Population of Eritrea

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date23 Aug 2021

The current population of Eritrea is 3,996,949 as of March 01, 2024, based on interpolation of the latest United Nations data. The population of Eritrea is projected at 3,601,467 or 3.602 million as of July 1, 2021. The total population in Eritrea is projected at 3,546,421 or 3.550 million people for the year 2020. Eritrea ranks number 133rd in the world by population in the list of 235 countries/territories. Eritrea is ranked 40th among 58 countries in Africa.

Eritrea's population will be increased year by year. The Eritrea population is projected to reach 4.24 million in 2030 and increase further to 6.0 million in 2050 and 9.06 million by 2100. Eritrea accounts for 0.046 percent of the world population. However, its global share increased by 0.033% in 1956 and is projected to increase by 0.083% by 2100.

Eritrea was at 139th position globally in 1950, and its rank is projected to decline at 103rd in 2100.

  • Population
  • Growth rate
  • Net change

Eritrea population projections

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
20203,546,42149,3041.410.044
20213,601,46755,0461.550.045
20223,662,24460,7771.690.045
20233,727,66065,4161.790.046
20243,795,98668,3261.830.046
20253,865,96369,9771.840.046
20263,937,19771,2341.840.047
20274,009,95972,7621.850.047
20284,084,47674,5171.860.048
20294,161,14176,6651.880.048
20304,240,21379,0721.900.049
20314,321,62281,4091.920.049
20324,405,03783,4151.930.050
20334,490,18785,1501.930.051
20344,576,72286,5351.930.051
20354,664,36287,6401.910.052
20364,752,92388,5611.900.052
20374,842,28089,3571.880.053
20384,932,28290,0021.860.054
20395,022,76290,4801.830.054
20405,113,55590,7931.810.055
20415,204,55490,9991.780.056
20425,295,58491,0301.750.056
20435,386,45090,8661.720.057
20445,476,92390,4731.680.058
20455,566,81189,8881.640.058
20465,656,00789,1961.600.059
20475,744,46288,4551.560.059
20485,832,18587,7231.530.060
20495,919,18186,9961.490.061
20506,005,49086,3091.460.061
20516,091,06385,5731.420.062
20526,175,88984,8261.390.063
20536,260,06384,1741.360.063
20546,343,70983,6461.340.064
20556,426,91083,2011.310.064
20566,509,68782,7771.290.065
20576,592,01482,3271.260.066
20586,673,87281,8581.240.066
20596,755,25781,3851.220.067
20606,836,13580,8781.200.068
20616,916,48480,3491.180.068
20626,996,25279,7681.150.069
20637,075,39979,1471.130.069
20647,153,83178,4321.110.070
20657,231,47377,6421.090.071
20667,308,28476,8111.060.071
20677,384,19275,9081.040.072
20687,459,06974,8771.010.072
20697,532,76673,6970.990.073
20707,605,15272,3860.960.074
20717,676,17471,0220.930.074
20727,745,76969,5950.910.075
20737,813,90968,1400.880.075
20747,880,56766,6580.850.076
20757,945,71765,1500.830.076
20768,009,30663,5890.800.077
20778,071,32262,0160.770.078
20788,131,73060,4080.750.078
20798,190,55858,8280.720.079
20808,247,77157,2130.700.079
20818,303,38455,6130.670.080
20828,357,37053,9860.650.080
20838,409,74052,3700.630.081
20848,460,48650,7460.600.081
20858,509,62249,1360.580.082
20868,557,14147,5190.560.082
20878,603,06445,9230.540.083
20888,647,39844,3340.520.083
20898,690,18842,7900.490.083
20908,731,46541,2770.470.084
20918,771,22939,7640.460.084
20928,809,50738,2780.440.085
20938,846,27136,7640.420.085
20948,881,53935,2680.400.085
20958,915,28633,7470.380.086
20968,947,54332,2570.360.086
20978,978,29830,7550.340.087
20989,007,57329,2750.330.087
20999,035,38827,8150.31inf
21009,061,77426,3860.29inf

Eritrea population estimates

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
1950822,350--0.033
1951835,00512,6551.540.033
1952849,25814,2531.710.033
1953864,89515,6371.840.033
1954881,76016,8651.950.033
1955899,75217,9922.040.033
1956918,84919,0972.120.033
1957939,08120,2322.200.033
1958960,54321,4622.290.033
1959983,33822,7952.370.033
19601,007,59024,2522.470.033
19611,033,32825,7382.550.034
19621,060,48627,1582.630.034
19631,088,85428,3682.670.034
19641,118,15929,3052.690.034
19651,148,18930,0302.690.034
19661,178,87530,6862.670.035
19671,210,30231,4272.670.035
19681,242,63532,3332.670.035
19691,276,12333,4882.690.035
19701,310,94534,8222.730.035
19711,347,17636,2312.760.036
19721,384,79737,6212.790.036
19731,423,76138,9642.810.036
19741,463,98340,2222.830.037
19751,505,43941,4562.830.037
19761,547,97542,5362.830.037
19771,591,62043,6452.820.038
19781,636,76945,1492.840.038
19791,683,93947,1702.880.039
19801,733,41649,4772.940.039
19811,784,56151,1452.950.039
19821,836,82352,2622.930.040
19831,890,55853,7352.930.040
19841,946,30555,7472.950.041
19852,003,93757,6322.960.041
19862,064,79460,8573.040.042
19872,127,42262,6283.030.042
19882,185,60558,1832.730.043
19892,231,14145,5362.080.043
19902,258,65327,5121.230.042
19912,266,3587,7050.340.042
19922,257,596-8,762-0.390.041
19932,238,626-18,970-0.840.040
19942,218,430-20,196-0.900.039
19952,204,222-14,208-0.640.038
19962,196,464-7,758-0.350.038
19972,195,179-1,285-0.060.037
19982,206,43211,2530.510.037
19992,237,40530,9731.400.037
20002,292,41655,0112.460.037
20012,374,72282,3063.590.038
20022,481,058106,3364.480.039
20032,600,973119,9154.830.041
20042,719,803118,8304.570.042
20052,826,659106,8563.930.043
20062,918,20591,5463.240.044
20072,996,53678,3312.680.045
20083,062,77966,2432.210.045
20093,119,92057,1411.870.045
20103,170,43550,5151.620.045
20113,213,97243,5371.370.045
20123,250,10036,1281.120.045
20133,281,44931,3490.960.045
20143,311,44930,0000.910.045
20153,342,81831,3690.950.045
20163,376,55733,7391.010.045
20173,412,89336,3361.080.045
20183,452,78639,8931.170.045
20193,497,11744,3311.280.045