๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ Population of Ghana

34,777,522
Current Population of Ghana
661,575
Net population growth this year
152.84
Population Density (people/kmยฒ)

As of July 1, 2024 the population of Ghana reached 34,777,522, of which 17,342,842 people are male and 17,434,680 female. The country has a population density of 152.8414 people per square kilometer. With an overall population growth rate of 1.902% for the year. According to the latest data, Ghana is set to increase its population size by 661,575 people next year. Making the total population count of Ghana 34,777,522 people by 2024.

Historic Population of Ghana (1950 - 2024)

Between 1950 and 2024 the population of Ghana grown from 5,077,596 people to 34,777,522. An increase of the population size by 584.92% in 73 years.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
1950 5,077,596 2,651,943 2,425,652 136,895 22.3152 2.696%
1951 5,220,288 2,718,908 2,501,381 148,491 22.9423 2.845%
1952 5,373,394 2,791,377 2,582,018 157,721 23.6152 2.935%
1953 5,535,165 2,868,344 2,666,821 165,820 24.3261 2.996%
1954 5,706,212 2,950,211 2,756,001 176,274 25.0778 3.089%
1955 5,887,163 3,037,214 2,849,948 185,628 25.8731 3.153%
1956 6,077,348 3,128,886 2,948,462 194,741 26.7089 3.205%
1957 6,275,801 3,224,698 3,051,104 202,167 27.5811 3.222%
1958 6,479,011 3,322,944 3,156,068 204,253 28.4742 3.153%
1959 6,690,090 3,425,258 3,264,831 217,903 29.4018 3.257%
1960 6,911,510 3,532,760 3,378,750 224,938 30.3749 3.255%
1961 7,109,029 3,625,584 3,483,445 170,100 31.243 2.393%
1962 7,281,192 3,703,083 3,578,109 174,226 31.9996 2.393%
1963 7,458,243 3,783,164 3,675,078 179,876 32.7777 2.412%
1964 7,640,196 3,865,729 3,774,468 184,030 33.5774 2.409%
1965 7,827,726 3,951,346 3,876,381 191,031 34.4015 2.441%
1966 8,019,658 4,039,637 3,980,020 192,831 35.245 2.405%
1967 8,216,085 4,130,384 4,085,702 200,027 36.1083 2.435%
1968 8,418,152 4,224,229 4,193,923 204,104 36.9964 2.425%
1969 8,629,856 4,323,606 4,306,249 219,303 37.9268 2.541%
1970 8,861,894 4,434,570 4,427,324 244,775 38.9465 2.762%
1971 9,108,878 4,557,222 4,551,656 249,191 40.032 2.736%
1972 9,365,952 4,686,474 4,679,478 264,959 41.1618 2.829%
1973 9,637,197 4,820,446 4,816,752 277,530 42.3539 2.88%
1974 9,918,979 4,959,155 4,959,824 286,034 43.5922 2.884%
1975 10,209,848 5,103,275 5,106,573 295,704 44.8706 2.896%
1976 10,509,006 5,254,456 5,254,551 302,613 46.1853 2.88%
1977 10,825,496 5,410,158 5,415,337 330,366 47.5762 3.052%
1978 11,163,230 5,570,027 5,593,203 345,103 49.0605 3.092%
1979 11,515,675 5,736,363 5,779,312 359,786 50.6095 3.125%
1980 11,865,246 5,901,518 5,963,727 339,355 52.1458 2.86%
1981 12,212,960 6,067,968 6,144,992 356,073 53.6739 2.916%
1982 12,584,976 6,245,235 6,339,741 387,960 55.3089 3.083%
1983 12,984,131 6,430,238 6,553,893 410,350 57.0631 3.161%
1984 13,342,487 6,600,124 6,742,362 306,361 58.638 2.296%
1985 13,651,444 6,753,775 6,897,669 311,553 59.9958 2.282%
1986 13,971,682 6,913,108 7,058,574 328,924 61.4032 2.354%
1987 14,310,790 7,082,319 7,228,470 349,291 62.8935 2.441%
1988 14,671,677 7,262,826 7,408,850 372,484 64.4796 2.539%
1989 15,052,446 7,453,612 7,598,834 389,055 66.153 2.585%
1990 15,446,982 7,651,915 7,795,067 400,016 67.8869 2.59%
1991 15,843,472 7,851,838 7,991,634 392,963 69.6294 2.48%
1992 16,241,548 8,052,872 8,188,676 403,189 71.3789 2.483%
1993 16,643,633 8,256,620 8,387,013 400,983 73.146 2.409%
1994 17,040,854 8,454,648 8,586,206 393,457 74.8917 2.309%
1995 17,438,874 8,649,656 8,789,218 402,584 76.6409 2.309%
1996 17,844,010 8,849,008 8,995,002 407,687 78.4214 2.285%
1997 18,268,040 9,059,526 9,208,514 440,375 80.285 2.411%
1998 18,714,708 9,282,832 9,431,876 452,959 82.248 2.42%
1999 19,176,791 9,513,908 9,662,884 471,209 84.2788 2.457%
2000 19,665,502 9,759,725 9,905,777 506,212 86.4266 2.574%
2001 20,195,577 10,028,006 10,167,572 553,938 88.7562 2.743%
2002 20,758,326 10,312,728 10,445,598 571,560 91.2293 2.754%
2003 21,329,514 10,601,194 10,728,320 570,816 93.7396 2.676%
2004 21,906,444 10,892,403 11,014,041 583,044 96.2751 2.662%
2005 22,496,951 11,190,399 11,306,552 597,970 98.8703 2.658%
2006 23,098,586 11,494,180 11,604,406 605,300 101.5144 2.621%
2007 23,708,320 11,801,766 11,906,554 614,168 104.1941 2.591%
2008 24,326,087 12,113,292 12,212,794 621,366 106.9091 2.554%
2009 24,950,762 12,428,179 12,522,583 627,984 109.6544 2.517%
2010 25,574,719 12,742,738 12,831,982 619,930 112.3966 2.424%
2011 26,205,941 13,060,897 13,145,044 642,514 115.1707 2.452%
2012 26,858,762 13,388,448 13,470,314 663,128 118.0397 2.469%
2013 27,525,597 13,722,904 13,802,694 670,542 120.9704 2.436%
2014 28,196,358 14,059,371 14,136,988 670,981 123.9182 2.38%
2015 28,870,939 14,397,364 14,473,575 678,180 126.8829 2.349%
2016 29,554,303 14,739,510 14,814,792 688,547 129.8862 2.33%
2017 30,222,262 15,073,582 15,148,680 647,371 132.8218 2.142%
2018 30,870,641 15,398,027 15,472,614 649,387 135.6713 2.104%
2019 31,522,290 15,723,678 15,798,612 653,912 138.5352 2.075%
2020 32,180,402 16,051,315 16,129,086 662,311 141.4274 2.058%
2021 32,833,031 16,375,536 16,457,496 642,949 144.2956 1.958%
2022 33,475,870 16,695,114 16,780,756 642,729 147.1208 1.92%
2023 34,121,985 17,016,528 17,105,458 649,500 149.9604 1.904%
2024 34,777,522 17,342,842 17,434,680 661,575 152.8414 1.902%

