Ivory Coast Population 2017

23,839,788

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 2017Source: Zenman

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

Ivory Coast Population Clock

What is the population of Ivory Coast (as of September 13, 2017)?23,839,788
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)23815886
Births Per Day475
Deaths Per Day168
Net Migrations Per Day 16
Net Change Per Day 323
Population Change Since January 1st82,365

Ivory Coast Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 36.38 births/thousand16
Crude Death Rate 12.865 deaths/thousand14
Crude Net Migration Rate 0.249 people/thousand64
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 52.643 years197
Male Life Expectancy 51.818 years196
Female Life Expectancy 53.565 years197
Total Fertility Rate 4.804 children/woman18
Net Reproduction Rate 1.838 surviving daughters/woman31
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.03 males per female160
Infant Mortality Rate 63.846 deaths/1,000 live births15
Under Five Mortality 92.051 deaths/thousand16
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.769 years119
Rate of Natural Increase 23.486 40
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 29.608 %197
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 30.298 %196
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 28.893 %198
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 48.436 %198
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 50.157 %197
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 46.505 %198
Crude Suicide Rate 0 suicides/thousand0
Median Age (Total) 0 years0
Median Age (Female) 0 years0
Median Age (Male) 0 years0

Ivory Coast Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
201723,815,88650.788%49.212%741332.37%55
201522,701,55650.861%49.139%711362.41%56
201020,131,70751.059%48.941%631412.32%59
200518,132,70251.319%48.681%571411.93%57
200016,517,94851.662%48.338%511412.08%55
199514,404,34051.845%48.155%451453.06%57
199012,165,90952.024%47.976%381483.51%57
198510,158,03352.233%47.767%311513.77%61
19808,265,54952.259%47.741%251554.3%70
19756,606,39552.163%47.837%201604.58%75
19705,241,91451.89%48.11%161664.58%79
19654,219,73951.48%48.52%131674.18%88
19603,474,72451.087%48.913%101713.6%92
19552,979,49150.857%49.143%91692.77%92
19502,630,13150.688%49.312%81692.35%94

Ivory Coast Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
202025,565,56250.687%49.313%801292.35%55
202528,716,93150.551%49.449%901232.28%54
203032,142,87650.445%49.555%1011172.21%54
203535,856,94150.363%49.637%1121072.15%52
204039,882,16450.301%49.699%1251022.09%47
204544,204,25250.253%49.747%139982.01%45
205048,796,64050.214%49.786%153941.93%41
205553,643,16250.177%49.823%168901.84%39
206058,716,73450.138%49.862%184871.75%35
206563,964,10050.094%49.906%201841.65%32
207069,342,46450.047%49.953%218781.55%30
207574,797,03150.005%49.995%235751.46%29
208080,285,15649.962%50.038%252691.35%27
208585,724,31749.92%50.08%269631.25%27
209091,065,12949.881%50.119%286581.15%27
209596,233,33949.844%50.156%302551.04%26
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations