Population of Mauritania

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date23 Aug 2021

The current population of Mauritania is 4,934,143 as of October 01, 2022, based on interpolation of the latest United Nations data. The population of Mauritania is projected at 4,775,119 or 4.775 million as of July 1, 2021. The total population in Mauritania is projected at 4,649,658 or 4.650 million people for the year 2020. Mauritania ranks number 127th in the world by population in the list of 235 countries/territories. Mauritania is ranked 39th among 58 countries in Africa.

Mauritania's population will be increased year by year. The Mauritania population is projected to reach 5.96 million in 2030 and increase to 9.02 million in 2050 and 17.0 million by 2100. Mauritania accounts for 0.061 percent of the world population. However, its global share increased by 0.027% in 1955 and is projected to increase by 0.157% by 2100.

Mauritania was at 142nd position globally in 1950, and its rank is projected to decline to 169th in 2100.

  • Population
  • Growth rate
  • Net change

Mauritania population projections

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
20204,649,658123,9622.740.060
20214,775,119125,4612.700.061
20224,901,981126,8622.660.062
20235,030,239128,2582.620.063
20245,159,888129,6492.580.064
20255,290,949131,0612.540.065
20265,423,379132,4302.500.066
20275,557,165133,7862.470.067
20285,692,346135,1812.430.068
20295,828,998136,6522.400.069
20305,967,168138,1702.370.070
20316,106,862139,6942.340.071
20326,248,048141,1862.310.072
20336,390,760142,7122.280.073
20346,535,008144,2482.260.074
20356,680,816145,8082.230.075
20366,828,166147,3502.210.076
20376,977,038148,8722.180.077
20387,127,358150,3202.150.079
20397,279,062151,7042.130.080
20407,432,083153,0212.100.081
20417,586,369154,2862.080.082
20427,741,888155,5192.050.083
20437,898,595156,7072.020.084
20448,056,470157,8752.000.085
20458,215,471159,0011.970.087
20468,375,550160,0791.950.088
20478,536,635161,0851.920.089
20488,698,623161,9881.900.090
20498,861,403162,7801.870.091
20509,024,892163,4891.840.093
20519,189,006164,1141.820.094
20529,353,695164,6891.790.095
20539,518,888165,1931.770.096
20549,684,500165,6121.740.098
20559,850,468165,9681.710.099
205610,016,741166,2731.690.100
205710,183,268166,5271.660.101
205810,350,020166,7521.640.103
205910,516,961166,9411.610.104
206010,684,056167,0951.590.105
206110,851,273167,2171.570.107
206211,018,558167,2851.540.108
206311,185,959167,4011.520.109
206411,353,515167,5561.500.110
206511,521,241167,7261.480.112
206611,689,145167,9041.460.113
206711,857,156168,0111.440.114
206812,025,167168,0111.420.116
206912,193,055167,8881.400.117
207012,360,692167,6371.370.118
207112,528,014167,3221.350.119
207212,695,003166,9891.330.121
207312,861,697166,6941.310.122
207413,028,151166,4541.290.123
207513,194,405166,2541.280.125
207613,360,419166,0141.260.126
207713,526,120165,7011.240.127
207813,691,384165,2641.220.129
207913,856,086164,7021.200.130
208014,020,102164,0161.180.131
208114,183,371163,2691.160.133
208214,345,859162,4881.150.134
208314,507,450161,5911.130.135
208414,668,062160,6121.110.137
208514,827,597159,5351.090.138
208614,985,990158,3931.070.139
208715,143,182157,1921.050.141
208815,299,182156,0001.030.142
208915,454,016154,8341.010.143
209015,607,691153,6750.990.144
209115,760,168152,4770.980.146
209215,911,367151,1990.960.147
209316,061,192149,8250.940.148
209416,209,549148,3570.920.149
209516,356,332146,7830.910.151
209616,501,470145,1380.890.152
209716,644,908143,4380.870.153
209816,786,582141,6740.850.154
209916,926,481139,8990.830.156
210017,064,599138,1180.820.157

Mauritania population estimates

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
1950651,436--0.026
1951666,81215,3762.360.026
1952683,14216,3302.450.026
1953700,49817,3562.540.026
1954718,87318,3752.620.026
1955738,29919,4262.700.027
1956758,75320,4542.770.027
1957780,22021,4672.830.027
1958802,67622,4562.880.027
1959826,07323,3972.910.028
1960850,38424,3112.940.028
1961875,58125,1972.960.028
1962901,68626,1052.980.029
1963928,73427,0483.000.029
1964956,79928,0653.020.029
1965985,91029,1113.040.030
19661,016,10030,1903.060.030
19671,047,34431,2443.070.030
19681,079,58032,2363.080.030
19691,112,74533,1653.070.031
19701,146,78034,0353.060.031
19711,181,67434,8943.040.031
19721,217,44635,7723.030.032
19731,254,15736,7113.020.032
19741,291,85537,6983.010.032
19751,330,59838,7433.000.033
19761,370,35739,7592.990.033
19771,411,14040,7832.980.033
19781,453,03241,8922.970.034
19791,496,18543,1532.970.034
19801,540,64044,4552.970.035
19811,586,49345,8532.980.035
19821,633,65247,1592.970.035
19831,681,86348,2112.950.036
19841,730,73848,8752.910.036
19851,780,03049,2922.850.037
19861,829,67549,6452.790.037
19871,879,76350,0882.740.037
19881,930,43350,6702.700.038
19891,981,89951,4662.670.038
19902,034,34652,4472.650.038
19912,087,91253,5662.630.039
19922,142,64554,7332.620.039
19932,198,53255,8872.610.039
19942,255,51656,9842.590.040
19952,313,63058,1142.580.040
19962,372,90159,2712.560.041
19972,433,56360,6622.560.041
19982,496,21662,6532.570.042
19992,561,58565,3692.620.042
20002,630,21968,6342.680.043
20012,702,40072,1812.740.043
20022,778,09975,6992.800.044
20032,857,14879,0492.850.045
20042,939,24782,0992.870.045
20053,024,19484,9472.890.046
20063,111,90687,7122.900.047
20073,202,51790,6112.910.048
20083,296,23893,7212.930.049
20093,393,40997,1712.950.049
20103,494,195100,7862.970.050
20113,598,648104,4532.990.051
20123,706,555107,9073.000.052
20133,817,494110,9392.990.053
20143,930,896113,4022.970.054
20154,046,301115,4052.940.055
20164,163,533117,2322.900.056
20174,282,570119,0372.860.057
20184,403,313120,7432.820.058
20194,525,696122,3832.780.059