Statements that can be derived from Ghana's population data

  • Ghana has a population of 34,777,522 people, as of July 1, 2024.
  • Ghana's population is equivalent to 0.43% of the total world population.
  • In 2024, Ghana's population will grow with 661,575 people.
  • In 2024, 9,999 more people will emigrate from Ghana than immigrate to the country.
  • The median age of the population in Ghana is 20.89 years.
  • In Ghana there are 152.84 people per square kilometers (0.386102 square miles), if spaced out evenly.
  • 31.11 infants die at birth out of a 1000 new born in Ghana.
  • In Ghana, 17,342,842 of the total population are male, and 17,434,680 are female.

Future Population of Ghana (2024 - 2100)

Ghana's population is set to incease in the future from 34,777,522 people to 72,826,468 people. An increase of the population size by 1334.27% from 2024 to 2100.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
2024 34,777,522 17,342,842 17,434,680 661,575 152.8414 1.902%
2025 35,439,785 17,672,546 17,767,239 662,951 155.7519 1.871%
2026 36,102,736 18,002,366 18,100,371 662,951 158.6655 1.836%
2027 36,767,488 18,332,858 18,434,630 666,553 161.5869 1.813%
2028 37,435,099 18,664,588 18,770,512 668,669 164.521 1.786%
2029 38,104,805 18,997,207 19,107,598 670,742 167.4642 1.76%
2030 38,775,850 19,330,300 19,445,551 671,348 170.4133 1.731%
2031 39,447,704 19,663,594 19,784,110 672,361 173.366 1.704%
2032 40,121,418 19,997,659 20,123,760 675,067 176.3269 1.683%
2033 40,797,660 20,332,842 20,464,818 677,417 179.2989 1.66%
2034 41,475,941 20,668,860 20,807,081 679,144 182.2798 1.637%
2035 42,158,202 21,006,679 21,151,522 685,377 185.2782 1.626%
2036 42,844,158 21,346,165 21,497,994 686,537 188.2929 1.602%
2037 43,533,064 21,686,947 21,846,118 691,275 191.3205 1.588%
2038 44,223,240 22,028,194 22,195,047 689,077 194.3537 1.558%
2039 44,910,363 22,367,693 22,542,670 685,167 197.3735 1.526%
2040 45,595,915 22,706,145 22,889,770 685,938 200.3864 1.504%
2041 46,280,424 23,043,762 23,236,662 683,080 203.3947 1.476%
2042 46,961,808 23,379,471 23,582,338 679,689 206.3892 1.447%
2043 47,640,796 23,713,656 23,927,140 678,285 209.3733 1.424%
2044 48,318,003 24,046,655 24,271,348 676,130 212.3495 1.399%
2045 48,988,100 24,375,735 24,612,365 664,065 215.2945 1.356%
2046 49,650,302 24,700,423 24,949,879 660,339 218.2047 1.33%
2047 50,306,482 25,021,669 25,284,814 652,021 221.0885 1.296%
2048 50,955,129 25,338,694 25,616,435 645,272 223.9392 1.266%
2049 51,596,895 25,651,829 25,945,065 638,259 226.7597 1.237%
2050 52,231,784 25,961,095 26,270,689 631,521 229.5499 1.209%
2051 52,859,802 26,266,428 26,593,375 624,515 232.3099 1.181%
2052 53,479,556 26,567,107 26,912,450 614,993 235.0336 1.15%
2053 54,088,921 26,862,013 27,226,909 603,737 237.7117 1.116%
2054 54,688,859 27,151,685 27,537,174 596,138 240.3483 1.09%
2055 55,278,505 27,435,769 27,842,735 583,153 242.9397 1.055%
2056 55,860,700 27,715,684 28,145,017 581,239 245.4984 1.041%
2057 56,435,445 27,991,448 28,443,997 568,250 248.0243 1.007%
2058 56,999,668 28,261,569 28,738,100 560,197 250.5039 0.983%
2059 57,558,075 28,528,523 29,029,552 556,615 252.958 0.967%
2060 58,109,963 28,791,990 29,317,973 547,163 255.3835 0.942%
2061 58,654,293 29,051,395 29,602,897 541,495 257.7757 0.923%
2062 59,192,188 29,307,311 29,884,877 534,296 260.1397 0.903%
2063 59,720,681 29,558,357 30,162,324 522,690 262.4623 0.875%
2064 60,240,747 29,805,152 30,435,595 517,443 264.7479 0.859%
2065 60,752,860 30,047,883 30,704,977 506,782 266.9986 0.834%
2066 61,255,455 30,285,739 30,969,716 498,409 269.2074 0.814%
2067 61,750,655 30,519,792 31,230,862 491,990 271.3837 0.797%
2068 62,236,967 30,749,279 31,487,688 480,633 273.521 0.772%
2069 62,716,478 30,975,210 31,741,269 478,391 275.6284 0.763%
2070 63,190,565 31,198,294 31,992,270 469,782 277.7119 0.743%
2071 63,656,832 31,417,364 32,239,467 462,751 279.7611 0.727%
2072 64,116,349 31,632,956 32,483,393 456,284 281.7806 0.712%
2073 64,567,716 31,844,342 32,723,373 446,449 283.7642 0.691%
2074 65,008,006 32,050,080 32,957,926 434,132 285.6992 0.668%
2075 65,438,902 32,251,011 33,187,892 427,661 287.593 0.654%
2076 65,860,868 32,447,373 33,413,496 416,271 289.4474 0.632%
2077 66,272,614 32,638,539 33,634,074 407,219 291.257 0.614%
2078 66,676,705 32,825,701 33,851,004 400,963 293.0329 0.601%
2079 67,070,907 33,007,788 34,063,120 387,444 294.7654 0.578%
2080 67,452,594 33,183,614 34,268,980 375,927 296.4428 0.557%
2081 67,823,906 33,354,311 34,469,594 366,698 298.0747 0.541%
2082 68,184,739 33,519,841 34,664,897 354,968 299.6605 0.521%
2083 68,534,550 33,679,921 34,854,629 344,654 301.1978 0.503%
2084 68,872,356 33,834,027 35,038,329 330,958 302.6824 0.481%
2085 69,196,037 33,981,166 35,214,871 316,403 304.1049 0.457%
2086 69,508,405 34,122,802 35,385,602 308,334 305.4777 0.444%
2087 69,810,464 34,259,440 35,551,024 295,785 306.8052 0.424%
2088 70,102,044 34,390,993 35,711,050 287,374 308.0867 0.41%
2089 70,383,394 34,517,722 35,865,673 275,327 309.3232 0.391%
2090 70,652,939 34,638,871 36,014,068 263,762 310.5078 0.373%
2091 70,912,471 34,755,291 36,157,180 255,302 311.6484 0.36%
2092 71,162,508 34,867,254 36,295,254 244,772 312.7472 0.344%
2093 71,402,386 34,974,504 36,427,882 234,984 313.8015 0.329%
2094 71,631,859 35,076,908 36,554,952 223,962 314.81 0.313%
2095 71,851,742 35,174,993 36,676,749 215,805 315.7763 0.3%
2096 72,063,671 35,269,613 36,794,059 208,053 316.7077 0.289%
2097 72,266,277 35,360,075 36,906,202 197,158 317.5981 0.273%
2098 72,460,269 35,447,001 37,013,269 190,827 318.4507 0.263%
2099 72,647,096 35,531,110 37,115,986 182,826 319.2718 0.252%
2100 72,826,468 35,612,004 37,214,464 175,918 320.0601 0.242%

