Ivory Coast Population 2018

24,676,094

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 2018, Ivory Coast has an estimated population of 24.91 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.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 35 seconds
One death every 2 minutes
One net migrant every 90 minutes
Net gain of one person every 52 seconds

Ivory Coast Population in 2018Source: Zenman

Ivory Coast Population Pyramid 2018

0k100k200k300k400kIvory Coast Male Population0k100k200k300k400kIvory Coast Female Population10095908580757065605550454035302520151050

Ivory Coast Population by Age

There are 12,356,853 adults in Ivory Coast.

About Ivory Coast

Official NameRepublic of Côte d'Ivoire
Languages SpokenFrench
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude8-5
Currencies UsedCommunauté Financière Africaine (BCEAO) Franc
DemonymIvorian

Countries Bordering Ivory Coast

Burkina Faso
Ghana
Guinea
Liberia
Mali

Ivory Coast Population Density

Ivory Coast Top 20 Cities by Population

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

Ivory Coast Population Clock

The population of Ivory Coast (as of 2/13/2018)?24,676,094
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2018)24,905,843
Births Per Day2,456
Deaths Per Day795
Net Migrations Per Day 16
Net Change Per Day 1,677
Population Change Since January 1st73,788

Ivory Coast Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 36.403 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 11.783 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate 0.244 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 54.37 years
Male Life Expectancy 52.95 years
Female Life Expectancy 55.9 years
Total Fertility Rate 4.811 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 1.932 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.03 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 57.22 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 81.17 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.86 years
Rate of Natural Increase 24.62

Ivory Coast Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
201824,905,84350.61%49.39%77.24532.52%
201724,294,75050.66%49.34%75.34542.53%
201623,695,91950.70%49.30%73.48542.54%
201523,108,47250.75%49.25%71.66552.52%
201020,401,33151.02%48.98%63.27572.16%
200518,336,30351.27%48.73%56.86571.90%
200016,686,56151.60%48.40%51.75552.79%
199514,540,82051.76%48.24%45.09573.46%
199012,267,75451.92%48.08%38.04573.71%
198510,222,55852.11%47.89%31.70614.27%
19808,293,67552.10%47.90%25.72714.65%
19756,608,60951.96%48.04%20.49754.74%
19705,242,39551.62%48.38%16.26793.94%
19654,321,79151.45%48.55%13.40873.96%
19603,558,98851.06%48.94%11.04923.28%
19553,029,30350.84%49.16%9.39922.87%
19502,630,13150.69%49.31%8.16940.00%

Ivory Coast Population by Year (Projections)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
202026,171,75050.53%49.47%81.16520.00%
202529,590,63150.34%49.66%91.76522.49%
203033,337,30650.18%49.82%103.38522.41%
203537,411,24650.06%49.94%116.02512.33%
204041,796,02449.96%50.04%129.61462.24%
204546,463,96849.88%50.12%144.09412.14%
205051,375,17849.81%50.19%159.32392.03%
205556,479,57549.75%50.25%175.15361.91%
206061,750,67249.69%50.31%191.50341.80%
206567,133,15449.64%50.36%208.19331.69%
207072,573,37149.58%50.42%225.06311.57%
207578,012,71349.52%50.48%241.93281.46%
208083,413,62049.46%50.54%258.68261.35%
208588,718,22949.39%50.61%275.13261.24%
209093,889,43349.32%50.68%291.16241.14%
209598,849,51949.25%50.75%306.55241.03%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer