Nauru Population 2024 (Live)

12,886
Population Rank
Growth Rate
2024 World Percentage
Land Area
20
The current population of Nauru is 12,886 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2024 population at 12,884.

Nauru Growth Rate

Nauru Population Clock

Nauru Population (as of 7/9/2024)12,886
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2024)12,884
Births per Day1
Deaths per Day0
Migrations per Day0
Net Change per Day0
Population Change Since Jan. 10
  • Net decrease of 1 person every Infinity minutes

  • Population estimates based on interpolation of data from World Population Prospects

Components of Population Change

One birth every 1440 minutes
One death every Infinity minutes
One immigrant every Infinity minutes
Net gain of one person every Infinity minutes

Nauru Population Clock

Nauru Population Density Map

City
2024 Population
Yaren1,100
Baiti810
Anabar378
Uaboe330
Ijuw180

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
202412,8841.21%64422716
202312,7801.4%63922717
202012,3151.51%61622717
201912,1321.74%60722718
201811,9242.07%59622718
201711,6822.14%58422820
201511,1851.78%55922821
201010,241-0.15%51222920
200510,318-0.11%51622818
200010,3770.12%51922817
199510,3161.45%51622716
19909,5982.92%48022816
19858,3131.72%41622917
19807,6351.18%38222816
19757,1991.56%36022616
19706,6632.8%33322516
19655,8044.84%29022619
19604,5823.72%22923123
19553,8182.63%19123126

Nauru Population by Year (Historical)

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
202412,8841.21%64422716
202512,9791.06%64922716
203013,3580.58%66822715
203513,7190.53%68622716
204014,0970.55%70522716
204514,4510.5%72322716
205014,6950.34%73522716
205514,8220.17%74122716
206014,8530.04%74322616
206514,815-0.05%74122617
207014,729-0.12%73622617
207514,562-0.23%72822618
208014,322-0.33%71622718
208513,979-0.48%69922718
209013,539-0.64%67722718
209513,006-0.8%65022721

Nauru Population by Year (Projections)

Nauru Population Pyramid 2024

Nauru Median Age

27

Total

28.2

Male

25.9

Female

Nauru Population by Age

There are people over age 18 in Nauru.

Census Years

Year
Date
20222022
201214 November 2012
200223 September 2002
199217 April 1992

Nauru Population Pyramid

The country of Nauru is an island located in Micronesia. Nauru – once known as Pleasant Island – is located in the Central Pacific and is about 190 miles from its closest neighbor, Kiribati’s Banaba Island.

Nauru has just over eight square miles of land area and is the third smallest country in the world, only falling behind Monaco and Vatican City. It is the smallest island country in the world. Its population is just as small, with just 11,200 inhabitants based on census data from 2018. This makes it the second smallest country by population, beating out Vatican City. It is the least populous country in Oceania. However, despite its small population, it is one of the most densely populated countries in the world with a population density of over 1,243 people per square mile.

Nauru’s largest city is Denigomodu. About 25% of the population – or over 1,800 people – live in this district. The population has declined in recent years after 1,500 inhabitants left the island following the repatriation of immigrant workers.

The largest ethnic group on the island are Nauruan. Over one-quarter of the population is Pacific Islander. Other ethnic groups include Europeans and Han Chinese. The majority of Nauruans speak Nauru. Though about 96% of the population speaks this language at home, English is also used and is the language used by the government and for commerce.

Most Nauruans practice various forms of Christianity, with faiths including Roman Catholic and Baptist. Although there is freedom of religion on the island, the government has imposed restrictions on Jehovah’s Witnesses and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Nauru Population Rank 2024
Country Age
Area (km²)
21
2024 Growth Rate
Capital
GDP (IMF '23)
$0.16
GDP (UN '22)
$147.95 Mn
  1. Nauru Bureau of Statistics
  2. World Population Prospects (2022 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  3. GeoNames

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