Burkina Faso Population (LIVE)

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Burkina Faso Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Burkina Faso is 20,487,999 as of Tuesday, October 15, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Burkina Faso 2019 population is estimated at 20,321,378 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Burkina Faso population is equivalent to 0.26% of the total world population.
  • Burkina Faso ranks number 59 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Burkina Faso is 74 per Km2 (192 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 273,600 Km2 (105,638 sq. miles)
  • 30.0 % of the population is urban (6,092,387 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Burkina Faso is 17.1 years.

Population of Burkina Faso (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBurkina Faso
Global Rank
2019 20,321,378 2.89 % 569,912 -25,000 17.1 5.56 74 30.0 % 6,092,387 0.26 % 7,713,468,100 59
2018 19,751,466 2.91 % 558,232 -25,000 17.1 5.56 72 29.4 % 5,798,770 0.26 % 7,631,091,040 59
2017 19,193,234 2.93 % 546,877 -25,000 17.1 5.56 70 28.7 % 5,516,730 0.25 % 7,547,858,925 60
2016 18,646,357 2.96 % 535,733 -25,000 17.1 5.56 68 28.1 % 5,245,912 0.25 % 7,464,022,049 60
2015 18,110,624 3.02 % 501,081 -25,000 17.0 5.65 66 27.5 % 4,985,855 0.25 % 7,379,797,139 60
2010 15,605,217 3.06 % 436,657 -25,000 16.7 6.08 57 24.6 % 3,844,025 0.22 % 6,956,823,603 64
2005 13,421,930 2.95 % 362,798 -25,000 16.6 6.43 49 21.5 % 2,890,728 0.21 % 6,541,907,027 65
2000 11,607,942 2.84 % 303,613-27,500 16.4 6.73 42 17.8 % 2,071,267 0.19 % 6,143,493,823 67
1995 10,089,878 2.75 % 255,769 -30,000 16.3 6.93 37 15.1 % 1,526,708 0.18 % 5,744,212,979 73
1990 8,811,034 2.66 % 216,625 -36,740 16.3 7.07 32 13.8 % 1,217,208 0.17 % 5,327,231,061 77
1985 7,727,907 2.52 % 181,013 -43,480 16.6 7.17 28 12.3 % 953,160 0.16 % 4,870,921,740 77
1980 6,822,843 2.08 % 133,660 -43,480 17.1 7.02 25 8.8 % 600,776 0.15 % 4,458,003,514 78
1975 6,154,545 1.82 % 105,989 -34,053 17.8 6.70 22 6.3 % 390,628 0.15 % 4,079,480,606 80
1970 5,624,600 1.68 % 89,946 -28,945 18.3 6.56 21 5.7 % 323,163 0.15 % 3,700,437,046 77
1965 5,174,870 1.39 % 69,116 -28,945 18.8 6.35 19 5.2 % 268,985 0.15 % 3,339,583,597 74
1960 4,829,288 1.35 % 62,427 -20,432 19.1 6.24 18 4.7 % 226,977 0.16 % 3,034,949,748 74
1955 4,517,155 1.06 % 46,539 -20,432 19.4 6.10 17 4.2 % 191,862 0.16 % 2,773,019,936 74
: 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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Burkina Faso Population Forecast

-25,000
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBurkina Faso
Global Rank
2020 20,903,273 2.91 % 558,530 -25,000 17.6 5.23 76 30.6 % 6,397,911 0.27 % 7,794,798,739 59
2025 23,995,149 2.80 % 618,375 -25,000 18.2 5.23 88 33.8 % 8,113,116 0.29 % 8,184,437,460 58
2030 27,404,039 2.69 % 681,778 -25,000 19.0 5.23 100 37.1 % 10,163,069 0.32 % 8,548,487,400 56
2035 31,106,139 2.57 % 740,420 -25,000 19.8 5.23 114 40.4 % 12,558,811 0.35 % 8,887,524,213 55
2040 35,051,012 2.42 % 788,975 -25,000 20.7 5.23 128 43.6 % 15,282,220 0.38 % 9,198,847,240 55
2045 39,175,624 2.25 % 824,922 -25,000 21.7 5.23 143 46.8 % 18,314,837 0.41 % 9,481,803,274 52
2050 43,432,184 2.08 % 851,312   22.7 5.23 159 49.9 % 21,677,231 0.45 % 9,735,033,990 50
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Burkina Faso Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Burkina Faso
Life Expectancy
62.98 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
45.1
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
69.8
(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)
10,444,713 49.97% 10,458,565 50.03% 20,903,273 1.00

Population Pyramid for Burkina Faso (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 4,720,002 50.89% 4,554,844 49.11% 9,274,846 44.37%
15-24 2,150,894 50.89% 2,075,885 49.11% 4,226,779 20.22%
25-54 3,047,809 49.50% 3,109,107 50.50% 6,156,916 29.45%
55-64 327,481 44.21% 413,272 55.79% 740,753 3.54%
65+ 198,527 39.39% 305,457 60.61% 503,984 2.41%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 9,274,846 44.37% 83.4
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 11,124,448 53.22% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 503,984 2.41% 4.5
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
9,778,830 46.78% 87.9

Main Cities by Population in Burkina Faso

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Ouagadougou 1,086,505
2 Bobo-Dioulasso 360,106
3 Koudougou 87,347
4 Ouahigouya 61,096
5 Banfora 60,288
6 Dedougou 45,341
7 Kaya 39,229
8 Dori 37,806
9 Tenkodogo 37,658
10 Reo 37,535
11 Hounde 36,593
12 Fada N'gourma 33,910
13 Koupela 32,052
14 Kombissiri 30,137
15 Garango 29,076
16 Nouna 29,048
17 Leo 26,884
18 Kongoussi 26,338
19 Diapaga 26,013
20 Kokologo 25,958
21 Zorgo 23,892
22 Yako 22,904
23 Djibo 22,223
24 Titao 19,131
25 Po 17,924
26 Tougan 17,590
27 Boulsa 17,489
28 Gourcy 16,765
29 Bousse 15,868
30 Manga 15,173

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Burkina Faso (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 Burkina Faso 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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