Parakou's 2021 population is now estimated at 374,532. In 1950, the population of Parakou was 5,567. Parakou has grown by 16,620 since 2015, which represents a 4.64% annual change. These population estimates and projections come from the latest revision of the UN World Urbanization Prospects. These estimates represent the Urban agglomeration of Parakou, which typically includes Parakou's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.