Ghana population 32,333,523 (live)

The population of Ghana is expected to grow by 644,000 in 2022 and reach 32,665,000 in 2023. Migration (including immigration and emigration) decreases population by 20,000 people yearly. The population density of Ghana has changed from 47.5 in 1980 to 135.1 in 2020.

Current population 32,333,523 people at present (Monday 27th of June 2022)
Median Age 25.1 years
Population density 140.7 per km2
Population of Ghana from 1960 to 2022 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2022 32,018,000 644,000 (2.0%) -20,000 25.1 141 18,674,000 (58.3%)
2021 31,374,000 640,000 (2.0%) -20,000 25.0 138 18,116,000 (57.7%)
2020 30,734,000 637,000 (2.1%) -20,000 24.8 3.76 135 17,564,000 (57.2%)
2019 0 0 (0.0%) -20,000 24.7 3.82 132 17,019,000 (56.5%)
2018 0 0 (0.0%) -20,000 24.6 3.87 130 16,480,000 (55.9%)
2017 0 0 (0.0%) -20,000 24.5 3.93 127 15,949,000 (55.3%)
2016 0 0 (0.0%) -20,000 24.3 3.99 124 15,424,003 (54.7%)
2015 27,582,821 620,258 (2.3%) -20,000 24.3 4.04 121 14,906,308 (54.0%)
2010 24,512,104 608,273 (2.5%) -10,000 23.9 4.27 108 12,430,823 (50.7%)
2005 21,542,009 555,473 (2.6%) 37,852 23.5 4.49 95 10,191,094 (47.3%)
2000 18,938,762 461,150 (2.4%) 33,104 23.0 4.83 83 8,319,609 (43.9%)
1995 16,760,467 430,293 (2.6%) -22,527 22.7 5.17 74 6,727,651 (40.1%)
1990 14,628,260 394,386 (2.7%) -3,257 22.3 5.60 64 5,330,684 (36.4%)
1985 12,716,228 405,070 (3.2%) -6,001 22.0 6.13 56 4,183,130 (32.9%)
1980 10,802,028 251,251 (2.3%) 41,200 21.8 6.54 47 3,366,236 (31.2%)
1975 9,831,407 227,131 (2.3%) -112,800 21.7 6.82 43 2,954,239 (30.0%)
1970 8,596,983 199,636 (2.3%) -32,800 21.8 6.95 38 2,489,514 (29.0%)
1965 7,710,549 197,260 (2.6%) -72,400 21.9 6.92 34 2,009,909 (26.1%)
1960 6,652,287 214,252 (3.1%) 22.0 6.75 29 1,546,790 (23.3%)

In 2021 the population of Ghana was 31,374,000 and the average age increased from 22.0 in 1960 to 25.0. Urban population has increased from 8,319,609 (43.9%) in 2000 to 18,674,000 (58.3%) in the current year. The population density of Ghana has changed from 47.5 in 1980 to 135.1 in 2020.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 0 0 (0.0%) -20,000 24.8 3.76 135 17,564,000 (57.2%)
2025 33,970,000 654,000 (1.9%) -20,000 25.6 3.52 149 20,383,000 (60.0%)
2030 37,294,000 673,000 (1.8%) -20,000 26.4 3.32 164 23,334,000 (62.6%)
2035 40,719,000 692,000 (1.7%) -20,000 27.3 3.14 179 26,391,000 (64.8%)
2040 44,222,000 706,000 (1.6%) -20,000 28.1 2.98 194 29,526,000 (66.8%)
2045 47,767,000 709,000 (1.5%) -20,000 28.9 2.85 210 32,797,000 (68.7%)
2050 51,270,000 693,000 (1.4%) -20,000 29.8 2.73 225 36,140,000 (70.5%)

The life expectancy at birth should reach 69.9 (68.1 years for male and 71.9 years for females). Population density will go up to 225.3 people per square kilometer.

Ghana demographics 2021

The population growth rate is 2.05% (640,000 residents, including 232,564 deaths). The demographics of Ghana constitutes of 16,030,000 women and 15,988,000 men, which means there are 997 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 47.5% of population (15,192,541) is 19 or younger, 49.1% of population (15,711,233) is between age 20 and 64 and 3.5% of population (1,120,630) is over 65.

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