Ethiopia Population 2022


Ethiopia map
  • The current population of Ethiopia is estimated at 120,727,720 people as of October, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Ethiopia represent 1.52% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Ethiopia is 93 inhabitants per km2.
  • Ethiopia is located in Africa.
  • Ethiopia ranks number 12 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Ethiopia is 9.1207° N. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 38.7718° E.
  • The median age in Ethiopia is 19.5 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Ethiopia is not existent. A person working in Ethiopia typically earns around 9,100 ETB per month, around USD $175.00 per month, in 2022.
  • The countries that Ethiopia shares its land boundary with are Eritrea to the north, Djibouti to the northeast, Somalia to the east, Kenya to the south, and Sudan and South Sudan to the west.

Ethiopia

Official name Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Location Africa
Capital Addis Ababa
Population 119,814,176 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 93/km2
Population growth rate 2.5% (in 2022)
Area 1,104,300 km2 (426,372.44 sq mi)
Official language Afar, Amharic, Oromo, Somali and Tigrinya
Currency Birr (ETB)
Life expectancy 67.40 years
Internet TLD .et
Call code +251

Ethiopia Population Graph

Ethiopia Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 114,968,182 57,518,581 57,449,601 50.03% 49.97% 24,948,095 21.7%
2019 112,083,210 56,075,230 56,007,980 50.03% 49.97% 23,795,265 21.23%
2018 109,228,779 54,636,235 54,592,544 50.02% 49.98% 22,675,895 20.76%
2017 106,404,182 53,212,731 53,191,451 50.01% 49.99% 21,610,689 20.31%
2016 103,607,605 51,803,802 51,803,803 50% 50% 20,586,831 19.87%
2015 100,839,486 50,409,659 50,429,827 49.99% 50.01% 19,593,112 19.43%
2014 98,100,150 49,020,645 49,079,505 49.97% 50.03% 18,639,029 19%
2013 95,391,516 47,648,062 47,743,454 49.95% 50.05% 17,723,744 18.58%
2012 92,732,546 46,301,360 46,431,186 49.93% 50.07% 16,840,230 18.16%
2011 90,145,336 44,991,537 45,153,799 49.91% 50.09% 15,991,783 17.74%
2010 87,645,220 43,726,200 43,919,020 49.89% 50.11% 15,180,152 17.32%
2009 85,239,037 42,517,232 42,721,805 49.88% 50.12% 14,413,921 16.91%
2008 82,921,211 41,361,100 41,560,111 49.88% 50.12% 13,690,292 16.51%
2007 80,679,183 40,234,709 40,444,474 49.87% 50.13% 13,005,484 16.12%
2006 78,493,914 39,144,915 39,348,999 49.87% 50.13% 12,480,532 15.9%
2005 76,350,891 38,076,189 38,274,702 49.87% 50.13% 11,987,090 15.7%
2004 74,243,962 37,025,464 37,218,498 49.87% 50.13% 11,507,814 15.5%
2003 72,174,911 35,993,628 36,181,283 49.87% 50.13% 11,049,979 15.31%
2002 70,146,299 34,974,945 35,171,354 49.86% 50.14% 10,606,120 15.12%
2001 68,163,512 33,986,327 34,177,185 49.86% 50.14% 10,176,812 14.93%
2000 66,228,782 33,021,671 33,207,111 49.86% 50.14% 9,762,122 14.74%
1999 64,346,869 32,083,349 32,263,520 49.86% 50.14% 9,362,469 14.55%
1998 62,511,474 31,168,221 31,343,253 49.86% 50.14% 8,982,899 14.37%
1997 60,701,085 30,259,491 30,441,594 49.85% 50.15% 8,613,484 14.19%
1996 58,887,064 29,355,201 29,531,863 49.85% 50.15% 8,250,078 14.01%
1995 57,051,329 28,440,088 28,611,241 49.85% 50.15% 7,890,199 13.83%
1994 55,184,304 27,514,894 27,669,410 49.86% 50.14% 7,521,621 13.63%
1993 53,298,754 26,574,759 26,723,995 49.86% 50.14% 7,126,043 13.37%
1992 51,426,676 25,646,483 25,780,193 49.87% 50.13% 6,747,180 13.12%
1991 49,618,906 24,744,948 24,873,958 49.87% 50.13% 6,385,953 12.87%
1990 47,896,484 23,885,977 24,010,507 49.87% 50.13% 6,044,536 12.62%
1989 46,280,637 23,075,526 23,205,111 49.86% 50.14% 5,729,543 12.38%
1988 44,765,261 22,311,006 22,454,255 49.84% 50.16% 5,434,503 12.14%
1987 43,337,037 21,590,512 21,746,525 49.82% 50.18% 5,161,441 11.91%
1986 41,973,250 20,902,678 21,070,572 49.8% 50.2% 4,902,476 11.68%
1985 40,659,463 20,240,281 20,419,182 49.78% 50.22% 4,655,509 11.45%
1984 39,381,433 19,600,139 19,781,294 49.77% 50.23% 4,422,535 11.23%
1983 38,149,545 18,987,029 19,162,516 49.77% 50.23% 4,204,080 11.02%
1982 37,001,905 18,415,848 18,586,057 49.77% 50.23% 3,999,906 10.81%
1981 35,991,008 17,912,725 18,078,283 49.77% 50.23% 3,818,646 10.61%
1980 35,148,029 17,496,689 17,651,340 49.78% 50.22% 3,658,910 10.41%
1979 34,494,014 17,171,120 17,322,894 49.78% 50.22% 3,521,839 10.21%
1978 33,999,420 16,924,911 17,074,509 49.78% 50.22% 3,406,742 10.02%
1977 33,583,284 16,721,117 16,862,167 49.79% 50.21% 3,301,237 9.83%
1976 33,134,114 16,497,475 16,636,639 49.79% 50.21% 3,194,129 9.64%
1975 32,572,717 16,217,956 16,354,761 49.79% 50.21% 3,081,379 9.46%
1974 31,867,088 15,866,623 16,000,465 49.79% 50.21% 2,957,266 9.28%
1973 31,042,257 15,452,836 15,589,421 49.78% 50.22% 2,824,845 9.1%
1972 30,146,224 15,003,776 15,142,448 49.77% 50.23% 2,692,058 8.93%
1971 29,253,915 14,559,673 14,694,242 49.77% 50.23% 2,562,643 8.76%
1970 28,420,195 14,141,889 14,278,306 49.76% 50.24% 2,441,295 8.59%
1969 27,657,692 13,759,702 13,897,990 49.75% 50.25% 2,328,778 8.42%
1968 26,949,236 13,407,245 13,541,991 49.75% 50.25% 2,226,007 8.26%
1967 26,284,865 13,074,092 13,210,773 49.74% 50.26% 2,129,074 8.1%
1966 25,645,655 12,756,149 12,889,506 49.74% 50.26% 2,010,619 7.84%
1965 25,018,136 12,441,519 12,576,617 49.73% 50.27% 1,898,877 7.59%
1964 24,401,889 12,135,059 12,266,830 49.73% 50.27% 1,791,099 7.34%
1963 23,803,178 11,834,940 11,968,238 49.72% 50.28% 1,690,026 7.1%
1962 23,226,029 11,547,982 11,678,047 49.72% 50.28% 1,595,628 6.87%
1961 22,675,727 11,272,104 11,403,623 49.71% 50.29% 1,507,936 6.65%
1960 22,155,714 11,013,605 11,142,109 49.71% 50.29% 1,424,612 6.43%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Ethiopia ordered by Population

The list offered below features the biggest cities of Ethiopia. Besides, in the table you will find information regarding the population size in these cities. Cities are ordered by population (largest to smallest).

