Burkina Faso 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 Burkina Faso population from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of Burkina Faso in 2020 is 20,903,273, a 2.86% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Burkina Faso in 2019 was 20,321,378, a 2.89% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Burkina Faso in 2018 was 19,751,466, a 2.91% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Burkina Faso in 2017 was 19,193,234, a 2.93% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Burkina Faso 20,903,273
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Burkina Faso - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 20,903,273 2.86%
2019 20,321,378 2.89%
2018 19,751,466 2.91%
2017 19,193,234 2.93%
2016 18,646,357 2.96%
2015 18,110,624 2.98%
2014 17,586,030 3.01%
2013 17,072,785 3.03%
2012 16,571,253 3.04%
2011 16,081,913 3.05%
2010 15,605,217 3.07%
2009 15,141,098 3.07%
2008 14,689,725 3.07%
2007 14,252,021 3.06%
2006 13,829,176 3.03%
2005 13,421,930 3.00%
2004 13,030,569 2.97%
2003 12,654,621 2.94%
2002 12,293,100 2.92%
2001 11,944,587 2.90%
2000 11,607,942 2.88%
1999 11,282,701 2.86%
1998 10,968,724 2.84%
1997 10,665,546 2.82%
1996 10,372,745 2.80%
1995 10,089,878 2.78%
1994 9,816,588 2.76%
1993 9,552,476 2.75%
1992 9,297,113 2.73%
1991 9,050,084 2.71%
1990 8,811,034 2.69%
1989 8,579,823 2.67%
1988 8,356,305 2.66%
1987 8,140,073 2.64%
1986 7,930,694 2.62%
1985 7,727,907 2.61%
1984 7,531,242 2.59%
1983 7,340,905 2.55%
1982 7,158,255 2.48%
1981 6,985,160 2.38%
1980 6,822,843 2.27%
1979 6,671,656 2.16%
1978 6,530,819 2.06%
1977 6,398,935 1.99%
1976 6,274,037 1.94%
1975 6,154,545 1.90%
1974 6,040,041 1.85%
1973 5,930,483 1.81%
1972 5,825,173 1.78%
1971 5,723,381 1.76%
1970 5,624,600 1.74%
1969 5,528,174 1.73%
1968 5,434,041 1.70%
1967 5,343,019 1.65%
1966 5,256,363 1.57%
1965 5,174,870 1.49%
1964 5,098,890 1.41%
1963 5,027,821 1.36%
1962 4,960,326 1.34%
1961 4,894,580 1.35%
1960 4,829,288 1.37%
1959 4,764,077 1.38%
1958 4,699,340 1.37%
1957 4,635,955 1.33%
1956 4,574,942 1.28%
1955 4,517,155 1.21%
1954 4,463,168 1.13%
1953 4,413,202 1.05%
1952 4,367,134 0.99%
1951 4,324,494 0.93%
1950 4,284,461 0.00%