Gabon Population 2024 (Live)

2,473,822

Gabon's population is currently growing at a rate of 2.4% per year.

Population Rank
Growth Rate
2024 World Percentage
Land Area
257,670
The current population of Gabon is 2,473,822 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2024 population at 2,484,557.

Gabon Growth Rate

Gabon Population 2024 (Live)

Gabon Population Clock

Gabon Population (as of 4/10/2024)2,473,822
Next UN Estimate (July 1, 2024)2,484,557
Births per Day174
Deaths per Day45
Migrations per Day3
Net Change per Day133
Population Change Since Jan. 113,433

Components of Population Change

One birth every 8.28 minutes
One death every 32 minutes
One immigrant every 480 minutes
Net gain of one person every 10.83 minutes

Gabon Population Clock

City
2024 Population
Libreville578,156
Port-Gentil109,163
Franceville42,967
Oyem30,870
Moanda30,151
Mouila22,469
Lambarene20,714
Tchibanga19,365
Koulamoutou16,222
Makokou13,571

Gabon Population Density Map

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
20242,484,5572.07%10146213
20232,436,5662.14%9146213
20202,292,5732.22%9146213
20192,242,7852.32%9146214
20182,192,0122.42%9147214
20172,140,2152.59%8147214
20152,028,5173.46%8149214
20101,711,1053.25%7151216
20051,458,3532.76%6150217
20001,272,9352.56%5152217
19951,121,9642.68%4153217
1990983,0282.79%4153217
1985856,4822.72%3153218
1980749,0782.46%3154218
1975663,3402.12%3152217
1970597,1921.75%2152219
1965547,5351.3%2153217
1960513,3400.96%2152215
1955489,4590.69%2151215

Gabon Population by Year (Historical)

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
20242,484,5572.07%10146213
20252,532,8852.01%10146213
20302,774,5231.84%11144214
20353,020,2401.71%12141214
20403,269,2471.6%13138213
20453,518,1041.48%14135213
20503,757,0531.32%15134213
20553,979,6601.16%15134213
20604,186,2731.02%16133213
20654,377,5080.9%17133212
20704,554,6390.8%18132210
20754,718,0400.71%18130209
20804,864,7480.61%19129207
20854,993,4520.52%19128205
20905,104,1840.44%20126204
20955,195,6420.36%20124203

Gabon Population by Year (Projections)

Gabon Population Pyramid 2024

Gabon Median Age

21

Total

21.4

Male

20.6

Female

Gabon Population by Age

There are people over age 18 in Gabon.

Census Years

Year
Date
20232023
201322 May 2013
2003December 2003
199331 July 1993

Gabon Population Pyramid

Gabon, officially the Gabonese Republic, is a sovereign state on the west coast of Central Africa, bordered by the Republic of the Congo, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, and the Gulf of Guinea. Gabon has a total area of almost 270,000 square kilometers (76th in the world) with a population density of around 5.5 people per square kilometer, which ranks 216th in the world. This makes Gabon one of the least densely populated countries on earth. The capital and largest city is Libreville, which has a population estimated at 582,000 in 2015. While the population of Gabon has been increasing steadily since the 1960s, it declined between 1900 and 1940.

Gabon Demographics

Pygmy peoples were the first inhabitants of Gabon, although they were mostly absorbed by the Bantu tribes. Nearly all Gabonese today are of Bantu origin, but there are at least 40 ethnic groups in the country. It is believed that the Fang are the largest at 29%, but recent census information favors the Nzebi people. Other groups include the Myene, Kota, Shira, Puru and Kande. There are also several Pygmy groups, including the Baka, Kota and Bongo. The Pygmies were the earliest inhabitants of the area, although they were mostly replaced and absorbed by the Bantu tribes.

Gabon has relatively little ethnic tension, especially compared to other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, as its ethnic groups are spread throughout the country and intermarriage between groups is common.

Gabon Today

Gabon has the Human Development Indexes in Sub-Saharan Africa. Abundant petroleum, foreign private investment, and a low population density have helped to make the country one of the most prosperous in Sub-Saharan Africa with the third highest GDP per capita in the area.

Gabon Population Rank 2024
Country Age
Area (km²)
267,668
2024 Growth Rate
Capital
GDP (IMF '23)
$19.32
GDP (UN '22)
$20.13 Bn

Gabon - General Info

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