Population of Lesotho

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2022)
Date16 Jun 2024

The current population of Lesotho is 2,355,380 as of June 21, 2024, based on interpolation of the latest United Nations data. The population of Lesotho is projected at 2,356,083, or 2.36 million, as of July 1, 2024. The total population in Lesotho is projected at 2,330,318, or 2.33 million people for the year 2023.

Lesotho ranks 147th in the world by population on the 237 countries and territories list. Lesotho is ranked 45th among 58 countries and territories in Africa.

  • Population
  • Growth rate
  • Net change

Lesotho population projections

Year Population Growth Share (%)
1 Jan1 JulyNet Changerate (%)to World
20222,294,3132,305,82523,0250.9990.03
20232,317,3382,330,31825,9591.1140.03
20242,343,2972,356,08325,5721.0850.03
20252,368,8692,381,38125,0251.0510.03
20262,393,8942,406,24724,7061.0270.03
20272,418,6002,430,72024,2400.9970.03
20282,442,8402,454,82323,9670.9760.03
20292,466,8072,478,55223,4910.9480.03
20302,490,2982,501,94623,2960.9310.03
20312,513,5942,525,05522,9230.9080.03
20322,536,5172,547,86922,7050.8910.03
20332,559,2222,570,41622,3880.8710.03
20342,581,6102,592,63322,0470.8500.03
20352,603,6572,614,64421,9740.8400.03
20362,625,6312,636,41421,5660.8180.03
20372,647,1972,657,78221,1700.7970.03
20382,668,3672,678,82320,9130.7810.03
20392,689,2802,699,64620,7330.7680.03
20402,710,0132,720,18020,3350.7480.03
20412,730,3482,740,27119,8460.7240.03
20422,750,1942,759,90919,4290.7040.03
20432,769,6232,779,04018,8340.6780.03
20442,788,4572,797,64718,3800.6570.03
20452,806,8372,815,73117,7890.6320.03
20462,824,6262,833,33817,4240.6150.03
20472,842,0502,850,53316,9660.5950.03
20482,859,0162,867,12416,2170.5660.03
20492,875,2332,883,05615,6460.5430.03
20502,890,8792,898,36914,9790.5170.03
20512,905,8582,913,10414,4910.4970.03
20522,920,3492,927,28913,8790.4740.03
20532,934,2282,940,93213,4080.4560.03
20542,947,6362,954,08512,8980.4370.03
20552,960,5342,966,69512,3220.4150.03
20562,972,8562,978,71711,7220.3940.03
20572,984,5782,990,20811,2600.3770.03
20582,995,8383,001,05010,4230.3470.03
20593,006,2613,011,2489,9740.3310.03
20603,016,2353,020,9079,3450.3090.03
20613,025,5803,029,9378,7140.2880.03
20623,034,2943,038,3858,1810.2690.03
20633,042,4753,046,2737,5950.2490.03
20643,050,0703,053,5596,9770.2280.03
20653,057,0473,060,2466,3980.2090.03
20663,063,4453,066,3365,7810.1890.03
20673,069,2263,071,8435,2340.1700.03
20683,074,4603,076,7674,6150.1500.03
20693,079,0753,081,0934,0350.1310.03
20703,083,1103,084,7733,3250.1080.03
20713,086,4353,087,8472,8240.0910.03
20723,089,2593,090,3202,1210.0690.03
20733,091,3803,092,2141,6680.0540.03
20743,093,0483,093,6221,1470.0370.03
20753,094,1953,094,6098280.0270.03
20763,095,0233,095,039330.0010.03
20773,095,0563,094,814-485-0.0160.03
20783,094,5713,094,097-948-0.0310.03
20793,093,6233,092,907-1,432-0.0460.03
20803,092,1913,091,265-1,851-0.0600.03
20813,090,3403,089,158-2,364-0.0770.03
20823,087,9763,086,573-2,807-0.0910.03
20833,085,1693,083,570-3,199-0.1040.03
20843,081,9703,080,124-3,693-0.1200.03
20853,078,2773,076,177-4,199-0.1370.03
20863,074,0783,071,802-4,553-0.1480.03
20873,069,5253,067,066-4,919-0.1600.03
20883,064,6063,061,961-5,290-0.1730.03
20893,059,3163,056,428-5,776-0.1890.03
20903,053,5403,050,402-6,276-0.2060.03
20913,047,2643,043,928-6,671-0.2190.03
20923,040,5933,037,034-7,118-0.2340.03
20933,033,4753,029,691-7,568-0.2500.03
20943,025,9073,021,881-8,051-0.2660.03
20953,017,8563,013,558-8,596-0.2850.03
20963,009,2603,004,892-8,736-0.2910.03
20973,000,5242,995,941-9,167-0.3060.03
20982,991,3572,986,668-9,379-0.3140.03
20992,981,9782,977,133-9,690-0.3250.03
21002,972,2882,967,268-10,040-0.3380.03

