Zambia Population 2023

Zambia Population 2023

As of Monday, November 7, 2022, the current population of Zambia is 19,590,920 according to the latest United Nations data.

In 2020, Zambia’s population was estimated at 18,383,955 people at mid-year according to UN data. Zambia’s population is equivalent to 0.24% of the total world population and it ranks number 65 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.

The population density in Zambia is 25 per Km2 (64 people per mi2) and the total land area is 743,390 Km2 (287,024 sq. miles). 45.3% of the population is urban, which is around 8,336,381 people in 2020.

The median age in Zambia is 17.6 years. If you’re calling from another country, don’t forget to include the international calling code +260 before dialing the phone number.

Population of Zambia (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 Zambia
Global Rank
2020 18,383,955 2.93 % 522,925 -8,000 17.6 4.66 25 45.3 % 8,336,381 0.24 % 7,794,798,739 65
2019 17,861,030 2.94 % 509,322 -8,000 16.9 5.09 24 44.8 % 7,993,486 0.23 % 7,713,468,100 65
2018 17,351,708 2.96 % 498,109 -8,000 16.9 5.09 23 44.2 % 7,663,677 0.23 % 7,631,091,040 65
2017 16,853,599 3.00 % 490,141 -8,000 16.9 5.09 23 43.6 % 7,346,421 0.22 % 7,547,858,925 68
2016 16,363,458 3.05 % 484,097 -8,000 16.9 5.09 22 43.0 % 7,041,082 0.22 % 7,464,022,049 69
2015 15,879,361 3.14 % 454,675 -10,000 16.7 5.20 21 42.5 % 6,747,236 0.22 % 7,379,797,139 69
2010 13,605,984 2.79 % 349,947 -35,000 16.2 5.60 18 40.1 % 5,450,667 0.20 % 6,956,823,603 70
2005 11,856,247 2.62 % 288,061 -30,000 16.3 5.95 16 37.5 % 4,448,559 0.18 % 6,541,907,027 71
2000 10,415,944 2.75 % 263,867 4,000 16.6 6.10 14 35.2 % 3,665,128 0.17 % 6,143,493,823 73
1995 9,096,607 2.51 % 211,952 -30,000 16.4 6.30 12 37.3 % 3,390,243 0.16 % 5,744,212,979 80
1990 8,036,845 3.03 % 222,739 -15,000 16.2 6.60 11 39.4 % 3,163,284 0.15 % 5,327,231,061 81
1985 6,923,149 3.42 % 214,265 2,000 15.9 6.90 9 39.8 % 2,758,109 0.14 % 4,870,921,740 82
1980 5,851,825 3.43 % 181,708 -5,000 15.7 7.25 8 40.1 % 2,344,812 0.13 % 4,458,003,514 86
1975 4,943,283 3.42 % 152,843 -4,000 15.7 7.40 7 35.1 % 1,734,432 0.12 % 4,079,480,606 89
1970 4,179,067 3.20 % 121,721 -4,408 16.0 7.30 6 30.3 % 1,266,841 0.11 % 3,700,437,046 94
1965 3,570,464 3.06 % 99,938 -7,066 16.4 7.25 5 23.3 % 832,850 0.11 % 3,339,583,597 99
1960 3,070,776 3.03 % 85,160 0 17.1 6.95 4 18.0 % 552,492 0.10 % 3,034,949,748 97
1955 2,644,976 2.74 % 66,907 0 17.4 6.70 4 14.5 % 382,236 0.10 % 2,773,019,936 99

Zambia Population Forecast

-5,000

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 Zambia
Global Rank
2020 18,383,955 2.97 % 500,919 -8,000 17.6 4.66 25 45.3 % 8,336,381 0.24 % 7,794,798,739 65
2025 21,196,801 2.89 % 562,569 -8,000 18.5 4.66 29 48.4 % 10,256,668 0.26 % 8,184,437,460 63
2030 24,325,505 2.79 % 625,741 -5,000 19.3 4.66 33 51.6 % 12,548,518 0.28 % 8,548,487,400 62
2035 27,721,896 2.65 % 679,278 -5,000 20.2 4.66 37 54.9 % 15,219,971 0.31 % 8,887,524,213 60
2040 31,338,483 2.48 % 723,317 -5,000 21.0 4.66 42 58.3 % 18,271,801 0.34 % 9,198,847,240 58
2045 35,149,038 2.32 % 762,111 -5,000 21.8 4.66 47 61.8 % 21,722,143 0.37 % 9,481,803,274 57
2050 39,120,917 2.16 % 794,376   22.8 4.66 53 65.4 % 25,576,780 0.40 % 9,735,033,990 53

Zambia Demographics

LIFE EXPECTANCY INFANT MORTALITY DEATHS UNDER AGE 5

64.70 years

(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)

39.4

(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)

52.4

(per 1,000 live births)

Main Cities by Population in Zambia

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Lusaka 1,267,440
2 Kitwe 400,914
3 Ndola 394,518
4 Kabwe 188,979
5 Chingola 148,564
6 Mufulira 120,500
7 Luanshya 113,365
8 Livingstone 109,203
9 Kasama 91,056
10 Chipata 85,963
11 Kalulushi 66,575
12 Mazabuka 64,006
13 Chililabombwe 57,328
14 Mongu 52,534
15 Kafue 47,554
16 Choma 46,746
17 Mansa 42,277
18 Kansanshi 40,705
19 Kapiri Mposhi 37,942
20 Monze 30,257
21 Mpika 28,445
22 Nchelenge 23,693
23 Kawambwa 20,589
24 Mbala 20,570
25 Samfya 20,470
26 Sesheke 20,149
27 Petauke 19,296
28 Mumbwa 19,086
29 Siavonga 18,638

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