Ethiopia Population 2020 (Live)

114,971,470

Ethiopia’s current population is about 115 million and is expected to surpass 200 million by the end of 2049. Ethiopia’s population is growing about 2.7% annually with no projected peak year or period of decline.

The birth rate in Ethiopia is 36 births per 1,000 people. The fertility rate is 4.1 births per woman. Religion plays a major role in Ethiopia’s high birth rate, as well as the lack of contraceptives.

The disproportionate population increase has hindered the economy’s ability to grow and develop at a more rapid pace due to the increased need for more resources. Ethiopia remains one of the poorest countries in the world due to its rapid population upsurge.

Ethiopia Population Growth

Ethiopia is a nation that has been beset by hunger and poverty for most of its long history. A land where child starvation and subsequent death have been prevalent for such a long time requires assistance from the more privileged and prosperous nations of the world. It is the responsibility of all members of the peaceful international community to step in with more rigor and determination to empower the Ethiopians. This population has proven to be one of the strongest on the face of the earth, having endured massive hardships. If it is given a little assistance, Ethiopia will be able to build on the strength of its inhabitants in order to increase the strength of the nation itself.

Ethiopia Population Projections

Ethiopia is currently one of the fastest growing countries in the world, with a growth rate of 3.02% per year. If Ethiopia follows its current rate of growth, its population will double in the next 30 years, hitting 210 million by 2060. Most of the world's population growth in the next 40-50 years is expected to come from Africa, and Ethiopia will be a large part of the growth.

The current population of Ethiopia is 114,971,470, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 114,963,588.

Ethiopia Growth Rate

Ethiopia Population 2020 (Live)

Name Population
Addis Ababa2,757,729
Dire Dawa252,279
Mek'ele215,546
Nazret213,995
Bahir Dar168,899
Gondar153,914
Dese136,056
Hawassa133,097
Jimma128,306
Bishoftu104,215

Ethiopia Area and Population Density

The surface area in Ethiopia is currently at 1,104,300 km² (or 426,372.6137 miles square). Ethiopia has a population density of 83 people per square mile (214/square mile), which ranks 123rd in the world.

Largest Cities in Ethiopia

The largest city and capital of Ethiopia is Addis Ababa, or Addis Abeba, which has an estimated population of 3.6 million in the city proper and a metro population of more than 4.6 million. Being as old as two millenniums, its cultures and traditions hold family as a significant part of Ethiopian life, sometimes even surpassing the significance their careers or businesses might have.

Other major cities include Adama (324,000), Gondar (324,000), Mek'ele (324,000), and Hawassa (302,000).

Ethiopia Population Density Map

Source:
Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2020114,963,5882.57%114.961298
2019112,078,7302.61%112.0812100
2018109,224,4142.66%109.2212101
2017106,399,9242.70%106.4012104
2016103,603,4622.74%103.6013106
2015100,835,4582.84%100.8413109
201087,639,9642.80%87.6414115
200576,346,3112.89%76.3515119
200066,224,8043.03%66.2216124
199557,047,9083.56%57.0522132
199047,887,8653.33%47.8923137
198540,652,1412.96%40.6524139
198035,141,7121.53%35.1426139
197532,566,8542.77%32.5726138
197028,415,0772.58%28.4226138
196525,013,6262.46%25.0125139
196022,151,2782.12%22.1525136
195519,947,2921.93%19.9525138
195018,128,0340.00%18.1325138

Ethiopia Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2020114,963,5882.57%114.961298
2025129,749,4552.45%129.751192
2030144,944,2992.24%144.94988
2035160,230,9222.03%160.23984
2040175,465,9791.83%175.47982
2045190,610,5331.67%190.61980
2050205,410,6751.51%205.41879
2055219,639,0981.35%219.64876
2060232,994,3991.19%232.99872
2065245,315,6671.04%245.32869
2070256,441,0330.89%256.44864
2075266,190,4600.75%266.19859
2080274,558,3720.62%274.56858
2085281,512,3450.50%281.51859
2090287,055,5600.39%287.06858
2095291,317,4700.29%291.32860

Ethiopia Population by Year (Projections)

Ethiopia Population Pyramid 2020

Ethiopia Population by Age

There are 59,062,752 adults in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia Population Pyramid

Ethiopia’s current population is about 115 million and is expected to surpass 200 million by the end of 2049. Ethiopia’s population is growing about 2.7% annually with no projected peak year or period of decline.

The birth rate in Ethiopia is 36 births per 1,000 people. The fertility rate is 4.1 births per woman. Religion plays a major role in Ethiopia’s high birth rate, as well as the lack of contraceptives.

The disproportionate population increase has hindered the economy’s ability to grow and develop at a more rapid pace due to the increased need for more resources. Ethiopia remains one of the poorest countries in the world due to its rapid population upsurge.

Ethiopia Population Growth

Ethiopia is a nation that has been beset by hunger and poverty for most of its long history. A land where child starvation and subsequent death have been prevalent for such a long time requires assistance from the more privileged and prosperous nations of the world. It is the responsibility of all members of the peaceful international community to step in with more rigor and determination to empower the Ethiopians. This population has proven to be one of the strongest on the face of the earth, having endured massive hardships. If it is given a little assistance, Ethiopia will be able to build on the strength of its inhabitants in order to increase the strength of the nation itself.

Ethiopia Population Projections

Ethiopia is currently one of the fastest growing countries in the world, with a growth rate of 3.02% per year. If Ethiopia follows its current rate of growth, its population will double in the next 30 years, hitting 210 million by 2060. Most of the world's population growth in the next 40-50 years is expected to come from Africa, and Ethiopia will be a large part of the growth.

About Ethiopia

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

    <p>Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1984, 1994 and 2007 censuses adjusted for underenumeration, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.</p>

  3. GeoNames Gazetteer