Benin Urban Population 1960-2022

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 2021 was 6,097,519, a 3.89% increase from 2020.
  • Benin urban population for 2020 was 5,869,446, a 3.92% increase from 2019.
  • Benin urban population for 2019 was 5,648,149, a 3.94% increase from 2018.
  • Benin urban population for 2018 was 5,433,800, a 3.97% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Benin Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 6,097,519 48.97 3.81%
2020 5,869,446 48.42 3.84%
2019 5,648,149 47.86 3.87%
2018 5,433,800 47.31 3.89%
2017 5,226,414 46.77 3.91%
2016 5,026,050 46.23 3.92%
2015 4,832,686 45.70 3.94%
2014 4,646,154 45.17 3.95%
2013 4,466,251 44.64 3.96%
2012 4,293,033 44.13 3.98%
2011 4,125,678 43.61 3.99%
2010 3,964,235 43.09 4.00%
2009 3,808,659 42.58 4.02%
2008 3,658,705 42.07 4.05%
2007 3,513,642 41.56 4.09%
2006 3,372,952 41.05 4.14%
2005 3,236,233 40.54 4.20%
2004 3,103,024 40.04 4.27%
2003 2,973,327 39.54 4.31%
2002 2,847,832 39.04 4.04%
2001 2,735,155 38.65 3.85%
2000 2,631,923 38.33 3.82%
1999 2,533,358 38.02 3.79%
1998 2,439,229 37.70 3.80%
1997 2,348,393 37.39 3.87%
1996 2,259,208 37.07 3.99%
1995 2,170,763 36.76 4.14%
1994 2,082,660 36.45 4.28%
1993 1,995,344 36.14 4.36%
1992 1,910,226 35.83 5.11%
1991 1,815,043 35.25 5.56%
1990 1,716,832 34.49 5.45%
1989 1,625,793 33.73 5.33%
1988 1,541,338 32.99 5.25%
1987 1,462,441 32.25 5.21%
1986 1,388,168 31.52 5.22%
1985 1,317,607 30.80 5.22%
1984 1,250,621 30.09 5.21%
1983 1,187,096 29.38 5.20%
1982 1,126,941 28.69 5.18%
1981 1,070,017 28.01 5.16%
1980 1,016,235 27.34 5.14%
1979 965,276 26.68 6.95%
1978 900,435 25.55 7.65%
1977 834,087 24.29 7.67%
1976 772,493 23.08 7.71%
1975 715,202 21.90 7.70%
1974 662,185 20.78 7.71%
1973 613,053 19.69 7.71%
1972 567,564 18.65 7.74%
1971 525,276 17.65 7.75%
1970 486,098 16.69 7.78%
1969 449,720 15.78 7.79%
1968 416,030 14.90 7.80%
1967 384,830 14.07 7.77%
1966 356,057 13.28 7.74%
1965 329,545 12.52 7.68%
1964 305,169 11.80 7.64%
1963 282,716 11.12 7.59%
1962 262,053 10.47 7.53%
1961 243,036 9.86 7.47%
1960 225,532 9.28 %