Mayotte Population 2022 (Live)

286,335
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The current population of Mayotte is 286,335 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2022 population at 286,259.

Mayotte Growth Rate

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Mayotte Population 2022 (Live)

Mayotte Population Clock

Mayotte Population (as of 7/5/2022)286,335
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2022)286,259
Births per Day21
Deaths per Day2
Migrations per Day
Net Change per Day19
Population Change Since Jan. 13,515

Components of Population Change

One birth every 69 minutes0%
One death every 720 minutes0%
One net migrant every Infinity minutes0%
Net gain of one person every 76 minutes0%

Mayotte Population Clock

Name Population
Mamoudzou54,831
Koungou18,118
Dzaoudzi15,339
Dembeni10,141
Sada9,832
Pamandzi9,077
Bandraboua7,880
Mtsamboro7,724
Tsingoni7,602
Ouangani7,272

Mayotte Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
195518,9854.63%50.63210101
196024,0154.81%64.0420791
196530,5264.92%81.4020778
197036,9693.90%98.5820770
197545,4834.23%121.2920565
198055,1373.92%147.0320458
198572,1045.51%192.2819850
199094,7845.62%252.7619740
1995123,1815.38%328.4819228
2000150,3314.06%400.8818924
2005178,0983.45%474.9318723
2010208,7183.22%556.5818619
2015240,0202.83%640.0518617
2017252,9572.64%674.5518615
2018259,5312.60%692.0818615
2019266,1502.55%709.7318615
2020272,8152.50%727.5118615
2021279,5152.55%745.3718614
2022286,2592.50%763.3618514

Mayotte Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2025306,8832.38%818.3518314
2030342,8902.24%914.3718314
2035380,8002.12%1015.4718114
2040419,4231.95%1118.4618014
2045457,7161.76%1220.5817913
2050494,8391.57%1319.5717713
2055530,4261.40%1414.4717712
2060564,3231.25%1504.8617711
2065596,4081.11%1590.4217511
2070626,3940.99%1670.3817411
2075653,9370.86%1743.8317411
2080678,7720.75%1810.0617211
2085700,6120.64%1868.3017110
2090719,1850.53%1917.8317110
2095734,2350.41%1957.9617010
2023293,0592.46%781.4918414
2024299,9312.42%799.8218314

Mayotte Population by Year (Projections)

Mayotte Population Pyramid 2022

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Mayotte Population by Age

There are 153,066 people over age 18 in Mayotte.

Census Years

Year Date
200727 August 2007
201221 August 2012
20172017

Mayotte Population Pyramid

Mayotte, officially the Department of Mayotte, is an overseas department and region of France, consisting of the islands of Grande-Terre (also known as Maore) and Petite-Terre (also known as Pamanzi) and several smaller islets. The most populous city in Mayotte is its capital city, Mamoudzou, to the east of the island. With a population of around 55,000, it has more occupants than the next three most populated cities (Koungou, Dzaoudzi, and Dembeni) combined.

Demographics

In July 2007, the population of Mayotte was estimated at 209,000. At the time, 45.8% of the population was recorded under the age of 14. A further 52.4% ranged from 15 to 64, and only 1.8% of the population of Mayotte were over sixty-five. Life expectancy for males is an average of 59.94 years, and females 64.45.

A 2002 census recorded that there were 160,301 people living in Mayotte. This broke down as follows:

  • 64.7% Mahorans, born in Mayotte
  • 28.1% immigrants from the Comoros
  • 3.9% born elsewhere in the French Republic
  • 2.8% immigrants from Madagascar
  • 0.5% from elsewhere

Despite being a department of France, the vast majority of Mayotte’s population do not speak French as a first language. The majority language is Shimaore, a language related closely to those found in the neighbouring Comoros islands. Kibushi, a Malagasy language, is the second most widely spoken.

3.9% of the population are French nationals born elsewhere in the French Republic. A difference in lifestyles, higher levels of economic wealth and a lack of understanding of the local languages has reinforced a division between them and the local Mahorans.

History

The Maore, or Mawuti (meaning "island of death") sultanate was set up on the island in 1500. Three years later in 1503, the island was discovered by Portuguese explorers, however they showed little interest and opted not to colonize.

After changing hands three separate times between 1832 and 1835, Mayotte regained its independence in 1836, only to be purchased 5 years later by the French. Since then, it's the only island in the archipelago that has voted overwhelmingly again and again to forego independence and retain its link with the French Republic.

After a referendum in March of 2009, the residents of Mayotte voted at a resounding 95.5% in favor of changing the island's status from a French “overseas community” to its 101st “overseas department." This was enacted in 2011.

Population Growth

The population of Mayotte has grown consistently at an average rate of around 5% since the 1950s. It is projected to continue to grow, albeit at a reduced rate, for the foreseeable future.

The Department of Mayotte – or simply, Mayotte – is an overseas department and region of France. It is located in the Indian Channel and is part of the Comoros archipelago. Mayotte is made up of one main island, one smaller island, and islets.

Mayotte has a total land area of about 144 square miles. The population of Mayotte is 270,372, which puts the population density at a high 1,900 inhabitants per square mile. Based on the official INSEE estimate, this is a record-high population for the department.

Mayotte is the poorest department of France. However, many immigrants from other Mozambique Channel nations enter Mayotte illegally, as it is one of the most prosperous regions in the area.

Since the late 1950s, the population has risen significantly at the time of each census. With a population of just 23,364 in 1958, the population has grown ten times over based on the estimates for 2019.

The prefecture – or capital – of Mayotte is Mamoudzou. Over 71,000 people live in this area, according to the last census taken in 2017. Mamoudzou took the title of capital from Dzaoudzi in 1977.

Over 58% of the inhabitants of this region were born in Mayotte. Nearly 36% were born in foreign countries, including the Union of the Comoros and Madagascar. A majority of inhabitants are Comorians, including Iranian traders, Malagasy, and Arabs. The official language of the area is French. However, there are other languages spoken throughout the region, including Kibushi, Shimaore, Arabic, and other dialects.

When it comes to religion, about 97% of the population is Muslim. The remaining percentage practice some form of Christianity.

Mayotte - General Info

  1. World Population Prospects (2019 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames

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