsimbeo12,472
Adda-Doueni10,858
Sima10,374
Ouani10,179
Mirontsi10,168
Mkiriwadjumoi8,749

Comoros is one of the least populous countries in the world, but it is one of the most densely populated. There are 275 people per square kilometer (710 people per square mile) on average, which is the 25th highest population density in the world, despite ranking 178th in terms of total area. About one-third of the population lives in urban areas, including Moroni, Mutsamudu, and Domoni. Moroni is the largest city and capital on the semi-autonomous island Grande Comore with a population of 55,000.

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
2024867,6051.87%46616428
2023852,0751.88%45816428
2020806,1661.92%43316428
2019790,9861.89%42516529
2018776,3131.92%41716528
2017761,6642.07%40916528
2015730,2162.17%39216629
2010656,0242.05%35316634
2005592,6832%31816736
2000536,7582.1%28816742
1995483,7602.33%26016742
1990431,1192.79%23216747
1985375,6502.73%20216746
1980328,3283.23%17616946
1975280,0362.93%15017150
1970242,3512.43%13017156
1965214,9391.98%11517056
1960194,8521.84%10517054
1955177,8851.91%9617155

Comoros Population by Year (Historical)

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
2024867,6051.87%46616428
2025883,0751.84%47516428
2030959,4121.67%51616426
20351,034,3211.52%55616322
20401,107,4171.38%59516221
20451,178,5431.25%63316220
20501,246,2071.12%67016017
20551,308,9470.99%70316117
20601,365,5150.85%73416017
20651,414,6280.71%76015816
20701,456,3990.58%78315816
20751,491,7070.48%80215716
20801,520,9160.39%81715616
20851,543,6370.3%82915415
20901,559,6770.21%83815315
20951,568,6480.11%84315214

Comoros Population by Year (Projections)

Comoros Population Pyramid 2024

Comoros Median Age

20.9

Total

20.2

Male

21.5

Female

Comoros Population by Age

There are people over age 18 in Comoros.

Census Years

Year
Date
20162016
200330 September 2003
199115 September 1991

Comoros Population Pyramid

Comoros, officially the Union of the Comoros, is a sovereign archipelago nation in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa between Madagascar and Mozambique. Comoros is the third-smallest African country by area.

Comoros Demographics

Most of the population of the Comoros is descended from African-Arabs. Sunni Islam is the main religion that represents up to 98% of the population. While Arab culture is dominant in the country, there is a small population of Mayotte, who are mostly immigrants from France. There are also small populations of Malagasy and Indians, with some people of French and European ancestry. Most French people left Comoros after it gained independence in 1975.

There are also between 200,000 and 35,000 Comorians living in France.

Since its independence, the Comoros has gone through many coups and half of the population now lives below the international poverty line of $1.25 USD per day.

Comoros has a very young population with nearly 50% of the population under the age of 15. The life expectancy in the country is currently 67 for women and 62 for men.

Comoros Population Rank 2024
Area (km²)
1,862
2024 Growth Rate
Capital
GDP (IMF '23)
$1.42
GDP (UN '22)
$1.25 Bn

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