Population of Sierra Leone

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date23 Aug 2021

The current population of Sierra Leone is 8,348,269 as of October 01, 2022, based on interpolation of the latest United Nations data. The population of Sierra Leone is projected at 8,141,343 or 8.141 million as of July 1, 2021. The total population in Sierra Leone is projected at 7,976,983 or 7.977 million people for the year 2020. Sierra Leone ranks number 103rd in the world by population in the list of 235 countries/territories. Sierra Leone is ranked 34th among 58 countries in Africa.

Sierra Leone's population will be increased year by year. The Sierra Leone population is projected to reach 9.65 million in 2030 and increase further to 12.94 million in 2050 and 16,68 million by 2100. Sierra Leone accounts for 0.10 percent of the world population. However, its global share increased by 0.08% in 2001 and is projected to increase by 0.15% by 2100.

Sierra Leone was at 110th position globally in 1950, and its rank is projected to decline at 83rd in 2100.

  • Population
  • Growth rate
  • Net change

Sierra Leone population projections

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
20207,976,983163,7682.100.10
20218,141,343164,3602.060.10
20228,306,436165,0932.030.10
20238,472,215165,7792.000.11
20248,638,684166,4691.960.11
20258,805,821167,1371.930.11
20268,973,533167,7121.900.11
20279,141,703168,1701.870.11
20289,310,305168,6021.840.11
20299,479,314169,0091.820.11
20309,648,691169,3771.790.11
20319,818,358169,6671.760.11
20329,988,224169,8661.730.11
203310,158,152169,9281.700.12
203410,327,978169,8261.670.12
203510,497,563169,5851.640.12
203610,666,774169,2111.610.12
203710,835,531168,7571.580.12
203811,003,790168,2591.550.12
203911,171,525167,7351.520.12
204011,338,661167,1361.500.12
204111,505,135166,4741.470.12
204211,670,779165,6441.440.13
204311,835,408164,6291.410.13
204411,998,800163,3921.380.13
204512,160,746161,9461.350.13
204612,321,122160,3761.320.13
204712,479,818158,6961.290.13
204812,636,744156,9261.260.13
204912,791,795155,0511.230.13
205012,944,873153,0781.200.13
205113,095,877151,0041.170.13
205213,244,692148,8151.140.13
205313,391,234146,5421.110.14
205413,535,399144,1651.080.14
205513,677,103141,7041.050.14
205613,816,253139,1501.020.14
205713,952,755136,5020.990.14
205814,086,552133,7970.960.14
205914,217,586131,0340.930.14
206014,345,790128,2040.900.14
206114,471,102125,3120.870.14
206214,593,421122,3190.850.14
206314,712,659119,2380.820.14
206414,828,697116,0380.790.14
206514,941,444112,7470.760.14
206615,050,830109,3860.730.15
206715,156,800105,9700.700.15
206815,259,287102,4870.680.15
206915,358,21398,9260.650.15
207015,453,53395,3200.620.15
207115,545,20091,6670.590.15
207215,633,17487,9740.570.15
207315,717,47084,2960.540.15
207415,798,09280,6220.510.15
207515,875,04276,9500.490.15
207615,948,32573,2830.460.15
207716,017,93269,6070.440.15
207816,083,87665,9440.410.15
207916,146,16962,2930.390.15
208016,204,82858,6590.360.15
208116,259,86855,0400.340.15
208216,311,31651,4480.320.15
208316,359,21747,9010.290.15
208416,403,62244,4050.270.15
208516,444,59740,9750.250.15
208616,482,18737,5900.230.15
208716,516,42134,2340.210.15
208816,547,30530,8840.190.15
208916,574,82127,5160.170.15
209016,598,99024,1690.150.15
209116,619,85420,8640.130.15
209216,637,49617,6420.110.15
209316,652,02314,5270.090.15
209416,663,53811,5150.070.15
209516,672,1588,6200.050.15
209616,677,9825,8240.030.15
209716,681,1143,1320.020.15
209816,681,6415270.000.15
209916,679,641-2,000-0.010.15
210016,675,193-4,448-0.030.15

Sierra Leone population estimates

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
19502,041,203--0.08
19512,064,46623,2631.140.08
19522,088,49124,0251.160.08
19532,113,33824,8471.190.08
19542,139,08425,7461.220.08
19552,165,81526,7311.250.08
19562,193,61427,7991.280.08
19572,222,58728,9731.320.08
19582,252,84230,2551.360.08
19592,284,48331,6411.400.08
19602,317,63633,1531.450.08
19612,352,36334,7271.500.08
19622,388,76936,4061.550.08
19632,426,85738,0881.590.08
19642,466,66739,8101.640.08
19652,508,21941,5521.680.08
19662,551,57843,3591.730.07
19672,596,80545,2271.770.07
19682,644,02047,2151.820.07
19692,693,34849,3281.870.07
19702,744,89151,5431.910.07
19712,798,72453,8331.960.07
19722,854,87256,1482.010.07
19732,913,34458,4722.050.07
19742,974,10460,7602.090.07
19753,037,15463,0502.120.07
19763,102,59265,4382.150.07
19773,170,50867,9162.190.07
19783,240,83970,3312.220.08
19793,313,50472,6652.240.08
19803,388,49574,9912.260.08
19813,464,10675,6112.230.08
19823,540,17076,0642.200.08
19833,619,84779,6772.250.08
19843,707,51087,6632.420.08
19853,805,31197,8012.640.08
19863,916,685111,3742.930.08
19874,038,144121,4593.100.08
19884,156,634118,4902.930.08
19894,254,44497,8102.350.08
19904,319,76265,3181.540.08
19914,348,66028,8980.670.08
19924,347,724-936-0.020.08
19934,328,957-18,767-0.430.08
19944,309,775-19,182-0.440.08
19954,303,957-5,818-0.130.07
19964,312,6668,7090.200.07
19974,335,30122,6350.520.07
19984,381,48346,1821.070.07
19994,462,37880,8951.850.07
20004,584,571122,1932.740.07
20014,754,072169,5013.700.08
20024,965,766211,6944.450.08
20035,201,070235,3044.740.08
20045,433,991232,9214.480.08
20055,645,624211,6333.890.09
20065,829,237183,6133.250.09
20075,989,633160,3962.750.09
20086,133,603143,9702.400.09
20096,272,734139,1312.270.09
20106,415,634142,9002.280.09
20116,563,240147,6062.300.09
20126,712,584149,3442.280.09
20136,863,981151,3972.260.10
20147,017,148153,1672.230.10
20157,171,914154,7662.210.10
20167,328,834156,9202.190.10
20177,488,423159,5892.180.10
20187,650,150161,7272.160.10
20197,813,215163,0652.130.10