Sierra Leone Population 2023

Sierra Leone Population 2023

The latest United Nations data shows that the population of Sierra Leone as of Monday, November 7, 2022, is 8,357,182.

According to UN data from 2020, Sierra Leone had an estimated population of 7,976,983 people at mid-year.

Sierra Leone’s population is equivalent to 0.1% of the total world population, ranking the country at number 103 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.

The population density in Sierra Leone is 111 per km2 (286 people per mi2). The total land area of Sierra Leone is 72,180 km2 (27,869 sq. miles).

43.3% of the population in Sierra Leone is urban, which translates to 3,453,971 people in 2020.

The median age in Sierra Leone is 19.4 years.

If you are calling Sierra Leone from outside the country, you need to dial the international calling code +232.

Population of Sierra Leone (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 Sierra Leone
Global Rank
2020 7,976,983 2.10 % 163,768 -4,200 19.4 4.32 111 43.3 % 3,453,971 0.10 % 7,794,798,739 103
2019 7,813,215 2.13 % 163,065 -4,200 18.9 4.73 108 42.9 % 3,349,039 0.10 % 7,713,468,100 103
2018 7,650,150 2.16 % 161,727 -4,200 18.9 4.73 106 42.4 % 3,246,502 0.10 % 7,631,091,040 103
2017 7,488,423 2.18 % 159,589 -4,200 18.9 4.73 104 42.0 % 3,146,502 0.10 % 7,547,858,925 103
2016 7,328,834 2.19 % 156,920 -4,200 18.9 4.73 102 41.6 % 3,049,278 0.10 % 7,464,022,049 103
2015 7,171,914 2.25 % 151,256 -4,200 18.7 4.84 99 41.2 % 2,954,791 0.10 % 7,379,797,139 105
2010 6,415,634 2.59 % 154,002 12,000 18.2 5.57 89 39.1 % 2,509,605 0.09 % 6,956,823,603 105
2005 5,645,624 4.25 % 212,211 100,000 17.9 6.11 78 37.0 % 2,089,028 0.09 % 6,541,907,027 107
2000 4,584,571 1.27 % 56,123 -30,000 17.7 6.48 64 35.5 % 1,626,055 0.07 % 6,143,493,823 113
1995 4,303,957 -0.07 % -3,161 -90,000 17.7 6.69 60 34.2 % 1,471,764 0.07 % 5,744,212,979 116
1990 4,319,762 2.57 % 102,890 12,549 18.0 6.72 60 33.2 % 1,433,891 0.08 % 5,327,231,061 112
1985 3,805,311 2.35 % 83,363 0 18.3 6.72 53 31.9 % 1,215,725 0.08 % 4,870,921,740 113
1980 3,388,495 2.21 % 70,268 0 18.8 6.65 47 29.6 % 1,003,558 0.08 % 4,458,003,514 113
1975 3,037,154 2.04 % 58,453 0 19.5 6.57 42 27.3 % 830,173 0.07 % 4,079,480,606 116
1970 2,744,891 1.82 % 47,334 0 20.3 6.41 38 23.5 % 645,306 0.07 % 3,700,437,046 115
1965 2,508,219 1.59 % 38,117 0 20.8 6.25 35 20.1 % 504,032 0.08 % 3,339,583,597 111
1960 2,317,636 1.36 % 30,364 0 21.0 6.03 32 17.2 % 398,599 0.08 % 3,034,949,748 111
1955 2,165,815 1.19 % 24,922 0 20.9 6.03 30 14.7 % 319,261 0.08 % 2,773,019,936 111

Sierra Leone Population Forecast

-4,000

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 Sierra Leone
Global Rank
2020 7,976,983 2.15 % 161,014 -4,200 19.4 4.32 111 43.3 % 3,453,971 0.10 % 7,794,798,739 103
2025 8,805,821 2.00 % 165,768 -4,000 20.3 4.32 122 45.6 % 4,017,056 0.11 % 8,184,437,460 102
2030 9,648,691 1.84 % 168,574 -4,000 21.5 4.32 134 48.2 % 4,650,675 0.11 % 8,548,487,400 98
2035 10,497,563 1.70 % 169,774 -4,000 22.7 4.32 145 51.0 % 5,351,187 0.12 % 8,887,524,213 96
2040 11,338,661 1.55 % 168,220 -4,000 23.9 4.32 157 53.9 % 6,110,530 0.12 % 9,198,847,240 91
2045 12,160,746 1.41 % 164,417 -4,000 25.2 4.32 168 56.8 % 6,908,947 0.13 % 9,481,803,274 90
2050 12,944,873 1.26 % 156,825   26.5 4.32 179 59.7 % 7,724,557 0.13 % 9,735,033,990 88

Sierra Leone Demographics

LIFE EXPECTANCY INFANT MORTALITY DEATHS UNDER AGE 5

55.92 years

(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)

70.1

(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)

96.3

(per 1,000 live births)

Main Cities by Population in Sierra Leone

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Freetown 802,639
2 Bo 174,354
3 Kenema 143,137
4 Koidu 88,000
5 Makeni 87,679
6 Lunsar 22,461
7 Port Loko 21,308
8 Waterloo 19,750
9 Kabala 17,948
10 Segbwema 16,532

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