Ghana Population (LIVE)

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Ghana Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Ghana is 28,536,740 as of Tuesday, April 25, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Ghana population is equivalent to 0.38% of the total world population.
  • Ghana ranks number 48 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Ghana is 126 per Km2 (326 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 227,544 Km2 (87,855 sq. miles)
  • 54.2 % of the population is urban (15,533,945 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Ghana is 20.7 years.

Population of Ghana (2017 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationGhana
Global Rank
2017 28,656,723 2.22 % 623,348 -20,000 20.7 4.19 126 54.2 % 15,533,945 0.38 % 7,515,284,153 48
2016 28,033,375 2.27 % 623,482 -20,000 20.7 4.19 123 53.7 % 15,055,103 0.38 % 7,432,663,275 48
2015 27,409,893 2.42 % 618,432 -10,000 21 4.25 121 53.2 % 14,582,770 0.37 % 7,349,472,099 48
2010 24,317,734 2.6 % 585,644 37,900 20 4.29 107 50.6 % 12,304,401 0.35 % 6,929,725,043 49
2005 21,389,514 2.59 % 512,904 33,100 20 4.57 94 47.3 % 10,116,375 0.33 % 6,519,635,850 50
2000 18,824,994 2.35 % 412,801 -22,500 19 4.81 83 43.9 % 8,269,671 0.31 % 6,126,622,121 51
1995 16,760,991 2.76 % 426,546 -3,300 18 5.34 74 40.1 % 6,727,828 0.29 % 5,735,123,084 52
1990 14,628,260 2.84 % 382,404 -6,000 18 5.88 64 36.4 % 5,330,857 0.28 % 5,309,667,699 53
1985 12,716,238 3.32 % 382,843 41,200 17 6.35 56 32.9 % 4,183,320 0.26 % 4,852,540,569 54
1980 10,802,025 1.9 % 194,123 -112,800 17 6.69 48 31.2 % 3,366,368 0.24 % 4,439,632,465 55
1975 9,831,409 2.72 % 246,886 -32,800 17 6.9 43 30 % 2,954,295 0.24 % 4,061,399,228 57
1970 8,596,977 2.2 % 177,286 -72,400 17 6.95 38 29 % 2,489,577 0.23 % 3,682,487,691 62
1965 7,710,547 3 % 211,652 14,400 18 6.44 25 26.1 % 2,009,981 0.23 % 3,322,495,121 66
1960 6,652,285 3.21 % 194,376 28,400 18 6.64 29 23.3 % 1,546,844 0.22 % 3,018,343,828 66
1955 5,680,406 2.66 % 139,906 14,400 18 6.44 25 19.1 % 1,084,333 0.21 % 2,758,314,525 66
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Ghana Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationGhana
Global Rank
2020 30,530,449 2.18 % 624,111 -20,000 21 3.95 134 55.7 % 16,999,900 0.39 % 7,758,156,792 47
2025 33,678,283 1.98 % 629,567 -20,000 22 3.69 148 57.9 % 19,505,811 0.41 % 8,141,661,007 47
2030 36,865,012 1.82 % 637,346 -20,000 23 3.47 162 59.8 % 22,063,688 0.43 % 8,500,766,052 44
2035 40,123,436 1.71 % 651,685 -20,000 24 3.27 176 61.4 % 24,637,471 0.45 % 8,838,907,877 44
2040 43,453,896 1.61 % 666,092 -20,000 25 3.1 191 62.6 % 27,184,849 0.47 % 9,157,233,976 41
2045 46,798,905 1.49 % 669,002 -20,000 26 2.96 206 63.5 % 29,719,475 0.5 % 9,453,891,780 40
2050 50,070,657 1.36 % 654,350 -20,000 27 2.83 220 64.3 % 32,192,420 0.51 % 9,725,147,994 40
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

See also

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Notes

The Ghana Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Ghana delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Ghana (1950 - 2017) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2017.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2017. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2017: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2017: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Ghana in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.


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