Parakou, Benin Metro Area 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 Parakou, Benin metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Parakou in 2020 is 358,000, a 4.68% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Parakou in 2019 was 342,000, a 4.91% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Parakou in 2018 was 326,000, a 4.82% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Parakou in 2017 was 311,000, a 5.07% 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
Parakou - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 358,000 4.68%
2019 342,000 4.91%
2018 326,000 4.82%
2017 311,000 5.07%
2016 296,000 4.59%
2015 283,000 4.81%
2014 270,000 5.06%
2013 257,000 4.90%
2012 245,000 4.70%
2011 234,000 4.93%
2010 223,000 4.69%
2009 213,000 4.93%
2008 203,000 5.18%
2007 193,000 4.89%
2006 184,000 4.55%
2005 176,000 4.76%
2004 168,000 5.00%
2003 160,000 5.26%
2002 152,000 4.11%
2001 146,000 3.55%
2000 141,000 3.68%
1999 136,000 3.82%
1998 131,000 3.97%
1997 126,000 3.28%
1996 122,000 4.27%
1995 117,000 3.54%
1994 113,000 3.67%
1993 109,000 3.81%
1992 105,000 3.96%
1991 101,000 4.12%
1990 97,000 4.30%
1989 93,000 4.49%
1988 89,000 3.49%
1987 86,000 4.88%
1986 82,000 3.80%
1985 79,000 3.95%
1984 76,000 4.11%
1983 73,000 4.29%
1982 70,000 4.48%
1981 67,000 4.69%
1980 64,000 3.23%
1979 62,000 8.77%
1978 57,000 7.55%
1977 53,000 8.16%
1976 49,000 8.89%
1975 45,000 9.76%
1974 41,000 7.89%
1973 38,000 8.57%
1972 35,000 9.38%
1971 32,000 10.34%
1970 29,000 7.41%
1969 27,000 8.00%
1968 25,000 8.70%
1967 23,000 9.52%
1966 21,000 10.53%
1965 19,000 5.56%
1964 18,000 12.50%
1963 16,000 6.67%
1962 15,000 7.14%
1961 14,000 7.69%
1960 13,000 8.33%
1959 12,000 9.09%
1958 11,000 10.00%
1957 10,000 11.11%
1956 9,000 12.50%
1955 8,000 0.00%
1954 8,000 14.29%
1953 7,000 0.00%
1952 7,000 16.67%
1951 6,000 0.00%
1950 6,000 0.00%