Togo Population 2017

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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 2017 Source:

Togo Population Density

About Togo

Official Name Togolese Republic
Languages Spoken French
Borders BEN, BFA, GHA
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 8,1.16666666
Currencies Used XOF

Togo Population Clock

What is the population of Togo (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 144
Deaths Per Day 35
Net Migrations Per Day -5
Net Change Per Day 104
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

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

Togo Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 34.096 births/thousand 26th
Crude Death Rate 8.305 deaths/thousand 75th
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.256 people/thousand 88th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 60.975 years 178th
Life Expectancy (Male) 60.141 years 177th
Life Expectancy (Female) 61.733 years 180th
Total Fertility Rate 4.379 children/woman 30th
Net Reproduction Rate 1.863 surviving daughters/woman 28th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.018 males per female 200th
Infant Mortality Rate 42.523 deaths/1,000 live births 43rd
Under Five Mortality 73.587 deaths/thousand 29th
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.714 years 123rd
Rate of Natural Increase 25.62 26th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 17.841% 175th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 17.866% 172nd
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 17.808% 179th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 32.677% 175th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 34.545% 172nd
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 31.001% 179th
Crude Suicide Rate 3.7 suicides/thousand 126th
Median Age (Total) 19.7 years 179th
Median Age (Female) 20 years 181st
Median Age (Male) 19.4 years 179th

Togo Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 7,691,915 49.466% 50.534% 141 82 2.54% 102
2015 7,304,578 49.409% 50.591% 134 83 2.6% 102
2010 6,390,851 49.258% 50.742% 117 89 2.71% 104
2005 5,578,219 49.071% 50.929% 102 99 2.72% 106
2000 4,874,735 48.883% 51.117% 89 104 2.66% 111
1995 4,284,286 48.831% 51.169% 78 109 2.5% 116
1990 3,786,942 49.329% 50.671% 69 115 2.6% 117
1985 3,252,995 49.416% 50.584% 59 115 3.34% 122
1980 2,720,837 49.396% 50.604% 50 117 3.3% 124
1975 2,410,446 49.372% 50.628% 44 119 2.22% 127
1970 2,115,521 49.347% 50.653% 38 120 3.26% 126
1965 1,708,632 49.308% 50.692% 31 124 3.76% 129
1960 1,580,513 49.274% 50.726% 29 122 1.07% 129
1955 1,473,839 49.254% 50.746% 27 121 1.14% 126
1950 1,395,457 49.286% 50.714% 25 120 2.13% 122

Togo Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 8,293,638 49.545% 50.455% 152 78 2.45% 101
2025 9,351,898 49.648% 50.352% 171 75 2.34% 95
2030 10,489,383 49.724% 50.276% 192 74 2.24% 90
2035 11,706,479 49.775% 50.225% 215 72 2.13% 86
2040 12,990,941 49.806% 50.194% 238 69 2% 83
2045 14,321,810 49.816% 50.184% 263 62 1.87% 81
2050 15,680,508 49.81% 50.19% 288 56 1.73% 80
2055 17,054,578 49.79% 50.21% 313 53 1.6% 79
2060 18,434,230 49.764% 50.236% 338 47 1.48% 78
2065 19,809,130 49.735% 50.265% 364 43 1.37% 76
2070 21,163,216 49.698% 50.302% 389 41 1.25% 76
2075 22,476,930 49.657% 50.343% 413 41 1.13% 75
2080 23,728,487 49.616% 50.384% 436 37 1.01% 75
2085 24,905,764 49.576% 50.424% 457 36 0.9% 72
2090 25,993,122 49.537% 50.463% 477 33 0.79% 69
2095 26,983,157 49.503% 50.497% 496 30 0.69% 68
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations