Accra, Ghana Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Accra, Ghana metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Accra in 2019 is 2,475,000, a 1.48% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Accra in 2018 was 2,439,000, a 2.14% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Accra in 2017 was 2,388,000, a 2.14% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Accra in 2016 was 2,338,000, a 2.1% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Ghana
City Name Population
Kumasi 3,206,000
Accra 2,475,000
Sekondi Takoradi 900,000
Tamale 612,000
Accra - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 2,475,000 1.48%
2018 2,439,000 2.14%
2017 2,388,000 2.14%
2016 2,338,000 2.10%
2015 2,290,000 2.14%
2014 2,242,000 2.14%
2013 2,195,000 2.14%
2012 2,149,000 2.14%
2011 2,104,000 2.14%
2010 2,060,000 2.13%
2009 2,017,000 2.13%
2008 1,975,000 2.12%
2007 1,934,000 2.17%
2006 1,893,000 2.10%
2005 1,854,000 2.15%
2004 1,815,000 2.14%
2003 1,777,000 2.13%
2002 1,740,000 2.11%
2001 1,704,000 2.16%
2000 1,668,000 3.03%
1999 1,619,000 3.45%
1998 1,565,000 3.37%
1997 1,514,000 3.42%
1996 1,464,000 3.46%
1995 1,415,000 3.36%
1994 1,369,000 3.40%
1993 1,324,000 3.44%
1992 1,280,000 3.39%
1991 1,238,000 3.43%
1990 1,197,000 3.37%
1989 1,158,000 3.39%
1988 1,120,000 3.42%
1987 1,083,000 3.44%
1986 1,047,000 3.36%
1985 1,013,000 3.47%
1984 979,000 3.27%
1983 948,000 3.16%
1982 919,000 3.14%
1981 891,000 3.24%
1980 863,000 3.23%
1979 836,000 3.08%
1978 811,000 3.18%
1977 786,000 3.29%
1976 761,000 3.12%
1975 738,000 3.22%
1974 715,000 3.17%
1973 693,000 3.13%
1972 672,000 3.23%
1971 651,000 3.17%
1970 631,000 4.47%
1969 604,000 4.86%
1968 576,000 4.92%
1967 549,000 4.97%
1966 523,000 4.81%
1965 499,000 4.83%
1964 476,000 5.08%
1963 453,000 4.86%
1962 432,000 4.85%
1961 412,000 4.83%
1960 393,000 7.38%
1959 366,000 8.61%
1958 337,000 8.36%
1957 311,000 8.36%
1956 287,000 8.30%
1955 265,000 8.61%
1954 244,000 7.96%
1953 226,000 8.65%
1952 208,000 8.33%
1951 192,000 8.47%
1950 177,000 0.00%