Liberia Population 2022


Liberia map
  • The current population of Liberia is estimated at 5,330,798 people as of October, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Liberia represent 0.07% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Liberia is 40.50 inhabitants per km2.
  • Liberia is located in Africa.
  • Liberia ranks number 123 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Liberia is 6.5011° N. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 9.4314° W.
  • The median age in Liberia is 19.4 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Liberia is 15 LD per hour, around USD $0.10 per hour, in 2022.
  • The countries that Liberia shares its land boundary with are Sierra Leone to the northwest, Guinea to the north, and Côte d'Ivoire to the east. It is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the south and west.

Liberia

Official name Republic of Liberia
Location Africa
Capital Monrovia
Population 5,294,709 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 40.50/km2
Population growth rate 2.42% (in 2022)
Area 111,369 km2 (42,999.79 sq mi)
Official language English
Currency Liberian dollar (LRD)
Life expectancy 64.70 years
Internet TLD .lr
Call code +231

Liberia Population Graph

Liberia Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 5,060,206 2,543,766 2,516,440 50.27% 49.73% 2,635,861 52.09%
2019 4,939,843 2,482,271 2,457,572 50.25% 49.75% 2,549,947 51.62%
2018 4,821,385 2,421,782 2,399,603 50.23% 49.77% 2,466,138 51.15%
2017 4,704,575 2,362,167 2,342,408 50.21% 49.79% 2,385,220 50.7%
2016 4,589,081 2,303,260 2,285,821 50.19% 49.81% 2,306,013 50.25%
2015 4,474,465 2,244,839 2,229,626 50.17% 49.83% 2,229,178 49.82%
2014 4,361,688 2,187,387 2,174,301 50.15% 49.85% 2,154,674 49.4%
2013 4,250,461 2,130,756 2,119,705 50.13% 49.87% 2,082,301 48.99%
2012 4,137,730 2,073,417 2,064,313 50.11% 49.89% 2,010,109 48.58%
2011 4,019,455 2,013,345 2,006,110 50.09% 49.91% 1,936,975 48.19%
2010 3,893,303 1,949,377 1,943,926 50.07% 49.93% 1,861,388 47.81%
2009 3,756,006 1,880,257 1,875,749 50.06% 49.94% 1,782,225 47.45%
2008 3,609,667 1,806,277 1,803,390 50.04% 49.96% 1,699,792 47.09%
2007 3,463,642 1,732,860 1,730,782 50.03% 49.97% 1,618,906 46.74%
2006 3,330,876 1,666,104 1,664,772 50.02% 49.98% 1,545,526 46.4%
2005 3,219,723 1,609,861 1,609,862 50% 50% 1,482,682 46.05%
2004 3,137,222 1,567,670 1,569,552 49.97% 50.03% 1,434,024 45.71%
2003 3,078,594 1,537,450 1,541,144 49.94% 50.06% 1,396,450 45.36%
2002 3,026,239 1,510,396 1,515,843 49.91% 50.09% 1,362,413 45.02%
2001 2,956,587 1,474,746 1,481,841 49.88% 50.12% 1,320,707 44.67%
2000 2,851,011 1,421,229 1,429,782 49.85% 50.15% 1,263,853 44.33%
1999 2,702,138 1,346,475 1,355,663 49.83% 50.17% 1,188,671 43.99%
1998 2,519,738 1,254,830 1,264,908 49.8% 50.2% 1,099,866 43.65%
1997 2,328,304 1,158,797 1,169,507 49.77% 50.23% 1,008,156 43.3%
1996 2,162,424 1,075,806 1,086,618 49.75% 50.25% 928,977 42.96%
1995 2,046,497 1,017,723 1,028,774 49.73% 50.27% 940,570 45.96%
1994 1,988,279 988,373 999,906 49.71% 50.29% 973,859 48.98%
1993 1,978,480 983,305 995,175 49.7% 50.3% 1,029,007 52.01%
1992 2,003,413 995,696 1,007,717 49.7% 50.3% 1,102,278 55.02%
1991 2,041,977 1,014,863 1,027,114 49.7% 50.3% 1,184,347 58%
1990 2,077,785 1,032,867 1,044,918 49.71% 50.29% 1,151,508 55.42%
1989 2,108,325 1,047,838 1,060,487 49.7% 50.3% 1,113,406 52.81%
1988 2,136,026 1,061,605 1,074,421 49.7% 50.3% 1,072,285 50.2%
1987 2,155,250 1,071,159 1,084,091 49.7% 50.3% 1,025,252 47.57%
1986 2,160,377 1,073,707 1,086,670 49.7% 50.3% 971,305 44.96%
1985 2,147,687 1,067,186 1,080,501 49.69% 50.31% 909,975 42.37%
1984 2,113,568 1,050,232 1,063,336 49.69% 50.31% 841,834 39.83%
1983 2,059,084 1,023,159 1,035,925 49.69% 50.31% 786,364 38.19%
1982 1,991,268 989,461 1,001,807 49.69% 50.31% 740,154 37.17%
1981 1,920,559 954,326 966,233 49.69% 50.31% 694,474 36.16%
1980 1,854,659 921,580 933,079 49.69% 50.31% 652,284 35.17%
1979 1,795,866 892,366 903,500 49.69% 50.31% 613,827 34.18%
1978 1,742,486 866,016 876,470 49.7% 50.3% 578,680 33.21%
1977 1,693,678 841,758 851,920 49.7% 50.3% 546,211 32.25%
1976 1,647,314 819,045 828,269 49.72% 50.28% 515,774 31.31%
1975 1,601,894 796,622 805,272 49.73% 50.27% 486,655 30.38%
1974 1,557,689 774,950 782,739 49.75% 50.25% 459,051 29.47%
1973 1,515,727 754,377 761,350 49.77% 50.23% 433,195 28.58%
1972 1,475,894 734,995 740,899 49.8% 50.2% 408,970 27.71%
1971 1,438,033 716,572 721,461 49.83% 50.17% 386,256 26.86%
1970 1,401,991 699,173 702,818 49.87% 50.13% 364,938 26.03%
1969 1,367,730 682,634 685,096 49.91% 50.09% 344,805 25.21%
1968 1,335,181 667,056 668,125 49.96% 50.04% 325,918 24.41%
1967 1,304,205 652,233 651,972 50.01% 49.99% 308,053 23.62%
1966 1,274,604 638,194 636,410 50.07% 49.93% 291,374 22.86%
1965 1,246,225 624,733 621,492 50.13% 49.87% 275,540 22.11%
1964 1,219,001 612,060 606,941 50.21% 49.79% 260,622 21.38%
1963 1,192,869 599,894 592,975 50.29% 49.71% 246,447 20.66%
1962 1,167,701 588,405 579,296 50.39% 49.61% 233,190 19.97%
1961 1,143,332 577,154 566,178 50.48% 49.52% 220,549 19.29%
1960 1,119,662 566,437 553,225 50.59% 49.41% 208,593 18.63%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Liberia ordered by Population

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

Liberia

# City Population 2022
1 Monrovia 940,651
2 Gbarnga 46,160
3 Kakata 34,261
4 Bensonville 33,533
5 Harper 32,932
6 Voinjama 26,839
7 Zwedru 25,960
8 Buchanan 25,945
9 New Yekepa 24,939
10 Greenville 16,597
11 Ganta 13,947
12 Robertsport 12,065
13 Sanniquellie 11,527
14 Fish Town 3,385
15 Tubmanburg 3,215
16 Bopolu 2,957
17 Barclayville 2,774
18 Cestos City 2,622

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