Ghana population 29,973,869 (live)

The population of Ghana is expected to grow by 630,000 in 2018 and reach 30,097,000 in 2019. Migration (including immigration and emigration) decreases population by 20,000 people yearly. On average there are 884,786 births and 231,758 deaths in Ghana per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 2.22 percent per year. The population density of Ghana has changed from 47.5 in 1980 to 124.0 in 2016.

Current population 29,973,869 people at present (Sunday 21st of October 2018)
Median Age 24.6 years
Life expectancy 63.3 years
Population density 129.5 per km2
Population of Ghana from 1960 to 2018 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2018 29,464,000 630,000 (2.1%) -20,000 24.6 3.87 130 16,480,000 (55.9%)
2017 28,834,000 627,272 (2.2%) -20,000 24.5 3.93 127 15,949,000 (55.3%)
2016 28,206,728 623,907 (2.2%) -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 2017 the population of Ghana was 28,834,000 and the average age increased from 22.0 in 1960 to 24.5. Urban population has increased from 8,319,609 (43.9%) in 2000 to 16,480,000 (55.9%) in the current year. The population density of Ghana has changed from 47.5 in 1980 to 124.0 in 2016.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 30,734,000 637,000 (2.1%) -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%)

Total Ghana population should reach 30,734,000 by 2020 and should increase to 51,270,000 people by year 2050. 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 2017

The population growth rate is 2.18% (627,272 residents, including 230,297 deaths). The demographics of Ghana constitutes of 14,775,000 women and 14,689,000 men, which means there are 994 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 48.5% of population (14,290,040) is 19 or younger, 48.1% of population (14,175,130) is between age 20 and 64 and 3.4% of population (995,883) is over 65.

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