Ghana Population (LIVE)

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Ghana Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Ghana is 34,561,399 as of Monday, March 4, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Ghana 2023 population is estimated at 34,121,985 people at mid year.
  • Ghana population is equivalent to 0.42% of the total world population.
  • Ghana ranks number 47 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Ghana is 150 per Km2 (388 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 227,540 Km2 (87,854 sq. miles)
  • 56.7 % of the population is urban (19,350,121 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Ghana is 20.7 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 Ghana (2024 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
2024 34,777,522 1.92 % 655,537 -9,999 20.9 3.40 153 57.3 % 19,940,842 0.43 % 8,118,835,999 46
2023 34,121,985 1.93 % 646,115 -9,999 20.7 3.46 150 56.7 % 19,350,121 0.42 % 8,045,311,447 47
2022 33,475,870 1.96 % 642,839 -9,999 20.5 3.51 147 56.1 % 18,767,205 0.42 % 7,975,105,156 47
2020 32,180,401 2.09 % 658,111 -297 20.2 3.62 141 54.8 % 17,625,567 0.41 % 7,840,952,880 47
2015 28,870,939 2.45 % 659,244 -13,308 19.7 4.05 127 51.7 % 14,918,455 0.39 % 7,426,597,537 46
2010 25,574,719 2.60 % 615,554 -3,724 19.2 4.21 112 48.6 % 12,430,779 0.37 % 6,985,603,105 47
2005 22,496,951 2.73 % 566,290 21,273 18.3 4.54 99 45.3 % 10,191,110 0.34 % 6,558,176,119 49
2000 19,665,502 2.43 % 445,326-4,208 17.1 4.85 86 42.3 % 8,319,630 0.32 % 6,148,898,975 49
1995 17,438,874 2.46 % 398,378 -42,594 16.0 5.07 77 38.6 % 6,727,643 0.30 % 5,743,219,454 51
1990 15,446,982 2.50 % 359,108 -46,822 15.4 5.71 68 34.5 % 5,330,699 0.29 % 5,316,175,862 52
1985 13,651,443 2.84 % 357,239 -106,911 15.8 6.19 60 30.6 % 4,183,103 0.28 % 4,861,730,613 52
1980 11,865,246 3.05 % 331,080 -13,567 15.9 6.52 52 28.4 % 3,366,222 0.27 % 4,444,007,706 53
1975 10,209,848 2.87 % 269,591 -290 15.4 6.77 45 28.9 % 2,954,226 0.25 % 4,069,437,231 55
1970 8,861,895 2.51 % 206,834 -10,239 15.3 6.95 39 28.1 % 2,489,533 0.24 % 3,695,390,336 59
1965 7,827,726 2.52 % 183,243 -38,520 15.7 6.89 34 25.7 % 2,009,926 0.23 % 3,337,111,983 66
1960 6,911,510 3.26 % 204,869 12,176 16.9 6.85 30 22.4 % 1,546,791 0.23 % 3,019,233,434 64
1955 5,887,163 3.00 % 161,913 9,572 17.9 6.77 26 18.4 % 1,084,305 0.21 % 2,746,072,141 66
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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Ghana Population Forecast

-9,999
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationGhana
Global Rank
2025 35,439,785 1.95 % 651,877 -9,999 21.1 3.35 156 58.0 % 20,539,206 0.43 % 8,191,988,453 46
2030 38,775,850 1.82 % 667,213 -9,999 22.2 3.14 170 61.0 % 23,640,801 0.45 % 8,546,141,327 43
2035 42,158,202 1.69 % 676,470 -9,999 23.3 2.96 185 63.8 % 26,911,789 0.47 % 8,879,397,401 42
2040 45,595,915 1.58 % 687,543 -9,999 24.6 2.81 200 66.5 % 30,318,570 0.50 % 9,188,250,492 41
2045 48,988,101 1.45 % 678,437 -9,999 25.7 2.67 215 69.2 % 33,877,647 0.52 % 9,467,543,575 39
2050 52,231,785 1.29 % 648,737   26.8 2.56 230 71.8 % 37,518,298 0.54 % 9,709,491,761 38
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).

Ghana Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Ghana
Life Expectancy
64.53 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
32.1
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
43.5
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Ghana

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Accra 1,963,264
2 Kumasi 1,468,609
3 Tamale 360,579
4 Takoradi 232,919
5 Atsiaman 202,932
6 Tema 155,782
7 Teshi Old Town 144,013
8 Cape Coast 143,015
9 Sekondi-Takoradi 138,872
10 Obuase 137,856
11 Medina Estates 101,207
12 Koforidua 96,266
13 Japekrom 96,000
14 Wa 78,107
15 Ejura 70,807
16 Nungua 70,483
17 Sunyani 70,299
18 Ho 69,998
19 Techiman 69,720
20 Aflao 66,546
21 Berekum 62,364
22 Akim Oda 60,604
23 Bawku 56,830
24 Hohoe 56,202
25 Bolgatanga 54,430
26 Tafo 50,457
27 Swedru 50,293
28 Suhum 49,398
29 Dome 47,260
30 Kintampo 47,185
31 Gbawe 44,645
32 Nsawam 44,522
33 Winneba 44,254
34 Kasoa 44,227
35 Yendi 42,972
36 Mampong 42,037
37 Konongo 41,238
38 Asamankese 39,435
39 Prestea 35,155
40 Tarkwa 34,941
41 Dunkwa 33,379
42 Agogo 31,554
43 Wenchi 31,411
44 Anloga 29,748
45 Begoro 29,516
46 Savelugu 29,310
47 Kpandu 28,334
48 Elmina 25,560
49 Salaga 25,472
50 Navrongo 25,470
51 Saltpond 24,689
52 Axim 24,500
53 Akwatia 23,766
54 Shama Junction 20,946
55 Apam 20,147
56 Foso 20,078
57 Bibiani 19,076
58 Aburi 18,399
59 Keta 18,077
60 Duayaw Nkwanta 17,000
60 Bechem 17,000

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 Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Ghana (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 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.