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Dakar Department

Area of Dakar Department 79.4 km²
Population 1.3 million
Male Population 649,032 (50.4%)
Female Population 637,864 (49.6%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015  +206.3%
Population change from 2000 to 2015  +53.3%
Median Age 17.8 years old
Male Median Age 17.1 years old
Female Median Age 18.5 years old
Timezone Greenwich Mean Time

Dakar Department Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population 420,162 639,966 839,695 1,286,893
Population Density 5,289 / km² 8,056 / km² 10,571 / km² 16,201 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Dakar Department Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 53.3% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Dakar Department +206.3% +101.1% +53.3%
Dakar +208.4% +101.5% +53.5%
Senegal +211% +102.6% +53.8%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Dakar Department Median Age

Median Age: 17.8 years
LocationMedian AgeMedian Age (Male)Median Age (Female)
Dakar Department 17.8 years 17.1 years 18.5 years
Dakar 17.8 years 17.1 years 18.5 years
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Dakar Department Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
AgeMaleFemaleTotal
Under 5 113,799 104,583 218,382
5-9 96,559 89,283 185,843
10-14 82,706 76,791 159,498
15-19 73,164 68,464 141,628
20-24 63,210 60,330 123,540
25-29 51,615 51,130 102,745
30-34 41,250 42,802 84,053
35-39 31,708 34,377 66,085
40-44 23,909 26,824 50,734
45-49 18,778 21,594 40,373
50-54 14,982 17,527 32,510
55-59 12,005 14,041 26,047
60-64 9,030 10,749 19,780
65-69 7,594 8,909 16,504
70-74 5,541 6,489 12,030
75-79 3,181 3,970 7,152
80-84 0 0 0
85 Plus 0 0 0
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Dakar Department Population Density

Population Density: 16,201 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Dakar Department 1.3 million 79.4 km² 16,201 / km²
Dakar 3.4 million 534.6 km² 6,451 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Dakar Department Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Population from 1700 to 2100
YearEst. PopulationAvg 10 year growth %Avg 10 year growth
1700 30,246 n/a n/a
1800 48,814 4.9% 1,856
1900 84,566 5.6% 3,575
1910 106,625 26.1% 22,059
1920 103,150 -3.3% -3,475
1930 129,815 25.9% 26,665
1940 156,705 20.7% 26,890
1950 211,436 34.9% 54,731
1960 270,870 28.1% 59,434
1970 361,328 33.4% 90,458
1990 639,966 33.1% 139,319
2000 839,695 31.2% 199,729
2020 1,387,503 28.5% 273,904
2030 1,590,843 14.7% 203,340
2040 1,790,404 12.5% 199,561
2050 1,969,643 10% 179,239
2060 2,121,317 7.7% 151,674
2070 2,257,893 6.4% 136,576
2080 2,377,606 5.3% 119,713
2090 2,478,562 4.2% 100,956
2100 2,559,397 3.3% 80,835
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

Dakar Department CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Dakar Department 845,878 t 0.66 t 10,649 t/km²
Dakar 2,315,403 t 0.67 t 4,331 t/km²
Sources: [Link] Moran, D., Kanemoto K; Jiborn, M., Wood, R., Többen, J., and Seto, K.C. (2018) Carbon footprints of 13,000 cities. Environmental Research Letters DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac72a

Dakar Department Annual Weather Averages

May Historical Weather Data (1941 to 2017)

Average Temp
23.0°C
73.5°F
Average High
26.1°C
78.9°F
Average Low
19.9°C
67.8°F
   Record High Temperature
35.0°C
95.0°F
   Record Low Temperature
15.6°C
60.1°F
   Average Precipitation
2.5 mm
0.1 in
   Average Precipitation Days (≥ 0.254 mm)
0.4 days
Sources:
1. NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
2. Lawrimore, Jay H.; Ray, Ron; Applequist, Scott; Korzeniewski, Bryant; Menne, Matthew J. (2016): Global Summary of the Month (GSOM), Version 1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.7289/V5QV3JJ5. Accessed Fri, 17 Apr 2020 13:07:33 GMT.

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
Drought Medium (3.5)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.

Top places in Dakar Department

Other places in Dakar

Place Area Population Population Density
Guédiawaye 11.2 km² 227,143 20,368 / km²
Pikine Department 90.7 km² 1.5 million 17,000 / km²
Rufisque Department 353.3 km² 392,617 1,111 / km²
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