Gambia Population 2024 (Live)

2,826,473

The Gambia is currently growing at a rate of 3% per year.

Population Rank
Growth Rate
2024 World Percentage
Land Area
10,120
The current population of Gambia is 2,826,473 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2024 population at 2,841,803.

Gambia Growth Rate

Gambia Population 2024 (Live)

Gambia Population Clock

Gambia Population (as of 4/10/2024)2,826,473
Next UN Estimate (July 1, 2024)2,841,803
Births per Day247
Deaths per Day50
Migrations per Day-8
Net Change per Day189
Population Change Since Jan. 119,089

Components of Population Change

One birth every 5.83 minutes
One death every 28.8 minutes
One emigrant every 180 minutes
Net gain of one person every 7.62 minutes

Gambia Population Clock

City
2024 Population
Serekunda340,000
Brikama77,700
Bakau43,098
Banjul34,589
Farafenni29,867
Lamin24,797
Sukuta15,131
Basse Santa Su14,380
Gunjur14,088
Soma9,869

Gambia Population Density Map

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
20242,841,8032.52%28113849
20232,773,1682.55%27414150
20202,573,9952.6%25414352
20192,508,8832.62%24814354
20182,444,9162.68%24214455
20172,381,1822.76%23514456
20152,253,1333.07%22314557
20101,937,2753.13%19114864
20051,660,3682.92%16414968
20001,437,5392.96%14214971
19951,242,1553.6%12315177
19901,040,6163.98%10315288
1985855,9583.56%8515499
1980718,5863.23%71155110
1975612,9093%61155108
1970528,7312.87%52157107
1965458,9082.8%45158109
1960399,6492.73%39157111
1955349,3742.63%35156111

Gambia Population by Year (Historical)

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
20242,841,8032.52%28113849
20252,911,2072.49%28813848
20303,263,6512.31%32213544
20353,623,6172.11%35813338
20403,984,7781.92%39413238
20454,336,0771.7%42813136
20504,673,7431.51%46213133
20554,994,7051.34%49412930
20605,295,3541.18%52312627
20655,574,0081.03%55112427
20705,827,1580.89%57612322
20756,049,8630.75%59812020
20806,239,8910.62%61711920
20856,396,2480.5%63211820
20906,518,1600.38%64411820
20956,607,6980.27%65311720

Gambia Population by Year (Projections)

Gambia Population Pyramid 2024

Gambia Median Age

21.8

Total

21.5

Male

22.2

Female

Gambia Population by Age

There are people over age 18 in Gambia.

Census Years

Year
Date
20232023
201328 April 2013
200315 April 2003
199315 April 1993

Gambia Population Pyramid

The Gambia, officially the Republic of the Gambia, is a small country in West Africa along the Gambia River, surrounded by Senegal and a short bit of Atlantic coastline. The Gambia is the smallest country on mainland Africa.

The Gambia has just 10,689 square kilometers of land, which ranks 164th in the world. Its population density of 176 people per square kilometer (74th in the world). Despite having very little land area, the Gambia's population continues to grow due to a high fertility rate.

The capital of the Gambia is Banjul, which has a city population of 35,000. The Greater Banjul Area has a population estimated at 380,000 with an urban population density of 3,800 people per square kilometer (9,900/square mile). The Gambia's largest city is Serekunda, which has a city population of 350,000.

Gambia Demographics

There are many ethnic groups in the Gambia. The largest is the Mandinka (42%), followed by the Fula (18%), Wolof (16%), Jola (10%), Serers, Serahule, and the Bianunkas. The Krio people are one of the smallest ethnicities in the country. There are about 3,500 non-Africans living in the country, including Europeans.

90% of the country adheres to Islam. Nearly 30% of the Gambia's population lives below the international poverty line of $1.25 USD per day. The Gambia is ranked 151st out of 169 countries on the Human Development Index.

Gambia Today

The Gambia is one of the smallest and poorest nations in Africa with widespread poverty. The country has very little economic diversity, which makes it vulnerable to food price volatility and erratic rainfall. The Gambia is currently growing at a rate of 3% per year with a fertility rate of 4 children born to every woman.

Gambia Population Rank 2024
Area (km²)
10,689
2024 Growth Rate
Capital
GDP (IMF '23)
$2.39
GDP (UN '22)
$2.23 Bn

Gambia - General Info

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