South Sudan Population 2022


South Sudan map
  • The current population of South Sudan is estimated at 11,438,873 people as of August, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of South Sudan represent 0.14% of the total world population.
  • The population density of South Sudan is 13 inhabitants per km2.
  • South Sudan is located in Africa.
  • South Sudan ranks number 84 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of South Sudan is 7.838208. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 29.195183.
  • The median age in South Sudan is 19.1 years.
  • Minimum Wages in South Sudan is 425 SSP per month, around USD 3.26 per month, in 2022.
  • The countries that South Sudan shares its land boundary with are Sudan to the north, Ethiopia to the east, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Kenya to the south, and Central African Republic to the west.

South Sudan

Official name Republic of South Sudan
Location Africa
Capital Juba
Population 11,431,760 (as of July 2022)
Population density 13/km2
Population growth rate 0.82% (in 2022)
Area 644,329 km2 (248,776.72 sq mi)
Official language English
Currency South Sudanese pound (SSP)
Life expectancy 58.50 years
Internet TLD .ss
Call code +211

South Sudan Population Graph

South Sudan Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 11,196,415 5,603,806 5,592,609 50.05% 49.95% 2,261,676 20.2%
2019 11,064,769 5,537,917 5,526,852 50.05% 49.95% 2,201,889 19.9%
2018 10,978,558 5,493,670 5,484,888 50.04% 49.96% 2,153,993 19.62%
2017 10,913,393 5,461,062 5,452,331 50.04% 49.96% 2,111,742 19.35%
2016 10,835,120 5,420,811 5,414,309 50.03% 49.97% 2,068,424 19.09%
2015 10,718,229 5,361,258 5,356,971 50.02% 49.98% 2,020,386 18.85%
2014 10,557,415 5,280,819 5,276,596 50.02% 49.98% 1,966,846 18.63%
2013 10,357,515 5,179,793 5,177,722 50.01% 49.99% 1,907,854 18.42%
2012 10,116,075 5,058,037 5,058,038 50% 50% 1,843,149 18.22%
2011 9,833,054 4,915,544 4,917,510 49.99% 50.01% 1,772,900 18.03%
2010 9,510,654 4,753,425 4,757,229 49.98% 50.02% 1,698,603 17.86%
2009 9,144,452 4,569,483 4,574,969 49.97% 50.03% 1,618,568 17.7%
2008 8,739,029 4,365,145 4,373,884 49.95% 50.05% 1,534,573 17.56%
2007 8,317,140 4,152,748 4,164,392 49.93% 50.07% 1,448,846 17.42%
2006 7,909,305 3,947,534 3,961,771 49.91% 50.09% 1,367,519 17.29%
2005 7,537,740 3,760,578 3,777,162 49.89% 50.11% 1,292,722 17.15%
2004 7,215,085 3,598,163 3,616,922 49.87% 50.13% 1,228,007 17.02%
2003 6,937,330 3,458,953 3,478,377 49.86% 50.14% 1,171,715 16.89%
2002 6,689,830 3,334,211 3,355,619 49.84% 50.16% 1,121,216 16.76%
2001 6,449,338 3,213,060 3,236,278 49.82% 50.18% 1,072,525 16.63%
2000 6,200,884 3,088,660 3,112,224 49.81% 50.19% 1,023,146 16.5%
1999 5,936,851 2,955,958 2,980,893 49.79% 50.21% 972,456 16.38%
1998 5,664,765 2,819,920 2,844,845 49.78% 50.22% 920,524 16.25%
1997 5,414,359 2,694,726 2,719,633 49.77% 50.23% 872,795 16.12%
