Benin Population

Population now

12,161,732
  • World: 75th
  • Africa: 28th
Male:6,073,585(49.94 %)
Female:6,088,147(50.06 %)
Births in 2020:481,479
Deaths in 2020:116,397

Life expectancy & Rates (2020)

Male:60.49 years
Female:63.65 years
Total:62.08 years
Median Age:17.78 years
Birth Rate:35.45
Death Rate:8.57
Growth Rate:3.14 %
Fertility Rate:4.70

Population Data Graphs

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  • Birth & Death rate
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  • Population structure (mid 2020)
  • Urbanization

Benin Population History

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YearTotalMaleFemaleSex RatioGrowth rateBirth rateDeath rateFerti­lity rate
Life exp., total
Life expectancy
Life exp., maleLife exp., femaleMedian AgeUrbani­zation
Density, people / km2
Density, people/km2
19602M1M1M0.910.54%44.3028.856.2837.2736.8237.7719.929.28%21.59
19612M1M1M0.910.58%44.7328.296.3437.7337.2338.2719.699.86%21.90
19623M1M1M0.910.63%45.1327.736.3938.1937.6438.7719.5010.47%22.22
19633M1M1M0.910.67%45.4927.176.4538.6638.0539.2919.3311.12%22.58
19643M1M1M0.920.72%45.8126.616.5039.1338.4639.8219.1711.80%22.96
19653M1M1M0.920.77%46.0826.046.5439.6238.8640.3818.9912.52%23.37
19663M1M1M0.920.82%46.3025.486.5940.1139.2640.9618.7813.28%23.82
19673M1M1M0.920.86%46.4824.946.6340.6139.6441.5718.5814.07%24.29
19683M1M1M0.920.91%46.6224.446.6741.1240.0142.2118.3914.90%24.79
19693M1M1M0.930.95%46.7423.976.7141.6340.3742.8718.2215.78%25.31
19703M1M2M0.930.99%46.8423.536.7542.1540.7343.5618.0716.69%25.86
19713M1M2M0.931.03%46.9223.106.7942.6841.0944.2717.8517.65%26.43
19723M1M2M0.931.07%47.0022.686.8243.2341.4644.9917.6818.65%27.03
19733M1M2M0.931.11%47.0722.266.8643.7841.8445.7117.5319.69%27.65
19743M2M2M0.931.16%47.1421.836.9044.3442.2446.4317.4020.78%28.30
19753M2M2M0.931.21%47.2021.406.9344.8842.6547.1217.2821.90%28.99
19763M2M2M0.931.25%47.2620.986.9645.4043.0347.7717.1123.08%29.72
19773M2M2M0.931.30%47.3120.586.9845.8843.4048.3816.9624.29%30.49
19784M2M2M0.931.34%47.3420.207.0046.3443.7548.9316.8425.55%31.29
19794M2M2M0.931.39%47.3519.847.0246.7644.1049.4516.7426.68%32.13
19804M2M2M0.931.43%47.3419.487.0347.1944.4649.9316.6627.34%33.01
19814M2M2M0.931.48%47.3119.117.0347.6444.8750.4216.5328.01%33.92
19824M2M2M0.941.53%47.2618.717.0248.1545.3650.9316.4328.69%34.88
19834M2M2M0.941.58%47.1918.277.0148.7145.9451.4816.3629.38%35.87
19844M2M2M0.941.64%47.1017.816.9949.3446.6052.0616.3030.09%36.91
19854M2M2M0.941.72%46.9917.306.9750.0347.3652.6816.2630.80%37.99
19864M2M2M0.941.79%46.8616.776.9450.7948.2053.3316.1831.52%39.11
19875M2M2M0.941.88%46.6916.226.9051.5849.1154.0016.1232.25%40.27
19885M2M2M0.941.97%46.5015.686.8652.3750.0254.6516.0832.99%41.49
19895M2M2M0.952.05%46.2815.166.8153.1350.9255.2616.0633.73%42.80
19905M2M3M0.952.14%46.0314.686.7453.8151.7355.8016.0534.49%44.21
19915M3M3M0.952.21%45.7514.276.6854.3752.4056.2316.0435.25%45.72
19925M3M3M0.952.26%45.4313.946.6054.7852.9156.5416.0635.83%47.34
19936M3M3M0.962.30%45.0913.686.5355.0453.2456.7416.1036.14%49.03
19946M3M3M0.962.32%44.7313.496.4555.1753.4156.8316.1536.45%50.74
19956M3M3M0.962.32%44.3613.366.3655.2053.4656.8516.2236.76%52.44
19966M3M3M0.962.32%43.9713.266.2855.1753.4356.8216.2037.07%54.11
19976M3M3M0.972.31%43.5613.166.2055.1353.3956.7916.2037.39%55.78
19986M3M3M0.972.31%43.1613.046.1255.1453.4056.7916.2237.70%57.45
19997M3M3M0.972.32%42.7612.886.0455.2253.5056.8516.2638.02%59.17
20007M3M3M0.972.34%42.3712.695.9655.3953.7057.0016.3138.33%60.97
20017M3M4M0.972.37%42.0012.455.8955.6754.0257.2416.3438.65%62.84
20027M4M4M0.982.42%41.6512.185.8256.0354.4257.5616.3939.04%64.78
20038M4M4M0.982.48%41.3311.895.7556.4454.8757.9316.4639.54%66.78
20048M4M4M0.982.54%41.0211.595.6956.8955.3558.3516.5340.04%68.82
20058M4M4M0.982.61%40.7311.295.6357.3655.8558.7916.6240.54%70.88
20068M4M4M0.982.67%40.4511.015.5857.8256.3359.2416.6541.05%72.96
20078M4M4M0.982.74%40.1710.745.5258.2656.7959.6616.6941.56%75.07
20089M4M4M0.992.80%39.8810.505.4758.6557.2060.0516.7442.07%77.22
20099M4M5M0.992.85%39.5910.285.4259.0157.5660.4016.8042.58%79.42
20109M5M5M0.992.89%39.2810.095.3659.3257.8760.7216.8743.09%81.68
20119M5M5M0.992.92%38.959.935.3159.5958.1461.0016.9243.61%84.01
201210M5M5M0.992.95%38.599.785.2559.8458.3861.2616.9844.13%86.39
201310M5M5M0.992.97%38.229.635.1860.0958.6261.5317.0644.64%88.83
201410M5M5M0.992.99%37.839.485.1260.3558.8561.8017.1545.17%91.34
201511M5M5M0.993.01%37.439.335.0560.6159.1062.0817.2545.70%93.91
201611M5M5M0.993.03%37.039.184.9860.8959.3662.3817.3346.23%96.54
201711M6M6M13.06%36.629.034.9161.1759.6362.6917.4346.77%99.23
201811M6M6M13.08%36.228.874.8461.4759.9163.0017.5447.31%101.98
201912M6M6M13.08%36.228.874.8461.4759.9163.0017.6647.86%104.79
202012M6M6M13.14%35.458.574.7062.0860.4963.6517.7848.42%107.65

