Benin population 11,789,879 (live)

The population of Benin is expected to grow by 310,000 in 2018 and reach 11,802,000 in 2019. Migration (including immigration and emigration) decreases population by 2,000 people yearly. On average there are 416,328 births and 102,414 deaths in Benin per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 2.73 percent per year. The population density of Benin has changed from 33.0 in 1980 to 96.4 in 2016.

Current population 11,789,879 people at present (Monday 17th of December 2018)
Median Age 23.0 years
Life expectancy 61.4 years
Population density 101.9 per km2
Population of Benin from 1960 to 2018 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2018 11,486,000 310,000 (2.7%) -2,000 23.0 4.84 102 5,204,000 (45.3%)
2017 11,176,000 303,702 (2.7%) -2,000 22.9 4.91 99 5,012,000 (44.8%)
2016 10,872,298 296,346 (2.7%) -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 2017 the population of Benin was 11,176,000 and the average age decreased from 25.9 in 1960 to 22.9. Urban population has increased from 2,631,925 (38.3%) in 2000 to 5,204,000 (45.3%) in the current year. The population density of Benin has changed from 33.0 in 1980 to 96.4 in 2016.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 12,123,000 321,000 (2.7%) -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%)

Total Benin population should reach 12,123,000 by 2020 and should increase to 23,930,000 people by year 2050. 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 2017

The population growth rate is 2.77% (303,702 residents, including 99,860 deaths). The demographics of Benin constitutes of 5,754,000 women and 5,732,000 men, which means there are 996 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 53.1% of population (6,101,363) is 19 or younger, 43.7% of population (5,013,639) is between age 20 and 64 and 3.3% of population (373,295) is over 65.

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