Ivory Coast Population 2017

24,339,324

Ivory Coast, officially the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, is a nation in West Africa bordered by Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mali, Guinea, Liberia and the Gulf of Guinea. In 2017, Ivory Coast has an estimated population of 24.29 million, which ranks 59th in the world.

The last census in Ivory Coast took place in 1998 and found a population of 15.37 million, up from the 6.7 million people in the country at the first census in 1975. Today, Ivory Coast has a population density of 64 people per square kilometer (166/square mile), which ranks 139th in the world.

The largest city is Abidjan, a port city with a population estimated at 4.5 million and a metro population exceeding 5.1 million. Abidjan is the 3rd largest French-speaking city in the world after Paris and Kinshasa, and only Lagos has a larger population in West Africa. The capital of Ivory Coast is Yamoussoukro, which has a population of 355,000, which makes it the country's 4th most populous city.

Ivory Coast Demographics

Ivory Coast is home to many ethnic groups. The largest is the Akan at 42%. Akans are an indigenous ethnic group, but not a racially homogeneous ethnicity. The next largest ethnic groups are the Gur (17.6%), Northern Mandes (16.5%), Krous (11%), Southern Mandes (10%). There are about 30,000 Lebanese and 45,000 French as well. About 4% of the population is non-African, which includes French, Lebanese, Vietnamese and Spanish residents, along with missionaries from the U.S. and Canada.

77% of the population are considered Ivorians, and represent many cultural and linguistic groups. There are around 65 languages spoken in Ivory Coast, but the most common is Dyula, which is spoken by most of the Muslim population.

The native born of Ivory Coast are split into Muslim (38.6%), Christian (32.8%) and animist or indigenous religion (28%). Ivory Coast is one of the most economically successful countries in West Africa, and about 20% of its population is workers from neighboring countries Guinea, Burkina Faso and Liberia.

A government survey in 2012 found the country has a fertility rate of 5.0, which is just 3.7 in urban areas like the capital but 6.3 children per woman in the rural areas. Ivory Coast has a life expectancy of 41 for men and 47 for women, with a high infant mortality rate of 118 per 1,000 live births.

Ivory Coast is currently growing at a rate of 2.5% per year.

Ivory Coast Population in 2018Source: Zenman

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Ivory Coast Population Growth

About Ivory Coast

Official NameRepublic of Côte d'Ivoire
Languages SpokenFrench
BordersBFA, GHA, GIN, LBR, MLI
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude8-5
Currencies UsedXOF

Ivory Coast Population Density

Name Population
Abidjan3,677,115
Abobo900,000
Bouake567,481
Daloa215,652
San-Pedro196,751
Yamoussoukro194,530
Korhogo167,359
Man139,341
Divo127,867
Gagnoa123,184
Abengourou104,020
Anyama100,653
Agboville81,770
Grand-Bassam73,772
Dabou69,661
Dimbokro67,349
Ferkessedougou62,008
Adzope61,884
Bouafle60,962
Sinfra59,919
Katiola59,641
Soubre58,492
Bondoukou58,297
Danane53,808
Oume52,070
Seguela51,157
Bingerville50,694
Issia50,313
Odienne49,857
Duekoue47,198
Agnibilekrou43,061
Daoukro40,175
Tengrela39,277
Guiglo39,134
Toumodi39,005
Boundiali38,878
Lakota38,055
Aboisso37,654
Arrah37,432
Bonoua37,312
Akoupe35,970
Tiassale35,090
Zuenoula34,435
Bongouanou34,405
Vavoua31,250
Affery29,909
Touba27,504
Bouna23,570
Sassandra23,274
Beoumi23,053
Biankouma22,868
Tanda20,161
Mankono19,095
Bangolo17,712
Tabou17,134
Adiake16,531
Sakassou15,068
Toulepleu Guere14,098
Dabakala13,717
Botro13,375
Guiberoua13,186
Bocanda13,079
Ayame12,315
Grand-Lahou10,273

Ivory Coast Population Clock

What is the population of Ivory Coast (as of 11/15/2017)?24,339,324
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)24,294,750
Births Per Day475
Deaths Per Day168
Net Migrations Per Day 16
Net Change Per Day 323
Population Change Since January 1st103,037

Ivory Coast Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 36.38 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 12.865 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate 0.249 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 52.643 years
Male Life Expectancy 51.818 years
Female Life Expectancy 53.565 years
Total Fertility Rate 4.804 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 1.838 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.03 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 63.846 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 92.051 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.769 years
Rate of Natural Increase 23.486
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 29.608%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 30.298%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 28.893%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 48.436%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 50.157%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 46.505%

Ivory Coast Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
201724,294,75050.66%49.34%752.53%
201523,108,47250.75%49.25%722.52%
201020,401,33151.02%48.98%632.16%
200518,336,30351.27%48.73%571.90%
200016,686,56151.60%48.40%522.79%
199514,540,82051.76%48.24%453.46%
199012,267,75451.92%48.08%383.71%
198510,222,55852.11%47.89%324.27%
19808,293,67552.10%47.90%264.65%
19756,608,60951.96%48.04%204.74%
19705,242,39551.62%48.38%163.94%
19654,321,79151.45%48.55%133.96%
19603,558,98851.06%48.94%113.28%
19553,029,30350.84%49.16%92.87%
19502,630,13150.69%49.31%80.00%

Ivory Coast Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
202026,171,75050.53%49.47%810.00%
202529,590,63150.34%49.66%922.49%
203033,337,30650.18%49.82%1032.41%
203537,411,24650.06%49.94%1162.33%
204041,796,02449.96%50.04%1302.24%
204546,463,96849.88%50.12%1442.14%
205051,375,17849.81%50.19%1592.03%
205556,479,57549.75%50.25%1751.91%
206061,750,67249.69%50.31%1911.80%
206567,133,15449.64%50.36%2081.69%
207072,573,37149.58%50.42%2251.57%
207578,012,71349.52%50.48%2421.46%
208083,413,62049.46%50.54%2591.35%
208588,718,22949.39%50.61%2751.24%
209093,889,43349.32%50.68%2911.14%
209598,849,51949.25%50.75%3071.03%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer