Djibouti Population: 982,957

Djibouti is a country located in the Horn of Africa. The place is largely inhabited by two ethnic groups, such as Somali and Afar people. The former is found predominantly in the country. This nation is a multi-ethnic place. French and Arabic are the official languages spoken here. The country is located in the busiest of the shipping areas, the access lines in the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. It is a place for the refueling and the transshipment center for matters related to imports and exports.

Largest cities by population in Djibouti

Djibouti, ‘Ali Sabieh, Danan, Tadjourah, Obock are some of the largest cities in Djibouti and also which contains lot of population.

CITY NAME POPULATION
Djibouti 623,891
‘Ali Sabieh 40,074
Danan 40,074
Tadjourah 22,193
Obock 17,776

Djibouti Population history

In the year 2000, the population of the country was 717,584. But today, the population has grown to 988,000. The median age of the country is 26.6. The urban population of the country is now 780,538. The global population rank of the place is 160.

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 988,000 1.48% 14,440 900 26.6 2.76 43 79.00% 780,538 0.01% 7,794,798,739 160
2019 973,560 1.53% 14,637 900 25.3 3.03 42 78.90% 768,001 0.01% 7,713,468,100 160
2018 958,923 1.57% 14,824 900 25.3 3.03 41 78.80% 755,533 0.01% 7,631,091,040 160
2017 944,099 1.61% 14,987 900 25.3 3.03 41 78.70% 743,079 0.01% 7,547,858,925 160
2016 929,112 1.65% 15,119 900 25.3 3.03 40 78.60% 730,569 0.01% 7,464,022,049 160
2015 913,993 1.70% 14,759 1,200 25 3.1 39 78.60% 717,972 0.01% 7,379,797,139 160
2010 840,198 1.41% 11,389 -2,444 23.4 3.55 36 78.00% 655,376 0.01% 6,956,823,603 161
2005 783,254 1.77% 13,134 -1,799 20.1 4.21 34 76.80% 601,236 0.01% 6,541,907,027 161
2000 717,584 2.62% 17,439 1,998 19.3 4.81 31 76.50% 549,178 0.01% 6,143,493,823 160
1995 630,388 1.32% 7,998 -9,000 18.1 5.85 27 76.30% 480,987 0.01% 5,744,212,979 160
1990 590,398 6.76% 32,957 18,000 17.4 6.18 25 76.00% 448,449 0.01% 5,327,231,061 161
1985 425,613 3.47% 13,331 2,000 17.2 6.45 18 74.90% 318,890 0.01% 4,870,921,740 162
1980 358,960 9.87% 26,955 18,239 16.5 6.64 15 72.10% 258,795 0.01% 4,458,003,514 165
1975 224,183 7.02% 12,905 6,999 16.6 6.85 10 67.10% 150,521 0.01% 4,079,480,606 173
1970 159,659 6.79% 8,939 5,000 17.5 6.71 7 61.80% 98,633 0.00% 3,700,437,046 176
1965 114,963 6.57% 6,265 3,600 18 6.55 5 56.10% 64,504 0.00% 3,339,583,597 184
1960 83,636 3.75% 2,809 1,000 18 6.39 4 50.30% 42,090 0.00% 3,034,949,748 183
1955 69,589 2.34% 1,518 200 17.5 6.31 3 45.00% 31,323 0.00% 2,773,019,936 184

Djibouti Population forecast 

The 2050 population forecast of Djibouti is 1,295,373. The median age of the country will be 35.7. The urban population of the country is going to be 1,107,450. Then the world population rank of the country will be 159.

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 988,000 1.57% 14,801 900 26.6 2.76 43 79.00% 780,538 0.01% 7,794,798,739 160
2025 1,056,061 1.34% 13,612 900 28.2 2.76 46 79.90% 843,657 0.01% 8,184,437,460 160
2030 1,116,724 1.12% 12,133 900 29.8 2.76 48 81.10% 905,821 0.01% 8,548,487,400 160
2035 1,169,978 0.94% 10,651 900 31.4 2.76 50 82.50% 965,276 0.01% 8,887,524,213 160
2040 1,216,929 0.79% 9,390 900 32.9 2.76 52 83.80% 1,019,380 0.01% 9,198,847,240 161
2045 1,258,679 0.68% 8,350 900 34.2 2.76 54 84.80% 1,066,788 0.01% 9,481,803,274 159
2050 1,295,373 0.58% 7,339 35.7 2.76 56 85.50% 1,107,450 0.01% 9,735,033,990 159

Djibouti demographics 

The life expectancy of the people of Djibouti is 67.87 years. The infant mortality is 29.0. The sex ratio of the male population is 52.53% for the population share 518,993. The sex ratio of the female population is 47.47% for the population share 469,009.

Djibouti religion and politics 

The predominant population of the country is Muslim. The remaining population is Christians. Most Muslims belong to the Sunni population. The non-denominational Muslims belong to the Sufi orders.

The framework followed in Djibouti is the presidential representative democratic republic. The executive power is with the president and the government. The government and the national assembly have the legislative powers. The head of the state, as well as the government, is the President. They serve a six-year term and appoint the prime minister and the council of ministers.

Djibouti economy

The country is for most of the parts barren and hence only a little development in the agriculture and industrial sectors. The important economic asset is its location that links the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. There is a problem with job creation and poverty reduction. The efforts are made in making the conditions that will improve the private sector.

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%