Kumasi, 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 Kumasi, Ghana metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Kumasi in 2020 is 3,348,000, a 4.43% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Kumasi in 2019 was 3,206,000, a 4.6% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Kumasi in 2018 was 3,065,000, a 5.44% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Kumasi in 2017 was 2,907,000, a 5.4% 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
Kumasi - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 3,348,000 4.43%
2019 3,206,000 4.60%
2018 3,065,000 5.44%
2017 2,907,000 5.40%
2016 2,758,000 5.43%
2015 2,616,000 5.40%
2014 2,482,000 5.44%
2013 2,354,000 5.42%
2012 2,233,000 5.43%
2011 2,118,000 5.37%
2010 2,010,000 5.40%
2009 1,907,000 5.42%
2008 1,809,000 5.42%
2007 1,716,000 5.41%
2006 1,628,000 5.44%
2005 1,544,000 5.39%
2004 1,465,000 5.40%
2003 1,390,000 5.46%
2002 1,318,000 5.36%
2001 1,251,000 5.39%
2000 1,187,000 5.51%
1999 1,125,000 5.44%
1998 1,067,000 5.54%
1997 1,011,000 5.42%
1996 959,000 5.50%
1995 909,000 5.57%
1994 861,000 5.39%
1993 817,000 5.56%
1992 774,000 5.45%
1991 734,000 5.46%
1990 696,000 5.61%
1989 659,000 5.44%
1988 625,000 5.40%
1987 593,000 5.52%
1986 562,000 5.64%
1985 532,000 5.35%
1984 505,000 3.48%
1983 488,000 2.74%
1982 475,000 2.59%
1981 463,000 2.43%
1980 452,000 2.73%
1979 440,000 2.56%
1978 429,000 2.63%
1977 418,000 2.45%
1976 408,000 2.77%
1975 397,000 2.58%
1974 387,000 2.65%
1973 377,000 2.45%
1972 368,000 2.79%
1971 358,000 2.58%
1970 349,000 3.87%
1969 336,000 4.67%
1968 321,000 4.90%
1967 306,000 4.79%
1966 292,000 4.66%
1965 279,000 4.89%
1964 266,000 4.72%
1963 254,000 4.53%
1962 243,000 4.74%
1961 232,000 4.98%
1960 221,000 7.28%
1959 206,000 8.42%
1958 190,000 8.57%
1957 175,000 8.02%
1956 162,000 8.72%
1955 149,000 8.76%
1954 137,000 7.87%
1953 127,000 8.55%
1952 117,000 8.33%
1951 108,000 9.09%
1950 99,000 0.00%