Tonga Population 2020 (Live)

105,830

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 105,830, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 105,695.

Tonga Growth Rate

Tonga Population 2020 (Live)

Name Population
Nuku'alofa22,400
Neiafu4,320
Pangai1,738
`Ohonua1,241
Hihifo815

Tonga Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2020105,6951.15%146.8019884
2019104,4941.26%145.1319984
2018103,1971.18%143.3319983
2017101,9980.85%141.6619982
2016101,1330.35%140.4619982
2015100,781-0.62%139.9719982
2010103,9860.60%144.4319680
2005100,9050.59%140.1519775
200097,9730.41%136.0719772
199595,9760.19%133.3019772
199095,0690.25%132.0419669
198593,8960.20%130.4119466
198092,9711.03%129.1319365
197588,3180.92%122.6619164
197084,3512.56%117.1519060
196574,3453.84%103.2618964
196061,5772.17%85.5219170
195555,3223.22%76.8419072
195047,2200.00%65.5819376

Tonga Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2020105,6951.15%146.8019884
2025110,5580.90%153.5519783
2030115,6210.90%160.5819683
2035120,8080.88%167.7919582
2040125,7870.81%174.7019584
2045130,3100.71%180.9919583
2050134,1800.59%186.3619581
2055137,4540.48%190.9119581
2060140,3040.41%194.8719583
2065142,7740.35%198.3019484
2070144,7060.27%200.9819483
2075145,8270.15%202.5419483
2080145,9750.02%202.7419484
2085145,161-0.11%201.6119382
2090143,506-0.23%199.3119381
2095141,175-0.33%196.0819381

Tonga Population by Year (Projections)

Tonga Population Pyramid 2020

Tonga Median Age

23


Total

22.5


Male

23.4


Female

Tonga Population by Age

There are 60,921 adults in Tonga.

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.

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