Central African Republic Population 2023

Central African Republic Population 2023

The current population of the Central African Republic (CAR) is 5,026,563 as of Monday, November 7, 2022, based on the latest United Nations data.

CAR’s 2020 population is estimated at 4,829,767 people at mid-year according to UN data. CAR’s population is equivalent to 0.06% of the total world population and ranks number 125 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.

The population density in CAR is 8 per km2 (20 people per mi2), with a total land area of 622,980 km2 (240,534 sq. miles).

43.0% of the population is urban (2,076,534 people in 2020), and the median age in CAR is 17.6 years.

CAR’s international calling code is +236.

The population of the Central African Republic (2020 and historical)

Year Population Annual %
Change
Annual
Change
Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban
Pop. %
Urban Population Nation’s Share of
World Pop.
World Population CAR
Global Rank
2020 4,829,767 1.78 % 84,582 -40,000 17.6 4.75 8 43.0 % 2,076,534 0.06 % 7,794,798,739 125
2019 4,745,185 1.69 % 78,817 -40,000 17.2 5.03 8 42.5 % 2,015,708 0.06 % 7,713,468,100 126
2018 4,666,368 1.53 % 70,345 -40,000 17.2 5.03 7 42.0 % 1,959,587 0.06 % 7,631,091,040 126
2017 4,596,023 1.29 % 58,337 -40,000 17.2 5.03 7 41.5 % 1,909,283 0.06 % 7,547,858,925 126
2016 4,537,686 0.99 % 44,516 -40,000 17.2 5.03 7 41.1 % 1,866,228 0.06 % 7,464,022,049 125
2015 4,493,170 0.48 % 21,280 -79,226 17.1 5.10 7 40.8 % 1,831,054 0.06 % 7,379,797,139 124
2010 4,386,768 1.67 % 69,677 -25,123 17.7 5.30 7 39.5 % 1,730,652 0.06 % 6,956,823,603 121
2005 4,038,382 2.10 % 79,591 -4,881 18.0 5.45 6 38.9 % 1,571,461 0.06 % 6,541,907,027 125
2000 3,640,427 2.47 % 83,554 6,000 18.1 5.55 6 38.8 % 1,413,327 0.06 % 6,143,493,823 126
1995 3,222,656 2.80 % 83,184 10,000 18.2 5.70 5 38.7 % 1,248,262 0.06 % 5,744,212,979 128
1990 2,806,734 2.00 % 52,913 -16,000 18.1 5.90 5 38.6 % 1,082,570 0.05 % 5,327,231,061 129
1985 2,542,169 2.94 % 68,563 8,000 18.8 5.90 4 36.8 % 935,996 0.05 % 4,870,921,740 131
1980 2,199,356 2.35 % 48,198 -200 18.8 5.90 4 35.1 % 772,263 0.05 % 4,458,003,514 131
1975 1,958,367 1.58 % 29,445 -10,000 19.1 5.95 3 32.9 % 644,978 0.05 % 4,079,480,606 132
1970 1,811,144 2.01 % 34,288 2,629 20.1 5.95 3 27.8 % 502,752 0.05 % 3,700,437,046 131
1965 1,639,706 1.77 % 27,608 2,386 21.0 5.90 3 23.6 % 387,790 0.05 % 3,339,583,597 128
1960 1,501,668 1.39 % 20,065 0 21.7 5.75 2 20.1 % 302,205 0.05 % 3,034,949,748 130
1955 1,401,341 1.10 % 14,938 0 22.3 5.52 2 17.0 % 238,917 0.05 % 2,773,019,936 128

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

Central African Republic Population Future Forecast

-5,000

Year Population Annual %
Change
Annual
Change
Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban
Pop. %
Urban Population Nation’s Share of
World Pop.
World Population CAR
Global Rank
2020 4,829,767 1.46 % 67,319 -40,000 17.6 4.75 8 43.0 % 2,076,534 0.06 % 7,794,798,739 125
2025 5,338,264 2.02 % 101,699 -16,000 18.6 4.75 9 45.9 % 2,451,673 0.07 % 8,184,437,460 124
2030 5,942,211 2.17 % 120,789 -7,000 19.6 4.75 10 49.1 % 2,917,639 0.07 % 8,548,487,400 122
2035 6,577,413 2.05 % 127,040 -5,000 20.6 4.75 11 52.5 % 3,454,676 0.07 % 8,887,524,213 116
2040 7,205,166 1.84 % 125,551 -5,000 21.6 4.75 12 56.1 % 4,039,450 0.08 % 9,198,847,240 115
2045 7,813,300 1.63 % 121,627 -5,000 22.8 4.75 13 59.7 % 4,665,212 0.08 % 9,481,803,274 113
2050 8,400,956 1.46 % 117,531   24.0 4.75 13 63.4 % 5,329,336 0.09 % 9,735,033,990 112

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

Central African Republic Demographics

LIFE EXPECTANCY INFANT MORTALITY DEATHS UNDER AGE 5

54.36 years

(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)

71.1

(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)

106.6

(per 1,000 live births)

Main Cities by Population in the Central African Republic

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Bangui 542,393
2 Bimbo 129,655
3 Mbaiki 67,132
4 Berberati 61,815
5 Kaga Bandoro 56,520
6 Bozoum 40,201
7 Carnot 38,071
8 Sibut 34,267
9 Bambari 32,547
10 Bria 29,027
11 Bouar 28,581
12 Bossangoa 27,428
13 Nola 26,809
14 Bangassou 24,361
15 Damara 20,093
16 Mobaye 19,431
17 Paoua 18,441
18 Boda 16,655
19 Ippy 16,571
20 Batangafo 15,310

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