Population of Sierra Leone

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2022)
Date16 Jun 2024

The current population of Sierra Leone is 8,988,266 as of July 21, 2024, based on interpolation of the latest United Nations data. The population of Sierra Leone is projected at 8,977,972, or 8.98 million, as of July 1, 2024. The total population in Sierra Leone is projected at 8,791,092, or 8.79 million people for the year 2023.

Sierra Leone ranks 100th in the world by population on the 237 countries and territories list. Sierra Leone is ranked 34th among 58 countries and territories in Africa.

  • Population
  • Growth rate
  • Net change

Sierra Leone population projections

Year Population Growth Share (%)
1 Jan1 JulyNet Changerate (%)to World
20228,513,5508,605,718184,3362.1420.11
20238,697,8868,791,092186,4122.1210.11
20248,884,2988,977,972187,3492.0870.11
20259,071,6479,165,377187,4592.0450.11
20269,259,1069,353,150188,0882.0110.11
20279,447,1949,540,988187,5881.9660.11
20289,634,7829,728,849188,1331.9340.12
20299,822,9159,917,103188,3771.9000.12
203010,011,29210,105,188187,7921.8580.12
203110,199,08410,292,481186,7951.8150.12
203210,385,87910,479,347186,9361.7840.12
203310,572,81510,666,285186,9401.7530.12
203410,759,75510,852,747185,9851.7140.12
203510,945,74011,037,683183,8851.6660.12
203611,129,62511,220,979182,7081.6280.13
203711,312,33311,402,875181,0841.5880.13
203811,493,41711,583,095179,3561.5480.13
203911,672,77311,761,685177,8251.5120.13
204011,850,59811,938,548175,9001.4730.13
204112,026,49812,113,574174,1511.4380.13
204212,200,64912,286,370171,4421.3950.13
204312,372,09112,457,058169,9331.3640.13
204412,542,02412,626,220168,3921.3340.13
204512,710,41612,793,558166,2851.3000.14
204612,876,70112,958,858164,3131.2680.14
204713,041,01413,122,257162,4861.2380.14
204813,203,50013,283,013159,0251.1970.14
204913,362,52513,440,438155,8261.1590.14
205013,518,35113,595,023153,3441.1280.14
205113,671,69513,747,660151,9301.1050.14
205213,823,62513,898,072148,8931.0710.14
205313,972,51814,045,665146,2931.0420.14
205414,118,81114,190,036142,4501.0040.14
205514,261,26114,331,676140,8300.9830.14
205614,402,09114,470,926137,6700.9510.15
205714,539,76114,606,993134,4640.9210.15
205814,674,22514,739,551130,6520.8860.15
205914,804,87714,868,165126,5750.8510.15
206014,931,45214,993,237123,5710.8240.15
206115,055,02315,114,456118,8650.7860.15
206215,173,88815,231,307114,8370.7540.15
206315,288,72515,344,427111,4040.7260.15
206415,400,12915,453,397106,5360.6890.15
206515,506,66515,558,524103,7180.6670.15
206615,610,38315,660,08799,4090.6350.15
206715,709,79215,758,03496,4840.6120.15
206815,806,27615,852,99093,4290.5890.15
206915,899,70515,944,50389,5950.5620.16
207015,989,30016,031,83385,0660.5310.16
207116,074,36616,115,15481,5760.5060.16
207216,155,94216,194,92877,9730.4810.16
207316,233,91516,270,94574,0610.4550.16
207416,307,97616,343,46270,9720.4340.16
207516,378,94816,411,91565,9350.4020.16
207616,444,88316,475,77661,7870.3750.16
207716,506,67016,535,52857,7150.3490.16
207816,564,38516,591,19753,6250.3230.16
207916,618,01016,643,29450,5690.3040.16
208016,668,57916,691,48745,8170.2740.16
208116,714,39616,735,84842,9040.2560.16
208216,757,30016,776,77938,9580.2320.16
208316,796,25816,813,57934,6430.2060.16
208416,830,90116,847,08932,3770.1920.16
208516,863,27816,877,65128,7470.1700.16
208616,892,02516,904,58125,1120.1490.16
208716,917,13716,928,01921,7640.1290.16
208816,938,90116,948,31518,8270.1110.16
208916,957,72816,965,35415,2510.0900.16
209016,972,97916,979,45412,9510.0760.16
209116,985,93016,990,7659,6690.0570.16
209216,995,59916,998,7476,2960.0370.16
209317,001,89517,003,3712,9510.0170.16
209417,004,84617,005,2337750.0050.16
209517,005,62117,004,621-2,001-0.0120.16
209617,003,62017,001,760-3,721-0.0220.16
209716,999,89916,996,801-6,197-0.0360.16
209816,993,70216,989,076-9,251-0.0540.16
209916,984,45116,978,646-11,610-0.0680.16
210016,972,84116,965,728-14,227-0.0840.16

Sierra Leone population estimates

Year Population Growth Share (%)
1 Jan1 JulyNet Changerate (%)to World
19501,987,9382,000,79025,7041.2850.08
19512,013,6422,026,72226,1601.2910.08
19522,039,8022,053,03626,4681.2890.08
19532,066,2702,079,38126,2211.2610.08
19542,092,4912,106,61828,2541.3410.08
19552,120,7452,135,64429,7971.3950.08
19562,150,5422,166,11731,1491.4380.08
19572,181,6912,197,81132,2391.4670.08
19582,213,9302,230,00032,1401.4410.08
19592,246,0702,264,04435,9471.5880.08
19602,282,0172,301,31038,5861.6770.08
19612,320,6032,341,06540,9241.7480.08
19622,361,5272,382,91442,7741.7950.08
19632,404,3012,426,75044,8981.8500.08
19642,449,1992,472,68646,9751.9000.08
19652,496,1742,520,57648,8041.9360.08
19662,544,9782,569,73649,5171.9270.08
19672,594,4952,620,39651,8021.9770.08
19682,646,2972,672,37052,1471.9510.08
19692,698,4442,724,90152,9131.9420.08
19702,751,3572,778,55754,3991.9580.08
19712,805,7562,832,39253,2731.8810.08
19722,859,0292,886,64255,2251.9130.08
19732,914,2542,942,33356,1581.9090.08
19742,970,4122,998,84356,8611.8960.08
19753,027,2733,055,91657,2861.8750.08
19763,084,5593,112,86356,6091.8190.08
19773,141,1683,172,19562,0541.9560.08
19783,203,2223,235,17063,8961.9750.08
19793,267,1183,300,03265,8281.9950.08
19803,332,9463,367,47769,0622.0510.08
19813,402,0083,437,10870,1992.0420.08
19823,472,2073,509,19773,9802.1080.08
19833,546,1873,585,77379,1722.2080.08
19843,625,3593,666,26281,8062.2310.08
19853,707,1653,749,41984,5072.2540.08
19863,791,6723,842,917102,4902.6670.08
19873,894,1623,947,865107,4072.7210.08
19884,001,5694,056,215109,2912.6950.08
19894,110,8604,159,16396,6072.3230.08
19904,207,4674,325,388235,8425.4540.08
19914,443,3094,378,169-130,279-2.9760.08
19924,313,0304,301,566-22,928-0.5330.08
19934,290,1024,295,68911,1740.2600.08
19944,301,2764,314,95327,3530.6340.08
19954,328,6294,324,149-8,960-0.2070.08
19964,319,6694,347,37055,4031.2740.07
19974,375,0724,405,02859,9111.3600.07
19984,434,9834,449,97529,9840.6740.07
19994,464,9674,475,14520,3570.4550.07
20004,485,3244,584,067197,4864.3090.07
20014,682,8104,857,096348,5727.1800.08
20025,031,3825,140,113217,4614.2310.08
20035,248,8435,350,907204,1283.8150.08
20045,452,9715,533,329160,7162.9050.09
20055,613,6875,683,334139,2942.4510.09
20065,752,9815,809,774113,5861.9550.09
20075,866,5675,939,163145,1932.4450.09
20086,011,7606,090,860158,2012.5970.09
20096,169,9616,259,842179,7632.8720.09
20106,349,7246,436,698173,9482.7030.09
20116,523,6726,612,385177,4252.6830.09
20126,701,0976,788,587174,9812.5780.09
20136,876,0786,964,859177,5612.5500.10
20147,053,6397,140,688174,0982.4380.10
20157,227,7377,314,773174,0722.3800.10
20167,401,8097,493,913184,2082.4580.10
20177,586,0177,677,565183,0972.3850.10
20187,769,1147,861,281184,3342.3450.10
20197,953,4488,046,828186,7612.3210.10
20208,140,2098,233,970187,5232.2780.11
20218,327,7328,420,641185,8182.2070.11