Benin Population

Population now

11,849,990
Male:5,915,147(49.92 %)
Female:5,933,691(50.08 %)
Births in 2019:274,068
Deaths in 2019:67,122

Life expectancy & Rates (2019)

Male:60.08 years
Female:63.21 years
Total:61.66 years
Median Age:17.66 years
Birth Rate:35.85
Death Rate:8.78
Growth Rate:3.08 %
Fertility Rate:4.77

Population Data Graphs

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  • Population structure (mid 2019)
  • 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%38.959.935.3159.6058.1461.0016.9243.61%84.01
201210M5M5M0.992.95%38.599.775.2559.8658.3961.2716.9844.13%86.39
201310M5M5M0.992.97%38.229.625.1860.1158.6461.5517.0644.64%88.83
201410M5M5M0.992.99%37.839.475.1260.3758.8861.8317.1545.17%91.34
201511M5M5M0.993.02%37.439.325.0560.6459.1362.1117.2545.70%93.91
201611M5M5M0.993.04%37.039.174.9860.9159.3862.4017.3346.23%96.54
201711M6M6M13.05%36.649.054.9161.1559.6162.6617.4346.77%99.23
201811M6M6M13.06%36.258.924.8461.4059.8462.9317.5447.31%101.99
201912M6M6M13.08%35.858.784.7761.6660.0863.2117.6647.86%104.79

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
202012M6M6M13.10%35.468.654.7061.9160.3263.4817.7848.42%107.65
202112M6M6M13.11%35.108.554.6462.1260.5163.7117.8948.97%110.55
202213M6M6M13.11%34.748.454.5862.3360.7163.9418.0049.53%113.50
202313M7M7M13.11%34.398.364.5162.5560.9064.1818.1250.10%116.49
202413M7M7M13.12%34.038.264.4562.7661.1064.4118.2550.67%119.53
202514M7M7M13.13%33.678.164.3962.9761.2964.6418.3951.24%122.62
202614M7M7M13.12%33.338.094.3363.1661.4664.8518.5151.82%125.76
202715M7M7M13.12%32.998.014.2763.3561.6365.0618.6452.39%128.95
202815M7M7M13.11%32.657.944.2263.5361.8065.2818.7852.97%132.18
202915M8M8M13.11%32.317.864.1663.7261.9765.4918.9353.56%135.46
203016M8M8M13.10%31.977.794.1063.9162.1465.7019.1054.14%138.77
203116M8M8M13.09%31.647.744.0564.0862.2965.8919.2554.72%142.13
203216M8M8M13.08%31.317.684.0064.2562.4466.0819.4155.31%145.54
203317M8M8M13.06%30.997.633.9564.4262.6066.2819.5855.89%148.99
203417M9M9M13.05%30.667.573.9064.5962.7566.4719.7656.48%152.47
203518M9M9M13.03%30.337.523.8564.7662.9066.6619.9457.06%155.99
203618M9M9M13.01%30.017.493.8064.9163.0466.8320.0957.64%159.56
203718M9M9M12.99%29.707.453.7665.0663.1767.0020.2658.22%163.16
203819M9M9M12.96%29.387.423.7165.2263.3167.1720.4358.79%166.79
203919M10M10M12.94%29.077.383.6765.3763.4467.3420.6059.36%170.46
204020M10M10M12.91%28.757.353.6265.5263.5867.5120.7859.93%174.16
204120M10M10M12.88%28.457.333.5865.6663.7067.6720.9460.50%177.89
204220M10M10M12.84%28.147.323.5465.8063.8267.8321.1161.06%181.64
204321M10M10M12.81%27.847.303.5065.9363.9368.0021.2861.62%185.42
204421M11M11M12.78%27.537.293.4666.0764.0568.1621.4662.18%189.23
204522M11M11M12.75%27.237.273.4266.2164.1768.3221.6562.73%193.06
204622M11M11M12.71%26.957.263.3966.3464.2968.4821.8163.28%196.90
204723M11M11M12.67%26.667.263.3566.4864.4168.6321.9863.83%200.77
204823M12M12M12.64%26.387.253.3266.6164.5268.7922.1564.37%204.65
204923M12M12M12.60%26.097.253.2866.7564.6468.9422.3364.91%208.56
205024M12M12M12.56%25.817.243.2566.8864.7669.1022.5265.45%212.48

Highest City Populations in Benin

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RankCityPopulation, Urban AreaPopulation, City
1Abomey-Calavi1,000,568385,755
2Cotonou688,456688,000
3Parakou344,430163,753
4Djougou333,822237,040

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