Tamale, Ghana Metro Area Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Tamale, Ghana metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Tamale in 2020 is 642,000, a 4.9% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Tamale in 2019 was 612,000, a 5.15% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Tamale in 2018 was 582,000, a 6.01% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Tamale in 2017 was 549,000, a 5.98% 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
Tamale - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 642,000 4.90%
2019 612,000 5.15%
2018 582,000 6.01%
2017 549,000 5.98%
2016 518,000 5.93%
2015 489,000 5.84%
2014 462,000 5.96%
2013 436,000 6.08%
2012 411,000 5.93%
2011 388,000 6.01%
2010 366,000 5.78%
2009 346,000 6.13%
2008 326,000 5.84%
2007 308,000 5.84%
2006 291,000 6.20%
2005 274,000 5.79%
2004 259,000 6.15%
2003 244,000 5.63%
2002 231,000 5.96%
2001 218,000 6.34%
2000 205,000 3.02%
1999 199,000 2.58%
1998 194,000 2.65%
1997 189,000 2.72%
1996 184,000 2.22%
1995 180,000 2.27%
1994 176,000 2.92%
1993 171,000 2.40%
1992 167,000 2.45%
1991 163,000 2.52%
1990 159,000 2.58%
1989 155,000 2.65%
1988 151,000 2.03%
1987 148,000 2.78%
1986 144,000 2.86%
1985 140,000 2.19%
1984 137,000 3.01%
1983 133,000 3.91%
1982 128,000 3.23%
1981 124,000 3.33%
1980 120,000 3.45%
1979 116,000 3.57%
1978 112,000 3.70%
1977 108,000 3.85%
1976 104,000 2.97%
1975 101,000 4.12%
1974 97,000 3.19%
1973 94,000 3.30%
1972 91,000 3.41%
1971 88,000 3.53%
1970 85,000 6.25%
1969 80,000 8.11%
1968 74,000 7.25%
1967 69,000 7.81%
1966 64,000 8.47%
1965 59,000 7.27%
1964 55,000 7.84%
1963 51,000 6.25%
1962 48,000 9.09%
1961 44,000 7.32%
1960 41,000 7.89%
1959 38,000 5.56%
1958 36,000 9.09%
1957 33,000 6.45%
1956 31,000 6.90%
1955 29,000 7.41%
1954 27,000 8.00%
1953 25,000 8.70%
1952 23,000 4.55%
1951 22,000 10.00%
1950 20,000 0.00%