Togo Population 2019

8,141,813

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 2019 population of 8.19 million, which ranks 102nd in the world.

Togo is a rapidly growing country with an estimated population of 8.19 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 center 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 slaves.

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 PhReym [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

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 4/8/2019)?8,141,813
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2019)8,186,384
Births Per Day729
Deaths Per Day187
Net Migrations Per Day -5
Net Change Per Day 537
Population Change Since January 1st52,626

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Estimate as of April 8th 2019 is: 8,141,402

Togo Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20198,186,38449.87%50.13%144.161022.45%
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. Direction Generale de la Statistique et de la Comptabilite Nationale
  2. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1958/60, 1970, 1981 and 2010 censuses, as well as with the structure by age and sex from the 2006 MICS3 survey (adjusted for underenumeration), and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.

  3. GeoNames Gazetteer