Yemen Population: 29,586,162

Yemen is the second-largest Arabian country which is located in the southern end of Western Asia. As a country, Yemen is a sovereign state, and it’s a large country in size. Despite its size, the country is recognized in the category of failed states. The country is not at all developed, and there is a need for a lot of developments. Though this is an important part of the Arabian sovereign states.

Largest cities by population in Yemen

Sana’a is the capital of the country. The large country includes a lot of large cities inside. Among all the cities, some famous cities are- Ta’izz, Al Hudaydah, Aden, Ibb, Dhamar, Mukalla, Seiyun, Zinjibar, etc.

CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
Sanaa 1,937,451 Hajjah 43,549
Al Hudaydah 617,871 Dhi as Sufal 37,997
Ta`izz 615,222 Al Bayda 37,821
Aden 550,602 Ataq 37,315
Mukalla 258,132 Bayt al Faqih 34,204
Ibb 234,837 Yarim 33,050
Dhamar 160,114 Sahar 31,859
‘Amran 90,792 Lahij 23,375
Sayyan 69,404 Zinjibar 19,879
Zabid 52,590 Al Hazm 18,241
Sa’dah 51,870 Ma’rib 16,794
Bajil 48,218

Yemen Population History

The large country has a high population density. The estimated population of Yemen is around 28 million. This is the 48th largest population in the world. The country has a population density of 44.7 per square kilometer.

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 29,825,964 2.28% 664,042 -30,000 20.2 3.84 56 38.40% 11,465,414 0.38% 7,794,798,739 48
2019 29,161,922 2.33% 663,239 -30,000 19.3 4.28 55 37.80% 11,025,440 0.38% 7,713,468,100 48
2018 28,498,683 2.39% 663,864 -30,000 19.3 4.28 54 37.20% 10,595,260 0.37% 7,631,091,040 49
2017 27,834,819 2.45% 666,611 -30,000 19.3 4.28 53 36.60% 10,174,612 0.37% 7,547,858,925 49
2016 27,168,208 2.53% 670,319 -30,000 19.3 4.28 51 35.90% 9,763,095 0.36% 7,464,022,049 50
2015 26,497,889 2.73% 668,607 -15,002 19.1 4.4 50 35.30% 9,360,571 0.36% 7,379,797,139 50
2010 23,154,855 2.86% 609,489 -13,154 17.9 5 44 32.40% 7,501,186 0.33% 6,956,823,603 52
2005 20,107,409 2.92% 539,667 -22,430 16.6 5.9 38 29.60% 5,955,824 0.31% 6,541,907,027 53
2000 17,409,072 3.14% 499,151 -20,000 15.5 6.8 33 27.00% 4,695,121 0.28% 6,143,493,823 54
1995 14,913,315 4.96% 640,664 121,556 14.9 8.2 28 24.40% 3,640,249 0.26% 5,744,212,979 56
1990 11,709,993 4.11% 427,564 -10,000 14.4 8.8 22 21.60% 2,523,689 0.22% 5,327,231,061 61
1985 9,572,175 3.80% 326,055 -10,000 14.8 8.8 18 18.90% 1,809,366 0.20% 4,870,921,740 69
1980 7,941,898 3.20% 231,441 -15,000 15.2 8.6 15 16.90% 1,342,619 0.18% 4,458,003,514 73
1975 6,784,695 1.84% 118,262 -72,199 15.9 8.5 13 14.90% 1,013,953 0.17% 4,079,480,606 74
1970 6,193,384 1.58% 93,127 -49,132 17.6 8.25 12 13.30% 823,777 0.17% 3,700,437,046 71
1965 5,727,751 1.51% 82,479 -20,000 18.6 8 11 10.90% 622,252 0.17% 3,339,583,597 70
1960 5,315,355 1.37% 69,956 -15,000 18.8 7.9 10 8.90% 470,664 0.18% 3,034,949,748 69
1955 4,965,574 1.27% 60,858 -10,000 18.9 7.8 9 7.00% 347,047 0.18% 2,773,019,936 70

Yemen population forecast

Yemen has undergone a noticeable increase in the population in the last 10 years. The population growth rate in Yemen is 2.28%, which is quite high. With the same population growth rate, Yemen is going to reach a population of 60 million within 2050.

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 29,825,964 2.39% 665,615 -30,000 20.2 3.84 56 38.40% 11,465,414 0.38% 7,794,798,739 48
2025 33,140,296 2.13% 662,866 -30,000 21.4 3.84 63 41.60% 13,801,674 0.40% 8,184,437,460 48
2030 36,406,888 1.90% 653,318 -27,000 22.8 3.84 69 44.90% 16,329,898 0.43% 8,548,487,400 47
2035 39,602,684 1.70% 639,159 -27,000 24.3 3.84 75 48.00% 19,006,748 0.45% 8,887,524,213 46
2040 42,670,011 1.50% 613,465 -20,000 25.9 3.84 81 51.20% 21,832,866 0.46% 9,198,847,240 45
2045 45,522,739 1.30% 570,546 -20,000 27.6 3.84 86 54.30% 24,732,671 0.48% 9,481,803,274 43
2050 48,080,021 1.10% 511,456 29.2 3.84 91 57.50% 27,630,164 0.49% 9,735,033,990 42

Yemen demographics

The demographics of Yemen is quite interesting. 92.8% of the population of Yemen are Arabians, while 3.7% are Somalians, 1.1% are Afro-Arabians. The country is an Arabian sovereign state. So, it’s obvious that the main language of the country is Arabic. Urdu is also the second language of this country, and a small number of people speak in this language. Arabic is recorded as the official language of Yemen. 46% of people of the population are under the age of 15. Yemen has a high fertility rate, which is 4.45 children per woman.

Yemen religion and politics

The main religion of the country is Islam. There are various divisions among the Muslims of Yemen. 55% are Sunni Islam, while 45% is Shia Islam. The rest are from other different divisions.

In the field of politics, Yemen has a bicameral legislature. Yemen has a president who is elected through election every 5 years. The prime minister of Yemen has the authority to control the government. This country has a Supreme Political Council which is located in Sana’a. This organization controls most of the political affairs.

Yemen economy

Yemen produces an amount of 28.52 billion as GDP every year. This is the 103rd largest economy 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%