Democratic Republic Congo Population 2023

Democratic Republic Congo 2023

  • The current population of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is 95,944,984 as of Monday, November 7, 2022, based on the latest United Nations data.
  • The DRC 2020 population is estimated at 89,561,403 people at mid-year according to UN data. The DRC population is equivalent to 1.15% of the total world population.
  • The DRC ranks number 16 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in the DRC is 40 per Km2 (102 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 2,267,050 Km2 (875,313 sq. miles) 45.6% of the population is urban (40,848,447 people in 2020) The median age in the DRC is 17.0 years.
  • International calling code: +243
  • Country code: COD

The Population of DR Congo (2020 And Its 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 DRC
Global Rank
2020 89,561,403 3.19 % 2,770,836 23,861 17.0 5.96 40 45.6 % 40,848,447 1.15 % 7,794,798,739 16
2019 86,790,567 3.24 % 2,722,476 23,861 16.8 6.31 38 45.0 % 39,067,608 1.13 % 7,713,468,100 16
2018 84,068,091 3.28 % 2,669,327 23,861 16.8 6.31 37 44.4 % 37,348,939 1.10 % 7,631,091,040 16
2017 81,398,764 3.31 % 2,609,637 23,861 16.8 6.31 36 43.8 % 35,692,384 1.08 % 7,547,858,925 17
2016 78,789,127 3.34 % 2,544,583 23,861 16.8 6.31 35 43.3 % 34,098,241 1.06 % 7,464,022,049 19
2015 76,244,544 3.38 % 2,336,138 3,012 16.8 6.40 34 42.7 % 32,566,508 1.03 % 7,379,797,139 19
2010 64,563,854 3.34 % 1,955,590 -8,685 16.9 6.63 28 40.0 % 25,817,901 0.93 % 6,956,823,603 20
2005 54,785,903 3.07 % 1,536,015 -48,313 17.0 6.72 24 37.5 % 20,521,483 0.84 % 6,541,907,027 23
2000 47,105,826 2.53 % 1,105,918 -191,635 17.2 6.77 21 35.1 % 16,534,234 0.77 % 6,143,493,823 25
1995 41,576,234 3.73 % 1,392,842 257,421 17.2 6.77 18 32.9 % 13,659,173 0.72 % 5,744,212,979 26
1990 34,612,023 2.98 % 946,159 14,903 17.4 6.71 15 30.6 % 10,603,379 0.65 % 5,327,231,061 29
1985 29,881,229 2.54 % 704,464 -90,094 17.5 6.60 13 28.5 % 8,520,577 0.61 % 4,870,921,740 31
1980 26,358,908 2.85 % 691,065 20,137 17.7 6.46 12 27.1 % 7,135,522 0.59 % 4,458,003,514 31
1975 22,903,581 2.74 % 578,509 5,490 17.8 6.29 10 25.8 % 5,913,533 0.56 % 4,079,480,606 32
1970 20,011,036 2.87 % 528,231 48,588 18.1 6.15 9 24.6 % 4,924,023 0.54 % 3,700,437,046 33
1965 17,369,883 2.64 % 424,326 24,530 18.2 6.04 8 23.4 % 4,070,472 0.52 % 3,339,583,597 33
1960 15,248,251 2.44 % 346,148 15,000 18.2 5.98 7 22.3 % 3,400,360 0.50 % 3,034,949,748 33
1955 13,517,513 2.10 % 266,771 0 18.1 5.98 6 20.7 % 2,791,904 0.49 % 2,773,019,936 33

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

DR Congo Population Future Forecast

-15,000

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 DRC
Global Rank
2020 89,561,403 3.27 % 2,663,372 23,861 17.0 5.96 40 45.6 % 40,848,447 1.15 % 7,794,798,739 16
2025 104,133,564 3.06 % 2,914,432 0 17.5 5.96 46 48.7 % 50,722,858 1.27 % 8,184,437,460 15
2030 120,046,726 2.88 % 3,182,632 -15,000 18.2 5.96 53 51.9 % 62,343,480 1.40 % 8,548,487,400 15
2035 137,336,559 2.73 % 3,457,967 -15,000 19.1 5.96 61 55.2 % 75,772,610 1.55 % 8,887,524,213 12
2040 155,725,440 2.55 % 3,677,776 -15,000 20.0 5.96 69 58.4 % 90,960,949 1.69 % 9,198,847,240 10
2045 174,895,139 2.35 % 3,833,940 -15,000 21.0 5.96 77 61.6 % 107,740,801 1.84 % 9,481,803,274 10
2050 194,488,658 2.15 % 3,918,704   22.1 5.96 86 64.7 % 125,931,197 2.00 % 9,735,033,990 10

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

DR Congo Demographics

LIFE EXPECTANCY INFANT MORTALITY DEATHS UNDER AGE 5

61.60 years

(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)

59.7

(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)

91.2

(per 1,000 live births)

Main Cities by Population in DR Congo

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Kinshasa 7,785,965
2 Lubumbashi 1,373,770
3 Mbuji-Mayi 874,761
4 Kisangani 539,158
5 Masina 485,167
6 Kananga 463,546
7 Likasi 422,414
8 Kolwezi 418,000
9 Tshikapa 267,462
10 Beni 232,000
11 Bukavu 225,389
12 Mwene-Ditu 189,177
13 Kikwit 186,991
14 Mbandaka 184,185
15 Matadi 180,109
16 Uvira 170,391
17 Boma 162,521
18 Butembo 154,621
19 Gandajika 154,425
20 Kalemie 146,974
21 Goma 144,124
22 Kindu 135,698
23 Isiro 127,076
24 Bandundu 118,211
25 Gemena 117,639
26 Ilebo 107,093
27 Bunia 96,764
28 Bumba 95,520
29 Mbanza-Ngungu 86,356
30 Kamina 73,557
31 Lisala 70,087
32 Lodja 68,244
33 Kipushi 62,332
34 Kabinda 59,004
35 Kasongo 55,118
36 Mweka 50,675
37 Gbadolite 50,493
38 Buta 50,130
39 Moanda 50,000
40 Bulungu 48,344
41 Basoko 43,709
42 Lubao 43,068
43 Lusambo 41,416
44 Nioki 40,695
45 Inongo 40,113
46 Tshela 38,845
47 Bukama 38,770
48 Mangai 37,188
49 Kampene 37,034
49 Kabare 37,034
50 Kambove 36,702
51 Yangambi 35,531
52 Luebo 35,183
53 Aketi 35,161
54 Mushie 33,062
55 Boende 32,091
56 Kongolo 31,943
57 Kabalo 29,833
58 Businga 28,919
59 Kasangulu 27,961
60 Bolobo 27,862
61 Libenge 27,053
62 Watsa 24,516
63 Demba 22,263
64 Kasongo-Lunda 20,060
65 Bondo 17,860
66 Wamba 17,373
67 Sake 17,151

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