Benin Urban Population 1960-2024

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Benin urban population for 2022 was 6,614,208, a 3.92% increase from 2021.
  • Benin urban population for 2021 was 6,364,839, a 3.98% increase from 2020.
  • Benin urban population for 2020 was 6,121,168, a 4.06% increase from 2019.
  • Benin urban population for 2019 was 5,882,329, a 4.12% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Benin Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 6,614,208 49.53 3.84%
2021 6,364,839 48.97 3.90%
2020 6,121,168 48.42 3.98%
2019 5,882,329 47.86 4.04%
2018 5,649,376 47.31 4.08%
2017 5,423,582 46.77 4.11%
2016 5,205,425 46.23 4.11%
2015 4,995,735 45.70 4.12%
2014 4,794,300 45.17 4.09%
2013 4,602,023 44.64 4.06%
2012 4,418,712 44.13 4.09%
2011 4,241,480 43.61 4.12%
2010 4,070,440 43.09 4.13%
2009 3,905,656 42.58 4.15%
2008 3,746,862 42.07 4.17%
2007 3,593,837 41.56 4.11%
2006 3,449,196 41.05 4.30%
2005 3,304,019 40.54 4.43%
2004 3,160,900 40.04 4.29%
2003 3,028,144 39.54 4.29%
2002 2,901,071 39.04 4.00%
2001 2,787,454 38.65 3.84%
2000 2,682,552 38.33 3.87%
1999 2,580,682 38.02 3.89%
1998 2,482,171 37.70 3.88%
1997 2,387,790 37.39 3.75%
1996 2,299,833 37.07 3.42%
1995 2,222,577 36.76 2.91%
1994 2,158,899 36.45 4.59%
1993 2,061,986 36.14 5.31%
1992 1,955,358 35.83 4.70%
1991 1,865,640 35.25 5.25%
1990 1,770,260 34.49 5.25%
1989 1,679,646 33.73 5.25%
1988 1,593,711 32.99 5.27%
1987 1,511,946 32.25 5.26%
1986 1,434,459 31.52 5.25%
1985 1,361,045 30.80 5.24%
1984 1,291,613 30.09 5.23%
1983 1,225,761 29.38 5.23%
1982 1,163,284 28.69 5.23%
1981 1,104,033 28.01 5.19%
1980 1,048,161 27.34 5.14%
1979 995,653 26.68 6.90%
1978 929,308 25.55 7.57%
1977 861,540 24.29 7.59%
1976 798,609 23.08 7.61%
1975 740,071 21.90 7.61%
1974 685,840 20.78 7.63%
1973 635,439 19.69 7.66%
1972 588,607 18.65 7.70%
1971 545,007 17.65 7.69%
1970 504,643 16.69 7.72%
1969 467,154 15.78 7.74%
1968 432,369 14.90 7.76%
1967 400,086 14.07 7.77%
1966 370,192 13.28 7.78%
1965 342,500 12.52 7.76%
1964 316,930 11.80 7.75%
1963 293,302 11.12 7.72%
1962 271,519 10.47 7.68%
1961 251,448 9.86 7.61%
1960 233,014 9.28 %