๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ Population of Benin

14,080,072
Current Population of Benin
371,562
Net population growth this year
124.87
Population Density (people/kmยฒ)

As of July 1, 2024 the population of Benin reached 14,080,072, of which 7,056,097 people are male and 7,023,975 female. The country has a population density of 124.8676 people per square kilometer. With an overall population growth rate of 2.639% for the year. According to the latest data, Benin is set to increase its population size by 371,562 people next year. Making the total population count of Benin 14,080,072 people by 2024.

Historic Population of Benin (1950 - 2024)

Between 1950 and 2024 the population of Benin grown from 2,264,452 people to 14,080,072. An increase of the population size by 521.79% in 73 years.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
1950 2,264,452 1,055,458 1,208,994 16,030 20.0821 0.708%
1951 2,280,678 1,065,967 1,214,711 16,422 20.2259 0.72%
1952 2,297,832 1,076,658 1,221,175 17,887 20.3781 0.778%
1953 2,316,684 1,087,976 1,228,707 19,815 20.5453 0.855%
1954 2,337,371 1,100,129 1,237,242 21,560 20.7287 0.922%
1955 2,360,080 1,113,245 1,246,836 23,859 20.9301 1.011%
1956 2,385,282 1,127,490 1,257,793 26,545 21.1536 1.113%
1957 2,413,054 1,142,934 1,270,120 28,997 21.3999 1.202%
1958 2,443,406 1,159,572 1,283,834 31,709 21.6691 1.298%
1959 2,476,498 1,177,524 1,298,975 34,474 21.9626 1.392%
1960 2,512,284 1,196,813 1,315,471 37,098 22.2799 1.477%
1961 2,551,216 1,217,650 1,333,567 40,767 22.6252 1.598%
1962 2,593,302 1,240,048 1,353,254 43,405 22.9984 1.674%
1963 2,638,082 1,263,722 1,374,361 46,155 23.3956 1.75%
1964 2,685,618 1,288,754 1,396,864 48,917 23.8171 1.821%
1965 2,735,843 1,315,128 1,420,715 51,532 24.2625 1.884%
1966 2,788,642 1,342,706 1,445,937 54,066 24.7308 1.939%
1967 2,843,739 1,371,386 1,472,353 56,128 25.2194 1.974%
1968 2,901,218 1,401,205 1,500,013 58,829 25.7291 2.028%
1969 2,961,166 1,432,294 1,528,872 61,068 26.2608 2.062%
1970 3,023,443 1,464,613 1,558,830 63,486 26.8131 2.1%
1971 3,088,381 1,498,206 1,590,175 66,389 27.389 2.15%
1972 3,156,408 1,533,300 1,623,108 69,666 27.9923 2.207%
1973 3,227,380 1,569,818 1,657,562 72,277 28.6217 2.24%
1974 3,301,276 1,607,735 1,693,542 75,517 29.277 2.288%
1975 3,378,703 1,647,324 1,731,379 79,336 29.9637 2.348%
1976 3,460,329 1,688,899 1,771,430 83,917 30.6876 2.425%
1977 3,546,454 1,732,575 1,813,879 88,332 31.4513 2.491%
1978 3,636,927 1,778,156 1,858,772 92,614 32.2537 2.547%
1979 3,732,394 1,825,979 1,906,416 98,321 33.1003 2.634%
1980 3,833,939 1,876,734 1,957,205 104,767 34.0009 2.733%
1981 3,941,569 1,930,502 2,011,068 110,494 34.9554 2.803%
1982 4,054,384 1,986,802 2,067,581 115,137 35.9559 2.84%
1983 4,171,526 2,045,100 2,126,426 119,147 36.9947 2.856%
1984 4,293,070 2,105,387 2,187,684 123,941 38.0726 2.887%
1985 4,419,552 2,168,164 2,251,388 129,021 39.1943 2.92%
1986 4,551,382 2,233,753 2,317,628 134,637 40.3634 2.958%
1987 4,688,787 2,302,156 2,386,631 140,174 41.582 2.99%
1988 4,831,624 2,373,455 2,458,170 145,501 42.8487 3.012%
1989 4,979,680 2,447,578 2,532,102 150,610 44.1618 3.025%
1990 5,133,420 2,524,606 2,608,813 156,869 45.5252 3.056%
1991 5,293,046 2,604,643 2,688,403 162,383 46.9408 3.068%
1992 5,457,778 2,687,329 2,770,448 167,081 48.4017 3.062%
1993 5,706,181 2,812,168 2,894,012 329,725 50.6047 5.78%
1994 5,923,394 2,921,767 3,001,627 104,702 52.531 1.768%
1995 6,046,510 2,984,662 3,061,849 141,531 53.6228 2.341%
1996 6,203,860 3,065,171 3,138,690 173,168 55.0183 2.791%
1997 6,387,026 3,158,795 3,228,231 193,164 56.6427 3.025%
1998 6,584,183 3,259,076 3,325,108 201,150 58.3911 3.055%
1999 6,788,589 3,362,608 3,425,980 207,662 60.2039 3.059%
2000 6,998,023 3,468,525 3,529,498 211,206 62.0612 3.018%
2001 7,212,040 3,576,763 3,635,278 216,829 63.9592 3.007%
2002 7,431,783 3,688,186 3,743,597 222,656 65.908 2.996%
2003 7,659,208 3,803,644 3,855,563 232,193 67.9249 3.032%
2004 7,894,554 3,923,250 3,971,305 238,500 70.012 3.021%
2005 8,149,419 4,050,781 4,098,638 271,230 72.2723 3.329%
2006 8,402,631 4,177,608 4,225,022 235,194 74.5178 2.799%
2007 8,647,760 4,302,650 4,345,111 255,065 76.6917 2.95%
2008 8,906,469 4,434,190 4,472,279 262,351 78.9861 2.946%
2009 9,172,514 4,568,957 4,603,558 269,741 81.3455 2.941%
2010 9,445,710 4,707,268 4,738,442 276,649 83.7683 2.929%
2011 9,726,380 4,849,408 4,876,973 284,693 86.2574 2.927%
2012 10,014,078 4,995,588 5,018,490 290,703 88.8088 2.903%
2013 10,308,730 5,145,620 5,163,111 298,601 91.4219 2.897%
2014 10,614,844 5,301,391 5,313,453 313,626 94.1366 2.955%
2015 10,932,784 5,463,004 5,469,779 322,253 96.9562 2.948%
2016 11,260,085 5,629,264 5,630,820 332,349 99.8589 2.952%
2017 11,596,778 5,800,206 5,796,573 341,039 102.8448 2.941%
2018 11,940,683 5,974,735 5,965,949 346,771 105.8947 2.904%
2019 12,290,444 6,152,125 6,138,319 352,750 108.9965 2.87%
2020 12,643,123 6,330,776 6,312,347 352,608 112.1242 2.789%
2021 12,996,895 6,509,711 6,487,184 354,936 115.2616 2.731%
2022 13,352,864 6,689,295 6,663,569 357,002 118.4184 2.674%
2023 13,712,828 6,870,720 6,842,108 362,926 121.6107 2.647%
2024 14,080,072 7,056,097 7,023,975 371,562 124.8676 2.639%

