Saudi Arabia Population 2023

Saudi Arabia population 2023

The latest United Nations data shows that the current population of Saudi Arabia is 36,084,417 as of Monday, November 7, 2022. In 2020, the population was estimated to be 34,813,871 people at mid-year, according to UN data.

Saudi Arabia’s population is equivalent to 0.45% of the total world population and ranks 41st in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.

The population density in Saudi Arabia is relatively low at 16 per Km2 (42 people per mi2), given the country’s large land area of 2,149,690 Km2 (830,000 sq. miles).

The majority of the population, 84.0%, is urban, with 29,255,576 people living in urban areas in 2020. The median age in Saudi Arabia is 31.8 years.

When calling Saudi Arabia from abroad, the country code is +966.

Population of Saudi Arabia (2020 And It’s 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 Saudi Arabia
Global Rank
2020 34,813,871 1.59 % 545,343 134,979 31.8 2.34 16 84.0 % 29,255,576 0.45 % 7,794,798,739 41
2019 34,268,528 1.68 % 565,772 134,979 30.3 2.64 16 83.8 % 28,700,362 0.44 % 7,713,468,100 41
2018 33,702,756 1.82 % 601,577 134,979 30.3 2.64 16 83.5 % 28,133,138 0.44 % 7,631,091,040 41
2017 33,101,179 2.03 % 657,732 134,979 30.3 2.64 15 83.2 % 27,543,623 0.44 % 7,547,858,925 41
2016 32,443,447 2.29 % 725,780 134,979 30.3 2.64 15 83.0 % 26,918,214 0.43 % 7,464,022,049 41
2015 31,717,667 2.95 % 859,241 344,561 30.0 2.73 15 82.8 % 26,249,243 0.43 % 7,379,797,139 41
2010 27,421,461 2.86 % 721,056 214,619 26.0 3.23 13 82.1 % 22,512,101 0.39 % 6,956,823,603 45
2005 23,816,183 2.88 % 630,468 149,599 23.7 3.65 11 81.3 % 19,358,664 0.36 % 6,541,907,027 47
2000 20,663,843 2.08 % 405,011 -70,000 21.3 4.40 10 80.2 % 16,579,826 0.34 % 6,143,493,823 49
1995 18,638,787 2.80 % 481,000 -22,000 19.4 5.55 9 79.1 % 14,739,559 0.32 % 5,744,212,979 48
1990 16,233,785 4.35 % 622,958 143,365 19.5 6.22 8 77.0 % 12,503,513 0.30 % 5,327,231,061 51
1985 13,118,993 6.24 % 685,503 276,706 19.3 7.02 6 73.0 % 9,581,553 0.27 % 4,870,921,740 52
1980 9,691,476 5.49 % 454,397 157,744 18.4 7.28 5 66.2 % 6,415,124 0.22 % 4,458,003,514 61
1975 7,419,493 4.92 % 316,621 96,664 18.0 7.30 3 58.4 % 4,334,558 0.18 % 4,079,480,606 71
1970 5,836,389 3.80 % 198,551 37,401 18.0 7.26 3 48.7 % 2,840,506 0.16 % 3,700,437,046 76
1965 4,843,635 3.46 % 151,419 25,198 18.2 7.26 2 38.8 % 1,877,805 0.15 % 3,339,583,597 84
1960 4,086,539 2.81 % 105,677 5,194 18.5 7.18 2 31.3 % 1,277,054 0.13 % 3,034,949,748 83
1955 3,558,155 2.65 % 87,364 5,258 18.8 7.18 2 26.0 % 923,917 0.13 % 2,773,019,936 84

Saudi Arabia Population Forecast

39,020

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 Saudi Arabia
Global Rank
2020 34,813,871 1.88 % 619,241 134,979 31.8 2.34 16 84.0 % 29,255,576 0.45 % 7,794,798,739 41
2025 37,248,919 1.36 % 487,010 54,187 33.3 2.34 17 85.5 % 31,842,626 0.46 % 8,184,437,460 42
2030 39,322,338 1.09 % 414,684 55,950 35.0 2.34 18 86.8 % 34,142,975 0.46 % 8,548,487,400 42
2035 41,073,374 0.88 % 350,207 58,318 36.3 2.34 19 88.1 % 36,170,029 0.46 % 8,887,524,213 41
2040 42,473,031 0.67 % 279,931 38,868 37.6 2.34 20 89.2 % 37,878,811 0.46 % 9,198,847,240 44
2045 43,648,838 0.55 % 235,161 38,931 38.9 2.34 20 90.3 % 39,396,408 0.46 % 9,481,803,274 47
2050 44,562,476 0.42 % 182,728   40.2 2.34 21 91.4 % 40,708,624 0.46 % 9,735,033,990 46

Saudi Arabia Demographics

LIFE EXPECTANCY INFANT MORTALITY DEATHS UNDER AGE 5

75.69 years

(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)

5.3

(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)

6.2

(per 1,000 live births)

Main Cities by Population in Saudi Arabia

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Riyadh 4,205,961
2 Jeddah 2,867,446
3 Mecca 1,323,624
4 Medina 1,300,000
5 Sultanah 946,697
6 Dammam 768,602
7 Ta’if 530,848
8 Tabuk 455,450
9 Al Kharj 425,300
10 Buraydah 391,336
11 Khamis Mushait 387,553
12 Al Hufuf 293,179
13 Al Mubarraz 290,802
14 Hafar Al-Batin 271,642
15 Ha’il 267,005
16 Najran 258,573
17 Al Jubayl 237,274
18 Abha 210,886
19 Yanbu 200,161
20 Khobar 165,799
21 Arar 148,540
22 Sakakah 128,332
23 Jizan 105,198
24 Qurayyat 102,903
25 Dhahran 99,540
26 Al Qatif 98,259
27 Al Bahah 88,419
28 Tarut 85,371
29 Qal`at Bishah 81,828
30 Ar Rass 81,728
31 Ash Shafa 72,190
32 Sayhat 66,702
33 Al Mithnab 60,870
34 Al Khafji 54,857
35 Ad Dawadimi 54,474
36 Sabya 54,108
37 Az Zulfi 53,144
38 Abu `Arish 49,171
39 Safwa 45,876
40 Afif 45,525
41 Rabigh 41,759
42 Rahimah 41,188
43 Turaif 40,819
44 Tubarjal 40,019
45 Ad Dilam 35,371
46 Umm Lajj 33,874
47 Al-`Ula 32,413
48 Abqaiq 29,474
49 Badr Hunayn 27,257
50 Samitah 26,945
51 Al Wajh 26,636
52 Al Bukayriyah 25,153
53 An Nimas 24,153
54 As Sulayyil 24,097
55 Turabah 23,235
56 Al Jumum 22,207
57 Duba 22,000
58 At Taraf 21,386
59 Qaisumah 20,685
60 Al Battaliyah 16,606
61 Al Munayzilah 16,296

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