Cotonou, Benin Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Cotonou, Benin metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Cotonou in 2019 is 688,000, a 0.44% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Cotonou in 2018 was 685,000, a 0.15% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Cotonou in 2017 was 684,000, a 0.15% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Cotonou in 2016 was 683,000, a 0.15% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Benin
City Name Population
Abomey-Calavi 991,000
Cotonou 688,000
Parakou 342,000
Djougou 332,000
Cotonou - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 688,000 0.44%
2018 685,000 0.15%
2017 684,000 0.15%
2016 683,000 0.15%
2015 682,000 0.29%
2014 680,000 0.15%
2013 679,000 0.15%
2012 678,000 0.15%
2011 677,000 0.30%
2010 675,000 0.15%
2009 674,000 0.15%
2008 673,000 0.15%
2007 672,000 0.30%
2006 670,000 0.15%
2005 669,000 0.15%
2004 668,000 0.15%
2003 667,000 0.15%
2002 666,000 1.52%
2001 656,000 2.18%
2000 642,000 2.07%
1999 629,000 2.11%
1998 616,000 2.16%
1997 603,000 2.20%
1996 590,000 2.25%
1995 577,000 2.12%
1994 565,000 2.17%
1993 553,000 2.03%
1992 542,000 3.44%
1991 524,000 3.97%
1990 504,000 4.13%
1989 484,000 4.09%
1988 465,000 4.26%
1987 446,000 3.96%
1986 429,000 4.13%
1985 412,000 4.04%
1984 396,000 4.21%
1983 380,000 4.11%
1982 365,000 3.99%
1981 351,000 4.15%
1980 337,000 4.01%
1979 324,000 6.93%
1978 303,000 8.21%
1977 280,000 7.69%
1976 260,000 8.33%
1975 240,000 8.11%
1974 222,000 7.77%
1973 206,000 7.85%
1972 191,000 8.52%
1971 176,000 7.98%
1970 163,000 7.95%
1969 151,000 7.86%
1968 140,000 7.69%
1967 130,000 8.33%
1966 120,000 8.11%
1965 111,000 8.82%
1964 102,000 9.68%
1963 93,000 9.41%
1962 85,000 8.97%
1961 78,000 6.85%
1960 73,000 5.80%
1959 69,000 7.81%
1958 64,000 6.67%
1957 60,000 5.26%
1956 57,000 23.91%
1955 46,000 21.05%
1954 38,000 22.58%
1953 31,000 24.00%
1952 25,000 25.00%
1951 20,000 0.00%
1950 20,000 0.00%