Togo Population 2018

7,918,316

Togo, officially the Togolese Republic, is a small country in West Africa bordered by Ghana, Benin and Burkina Faso that extends to the Gulf of Guinea. This sub-Saharan country has an estimated 2018 population of 7.99 million, which ranks 104st in the world.

Togo is a rapidly growing country with an estimated population of 7.99 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.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 2 minutes
One death every 8 minutes
One net migrant every 288 minutes
Net gain of one person every 3 minutes

Togo Population in 2018Source: By Erik Kristensen (Flickr) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Togo Population Pyramid 2018

0k20k40k60k80k100k120kTogo Male Population0k20k40k60k80k100k120kTogo Female Population10095908580757065605550454035302520151050

Togo Median Age

19.7


Total

19.4


Male

20


Female

Togo Population by Age

There are 4,051,193 adults in Togo.

About Togo

Official NameTogolese Republic
Languages SpokenFrench
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude81.16666666
Currencies UsedCommunauté Financière Africaine (BCEAO) Franc
DemonymTogolese

Countries Bordering Togo

Benin
Burkina Faso
Ghana

Togo Population Density

Togo Top 20 Cities by Population

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

Togo Population Clock

The population of Togo (as of 2/13/2018)?7,918,316
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2018)7,990,926
Births Per Day720
Deaths Per Day185
Net Migrations Per Day -5
Net Change Per Day 530
Population Change Since January 1st23,320

Togo Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 33.303 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 8.558 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.253 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 60.52 years
Male Life Expectancy 59.66 years
Female Life Expectancy 61.37 years
Total Fertility Rate 4.351 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 1.853 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.018 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 49.711 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 75.431 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.928 years
Rate of Natural Increase 24.745

Togo Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20187,990,92649.86%50.14%140.721022.48%
20177,797,69449.85%50.15%137.321022.52%
20167,606,37449.84%50.16%133.951022.56%
20157,416,80249.83%50.17%130.611022.66%
20106,502,95249.78%50.22%114.521042.73%
20055,683,26849.68%50.32%100.081072.72%
20004,970,36749.59%50.41%87.531113.06%
19954,274,02449.46%50.54%75.271172.45%
19903,786,94049.33%50.67%66.691173.09%
19853,252,99449.42%50.58%57.291223.64%
19802,720,83949.40%50.60%47.911242.45%
19752,410,44649.37%50.63%42.451272.64%
19702,115,52249.35%50.65%37.251274.36%
19651,708,63049.31%50.69%30.091291.57%
19601,580,51349.27%50.73%27.831291.41%
19551,473,83949.25%50.75%25.951261.10%
19501,395,45749.29%50.71%24.571220.00%

Togo Population by Year (Projections)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20208,384,29149.88%50.12%147.651020.00%
20259,411,35649.90%50.10%165.74972.34%
203010,507,24149.91%50.09%185.04942.23%
203511,663,34349.90%50.10%205.39882.11%
204012,860,68849.88%50.12%226.48841.97%
204514,078,71449.85%50.15%247.93811.83%
205015,298,15449.81%50.19%269.40811.68%
205516,513,67049.76%50.24%290.81791.54%
206017,712,22049.71%50.29%311.92781.41%
206518,887,51649.64%50.36%332.61781.29%
207020,023,79549.57%50.43%352.62771.18%
207521,104,10249.48%50.52%371.65751.06%
208022,113,50649.39%50.61%389.43750.94%
208523,039,00649.30%50.70%405.72750.82%
209023,868,79949.20%50.80%420.34730.71%
209524,604,75949.10%50.90%433.30710.61%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer