Kiribati Population 2024 (Live)

135,347
Population Rank
Growth Rate
2024 World Percentage
Land Area
810
The current population of Kiribati is 135,347 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2024 population at 135,763.

Kiribati Growth Rate

Kiribati Population 2024 (Live)

Kiribati Population Clock

Kiribati Population (as of 4/23/2024)135,347
Next UN Estimate (July 1, 2024)135,763
Births per Day10
Deaths per Day2
Migrations per Day-1
Net Change per Day6
Population Change Since Jan. 1684

Components of Population Change

One birth every 144 minutes
One death every 720 minutes
One emigrant every 1440 minutes
Net gain of one person every 240 minutes

Kiribati Population Clock

City
2024 Population
Tarawa40,311
Betio Village12,509
Bikenibeu Village6,170

Kiribati Population Density Map

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
2024135,7631.79%16819379
2023133,5151.78%16519379
2020126,4631.79%15619379
2019124,2411.62%15319379
2018122,2611.58%15119380
2017120,3621.56%14919480
2015116,7071.56%14419482
2010107,9951.93%13319585
200598,1642.02%12119889
200088,8261.74%11019992
199581,4811.64%10119995
199075,1242.4%9319997
198566,7081.87%82201102
198060,8130.04%75203102
197560,6751.1%7520195
197057,4371.45%7120094
196553,4442.56%6619796
196047,0932.31%5819899
195542,0082.11%52199100

Kiribati Population by Year (Historical)

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
2024135,7631.79%16819379
2025137,9841.76%17019379
2030148,7201.51%18419377
2035158,7561.31%19619374
2040168,5831.21%20819374
2045178,7301.18%22119373
2050188,5701.08%23319266
2055197,5360.93%24419167
2060205,4440.79%25419065
2065212,4270.67%26219062
2070218,6010.57%27019058
2075224,1480.5%27719056
2080229,0840.44%28319055
2085233,1250.35%28818954
2090236,0800.25%29118953
2095237,8730.15%29418951

Kiribati Population by Year (Projections)

Kiribati Population Pyramid 2024

Kiribati Median Age

25.7

Total

24.8

Male

26.6

Female

Kiribati Population by Age

There are people over age 18 in Kiribati.

Census Years

Year
Date
20157 November 2015
20107 November 2010
20057 November 2005
20007 November 2000
19957 November 1995
19907 November 1990
198510 May 1985

Kiribati Population Pyramid

Kiribati, officially the Independent and the Sovereign Republic of Kiribati, is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean. Kiribati is composed of 32 atolls and one raised coral island, Banaba.

Kiribati's population today is slightly above the 2010 census population of 103,500. The nation has a population density of 135 people per square kilometer (350/sq mi), which is 73rd in the world. The country has just 811 square kilometers of land area, 186th in the world.

Over 90% of the population inhabits the Gilbert Islands, with over 33% of the population in an area of just 6.2 square miles on South Tarawa. Until very recently, the Kiribati people mostly lived in villages on the outer islands with populations of just 50 to 3,000. More citizens have moved to the urban island capital of Tarawa recently. The South Tarawa area has a population of more than 50,000.

Kiribati is now a disappearing nation -- literally. The coral island is just 6.5 feet above sea level and rising sea levels due to climate change are causing the island to become smaller each year and pushing the residents further inland.

Kiribati Demographics

The native people of the nation are the I-Kiribati, who are ethnically Micronesians. Archaeological evidence indicates Austronesians originally inhabited the islands thousands of years ago, although Fijians, Tongans, and Samoans invaded around the 14th century, introducing new ethnic diversity. Despite this, Kiribati has a fairly homogeneous population.

The I-Kiribati speak an Oceanic language, Gilbertese, but English is also an official language. The main religion is Christianity, which was introduced by missionaries in the 1800's. 56% of the population is Roman Catholic while 34% is Congregationalist Protestant.

Kiribati has a low life expectancy rate of just 63 for women and 57 for men with many health problems caused by the consumption of semi-raw seafood, bacterial contamination of food, and little storage. Just 10 years ago, up to 7% of the population was treated each year for food poisoning in a hospital.

Kiribati Population Rank 2024
Area (km²)
811
2024 Growth Rate
GDP (IMF '23)
$0.25
GDP (UN '22)
$223.67 Mn

Kiribati - General Info

  1. Kiribati Statistics Office
  2. World Population Prospects (2022 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  3. GeoNames

Sources