Benin Population Projections

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YearTotalMaleFemaleSex RatioGrowth rateBirth rateDeath rateFerti­lity rate
Life exp., total
Life expectancy
Life exp., maleLife exp., femaleMedian AgeUrbani­zation
Density, people / km2
Density, people/km2
202112M6M6M13.16%35.108.444.6462.3760.7763.9617.8848.97%110.56
202213M6M6M13.19%34.758.304.5862.6661.0564.2618.0049.53%113.52
202313M7M7M13.21%34.408.174.5262.9561.3364.5718.1250.10%116.53
202413M7M7M13.24%34.058.034.4663.2461.6164.8718.2450.67%119.61
202514M7M7M13.27%33.707.904.4063.5361.8965.1818.3951.24%122.73
202614M7M7M13.28%33.377.804.3563.7762.1265.4418.5051.82%125.91
202715M7M7M13.29%33.047.714.2964.0262.3565.7018.6252.39%129.14
202815M7M7M13.30%32.727.614.2464.2662.5765.9618.7652.97%132.44
202915M8M8M13.31%32.397.524.1864.5162.8066.2218.9153.56%135.78
203016M8M8M13.32%32.067.424.1364.7563.0366.4819.0654.14%139.16
203116M8M8M13.32%31.747.354.0864.9663.2366.7119.2154.72%142.60
203216M8M8M13.31%31.417.294.0365.1763.4266.9419.3755.31%146.09
203317M8M8M13.31%31.097.223.9865.3763.6267.1619.5355.89%149.63
203417M9M9M13.30%30.767.163.9365.5863.8167.3919.7056.48%153.21
203518M9M9M13.29%30.447.093.8865.7964.0167.6219.8757.06%156.84
203618M9M9M13.27%30.127.053.8465.9764.1867.8220.0257.64%160.50
203718M9M9M13.26%29.807.003.7966.1664.3568.0220.1758.22%164.22
203819M9M9M13.24%29.496.963.7566.3464.5168.2120.3458.79%167.97
203919M10M10M13.22%29.176.913.7066.5364.6868.4120.5059.36%171.76
204020M10M10M13.20%28.856.873.6666.7164.8568.6120.6759.93%175.59
204120M10M10M13.17%28.556.843.6266.8865.0068.8020.8260.50%179.45
204221M10M10M13.14%28.246.823.5867.0465.1668.9820.9961.06%183.35
204321M11M11M13.11%27.946.793.5467.2165.3169.1721.1561.62%187.28
204422M11M11M13.08%27.636.773.5067.3765.4769.3521.3262.18%191.24
204522M11M11M13.05%27.336.743.4667.5465.6269.5421.5062.73%195.22
204622M11M11M13.02%27.056.733.4367.7065.7669.7121.6663.28%199.25
204723M11M11M12.99%26.786.723.3967.8565.9069.8821.8263.83%203.29
204823M12M12M12.95%26.506.713.3668.0166.0470.0621.9964.37%207.37
204924M12M12M12.91%26.236.703.3268.1666.1870.2322.1764.91%211.47
205024M12M12M12.88%25.956.693.2968.3266.3270.4022.3565.45%215.59

Highest City Populations in Benin

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RankCityPopulation, Urban AreaPopulation, City
1Abomey-Calavi1,063,822385,755
2Cotonou692,481692,000
3Parakou359,925163,753
4Djougou344,324237,040

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