Population Density of Ghana

Today, Ghana has a population density of 152.8414 people per square kilometer. The country has seen a change in density from 22.3152 people/kmยฒ since the 1950 to 152.8414 people/kmยฒ in 2024. In the future, Ghana is projected to reach a population density of 320.0601 people per square kilometer, by the year 2100.

Population Density of Ghana Between 1950 - 2100

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Growth Rate of Ghana's Population

The population growth rate of Ghana currently stands at 1.902% as of July 1, 2024. This is a decrease by 0.018 percentage points when compared to data from previous year. By 2024, the population growth rate of Ghana will decrease to 1.902%. If we look further into the future, we can see that Ghana's population growth is projected to land at a positive rate of 0.242% by the year 2100.

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

Year Growth Rate
1950 2.696%
1960 3.255%
1970 2.762%
1980 2.86%
1990 2.59%
2000 2.574%
2010 2.424%
2020 2.058%
Year Growth Rate
2030 1.731%
2040 1.504%
2050 1.209%
2060 0.942%
2070 0.743%
2080 0.557%
2090 0.373%
2100 0.242%
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Life Expectancy of Ghana

Today, Ghana has an average life expectancy of 65.6445 years of age. The country has seen a change in life expectancy from 43.1088 years since the 1950 to 65.6445 years in 2024. In the future, Ghana is projected to reach a population life expectancy of 76.0378 years of age, by the year 2100.

