Benin Population (LIVE)

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Benin Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Benin is 14,100,077 as of Thursday, July 25, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Benin 2023 population is estimated at 13,712,828 people at mid year.
  • Benin population is equivalent to 0.17% of the total world population.
  • Benin ranks number 77 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Benin is 122 per Km2 (315 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 112,760 Km2 (43,537 sq. miles)
  • 47.9 % of the population is urban (6,572,440 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Benin is 17.6 years.
1. Updated on July 16, 2023 with the latest July 2023-July 2024 estimates from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Population of Benin (2024 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
2024 14,080,072 2.68 % 367,244 -200 17.7 4.74 125 48.4 % 6,820,688 0.17 % 8,118,835,999 77
2023 13,712,828 2.70 % 359,964 -200 17.6 4.82 122 47.9 % 6,572,440 0.17 % 8,045,311,447 77
2022 13,352,864 2.74 % 355,969 -200 17.5 4.90 118 47.4 % 6,331,216 0.17 % 7,975,105,156 77
2020 12,643,123 2.87 % 352,679 1,732 17.4 5.05 112 46.4 % 5,869,303 0.16 % 7,840,952,880 77
2015 10,932,783 2.97 % 297,415 3,366 17.2 5.32 97 44.2 % 4,832,633 0.15 % 7,426,597,537 82
2010 9,445,710 3.00 % 259,258 3,947 16.8 5.39 84 42.0 % 3,964,272 0.14 % 6,985,603,105 89
2005 8,149,419 3.09 % 230,279 30,492 16.5 5.68 72 39.7 % 3,236,223 0.12 % 6,558,176,119 91
2000 6,998,023 2.97 % 190,3023,337 16.2 5.89 62 37.6 % 2,631,898 0.11 % 6,148,898,975 94
1995 6,046,511 3.33 % 182,618 -45,474 16.1 6.31 54 35.9 % 2,170,773 0.11 % 5,743,219,454 94
1990 5,133,419 3.04 % 142,773 -337 16.0 6.73 46 33.4 % 1,716,829 0.10 % 5,316,175,862 101
1985 4,419,552 2.88 % 117,123 -1,965 16.2 6.99 39 29.8 % 1,317,626 0.09 % 4,861,730,613 104
1980 3,833,939 2.56 % 91,047 -2,945 16.4 6.99 34 26.5 % 1,016,229 0.09 % 4,444,007,706 107
1975 3,378,703 2.25 % 71,052 -4,600 16.9 6.85 30 21.2 % 715,214 0.08 % 4,069,437,231 108
1970 3,023,443 2.02 % 57,520 -4,854 17.7 6.74 27 16.1 % 486,086 0.08 % 3,695,390,336 107
1965 2,735,843 1.72 % 44,712 -4,800 19.0 6.61 24 12.0 % 329,541 0.08 % 3,337,111,983 109
1960 2,512,284 1.26 % 30,441 -4,725 20.1 6.28 22 9.0 % 225,522 0.08 % 3,019,233,434 109
1955 2,360,081 0.83 % 19,126 -4,602 21.5 5.99 21 6.6 % 156,746 0.09 % 2,746,072,141 109
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Benin Population Forecast

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YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBenin
Global Rank
2025 14,454,199 2.71 % 362,215 -200 17.8 4.68 128 49.0 % 7,076,087 0.18 % 8,191,988,453 77
2030 16,393,827 2.55 % 387,926 -200 18.5 4.34 145 51.6 % 8,460,898 0.19 % 8,546,141,327 76
2035 18,450,172 2.39 % 411,269 -200 19.3 4.02 164 54.3 % 10,024,184 0.21 % 8,879,397,401 74
2040 20,620,647 2.25 % 434,095 -200 20.2 3.77 183 57.0 % 11,754,769 0.22 % 9,188,250,492 71
2045 22,905,813 2.12 % 457,033 -200 21.1 3.54 203 59.5 % 13,638,450 0.24 % 9,467,543,575 69
2050 25,264,035 1.98 % 471,644   22.0 3.34 224 62.0 % 15,661,166 0.26 % 9,709,491,761 67
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Benin Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Benin
Life Expectancy
60.45 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
55.0
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
83.7
(per 1,000 live births)
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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 Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Benin (1950 - 2023) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2023.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2023. 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 2022 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2023: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). 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 2023: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). 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.