Tonga Population 2022 (Live)

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Tonga is currently growing at a rate of 0.4% per year. Its modest growth rate is due, in part, to high emigration to the United States and other countries. This trend is expected to continue.

The current population of Tonga is 106,951 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2022 population at 106,858.

Tonga Growth Rate

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Tonga Population 2022 (Live)

Tonga Population Clock

Tonga Population (as of 10/1/2022)106,951
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2022)106,858
Births per Day1
Deaths per Day
Migrations per Day
Net Change per Day1
Population Change Since Jan. 1274

Components of Population Change

One birth every 1440 minutes0%
One death every Infinity minutes0%
One net migrant every Infinity minutes0%
Net gain of one person every 1440 minutes0%

Tonga Population Clock

Tonga Population Density Map

Tonga Population by Year (Historical)

Tonga Population by Year (Projections)

Tonga Population Pyramid 2022


Tonga Median Age







Tonga Population by Age

There are 63,351 people over age 18 in Tonga.

Census Years

Tonga Population Pyramid

Tonga, officially the Kingdom of Tonga, is a Polynesian sovereign state and archipelago made up of 176 islands with a total area of 290 square miles (748 km²) that are spread over 270,000 square miles in the southern Pacific Ocean. While this small nation has a small population, it has a rather high population density of 139 people per square kilometer (360/sq mi), which ranks 76th in the world. The capital and largest city of Tonga is Nuku'alofa on the island of Tongatapu, the southernmost island group, with a population of 24,500. More than 70% of Tonga's population live on the main island of Tongatapu.

Tonga Demographics

Tongans, who are ethnically Polynesian with a mixture of Melanesian, account for over 98% of the inhabitants of the country. 1.5% are mixed Tongans, while the rest are European, particularly British, mixed European or other Pacific Islander. There were about 4,000 Chinese people in the country in 2001, or 4% of the population, although riots in 2006 targeting Chinese-owned businesses in the city led to mass emigration and fewer than 300 remain now.

95% of Tonga's population is overweight, while over 60% are obese. Tonga and nearby Nauru have the highest overweight and obese populations in the world.

While many Tongans are moving to the only urban area of Nuku'alofa, village life and ties still remain influential in Tonga. The country's population has also continued to grow despite emigration away from Tonga.

Tonga - General Info