Senegal Population 2022


Senegal map
  • The current population of Senegal is estimated at 17,566,777 people as of August, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Senegal represent 0.22% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Senegal is 70 inhabitants per km2.
  • Senegal is located in Africa.
  • Senegal ranks number 70 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Senegal is 14.561444. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is -14.479706.
  • The median age in Senegal is 18.5 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Senegal is CFA 213 per hour, around USD $0.33 per hour, in 2022.
  • The countries that Senegal shares its land boundary with are Mali to the east, Guinea and Guinea-Bissau to the south, and Senegal River separates is from Mauritania to the north and northeast. The Atlantic Ocean lies to the west.

Senegal

Official name Republic of Senegal
Location Africa
Capital Dakar
Population 17,518,022 (as of July 2022)
Population density 70/km2
Population growth rate 2.71% (in 2022)
Area 196,712 km2 (75,950.90 sq mi)
Official language French
Currency West African CFA franc (XOF)
Life expectancy 68.60 years
Internet TLD .sn
Call code +221

Senegal Population Graph

Senegal Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 16,747,279 8,172,672 8,574,607 48.8% 51.2% 8,058,791 48.12%
2019 16,299,621 7,947,695 8,351,926 48.76% 51.24% 7,766,769 47.65%
2018 15,857,495 7,725,772 8,131,723 48.72% 51.28% 7,483,152 47.19%
2017 15,422,438 7,507,643 7,914,795 48.68% 51.32% 7,208,448 46.74%
2016 14,996,513 7,295,804 7,700,709 48.65% 51.35% 6,943,386 46.3%
2015 14,581,366 7,090,918 7,490,448 48.63% 51.37% 6,687,014 45.86%
2014 14,177,575 6,893,137 7,284,438 48.62% 51.38% 6,442,290 45.44%
2013 13,785,185 6,703,735 7,081,450 48.63% 51.37% 6,206,090 45.02%
2012 13,404,670 6,520,031 6,884,639 48.64% 51.36% 5,978,483 44.6%
2011 13,036,421 6,343,522 6,692,899 48.66% 51.34% 5,760,794 44.19%
2010 12,680,679 6,172,955 6,507,724 48.68% 51.32% 5,550,333 43.77%
2009 12,338,793 6,010,226 6,328,567 48.71% 51.29% 5,350,101 43.36%
2008 12,008,301 5,852,846 6,155,455 48.74% 51.26% 5,157,565 42.95%
2007 11,690,584 5,701,498 5,989,086 48.77% 51.23% 4,973,174 42.54%
2006 11,385,687 5,557,354 5,828,333 48.81% 51.19% 4,795,651 42.12%
2005 11,093,450 5,419,150 5,674,300 48.85% 51.15% 4,627,078 41.71%
2004 10,813,329 5,286,637 5,526,692 48.89% 51.11% 4,466,986 41.31%
2003 10,544,632 5,160,543 5,384,089 48.94% 51.06% 4,312,754 40.9%
2002 10,286,779 5,039,493 5,247,286 48.99% 51.01% 4,177,461 40.61%
2001 10,039,113 4,924,185 5,114,928 49.05% 50.95% 4,061,825 40.46%
2000 9,800,670 4,815,069 4,985,601 49.13% 50.87% 3,951,630 40.32%
1999 9,571,588 4,711,136 4,860,452 49.22% 50.78% 3,845,864 40.18%
1998 9,350,581 4,611,707 4,738,874 49.32% 50.68% 3,743,038 40.03%
1997 9,133,615 4,513,833 4,619,782 49.42% 50.58% 3,643,399 39.89%
1996 8,915,546 4,414,978 4,500,568 49.52% 50.48% 3,543,930 39.75%
1995 8,692,762 4,311,610 4,381,152 49.6% 50.4% 3,443,203 39.61%
1994 8,463,604 4,203,026 4,260,578 49.66% 50.34% 3,339,738 39.46%
1993 8,229,217 4,090,744 4,138,473 49.71% 50.29% 3,235,728 39.32%
1992 7,992,487 3,974,664 4,017,823 49.73% 50.27% 3,131,456 39.18%
1991 7,757,830 3,859,520 3,898,310 49.75% 50.25% 3,028,657 39.04%
1990 7,528,564 3,746,966 3,781,598 49.77% 50.23% 2,928,611 38.9%
1989 7,305,702 3,638,240 3,667,462 49.8% 50.2% 2,831,690 38.76%
1988 7,088,750 3,531,615 3,557,135 49.82% 50.18% 2,736,966 38.61%
1987 6,877,809 3,427,900 3,449,909 49.84% 50.16% 2,632,138 38.27%
1986 6,672,666 3,327,659 3,345,007 49.87% 50.13% 2,529,608 37.91%
1985 6,473,270 3,229,514 3,243,756 49.89% 50.11% 2,430,713 37.55%
1984 6,279,303 3,134,628 3,144,675 49.92% 50.08% 2,335,273 37.19%
1983 6,091,394 3,042,651 3,048,743 49.95% 50.05% 2,243,460 36.83%
1982 5,912,689 2,955,162 2,957,527 49.98% 50.02% 2,156,949 36.48%
1981 5,743,311 2,872,804 2,870,507 50.02% 49.98% 2,074,484 36.12%
1980 5,585,949 2,797,443 2,788,506 50.08% 49.92% 1,998,094 35.77%
1979 5,441,789 2,729,601 2,712,188 50.16% 49.84% 1,927,482 35.42%
1978 5,309,338 2,667,942 2,641,396 50.25% 49.75% 1,861,985 35.07%
1977 5,184,096 2,610,192 2,573,904 50.35% 49.65% 1,799,918 34.72%
1976 5,059,904 2,552,216 2,507,688 50.44% 49.56% 1,739,089 34.37%
1975 4,932,311 2,490,817 2,441,494 50.5% 49.5% 1,661,696 33.69%
1974 4,799,587 2,424,751 2,374,836 50.52% 49.48% 1,580,984 32.94%
1973 4,663,056 2,354,843 2,308,213 50.5% 49.5% 1,501,038 32.19%
1972 4,525,147 2,283,389 2,241,758 50.46% 49.54% 1,423,159 31.45%
1971 4,389,726 2,212,422 2,177,304 50.4% 49.6% 1,348,524 30.72%
1970 4,259,637 2,144,301 2,115,336 50.34% 49.66% 1,277,891 30%
1969 4,135,391 2,078,861 2,056,530 50.27% 49.73% 1,209,602 29.25%
1968 4,016,114 2,016,089 2,000,025 50.2% 49.8% 1,144,994 28.51%
1967 3,901,598 1,955,871 1,945,727 50.13% 49.87% 1,083,864 27.78%
1966 3,791,276 1,898,292 1,892,984 50.07% 49.93% 1,025,919 27.06%
1965 3,684,720 1,842,360 1,842,360 50% 50% 970,924 26.35%
1964 3,582,031 1,788,508 1,793,523 49.93% 50.07% 919,149 25.66%
1963 3,483,395 1,737,169 1,746,226 49.87% 50.13% 869,804 24.97%
1962 3,388,496 1,687,810 1,700,686 49.81% 50.19% 823,405 24.3%
1961 3,296,928 1,640,222 1,656,706 49.75% 50.25% 779,723 23.65%
1960 3,208,360 1,593,913 1,614,447 49.68% 50.32% 737,923 23%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Senegal ordered by Population

