Ghana Urban Population 1960-2022

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 2021 was 18,399,874, a 3.25% increase from 2020.
  • 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
India 493,169,259
Indonesia 158,327,668
Nigeria 111,505,415
Pakistan 84,314,853
Bangladesh 64,768,559
Philippines 52,951,609
Egypt 44,687,204
Vietnam 37,355,203
Ukraine 30,563,737
Morocco 23,924,938
Angola 22,891,614
Ghana 18,399,874
Uzbekistan 17,606,637
Myanmar 17,235,395
Sudan 15,984,585
Cameroon 15,830,364
Kenya 15,667,076
Zambia 8,550,623
Tunisia 8,341,667
Bolivia 8,339,262
Honduras 5,935,355
El Salvador 4,831,382
Cambodia 4,180,349
Sri Lanka 4,178,622
Nicaragua 3,972,969
Republic of Congo 3,862,781
West Bank and Gaza 3,790,664
Lao PDR 2,725,861
Mauritania 2,680,412
Kyrgyz Republic 2,486,628
Mongolia 2,290,047
Georgia 2,220,419
Papua New Guinea 1,227,053
Moldova 1,106,738
Djibouti 783,888
Lesotho 636,493
Timor-Leste 425,941
Cabo Verde 377,047
Bhutan 335,419
Eswatini 285,695
Solomon Islands 176,900
Sao Tome and Principe 167,686
Vanuatu 80,707
Kiribati 68,384
Micronesia 26,818
Ghana Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 18,399,874 57.99 3.20%
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 %