Rwanda Population 2022


Rwanda map
  • The current population of Rwanda is estimated at 13,748,102 people as of December, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Rwanda represent 0.17% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Rwanda is 473 inhabitants per km2.
  • Rwanda is located in Africa.
  • Rwanda ranks number 76 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Rwanda is -1.9373° S. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 29.8711° E.
  • The median age in Rwanda is 20.1 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Rwanda is not existent. A person working in Rwanda tipically earns around 1,100 RWF per day, around USD $1.08 per day, in 2022.
  • The countries that Rwanda shares its land boundary with are Uganda to the north, Tanzania to the east, Burundi to the south, and Zaire to the west.

Rwanda

Official name Republic of Rwanda
Location Africa
Capital Kigali
Population 13,598,618 (as of July 2022)
Population density 473/km2
Population growth rate 2.52% (in 2022)
Area 26,338 km2 (10,169.15 sq mi)
Official language Kinyarwanda, French, English and Swahili
Currency Rwandan franc (RWF)
Life expectancy 69.70 years
Internet TLD .rw
Call code +250

Rwanda Population Graph

Rwanda Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 12,957,390 6,369,853 6,587,537 49.16% 50.84% 2,258,473 17.43%
2019 12,631,989 6,208,623 6,423,366 49.15% 50.85% 2,186,597 17.31%
2018 12,308,120 6,048,210 6,259,910 49.14% 50.86% 2,118,227 17.21%
2017 11,986,950 5,889,189 6,097,761 49.13% 50.87% 2,053,365 17.13%
2016 11,674,663 5,734,594 5,940,069 49.12% 50.88% 1,991,698 17.06%
2015 11,374,751 5,585,003 5,789,748 49.1% 50.9% 1,933,708 17%
2014 11,089,171 5,443,674 5,645,497 49.09% 50.91% 1,881,832 16.97%
2013 10,816,944 5,307,874 5,509,070 49.07% 50.93% 1,833,472 16.95%
2012 10,554,943 5,177,200 5,377,743 49.05% 50.95% 1,788,007 16.94%
2011 10,298,480 5,049,345 5,249,135 49.03% 50.97% 1,744,563 16.94%
2010 10,044,358 4,923,744 5,120,614 49.02% 50.98% 1,700,510 16.93%
2009 9,787,661 4,795,954 4,991,707 49% 51% 1,657,051 16.93%
2008 9,529,294 4,667,448 4,861,846 48.98% 51.02% 1,613,309 16.93%
2007 9,278,396 4,542,703 4,735,693 48.96% 51.04% 1,569,905 16.92%
2006 9,047,864 4,428,929 4,618,935 48.95% 51.05% 1,530,899 16.92%
2005 8,844,640 4,327,682 4,516,958 48.93% 51.07% 1,495,629 16.91%
2004 8,684,856 4,248,632 4,436,224 48.92% 51.08% 1,468,609 16.91%
2003 8,561,439 4,187,400 4,374,039 48.91% 51.09% 1,446,883 16.9%
2002 8,431,275 4,122,893 4,308,382 48.9% 51.1% 1,414,768 16.78%
2001 8,235,266 4,025,398 4,209,868 48.88% 51.12% 1,303,643 15.83%
2000 7,937,655 3,877,544 4,060,111 48.85% 51.15% 1,185,092 14.93%
1999 7,504,989 3,662,435 3,842,554 48.8% 51.2% 1,055,201 14.06%
1998 6,966,281 3,394,669 3,571,612 48.73% 51.27% 922,336 13.24%
