Ghana Urban Population 1960-2024

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 2022 was 19,621,881, a 3.07% increase from 2021.
  • Ghana urban population for 2021 was 19,038,233, a 3.16% increase from 2020.
  • Ghana urban population for 2020 was 18,455,138, a 3.24% increase from 2019.
  • Ghana urban population for 2019 was 17,875,345, a 3.29% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
India 508,368,361
Indonesia 159,608,946
Nigeria 116,965,442
Pakistan 88,979,079
Bangladesh 67,979,820
Philippines 55,441,746
Egypt 47,689,118
Vietnam 38,063,117
Ukraine 26,569,220
Angola 24,229,338
Morocco 24,196,351
Ghana 19,621,881
Uzbekistan 17,990,170
Myanmar 17,213,307
Sudan 16,854,089
Cameroon 16,395,044
Kenya 15,669,052
Zambia 9,160,288
Tunisia 8,675,724
Bolivia 8,658,337
Honduras 6,217,985
El Salvador 4,737,530
Sri Lanka 4,220,157
Cambodia 4,211,076
Nicaragua 4,138,184
Republic of Congo 4,103,831
West Bank and Gaza 3,898,258
Lao PDR 2,830,480
Mauritania 2,695,952
Kyrgyz Republic 2,548,584
Mongolia 2,342,494
Georgia 2,238,527
Papua New Guinea 1,377,571
Moldova 1,119,250
Djibouti 878,521
Lesotho 690,433
Timor-Leste 430,207
Cabo Verde 400,642
Bhutan 341,823
Eswatini 295,322
Solomon Islands 185,298
Sao Tome and Principe 172,252
Vanuatu 84,351
Kiribati 74,878
Micronesia 26,505
Ghana Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 19,621,881 58.62 3.02%
2021 19,038,233 57.99 3.11%
2020 18,455,138 57.35 3.19%
2019 17,875,345 56.71 3.24%
2018 17,306,081 56.06 3.29%
2017 16,745,249 55.41 3.43%
2016 16,180,685 54.75 3.56%
2015 15,615,136 54.09 3.61%
2014 15,062,212 53.42 3.67%
2013 14,519,202 52.75 3.74%
2012 13,986,163 52.07 3.77%
2011 13,468,281 51.39 3.77%
2010 12,969,707 50.71 3.82%
2009 12,483,116 50.03 3.90%
2008 12,005,167 49.35 3.96%
2007 11,538,602 48.67 4.01%
2006 11,084,549 47.99 4.07%
2005 10,642,858 47.31 4.10%
2004 10,214,975 46.63 4.14%
2003 9,801,125 45.95 4.20%
2002 9,398,332 45.28 4.25%
2001 9,007,429 44.60 4.18%
2000 8,638,858 43.93 4.23%
1999 8,281,305 43.18 4.23%
1998 7,938,405 42.42 4.23%
1997 7,609,369 41.65 4.19%
1996 7,297,486 40.90 4.16%
1995 6,999,964 40.14 4.20%
1994 6,712,392 39.39 4.27%
1993 6,431,766 38.64 4.38%
1992 6,156,359 37.91 4.44%
1991 5,889,018 37.17 4.52%
1990 5,629,035 36.44 4.59%
1989 5,376,584 35.72 4.58%
1988 5,135,674 35.00 4.54%
1987 4,907,599 34.29 4.47%
1986 4,693,228 33.59 4.41%
1985 4,490,779 32.90 4.40%
1984 4,297,482 32.21 3.87%
1983 4,134,407 31.84 3.84%
1982 3,978,614 31.61 3.72%
1981 3,833,404 31.39 3.61%
1980 3,697,567 31.16 3.72%
1979 3,562,720 30.94 3.84%
1978 3,428,674 30.71 3.80%
1977 3,300,910 30.49 3.70%
1976 3,181,076 30.27 3.62%
1975 3,067,957 30.05 3.63%
1974 2,958,732 29.83 3.62%
1973 2,853,574 29.61 3.59%
1972 2,752,841 29.39 3.53%
1971 2,657,424 29.17 3.49%
1970 2,566,228 28.96 4.34%
1969 2,457,179 28.47 4.66%
1968 2,345,297 27.86 4.63%
1967 2,239,212 27.25 4.64%
1966 2,137,720 26.66 4.66%
1965 2,040,453 26.07 4.67%
1964 1,947,333 25.49 4.68%
1963 1,858,221 24.92 4.69%
1962 1,773,116 24.35 4.70%
1961 1,691,736 23.80 5.13%
1960 1,607,064 23.25 %