Ghana Population Growth Rate 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 Ghana population from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of Ghana in 2020 is 31,072,940, a 2.15% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Ghana in 2019 was 30,417,856, a 2.19% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Ghana in 2018 was 29,767,102, a 2.22% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Ghana in 2017 was 29,121,465, a 2.25% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Growth Rate
Country Name 2020 Population Growth Rate
India 1,380,004,385
Indonesia 273,523,615
Pakistan 220,892,340
Nigeria 206,139,589
Bangladesh 164,689,383
Philippines 109,581,078
Egypt 102,334,404
Vietnam 97,338,579
Myanmar 54,409,800
Kenya 53,771,296
Sudan 43,849,260
Ukraine 43,733,762
Morocco 36,910,560
Uzbekistan 33,469,203
Angola 32,866,272
Ghana 31,072,940
Cameroon 26,545,863
Sri Lanka 21,413,249
Zambia 18,383,955
Cambodia 16,718,965
Tunisia 11,818,619
Bolivia 11,673,021
Honduras 9,904,607
Papua New Guinea 8,947,024
Nicaragua 6,624,554
El Salvador 6,486,205
Mauritania 4,649,658
Moldova 4,033,963
Georgia 3,989,167
Mongolia 3,278,290
Lesotho 2,142,249
Timor-Leste 1,318,445
Eswatini 1,160,164
Djibouti 988,000
Bhutan 771,608
Solomon Islands 686,884
Cabo Verde 555,987
Micronesia 548,914
Vanuatu 307,145
Sao Tome and Principe 219,159
Kiribati 119,449
Ghana - Historical Population Growth Rate Data
Year Population Growth Rate Growth Rate
2020 31,072,940 2.15%
2019 30,417,856 2.19%
2018 29,767,102 2.22%
2017 29,121,465 2.25%
2016 28,481,945 2.27%
2015 27,849,205 2.29%
2014 27,224,473 2.32%
2013 26,607,645 2.35%
2012 25,996,450 2.40%
2011 25,387,712 2.45%
2010 24,779,619 2.52%
2009 24,170,940 2.58%
2008 23,563,825 2.61%
2007 22,963,946 2.61%
2006 22,379,055 2.59%
2005 21,814,642 2.55%
2004 21,272,323 2.52%
2003 20,750,299 2.49%
2002 20,246,381 2.48%
2001 19,756,928 2.48%
2000 19,278,856 2.48%
1999 18,812,359 2.48%
1998 18,357,156 2.50%
1997 17,908,985 2.56%
1996 17,462,496 2.64%
1995 17,014,057 2.73%
1994 16,561,674 2.82%
1993 16,106,765 2.90%
1992 15,653,336 2.93%
1991 15,207,367 2.94%
1990 14,773,277 2.93%
1989 14,353,410 2.91%
1988 13,947,042 2.91%
1987 13,552,021 2.94%
1986 13,164,837 2.98%
1985 12,783,613 3.05%
1984 12,405,660 3.09%
1983 12,033,575 3.06%
1982 11,676,823 2.90%
1981 11,348,289 2.64%
1980 11,056,116 2.32%
1979 10,805,314 2.03%
1978 10,590,261 1.87%
1977 10,395,452 1.92%
1976 10,199,165 2.14%
1975 9,985,946 2.43%
1974 9,749,104 2.69%
1973 9,493,556 2.86%
1972 9,229,631 2.86%
1971 8,973,244 2.72%
1970 8,735,495 2.53%
1969 8,520,015 2.38%
1968 8,321,770 2.32%
1967 8,132,803 2.41%
1966 7,941,412 2.61%
1965 7,739,473 2.86%
1964 7,524,472 3.07%
1963 7,300,116 3.23%
1962 7,071,971 3.27%
1961 6,848,295 3.21%
1960 6,635,230 3.11%
1959 6,435,173 3.01%
1958 6,247,297 2.94%
1957 6,068,995 2.91%
1956 5,897,340 2.91%
1955 5,730,594 2.91%
1954 5,568,657 2.87%
1953 5,413,372 2.75%
1952 5,268,641 2.50%
1951 5,140,313 2.07%
1950 5,036,146 0.00%