Louga Population Data
The 2002 Census results show that the total population was 73,662 people. Women made up 52.8 percent of Louga’s population and men represented 47.3 percent. This is mainly because many young men migrate in search of work. Approximately 67 percent of the total population was under the age of 25. Children under the age of 5 made up 17 percent of the population. 43 percent of the population was children of schooling age, which in Louga are children between the ages of 4 and 19. Women of reproductive age comprised 43 percent of the female population. 53 percent of the total population was in the labor force. The elderly population made up 5 percent of the population.
The base of the age pyramid shows that there are many children under 5 years old.
The graph below shows the projected populations according to low, medium, and high growth rate scenarios. It is expected that by 2015, assuming a medium growth rate of 2.5 percent, the population will be 101,751 people.