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Riyadh

Area of Riyadh 9,135.3 km²
Population 6.2 million
Male Population 3,681,962 (59.2%)
Female Population 2,534,567 (40.8%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015  +443.6%
Population change from 2000 to 2015  +60.9%
Median Age 26.9 years old
Male Median Age 28.4 years old
Female Median Age 24.7 years old
Timezone Arabian Standard Time

Riyadh Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population 1,143,534 2,776,264 3,864,739 6,216,517
Population Density 125.2 / km² 303.9 / km² 423.1 / km² 680.5 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Riyadh Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 60.9% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Riyadh +443.6% +123.9% +60.9%
Riyadh +446.4% +124.2% +61.2%
Saudi Arabia +325% +93.1% +47.5%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Riyadh Median Age

Median Age: 26.9 years
LocationMedian AgeMedian Age (Male)Median Age (Female)
Riyadh 26.9 years 28.4 years 24.7 years
Riyadh 26.9 years 28.4 years 24.7 years
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Riyadh Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
AgeMaleFemaleTotal
Under 5 259,104 223,073 482,178
5-9 295,135 262,113 557,249
10-14 313,176 281,714 594,890
15-19 308,184 261,535 569,719
20-24 357,089 254,983 612,073
25-29 455,795 297,572 753,368
30-34 454,633 255,841 710,474
35-39 380,469 217,715 598,185
40-44 282,740 154,014 436,754
45-49 219,543 124,778 344,321
50-54 155,593 92,502 248,095
55-59 83,768 44,728 128,496
60-64 50,397 27,390 77,788
65-69 40,954 18,457 59,412
70-74 17,257 12,750 30,008
75-79 8,125 5,402 13,528
80-84 0 0 0
85 Plus 0 0 0
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Riyadh Population Density

Population Density: 680.5 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Riyadh 6.2 million 9,135.3 km² 680.5 / km²
Riyadh 8.1 million 375,013.4 km² 21.6 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Riyadh Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Population from 1820 to 2100
YearEst. PopulationAvg 10 year growth %Avg 10 year growth
1900 294,640 n/a n/a
1910 318,802 8.2% 24,162
1920 341,336 7.1% 22,534
1930 372,773 9.2% 31,437
1940 405,680 8.8% 32,907
1950 440,092 8.5% 34,412
1960 575,631 30.8% 135,539
1970 835,751 45.2% 260,120
1990 2,776,264 82.3% 970,256
2000 3,864,739 39.2% 1,088,475
2020 6,939,200 34% 1,537,230
2030 8,377,419 20.7% 1,438,219
2040 9,767,231 16.6% 1,389,812
2050 10,987,262 12.5% 1,220,031
2060 11,984,850 9.1% 997,588
2070 12,682,149 5.8% 697,299
2080 13,068,656 3% 386,507
2090 13,164,016 0.7% 95,360
2100 12,999,229 -1.3% -164,787
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

Riyadh CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Riyadh 126,271,839 t 20.3 t 13,822 t/km²
Riyadh 131,520,014 t 16.3 t 350.7 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

Riyadh Annual Weather Averages

May Historical Weather Data (1973 to 2020)

Average Temp
32.1°C
89.9°F
Average High
39.4°C
103.0°F
Average Low
24.6°C
76.3°F
   Record High Temperature
46.0°C
114.8°F
   Record Low Temperature
15.0°C
59.0°F
   Average Precipitation
6.2 mm
0.2 in
   Average Precipitation Days (≥ 0.254 mm)
1.0 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.

Other places in Ar Riyad

Place Area Population Population Density
Ad Dir`iyah 1,713.8 km² 146,086 85.2 / km²
Ad-Duwadimi 30,710.5 km² 267,451 8.71 / km²
Afif 22,208.7 km² 79,351 3.57 / km²
Al Ghat 1,035 km² 18,430 17.8 / km²
Al Majma'ah 27,296.8 km² 158,600 5.81 / km²
Al Muzahimiyah 4,675.7 km² 70,231 15.0 / km²
Al Quway`iyah 50,722.4 km² 144,969 2.86 / km²
Al-Aflaj 61,953.1 km² 82,549 1.33 / km²
Al-Dalam, Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia 14.8 km² 35,800 2,414 / km²
Az-Zulfi 1,890.9 km² 79,147 41.9 / km²
Duruma 4,577 km² 28,395 6.2 / km²
Fire, Saudi Arabia 3,245.1 km² 17,687 5.45 / km²
Hawtat Bani Tamim, Saudi Arabia 2,078.2 km² 53,034 25.5 / km²
Huraymila' 2,745.6 km² 23,023 8.39 / km²
Mafraq Thadiq 4,084.7 km² 19,869 4.86 / km²
Rumah 18,985.7 km² 17,801 0.94 / km²
Shaqra 8,342.7 km² 68,203 8.18 / km²
Tamra, Al-Sulayyil, Saudi Arabia 1.663 km² 1,699 1,021 / km²
Wadi ad-Dwasir 55,668.3 km² 129,538 2.33 / km²
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