Botswana Population 2023

Botswana Population 2023

The current population of the Republic of Botswana is estimated to be 2,462,912 as of November 7, 2022, based on data processed by the latest figures from the United Nations. The population of Botswana was recorded at 2,351,627 people at mid-year in 2020, according to the UN.

Botswana’s population represents a small fraction, 0.03%, of the total global population. In terms of size, the country ranks 145th among all countries and dependencies. With a population density of 4 people per km2 (11 per mi2), Botswana is relatively sparsely populated. The country covers a total land area of 566,730 km2 (218,816 sq. miles).

A significant portion of the population, 72.8%, lives in urban areas, with 1,712,212 people residing in cities and towns in 2020. The median age in Botswana is 24.0 years, making it a relatively youthful population.

Population of Botswana (2020 and historical)

Year Population Yearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban
Pop %
Urban Population Country’s Share of
World Pop
World Population Botswana
Global Rank
2020 2,351,627 2.08 % 47,930 3,000 24.0 2.89 4 72.8 % 1,712,212 0.03 % 7,794,798,739 145
2019 2,303,697 2.20 % 49,629 3,000 23.2 2.99 4 72.3 % 1,666,329 0.03 % 7,713,468,100 145
2018 2,254,068 2.22 % 48,988 3,000 23.2 2.99 4 71.9 % 1,620,326 0.03 % 7,631,091,040 145
2017 2,205,080 2.09 % 45,153 3,000 23.2 2.99 4 71.4 % 1,574,371 0.03 % 7,547,858,925 145
2016 2,159,927 1.85 % 39,211 3,000 23.2 2.99 4 70.8 % 1,528,680 0.03 % 7,464,022,049 144
2015 2,120,716 1.31 % 26,722 -14,628 23.0 3.01 4 70.0 % 1,483,587 0.03 % 7,379,797,139 144
2010 1,987,105 2.01 % 37,605 5,386 22.2 3.03 4 63.3 % 1,257,527 0.03 % 6,956,823,603 147
2005 1,799,078 1.83 % 31,149 5,386 21.0 3.19 3 57.7 % 1,038,238 0.03 % 6,541,907,027 147
2000 1,643,334 2.27 % 34,832 7,289 19.7 3.49 3 56.0 % 919,803 0.03 % 6,143,493,823 147
1995 1,469,174 2.69 % 36,484 4,859 18.3 4.13 3 52.3 % 768,551 0.03 % 5,744,212,979 147
1990 1,286,756 3.77 % 43,435 9,364 17.2 4.90 2 44.9 % 577,801 0.02 % 5,327,231,061 148
1985 1,069,582 3.56 % 34,343 1,041 15.9 5.95 2 29.7 % 317,784 0.02 % 4,870,921,740 149
1980 897,868 3.91 % 31,303 3,549 15.7 6.35 2 18.4 % 164,984 0.02 % 4,458,003,514 150
1975 741,355 3.38 % 22,728 798 15.9 6.55 1 13.2 % 98,144 0.02 % 4,079,480,606 151
1970 627,715 2.31 % 13,544 -4,840 16.1 6.70 1 8.7 % 54,495 0.02 % 3,700,437,046 151
1965 559,994 2.18 % 11,450 -4,487 16.9 6.65 1 4.1 % 22,923 0.02 % 3,339,583,597 152
1960 502,745 1.65 % 7,877 -6,124 18.3 6.58 1 3.2 % 16,053 0.02 % 3,034,949,748 151
1955 463,359 2.35 % 10,166 -1,531 18.8 6.50 1 2.9 % 13,543 0.02 % 2,773,019,936 152

Source: The estimation of Botswana’s population is from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. ( World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision).

Botswana Population Future Forecast

3,000

Year Population Yearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban
Pop %
Urban Population Country’s Share of
World Pop
World Population Botswana
Global Rank
2020 2,351,627 2.09 % 46,182 3,000 24.0 2.89 4 72.8 % 1,712,212 0.03 % 7,794,798,739 145
2025 2,567,774 1.77 % 43,229 3,000 25.2 2.89 5 75.4 % 1,937,024 0.03 % 8,184,437,460 145
2030 2,774,340 1.56 % 41,313 3,000 26.5 2.89 5 77.5 % 2,151,354 0.03 % 8,548,487,400 144
2035 2,974,718 1.40 % 40,076 3,000 27.9 2.89 5 79.1 % 2,353,033 0.03 % 8,887,524,213 143
2040 3,167,786 1.27 % 38,614 3,000 29.3 2.89 6 80.2 % 2,540,719 0.03 % 9,198,847,240 140
2045 3,347,926 1.11 % 36,028 3,000 30.8 2.89 6 81.0 % 2,712,627 0.04 % 9,481,803,274 140
2050 3,509,819 0.95 % 32,379   32.3 2.89 6 81.8 % 2,870,743 0.04 % 9,735,033,990 139

Source: The estimation of Botswana’s population is from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. ( World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision).

Botswana Demographics

LIFE EXPECTANCY INFANT MORTALITY DEATHS UNDER AGE 5

69.86 years

(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)

26.7

(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)

33.7

(per 1,000 live births)

Main Cities by Population in Botswana

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Gaborone 208,411
2 Francistown 89,979
3 Molepolole 63,248
4 Selebi-Phikwe 53,727
5 Maun 49,945
6 Serowe 47,419
7 Kanye 44,716
8 Mahalapye 44,471
9 Mogoditshane 43,394
10 Mochudi 36,962
11 Lobatse 30,883
12 Palapye 30,650
13 Ramotswa 21,450
14 Thamaga 20,756
15 Mosopa 19,561
16 Letlhakane 18,136
17 Tonota 17,759
18 Janeng 16,853

Notes:

The Botswana Population Live tracker displays a real-time estimation of the current population of Botswana, as calculated by Worldometer’s RTS algorithm using data sourced from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Botswana Chart (1950-2019) charts the total population count as recorded on July 1st of each year from 1950 to 2019.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart illustrates the annual percentage changes in population recorded on July 1st of each year, from 1951 to 2019. This figure may vary from the Yearly % Change displayed in the historical table, which shows the last year’s equivalent percentage change based on the assumption of uniform change in the preceding five-year period.

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