Ghana Population 2022


Ghana map
  • The current population of Ghana is estimated at 32,460,123 people as of October, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Ghana represent 0.41% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Ghana is 102 inhabitants per km2.
  • Ghana is located in Africa.
  • Ghana ranks number 47 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Ghana is 7.9393° N. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 1.1351° W.
  • The median age in Ghana is 21.5 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Ghana increased to GHS 13.53 per day, around USD $1.70 per day, as of January, 2022.
  • The countries that Ghana shares its land boundary with are Burkina Faso to the north and northwest, Togo to the east, Côte d'Ivoire to the west. It is also bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the south.

Ghana

Official name Republic of Ghana
Location Africa
Capital Accra
Population 32,257,331 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 102/km2
Population growth rate 2.1% (in 2022)
Area 238,535 km2 (92,098.84 sq mi)
Official language English
Currency Cedi (GHS)
Life expectancy 64.70 years
Internet TLD .gh
Call code +233

Ghana Population Graph

Ghana Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 31,078,538 15,753,711 15,324,827 50.69% 49.31% 17,823,542 57.35%
2019 30,423,333 15,418,545 15,004,788 50.68% 49.32% 17,253,072 56.71%
2018 29,772,466 15,085,709 14,686,757 50.67% 49.33% 16,690,444 56.06%
2017 29,126,706 14,758,502 14,368,204 50.67% 49.33% 16,139,108 55.41%
2016 28,487,074 14,431,552 14,055,522 50.66% 49.34% 15,596,673 54.75%
2015 27,854,216 14,108,160 13,746,056 50.65% 49.35% 15,066,345 54.09%
2014 27,229,380 13,788,958 13,440,422 50.64% 49.36% 14,545,935 53.42%
2013 26,612,430 13,471,212 13,141,218 50.62% 49.38% 14,038,057 52.75%
2012 26,001,133 13,159,173 12,841,960 50.61% 49.39% 13,538,790 52.07%
2011 25,392,283 12,845,956 12,546,327 50.59% 49.41% 13,049,094 51.39%
2010 24,784,570 12,536,036 12,248,534 50.58% 49.42% 12,568,255 50.71%
2009 24,175,777 12,225,690 11,950,087 50.57% 49.43% 12,095,141 50.03%
2008 23,568,545 11,913,899 11,654,646 50.55% 49.45% 11,631,077 49.35%
2007 22,968,539 11,608,300 11,360,239 50.54% 49.46% 11,178,788 48.67%
2006 22,383,533 11,308,161 11,075,372 50.52% 49.48% 10,741,857 47.99%
2005 21,819,011 11,020,782 10,798,229 50.51% 49.49% 10,322,574 47.31%
2004 21,276,582 10,744,674 10,531,908 50.5% 49.5% 9,921,270 46.63%
2003 20,754,458 10,478,926 10,275,532 50.49% 49.51% 9,536,673 45.95%
2002 20,250,425 10,224,440 10,025,985 50.49% 49.51% 9,169,392 45.28%
2001 19,760,880 9,975,292 9,785,588 50.48% 49.52% 8,813,352 44.6%
2000 19,282,706 9,731,982 9,550,724 50.47% 49.53% 8,470,893 43.93%
1999 18,816,131 9,496,501 9,319,630 50.47% 49.53% 8,124,805 43.18%
1998 18,360,830 9,264,875 9,095,955 50.46% 49.54% 7,788,664 42.42%
1997 17,912,559 9,036,886 8,875,673 50.45% 49.55% 7,460,581 41.65%
1996 17,465,997 8,809,849 8,656,148 50.44% 49.56% 7,143,593 40.9%
1995 17,017,461 8,581,906 8,435,555 50.43% 49.57% 6,830,809 40.14%
1994 16,564,989 8,352,067 8,212,922 50.42% 49.58% 6,524,949 39.39%
1993 16,109,977 8,119,428 7,990,549 50.4% 49.6% 6,224,895 38.64%
1992 15,656,476 7,889,298 7,767,178 50.39% 49.61% 5,935,370 37.91%
1991 15,210,401 7,661,479 7,548,922 50.37% 49.63% 5,653,706 37.17%
1990 14,776,229 7,439,831 7,336,398 50.35% 49.65% 5,384,458 36.44%
1989 14,356,280 7,225,516 7,130,764 50.33% 49.67% 5,128,063 35.72%
1988 13,949,836 7,018,162 6,931,674 50.31% 49.69% 4,882,443 35%
1987 13,554,731 6,816,674 6,738,057 50.29% 49.71% 4,647,917 34.29%
1986 13,167,472 6,620,605 6,546,867 50.28% 49.72% 4,422,954 33.59%
1985 12,786,174 6,427,610 6,358,564 50.27% 49.73% 4,206,651 32.9%
1984 12,408,636 6,237,821 6,170,815 50.27% 49.73% 3,996,822 32.21%
1983 12,036,447 6,051,926 5,984,521 50.28% 49.72% 3,832,405 31.84%
1982 11,679,630 5,874,854 5,804,776 50.3% 49.7% 3,691,931 31.61%
1981 11,351,011 5,712,964 5,638,047 50.33% 49.67% 3,563,082 31.39%
1980 11,058,765 5,571,406 5,487,359 50.38% 49.62% 3,445,911 31.16%
1979 10,807,911 5,451,510 5,356,401 50.44% 49.56% 3,343,968 30.94%
1978 10,592,807 5,350,427 5,242,380 50.51% 49.49% 3,253,051 30.71%
1977 10,397,948 5,260,322 5,137,626 50.59% 49.41% 3,170,334 30.49%
1976 10,201,612 5,168,137 5,033,475 50.66% 49.34% 3,088,028 30.27%
1975 9,988,343 5,065,089 4,923,254 50.71% 49.29% 3,001,497 30.05%
1974 9,751,438 4,947,880 4,803,558 50.74% 49.26% 2,908,854 29.83%
1973 9,495,830 4,820,083 4,675,747 50.76% 49.24% 2,811,715 29.61%
1972 9,231,855 4,685,166 4,546,689 50.75% 49.25% 2,713,242 29.39%
1971 8,975,401 4,555,016 4,420,385 50.75% 49.25% 2,618,124 29.17%
1970 8,737,590 4,434,327 4,303,263 50.75% 49.25% 2,530,406 28.96%
1969 8,522,063 4,326,651 4,195,412 50.77% 49.23% 2,426,231 28.47%
1968 8,323,770 4,228,475 4,095,295 50.8% 49.2% 2,319,002 27.86%
1967 8,134,755 4,134,896 3,999,859 50.83% 49.17% 2,216,721 27.25%
1966 7,943,324 4,039,975 3,903,349 50.86% 49.14% 2,117,690 26.66%
1965 7,741,320 3,938,009 3,803,311 50.87% 49.13% 2,018,162 26.07%
1964 7,526,276 3,828,617 3,697,659 50.87% 49.13% 1,918,448 25.49%
1963 7,301,876 3,714,464 3,587,412 50.87% 49.13% 1,819,627 24.92%
1962 7,073,663 3,596,958 3,476,705 50.85% 49.15% 1,722,437 24.35%
1961 6,849,935 3,481,822 3,368,113 50.83% 49.17% 1,630,285 23.8%
1960 6,636,821 3,371,505 3,265,316 50.8% 49.2% 1,543,061 23.25%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Ghana ordered by Population

