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Liberia Population 2023

Liberia, officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country on the West African coast. It is bordered by Sierra Leone to its northwest, Guinea to its north, Ivory Coast to its east, and the Atlantic Ocean to its south and southwest. As per the UN World Population Prospects report, the population of Liberia in 2023 is 5,418,376 (54 Lakh).

Estimated Population of Liberia in 2023  – 5.4 million

Liberia2023 Population
Total Population5,418,376
Global Rank120
Share of World Pop.0.06%
Land Area 96,320 sq. km (37,190 sq. mi)
Area Rank102
Pop. Density124 people/sq. km
Capital CityMonrovia

Source: UN World Population Prospects report

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Religion in Liberia

Christianity is the majority religion in Liberia and its followed by 86% of the population.  Among Christians, Protestants churches have the largest adherents followed by the Roman Catholics, and other small Christian groups. Protestant Churches include Baptist, African Methodist Episcopal, and African Methodist Episcopal Zion churches, Presbyterian, Nazarene Anglican, Lutheran, and a variety of Pentecostal churches.

Muslims comprised 12.2% of the population, largely represented by the Mandingo and Vai ethnic groups. Muslims are divided between Sunnis, Shias, Ahmadiyyas, Sufis, and non-denominational Muslims.

Other smaller religion is followed by 1.6% of the population and includes traditional religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Baháʼí Faith.

Religion percentage in Liberia

Religion/ AffilationsPercentage
Christians86.1%
– Protestant – 76.3%
– Roman Catholic – 8.2%
– Other Christians– 1.6%
Other Religion 
Islam  12.2%
Others 1.3%
No religion/atheist 0.4%

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Liberia Demographics
Fertility Rate* 4.35
Infant mortality rate ** 46.9
Median Age  19.4 Years
Life Expectancy 65.00 years
Urban Population 52 %

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Top Cities in Liberia by Population

#CityPopulation
1Monrovia10,21,762
2Gbarnga56,986
3Buchanan50,245
4Ganta42,077
5Kakata34,608
6Zwedru25,349
7Harbel25,309
8Harper23,517
9Pleebo23,464
10Foya20,569
Population of Liberia 2024 | Religion in Liberia