Tamale, 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 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%