Ghana 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.
  • Ghana urban population for 2020 was 17,820,023, a 3.31% increase from 2019.
  • Ghana urban population for 2019 was 17,249,055, a 3.37% increase from 2018.
  • Ghana urban population for 2018 was 16,687,441, a 3.42% increase from 2017.
  • Ghana urban population for 2017 was 16,135,330, a 3.47% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
India 481,980,332
Indonesia 154,926,514
Nigeria 107,106,007
Pakistan 82,094,635
Bangladesh 62,873,466
Philippines 51,950,201
Egypt 43,781,728
Vietnam 36,346,227
Ukraine 30,721,277
Morocco 23,450,016
Angola 21,962,884
Ghana 17,820,023
Uzbekistan 17,258,430
Myanmar 16,943,754
Sudan 15,458,183
Cameroon 15,279,799
Kenya 15,053,275
Tunisia 8,221,976
Zambia 8,204,576
Bolivia 8,185,478
Honduras 5,780,230
El Salvador 4,763,725
Sri Lanka 4,101,702
Cambodia 4,051,341
Nicaragua 3,909,282
Congo, Rep. 3,742,867
West Bank and Gaza 3,685,020
Lao PDR 2,640,299
Mauritania 2,572,517
Kyrgyz Republic 2,429,400
Mongolia 2,250,777
Georgia 2,208,084
Papua New Guinea 1,193,981
Moldova 1,121,710
Djibouti 771,254
Lesotho 621,853
Timor-Leste 412,936
Cabo Verde 370,577
Bhutan 326,515
Eswatini 280,423
Solomon Islands 169,453
Sao Tome and Principe 162,955
Vanuatu 78,400
Kiribati 66,405
Micronesia 26,378
Ghana Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 17,820,023 57.35 3.26%
2019 17,249,055 56.71 3.31%
2018 16,687,441 56.06 3.36%
2017 16,135,330 55.41 3.42%
2016 15,593,581 54.75 3.47%
2015 15,062,520 54.09 3.51%
2014 14,543,045 53.42 3.56%
2013 14,034,998 52.75 3.61%
2012 13,537,133 52.07 3.68%
2011 13,047,761 51.39 3.76%
2010 12,566,486 50.71 3.84%
2009 12,092,964 50.03 3.91%
2008 11,628,987 49.35 3.97%
2007 11,176,323 48.67 3.99%
2006 10,739,262 47.99 3.98%
2005 10,320,074 47.31 3.96%
2004 9,919,287 46.63 3.95%
2003 9,534,974 45.95 3.94%
2002 9,166,547 45.28 3.95%
2001 8,811,788 44.60 3.97%
2000 8,469,006 43.93 4.16%
1999 8,123,933 43.18 4.24%
1998 7,786,740 42.42 4.29%
1997 7,459,805 41.65 4.36%
1996 7,141,466 40.90 4.47%
1995 6,829,443 40.14 4.58%
1994 6,523,645 39.39 4.70%
1993 6,224,295 38.64 4.79%
1992 5,933,400 37.91 4.85%
1991 5,652,576 37.17 4.88%
1990 5,383,529 36.44 4.88%
1989 5,126,894 35.72 4.89%
1988 4,882,024 35.00 4.93%
1987 4,647,395 34.29 4.97%
1986 4,422,201 33.59 5.03%
1985 4,205,299 32.90 5.11%
1984 3,995,739 32.21 4.19%
1983 3,831,726 31.84 3.73%
1982 3,691,512 31.61 3.57%
1981 3,562,000 31.39 3.33%
1980 3,445,416 31.16 3.02%
1979 3,342,949 30.94 2.74%
1978 3,252,694 30.71 2.58%
1977 3,169,782 30.49 2.64%
1976 3,087,287 30.27 2.85%
1975 3,000,677 30.05 3.14%
1974 2,908,058 29.83 3.39%
1973 2,811,041 29.61 3.56%
1972 2,712,776 29.39 3.56%
1971 2,617,855 29.17 3.43%
1970 2,529,624 28.96 4.19%
1969 2,425,905 28.47 4.53%
1968 2,318,446 27.86 4.50%
1967 2,216,514 27.25 4.60%
1966 2,116,864 26.66 4.81%
1965 2,017,446 26.07 5.06%
1964 1,917,837 25.49 5.30%
1963 1,818,826 24.92 5.46%
1962 1,722,165 24.35 5.52%
1961 1,629,688 23.80 5.48%
1960 1,542,823 23.25 %