Lesotho Population Growth Rate 1950-2022

Chart and table of Lesotho population from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of Lesotho in 2022 is 2,305,825, a 1.07% increase from 2021.
  • The population of Lesotho in 2021 was 2,281,454, a 1.21% increase from 2020.
  • The population of Lesotho in 2020 was 2,254,100, a 1.28% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Lesotho in 2019 was 2,225,702, a 1.26% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Nigeria 218,541,212
Bangladesh 171,186,372
Philippines 115,559,009
Egypt 110,990,103
Vietnam 98,186,856
Myanmar 54,179,306
Kenya 54,027,487
Sudan 46,874,204
Ukraine 39,701,739
Morocco 37,457,971
Angola 35,588,987
Uzbekistan 34,627,652
Ghana 33,475,870
Cameroon 27,914,536
Sri Lanka 21,832,143
Zambia 20,017,675
Cambodia 16,767,842
Tunisia 12,356,117
Bolivia 12,224,110
Honduras 10,432,860
Papua New Guinea 10,142,619
Nicaragua 6,948,392
El Salvador 6,336,392
Republic of Congo 5,970,424
Mauritania 4,736,139
Georgia 3,744,385
Mongolia 3,398,366
Moldova 3,272,996
Lesotho 2,305,825
Timor-Leste 1,341,296
Eswatini 1,201,670
Djibouti 1,120,849
Bhutan 782,455
Solomon Islands 724,273
Cabo Verde 593,149
Micronesia 539,013
Vanuatu 326,740
Sao Tome and Principe 227,380
Kiribati 131,232
Lesotho - Historical Population Growth Rate Data
Year Population Growth Rate Growth Rate
2022 2,305,825 1.07%
2021 2,281,454 1.21%
2020 2,254,100 1.28%
2019 2,225,702 1.26%
2018 2,198,017 1.26%
2017 2,170,617 1.25%
2016 2,143,872 1.20%
2015 2,118,521 1.11%
2014 2,095,242 1.03%
2013 2,073,939 0.94%
2012 2,054,718 0.84%
2011 2,037,677 0.74%
2010 2,022,747 0.68%
2009 2,009,169 0.71%
2008 1,995,014 0.58%
2007 1,983,465 0.34%
2006 1,976,780 -0.03%
2005 1,977,424 -0.40%
2004 1,985,384 -0.38%
2003 1,993,030 -0.23%
2002 1,997,534 -0.10%
2001 1,999,473 0.04%
2000 1,998,630 0.22%
1999 1,994,243 0.43%
1998 1,985,639 0.66%
1997 1,972,579 0.89%
1996 1,955,098 1.09%
1995 1,934,079 1.23%
1994 1,910,642 1.33%
1993 1,885,478 1.45%
1992 1,858,507 1.59%
1991 1,829,509 1.70%
1990 1,798,997 1.81%
1989 1,767,091 1.92%
1988 1,733,733 2.05%
1987 1,698,939 2.36%
1986 1,659,793 2.67%
1985 1,616,697 2.76%
1984 1,573,267 2.81%
1983 1,530,331 2.82%
1982 1,488,399 2.83%
1981 1,447,501 2.83%
1980 1,407,672 2.83%
1979 1,368,917 2.83%
1978 1,331,213 2.84%
1977 1,294,435 3.02%
1976 1,256,478 3.31%
1975 1,216,180 3.47%
1974 1,175,369 3.50%
1973 1,135,631 3.50%
1972 1,097,242 3.53%
1971 1,059,879 3.56%
1970 1,023,481 3.60%
1969 987,909 3.66%
1968 952,992 3.71%
1967 918,923 3.50%
1966 887,841 3.21%
1965 860,220 3.12%
1964 834,215 3.10%
1963 809,138 3.12%
1962 784,681 3.13%
1961 760,895 3.12%
1960 737,838 3.10%
1959 715,629 3.06%
1958 694,355 3.01%
1957 674,063 2.69%
1956 656,426 2.35%
1955 641,361 2.27%
1954 627,130 2.17%
1953 613,822 2.05%
1952 601,476 1.94%
1951 590,004 1.82%
1950 579,470 0.00%