Statements that can be derived from Benin's population data

  • Benin has a population of 14,080,072 people, as of July 1, 2024.
  • Benin's population is equivalent to 0.18% of the total world population.
  • In 2024, Benin's population will grow with 371,562 people.
  • In 2024, 200 more people will emigrate from Benin than immigrate to the country.
  • The median age of the population in Benin is 17.71 years.
  • In Benin there are 124.87 people per square kilometers (0.386102 square miles), if spaced out evenly.
  • 53.92 infants die at birth out of a 1000 new born in Benin.
  • In Benin, 7,056,097 of the total population are male, and 7,023,975 are female.

Future Population of Benin (2024 - 2100)

Benin's population is set to incease in the future from 14,080,072 people to 46,617,384 people. An increase of the population size by 1958.66% from 2024 to 2100.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
2024 14,080,072 7,056,097 7,023,975 371,562 124.8676 2.639%
2025 14,454,199 7,245,185 7,209,014 376,692 128.1855 2.606%
2026 14,832,937 7,436,487 7,396,450 380,784 131.5443 2.567%
2027 15,216,009 7,629,856 7,586,152 385,360 134.9415 2.533%
2028 15,603,721 7,825,458 7,778,262 390,064 138.3799 2.5%
2029 15,996,446 8,023,482 7,972,965 395,387 141.8628 2.472%
2030 16,393,827 8,223,698 8,170,129 399,374 145.3869 2.436%
2031 16,795,573 8,425,962 8,369,611 404,119 148.9497 2.406%
2032 17,201,982 8,630,451 8,571,531 408,697 152.5539 2.376%
2033 17,613,873 8,837,586 8,776,286 415,086 156.2067 2.357%
2034 18,030,402 9,046,920 8,983,482 417,971 159.9007 2.318%
2035 18,450,172 9,257,741 9,192,431 421,570 163.6234 2.285%
2036 18,874,268 9,470,600 9,403,668 426,621 167.3844 2.26%
2037 19,303,369 9,685,801 9,617,568 431,581 171.1899 2.236%
2038 19,737,070 9,903,177 9,833,893 435,822 175.0361 2.208%
2039 20,176,029 10,123,084 10,052,945 442,095 178.929 2.191%
2040 20,620,647 10,345,723 10,274,924 447,142 182.872 2.169%
2041 21,069,601 10,570,409 10,499,192 450,766 186.8535 2.139%
2042 21,522,780 10,797,067 10,725,714 455,592 190.8725 2.117%
2043 21,980,068 11,025,660 10,954,408 458,984 194.9279 2.088%
2044 22,440,979 11,255,942 11,185,036 462,837 199.0154 2.063%
2045 22,905,813 11,488,042 11,417,771 466,832 203.1378 2.038%
2046 23,373,375 11,721,370 11,652,004 468,291 207.2843 2.004%
2047 23,842,061 11,955,112 11,886,948 469,082 211.4408 1.968%
2048 24,313,238 12,189,962 12,123,276 473,272 215.6194 1.947%
2049 24,787,656 12,426,296 12,361,360 475,564 219.8267 1.919%
2050 25,264,035 12,663,449 12,600,586 477,193 224.0514 1.889%
2051 25,742,183 12,901,320 12,840,862 479,104 228.2918 1.861%
2052 26,220,469 13,139,110 13,081,360 477,469 232.5334 1.821%
2053 26,699,212 13,376,980 13,322,232 480,015 236.7791 1.798%
2054 27,178,512 13,614,929 13,563,582 478,585 241.0297 1.761%