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

Year Life Expectancy (Age)
1950 43,108
1960 47,095
1970 47,804
1980 51,116
1990 55,619
2000 58,195
2010 61,157
2020 64,114
Year Life Expectancy (Age)
2030 66,624
2040 68,108
2050 69,486
2060 70,782
2070 72,043
2080 73,329
2090 74,656
2100 76,037
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Migration to and from Ghana

In 2024 Ghana will see net migrations of -9,999 people. This means that 9,999 more people will emigrate from Ghana 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 Ghana was -9,999.

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

Year Net Migration
1950 14,249
1960 12,176
1970 -10,239
1980 -13,567
1990 -46,822
2000 -4,208
2010 -3,724
2020 -297
Year Net Migration
2030 -9,999
2040 -9,999
2050 -9,999
2060 -9,999
2070 -9,999
2080 -9,999
2090 -9,999
2100 -9,999
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Births in Ghana

In 2024, Ghana will see 911,299 babies be born. That is an increase when compared to the ammount of births recorded by Ghana in 2022, when the country saw 906,677 new borns.

Births Ghana Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Births
1950 237,147
1960 343,974
1970 418,396
1980 532,322
1990 624,635
2000 705,624
2010 844,348
2020 902,298
Year Births
2030 949,657
2040 1,025,954
2050 1,042,820
2060 1,040,527
2070 1,040,174
2080 1,013,741
2090 975,257
2100 948,955
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Deaths in Ghana

In 2024, 239,728 people will die in Ghana. That is a decrease of Ghana's death count when compared to 2022, when the country recorded 253,955 deaths.

Deaths Ghana Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Deaths
1950 114,495
1960 131,212
1970 163,373
1980 179,403
1990 177,795
2000 195,201
2010 220,690
2020 239,693
Year Births
2030 268,307
2040 330,011
2050 401,297
2060 483,368
2070 560,406
2080 627,808
2090 701,500
2100 763,043
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Median Age in Ghana

The median age of Ghana has been on an upward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the median age of Ghana will reach 36.4972 years of age, by the year 2100.

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

Year Median Age
1950 17.6952
1960 16.8982
1970 15.3119
1980 15.8898
1990 15.4347
2000 17.1432
2010 19.2036
2020 20.2261
Year Median Age
2030 22.1941
2040 24.5899
2050 26.7766
2060 28.7352
2070 30.7251
2080 32.7897
2090 34.7464
2100 36.4972
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Fertility Rate in Ghana

The fertility rate of Ghana has been on a downward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the total fertility rate of Ghana will reach 1.936 births per woman, by the year 2100.

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

Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
1950 6.5934
1960 6.8472
1970 6.9529
1980 6.5201
1990 5.7119
2000 4.8545
2010 4.2064
2020 3.6232
Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
2030 3.1386
2040 2.808
2050 2.5585
2060 2.3673
2070 2.2084
2080 2.0854
2090 1.9895
2100 1.936
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Infant Mortality Rate in Ghana

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 Ghana while at the same time being an important marker for the overall health of the country. The infant mortality rate of Ghana has been on a positive downward trend since the 1950's when the infant mortality rate of the country was 149.2356. Today, Ghana has a much better infant mortality rate of 31.1138 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. This is set to improve even further in the future when Ghana is projected to record an infant mortality rate of only 11.2693 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births, by the year 2100.

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

Year Infant Mortality Rate
1950 149.2356
1960 123.1352
1970 120.1487
1980 101.5999
1990 79.8333
2000 64.3466
2010 47.0173
2020 33.046
Year Infant Mortality Rate
2030 28.4067
2040 24.1805
2050 20.5619
2060 17.7897
2070 15.5861
2080 13.8495
2090 12.5079
2100 11.2693
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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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