Lesotho population estimates

Year Population Growth Share (%)
1 Jan1 JulyNet Changerate (%)to World
1950574,455579,47010,0301.7310.02
1951584,485590,00411,0381.8710.02
1952595,523601,47611,9051.9790.02
1953607,428613,82212,7882.0830.02
1954620,216627,13013,8282.2050.02
1955634,044641,36114,6332.2820.02
1956648,677656,42615,4982.3610.02
1957664,175674,06319,7752.9340.02
1958683,950694,35520,8092.9970.02
1959704,759715,62921,7403.0380.02
1960726,499737,83822,6783.0740.02
1961749,177760,89523,4363.0800.02
1962772,613784,68124,1363.0760.03
1963796,749809,13824,7773.0620.03
1964821,526834,21525,3773.0420.03
1965846,903860,22026,6333.0960.03
1966873,536887,84128,6103.2230.03
1967902,146918,92333,5543.6520.03
1968935,700952,99234,5853.6290.03
1969970,285987,90935,2483.5680.03
19701,005,5331,023,48135,8973.5080.03
19711,041,4301,059,87936,8983.4820.03
19721,078,3281,097,24237,8283.4480.03
19731,116,1561,135,63138,9513.4300.03
19741,155,1071,175,36940,5243.4480.03
19751,195,6311,216,18041,0983.3800.03
19761,236,7291,256,47839,4993.1440.03
19771,276,2281,294,43536,4142.8130.03
19781,312,6421,331,21337,1412.7900.03
19791,349,7831,368,91738,2672.7960.03
19801,388,0501,407,67239,2452.7880.03
19811,427,2951,447,50140,4112.7920.03
19821,467,7061,488,39941,3862.7810.03
19831,509,0921,530,33142,4782.7760.03
19841,551,5701,573,26743,3942.7580.03
19851,594,9641,616,69743,4662.6890.03
19861,638,4301,659,79342,7262.5740.03
19871,681,1561,698,93935,5662.0940.03
19881,716,7221,733,73334,0221.9620.03
19891,750,7441,767,09132,6951.8500.03
19901,783,4391,798,99731,1161.7300.03
19911,814,5551,829,50929,9091.6350.03
19921,844,4641,858,50728,0861.5110.03
19931,872,5501,885,47825,8561.3710.03
19941,898,4061,910,64224,4721.2810.03
19951,922,8781,934,07922,4011.1580.03
19961,945,2791,955,09819,6371.0040.03
19971,964,9161,972,57915,3250.7770.03
19981,980,2411,985,63910,7960.5440.03
19991,991,0371,994,2436,4120.3220.03
20001,997,4491,998,6302,3620.1180.03
20011,999,8111,999,473-676-0.0340.03
20021,999,1351,997,534-3,203-0.1600.03
20031,995,9321,993,030-5,804-0.2910.03
20041,990,1281,985,384-9,488-0.4780.03
20051,980,6401,977,424-6,432-0.3250.03
20061,974,2081,976,7805,1440.2600.03
20071,979,3521,983,4658,2260.4150.03
20081,987,5781,995,01414,8710.7450.03
20092,002,4492,009,16913,4400.6690.03
20102,015,8892,022,74713,7160.6780.03
20112,029,6052,037,67716,1430.7920.03
20122,045,7482,054,71817,9400.8730.03
20132,063,6882,073,93920,5010.9890.03
20142,084,1892,095,24222,1071.0550.03
20152,106,2962,118,52124,4491.1540.03
20162,130,7452,143,87226,2541.2250.03
20172,156,9992,170,61727,2361.2550.03
20182,184,2352,198,01727,5641.2540.03
20192,211,7992,225,70227,8051.2490.03
20202,239,6042,254,10028,9921.2860.03
20212,268,5962,281,45425,7171.1270.03