Togo Population: 8,211,565

The Togolese Republic of Togo is a West African country. It is a small country bordered by Burkina Faso, Ghana, and Benin. It stretches to the Gulf of Guinea. It has a current population of 8.28 million, making it 102 in ranking on the globe. The overall land area is 21,925 sq. Miles.

Largest Cities by population in Togo

Lome is the largest and capital city of Togo. It’s a port city with a population of 845,000, with 1.5 million in a larger area of Lome. Sokode and Kara are other large cities by population in Togo.

CITY NAME POPULATION
Lome 749,700
Sokode 117,811
Kara 104,207
Atakpame 80,683
Kpalime 75,084
Bassar 61,845
Tsevie 55,775
Aneho 47,579
Sansanne-Mango 37,748
Dapaong 33,324
Tchamba 25,668
Badou 24,000
Niamtougou 23,261
Bafilo 22,543
Notse 22,017
Sotouboua 21,054
Vogan 20,569

Togo Population History

Its population has doubled from 1981-2010. The rate of birth is highest as compared to other global countries. The yearly growth rate is 2.5 percent by 2019. Its current population is 8,278,724, according to the recent data of the UN. The median age has risen from 18.9 from 1955 to 19.4 to 2020. The fertility rate has, however, dropped from 6.33 to 4.5 by 2020.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 8,278,724 2.43% 196,358 -2,000 19.4 4.35 152 43.30% 3,588,464 0.11% 7,794,798,739 102
2019 8,082,366 2.45% 193,273 -2,000 18.9 4.62 149 42.80% 3,458,565 0.10% 7,713,468,100 102
2018 7,889,093 2.48% 190,619 -2,000 18.9 4.62 145 42.20% 3,332,348 0.10% 7,631,091,040 102
2017 7,698,474 2.51% 188,523 -2,000 18.9 4.62 142 41.70% 3,209,660 0.10% 7,547,858,925 102
2016 7,509,951 2.55% 186,793 -2,000 18.9 4.62 138 41.10% 3,090,315 0.10% 7,464,022,049 102
2015 7,323,158 2.66% 180,296 -1,999 18.8 4.69 135 40.60% 2,974,138 0.10% 7,379,797,139 102
2010 6,421,679 2.73% 162,008 -2,120 18.5 5.04 118 38.00% 2,440,749 0.09% 6,956,823,603 104
2005 5,611,640 2.65% 137,448 -6,600 18.3 5.31 103 35.60% 1,999,646 0.09% 6,541,907,027 108
2000 4,924,402 3.10% 139,622 16,000 18 5.54 91 33.20% 1,635,589 0.08% 6,143,493,823 111
1995 4,226,291 2.29% 90,396 -23,300 17.1 5.9 78 31.10% 1,312,348 0.07% 5,744,212,979 117
1990 3,774,312 3.02% 104,264 -4,000 16.8 6.5 69 28.70% 1,082,639 0.07% 5,327,231,061 117
1985 3,252,994 3.64% 106,431 10,000 16.7 7.06 60 26.60% 864,068 0.07% 4,870,921,740 122
1980 2,720,839 2.45% 62,079 -20,000 16.8 7.28 50 24.70% 671,030 0.06% 4,458,003,514 124
1975 2,410,446 2.64% 58,985 -10,000 17.1 7.2 44 22.90% 552,648 0.06% 4,079,480,606 127
1970 2,115,522 4.36% 81,378 27,785 17.6 6.94 39 21.30% 450,180 0.06% 3,700,437,046 127
1965 1,708,630 1.57% 25,623 -15,577 18.1 6.65 31 14.90% 255,436 0.05% 3,339,583,597 126
1960 1,580,513 1.41% 21,335 -11,467 18.5 6.42 29 10.10% 159,599 0.05% 3,034,949,748 129
1955 1,473,839 1.10% 15,676 -9,384 18.9 6.33 27 6.70% 98,676 0.05% 2,773,019,936 126

Togo Population forecast

The rate of growth is high even though poverty prevails in the country. The growth rate may, however, slowdown in the coming time and may fall to 1.68 percent by 2050. The population will be close to double of its previous population in this period. By 2020, the overall population is 8,384,291, which will increase to 15,298,154 by 2050.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 8,278,724 2.48% 191,113 -2,000 19.4 4.35 152 43.30% 3,588,464 0.11% 7,794,798,739 102
2025 9,308,383 2.37% 205,932 -1,999 20.1 4.35 171 46.10% 4,295,574 0.11% 8,184,437,460 99
2030 10,421,916 2.29% 222,707 -2,001 21.1 4.35 192 49.00% 5,106,402 0.12% 8,548,487,400 94
2035 11,608,893 2.18% 237,395 -2,001 22 4.35 213 51.90% 6,021,498 0.13% 8,887,524,213 88
2040 12,849,617 2.05% 248,145 -2,000 22.8 4.35 236 54.70% 7,030,357 0.14% 9,198,847,240 85
2045 14,123,166 1.91% 254,710 -2,000 23.6 4.35 260 57.50% 8,116,068 0.15% 9,481,803,274 83
2050 15,415,499 1.77% 258,467 24.4 4.35 283 60.10% 9,267,258 0.16% 9,735,033,990 82

Togo Demographics

About forty ethnic groups are residing in Togo. In the south, Ewe is the largest and contribution to about 32 percent of the Togo population. The Tchamba or Tem or Kotokoli is the country center, and in the north, it’s the Kabye ethnic group. Around 14 percent of the Togo population are the Ouatchis. Mina, Aja, and Mossi are other ethnic groups in Togo. Lesser than 1 percent are Europeans in Togo.

Togo Religion and Politics

Togo is diverse in its religions. Animism is followed by 33 percent of Togo population, Catholics are 28 percent, 10 percent are Protestants, 14 percent are Sunni Muslim, and about 10 percent are Christians from another sect.

Politically, Togo has a presidential republic. It means that over the government and the state, the president is the executive, in overall.

Togo Economy

Among the poorest countries on the globe, Togo is ranked 10th. Togo’s economy is struggling and suffers from debt and political instability. Agriculture is the primary industry and the largest as well in Togo. Cocoa, Coffee, palm oil, and cotton are wide-ranged crops produced. Mining Limestone, marble, and phosphates are well known here. Pepper, cassava, beans, yams, and corn are other exports from this country.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%