Demographics of Congo

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date30 Oct 2021

As of 2021, the population of Congo is projected at 5.66 million, up by 2.17% compared with 5.52 million in 2020. Congo is ranked 116th in terms of population and 28th in terms of population growth rate.

There are 0.18 million births in Congo in 2021. That is 491 per day, which is ranked 89th. The crude birth rate is 31.64 per 1000 people. There are 0.04 million deaths in Congo in 2021. That is 101 per day, which is ranked 120th. The crude death rate is 6.5 per 1000 people.

3.98 million people are living in urban areas, which is 68.28% of Congo population. Congo is ranked 111th in terms of urbanization.

The Sex Ratio in Congo in 2021 is 99.87 males per 100 females. There are 2.83 million males and 2.83 million females in Congo. The percentage of female population is 50.03% compare to 49.97% male population. Congo has 3.74 thousand more females than males. Congo is at 120th position out of 201 countries/territories in terms of female to male ratio.

  • Population
  • Growth rate

Congo population

Year Population Growth (%)
1950827,246-
1955911,0331.77
19601,018,2541.61
19651,155,3891.80
19701,326,8942.10
19751,536,6582.87
19801,777,9323.49
19852,054,3082.86
19902,356,7402.99
19952,707,5322.84
20003,127,4202.55
20053,622,7752.41
20104,273,7382.44
20154,856,0932.38
20164,980,9962.34
20175,110,7012.30
20185,244,3632.26
20195,380,5042.23
20205,518,0922.20
20215,657,0172.17
  • Total
  • Crude

Congo death and birth rate

Year Total Crude(per 1000)
DeathBirthCrude deathCrude birth
195020,13235,33624.0442.17
195519,57238,46421.4242.16
196019,33943,60018.9242.70
196519,65350,38316.9443.48
197020,42458,48515.3343.94
197521,38467,42213.8843.77
198022,25974,75012.4941.98
198523,50880,94411.4539.38
199027,12589,72711.4838.00
199534,234103,39212.5838.07
200040,432120,76912.8938.55
200539,909140,07310.9738.36
201036,562157,8478.5837.11
201535,007168,0427.1834.51
202036,211176,7356.5531.99
202136,860179,2276.5031.64
  • Population
  • Urbanization

Urban and rural population of Congo

Year Population Urbanization
UrbanRuralgrowth rate (%)Urban (%)
1950206,199621,053-24.926
1955258,973661,2454.7328.143
1960327,769709,4514.8931.601
1965417,746766,5705.0035.273
1970534,042830,7705.1039.129
1975687,909902,1305.2843.264
1980880,532959,4034.9847.857
19851,111,1371,016,6334.2052.221
19901,325,7611,114,6963.5654.324
19951,579,1321,220,1233.5856.413
20001,893,3401,332,3873.6758.695
20052,267,6801,450,5633.9060.988
20102,774,8271,611,8663.8763.256
20153,274,2861,721,3623.2865.543
20203,857,3531,829,5643.3167.829
20213,983,6981,850,3913.2868.283
  • Population pyramid
  • Gender ratio

Congo population by Age Group (2011)

Age group Male Female Total M per 100 F
PersonsShare (%)
00-04 419,157 410,149 829,306 14.66 102.196
05-09 395,021 387,807 782,828 13.84 101.860
10-14 354,872 349,559 704,431 12.45 101.520
15-19 298,648 295,432 594,080 10.50 101.089
20-24 247,289 245,672 492,961 8.71 100.658
25-29 205,238 204,280 409,518 7.24 100.469
30-34 179,850 179,186 359,036 6.35 100.371
35-39 164,716 165,023 329,739 5.83 99.814
40-44 149,475 149,993 299,468 5.29 99.655
45-49 125,304 125,631 250,935 4.44 99.740
50-54 97,958 99,274 197,232 3.49 98.674
55-59 71,513 74,546 146,059 2.58 95.931
60-64 48,752 53,491 102,243 1.81 91.141
65-69 32,242 37,963 70,205 1.24 84.930
70-74 19,680 25,875 45,555 0.81 76.058
75-79 10,737 15,749 26,486 0.47 68.176
80-84 4,657 7,734 12,391 0.22 60.215
85-89 1,327 2,559 3,886 0.07 51.856
90-94 190 431 621 0.01 44.084
95-99 11 26 37 0.00 42.308
100+ 0 0 00.00 -
Total 2,826,637 2,830,380 5,657,017 99.868