Afghanistan Population Growth Rate 1950-2022

Chart and table of Afghanistan population from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of Afghanistan in 2022 is 40,754,388, a 2.31% increase from 2021.
  • The population of Afghanistan in 2021 was 39,835,428, a 2.33% increase from 2020.
  • The population of Afghanistan in 2020 was 38,928,346, a 2.33% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Afghanistan in 2019 was 38,041,754, a 2.34% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Country Name 2022 Population Growth Rate
Ethiopia 120,812,698
Tanzania 63,298,550
Uganda 48,432,863
Afghanistan 40,754,388
Mozambique 33,089,461
Yemen 31,154,867
Nepal 30,225,582
Madagascar 29,178,077
Niger 26,083,660
North Korea 25,990,679
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Mali 21,473,764
Malawi 20,180,839
Senegal 17,653,671
Chad 17,413,580
Somalia 16,841,795
Zimbabwe 15,331,428
Guinea 13,865,691
Rwanda 13,600,464
Benin 12,784,726
Burundi 12,624,840
Haiti 11,680,283
South Sudan 11,618,511
Tajikistan 9,957,464
Togo 8,680,837
Sierra Leone 8,306,436
Liberia 5,305,117
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Eritrea 3,662,244
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Comoros 907,419
Afghanistan - Historical Population Growth Rate Data
Year Population Growth Rate Growth Rate
2022 40,754,388 2.31%
2021 39,835,428 2.33%
2020 38,928,346 2.33%
2019 38,041,754 2.34%
2018 37,171,921 2.41%
2017 36,296,113 2.58%
2016 35,383,032 2.82%
2015 34,413,603 3.12%
2014 33,370,794 3.41%
2013 32,269,589 3.56%
2012 31,161,376 3.47%
2011 30,117,413 3.19%
2010 29,185,507 2.78%
2009 28,394,813 2.43%
2008 27,722,276 2.29%
2007 27,100,536 2.53%
2006 26,433,049 3.04%
2005 25,654,277 3.75%
2004 24,726,684 4.42%
2003 23,680,871 4.78%
2002 22,600,770 4.60%
2001 21,606,988 3.98%
2000 20,779,953 3.02%
1999 20,170,844 2.19%
1998 19,737,765 1.97%
1997 19,357,126 2.67%
1996 18,853,437 4.10%
1995 18,110,657 6.06%
1994 17,075,727 7.96%
1993 15,816,603 9.19%
1992 14,485,546 8.92%
1991 13,299,017 7.14%
1990 12,412,308 4.58%
1989 11,868,877 2.16%
1988 11,618,005 0.12%
1987 11,604,534 -1.12%
1986 11,736,179 -1.69%
1985 11,938,208 -2.18%
1984 12,204,292 -2.66%
1983 12,537,730 -2.68%
1982 12,882,528 -2.20%
1981 13,171,673 -1.38%
1980 13,356,511 -0.41%
1979 13,411,056 0.52%
1978 13,341,198 1.29%
1977 13,171,306 1.76%
1976 12,943,093 2.00%
1975 12,689,160 2.23%
1974 12,412,950 2.51%
1973 12,108,963 2.69%
1972 11,791,215 2.75%
1971 11,475,445 2.70%
1970 11,173,642 2.57%
1969 10,893,776 2.41%
1968 10,637,063 2.28%
1967 10,399,926 2.21%
1966 10,174,836 2.19%
1965 9,956,320 2.17%
1964 9,744,781 2.11%
1963 9,543,205 2.05%
1962 9,351,441 1.99%
1961 9,169,410 1.92%
1960 8,996,973 1.85%
1959 8,833,946 1.77%
1958 8,680,101 1.70%
1957 8,535,163 1.62%
1956 8,398,875 1.55%
1955 8,270,991 1.47%
1954 8,151,317 1.39%
1953 8,039,694 1.31%
1952 7,935,997 1.22%
1951 7,840,156 1.14%
1950 7,752,118 0.00%