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Free State

Area of Free State 129,834.8 km²
Population 2.7 million
Male Population 1,326,766 (48.4%)
Female Population 1,415,013 (51.6%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015  +29.7%
Population change from 2000 to 2015  -0.4%
Median Age 25.6 years old
Male Median Age 24.5 years old
Female Median Age 26.6 years old
Timezone South Africa Standard Time

Free State Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population 2,113,840 2,554,730 2,754,167 2,741,784
Population Density 16.3 / km² 19.7 / km² 21.2 / km² 21.1 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Free State Population change from 2000 to 2015

Decrease of 0.4% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Free State +29.7% +7.3% -0.4%
South Africa +112.1% +48.2% +21.4%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Free State Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
AgeMaleFemaleTotal
Under 5 147,889 147,333 295,222
5-9 131,600 130,701 262,301
10-14 122,212 118,292 240,504
15-19 131,022 131,869 262,891
20-24 143,623 138,732 282,355
25-29 127,383 124,318 251,702
30-34 103,812 101,627 205,440
35-39 85,730 92,829 178,559
40-44 75,210 85,670 160,880
45-49 67,259 79,287 146,546
50-54 57,597 67,355 124,952
55-59 44,921 57,227 102,148
60-64 33,310 44,480 77,790
65-69 22,351 31,651 54,003
70-74 15,044 25,005 40,050
75-79 9,045 18,345 27,391
80-84 4,916 10,819 15,736
85 Plus 3,841 9,476 13,317
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Free State Population Density

Population Density: 21.1 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Free State 2.7 million 129,834.8 km² 21.1 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Free State Historical Population

Estimated Population from 1850 to 2015
YearEst. PopulationAvg 10 year growth %Avg 10 year growth
1900 338,120 n/a n/a
1910 453,505 34.1% 115,385
1920 561,132 23.7% 107,627
1930 698,430 24.5% 137,298
1940 847,182 21.3% 148,752
1950 1,121,027 32.3% 273,845
1960 1,425,422 27.2% 304,395
1970 1,844,125 29.4% 418,703
1990 2,554,730 17.7% 355,302
2000 2,754,167 7.8% 199,437
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

Free State CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Free State 17,747,356 t 6.47 t 136.7 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

Free State Annual Weather Averages

May Historical Weather Data (1879 to 2020)

Average Temp
11.8°C
53.3°F
Average High
21.1°C
69.9°F
Average Low
2.6°C
36.7°F
   Record High Temperature
30.0°C
86.0°F
   Record Low Temperature
-10.0°C
14.0°F
   Average Precipitation
21.1 mm
0.8 in
   Average Precipitation Days (≥ 0.254 mm)
2.4 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, 08 May 2020 06:54:17 GMT.

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
Drought High (6.1)
Flood High (8)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.
Sources:
1. Dilley, M., R.S. Chen, U. Deichmann, A.L. Lerner-Lam, M. Arnold, J. Agwe, P. Buys, O. Kjekstad, B. Lyon, and G. Yetman. 2005. Natural Disaster Hotspots: A Global Risk Analysis. Washington, D.C.: World Bank. https://doi.org/10.1596/0-8213-5930-4.
2. Center for Hazards and Risk Research - CHRR - Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University. 2005. Global Flood Hazard Frequency and Distribution. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). https://doi.org/10.7927/H4668B3D.
3. Center for Hazards and Risk Research - CHRR - Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University, and International Research Institute for Climate and Society - IRI - Columbia University. 2005. Global Drought Hazard Frequency and Distribution. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). https://doi.org/10.7927/H4VX0DFT.

Other places in South Africa

Place Area Population Population Density
Eastern Cape 168,925.6 km² 6.6 million 39.1 / km²
Gauteng 18,176.3 km² 13.5 million 743.6 / km²
Kwazulu-Natal 93,341.5 km² 10.5 million 112.0 / km²
Limpopo 125,633.1 km² 5.5 million 44.1 / km²
Mpumalanga 76,495.3 km² 4.3 million 56.3 / km²
North West 104,850.8 km² 3.7 million 35.5 / km²
Northern Cape 372,834.1 km² 1.2 million 3.28 / km²
Western Cape 130,709.2 km² 6.4 million 48.8 / km²
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