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Iraq - Total population

38,274,618 (persons) in 2017

In 2017, population for Iraq was 38.3 million persons. Between 1968 and 2017, population of Iraq grew substantially from 9.26 million to 38.3 million persons rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 3.51 % in 1969 and then decreased to 2.88 % in 2017.

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What is population?

Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. The values shown are midyear estimates.

What is Iraq population?

Date Value Change, %
2017 38,274,618 2.88 %
2016 37,202,572 3.01 %
2015 36,115,649 3.17 %
2014 35,006,080 3.31 %
2013 33,883,145 3.38 %
2012 32,776,571 3.31 %
2011 31,727,053 3.13 %
2010 30,762,701 2.90 %
2009 29,894,652 2.69 %
2008 29,111,417 2.54 %
2007 28,390,433 2.50 %
2006 27,697,912