Benin Population (LIVE)

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Benin Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Benin is 11,922,155 as of Sunday, November 17, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Benin 2019 population is estimated at 11,801,151 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Benin population is equivalent to 0.15% of the total world population.
  • Benin ranks number 77 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Benin is 105 per Km2 (271 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 112,760 Km2 (43,537 sq. miles)
  • 47.9 % of the population is urban (5,648,384 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Benin is 18.4 years.

Population of Benin (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBenin
Global Rank
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
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Benin Population Forecast

-2,000
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBenin
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
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Benin Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Benin
Life Expectancy
62.84 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
54.1
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
84.7
(per 1,000 live births)
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Sex Ratio (males vs females)

Males Male % Females Female % Total Population (2020) Sex Ratio (males to females)
6,054,248 49.94% 6,068,950 50.06% 12,123,200 1.00

Population Pyramid for Benin (2020)

Compare with years 1960, 1990, 2050, and 2080

Population by Broad Age Groups

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Age Group Males Male % Females Female % Total Age Group Population
Age Group's share of total population
0-14 2,579,221 50.72% 2,505,800 49.28% 5,085,021 41.94%
15-24 1,217,081 50.56% 1,190,170 49.44% 2,407,251 19.86%
25-54 1,847,026 49.55% 1,880,366 50.45% 3,727,392 30.75%
55-64 240,099 47.44% 265,983 52.56% 506,082 4.17%
65+ 170,821 42.98% 226,631 57.02% 397,452 3.28%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 5,085,021 41.94% 76.6
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 6,640,725 54.78% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 397,452 3.28% 6.0
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
5,482,473 45.22% 82.6

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

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Benin (1950 - 2019) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2019.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2019. 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 2019 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2019: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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 2019: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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 Benin 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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