Benin Urban Population 1960-2021

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Benin urban population for 2019 was 5,648,149, a 3.94% increase from 2018.
  • Benin urban population for 2018 was 5,433,806, a 3.97% increase from 2017.
  • Benin urban population for 2017 was 5,226,419, a 3.99% increase from 2016.
  • Benin urban population for 2016 was 5,026,048, a 4% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Benin Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 5,648,149 47.86 3.87%
2018 5,433,806 47.31 3.89%
2017 5,226,419 46.77 3.91%
2016 5,026,048 46.23 3.92%
2015 4,832,681 45.70 3.94%
2014 4,646,155 45.17 3.95%
2013 4,466,248 44.64 3.96%
2012 4,293,031 44.13 3.98%
2011 4,125,679 43.61 3.99%
2010 3,964,237 43.09 4.00%
2009 3,808,657 42.58 4.02%
2008 3,658,708 42.07 4.05%
2007 3,513,643 41.56 4.09%
2006 3,372,954 41.05 4.14%
2005 3,236,233 40.54 4.20%
2004 3,103,024 40.04 4.27%
2003 2,973,327 39.54 4.31%
2002 2,847,830 39.04 4.04%
2001 2,735,157 38.65 3.85%
2000 2,631,925 38.33 3.82%
1999 2,533,357 38.02 3.79%
1998 2,439,225 37.70 3.80%
1997 2,348,391 37.39 3.87%
1996 2,259,203 37.07 3.99%
1995 2,170,765 36.76 4.14%
1994 2,082,662 36.45 4.28%
1993 1,995,344 36.14 4.36%
1992 1,910,225 35.83 5.11%
1991 1,815,044 35.25 5.56%
1990 1,716,834 34.49 5.45%
1989 1,625,791 33.73 5.33%
1988 1,541,340 32.99 5.25%
1987 1,462,441 32.25 5.21%
1986 1,388,168 31.52 5.22%
1985 1,317,607 30.80 5.22%
1984 1,250,621 30.09 5.21%
1983 1,187,099 29.38 5.20%
1982 1,126,940 28.69 5.18%
1981 1,070,018 28.01 5.16%
1980 1,016,236 27.34 5.14%
1979 965,278 26.68 6.95%
1978 900,437 25.55 7.65%
1977 834,085 24.29 7.67%
1976 772,494 23.08 7.71%
1975 715,202 21.90 7.70%
1974 662,185 20.78 7.71%
1973 613,051 19.69 7.71%
1972 567,564 18.65 7.74%
1971 525,276 17.65 7.75%
1970 486,099 16.69 7.78%
1969 449,720 15.78 7.79%
1968 416,031 14.90 7.80%
1967 384,830 14.07 7.77%
1966 356,057 13.28 7.74%
1965 329,545 12.52 7.68%
1964 305,170 11.80 7.64%
1963 282,715 11.12 7.59%
1962 262,053 10.47 7.53%
1961 243,036 9.86 7.47%
1960 225,533 9.28 %