Ghana Population (LIVE)

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Ghana Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Ghana is 29,072,683 as of Saturday, November 18, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Ghana population is equivalent to 0.38% of the total world population.
  • Ghana ranks number 49 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Ghana is 127 per Km2 (328 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 227,540 Km2 (87,854 sq. miles)
  • 53.9 % of the population is urban (15,533,945 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Ghana is 20.5 years.

Population of Ghana (2018 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
2018 29,463,643 2.18 % 630,014 -20,000 20.5 4.12 129 52.7 % 16,018,511 0.39 % 7,632,819,325 49
2017 28,833,629 2.22 % 626,901 -20,000 20.5 4.12 127 53.9 % 15,533,945 0.38 % 7,550,262,101 49
2016 28,206,728 2.26 % 623,907 -20,000 20.5 4.12 124 53.4 % 15,055,103 0.38 % 7,466,964,280 49
2015 27,582,821 2.39 % 614,143 -10,000 20.4 4.18 121 52.9 % 14,582,770 0.37 % 7,383,008,820 49
2010 24,512,104 2.62 % 594,019 37,852 19.9 4.37 108 50.2 % 12,304,401 0.35 % 6,958,169,159 48
2005 21,542,009 2.61 % 520,649 33,104 19.3 4.64 95 47.0 % 10,116,375 0.33 % 6,542,159,383 49
2000 18,938,762 2.47 % 435,659-22,527 18.8 5.02 83 43.7 % 8,269,671 0.31 % 6,145,006,989 51
1995 16,760,467 2.76 % 426,441 -3,257 18.4 5.34 74 40.1 % 6,727,828 0.29 % 5,751,474,416 52
1990 14,628,260 2.84 % 382,406 -6,001 17.8 5.88 64 36.4 % 5,330,857 0.27 % 5,330,943,460 53
1985 12,716,228 3.32 % 382,840 41,200 17.4 6.35 56 32.9 % 4,183,320 0.26 % 4,873,781,796 54
1980 10,802,028 1.90 % 194,124 -112,800 17.0 6.69 47 31.2 % 3,366,368 0.24 % 4,458,411,534 55
1975 9,831,407 2.72 % 246,885 -32,800 16.9 6.90 43 30.0 % 2,954,295 0.24 % 4,079,087,198 57
1970 8,596,983 2.20 % 177,287 -72,400 17.3 6.95 38 29.0 % 2,489,577 0.23 % 3,700,577,650 62
1965 7,710,549 3.00 % 211,652 14,400 17.6 6.44 34 26.1 % 2,009,981 0.23 % 3,339,592,688 66
1960 6,652,287 3.21 % 194,375 28,400 17.7 6.64 29 23.3 % 1,546,844 0.22 % 3,033,212,527 66
1955 5,680,410 2.66 % 139,907 14,400 17.6 6.44 25 19.1 % 1,084,333 0.20 % 2,772,242,535 66
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 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 30,733,755 2.19 % 630,187 -20,000 21.1 3.89 135 55.3 % 16,999,900 0.39 % 7,795,482,309 48
2025 33,969,758 2.02 % 647,201 -20,000 21.9 3.64 149 57.4 % 19,505,811 0.41 % 8,185,613,757 48
2030 37,294,019 1.88 % 664,852 -20,000 22.8 3.41 164 59.2 % 22,063,688 0.44 % 8,551,198,644 43
2035 40,719,336 1.77 % 685,063 -20,000 23.8 3.23 179 60.5 % 24,637,471 0.46 % 8,892,701,940 43
2040 44,221,824 1.66 % 700,498 -20,000 24.9 3.06 194 61.5 % 27,184,849 0.48 % 9,210,337,004 41
2045 47,766,708 1.55 % 708,977 -20,000 25.9 2.91 210 62.2 % 29,719,475 0.50 % 9,504,209,572 40
2050 51,269,943 1.43 % 700,647 -20,000 26.9 2.79 225 62.8 % 32,192,420 0.52 % 9,771,822,753 40
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 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 2017 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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