Cameroon Population 2022


Cameroon map
  • The current population of Cameroon is estimated at 27,617,213 people as of October, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Cameroon represent 0.35% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Cameroon is 39.9 inhabitants per km2.
  • Cameroon is located in Africa.
  • Cameroon ranks number 52 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Cameroon is 7.1395° N. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 12.1507° E.
  • The median age in Cameroon is 18.7 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Cameroon is 36,270 XAF per month, in 2022, around $60 USD per month.
  • The countries that Cameroon shares its land boundary with are Nigeria to the northwest, Chad to the northeast, The Central African Republic to the east, The Republic of the Congo to the southeast, Equatorial, Guinea and Gabon to the south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the southwest.

Cameroon

Official name Republic of Cameroon
Location Africa
Capital Yaoundé
Population 27,395,781 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 39.9/km2
Population growth rate 2.58% (in 2022)
Area 475,442 km2 (183,569.11 sq mi)
Official language French and English
Currency Central African CFA franc (XAF)
Life expectancy 60.10 years
Internet TLD .cm
Call code +237

Cameroon Population Graph

Cameroon Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 26,553,828 13,282,225 13,271,603 50.02% 49.98% 15,284,383 57.56%
2019 25,884,150 12,944,663 12,939,487 50.01% 49.99% 14,746,200 56.97%
2018 25,223,826 12,611,913 12,611,913 50% 50% 14,218,671 56.37%
2017 24,575,896 12,285,490 12,290,406 49.99% 50.01% 13,708,435 55.78%
2016 23,936,120 11,960,879 11,975,241 49.97% 50.03% 13,207,951 55.18%
2015 23,307,695 11,644,524 11,663,171 49.96% 50.04% 12,721,340 54.58%
2014 22,690,926 11,336,387 11,354,539 49.96% 50.04% 12,248,562 53.98%
2013 22,086,131 11,032,022 11,054,109 49.95% 50.05% 11,787,368 53.37%
2012 21,493,861 10,734,034 10,759,827 49.94% 50.06% 11,342,310 52.77%
2011 20,914,755 10,442,737 10,472,018 49.93% 50.07% 10,909,136 52.16%
2010 20,349,372 10,158,407 10,190,965 49.92% 50.08% 10,492,136 51.56%
2009 19,797,838 9,879,121 9,918,717 49.9% 50.1% 10,086,998 50.95%
2008 19,260,375 9,609,001 9,651,374 49.89% 50.11% 9,697,599 50.35%
2007 18,737,775 9,344,528 9,393,247 49.87% 50.13% 9,322,043 49.75%
2006 18,230,966 9,088,137 9,142,829 49.85% 50.15% 8,958,697 49.14%
2005 17,740,501 8,840,092 8,900,409 49.83% 50.17% 8,611,239 48.54%
2004 17,266,226 8,602,034 8,664,192 49.82% 50.18% 8,277,429 47.94%
2003 16,807,589 8,370,179 8,437,410 49.8% 50.2% 7,956,713 47.34%
2002 16,364,148 8,147,709 8,216,439 49.79% 50.21% 7,648,603 46.74%
2001 15,935,282 7,932,583 8,002,699 49.78% 50.22% 7,352,539 46.14%
2000 15,520,150 7,725,931 7,794,219 49.78% 50.22% 7,067,876 45.54%
1999 15,118,643 7,524,549 7,594,094 49.77% 50.23% 6,794,318 44.94%
1998 14,729,662 7,330,953 7,398,709 49.77% 50.23% 6,532,605 44.35%
1997 14,350,182 7,142,086 7,208,096 49.77% 50.23% 6,279,640 43.76%
1996 13,976,400 6,956,054 7,020,346 49.77% 50.23% 6,032,214 43.16%
1995 13,605,424 6,771,420 6,834,004 49.77% 50.23% 5,791,829 42.57%
1994 13,236,270 6,586,368 6,649,902 49.76% 50.24% 5,557,910 41.99%
1993 12,869,237 6,402,445 6,466,792 49.75% 50.25% 5,327,864 41.4%
1992 12,505,749 6,220,360 6,285,389 49.74% 50.26% 5,104,847 40.82%
1991 12,143,981 6,039,202 6,104,779 49.73% 50.27% 4,886,738 40.24%
1990 11,785,976 5,858,809 5,927,167 49.71% 50.29% 4,674,318 39.66%
1989 11,431,520 5,681,465 5,750,055 49.7% 50.3% 4,467,438 39.08%
1988 11,080,961 5,506,130 5,574,831 49.69% 50.31% 4,267,278 38.51%
1987 10,736,424 5,333,855 5,402,569 49.68% 50.32% 4,073,399 37.94%
1986 10,400,679 5,164,977 5,235,702 49.66% 50.34% 3,860,732 37.12%
1985 10,075,841 5,002,655 5,073,186 49.65% 50.35% 3,650,477 36.23%
1984 9,762,728 4,845,242 4,917,486 49.63% 50.37% 3,451,124 35.35%
1983 9,461,224 4,694,659 4,766,565 49.62% 50.38% 3,262,230 34.48%
1982 9,171,396 4,549,012 4,622,384 49.6% 50.4% 3,082,506 33.61%
1981 8,892,978 4,409,138 4,483,840 49.58% 50.42% 2,913,340 32.76%
1980 8,625,720 4,274,907 4,350,813 49.56% 50.44% 2,753,330 31.92%
1979 8,369,743 4,147,208 4,222,535 49.55% 50.45% 2,602,153 31.09%
1978 8,125,142 4,024,383 4,100,759 49.53% 50.47% 2,459,480 30.27%
1977 7,891,515 3,907,089 3,984,426 49.51% 50.49% 2,325,629 29.47%
1976 7,668,230 3,795,774 3,872,456 49.5% 50.5% 2,199,248 28.68%
1975 7,454,783 3,688,627 3,766,156 49.48% 50.52% 2,034,410 27.29%
1974 7,250,908 3,586,299 3,664,609 49.46% 50.54% 1,869,284 25.78%
1973 7,056,373 3,489,376 3,566,997 49.45% 50.55% 1,716,110 24.32%
1972 6,870,604 3,396,827 3,473,777 49.44% 50.56% 1,575,429 22.93%
1971 6,693,004 3,307,683 3,385,321 49.42% 50.58% 1,444,350 21.58%
1970 6,523,014 3,222,369 3,300,645 49.4% 50.6% 1,324,172 20.3%
1969 6,360,275 3,140,704 3,219,571 49.38% 50.62% 1,245,342 19.58%
1968 6,204,511 3,062,547 3,141,964 49.36% 50.64% 1,171,412 18.88%
1967 6,055,445 2,987,757 3,067,688 49.34% 50.66% 1,101,485 18.19%
1966 5,914,602 2,917,082 2,997,520 49.32% 50.68% 1,036,830 17.53%
1965 5,778,157 2,848,631 2,929,526 49.3% 50.7% 975,353 16.88%
1964 5,647,553 2,783,114 2,864,439 49.28% 50.72% 918,292 16.26%
1963 5,522,518 2,720,392 2,802,126 49.26% 50.74% 864,274 15.65%
1962 5,403,049 2,660,461 2,742,588 49.24% 50.76% 813,699 15.06%
1961 5,289,243 2,603,365 2,685,878 49.22% 50.78% 766,411 14.49%
1960 5,181,062 2,549,083 2,631,979 49.2% 50.8% 722,240 13.94%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Cameroon ordered by Population

The list offered below features the biggest cities of Cameroon. Besides, in the table you will find information regarding the population size in these cities. Cities are ordered by population (largest to smallest).