2055 27,657,733 13,852,656 13,805,076 479,858 245.2796 1.735%
2056 28,138,196 14,090,863 14,047,334 481,069 249.5406 1.71%
2057 28,617,711 14,328,396 14,289,316 477,960 253.7931 1.67%
2058 29,094,226 14,564,212 14,530,013 475,070 258.019 1.633%
2059 29,570,468 14,799,678 14,770,790 477,415 262.2425 1.615%
2060 30,047,895 15,035,524 15,012,372 477,439 266.4765 1.589%
2061 30,526,109 15,271,618 15,254,491 478,989 270.7175 1.569%
2062 31,004,245 15,507,488 15,496,756 477,281 274.9578 1.539%
2063 31,480,457 15,742,145 15,738,312 475,143 279.1811 1.509%
2064 31,956,066 15,976,273 15,979,792 476,075 283.3989 1.49%
2065 32,430,754 16,209,676 16,221,078 473,302 287.6087 1.459%
2066 32,903,326 16,441,832 16,461,493 471,843 291.7996 1.434%
2067 33,375,405 16,673,552 16,701,854 472,314 295.9862 1.415%
2068 33,847,130 16,904,836 16,942,293 471,135 300.1696 1.392%
2069 34,314,961 17,133,941 17,181,020 464,528 304.3186 1.354%
2070 34,777,866 17,360,352 17,417,515 461,282 308.4238 1.326%
2071 35,238,252 17,585,302 17,652,949 459,489 312.5067 1.304%
2072 35,696,668 17,809,033 17,887,635 457,343 316.5721 1.281%
2073 36,154,142 18,032,084 18,122,058 457,606 320.6291 1.266%
2074 36,608,678 18,253,493 18,355,185 451,466 324.6601 1.233%
2075 37,056,954 18,471,579 18,585,375 445,087 328.6356 1.201%
2076 37,501,952 18,687,846 18,814,106 444,908 332.5821 1.186%
2077 37,944,740 18,902,756 19,041,983 440,667 336.5089 1.161%
2078 38,383,265 19,115,275 19,267,990 436,384 340.3979 1.137%
2079 38,818,687 19,326,079 19,492,607 434,459 344.2594 1.119%
2080 39,250,774 19,535,071 19,715,703 429,716 348.0913 1.095%
2081 39,676,128 19,740,555 19,935,572 420,992 351.8635 1.061%
2082 40,095,914 19,943,093 20,152,821 418,580 355.5863 1.044%
2083 40,510,862 20,143,014 20,367,848 411,316 359.2662 1.015%
2084 40,918,116 20,338,927 20,579,189 403,192 362.8779 0.985%
2085 41,320,827 20,532,458 20,788,369 402,230 366.4493 0.973%
2086 41,719,417 20,723,803 20,995,614 394,950 369.9842 0.947%
2087 42,111,974 20,911,969 21,200,005 390,165 373.4655 0.927%
2088 42,499,584 21,097,476 21,402,107 385,053 376.903 0.906%
2089 42,878,845 21,278,535 21,600,310 373,470 380.2665 0.871%
2090 43,250,534 21,455,605 21,794,929 369,908 383.5627 0.855%
2091 43,617,990 21,630,419 21,987,571 365,005 386.8215 0.837%
2092 43,980,480 21,802,605 22,177,875 359,974 390.0362 0.818%
2093 44,335,256 21,970,843 22,364,412 349,577 393.1825 0.788%
2094 44,681,929 22,134,943 22,546,986 343,770 396.2569 0.769%
2095 45,022,923 22,296,135 22,726,788 338,219 399.281 0.751%
2096 45,357,192 22,453,874 22,903,319 330,318 402.2454 0.728%
2097 45,683,317 22,607,491 23,075,826 321,932 405.1376 0.705%
2098 46,002,060 22,757,379 23,244,681 315,555 407.9644 0.686%
2099 46,313,300 22,903,445 23,409,855 306,923 410.7245 0.663%
2100 46,617,384 23,045,856 23,571,528 301,245 413.4213 0.646%

