Population of Lesotho

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date23 Aug 2021

The current population of Lesotho is 2,174,052 as of May 26, 2022, based on interpolation of the latest United Nations data. The population of Lesotho is projected at 2,159,079 or 2.159 million as of July 1, 2021. The total population in Lesotho is projected at 2,142,249 or 2.142 million people for the year 2020. Lesotho ranks number 147th in the world by population in the list of 235 countries/territories. Lesotho is ranked 45th among 58 countries in Africa.

Lesotho's population peak will be 2075 with 2.83 mn people after Lesotho's population will be decreased year by year. The Lesotho population is projected to reach 2.32 million in 2030 and increase further to 2.66 million in 2050, and it will decrease by 2.69 million by 2100. Lesotho accounts for 0.027 percent of the world population. However, its global share will decline by 0.026% in 2081 and is projected to decline at 0.025% by 2100.

Lesotho was at 141st position globally in 1950, and its rank is projected to increase at 140th in 2100.

  • Population
  • Growth rate
  • Net change

Lesotho population projections

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
20202,142,24916,9810.800.027
20212,159,07916,8300.790.027
20222,175,69916,6200.770.027
20232,192,40716,7080.770.027
20242,209,60717,2000.780.027
20252,227,56017,9530.810.027
20262,246,37518,8150.840.027
20272,265,86019,4850.870.027
20282,285,73519,8750.880.027
20292,305,61019,8750.870.027
20302,325,16419,5540.850.027
20312,344,30519,1410.820.027
20322,363,08918,7840.800.027
20332,381,58118,4920.780.027
20342,399,91518,3340.770.027
20352,418,17318,2580.760.027
20362,436,35318,1800.750.027
20372,454,39118,0380.740.027
20382,472,26717,8760.730.027
20392,489,95817,6910.720.027
20402,507,45417,4960.700.027
20412,524,73317,2790.690.027
20422,541,77417,0410.670.027
20432,558,54216,7680.660.027
20442,574,99316,4510.640.027
20452,591,07516,0820.620.027
20462,606,77415,6990.610.027
20472,622,06315,2890.590.027
20482,636,92814,8650.570.027
20492,651,33514,4070.550.027
20502,665,27013,9350.530.027
20512,678,71613,4460.500.027
20522,691,65112,9350.480.027
20532,704,05712,4060.460.027
20542,715,93011,8730.440.027
20552,727,26011,3300.420.027
20562,738,03410,7740.400.027
20572,748,23910,2050.370.027
20582,757,8699,6300.350.027
20592,766,9389,0690.330.027
20602,775,4498,5110.310.027
20612,783,3847,9350.290.027
20622,790,7507,3660.260.027
20632,797,5396,7890.240.027
20642,803,7336,1940.220.027
20652,809,3255,5920.200.027
20662,814,3335,0080.180.027
20672,818,7324,3990.160.027
20682,822,5733,8410.140.027
20692,825,8823,3090.120.027
20702,828,6852,8030.100.027
20712,830,9822,2970.080.027
20722,832,7761,7940.060.027
20732,834,0921,3160.050.027
20742,834,9518590.030.027
20752,835,3554040.010.027
20762,835,324-310.000.027
20772,834,856-468-0.020.027
20782,833,929-927-0.030.027
20792,832,499-1,430-0.050.027
20802,830,567-1,932-0.070.027
20812,828,117-2,450-0.090.026
20822,825,160-2,957-0.100.026
20832,821,704-3,456-0.120.026
20842,817,808-3,896-0.140.026
20852,813,460-4,348-0.150.026
20862,808,705-4,755-0.170.026
20872,803,506-5,199-0.190.026
20882,797,867-5,639-0.200.026
20892,791,778-6,089-0.220.026
20902,785,231-6,547-0.230.026
20912,778,216-7,015-0.250.026
20922,770,750-7,466-0.270.026
20932,762,836-7,914-0.290.025
20942,754,485-8,351-0.300.025
20952,745,710-8,775-0.320.025
20962,736,508-9,202-0.340.025
20972,726,888-9,620-0.350.025
20982,716,835-10,053-0.370.025
20992,706,366-10,469-0.390.025
21002,695,436-10,930-0.400.025

Lesotho population estimates

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
1950704,686--0.028
1951716,80412,1181.720.028
1952728,99712,1931.700.028
1953741,33812,3411.690.028
1954753,90212,5641.690.028
1955766,76312,8611.710.028
1956779,97713,2141.720.028
1957793,60113,6241.750.028
1958807,66514,0641.770.028
1959822,21214,5471.800.028
1960837,27015,0581.830.028
1961852,89015,6201.870.028
1962869,13616,2461.900.028
1963886,05716,9211.950.028
1964903,76317,7062.000.028
1965922,30618,5432.050.028
1966941,79419,4882.110.028
1967962,27320,4792.170.028
1968983,68521,4122.230.028
19691,005,90922,2242.260.028
19701,028,92623,0172.290.028
19711,052,61423,6882.300.028
19721,077,09524,4812.330.028
19731,102,87825,7832.390.028
19741,130,63527,7572.520.028
19751,160,79230,1572.670.028
19761,193,52132,7292.820.029
19771,228,53635,0152.930.029
19781,265,20236,6662.980.029
19791,302,66737,4652.960.030
19801,340,25537,5882.890.030
19811,377,79937,5442.800.030
19821,415,36737,5682.730.031
19831,452,72837,3612.640.031
19841,489,69136,9632.540.031
19851,526,13136,4402.450.031
19861,561,69235,5612.330.031
19871,596,39434,7022.220.032
19881,630,99634,6022.170.032
19891,666,56335,5672.180.032
19901,703,74737,1842.230.032
19911,742,53938,7922.280.032
19921,782,28539,7462.280.032
19931,822,23639,9512.240.033
19941,861,32439,0882.150.033
19951,898,59837,2742.000.033
19961,934,29135,6931.880.033
19971,968,04433,7531.740.033
19981,997,51629,4721.500.033
19992,019,73122,2151.110.033
20002,032,80413,0730.650.033
20012,035,7402,9360.140.033
20022,029,829-5,911-0.290.032
20032,018,348-11,481-0.570.032
20042,005,940-12,408-0.610.031
20051,996,114-9,826-0.490.031
20061,989,939-6,175-0.310.030
20071,986,922-3,017-0.150.030
20081,987,1292070.010.029
20091,990,1313,0020.150.029
20101,995,5815,4500.270.029
20112,003,7888,2070.410.028
20122,014,99411,2060.560.028
20132,028,53013,5360.670.028
20142,043,44514,9150.740.028
20152,059,02115,5760.760.028
20162,075,03016,0090.780.028
20172,091,53416,5040.800.028
20182,108,32816,7940.800.028
20192,125,26816,9400.800.028