Yemen Population 2020 (Live)

29,827,784

According to current projections, Yemen’s population will surpass 50 million people in 2055 and will peak at 55.08 million in 2080. After 2081, the population will begin to slowly decline.

Yemen is currently growing at a rate of 2.28% per year. This growth rate has decreased consistently since 1990 and will continue to decrease further closer to 2080.

Yemen has a low median age of 20.2 years and a high fertility rate of 3.84 births per woman. The fertility rate is significantly lower than it was in 2010, when it was 5 births per woman, contributing to the slowing population growth rate.

Rapid population growth could deplete what little resources Yemen has. Yemen is the poorest country in the Arab peninsula, challenged with widespread poverty, unemployment, and a diminishing supply of oil resources and water.

The current population of Yemen is 29,827,784, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 29,825,964.

Yemen Growth Rate

Yemen Population 2020 (Live)

Name Population
Sanaa1,937,451
Al Hudaydah617,871
Ta`izz615,222
Aden550,602
Mukalla258,132
Ibb234,837
Dhamar160,114
'Amran90,792
Sayyan69,404
Zabid52,590

Yemen Area and Population Density

Yemen's border is roughly half land, half water with its edges touching Saudi Arabia, Oman, the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. The area of the country is 203,850 square miles (527,951 square kilometers) and has a population density of 138.6 people per square mile (53.5 people per square kilometer).

Largest Cities in Yemen

The urban population of Yemen is a relatively low 35.19%, but they have a couple of sizable cities. The capital of Sana'a has an impressive 3,937,000 residents. The cities of Ta-izz, Al Hudaydah, and Aden all have populations close to 500,000.

Yemen Population Density Map

Source:
Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
202029,825,9642.28%56.4948153
201929,161,9222.33%55.2348153
201828,498,6832.38%53.9849153
201727,834,8192.45%52.7249154
201627,168,2082.53%51.4650154
201526,497,8892.73%50.1950154
201023,154,8552.86%43.8652160
200520,107,4092.92%38.0853163
200017,409,0723.14%32.9754166
199514,913,3154.96%28.2556169
199011,709,9934.11%22.1861174
19859,572,1753.81%18.1369177
19807,941,8983.20%15.0473181
19756,784,6951.84%12.8574184
19706,193,3841.57%11.7371180
19655,727,7511.51%10.8572180
19605,315,3551.37%10.0769177
19554,965,5741.27%9.4170175
19504,661,2820.00%8.8369173

Yemen Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
202029,825,9642.28%56.4948153
202533,140,2962.13%62.7748151
203036,406,8881.90%68.9646151
203539,602,6841.70%75.0145147
204042,670,0111.50%80.8244144
204545,522,7391.30%86.2243141
205048,080,0211.10%91.0742139
205550,282,6090.90%95.2442134
206052,063,2200.70%98.6143130
206553,417,4750.52%101.1843129
207054,340,7980.34%102.9243129
207554,874,3890.20%103.9344130
208055,076,6850.07%104.3244128
208554,982,833-0.03%104.1446128
209054,613,438-0.14%103.4446129
209553,996,338-0.23%102.2747129

Yemen Population by Year (Projections)

Yemen Population Pyramid 2020

Yemen Population by Age

There are 15,797,677 adults in Yemen.

Yemen Population Pyramid

According to current projections, Yemen’s population will surpass 50 million people in 2055 and will peak at 55.08 million in 2080. After 2081, the population will begin to slowly decline.

Yemen is currently growing at a rate of 2.28% per year. This growth rate has decreased consistently since 1990 and will continue to decrease further closer to 2080.

Yemen has a low median age of 20.2 years and a high fertility rate of 3.84 births per woman. The fertility rate is significantly lower than it was in 2010, when it was 5 births per woman, contributing to the slowing population growth rate.

Rapid population growth could deplete what little resources Yemen has. Yemen is the poorest country in the Arab peninsula, challenged with widespread poverty, unemployment, and a diminishing supply of oil resources and water.

About Yemen

  1. UN World Population Prospects (2019 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    <p>Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1994 and 2004 censuses, with official population estimates for 2014, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.</p>

  2. GeoNames Gazetteer