Ivory Coast Population 2017

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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 2017 Source: Zenman

Ivory Coast Population Density

About Ivory Coast

Official Name Republic of Côte d'Ivoire
Languages Spoken French
Borders BFA, GHA, GIN, LBR, MLI
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 8,-5
Currencies Used XOF

Ivory Coast Population Clock

What is the population of Ivory Coast (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 475
Deaths Per Day 168
Net Migrations Per Day 16
Net Change Per Day 323
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

Ivory Coast Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 36.38 births/thousand 16th
Crude Death Rate 12.865 deaths/thousand 14th
Crude Net Migration Rate 0.249 people/thousand 64th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 52.643 years 197th
Life Expectancy (Male) 51.818 years 196th
Life Expectancy (Female) 53.565 years 197th
Total Fertility Rate 4.804 children/woman 18th
Net Reproduction Rate 1.838 surviving daughters/woman 31st
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.03 males per female 160th
Infant Mortality Rate 63.846 deaths/1,000 live births 15th
Under Five Mortality 92.051 deaths/thousand 16th
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.769 years 119th
Rate of Natural Increase 23.486 40th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 29.608% 197th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 30.298% 196th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 28.893% 198th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 48.436% 197th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 50.157% 196th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 46.505% 198th
Crude Suicide Rate 0 suicides/thousand 0th
Median Age (Total) 0 years 0th
Median Age (Female) 0 years 0th
Median Age (Male) 0 years 0th

Ivory Coast Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 23,815,886 50.788% 49.212% 74 133 2.37% 55
2015 22,701,556 50.861% 49.139% 71 136 2.41% 56
2010 20,131,707 51.059% 48.941% 63 141 2.32% 59
2005 18,132,702 51.319% 48.681% 57 141 1.93% 57
2000 16,517,948 51.662% 48.338% 51 141 2.08% 55
1995 14,404,340 51.845% 48.155% 45 145 3.06% 57
1990 12,165,909 52.024% 47.976% 38 148 3.51% 57
1985 10,158,033 52.233% 47.767% 31 151 3.77% 61
1980 8,265,549 52.259% 47.741% 25 155 4.3% 70
1975 6,606,395 52.163% 47.837% 20 160 4.58% 75
1970 5,241,914 51.89% 48.11% 16 166 4.58% 79
1965 4,219,739 51.48% 48.52% 13 167 4.18% 88
1960 3,474,724 51.087% 48.913% 10 171 3.6% 92
1955 2,979,491 50.857% 49.143% 9 169 2.77% 92
1950 2,630,131 50.688% 49.312% 8 169 2.35% 94

Ivory Coast Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 25,565,562 50.687% 49.313% 80 129 2.35% 55
2025 28,716,931 50.551% 49.449% 90 123 2.28% 54
2030 32,142,876 50.445% 49.555% 101 117 2.21% 54
2035 35,856,941 50.363% 49.637% 112 107 2.15% 52
2040 39,882,164 50.301% 49.699% 125 102 2.09% 47
2045 44,204,252 50.253% 49.747% 139 98 2.01% 45
2050 48,796,640 50.214% 49.786% 153 94 1.93% 41
2055 53,643,162 50.177% 49.823% 168 90 1.84% 39
2060 58,716,734 50.138% 49.862% 184 87 1.75% 35
2065 63,964,100 50.094% 49.906% 201 84 1.65% 32
2070 69,342,464 50.047% 49.953% 218 78 1.55% 30
2075 74,797,031 50.005% 49.995% 235 75 1.46% 29
2080 80,285,156 49.962% 50.038% 252 69 1.35% 27
2085 85,724,317 49.92% 50.08% 269 63 1.25% 27
2090 91,065,129 49.881% 50.119% 286 58 1.15% 27
2095 96,233,339 49.844% 50.156% 302 55 1.04% 26
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations