Burundi Population: 11,764,310

Burundi is a landlocked nation located in the Great Rift Valley. The capital of the city is Bujumbura. The native people of the county Twa, Tutsi, and Hutu, have lived in the country for more than 5000 years. It is one of the smallest countries in Africa. The climate of the nation is equatorial. It is located on the rolling plateau of the center of Africa. The settlement of the rural populations has led to an imbalance in the production in the soil. Overpopulation is the main concern.

Largest cities by population in Burundi

Some of the largest cities in the country are Bujumbura, Muyinga, Ruyigi, Gitega, and Ngozi.

CITY NAME POPULATION
Bujumbura 331,700
Muyinga 71,076
Ruyigi 38,458
Gitega 23,167
Ngozi 21,506
Rutana 20,893
Bururi 19,740
Makamba 19,642
Kayanza 19,443
Muramvya 18,041

Burundi population history 

In the year 2000, the population of the country was 6,378,871, but now it has risen to 11,890,784. The median age of the country has increased to 17.3. The urban population of the country has increased to 1,636,586. The global population rank of the nation is now 78.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 11,890,784 3.12% 360,204 2,001 17.3 5.45 463 13.80% 1,636,586 0.15% 7,794,798,739 78
2019 11,530,580 3.18% 355,206 2,001 17.2 5.85 449 13.40% 1,547,197 0.15% 7,713,468,100 80
2018 11,175,374 3.22% 348,355 2,001 17.2 5.85 435 13.10% 1,461,704 0.15% 7,631,091,040 82
2017 10,827,019 3.23% 339,024 2,001 17.2 5.85 422 12.70% 1,380,418 0.14% 7,547,858,925 84
2016 10,487,995 3.23% 327,965 2,001 17.2 5.85 408 12.40% 1,303,761 0.14% 7,464,022,049 86
2015 10,160,030 3.21% 296,886 -14,000 17.1 5.95 396 12.10% 1,231,911 0.14% 7,379,797,139 88
2010 8,675,602 3.33% 262,148 6,001 17 6.39 338 10.80% 932,971 0.12% 6,956,823,603 93
2005 7,364,862 2.92% 197,198 -4,944 16.2 6.77 287 9.40% 695,940 0.11% 6,541,907,027 97
2000 6,378,871 1.28% 78,366 -91,061 15 7.05 248 8.30% 527,819 0.10% 6,143,493,823 97
1995 5,987,043 1.94% 109,617 -64,000 14.9 7.3 233 7.20% 429,900 0.10% 5,744,212,979 94
1990 5,438,957 2.74% 137,624 -36,001 16.1 7.46 212 6.20% 339,609 0.10% 5,327,231,061 96
1985 4,750,837 2.71% 118,708 -27,829 16.9 7.38 185 5.20% 245,514 0.10% 4,870,921,740 101
1980 4,157,298 2.35% 91,284 -30,058 17.4 7.4 162 4.30% 178,649 0.09% 4,458,003,514 103
1975 3,700,880 1.24% 44,361 -53,299 17 7.26 144 3.50% 129,408 0.09% 4,079,480,606 105
1970 3,479,074 2.37% 76,939 -11,580 17.1 7.23 135 2.80% 98,327 0.09% 3,700,437,046 104
1965 3,094,379 2.03% 59,289 -16,998 17.6 7.05 120 2.30% 70,605 0.09% 3,339,583,597 103
1960 2,797,932 1.98% 52,155 -14,010 18.3 6.86 109 2.10% 57,866 0.09% 3,034,949,748 103
1955 2,537,157 1.90% 45,647 -13,989 18.9 6.8 99 1.90% 48,001 0.09% 2,773,019,936 103

Burundi population forecast

In the year 2050, the population of the nation is expected to be 25,324,761. The median age of the country will be 22.7. The urban population of the country will have risen to 7,182,692. Then the global population rank of the nation will come to position 67.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 11,890,784 3.20% 346,151 2,001 17.3 5.45 463 13.80% 1,636,586 0.15% 7,794,798,739 78
2025 13,763,922 2.97% 374,628 2,001 17.8 5.45 536 15.60% 2,146,694 0.17% 8,184,437,460 78
2030 15,772,822 2.76% 401,780 2,001 18.7 5.45 614 17.60% 2,780,242 0.18% 8,548,487,400 77
2035 17,932,084 2.60% 431,852 2,001 19.7 5.45 698 19.90% 3,568,656 0.20% 8,887,524,213 77
2040 20,252,941 2.46% 464,171 2,001 20.7 5.45 789 22.50% 4,548,959 0.22% 9,198,847,240 74
2045 22,727,675 2.33% 494,947 2,001 21.8 5.45 885 25.30% 5,749,545 0.24% 9,481,803,274 70
2050 25,324,761 2.19% 519,417 22.7 5.45 986 28.40% 7,182,692 0.26% 9,735,033,990 67

Burundi demographics

The life expectancy of the people in Burundi is 62.71 years. The infant mortality rate of the country is 36.7. The sex ratio of the male population is 49.62% for the population share 5,899,864. The sex ratio of the female population is 50.38% for the population share 5,990,917.

Burundi religion and politics 

The large parts of the population are followers of Christianity. There are Roman Catholics, Protestants, and Anglican followers in the country. Some people follow the traditional religion of the country. There are small communities of Muslims also.

The country follows the framework of a presidential representative democratic republic. Politics is based on the multi-party system. The head of the state, as well as the head of the government, is the president.

Burundi economy 

The country is poor in resources. It contains the underdeveloped manufacturing sector. The economy of the nation is based on agricultural produce. This employs more than ninety percent of the population. There are also products such as tea, maize, sweet potatoes, manioc, and bananas etc. that are produced by the workers. But still many people do not have enough resources to sustain. Microfinance plays a large part in the country.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%