Togo Population 2017

7,699,611

Togo is a rapidly growing country with an estimated population of 7 million, compared to 6.3 million in 2010. The population doubled between the 1981 and 2010 census. Togo is one of the smallest countries in Africa with 22,000 square miles of land. Togo is fairly densely populated with 126 per square kilometer (326/sq mi), or 93rd in the world.

The capital and largest city is Lome, with a population estimated at 845,000. The larger Lome area has 1.5 million residents. Other large cities include Sokode (120,000) and Kara (105,000).

Togo Demographics

There are around 40 ethnic groups in Togo. The largest is the Ewe in the south, who account for 32% of the population, or 21% of the population on the southern coastline. Other ethnic groups include the Kotokoli (Tem) and the Tchamba in the ceter of the country and the Kabye in the northern region (22%). The Ouatchis account for 14% of the population. While the Ewe and Ouatchi are often considered the same group, the French, who studied both, consider them separate people. Other smaller ethnic groups include the Mina, Mossi and Aja. The European population makes up less than 1% of Togo's population.

Starting in the 16th century, Togo and the surrounding area was known as "the Slave Coast" as it became a trading center for Europeans looking for slave.

About 29% of the population is Christian, 20% are Muslim and 50% practice indigenous beliefs. About 50% of Togo's people live below the international poverty line of $1.25 USD per day.

Togo Population in 2017Source:

About Togo

Official NameTogolese Republic
Languages SpokenFrench
BordersBEN, BFA, GHA
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude81.16666666
Currencies UsedXOF

Togo Population Density

Name Population
Pagouda7,686
Amlame9,870
Kande11,466
Tabligbo13,748
Vogan20,569
Sotouboua21,054
Notse22,017
Bafilo22,543
Niamtougou23,261
Badou24,000
Tchamba25,668
Dapaong33,324
Sansanne-Mango37,748
Aneho47,579
Tsevie55,775
Bassar61,845
Kpalime75,084
Atakpame80,683
Kara104,207
Sokode117,811
Lome749,700

Togo Population Clock

What is the population of Togo (as of September 13, 2017)?7,699,611
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)7691915
Births Per Day144
Deaths Per Day35
Net Migrations Per Day -5
Net Change Per Day 104
Population Change Since January 1st26,520

Togo Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 34.096 births/thousand26
Crude Death Rate 8.305 deaths/thousand75
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.256 people/thousand88
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 60.975 years178
Male Life Expectancy 60.141 years177
Female Life Expectancy 61.733 years180
Total Fertility Rate 4.379 children/woman30
Net Reproduction Rate 1.863 surviving daughters/woman28
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.018 males per female200
Infant Mortality Rate 42.523 deaths/1,000 live births43
Under Five Mortality 73.587 deaths/thousand29
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.714 years123
Rate of Natural Increase 25.62 26
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 17.841 %175
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 17.866 %172
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 17.808 %179
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 32.677 %176
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 34.545 %172
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 31.001 %180
Crude Suicide Rate 3.7 suicides/thousand126
Median Age (Total) 19.7 years179
Median Age (Female) 20 years181
Median Age (Male) 19.4 years179

Togo Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20177,691,91549.466%50.534%141822.54%102
20157,304,57849.409%50.591%134832.6%102
20106,390,85149.258%50.742%117892.71%104
20055,578,21949.071%50.929%102992.72%106
20004,874,73548.883%51.117%891042.66%111
19954,284,28648.831%51.169%781092.5%116
19903,786,94249.329%50.671%691152.6%117
19853,252,99549.416%50.584%591153.34%122
19802,720,83749.396%50.604%501173.3%124
19752,410,44649.372%50.628%441192.22%127
19702,115,52149.347%50.653%381203.26%126
19651,708,63249.308%50.692%311243.76%129
19601,580,51349.274%50.726%291221.07%129
19551,473,83949.254%50.746%271211.14%126
19501,395,45749.286%50.714%251202.13%122

Togo Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20208,293,63849.545%50.455%152782.45%101
20259,351,89849.648%50.352%171752.34%95
203010,489,38349.724%50.276%192742.24%90
203511,706,47949.775%50.225%215722.13%86
204012,990,94149.806%50.194%238692%83
204514,321,81049.816%50.184%263621.87%81
205015,680,50849.81%50.19%288561.73%80
205517,054,57849.79%50.21%313531.6%79
206018,434,23049.764%50.236%338471.48%78
206519,809,13049.735%50.265%364431.37%76
207021,163,21649.698%50.302%389411.25%76
207522,476,93049.657%50.343%413411.13%75
208023,728,48749.616%50.384%436371.01%75
208524,905,76449.576%50.424%457360.9%72
209025,993,12249.537%50.463%477330.79%69
209526,983,15749.503%50.497%496300.69%68
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations