Gambia Population 2020 (Live)

2,443,506
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The Gambia is currently growing at a rate of 3% per year.

The current population of Gambia is 2,443,506, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 2,416,668.

Gambia Growth Rate

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Gambia Population 2020 (Live)

Name 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

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20202,416,6682.94%238.8014459
20192,347,7062.96%231.9914461
20182,280,0942.99%225.3114461
20172,213,8893.01%218.7614461
20162,149,1363.03%212.3714563
20152,085,8603.07%206.1114567
20101,793,1963.04%177.1914970
20051,543,7413.22%152.5414870
20001,317,7033.15%130.2114977
19951,128,5753.38%111.5215186
1990955,5934.80%94.4315298
1985755,7873.47%74.68154112
1980637,2463.37%62.97155113
1975539,9793.06%53.36158114
1970464,4102.76%45.89157114
1965405,2592.11%40.05157115
1960365,0472.06%36.07156115
1955329,6611.57%32.58156115
1950304,8890.00%30.13156113

Gambia Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20202,416,6682.94%238.8014459
20252,780,2472.84%274.7314254
20303,170,6852.66%313.3113747
20353,581,5572.47%353.9113639
20404,008,1022.28%396.0613236
20454,443,7272.08%439.1013134
20504,882,1011.90%482.4213133
20555,314,9501.71%525.1912930
20605,736,5301.54%566.8512525
20656,142,1361.38%606.9312421
20706,524,9631.22%644.7611820
20756,882,9351.07%680.1311820
20807,212,2220.94%712.6711820
20857,509,1280.81%742.0111420
20907,769,6440.68%767.7511020
20957,991,2300.56%789.6511019

Gambia Population by Year (Projections)

Gambia Population Pyramid 2020

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Gambia Median Age

21


Total

20.7


Male

21.3


Female

Gambia Population by Age

There are 1,157,888 adults in Gambia.

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.

About Gambia