Accra, Ghana 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 Accra, Ghana metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Accra in 2020 is 2,514,000, a 1.58% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Accra in 2019 was 2,475,000, a 1.48% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Accra in 2018 was 2,439,000, a 2.14% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Accra in 2017 was 2,388,000, a 2.14% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Ghana
City Name Population
Kumasi 3,348,000
Accra 2,514,000
Sekondi Takoradi 946,000
Tamale 642,000
Accra - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 2,514,000 1.58%
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%