Burkina Faso Population (LIVE)

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Burkina Faso Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Burkina Faso is 23,723,018 as of Monday, April 22, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Burkina Faso 2023 population is estimated at 23,251,485 people at mid year.
  • Burkina Faso population is equivalent to 0.29% of the total world population.
  • Burkina Faso ranks number 59 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Burkina Faso is 85 per Km2 (220 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 273,600 Km2 (105,638 sq. miles)
  • 31.8 % of the population is urban (7,388,364 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Burkina Faso is 16.9 years.
1. Updated on July 16, 2023 with the latest July 2023-July 2024 estimates from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Population of Burkina Faso (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBurkina Faso
Global Rank
2024 23,840,247 2.53 % 588,762 -24,998 17.0 4.47 87 32.5 % 7,744,099 0.29 % 8,118,835,999 60
2023 23,251,485 2.55 % 577,723 -24,998 16.9 4.57 85 31.8 % 7,388,364 0.29 % 8,045,311,447 59
2022 22,673,762 2.59 % 573,079 -24,998 16.7 4.67 83 31.1 % 7,045,635 0.28 % 7,975,105,156 58
2020 21,522,626 2.73 % 570,987 -5,665 16.5 4.87 79 29.7 % 6,397,911 0.27 % 7,840,952,880 59
2015 18,718,019 3.04 % 520,235 -19,754 16.0 5.48 68 26.6 % 4,985,855 0.25 % 7,426,597,537 61
2010 16,116,845 3.04 % 448,144 -42,128 16.0 5.94 59 23.9 % 3,844,025 0.23 % 6,985,603,105 64
2005 13,876,127 3.15 % 398,648 9,794 16.0 6.18 51 20.8 % 2,890,728 0.21 % 6,558,176,119 63
2000 11,882,888 2.79 % 305,9253,880 15.4 6.52 43 17.4 % 2,071,267 0.19 % 6,148,898,975 65
1995 10,353,263 2.54 % 244,380 -39,033 15.2 6.81 38 14.7 % 1,526,708 0.18 % 5,743,219,454 70
1990 9,131,361 2.73 % 230,435 -33,043 15.4 7.01 33 13.3 % 1,217,208 0.17 % 5,316,175,862 73
1985 7,979,185 2.85 % 209,244 -16,650 16.0 7.24 29 11.9 % 953,160 0.16 % 4,861,730,613 75
1980 6,932,967 2.46 % 158,905 -15,379 16.5 7.22 25 8.7 % 600,776 0.16 % 4,444,007,706 78
1975 6,138,444 1.81 % 105,356 -30,577 17.1 6.91 22 6.4 % 390,628 0.15 % 4,069,437,231 79
1970 5,611,666 1.70 % 90,747 -28,920 17.9 6.69 21 5.8 % 323,163 0.15 % 3,695,390,336 77
1965 5,157,929 1.52 % 74,934 -25,486 18.6 6.47 19 5.2 % 268,985 0.15 % 3,337,111,983 73
1960 4,783,259 1.35 % 62,087 -23,329 18.7 6.25 17 4.7 % 226,977 0.16 % 3,019,233,434 74
1955 4,472,824 1.20 % 51,813 -21,805 18.8 6.06 16 4.3 % 191,862 0.16 % 2,746,072,141 73
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Burkina Faso Population Forecast

-24,998
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBurkina Faso
Global Rank
2025 24,436,925 2.57 % 582,860 -24,998 17.2 4.38 89 33.2 % 8,113,116 0.30 % 8,191,988,453 59
2030 27,523,563 2.41 % 617,328 -24,998 18.3 3.96 101 36.9 % 10,163,069 0.32 % 8,546,141,327 58
2035 30,759,536 2.25 % 647,195 -24,998 19.5 3.58 112 40.8 % 12,558,811 0.35 % 8,879,397,401 57
2040 34,050,733 2.05 % 658,239 -24,998 20.7 3.26 124 44.9 % 15,282,220 0.37 % 9,188,250,492 57
2045 37,324,984 1.85 % 654,850 -24,998 21.9 3.00 136 49.1 % 18,314,837 0.39 % 9,467,543,575 52
2050 40,541,548 1.67 % 643,313   23.1 2.82 148 53.5 % 21,677,231 0.42 % 9,709,491,761 52
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Burkina Faso Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Burkina Faso
Life Expectancy
60.57 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
46.1
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
77.6
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Burkina Faso

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Ouagadougou 1,086,505
2 Bobo-Dioulasso 360,106
3 Koudougou 87,347
4 Ouahigouya 61,096
5 Banfora 60,288
6 Dedougou 45,341
7 Kaya 39,229
8 Dori 37,806
9 Tenkodogo 37,658
10 Reo 37,535
11 Hounde 36,593
12 Fada N'gourma 33,910
13 Koupela 32,052
14 Kombissiri 30,137
15 Garango 29,076
16 Nouna 29,048
17 Leo 26,884
18 Kongoussi 26,338
19 Diapaga 26,013
20 Kokologo 25,958
21 Zorgo 23,892
22 Yako 22,904
23 Djibo 22,223
24 Titao 19,131
25 Po 17,924
26 Tougan 17,590
27 Boulsa 17,489
28 Gourcy 16,765
29 Bousse 15,868
30 Manga 15,173

See also

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Notes

The Burkina Faso Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Burkina Faso delivered by Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Burkina Faso (1950 - 2023) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2023.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2023. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2023: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2023: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Burkina Faso in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.