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

Ghana

# City Population 2022
1 Accra 2,328,472
2 Kumasi 2,099,356
3 Tamale 571,025
4 Sekondi-Takoradi 544,943
5 Ashaiman 303,324
6 Sunyani 251,403
7 Cape Coast 230,314
8 Obuasi 182,570
9 Teshie 179,458
10 Tema 163,907
11 Madina 144,675
12 Koforidua 132,484
13 Wa 107,239
14 Techiman 105,337
15 Ho 100,269
16 Lashibi 87,395
17 Nungua 87,373
18 Dome 85,880
19 Tema New Town 84,583
20 Oduponkpehe 82,129
21 Gbawe 81,858
22 Ejura 76,468
23 Taifa 75,274
24 Bawku 72,211
25 Aflao 70,455
26 Bolgatanga 69,233
27 Agona Swedru 69,028
28 Tafo 63,324
29 Berekum 63,087
30 Nkawkaw 62,347
31 Winneba 61,176
32 Akim Oda 61,101
33 Hohoe 58,975
34 Yendi 53,370
35 Suhum 49,907
36 Kintampo 49,762
37 Adenta East 45,990
38 Nsawam 45,208
39 Mampong 43,321
40 Konongo 42,924
41 Asamankese 40,062
42 Wenchi 39,732
43 Savelugu 39,471
44 Agogo 37,308
45 Anloga 37,131
46 Prestea 36,200
47 Effiakuma 35,441
48 Tarkwa 35,269
49 Elmina 34,143
50 Dunkwa-on-Offin 33,946
51 Begoro 30,015
52 Kpandu 29,293
53 Navrongo 27,986
54 Axim 27,952
55 Apam 26,694
56 Salaga 26,493
57 Saltpond 24,975
58 Shama 24,073
59 Akwatia 24,023
60 Keta 23,537
61 Nyakrom 23,248
62 Bibiani 21,877
63 Foso 20,868
64 Somanya 20,792
65 Nyankpala 20,197
66 Aburi 18,978
67 Mumford 18,605
68 Bechem 17,933
69 Duayaw Nkwanta 17,670
70 Kade 16,787
71 Anomabu 14,576
72 Akropong 13,931
73 Kete-Krachi 11,914
74 Kibi 11,838
75 Kpandae 11,713
76 Mpraeso 11,323
77 Akim Swedru 10,465
78 Aboso 10,111
79 Banda Ahenkro 5,324
80 Bekwai 5,321

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