1996 5,224,536 2,599,729 2,624,807 49.76% 50.24% 835,926 16%
1995 5,120,643 2,547,008 2,573,635 49.74% 50.26% 812,646 15.87%
1994 5,113,927 2,543,156 2,570,771 49.73% 50.27% 805,444 15.75%
1993 5,188,305 2,579,625 2,608,680 49.72% 50.28% 810,932 15.63%
1992 5,308,102 2,638,658 2,669,444 49.71% 50.29% 791,438 14.91%
1991 5,422,889 2,695,718 2,727,171 49.71% 50.29% 763,000 14.07%
1990 5,495,366 2,731,197 2,764,169 49.7% 50.3% 729,785 13.28%
1989 5,514,338 2,740,626 2,773,712 49.7% 50.3% 690,395 12.52%
1988 5,488,031 2,727,551 2,760,480 49.7% 50.3% 647,588 11.8%
1987 5,422,518 2,694,991 2,727,527 49.7% 50.3% 602,442 11.11%
1986 5,330,831 2,649,423 2,681,408 49.7% 50.3% 557,605 10.46%
1985 5,223,358 2,596,009 2,627,349 49.7% 50.3% 513,978 9.84%
1984 5,099,026 2,534,216 2,564,810 49.7% 50.3% 472,170 9.26%
1983 4,955,631 2,462,949 2,492,682 49.7% 50.3% 431,635 8.71%
1982 4,801,835 2,386,992 2,414,843 49.71% 50.29% 408,156 8.5%
1981 4,648,801 2,311,384 2,337,417 49.72% 50.28% 395,613 8.51%
1980 4,504,854 2,239,813 2,265,041 49.72% 50.28% 383,814 8.52%
1979 4,373,897 2,175,139 2,198,758 49.73% 50.27% 373,093 8.53%
1978 4,255,212 2,116,542 2,138,670 49.74% 50.26% 363,395 8.54%
1977 4,146,624 2,062,945 2,083,679 49.75% 50.25% 354,536 8.55%
1976 4,043,813 2,012,201 2,031,612 49.76% 50.24% 346,555 8.57%
1975 3,943,584 1,963,116 1,980,468 49.78% 50.22% 338,360 8.58%
1974 3,846,016 1,914,931 1,931,085 49.79% 50.21% 330,373 8.59%
1973 3,752,655 1,869,197 1,883,458 49.81% 50.19% 322,728 8.6%
1972 3,663,273 1,825,409 1,837,864 49.83% 50.17% 315,408 8.61%
1971 3,577,684 1,783,118 1,794,566 49.84% 50.16% 308,396 8.62%
1970 3,495,758 1,743,335 1,752,423 49.87% 50.13% 301,684 8.63%
1969 3,417,280 1,704,881 1,712,399 49.89% 50.11% 295,595 8.65%
1968 3,342,096 1,668,374 1,673,722 49.92% 50.08% 289,426 8.66%
1967 3,270,026 1,633,051 1,636,975 49.94% 50.06% 283,511 8.67%
1966 3,200,948 1,599,834 1,601,114 49.98% 50.02% 277,842 8.68%
1965 3,134,722 1,567,674 1,567,048 50.01% 49.99% 272,407 8.69%
1964 3,071,270 1,537,171 1,534,099 50.05% 49.95% 267,200 8.7%
1963 3,010,566 1,507,993 1,502,573 50.09% 49.91% 262,220 8.71%
1962 2,953,697 1,480,688 1,473,009 50.13% 49.87% 257,858 8.73%
1961 2,898,215 1,454,324 1,443,891 50.18% 49.82% 253,304 8.74%
1960 2,845,276 1,429,182 1,416,094 50.23% 49.77% 248,962 8.75%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in South Sudan ordered by Population

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

South Sudan

# City Population 2022
1 Juba 450,000
2 Winejok 300,000
3 Yei 260,720
4 Malakal 160,765
5 Wau 127,384
6 Kuacjok 78,000
7 Pajok 49,000
8 Gogrial 44,600
9 Yambio 40,382
10 Aweil 38,745
11 Rumbek 32,083
12 Bor 26,782
13 Torit 20,048
14 Leer 17,827
15 Tonj 17,338
16 Kafia Kingi 16,000
17 Maridi 14,224
18 Yirol 11,650
19 Tambura 9,500
20 Kodok 7,709

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