Democratic Republic of Congo Population: 88,588,439

The Democratic Republic of Congo is a nation located in the central African region. It is the largest nation in sub-Saharan Africa. It is the eleventh largest in the world. It is the sixteen most populated countries in the world. The country is very rich in natural resources. The capital of the nation is Kinshasa.

The largest cities in the Democratic Republic of Congo 

Some of the largest cities in the Democratic Republic of Congo are Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, Mbuji-Mayi, Kisangani, and Masina. 

CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
Kinshasa 7,785,965 Gemena 117,639 Kampene 37,034
Lubumbashi 1,373,770 Ilebo 107,093 Kabare 37,034
Mbuji-Mayi 874,761 Bunia 96,764 Kambove 36,702
Kisangani 539,158 Bumba 95,520 Yangambi 35,531
Masina 485,167 Mbanza-Ngungu 86,356 Luebo 35,183
Kananga 463,546 Kamina 73,557 Aketi 35,161
Likasi 422,414 Lisala 70,087 Mushie 33,062
Kolwezi 418,000 Lodja 68,244 Boende 32,091
Tshikapa 267,462 Kipushi 62,332 Kongolo 31,943
Beni 232,000 Kabinda 59,004 Kabalo 29,833
Bukavu 225,389 Kasongo 55,118 Businga 28,919
Mwene-Ditu 189,177 Mweka 50,675 Kasangulu 27,961
Kikwit 186,991 Gbadolite 50,493 Bolobo 27,862
Mbandaka 184,185 Buta 50,130 Libenge 27,053
Matadi 180,109 Moanda 50,000 Watsa 24,516
Uvira 170,391 Bulungu 48,344 Demba 22,263
Boma 162,521 Basoko 43,709 Kasongo-Lunda 20,060
Butembo 154,621 Lubao 43,068 Bondo 17,860
Gandajika 154,425 Lusambo 41,416 Wamba 17,373
Kalemie 146,974 Nioki 40,695 Sake 17,151
Goma 144,124 Inongo 40,113
Kindu 135,698 Tshela 38,845
Isiro 127,076 Bukama 38,770
Bandundu 118,211 Mangai 37,188

Democratic Republic of Congo population history 

In the year 2000, the population of the country was 47,105,826, but now it has risen to 89,561,403. The median age of the country has increased to 17.0. The urban population of the country has increased to 40,848,447. The global population rank of the nation is now 16.

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 89,561,403 3.19% 2,770,836 23,861 17 5.96 40 45.60% 40,848,447 1.15% 7,794,798,739 16
2019 86,790,567 3.24% 2,722,476 23,861 16.8 6.31 38 45.00% 39,067,608 1.13% 7,713,468,100 16
2018 84,068,091 3.28% 2,669,327 23,861 16.8 6.31 37 44.40% 37,348,939 1.10% 7,631,091,040 16
2017 81,398,764 3.31% 2,609,637 23,861 16.8 6.31 36 43.80% 35,692,384 1.08% 7,547,858,925 17
2016 78,789,127 3.34% 2,544,583 23,861 16.8 6.31 35 43.30% 34,098,241 1.06% 7,464,022,049 19
2015 76,244,544 3.38% 2,336,138 3,012 16.8 6.4 34 42.70% 32,566,508 1.03% 7,379,797,139 19
2010 64,563,854 3.34% 1,955,590 -8,685 16.9 6.63 28 40.00% 25,817,901 0.93% 6,956,823,603 20
2005 54,785,903 3.07% 1,536,015 -48,313 17 6.72 24 37.50% 20,521,483 0.84% 6,541,907,027 23
2000 47,105,826 2.53% 1,105,918 -191,635 17.2 6.77 21 35.10% 16,534,234 0.77% 6,143,493,823 25
1995 41,576,234 3.73% 1,392,842 257,421 17.2 6.77 18 32.90% 13,659,173 0.72% 5,744,212,979 26
1990 34,612,023 2.98% 946,159 14,903 17.4 6.71 15 30.60% 10,603,379 0.65% 5,327,231,061 29
1985 29,881,229 2.54% 704,464 -90,094 17.5 6.6 13 28.50% 8,520,577 0.61% 4,870,921,740 31
1980 26,358,908 2.85% 691,065 20,137 17.7 6.46 12 27.10% 7,135,522 0.59% 4,458,003,514 31
1975 22,903,581 2.74% 578,509 5,490 17.8 6.29 10 25.80% 5,913,533 0.56% 4,079,480,606 32
1970 20,011,036 2.87% 528,231 48,588 18.1 6.15 9 24.60% 4,924,023 0.54% 3,700,437,046 33
1965 17,369,883 2.64% 424,326 24,530 18.2 6.04 8 23.40% 4,070,472 0.52% 3,339,583,597 33
1960 15,248,251 2.44% 346,148 15,000 18.2 5.98 7 22.30% 3,400,360 0.50% 3,034,949,748 33
1955 13,517,513 2.10% 266,771 0 18.1 5.98 6 20.70% 2,791,904 0.49% 2,773,019,936 33

Democratic Republic of Congo population forecast 

In the year 2050, the population of the nation is expected to be 194,488,658. The median age of the country will be 22.1. The urban population of the country will have risen to 125,931,197. Then the global population rank of the nation will come to position 10.

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 89,561,403 3.27% 2,663,372 23,861 17 5.96 40 45.60% 40,848,447 1.15% 7,794,798,739 16
2025 104,133,564 3.06% 2,914,432 0 17.5 5.96 46 48.70% 50,722,858 1.27% 8,184,437,460 15
2030 120,046,726 2.88% 3,182,632 -15,000 18.2 5.96 53 51.90% 62,343,480 1.40% 8,548,487,400 15
2035 137,336,559 2.73% 3,457,967 -15,000 19.1 5.96 61 55.20% 75,772,610 1.55% 8,887,524,213 12
2040 155,725,440 2.55% 3,677,776 -15,000 20 5.96 69 58.40% 90,960,949 1.69% 9,198,847,240 10
2045 174,895,139 2.35% 3,833,940 -15,000 21 5.96 77 61.60% 107,740,801 1.84% 9,481,803,274 10
2050 194,488,658 2.15% 3,918,704 22.1 5.96 86 64.70% 125,931,197 2.00% 9,735,033,990 10

Democratic Republic of Congo Population demographics 

The life expectancy of the people in Burundi is 61.60 years. The infant mortality rate of the country is 59.7. The sex ratio of the male population is 49.92% for the population share 44,710,172. The sex ratio of the female population is 50.8% for the population share 44,851,232.

Democratic Republic of Congo religion and politics 

Christianity is the main religion, followed by many people in the Democratic Republic of Congo. There are Catholics, Protestants, and other types of denominations found. There are also indigenous religions followed by the people in DR Congo. Islam followers are also present in small groups. The traditional practices such as vitalism, spiritism, and animism are followed here.

Congo follows the presidential democratic republic. The government is responsible for the parliament. The new constitution has provided new powers to the governments.

Democratic Republic of Congo economy 

The central bank in Congo is responsible for the Congolese Franc. It is an important form of currency. The country ‘s natural resources are considered the richest in the world. It contains a massive amount of the raw materials in the land still untapped. 70% of the world’s Colton, diamond and copper are found here. But despite the natural wealth, the economy of Congo has been down since the 1980s. The nominal GDP of Congo is the lowest in the world.

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%