Nauru Population 2020 (Live)

10,824
The current population of Nauru is 10,824, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 10,824.

Nauru Growth Rate

Nauru Population 2020 (Live)

Name Population
Yaren1,100
Baiti810
Anabar378
Uaboe330
Ijuw180

Nauru Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
202010,8240.63%541.2022722
201910,7560.81%537.8022722
201810,6700.92%533.5022722
201710,5730.94%528.6522722
201610,4750.89%523.7522723
201510,3830.74%519.1522723
201010,0050.32%500.2522722
20059,849-0.96%492.4522720
200010,337-0.55%516.8522618
199510,6282.26%531.4022516
19909,5052.26%475.2522617
19858,5011.89%425.0522617
19807,7411.53%387.0522617
19757,1751.83%358.7522416
19706,5522.27%327.6022517
19655,8566.00%292.8022420
19604,3752.76%218.7522924
19553,8192.21%190.9522926
19503,4240.00%171.2022928

Nauru Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
202010,8240.63%541.2022722
202510,9430.22%547.1522623
203010,9910.09%549.5522625
203511,0210.06%551.0522625
204011,017-0.01%550.8522625
204510,945-0.13%547.2522626
205010,794-0.28%539.7022728
205510,561-0.43%528.0522729
206010,264-0.57%513.2022733
20659,903-0.71%495.1522736
20709,493-0.84%474.6522738
20759,012-1.03%450.6022738
20808,466-1.24%423.3022738
20857,865-1.46%393.2522743
20907,210-1.72%360.5022746
20956,515-2.01%325.7522749

Nauru Population by Year (Projections)

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.

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