Population of the DR Congo

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date23 Aug 2021

The current population of Democratic Republic of the Congo is 94,959,255 as of May 26, 2022, based on interpolation of the latest United Nations data. The population of Democratic Republic of the Congo is projected at 92,377,993 or 92.378 million as of July 1, 2021. The total population in Democratic Republic of the Congo is projected at 89,561,403 or 89.561 million people for the year 2020. Democratic Republic of the Congo ranks number 16th in the world by population in the list of 235 countries/territories. Democratic Republic of the Congo is ranked 4th among 58 countries in Africa.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo's population will be increased year by year. The Democratic Republic of the Congo population is projected to reach 120.05 million in 2030 and increase further to 194,49 million in 2050 and 362,03 million by 2100. The Democratic Republic of the Congo accounts for 1.2 percent of the world population. However, its global share increased since in the year by 0.5% in 1951 and is projected to increase by 3.3% by 2100.

Democratic Republic of the Congo was at 32nd position globally in 1950, and its rank is projected to decline at 6th in 2100.

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DR Congo population projections

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
202089,561,4032,770,8363.191.1
202192,377,9932,816,5903.141.2
202295,240,7922,862,7993.101.2
202398,151,9542,911,1623.061.2
2024101,115,2662,963,3123.021.2
2025104,133,5643,018,2982.991.3
2026107,206,3393,072,7752.951.3
2027110,332,4953,126,1562.921.3
2028113,513,5293,181,0342.881.4
2029116,751,2943,237,7652.851.4
2030120,046,7263,295,4322.821.4
2031123,399,6693,352,9432.791.4
2032126,808,3613,408,6922.761.5
2033130,269,9063,461,5452.731.5
2034133,780,4623,510,5562.691.5
2035137,336,5593,556,0972.661.5
2036140,936,0113,599,4522.621.6
2037144,577,1553,641,1442.581.6
2038148,257,4863,680,3312.551.6
2039151,974,4563,716,9702.511.7
2040155,725,4403,750,9842.471.7
2041159,508,3143,782,8742.431.7
2042163,320,4593,812,1452.391.8
2043167,158,2363,837,7772.351.8
2044171,017,6073,859,3712.311.8
2045174,895,1393,877,5322.271.8
2046178,788,1383,892,9992.231.9
2047182,694,9443,906,8062.191.9
2048186,614,4233,919,4792.151.9
2049190,545,9573,931,5342.112.0
2050194,488,6583,942,7012.072.0
2051198,440,7213,952,0632.032.0
2052202,400,0643,959,3432.002.1
2053206,365,2143,965,1501.962.1
2054210,334,7203,969,5061.922.1
2055214,307,0413,972,3211.892.2
2056218,280,4773,973,4361.852.2
2057222,253,1363,972,6591.822.2
2058226,222,9713,969,8351.792.2
2059230,187,8373,964,8661.752.3
2060234,145,6243,957,7871.722.3
2061238,094,2323,948,6081.692.3
2062242,031,7283,937,4961.652.4
2063245,956,3653,924,6371.622.4
2064249,866,4933,910,1281.592.4
2065253,760,2353,893,7421.562.5
2066257,635,5683,875,3331.532.5
2067261,490,0803,854,5121.502.5
2068265,321,0673,830,9871.472.5
2069269,125,5943,804,5271.432.6
2070272,900,8723,775,2781.402.6
2071276,644,2503,743,3781.372.6
2072280,353,4313,709,1811.342.7
2073284,026,3593,672,9281.312.7
2074287,661,1333,634,7741.282.7
2075291,255,5783,594,4451.252.8
2076294,807,9003,552,3221.222.8
2077298,315,3023,507,4021.192.8
2078301,773,4963,458,1941.162.8
2079305,177,5283,404,0321.132.9
2080308,523,3873,345,8591.102.9
2081311,808,6053,285,2181.062.9
2082315,032,1453,223,5401.032.9
2083318,193,4553,161,3101.003.0
2084321,292,6883,099,2330.973.0
2085324,329,8003,037,1120.953.0
2086327,303,7462,973,9460.923.0
2087330,213,3212,909,5750.893.1
2088333,058,2292,844,9080.863.1
2089335,838,3692,780,1400.833.1
2090338,553,5732,715,2040.813.1
2091341,203,4452,649,8720.783.2
2092343,787,4402,583,9950.763.2
2093346,304,9272,517,4870.733.2
2094348,755,3162,450,3890.713.2
2095351,138,1002,382,7840.683.2
2096353,452,9202,314,8200.663.3
2097355,699,5902,246,6700.643.3
2098357,878,0632,178,4730.613.3
2099359,988,4592,110,3960.593.3
2100362,031,0832,042,6240.573.3

DR Congo population estimates

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
195012,183,659--0.5
195112,428,904245,2452.010.5
195212,681,016252,1122.030.5
195312,944,448263,4322.080.5
195413,222,539278,0912.150.5
195513,517,513294,9742.230.5
195613,830,427312,9142.310.5
195714,161,230330,8032.390.5
195814,508,917347,6872.460.5
195914,871,781362,8642.500.5
196015,248,251376,4702.530.5
196115,637,699389,4482.550.5
196216,041,190403,4912.580.5
196316,461,830420,6402.620.5
196416,903,831442,0012.690.5
196517,369,883466,0522.760.5
196617,862,049492,1662.830.5
196718,378,625516,5762.890.5
196818,913,878535,2532.910.5
196919,459,816545,9382.890.5
197020,011,036551,2202.830.5
197120,564,067553,0312.760.5
197221,121,363557,2962.710.5
197321,690,443569,0802.690.6
197422,282,136591,6932.730.6
197522,903,581621,4452.790.6
197623,560,464656,8832.870.6
197724,249,130688,6662.920.6
197824,956,385707,2552.920.6
197925,663,592707,2072.830.6
198026,358,908695,3162.710.6
198127,040,322681,4142.590.6
198227,717,291676,9692.500.6
198328,403,851686,5602.480.6
198429,119,673715,8222.520.6
198529,881,229761,5562.620.6
198630,683,869802,6402.690.6
198731,528,708844,8392.750.6
198832,443,781915,0732.900.6
198933,464,7651,020,9843.150.6
199034,612,0231,147,2583.430.6
199135,908,2441,296,2213.750.7
199237,333,9141,425,6703.970.7
199338,815,8341,481,9203.970.7
199440,252,9751,437,1413.700.7
199541,576,2341,323,2593.290.7
199642,757,2431,181,0092.840.7
199743,827,1801,069,9372.500.7
199844,849,9671,022,7872.330.7
199945,919,6131,069,6462.380.8
200047,105,8261,186,2132.580.8
200148,428,5451,322,7192.810.8
200249,871,6661,443,1212.980.8
200351,425,5801,553,9143.120.8
200453,068,8801,643,3003.200.8
200554,785,9031,717,0233.240.8
200656,578,0371,792,1343.270.9
200758,453,6831,875,6463.320.9
200860,411,1951,957,5123.350.9
200962,448,5742,037,3793.370.9
201064,563,8542,115,2803.390.9
201166,755,1532,191,2993.390.9
201269,020,7472,265,5943.391.0
201371,358,8072,338,0603.391.0
201473,767,4472,408,6403.381.0
201576,244,5442,477,0973.361.0
201678,789,1272,544,5833.341.1
201781,398,7642,609,6373.311.1
201884,068,0912,669,3273.281.1
201986,790,5672,722,4763.241.1