Population Density of Benin

Today, Benin has a population density of 124.8676 people per square kilometer. The country has seen a change in density from 20.0821 people/kmยฒ since the 1950 to 124.8676 people/kmยฒ in 2024. In the future, Benin is projected to reach a population density of 413.4213 people per square kilometer, by the year 2100.

Population Density of Benin Between 1950 - 2100

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Growth Rate of Benin's Population

The population growth rate of Benin currently stands at 2.639% as of July 1, 2024. This is a decrease by 0.035 percentage points when compared to data from previous year. By 2024, the population growth rate of Benin will decrease to 2.639%. If we look further into the future, we can see that Benin's population growth is projected to land at a positive rate of 0.646% by the year 2100.

Population Growth Rate of Benin Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Growth Rate
1950 0.708%
1960 1.477%
1970 2.1%
1980 2.733%
1990 3.056%
2000 3.018%
2010 2.929%
2020 2.789%
Year Growth Rate
2030 2.436%
2040 2.169%
2050 1.889%
2060 1.589%
2070 1.326%
2080 1.095%
2090 0.855%
2100 0.646%
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Life Expectancy of Benin

Today, Benin has an average life expectancy of 61.4064 years of age. The country has seen a change in life expectancy from 34.9513 years since the 1950 to 61.4064 years in 2024. In the future, Benin is projected to reach a population life expectancy of 71.4396 years of age, by the year 2100.

