Cameroon population: 26,325,889

Cameroon is a country situated in Central Africa. The languages which are officially used are French and English. Different regional languages are also being used there, such as Cameroonian Pidgin, Fula, Ewondo, and many others. The capital of this beautiful place, Cameroon, is Yaoundé. It has almost all the features of nature such as deserts, rainforests, beaches, mountains as well as savannas.

Cameroon the largest cities by Population 

Almost more than half of the Population prefers to live in an urban area. The most densely populated place in Douala, with a population of 1,338,082. While the Yaoundé, the capital of Cameroon, comes second in terms of Population with 1,299,369 residents. The other populated places are Garoua, Kousseri, Bamenda, and many others.

CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
Douala 1,338,082 Meiganga 80,100 Muyuka 31,384
Yaounde 1,299,369 Bali 72,606 Obala 30,012
Garoua 436,899 Limbe 72,106 Nanga Eboko 29,909
Kousseri 435,547 Bafia 69,270 Penja 28,406
Bamenda 393,835 Wum 68,836 Mbandjok 26,947
Maroua 319,941 Bangangte 65,385 Kaele 25,199
Bafoussam 290,768 Tiko 55,914 Bamusso 24,741
Mokolo 275,239 Kribi 55,224 Lagdo 24,596
Ngaoundere 231,357 Mora 55,216 Tchollire 23,187
Bertoua 218,111 Sangmelima 54,251 Belabo 22,553
Edea 203,149 Kumbo 53,970 Lolodorf 22,252
Loum 177,429 Nkoteng 50,334 Eseka 22,221
Kumba 144,413 Mutengene 47,478 Mamfe 19,472
Nkongsamba 117,063 Buea 47,300 Dizangue 19,243
Mbouda 111,320 Garoua Boulai 46,615 Akonolinga 17,181
Dschang 96,112 Batouri 43,821 Bogo 16,952
Foumban 92,673 Fundong 43,509 Tonga 16,036
Ebolowa 87,875 Fontem 42,689
Guider 84,647 Mbanga 42,590
Foumbot 84,065 Banyo 40,798
Bafang 80,688 Manjo 37,661
Yagoua 80,235 Melong 37,086
Mbalmayo 80,206 Tibati 35,589

Cameroon population history 

The increase in Population is steady. Currently, the Population of Cameroon is 26,312,816. In the year 1965, the Population is 5,773,543, and after that, there has been an increase in Population every year between 2 to 4 percent. The total Population in the urban area is 56.3 percent.

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 26,545,863 2.59% 669,483 -4,800 18.7 4.6 56 56.30% 14,941,523 0.34% 7,794,798,739 52
2019 25,876,380 2.62% 660,113 -4,800 18.3 4.88 55 55.70% 14,420,409 0.34% 7,713,468,100 52
2018 25,216,267 2.65% 650,194 -4,800 18.3 4.88 53 55.20% 13,912,132 0.33% 7,631,091,040 53
2017 24,566,073 2.67% 639,522 -4,800 18.3 4.88 52 54.60% 13,416,537 0.33% 7,547,858,925 54
2016 23,926,551 2.70% 628,183 -4,800 18.3 4.88 51 54.10% 12,933,405 0.32% 7,464,022,049 54
2015 23,298,368 2.75% 591,425 -7,200 18.2 4.95 49 53.50% 12,462,615 0.32% 7,379,797,139 55
2010 20,341,241 2.78% 521,566 -10,800 17.9 5.25 43 50.60% 10,296,608 0.29% 6,956,823,603 58
2005 17,733,410 2.71% 443,893 -10,800 17.6 5.45 38 47.70% 8,456,175 0.27% 6,541,907,027 59
2000 15,513,945 2.67% 382,791 -9,600 17.2 5.75 33 44.80% 6,956,118 0.25% 6,143,493,823 60
1995 13,599,988 2.91% 363,980 -9,600 16.8 6.22 29 42.10% 5,730,711 0.24% 5,744,212,979 61
1990 11,780,088 3.19% 341,856 -3,900 16.7 6.6 25 39.40% 4,645,941 0.22% 5,327,231,061 60
1985 10,070,806 3.16% 289,880 -3,300 17.1 6.7 21 36.20% 3,641,311 0.21% 4,870,921,740 61
1980 8,621,406 2.96% 234,070 0 17.7 6.5 18 31.90% 2,751,106 0.19% 4,458,003,514 68
1975 7,451,054 2.71% 186,258 -500 18.4 6.31 16 27.30% 2,035,248 0.18% 4,079,480,606 70
1970 6,519,762 2.46% 149,244 -200 19.1 6.09 14 20.30% 1,325,110 0.18% 3,700,437,046 69
1965 5,773,543 2.21% 119,325 0 19.7 5.81 12 16.90% 975,314 0.17% 3,339,583,597 72
1960 5,176,918 1.92% 93,985 0 20.3 5.53 11 13.90% 721,399 0.17% 3,034,949,748 72
1955 4,706,995 1.79% 79,994 0 20.4 5.49 10 11.40% 537,904 0.17% 2,773,019,936 72

Cameroon population forecast 

There has been a considerable increase in the Population. There is an expectation that by the year 2050, the Population would be 50,573,042, while in the middle of 2020, the estimated Population would be 26,545,863.

Presently the median age of Cameroon is 18.7 years, while it is estimated to be 24 years by the year 2050.

By the middle of 2020, the urban Population would be 14,941,523, with 56.3 percent of the total Population. It is estimated that by the year 2050, the urban Population would be 36,415,328, with 72 percent of the total Population in Cameroon.

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 26,545,863 2.64% 649,499 -4,800 18.7 4.6 56 56.30% 14,941,523 0.34% 7,794,798,739 52
2025 30,031,673 2.50% 697,162 -4,800 19.4 4.6 64 59.10% 17,739,676 0.37% 8,184,437,460 52
2030 33,766,121 2.37% 746,890 -4,800 20.3 4.6 71 61.80% 20,857,109 0.39% 8,548,487,400 53
2035 37,722,498 2.24% 791,275 -4,800 21.2 4.6 80 64.40% 24,290,758 0.42% 8,887,524,213 51
2040 41,873,466 2.11% 830,194 -4,800 22.2 4.6 89 67.00% 28,048,983 0.46% 9,198,847,240 47
2045 46,172,137 1.97% 859,734 -4,800 23.1 4.6 98 69.50% 32,105,585 0.49% 9,481,803,274 42
2050 50,573,042 1.84% 880,181 24 4.6 107 72.00% 36,415,328 0.52% 9,735,033,990 41

Cameroon demographics

The life expectancy is estimated to be 60.32 years for the Total Population. The mortality rate of Infant is expected to be 54 among 1000 births.

Cameroon politics and religion

In Cameroon, everyone has the freedom for religion, and there is a huge diversity. By two-third of the Population, Christianity is being practiced while one-fifth of the Population is practicing Islam over here.

It has a unitary presidential republic followed in Cameroon. There are many political parties such as Cameroon People’s Democratic movement, Social Democratic Front, National Union for Democracy and Progress, Cameroon Democratic union, and many others.

Cameroon economy 

Among the other in Africa, it is one of the most prosperous economies. The GDP is growing, with an average of around 4 percent every year. Approximately 70 percent of the Population is among farms, agriculture, which is around 19.8 percent of total GDP. While in the industry, based on a factory, it is around 29.7 percent of GDP.

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%