1997 6,423,108 3,124,842 3,298,266 48.65% 51.35% 800,962 12.47%
1996 6,016,119 2,923,834 3,092,285 48.6% 51.4% 684,033 11.37%
1995 5,841,159 2,840,556 3,000,603 48.63% 51.37% 574,770 9.84%
1994 5,941,002 2,896,238 3,044,764 48.75% 51.25% 504,391 8.49%
1993 6,266,890 3,065,763 3,201,127 48.92% 51.08% 458,110 7.31%
1992 6,705,590 3,292,445 3,413,145 49.1% 50.9% 421,782 6.29%
1991 7,087,470 3,489,870 3,597,600 49.24% 50.76% 389,102 5.49%
1990 7,292,527 3,596,674 3,695,853 49.32% 50.68% 395,255 5.42%
1989 7,280,621 3,594,443 3,686,178 49.37% 50.63% 388,785 5.34%
1988 7,091,738 3,501,191 3,590,547 49.37% 50.63% 373,735 5.27%
1987 6,783,371 3,347,594 3,435,777 49.35% 50.65% 352,735 5.2%
1986 6,446,970 3,179,646 3,267,324 49.32% 50.68% 330,730 5.13%
1985 6,149,957 3,031,314 3,118,643 49.29% 50.71% 311,188 5.06%
1984 5,907,569 2,910,659 2,996,910 49.27% 50.73% 294,788 4.99%
1983 5,695,542 2,805,054 2,890,488 49.25% 50.75% 280,221 4.92%
1982 5,509,251 2,712,755 2,796,496 49.24% 50.76% 267,199 4.85%
1981 5,333,513 2,625,688 2,707,825 49.23% 50.77% 255,475 4.79%
1980 5,157,437 2,538,490 2,618,947 49.22% 50.78% 243,431 4.72%
1979 4,982,795 2,451,535 2,531,260 49.2% 50.8% 232,198 4.66%
1978 4,816,722 2,369,346 2,447,376 49.19% 50.81% 220,606 4.58%
1977 4,659,110 2,291,350 2,367,760 49.18% 50.82% 203,603 4.37%
1976 4,509,714 2,217,426 2,292,288 49.17% 50.83% 188,506 4.18%
1975 4,368,201 2,147,408 2,220,793 49.16% 50.84% 174,728 4%
1974 4,234,964 2,081,908 2,153,056 49.16% 50.84% 161,776 3.82%
1973 4,109,696 2,019,916 2,089,780 49.15% 50.85% 150,004 3.65%
1972 3,990,413 1,961,288 2,029,125 49.15% 50.85% 139,265 3.49%
1971 3,874,525 1,903,942 1,970,583 49.14% 50.86% 129,409 3.34%
1970 3,760,357 1,847,839 1,912,518 49.14% 50.86% 119,955 3.19%
1969 3,646,152 1,791,354 1,854,798 49.13% 50.87% 114,125 3.13%
1968 3,532,663 1,735,244 1,797,419 49.12% 50.88% 108,453 3.07%
1967 3,423,634 1,681,347 1,742,287 49.11% 50.89% 102,709 3%
1966 3,324,331 1,632,247 1,692,084 49.1% 50.9% 97,735 2.94%
1965 3,238,124 1,589,919 1,648,205 49.1% 50.9% 93,258 2.88%
1964 3,166,789 1,554,893 1,611,896 49.1% 50.9% 89,303 2.82%
1963 3,107,901 1,525,979 1,581,922 49.1% 50.9% 86,089 2.77%
1962 3,055,379 1,500,191 1,555,188 49.1% 50.9% 82,801 2.71%
1961 3,001,033 1,473,807 1,527,226 49.11% 50.89% 79,527 2.65%
1960 2,938,217 1,442,958 1,495,259 49.11% 50.89% 76,394 2.6%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Rwanda ordered by Population

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

Rwanda

# City Population 2022
1 Kigali 1,134,158
2 Gisenyi 137,418
3 Butare 90,380
4 Gitarama 88,568
5 Musanze 87,569
6 Byumba 71,200
7 Cyangugu 64,349
8 Kibuye 48,475
9 Rwamagana 47,722
10 Kibungo 46,721
11 Nzega 34,106

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