Qatar Population 2020 (Live)

2,888,073

Projections show Qatar could easily top 2.8 million by 2020. Previous estimates in 2011 estimated the population would reach 1.78 million in 2013, far lower than the actual growth. From 2011-2012, Qatar experienced an astounding 7.5% growth rate, and there is no signs of slowing.

The current population of Qatar is 2,888,073, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 2,881,053.

Qatar Growth Rate

Qatar Population 2020 (Live)

Name Population
Doha344,939
Ar Rayyan272,465
Umm Salal Muhammad29,391
Al Wakrah26,436
Al Khawr18,923
Ash Shihaniyah8,380
Dukhan7,250
Musay`id5,769
Madinat ash Shamal5,267
Al Wukayr5,146

Population Growth in Qatar

Qatar's population is a bit unknown, as the Qatar Statistics Authority estimated that the population was 1.9 million in 2013, with other sources claiming 2.03 million. Regardless, the population has tripled in the decade leading up to 2011. Qatar (Arab) nationals make up less than 15% of the total population, followed by other Arab (13%), Indian (24%), Nepali (16%), Filipino (11%) and Bangladesh and Sri Lankan (5% each). There are 250,000 Filipinos in the country, making them the third largest group of expatriates. Due to a huge influx of male laborers, women account for just 25% of the population.

Surface Area and Population Density in Qatar

Qatar has claim of 11,586 square kilometers of the peninsula off of Saudi Arabia. It has 563 kilometers of coastline and shares 87 kilometers of boundary to Saudi Arabia. In combination with the current estimated population, the calculation gives Qatar a population density of approximately 232 people per square kilometer.

Capital and City Centers in Qatar

Doha is Qatar's largest city and its capital, with 344,939 individuals claiming it as their home. This city was also recently given a listing as one of the "Urban Wonders" by the New 7 Wonders Cities.

Qatar Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20202,881,0531.73%248.1513955
20192,832,0671.81%243.9314155
20182,781,6822.09%239.5914255
20172,724,7282.65%234.6914258
20162,654,3743.46%228.6314258
20152,565,7106.69%220.9914258
20101,856,32716.49%159.8914874
2005865,4167.87%74.54158123
2000592,4682.90%51.03164144
1995513,4421.51%44.22164149
1990476,2785.13%41.02164146
1985370,89010.65%31.95164153
1980223,6326.36%19.26176169
1975164,3208.45%14.15177180
1970109,5148.26%9.43184189
196573,6339.22%6.34191193
196047,3845.73%4.08197205
195535,8667.48%3.09201206
195025,0030.00%2.15204211

Qatar Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20202,881,0531.73%248.1513955
20253,121,7051.62%268.8813756
20303,326,8901.28%286.5513655
20353,497,3971.00%301.2413753
20403,628,6850.74%312.5513651
20453,746,7350.64%322.7213351
20503,851,1310.55%331.7113450
20553,938,8400.45%339.2613548
20604,007,2820.34%345.1613647
20654,057,0160.25%349.4413648
20704,091,5050.17%352.4113647
20754,114,8030.11%354.4213646
20804,129,5030.07%355.6913546
20854,136,9290.04%356.3213546
20904,141,3360.02%356.7013647
20954,148,1940.03%357.2913646

Qatar Population by Year (Projections)

Qatar Population Pyramid 2020

Qatar Median Age

33.2


Total

34.3


Male

28.1


Female

Qatar Population by Age

There are 2,387,744 adults in Qatar.

Qatar Population Pyramid

Qatar is a sovereign Arab state in Western Asia on the Qatar Peninsula of the larger Arabian Peninsula. Qatar is an absolute monarchy ruled by the Al Thani family and the country was known for pearl hunting and sea trade before the discovery of oil. Qatar has the third largest natural gas reserve in the world and is one of the richest countries per capita.

Demographics of Qatar

As this country is quoted by the BBC as ..."a state built by immigrants,..." we can see this fact in the statistics with non-Qatari residents coming in at 88.4% of the population and Qatari at only 11.6% of the population. Additionally, this country is heavily male, currently split at 74.91% male and only 25.09% female.

The official language of Qatar is Arabic, but English is prevalent in use as a second language.

The religious spread of the population residing in Qatar is split at roughly 67.7% Muslim, Christians at 13.8%, Hindu at 13.8%, Buddhist with 3.1%, folk religion <.1%, Jewish faiths at <.1%, other faiths 0.7%, and unaffiliated at only 0.9% of the population.

The current median age of those residing in Qatar is approximately 33.22 years of age, with a total life expectancy at birth of 78.9 years. The birth rate is at 9.6 births per 1,000 individuals in the population, with a fertility rate of 1.9 children per woman. Remember though, that women only take about 25% of the population here though.

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