Life Expectancy of Benin Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Life Expectancy (Age)
1950 34,951
1960 38,181
1970 42,189
1980 47,876
1990 53,291
2000 56,577
2010 58,362
2020 60,088
Year Life Expectancy (Age)
2030 62,482
2040 64,075
2050 65,515
2060 66,814
2070 68,003
2080 69,169
2090 70,319
2100 71,439
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Migration to and from Benin

In 2024 Benin will see net migrations of -200 people. This means that 200 more people will emigrate from Benin than immigrate to the country this year. A decrease of net migrations when compared to the previous year of 2022, when the net migrations of Benin was -200.

Net Migration for Benin Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Net Migration
1950 -4,602
1960 -4,725
1970 -4,854
1980 -2,945
1990 -337
2000 3,337
2010 3,947
2020 1,732
Year Net Migration
2030 -200
2040 -200
2050 -200
2060 -200
2070 -200
2080 -200
2090 -200
2100 -200
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Births in Benin

In 2024, Benin will see 493,211 babies be born. That is an increase when compared to the ammount of births recorded by Benin in 2022, when the country saw 481,715 new borns.

Births Benin Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Births
1950 92,160
1960 113,419
1970 141,295
1980 180,332
1990 232,933
2000 291,591
2010 371,512
2020 469,278
Year Births
2030 533,349
2040 607,302
2050 669,366
2060 707,533
2070 737,521
2080 758,587
2090 757,211
2100 748,358
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Deaths in Benin

In 2024, 121,452 people will die in Benin. That is a decrease of Benin's death count when compared to 2022, when the country recorded 124,512 deaths.

Deaths Benin Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Deaths
1950 71,531
1960 71,600
1970 72,957
1980 72,619
1990 75,736
2000 83,716
2010 98,809
2020 118,400
Year Births
2030 133,778
2040 159,956
2050 191,975
2060 229,890
2070 276,041
2080 328,675
2090 387,102
2100 446,918
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Median Age in Benin

The median age of Benin has been on an upward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the median age of Benin will reach 31.5915 years of age, by the year 2100.

Median Age in Benin Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Median Age
1950 23.1196
1960 20.0918
1970 17.7456
1980 16.447
1990 16.0325
2000 16.1634
2010 16.8206
2020 17.4067
Year Median Age
2030 18.4523
2040 20.2078
2050 22.032
2060 23.8733
2070 25.8223
2080 27.8333
2090 29.754
2100 31.5915
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Fertility Rate in Benin

The fertility rate of Benin has been on a downward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the total fertility rate of Benin will reach 2.2005 births per woman, by the year 2100.

Fertility Rate in Benin Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
1950 5.7511
1960 6.2825
1970 6.7427
1980 6.9899
1990 6.7315
2000 5.8904
2010 5.3897
2020 5.0479
Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
2030 4.344
2040 3.7653
2050 3.3392
2060 2.9966
2070 2.7245
2080 2.5256
2090 2.344
2100 2.2005
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Infant Mortality Rate in Benin

The infant mortality rate is recorded as infant deaths under 1 year for every 1,000 live births. It gives us an insight into the maternal and infant health of Benin while at the same time being an important marker for the overall health of the country. The infant mortality rate of Benin has been on a positive downward trend since the 1950's when the infant mortality rate of the country was 210.1771. Today, Benin has a much better infant mortality rate of 53.921 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. This is set to improve even further in the future when Benin is projected to record an infant mortality rate of only 21.4639 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births, by the year 2100.

Infant Mortality Rate in Benin Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Infant Mortality Rate
1950 210.1771
1960 183.6039
1970 153.7245
1980 125.6501
1990 104.5826
2000 84.9859
2010 69.5907
2020 56.479
Year Infant Mortality Rate
2030 49.4823
2040 43.455
2050 38.438
2060 34.2931
2070 30.4155
2080 26.914
2090 23.8904
2100 21.4639
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Data Information

Data found on this page is based on the medium fertility variant of the United Nations Revision of World Population Prospects 2022.

Data Sources

The United Nations - Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Population Division)

UN Revision of World Population Prospects 2022

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