Population & Culture
In 1991, the national population census estimated the district population at 75,300. The national census in 2002 estimated the population at 122,400. The annual population growth rate in the district was calculated at 4.4 percent. In 2012, the population was estimated at 186,400. In 2014, the national population census estimated the district population at 188,918 of which 90,796 were male and 98,122 were female. The annual population growth rate currently stands at 3.2 percent.
Ethnic grouping; Iteso constitute the majority, the others being mainly; Bagishu, Banyole, Langi and Banganda, Basoga, Acholi, Acholi Labwor, and Bugwere. Generally Bukedea has diversity of ethnic groups though Iteso constitute approximately of the population.