Djibouti Population 2020 (Live)

989,755

Djibouti's population is currently growing at a rate of 1.5% per year. The fertility rate is 2.6 children per woman, which is much lower than many neighboring countries. Djibouti is expected to continue its gradual population growth for the next decade.

The current population of Djibouti is 989,755, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 988,000.

Djibouti Growth Rate

Djibouti Population 2020 (Live)

Name Population
Djibouti623,891
'Ali Sabieh40,074
Danan40,074
Tadjourah22,193
Obock17,776
Dikhil12,043
Arta6,025

Djibouti Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2020988,0001.48%42.62160168
2019973,5601.53%42.00160168
2018958,9231.57%41.37160168
2017944,0991.61%40.73160168
2016929,1121.65%40.08160168
2015913,9931.70%39.43160168
2010840,1981.41%36.25161168
2005783,2541.77%33.79161168
2000717,5842.63%30.96160169
1995630,3881.32%27.20160173
1990590,3986.76%25.47161169
1985425,6133.46%18.36162175
1980358,9609.87%15.49165179
1975224,1837.02%9.67173190
1970159,6596.79%6.89176195
1965114,9636.57%4.96179201
196083,6363.75%3.61183208
195569,5892.34%3.00184208
195062,0010.00%2.67185207

Djibouti Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2020988,0001.48%42.62160168
20251,056,0611.34%45.56160169
20301,116,7241.12%48.18160165
20351,169,9780.94%50.47160165
20401,216,9290.79%52.50161166
20451,258,6790.68%54.30159166
20501,295,3730.58%55.88159165
20551,324,9350.45%57.16159168
20601,345,8230.31%58.06159166
20651,358,4110.19%58.60158166
20701,364,1530.08%58.85157167
20751,365,2140.02%58.90157166
20801,363,420-0.03%58.82157164
20851,359,264-0.06%58.64157163
20901,352,578-0.10%58.35156163
20951,343,300-0.14%57.95155164

Djibouti Population by Year (Projections)

Djibouti Population Pyramid 2020

Djibouti Median Age

23.9


Total

22.1


Male

25.3


Female

Djibouti Population by Age

There are 634,531 adults in Djibouti.

Djibouti Population Pyramid

Djibouti, officially the Republic of Djibouti, is a country in the Horn of Africa bordered by Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea. Djibouti gained independence in 1977 from France and joined the United Nations that same year. Djibouti, officially the Republic of Djibouti, is a country in the Horn of Africa bordered by Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Djibouti is a very small country with just over 23,000 square kilometers of area, which ranks 150th in the world. The largest city and capital of Djibouti is Djibouti City, which has a population of 624,000, a large percentage of the total population. This is the only city in the country with a population over 50,000.

Djibouti Demographics

Djibouti is a multi-ethnic country. The Afar (35%) and Somali (60%) make up the two largest ethnic groups, both of which speak Afro-Asiatic languages. The Somali people are comprised mostly of the Issas, a sub-clan of the Dir. The remaining 5% of the population is made up of Arabs, Ethiopians and Europeans, most of whom are Italian and French.

Nearly 94% of the population of Djibouti adheres to Islam, which has been important in the area for over one thousand years.

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