Libya Population 2023

Libya Population 2023

The current population of Libya is 7,090,240 as of Monday, November 7, 2022, based on the latest United Nations data. As of mid-year 2020, the population of Libya is estimated at 6,871,292 people according to UN data.

Libya’s population is equivalent to 0.09% of the total world population and ranks number 108 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.

The population density in Libya is 4 per Km2 (10 people per mi2), and the total land area is 1,759,540 Km2 (679,362 sq. miles).

 Around 78.2% of the population is urban, with 5,375,771 people living in urban areas as of 2020. The median age in Libya is 28.8 years.

If calling from outside Libya, the country code is +218.

Population of Libya (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 Libya
Global Rank
2020 6,871,292 1.38 % 93,840 -1,999 28.8 2.25 4 78.2 % 5,375,771 0.09 % 7,794,798,739 108
2019 6,777,452 1.48 % 98,893 -1,999 27.4 2.41 4 77.9 % 5,281,734 0.09 % 7,713,468,100 109
2018 6,678,559 1.49 % 97,835 -1,999 27.4 2.41 4 77.6 % 5,183,363 0.09 % 7,631,091,040 109
2017 6,580,724 1.36 % 88,562 -1,999 27.4 2.41 4 77.3 % 5,088,051 0.09 % 7,547,858,925 109
2016 6,492,162 1.15 % 73,847 -1,999 27.4 2.41 4 77.1 % 5,005,658 0.09 % 7,464,022,049 109
2015 6,418,315 0.70 % 44,130 -60,000 27.1 2.45 4 77.0 % 4,942,479 0.09 % 7,379,797,139 109
2010 6,197,663 1.34 % 79,810 -23,711 25.7 2.50 4 77.7 % 4,815,154 0.09 % 6,956,823,603 108
2005 5,798,614 1.59 % 88,145 -4,114 24.0 2.64 3 77.0 % 4,465,029 0.09 % 6,541,907,027 104
2000 5,357,891 1.60 % 81,819 -11,474 22.1 3.20 3 76.4 % 4,091,103 0.09 % 6,143,493,823 104
1995 4,948,798 2.21 % 102,427 793 20.2 4.22 3 76.0 % 3,760,787 0.09 % 5,744,212,979 107
1990 4,436,661 2.75 % 112,576 1,098 18.5 5.71 3 75.7 % 3,359,579 0.08 % 5,327,231,061 109
1985 3,873,781 3.77 % 130,863 22,676 17.4 6.68 2 75.5 % 2,922,777 0.08 % 4,870,921,740 112
1980 3,219,466 4.01 % 114,865 11,507 16.1 7.67 2 70.1 % 2,256,637 0.07 % 4,458,003,514 117
1975 2,645,139 4.39 % 102,323 11,733 16.1 8.10 2 62.8 % 1,660,757 0.06 % 4,079,480,606 122
1970 2,133,526 4.24 % 80,044 9,600 17.0 7.99 1 49.7 % 1,059,737 0.06 % 3,700,437,046 126
1965 1,733,306 3.66 % 56,978 9,178 18.5 7.30 1 33.7 % 583,541 0.05 % 3,339,583,597 132
1960 1,448,417 3.07 % 40,612 9,204 19.3 7.20 1 27.3 % 395,754 0.05 % 3,034,949,748 132
1955 1,245,358 2.06 % 24,169 0 19.8 7.14 1 23.2 % 289,027 0.04 % 2,773,019,936 132

Libya Population Forecast

-1,999

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 Libya
Global Rank
2020 6,871,292 1.37 % 90,595 -1,999 28.8 2.25 4 78.2 % 5,375,771 0.09 % 7,794,798,739 108
2025 7,267,721 1.13 % 79,286 -1,999 30.5 2.25 4 79.5 % 5,780,434 0.09 % 8,184,437,460 107
2030 7,606,415 0.92 % 67,739 -1,999 32.1 2.25 4 80.7 % 6,140,466 0.09 % 8,548,487,400 107
2035 7,896,597 0.75 % 58,036 -1,999 33.7 2.25 4 81.8 % 6,460,474 0.09 % 8,887,524,213 107
2040 8,150,993 0.64 % 50,879 -1,999 35.1 2.25 5 82.8 % 6,745,930 0.09 % 9,198,847,240 108
2045 8,365,854 0.52 % 42,972 -1,999 36.7 2.25 5 83.6 % 6,992,221 0.09 % 9,481,803,274 108
2050 8,525,414 0.38 % 31,912   38.3 2.25 5 84.3 % 7,184,097 0.09 % 9,735,033,990 110

Libya Demographics

LIFE EXPECTANCY INFANT MORTALITY DEATHS UNDER AGE 5

73.44 years

(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)

9.0

(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)

10.9

(per 1,000 live births)

Main Cities by Population in Libya

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Tripoli 1,150,989
2 Benghazi 650,629
3 Misratah 386,120
4 Tarhuna 210,697
5 Al Khums 201,943
6 Az Zawiyah 200,000
7 Zawiya 186,123
8 Ajdabiya 134,358
9 Al Ajaylat 130,546
10 Sabha 130,000
11 Sirte 128,123
12 Al Jadid 126,386
13 Tobruk 121,052
14 Zliten 109,972
15 Sabratah 102,038
16 Tagiura 100,000
17 Al Marj 85,315
18 Gharyan 85,219
19 Darnah 78,782
20 Al Bayda’ 74,594
21 Yafran 67,638
22 Bani Walid 46,350
23 At Taj 46,050
24 Zuwarah 45,000
25 Murzuq 43,732
26 Ubari 42,975
27 Brak 39,444
28 Zintan 33,000
29 Al Abyar 32,563
30 Waddan 27,590
31 Nalut 26,256
32 Mizdah 26,107
33 Surman 25,235
34 Al Qubbah 24,631
35 Ghat 24,347
36 Masallatah 23,702
37 Tukrah 23,164
38 Az Zuwaytinah 21,015
39 Hun 18,878
40 Zaltan 17,700
41 Al Jawf 17,320
42 Qaryat Suluq 15,543

See also

Related Topics:

 

Sources: