Morocco Population: 36,750,771

Morocco is also recognized as the Kingdom of Morocco. It is located in North Africa bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The capital city of Morocco is Rabat, which is the seventh-largest city in Morocco.

Largest Cities in Morocco by Population 

Casablanca has the largest population, along with cities like Rabat and Fez. Some other cities which are highly populated are Sale, Marrakesh, Agadir, and Tangier, etc.

CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
Casablanca 3,144,909 Khemisset 106,991 Tiznit 55,092
Rabat 1,655,753 Guelmim 98,229 Fnidek 53,559
Fes 964,891 Berrechid 93,954 Azrou 48,249
Sale 903,485 Errachidia 92,374 Midelt 45,159
Marrakesh 839,296 Oued Zem 84,910 Skhirate 44,850
Agadir 698,310 Al Fqih Ben Calah 84,072 Souq Larb’a al Gharb 44,059
Tangier 688,356 Taourirt 82,518 Jerada 43,696
Meknes 545,705 Berkane 80,721 Smara 42,056
Oujda-Angad 405,253 Sidi Slimane 79,437 Kasba Tadla 41,199
Al Hoceima 395,644 Sidi Qacem 74,755 Sidi Bennour 40,044
Kenitra 366,570 Khenifra 73,906 Imzouren 40,000
Tetouan 326,261 Ifrane 73,782 Martil 39,738
Temara 313,510 Taroudant 71,133 Azemmour 37,140
Safi 288,163 Essaouira 70,634 Tinghir 36,795
Mohammedia 187,708 Tiflet 70,010 Chefchaouene 36,280
Khouribga 167,673 Oulad Teima 66,832 Al Aaroui 36,021
Beni Mellal 166,399 Sefrou 65,150 El Aioun 35,196
Fes al Bali 156,000 Youssoufia 64,910 Zagora 35,154
El Jadid 147,549 Tan-Tan 61,924 Taounate 32,802
Taza 141,890 Ouezzane 58,684 Sidi Yahia El Gharb 32,202
Nador 129,260 Guercif 57,544 Zaio 30,008
Settat 119,082 Ouarzazat 57,245 Asilah 28,861
Larache 109,294 Tirhanimine 55,827
Ksar El Kebir 108,753 Dakhla 55,618

Morocco Population History

The total population of Morocco for 2020 is 36,910,560.

In the years before 2000, there has been a steady growth in the total population of Morocco. The figures show that after 2000 the population rate is slowly increasing. Due to the migration of the residents, there is a slight decline in the population. However, the median age for 2020 is 29.5, and it will be considerably increased during the upcoming years.

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 36,910,560 1.20% 438,791 -51,419 29.5 2.42 83 63.80% 23,551,599 0.47% 7,794,798,739 40
2019 36,471,769 1.23% 442,676 -51,419 28.2 2.56 82 63.30% 23,077,900 0.47% 7,713,468,100 40
2018 36,029,093 1.26% 447,838 -51,419 28.2 2.56 81 62.70% 22,602,743 0.47% 7,631,091,040 40
2017 35,581,255 1.30% 454,972 -51,419 28.2 2.56 80 62.20% 22,125,702 0.47% 7,547,858,925 40
2016 35,126,283 1.33% 462,680 -51,419 28.2 2.56 79 61.60% 21,645,998 0.47% 7,464,022,049 40
2015 34,663,603 1.40% 464,043 -73,422 27.9 2.6 78 61.10% 21,163,594 0.47% 7,379,797,139 39
2010 32,343,389 1.21% 377,566 -113,028 26.4 2.53 72 58.10% 18,803,302 0.46% 6,956,823,603 38
2005 30,455,561 1.13% 332,376 -130,964 24.5 2.67 68 55.30% 16,839,654 0.47% 6,541,907,027 37
2000 28,793,679 1.30% 359,886 -106,516 22.7 2.97 65 53.40% 15,386,939 0.47% 6,143,493,823 36
1995 26,994,250 1.70% 437,358 -93,325 21.1 3.7 60 51.80% 13,995,788 0.47% 5,744,212,979 36
1990 24,807,462 1.97% 461,670 -86,037 19.8 4.43 56 48.50% 12,039,279 0.47% 5,327,231,061 35
1985 22,499,110 2.39% 501,820 -64,132 18.7 5.4 50 44.90% 10,091,997 0.46% 4,870,921,740 34
1980 19,990,012 2.35% 438,770 -61,968 17.8 5.9 45 41.30% 8,250,172 0.45% 4,458,003,514 34
1975 17,796,164 2.14% 358,287 -101,789 16.8 6.4 40 37.70% 6,714,483 0.44% 4,079,480,606 34
1970 16,004,731 2.38% 354,914 -94,947 16.2 6.85 36 34.50% 5,516,314 0.43% 3,700,437,046 34
1965 14,230,163 2.91% 380,326 -47,960 16.3 7.1 32 31.90% 4,533,672 0.43% 3,339,583,597 35
1960 12,328,532 3.26% 365,173 -2,600 18.1 6.9 28 29.40% 3,619,334 0.41% 3,034,949,748 34
1955 10,502,666 3.17% 303,335 0 19.2 6.61 24 27.70% 2,913,419 0.38% 2,773,019,936 35

Morocco Population forecast

The 1.1% population growth is projected to be increasing in 2035. After 2035, the population is expected to decrease slowly. The estimated population of Morocco for 2050 is 46,165,501. In 2045 the population rate is 45,181,542. So, there is a slight increase in 2050 when compared to the population of the year 2045.

In the future, the total population is predicted to be extremely steady. The urban and median age is steadily increasing over the coming years. The average median age of 2050 is 38.2, and the estimated urban population for the year 2050 is 35,257,592.

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 36,910,560 1.26% 449,391 -51,419 29.5 2.42 83 63.80% 23,551,599 0.47% 7,794,798,739 40
2025 39,009,798 1.11% 419,848 -40,000 31.2 2.42 87 66.30% 25,869,035 0.48% 8,184,437,460 39
2030 40,887,295 0.94% 375,499 -40,000 32.7 2.42 92 68.60% 28,068,510 0.48% 8,548,487,400 40
2035 42,541,196 0.80% 330,780 -40,000 34.1 2.42 95 70.80% 30,126,912 0.48% 8,887,524,213 39
2040 43,973,175 0.66% 286,396 -40,000 35.4 2.42 99 72.80% 32,017,574 0.48% 9,198,847,240 41
2045 45,181,542 0.54% 241,673 -40,000 36.7 2.42 101 74.60% 33,725,978 0.48% 9,481,803,274 44
2050 46,165,501 0.43% 196,792 38.2 2.42 103 76.40% 35,257,592 0.47% 9,735,033,990 44

Morocco Demographics

The life expectancy rate of 2020 is 76.77. It was 76.55 in 2019, with an increase of 0.29% from 2018. In the year 2019, the increase was progressive as the number of death rates increased the birth rates. The sex ratio is 960 males per 1000 females. This is lesser than the global sex ratio.

Morocco Religion & Politics

The major religion in the country is Islam. 93% of the population follows Islam and thus considered Islam as the state religion. In that, 67% of Muslims belong to Sunni, while 30% belong to non-denominational Muslims. Morocco has a parliamentary constitutional monarchy. The prime minister of Morocco is the head of the government and multi-party system.

Morocco Economy

The economy of Morocco is a liberal economy governed by the law of supply and demand. Morocco plays an important role in African economic activities. They mostly depend on agriculture, tourism, fishing, and phosphate minerals.

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%