According to current projection, the Ivory Coast population is expected to continue to grow throughout the rest of the century. As of 2020, the population sits at 26.38 million people. By 2049, the population is expected to surpass 50 million people. By 2099, the population will more than triple and is expected to rise to 95.91 million people.
Ivory Coast is growing at a rate of 2.57%, increasing the population by 661,730 people from 2019 to 2020. The fertility rate in Ivory Coast is relatively high at 4.68 children per woman and is the largest contributing factor to population growth. This has also kept the population very young with the median age being 18.9 years.
Ivory Coast’s economy has also been growing with its population; however, the rapid urbanization hat results from a quickly-growing population must be controlled for Ivory Coast to become a middle-income country within the next couple of decades.
Ivory Coast Population Growth
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 Projections
It is projected that the rate of growth will slow slightly in the Ivory Coast, but the increase in population will still be significant and is expected to nearly double within the next 30 years or so. Current predictions believe that the growth rate will peak at 2.52% by 2020, and will slow down to 2.03% by 2050. During that time, the population is expected to grow from 26,171,750 to 51,375,178. Current projections also have the population at 33,337,306 in 2030 and 41,796,024 in 2040.