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

Senegal

# City Population 2022
1 Dakar 2,478,876
2 Pikine 874,936
3 Touba 529,758
4 Thies 322,464
5 Thies Nones 254,389
6 Saint-Louis 177,285
7 Kaolack 173,546
8 Ziguinchor 160,992
9 Tiebo 100,811
10 Tambacounda 79,596
11 Mbake 74,811
12 Louga 67,866
13 Kolda 59,456
14 Richard-Toll 45,231
15 Joal-Fadiout 37,025
16 N'diareme limamoulaye 35,459
17 Dara 30,246
18 Kaffrine 28,657
19 Ndibene Dahra 27,946
20 Bignona 26,478
21 Pourham 24,361
22 Velingara 22,600
23 Nioro du Rip 20,922
24 Sedhiou 19,887
25 Mekhe 19,425
26 Kedougou 18,090
27 Nguekhokh 18,069
28 Pout 17,885
29 Kayar 17,360
30 Guinguineo 15,515
31 Matam 15,461
32 Mermoz Boabab 15,125
33 Ouro Sogui 15,021
34 Koungheul 14,847
35 Ndioum 13,341
36 Khombole 12,191
37 Sokone 11,769
38 Gueoul 11,030
39 Tiadiaye 10,963
40 Kanel 10,277
41 Ndofane 10,118
42 Rosso 10,056
43 Gandiaye 10,051
44 Waounde 9,196
45 Diofior 8,732
46 Tionk Essil 8,306
47 Diawara 8,222
48 Marsassoum 6,923
49 Passi 6,441
50 Golere 5,528
51 Foundiougne 5,369
52 Seme 5,133
53 Oussouye 4,151
54 Warang 3,553
55 Polel Diaoube 3,052

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
South Africa 60,839,972 42/km2
Kenya 55,839,697 78/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
Malawi 20,091,635 153.3/km2
Senegal 17,518,022 70/km2