According to the CIA World Factbook, Benin's population stands at 10,160,556 (2014).
Benin ranks 88 in population size, in comparison to other countries (China ranks first).
The ratio of males to females in Benin is: 1.01 (this is the ratio of the entire population, in every age groups).
Benin's population has 5,105,553 males and 5,055,003 females - about 50552 more males than females.
Distribution of the different religions in Benin (statistics)
Catholic 27.1%, Muslim 24.4%, Vodoun 17.3%, Protestant 10.4% (Celestial 5%, Methodist 3.2%, other Protestant 2.2%), other Christian 5.3%, other 15.5% (2002).
Distribution of the various ethnic groups in Benin (statistics)
Fon and related 39.2%, Adja and related 15.2%, Yoruba and related 12.3%, Bariba and related 9.2%, Peulh and related 7%, Ottamari and related 6.1%, Yoa-Lokpa and related 4%, Dendi and related 2.5%, other 1.6% (includes Europeans), unspecified 2.9% (2002).
Population Growth Rate
Population growth rate is the average annual percent change in the population, resulting from a surplus (or deficit) of births over deaths and the balance of migrants entering and leaving a country. The rate may be positive or negative. The growth rate is a factor in determining how great a burden would be imposed on a country by the changing needs of its people for infrastructure (e.g., schools, hospitals, housing, roads), resources (e.g., food, water, electricity), and jobs. Rapid population growth can be seen as threatening by neighboring countries.
The population growth rate in Benin stands at 2.810 percent (2014 data).
Benin is ranked 17 in the world in terms of population growth rate.
Benin's population's growth rate is positive. It indicates that its population has grown at a rate of 2.810 percent per year (an increase of 285,512 people per year).
Birth rate is the average annual number of births during a year per 1,000 persons in the population at midyear; also known as crude birth rate. The birth rate is usually the dominant factor in determining the rate of population growth. It depends on both the level of fertility and the age structure of the population.
The birth rate in Benin stands at an annual average of 36.51 per 1,000 people in the population (2014 data).
In terms of birth rate, this statistical datum places Benin as no. 20 in the world.
This birth rate indicates that there are 370,962 births per year in Benin.
Death rate is the average annual number of deaths during a year per 1,000 population at midyear; also known as crude death rate. The death rate, while only a rough indicator of the mortality situation in a country, accurately indicates the current mortality impact on population growth. This indicator is significantly affected by age distribution, and most countries will eventually show a rise in the overall death rate, in spite of continued decline in mortality at all ages, as declining fertility results in an aging population.
The death rate in Benin stands at an annual average of 8.39 per 1,000 people in the population (2014 data).
In terms of death rate, this statistical datum places Benin as no. 84 in the world in the world.
This death rate reveals that Benin has 85,247 cases of death a year.
Net Migration Rate
Net migration rate is the difference between the number of persons entering and leaving a country during the year per 1,000 persons (based on midyear population). An excess of persons entering the country is referred to as net immigration; an excess of persons leaving the country as net emigration. The net migration rate indicates the contribution of migration to the overall level of population change. The net migration rate does not distinguish between economic migrants, refugees, and other types of migrants nor does it distinguish between lawful migrants and undocumented migrants.
The net migration rate of Benin is zero (showing that the number of those immigrating is equal to the number of those emigrating).
The net migration rate of Benin places it as no. 106 in the world.
Additional Population Characteristics
Median age is the age that divides a population into two numerically equal groups; that is, half the people are younger than this age and half are older. It is a single index that summarizes the age distribution of a population.
The median age of Benin's population (male and female) is 17.7 years of age.
The median age of Benin's male population in is 17.4.
The median age of Benin's female population in is 18.1.
Urbanization And Urbanization Rate
About 44.9 percent of Benin's population lives in urban areas; according to population size data in Benin, the number of urban residents is around 4,562,090.
The population rate of urban areas in Benin indicates that the urban population there has been growing by 4.12 percent per year.
Links to Sources and Additional Information
Information about Benin in the CIA World Factbook's website: See Link
Information about Benin may be found at Wikipedia's website in English: See Link
All the data concerning this answer are as they were presented at the CIA World Factbook's website in January 2015.