Population of Palau

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date23 Aug 2021

The current population of Palau is 18,222 as of May 26, 2022, based on interpolation of the latest United Nations data. The population of Palau is projected at 18,169 or 18.17 thousands as of July 1, 2021. The total population in Palau is projected at 18,094 or 18.10 thousands people for the year 2020. Palau ranks number 222th in the world by population in the list of 235 countries/territories. Palau is ranked 17th among 23 countries in Oceania.

Palau's population peaked in 2004 with 19.9 thousand people after Palau's population decreased year by year. The Palau population is projected to reach 18.5 thousand in 2030 and decrease further to 17.8 thousand in 2050 and 14.3 thousand by 2100. Palau accounts for 0.00023 percent of the world population. Its global share has been declining since 0.00030% of 2005 and is projected to decline at 0.00013% by 2100.

Palau was at 217th position globally in 1950, and its rank is projected to decline at 223rd in 2100.

  • Population
  • Growth rate
  • Net change

Palau population projections

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
202018,094860.480.00023
202118,169750.410.00023
202218,233640.350.00023
202318,278450.250.00023
202418,328500.270.00023
202518,360320.170.00022
202618,399390.210.00022
202718,420210.110.00022
202818,444240.130.00022
202918,460160.090.00022
203018,476160.090.00022
203118,48260.030.00021
203218,48970.040.00021
203318,486-3-0.020.00021
203418,48600.000.00021
203518,468-18-0.100.00021
203618,449-19-0.100.00021
203718,430-19-0.100.00020
203818,404-26-0.140.00020
203918,363-41-0.220.00020
204018,324-39-0.210.00020
204118,278-46-0.250.00020
204218,236-42-0.230.00020
204318,182-54-0.300.00019
204418,128-54-0.300.00019
204518,065-63-0.350.00019
204618,004-61-0.340.00019
204717,940-64-0.360.00019
204817,862-78-0.430.00019
204917,792-70-0.390.00018
205017,718-74-0.420.00018
205117,637-81-0.460.00018
205217,559-78-0.440.00018
205317,481-78-0.440.00018
205417,392-89-0.510.00018
205517,315-77-0.440.00017
205617,229-86-0.500.00017
205717,148-81-0.470.00017
205817,061-87-0.510.00017
205916,978-83-0.490.00017
206016,897-81-0.480.00017
206116,811-86-0.510.00017
206216,736-75-0.450.00016
206316,654-82-0.490.00016
206416,578-76-0.460.00016
206516,503-75-0.450.00016
206616,430-73-0.440.00016
206716,355-75-0.460.00016
206816,286-69-0.420.00016
206916,218-68-0.420.00016
207016,153-65-0.400.00015
207116,090-63-0.390.00015
207216,020-70-0.440.00015
207315,968-52-0.320.00015
207415,905-63-0.390.00015
207515,843-62-0.390.00015
207615,787-56-0.350.00015
207715,724-63-0.400.00015
207815,669-55-0.350.00015
207915,614-55-0.350.00015
208015,557-57-0.370.00015
208115,496-61-0.390.00014
208215,438-58-0.370.00014
208315,374-64-0.410.00014
208415,325-49-0.320.00014
208515,259-66-0.430.00014
208615,202-57-0.370.00014
208715,135-67-0.440.00014
208815,075-60-0.400.00014
208915,008-67-0.440.00014
209014,949-59-0.390.00014
209114,884-65-0.430.00014
209214,813-71-0.480.00014
209314,747-66-0.450.00014
209414,675-72-0.490.00014
209514,608-67-0.460.00013
209614,538-70-0.480.00013
209714,468-70-0.480.00013
209814,391-77-0.530.00013
209914,325-66-0.460.00013
210014,249-76-0.530.00013

Palau population estimates

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
19507,441--0.00029
19517,503620.830.00029
19527,6301271.690.00029
19537,8231932.530.00029
19548,0552322.970.00030
19558,3222673.310.00030
19568,5962743.290.00030
19578,8932973.460.00031
19589,1872943.310.00031
19599,4862993.250.00032
19609,7712853.000.00032
196110,0492782.850.00033
196210,3172682.670.00033
196310,5692522.440.00033
196410,7992302.180.00033
196511,0032041.890.00033
196611,1791761.600.00033
196711,3261471.310.00033
196811,4641381.220.00032
196911,6181541.340.00032
197011,8111931.660.00032
197112,0532422.050.00032
197212,3402872.380.00032
197312,6282882.330.00032
197412,8312031.610.00032
197512,904730.570.00032
197612,837-67-0.520.00031
197712,646-191-1.490.00030
197812,403-243-1.920.00029
197912,229-174-1.400.00028
198012,179-50-0.410.00027
198112,2791000.820.00027
198212,5162371.930.00027
198312,8433272.610.00027
198413,1953522.740.00028
198513,5283332.520.00028
198613,8313032.240.00028
198714,1232922.110.00028
198814,4022791.980.00028
198914,7093072.130.00028
199015,0583492.370.00028
199115,4413832.540.00029
199215,8564152.690.00029
199316,2904342.740.00029
199416,7174272.620.00030
199517,1644472.670.00030
199617,5934292.500.00030
199718,0144212.390.00031
199818,4103962.200.00031
199918,7763661.990.00031
200019,1053291.750.00031
200119,3862811.470.00031
200219,6372511.290.00031
200319,8091720.880.00031
200419,867580.290.00031
200519,781-86-0.430.00030
200619,540-241-1.220.00030
200719,158-382-1.950.00029
200818,704-454-2.370.00028
200918,285-419-2.240.00027
201017,955-330-1.800.00026
201117,745-210-1.170.00025
201217,640-105-0.590.00025
201317,606-34-0.190.00024
201417,626200.110.00024
201517,665390.220.00024
201617,725600.340.00024
201717,808830.470.00024
201817,907990.560.00023
201918,0081010.560.00023