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Central African Republic

Area of Central African Republic 620,071.8 km²
Population 4.9 million
Population change from 1975 to 2015 +143.4%
Population change from 2000 to 2015 +31.5%
Timezone West Africa Standard Time

Map of Central African Republic

Population Over Time

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population 2,006,267 2,929,951 3,714,285 4,883,514
Population Density 3.24 / km² 4.73 / km² 5.99 / km² 7.88 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Ancient Population until 2100
YearEst. PopulationAvg 10 Year Growth %Avg 10 Year Growth
0 130,889 n/a n/a
100 137,829 0.5% 694
200 145,146 0.5% 731
300 152,861 0.5% 771
400 160,999 0.5% 813
500 169,584 0.5% 858
600 178,645 0.5% 906
700 188,213 0.5% 956
800 198,320 0.5% 1,010
900 208,829 0.5% 1,050
1000 219,881 0.5% 1,105
1100 231,534 0.5% 1,165
1200 243,789 0.5% 1,225
1300 256,826 0.5% 1,303
1400 270,636 0.5% 1,381
1500 285,053 0.5% 1,441
1600 300,486 0.5% 1,543
1700 316,698 0.5% 1,621
1800 369,972 1.6% 5,327
1900 529,813 3.7% 15,984
1910 568,950 7.4% 39,137
1920 622,633 9.4% 53,683
1930 703,776 13% 81,143
1940 851,517 21% 147,741
1950 1,306,606 53.4% 455,089
1960 1,479,714 13.2% 173,108
1970 1,791,233 21.1% 311,519
1990 2,929,951 27.9% 569,359
2000 3,714,285 26.8% 784,334
2020 5,321,946 19.7% 803,830
2030 6,181,045 16.1% 859,099
2040 6,935,176 12.2% 754,131
2050 7,532,959 8.6% 597,783
2060 7,956,298 5.6% 423,339
2070 8,192,507 3% 236,209
2080 8,258,070 0.8% 65,563
2090 8,193,080 -0.8% -64,990
2100 8,038,960 -1.9% -154,120
Sources:
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-927-2017, 2017.

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4
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