Cameroon

# City Population 2022
1 Douala 1,349,188
2 Yaounde 1,317,690
3 Garoua 442,185
4 Kousseri 441,296
5 Bamenda 397,261
6 Maroua 323,332
7 Bafoussam 295,275
8 Mokolo 279,533
9 Ngaoundere 234,642
10 Bertoua 220,925
11 Edea 205,627
12 Loum 180,232
13 Kumba 146,507
14 Nkongsamba 118,807
15 Mbouda 112,433
16 Dschang 97,602
17 Foumban 93,896
18 Ebolowa 89,009
19 Guider 85,756
20 Foumbot 85,360
21 Bafang 81,761
22 Mbalmayo 81,056
23 Meiganga 80,949
24 Yagoua 80,885
25 Bali 73,252
26 Limbe 73,101
27 Bafia 69,990
28 Wum 69,696
29 Bangangte 66,346
30 Tiko 56,473
31 Kribi 55,958
32 Mora 55,718
33 Sangmelima 54,837
34 Kumbo 54,688
35 Nkoteng 50,792
36 Buea 47,995
37 Mutengene 47,858
38 Garoua Boulai 47,188
39 Batouri 44,395
40 Fundong 44,062
41 Fontem 43,107
42 Mbanga 43,097
43 Banyo 41,467
44 Manjo 38,072
45 Melong 37,472
46 Tibati 35,956
47 Muyuka 31,732
48 Obala 30,501
49 Nanga Eboko 30,235
50 Penja 28,744
51 Mbandjok 27,190
52 Kaele 25,595
53 Bamusso 25,159
54 Lagdo 24,849
55 Tchollire 23,389
56 Belabo 22,742
57 Lolodorf 22,577
58 Eseka 22,459
59 Mamfe 19,787
60 Dizangue 19,468
61 Akonolinga 17,368
62 Bogo 17,108
63 Tonga 16,244
64 Abong Mbang 14,896
65 Yokadouma 13,420
66 Bazou 13,173
67 Mundemba 12,092
68 Betare Oya 12,002
69 Pitoa 11,590
70 Rey Bouba 11,557
71 Mindif 10,663
72 Babanki 9,942
73 Mbengwi 9,897
74 Akom 9,823
75 Batibo 9,301
76 Belo 8,776
77 Dimako 8,586
78 Ambam 8,568
79 Ndikinimeki 8,360
80 Njinikom 8,349
81 Bonaberi 8,214
82 Kontcha 8,133
83 Bansoa 7,656
84 Ngou 7,651
85 Yabassi 7,629
86 Bekondo 7,439
87 Makary 7,431
88 Bandjoun 6,981
89 Belel 6,946
90 Bamendjou 6,731
91 Ngambe 6,504
92 Ntui 6,248
93 Mme Bafumen 6,244
94 Saa 5,823
95 Bankim 5,804
96 Poli 5,787
97 Bana 5,784
98 Doume 5,665
99 Nguti 5,557
100 Ndom 5,544

Other Countries from Africa Ranked by Population

Country Name Population 2022 Population density
Nigeria 216,850,785 218/km2
Ethiopia 119,814,176 93/km2
Democratic Republic of the Congo 105,404,210 46/km2
Egypt 105,191,099 102/km2
Tanzania 63,582,799 47.5/km2
South Africa 60,839,972 42/km2
Kenya 55,839,697 78/km2
Uganda 49,130,208 161.1/km2
Sudan 46,010,693 21/km2
Algeria 45,433,964 17.9/km2
Morocco 37,722,619 50.1/km2
Angola 33,103,620 25/km2
Mozambique 33,099,311 28.9/km2
Ghana 32,257,331 102/km2
Madagascar 29,098,694 35.6/km2
Ivory Coast 27,485,355 64/km2
Cameroon 27,395,781 39.9/km2
Niger 26,010,912 12.2/km2
Burkina Faso 22,081,135 65/km2
Mali 21,396,790 11.8/km2