Togo Population clock (live)

8,257,357
Current population
4,089,543
Current male population (49.5%)
4,167,814
Current female population (50.5%)
44,860
Births this year
704
Births today
11,521
Deaths this year
181
Deaths today
-358
Net migration this year
-6
Net migration today
32,981
Population growth this year
517
Population growth today

24-02-2020 19:39:31

Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .



Quick facts about the population of Togo

Current population (as of Monday, February 24, 2020)
8,256,839
Population rank
102 (0.11% of world population)
Total area
56,790 km2 (21,927 mi2)
Population density
145.4 per km2 (376.6 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
0.98 (4,089,543 men to 4,167,814 women)
Median age
18.9 years
Life expectancy
62.7 years (60.2 - men, 65.3 - women)
Literacy
66.5 %

(Population figures are estimates by Countrymeters (countrymeters.info) based on the latest United Nations data)

Togo population 2020

During 2020 Togo population is projected to increase by 219,426 people and reach 8,443,802 in the beginning of 2021. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 221,811. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 2,385 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Togo to settle permanently in another country (emigrants) will prevail over the number of people who move into the country (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants).

Population change rates in 2020

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Togo population in 2020 will be the following:

The population of Togo will be increasing by 601 persons daily in 2020.

Demographics of Togo 2019

As of 1 January 2020, the population of Togo was estimated to be 8,224,376 people. This is an increase of 2.67 % (213,724 people) compared to population of 8,010,652 the year before. In 2019 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 216,047. Due to external migration, the population declined by 2,323. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.980 (980 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2019.

Below are the key figures for Togo population in 2019:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2020

Togo population density

Togo population density is 144.8 people per square kilometer (375.1/mi2) as of February 2020. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Togo divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Togo. The total area of Togo is 56,790 km2 (21,927 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Religion in Togo

Religion Number of followers Percentage of
total population
Christianity3,608,23943.7 %
Folk or traditional religions2,939,43535.6 %
Islam1,155,95714.0 %
Religiously Unaffiliated511,9246.2 %
Other41,2840.5 %

Source: Pew Research Center. The Global Religious Landscape external link.

Number of followers estimated by Countrymeters external link (Monday, February 24 2020).

Togo age structure

As of the beginning of 2020 according to our estimates Togo had the following population age distribution:

40.9 56 3.1

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the Togo population pyramid has an expanding type. This type of pyramid is common for developing countries with high birth and death rates. Relatively short life expectancy, as well as low level of education and poor health care are also describe such kind of population age distribution model.

Source: The estimation data for section "Togo age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in Togo is 78.7 %.

As we can see the dependent part of population is comparable to the working part. It means that each working person in Togo must provide goods for himself and cover expenditure on one child or aged person additionally. The value of 78.7 % shows that the pressure on productive population in Togo is very high.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in Togo is 73 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in Togo is 5.6 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Togo age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Togo is 62.7 years.
This is below the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations). external link

Male life expectancy at birth is 60.2 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 65.3 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 3,239,609 persons or 66.63% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Togo are able to read and write. Accordingly about 1,622,478 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 78.31% (1,874,453 persons). 519,087 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 55.3% (1,365,156 persons). 1,103,391 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 88.88% and 81.37% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 85.14%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

Source: The estimation data for section "Togo population literacy" is based on the latest data published by UNESCO Institute for Statistics (retrieved March 13, 2016) external link.

Togo historical population (1951 - 2020)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Togo population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19511,410,470N/A %
19521,433,6951.65 %
19531,447,0000.93 %
19541,456,8060.68 %
19551,467,6800.75 %
19561,482,2851.00 %
19571,501,3781.29 %
19581,523,9971.51 %
19591,547,8241.56 %
19601,570,0961.44 %
19611,589,0211.21 %
19621,605,1431.01 %
19631,622,2611.07 %
19641,646,9181.52 %
19651,685,3522.33 %
19661,741,3313.32 %
19671,814,7374.22 %
19681,900,6134.73 %
19691,990,3454.72 %
19702,075,2154.26 %
19712,150,5913.63 %
19722,216,6183.07 %
19732,275,4602.65 %
19742,329,9842.40 %
19752,383,5352.30 %
19762,437,4522.26 %
19772,491,5122.22 %
19782,547,5172.25 %
19792,609,6572.44 %
19802,681,8422.77 %
19812,766,4553.16 %
19822,863,6103.51 %
19832,970,7633.74 %
19843,083,3673.79 %
19853,196,6753.67 %
19863,308,2223.49 %
19873,417,9543.32 %
19883,525,9743.16 %
19893,631,8993.00 %
19903,735,6262.86 %
19913,836,9002.71 %
19923,935,6072.57 %
19934,032,8772.47 %
19944,131,0442.43 %
19954,232,4882.46 %
19964,338,6142.51 %
19974,449,7032.56 %
19984,565,6462.61 %
19994,686,2462.64 %
20004,811,2002.67 %
20014,940,4792.69 %
20025,074,3212.71 %
20035,212,8332.73 %
20045,355,8992.74 %
20055,503,3862.75 %
20065,655,1972.76 %
20075,811,2952.76 %
20085,971,6762.76 %
20096,136,3492.76 %
20106,305,3062.75 %
20116,478,5152.75 %
20126,655,8802.74 %
20136,837,1502.72 %
20147,021,9412.70 %
20157,209,8712.68 %
20167,402,2302.67 %
20177,599,7212.67 %
20187,802,4822.67 %
20198,010,6522.67 %
20208,224,3762.67 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Population projection (2020-2100)

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
20208,384,290N/A %
20259,411,36112.25 %
203010,507,23811.64 %
203511,663,33611.00 %
204012,860,69510.27 %
204514,078,7129.47 %
205015,298,1498.66 %
205516,513,6717.95 %
206017,712,2207.26 %
206518,887,5186.64 %
207020,023,7956.02 %
207521,104,0985.40 %
208022,113,5024.78 %
208523,039,0104.19 %
209023,868,7983.60 %
209524,604,7583.08 %
210025,246,5552.61 %

The data is given as of 1st of July of an year (medium fertility variant).

Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link