Cotonou, Benin Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Cotonou, Benin metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Cotonou in 2020 is 692,000, a 0.58% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Cotonou in 2019 was 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.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Benin
City Name Population
Abomey-Calavi 1,056,000
Cotonou 692,000
Parakou 358,000
Djougou 343,000
Cotonou - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 692,000 0.58%
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%