The Population of Benin 2023

Population of Benin 2023

The Population of Benin 2023

As of Monday, November 7, 2022, the current population of Benin is estimated at 12,867,555, according to Worldometer’s analysis of the latest data from the United Nations. In 2020, the population of Benin was estimated at 12,123,200 people, based on UN data. This population represents a mere 0.16% of the world’s total population, making Benin the 77th largest country in terms of population.

The population density in Benin is relatively high, with 108 people per square kilometer (or 278 people per square mile). The total land area of Benin is 112,760 square kilometers (43,537 square miles).

A significant portion of the population in Benin resides in urban areas, with 48.4% of the population living in cities and towns. In 2020, the urban population of Benin was estimated to be 5,869,303 people.

The median age in Benin is 18.8 years, which is relatively young compared to other countries. This young population offers both opportunities and challenges for the country’s future growth and development.

Benin Population in 2020 and its Historicals

Year Population Yearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban
Pop %
Urban Population Country’s Share of
World Pop
World Population Benin
Global Rank
2020 12,123,200 2.73 % 322,049 -2,000 18.8 4.87 108 48.4 % 5,869,303 0.16 % 7,794,798,739 77
2019 11,801,151 2.75 % 316,107 -2,000 18.4 5.15 105 47.9 % 5,648,384 0.15 % 7,713,468,100 77
2018 11,485,044 2.77 % 309,846 -2,000 18.4 5.15 102 47.3 % 5,434,128 0.15 % 7,631,091,040 78
2017 11,175,198 2.79 % 303,135 -2,000 18.4 5.15 99 46.8 % 5,226,646 0.15 % 7,547,858,925 81
2016 10,872,063 2.80 % 296,111 -2,000 18.4 5.15 96 46.2 % 5,026,121 0.15 % 7,464,022,049 81
2015 10,575,952 2.83 % 275,339 -8,454 18.2 5.22 94 45.7 % 4,832,633 0.14 % 7,379,797,139 85
2010 9,199,259 2.88 % 243,407 -9,755 17.9 5.49 82 43.1 % 3,964,272 0.13 % 6,956,823,603 90
2005 7,982,225 3.06 % 223,255 5,001 17.6 5.78 71 40.5 % 3,236,223 0.12 % 6,541,907,027 92
2000 6,865,951 3.06 % 192,079 -570 17.3 6.16 61 38.3 % 2,631,898 0.11 % 6,143,493,823 94
1995 5,905,558 3.47 % 185,412 13,652 17.2 6.56 52 36.8 % 2,170,773 0.10 % 5,744,212,979 95
1990 4,978,496 3.08 % 139,999 -1,745 17.1 6.88 44 34.5 % 1,716,829 0.09 % 5,327,231,061 103
1985 4,278,501 2.85 % 112,267 -2,170 17.3 7.01 38 30.8 % 1,317,626 0.09 % 4,870,921,740 106
1980 3,717,165 2.63 % 90,400 -3,879 17.7 7.00 33 27.3 % 1,016,229 0.08 % 4,458,003,514 107
1975 3,265,165 2.31 % 70,565 -4,969 18.3 6.83 29 21.9 % 715,214 0.08 % 4,079,480,606 110
1970 2,912,340 2.04 % 55,997 -4,748 19.1 6.65 26 16.7 % 486,086 0.08 % 3,700,437,046 109
1965 2,632,356 1.60 % 40,147 -4,859 20.0 6.42 23 12.5 % 329,541 0.08 % 3,339,583,597 109
1960 2,431,622 1.09 % 25,607 -4,600 20.9 6.13 22 9.3 % 225,522 0.08 % 3,034,949,748 109
1955 2,303,587 0.43 % 9,672 -4,600 22.3 5.86 20 6.8 % 156,746 0.08 % 2,773,019,936 109

Source: Estimation of Benin’s population is from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. ( World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision).

Benin Republic Population Future Forecast

-2,000

Year Population Yearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban
Pop %
Urban Population Country’s Share of
World Pop
World Population Benin
Global Rank
2020 12,123,200 2.77 % 309,450 -2,000 18.8 4.87 108 48.4 % 5,869,303 0.16 % 7,794,798,739 77
2025 13,822,071 2.66 % 339,774 -2,000 19.4 4.87 123 51.2 % 7,076,087 0.17 % 8,184,437,460 77
2030 15,672,304 2.54 % 370,047 -2,000 20.1 4.87 139 54.0 % 8,460,898 0.18 % 8,548,487,400 78
2035 17,662,700 2.42 % 398,079 -2,000 20.9 4.87 157 56.8 % 10,024,184 0.20 % 8,887,524,213 78
2040 19,775,013 2.28 % 422,463 -2,000 21.7 4.87 175 59.4 % 11,754,769 0.21 % 9,198,847,240 75
2045 21,986,225 2.14 % 442,242 -2,000 22.5 4.87 195 62.0 % 13,638,450 0.23 % 9,481,803,274 73
2050 24,280,477 2.00 % 458,850   23.3 4.87 215 64.5 % 15,661,166 0.25 % 9,735,033,990 69

Source: Estimation of Benin’s population is from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. ( World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision).

Benin Demographics

LIFE EXPECTANCY INFANT MORTALITY DEATHS UNDER AGE 5

62.84 years

(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)

54.1

(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)

84.7

(per 1,000 live births)

Main Cities by Population in Benin

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Cotonou 780,000
2 Abomey-Calavi 385,755
3 Djougou 237,040
4 Porto-Novo 234,168
5 Parakou 163,753
6 Bohicon 125,092
7 Kandi 109,701
8 Lokossa 86,971
9 Ouidah 83,503
10 Abomey 82,154
11 Natitingou 80,892
12 Save 75,970
13 Nikki 54,009
14 Dogbo 41,312
15 Cove 38,566
16 Malanville 37,117
17 Pobe 32,983
18 Savalou 30,187
19 Sakete 30,111
20 Come 29,208
21 Bembereke 24,006
22 Bassila 23,616
23 Banikoara 22,487
24 Ketou 22,341
25 Dassa-Zoume 21,672
26 Tchaourou 20,971
27 Allada 20,094
28 Aplahoue 19,862
29 Tanguieta 19,833

Notes:

The live population counter for Benin is a constantly updated estimate of the country’s current population, thanks to our RTS algorithm which processes data from the United Nations Population Division.

The chart of the population of Benin from 1950 to 2019 displays the total population count as of July 1st of each year, giving a clear picture of the country’s population growth over time.

Additionally, the yearly population growth rate chart illustrates the annual percentage change in the population, based on data recorded on July 1st of each year from 1951 to 2019. It’s important to note that this value may differ from the yearly percentage change shown in the historical table, which calculates the equivalent percentage change over the previous five-year period, assuming a uniform rate of growth.

 

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