Zimbabwe Population: 14,784,595

Zimbabwe is also known as the Republic of Zimbabwe, located in southern Africa. The capital city of Zimbabwe is Harare, which is the largest city in Zimbabwe.

Largest Cities in Zimbabwe by Population

Harare has the largest population, along with cities like Bulawayo and Chitungwiza. Some other cities which are highly populated are Mutare, Epworth, Gweru, and Kwekwe, etc.

CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
Harare 1,542,813 Zvishavane 35,896
Bulawayo 699,385 Victoria Falls 35,761
Chitungwiza 340,360 Hwange 33,210
Mutare 184,205 Redcliff 33,197
Gweru 146,073 Ruwa 30,000
Epworth 123,250 Rusape 29,292
Kwekwe 99,149 Chiredzi 28,205
Kadoma 79,174 Beitbridge 26,459
Masvingo 76,290 Kariba 25,531
Chinhoyi 61,739 Karoi 25,030
Marondera 57,082 Gokwe 18,942
Norton 52,054 Chipinge 18,860
Chegutu 47,294 Shurugwi 17,075
Bindura 37,423

Zimbabwe Population History

As per the UN records, the total population of Zimbabwe is 14,862,924. From the year 2015, there has been a steady growth in the total population. In 2020, the total population of Zimbabwe is 14,862,924. In the coming years, there will be a consistent growth of 1.48 %.

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 14,862,924 1.48% 217,456 -116,858 18.7 3.63 38 38.40% 5,700,460 0.19% 7,794,798,739 74
2019 14,645,468 1.43% 206,666 -116,858 18.5 3.99 38 38.00% 5,571,525 0.19% 7,713,468,100 74
2018 14,438,802 1.42% 202,207 -116,858 18.5 3.99 37 37.70% 5,447,513 0.19% 7,631,091,040 74
2017 14,236,595 1.47% 206,264 -116,858 18.5 3.99 37 37.40% 5,328,766 0.19% 7,547,858,925 74
2016 14,030,331 1.56% 215,702 -116,858 18.5 3.99 36 37.20% 5,215,894 0.19% 7,464,022,049 74
2015 13,814,629 1.70% 223,381 -124,599 18.4 4.09 36 37.00% 5,109,485 0.19% 7,379,797,139 73
2010 12,697,723 1.01% 124,205 -102,535 18.6 3.89 33 36.80% 4,676,106 0.18% 6,956,823,603 71
2005 12,076,699 0.33% 39,044 -139,563 18.3 3.72 31 36.50% 4,413,866 0.18% 6,541,907,027 70
2000 11,881,477 0.81% 94,153 -104,934 18.2 3.89 31 34.70% 4,125,989 0.19% 6,143,493,823 65
1995 11,410,714 1.81% 195,659 -59,647 17.6 4.42 29 31.50% 3,592,151 0.20% 5,744,212,979 64
1990 10,432,421 3.28% 310,986 16,871 16.9 5.37 27 28.30% 2,951,918 0.20% 5,327,231,061 64
1985 8,877,489 3.68% 293,773 19,814 16 6.3 23 24.80% 2,200,595 0.18% 4,870,921,740 73
1980 7,408,624 3.32% 222,950 -30,457 15.1 7.3 19 21.60% 1,602,677 0.17% 4,458,003,514 75
1975 6,293,875 3.54% 200,914 -9,109 15.4 7.4 16 19.30% 1,215,331 0.15% 4,079,480,606 79
1970 5,289,303 3.42% 163,625 -8,400 15.6 7.4 14 17.00% 898,584 0.14% 3,700,437,046 79
1965 4,471,177 3.43% 138,899 -3,002 16 7.3 12 14.40% 644,767 0.13% 3,339,583,597 91
1960 3,776,681 3.28% 112,679 -1,501 17.2 7 10 12.50% 472,478 0.12% 3,034,949,748 87
1955 3,213,286 3.19% 93,287 -901 18.1 6.8 8 11.50% 371,106 0.12% 2,773,019,936 91

Zimbabwe Population forecast

The 1.48% population growth is projected to be increasing in 2035. After this point, the population is expected to decrease slowly. The estimated population of Zimbabwe for 2050 is 23,947,923. In 2045 the population rate is 22,464,718. 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 26.9, and the estimated urban population for the year 2050 is 13,627,246.

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 14,862,924 1.47% 209,659 -116,858 18.7 3.63 38 38.40% 5,700,460 0.19% 7,794,798,739 74
2025 16,110,482 1.63% 249,512 -61,308 19.6 3.63 42 39.90% 6,429,761 0.20% 8,184,437,460 74
2030 17,596,447 1.78% 297,193 -19,999 21.1 3.63 45 41.90% 7,370,279 0.21% 8,548,487,400 74
2035 19,212,087 1.77% 323,128 -10,000 22.8 3.63 50 44.70% 8,580,510 0.22% 8,887,524,213 72
2040 20,863,619 1.66% 330,306 -10,000 24.4 3.63 54 48.40% 10,097,359 0.23% 9,198,847,240 71
2045 22,464,718 1.49% 320,220 -10,000 25.7 3.63 58 52.50% 11,802,761 0.24% 9,481,803,274 71
2050 23,947,923 1.29% 296,641 26.9 3.63 62 56.90% 13,627,246 0.25% 9,735,033,990 70

Zimbabwe Demographics

The life expectancy rate of 2020 is 62.16. The infant mortality rate of this country is 34.1. In the year 2019, the increase was positive as the death rates increased the birth rates. The total male percentage of Zimbabwe is 47.72%, which is 7,092,010. The female population percentage is about 52.28%, which is 7,770,917. The sex ratio is 970 males per 1000 females. This is lesser than the global sex ratio.

Zimbabwe Religion & Politics

The majority of the people of Zimbabwe belong to be Christianity, with over 69.2% belong to Protestant Christianity, 8% are Roman Catholic, in total 84.1% follow one of the denominations of Christianity. 0.7% belongs to Islam, and the remaining 10.2% of the population does not belong to any religion. Zimbabwe has a presidential system of government. The president is the head of the state and government. The government vests executive power, whereas the legislative power is exercised in both parliament and government.

Zimbabwe Economy

The economy of Zimbabwe is a mixed economy. It has limited freedom for private enterprises, and high taxes are levied. Agriculture, Tourism, minerals, and gold mining are the main exports of Zimbabwe.

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%