The Morocco Population is an important indicator in understanding the course of development of the country. In the year 2003 the Morocco population including Western Sahara was 30,566,000. According to this population, Morocco ranked 37 among 193 nations in the world. Around five percent of the population of Morocco in the year 2003 was above the age of 65 years. Thirty two percent of the population was below 15 years of age.
In the year 2003 the population of the male and the female was evenly distributed. From year 2000-2005 the growth rate of population by the United Nations was estimated at 1.62%. According to that growth rate in the population it has been estimated that in the year 2015 the population will be reaching an astonishing figure of 36,496,000.
The population density of Morocco in the year 2002 was 66 people per square kilometer. The coastal areas and the fertile plains however experience the highest density of population. In the year 2001 56% of the population lived in the urban areas. In that year the capital of Morocco consisted of population numbering 1,453,000.
Other major cities, which are no less thinly populated, include Kenitra, Safi, Meknes, Marrakech, Tangier, Oujda and Tetouan. According to the estimation of the United Nations, the growth rate of the urban population was at the rate of 2.8%.