Namibia Population 2020 (Live)

2,541,031

Namibia does not have a population growth rate as high as some neighboring countries, but it is growing steadily at 2% per year. This trend is expected continue for the next few years.

The current population of Namibia is 2,541,031, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 2,540,905.

Namibia Growth Rate

Namibia Population 2020 (Live)

Name Population
Windhoek268,132
Rundu58,172
Walvis Bay52,058
Oshakati33,618
Swakopmund25,047
Katima Mulilo25,027
Grootfontein24,099
Rehoboth21,377
Katutura21,243
Otjiwarongo21,224

Population Growth and Population Density

Namibia is one of the least densely populated countries in the world with just 3.13 people per square kilometer, which ranks 226th worldwide. The only sovereign country that is less densely populated is Mongolia with 2 people per square kilometers. The largest city and capital is Windhoek, with a population of about 268,000. This is the only city with a population exceeding 100,000. The next-largest cities are Rundu and Walvis Bay, with about 55,000 people each.

Namibia Population Density Map

Source:
Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20202,540,9051.86%3.09143228
20192,494,5301.89%3.03143228
20182,448,3011.90%2.97143228
20172,402,6331.89%2.92143228
20162,358,0441.86%2.86143228
20152,314,9041.79%2.81143228
20102,118,8741.80%2.57142228
20051,938,3201.55%2.35146228
20001,794,5711.97%2.18146227
19951,627,8652.58%1.98145227
19901,432,9053.64%1.74147227
19851,198,1482.52%1.46147227
19801,057,7272.22%1.28147227
1975947,9213.00%1.15146227
1970817,4692.67%0.99146227
1965716,5842.48%0.87146227
1960634,1422.23%0.77146227
1955567,8472.00%0.69147227
1950514,3840.00%0.62145227

Namibia Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20202,540,9051.86%3.09143228
20252,774,2001.77%3.37143228
20303,010,8711.65%3.66140227
20353,252,2351.55%3.95138226
20403,496,9701.46%4.25138225
20453,741,8311.36%4.54134224
20503,981,1301.25%4.84133224
20554,205,4031.10%5.11133223
20604,410,2170.96%5.36133222
20654,596,9670.83%5.58132222
20704,764,6750.72%5.79132222
20754,914,5400.62%5.97132222
20805,046,7460.53%6.13133222
20855,158,7930.44%6.27132222
20905,250,4660.35%6.38131222
20955,321,8250.27%6.46129222

Namibia Population by Year (Projections)

Namibia Population Pyramid 2020

Namibia Population by Age

There are 1,428,219 adults in Namibia.

Namibia Population Pyramid

Namibia does not have a population growth rate as high as some neighboring countries, but it is growing steadily at 2% per year. This trend is expected continue for the next few years.

About Namibia

  1. Namibia Statistics Authority (NSA)
  2. UN World Population Prospects (2019 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    <p>Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1991, 2001 and 2011 censuses adjusted for underenumeration, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.</p>

  3. GeoNames Gazetteer