Ethiopia

# City Population 2022
1 Addis Ababa 2,789,719
2 Dire Dawa 254,701
3 Mek'ele 217,443
4 Nazret 217,098
5 Bahir Dar 170,436
6 Gondar 155,853
7 Dese 138,056
8 Hawassa 135,120
9 Jimma 129,820
10 Bishoftu 105,695
11 Kombolcha 94,354
12 Harar 91,544
13 Sodo 87,160
14 Shashemene 87,099
15 Hosa'ina 76,609
16 Arba Minch 70,318
17 Adigrat 65,676
18 Debre Mark'os 60,627
19 Debre Birhan 58,267
20 Jijiga 57,435
21 Inda Silase 50,879
22 Ziway 50,004
23 Dila 47,402
24 Hagere Hiywet 44,377
25 Gambela 42,896
26 Axum 41,773
27 Waliso 38,878
28 Yirga `Alem 36,836
29 Mojo 35,041
30 Goba 34,685
31 Shakiso 34,599
32 Felege Neway 33,947
33 Areka 33,594
34 Boditi 33,555
35 Debre Tabor 33,201
36 Jinka 32,500
37 Gimbi 32,321
38 Asbe Teferi 31,277
39 Korem 31,096
40 Butajira 30,935
41 Asosa 30,832
42 Metu 30,090
43 Agaro 28,655
44 Kibre Mengist 28,269
45 Maych'ew 27,504
46 Werota 27,129
47 Dembi Dolo 27,109
48 Dubti 26,655
49 K'olito 25,985
50 Fiche 25,980
51 Mendi 25,572
52 Debark 24,927
53 Tepi 24,423
54 Asasa 24,190
55 Kemise 24,057
56 Genet 24,002
57 Finote Selam 23,808
58 Metahara 23,780
59 Dodola 23,493
60 Adet 23,203
61 Adis Zemen 22,882
62 Hagere Maryam 22,406
63 Bure 22,331
64 Robit 20,867
65 Bedele 20,608
66 Asaita 20,513
67 Nejo 20,414
68 Sebeta 19,795
69 Bati 19,428
70 Bonga 19,193
71 Bako 18,140
72 Yabelo 18,010
73 Bedesa 17,703
74 Wenji 17,396
75 Ginir 17,007
76 Gebre Guracha 16,807
77 Bichena 16,592
78 Gelemso 16,322
79 Shambu 15,540
80 Abomsa 15,443
81 Mizan Teferi 14,128
82 Wendo 13,122
83 Huruta 12,639
84 Hirna 12,395
85 Dejen 11,902
86 Dabat 11,700
87 Awash 11,559
88 Leku 11,554
89 Gewane 11,466
90 Lalibela 11,286
91 Gidole 10,901
92 Debre Werk 10,733
93 Tulu Bolo 10,653
94 Sire 10,203
95 Adis `Alem 9,989
96 Kofele 9,762
97 Debre Sina 9,503
98 Gore 9,438
99 Deder 8,994
100 Were Ilu 7,737

Other Countries from Africa Ranked by Population

Country Name Population 2022 Population density
Nigeria 216,850,785 218/km2
Ethiopia 119,814,176 93/km2
Democratic Republic of the Congo 105,404,210 46/km2
Egypt 105,191,099 102/km2
Tanzania 63,582,799 47.5/km2
South Africa 60,839,972 42/km2
Kenya 55,839,697 78/km2
Uganda 49,130,208 161.1/km2
Sudan 46,010,693 21/km2
Algeria 45,433,964 17.9/km2
Morocco 37,722,619 50.1/km2
Angola 33,103,620 25/km2
Mozambique 33,099,311 28.9/km2
Ghana 32,257,331 102/km2
Madagascar 29,098,694 35.6/km2
Ivory Coast 27,485,355 64/km2
Cameroon 27,395,781 39.9/km2
Niger 26,010,912 12.2/km2
Burkina Faso 22,081,135 65/km2
Mali 21,396,790 11.8/km2