Benin population 12,637,375 (live)

The population of Benin is expected to grow by 327,000 in 2021 and reach 12,782,000 in 2022. Migration (including immigration and emigration) decreases population by 2,000 people yearly. The population density of Benin has changed from 33.0 in 1980 to 104.7 in 2019.

Current population 12,637,375 people at present (Sunday 25th of July 2021)
Median Age 23.2 years
Population density 110.4 per km2
Population of Benin from 1960 to 2021 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2021 12,450,000 327,000 (2.6%) -2,000 23.2 110 5,818,000 (46.7%)
2020 12,123,000 321,000 (2.7%) -2,000 23.1 4.70 108 5,607,000 (46.3%)
2019 0 0 (0.0%) -2,000 23.1 4.77 105 5,402,000 (45.8%)
2018 0 0 (0.0%) -2,000 23.0 4.84 102 5,204,000 (45.3%)
2017 0 0 (0.0%) -2,000 22.9 4.91 99 5,012,000 (44.8%)
2016 0 0 (0.0%) -2,000 22.8 4.98 96 4,826,757 (44.4%)
2015 10,575,952 289,240 (2.7%) -2,000 22.7 5.05 94 4,648,131 (44.0%)
2010 9,199,259 254,553 (2.8%) -8,454 22.4 5.36 82 3,850,258 (41.9%)
2005 7,982,225 232,221 (2.9%) -9,755 22.3 5.63 71 3,191,453 (40.0%)
2000 6,865,951 201,853 (2.9%) 5,001 22.1 5.96 61 2,631,925 (38.3%)
1995 5,905,558 191,338 (3.2%) -570 22.2 6.36 52 2,170,765 (36.8%)
1990 4,978,496 158,480 (3.2%) 13,652 22.2 6.74 44 1,716,834 (34.5%)
1985 4,278,501 121,682 (2.8%) -1,745 22.5 6.97 38 1,317,607 (30.8%)
1980 3,717,165 98,639 (2.7%) -2,170 23.0 7.03 33 1,016,236 (27.3%)
1975 3,265,165 77,753 (2.4%) -3,879 23.7 6.93 29 715,202 (21.9%)
1970 2,912,340 61,679 (2.1%) -4,969 24.3 6.75 26 486,099 (16.7%)
1965 2,632,356 46,391 (1.8%) -4,748 24.9 6.54 23 329,545 (12.5%)
1960 2,431,622 34,245 (1.4%) -4,859 25.9 6.28 22 225,533 (9.3%)

In 2020 the population of Benin was 12,123,000 and the average age decreased from 25.9 in 1960 to 23.1. Urban population has increased from 2,631,925 (38.3%) in 2000 to 5,818,000 (46.7%) in the current year. The population density of Benin has changed from 33.0 in 1980 to 104.7 in 2019.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 0 0 (0.0%) -2,000 23.1 4.70 108 5,607,000 (46.3%)
2025 13,809,000 348,000 (2.5%) -2,000 23.7 4.39 123 6,728,000 (48.7%)
2030 15,628,000 373,000 (2.4%) -2,000 24.2 4.10 139 8,013,000 (51.3%)
2035 17,568,000 397,000 (2.3%) -2,000 24.9 3.85 156 9,456,000 (53.8%)
2040 19,614,000 417,000 (2.1%) -2,000 25.6 3.62 174 11,054,000 (56.4%)
2045 21,742,000 431,000 (2.0%) -2,000 26.3 3.42 193 12,797,000 (58.9%)
2050 23,930,000 442,000 (1.9%) -2,000 27.1 3.25 212 14,673,000 (61.3%)

The life expectancy at birth should reach 66.9 (64.8 years for male and 69.1 years for females). Population density will go up to 212.2 people per square kilometer.

Benin demographics 2020

The population growth rate is 2.70% (321,000 residents, including 103,648 deaths). The demographics of Benin constitutes of 6,230,000 women and 6,219,000 men, which means there are 998 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 52.4% of population (6,518,820) is 19 or younger, 44.3% of population (5,516,595) is between age 20 and 64 and 3.3% of population (409,605) is over 65.

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