Businesses in Cape Coast


Business Distribution by Industry
 Hotels & Travel: 20.5%
 Shopping: 14.5%
 Education: 11.4%
 Restaurants: 10.6%
 Religion: 8.9%
 Professional Services: 5.1%
 Other: 29%
Industry DescriptionNumber of EstablishmentsAverage Google RatingBusinesses per 1,000 residents
Gas stations103.60.0
Public administration104.00.0
Higher education (colleges and universities)194.20.1
Secondary education264.40.1
Loan companies463.80.2
Grocery stores and supermarkets83.70.0
Internet cafes133.50.1
Real estate103.80.0
Hotels and motels223.70.1
Other accommodation1303.70.6
Health and medical104.30.0
African restaurants94.00.0
Bars, pubs and taverns223.60.1
Department stores173.60.1
Office supplies and stationery stores94.00.0
Pharmacies and drug stores104.10.0
Area of Cape Coast, Central Region (Ghana)123.3 km²
Male Population101,118 (48.7%)
Female Population106,403 (51.3%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015 +324.4%
Population change from 2000 to 2015 +65.4%
Median Age19.8
Male Median Age18.5
Female Median Age21
Area Codes33 21
NeighborhoodsAdisadel Village, Amamoma, Amosima, Old Site, Prospect Hill, Zongo
Local TimeThursday 3:04 PM
TimezoneGreenwich Mean Time
Weather29.4°C overcast clouds
Lat & Lng5.10535° / -1.2466°

Cape Coast, Central Region (Ghana) - Map

Cape Coast, Central Region (Ghana) Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Population Density396.5 / km²705.8 / km²1,017 / km²1,682 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Cape Coast Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 65.4% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Cape Coast, Central Region (Ghana)+324.4%+138.5%+65.4%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Cape Coast, Central Region (Ghana) Median Age

Median Age: 19.8 years
LocationMedian AgeMedian Age (Female)Median Age (Male)
Cape Coast, Central Region (Ghana)19.8 years21 years18.5 years
Central20 years21.2 years18.7 years
Ghana20.6 years21.5 years19.7 years
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Cape Coast, Central Region (Ghana) Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
Under 515,36114,22129,582
85 Plus5241,0801,604
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Cape Coast, Central Region (Ghana) Population Density

Population Density: 1,682 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Cape Coast, Central Region (Ghana)207,520123.3 km²1,682 / km²
Central2.6 million9,874.7 km²260.4 / km²
Ghana27.4 million239,092.8 km²114.4 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Cape Coast, Central Region (Ghana) Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Population from 1720 to 2100
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953,, 2017.


Business Distribution by neighborhood in Cape Coast
 Amamoma: 50%
 Prospect Hill: 13.7%
 Old Site: 13.7%
 Adisadel Village: 9.7%
 Amosima: 4.8%
 Other: 8.1%

Area Codes

Percentage Area Codes used by businesses in Cape Coast
 Area Code 24: 31.4%
 Area Code 33: 25.2%
 Area Code 20: 12.8%
 Area Code 54: 7.8%
 Area Code 30: 7.8%
 Area Code 26: 5.4%
 Other: 9.7%

Business distribution by price for Cape Coast, Central Region (Ghana)

 Moderate: 66.7%
 Inexpensive: 25%
 Expensive: 8.3%

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4

Cape Coast, Central Region (Ghana) CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Cape Coast, Central Region (Ghana)156,035 t0.75 t1,265 t/km²
Central1,874,375 t0.73 t189.8 t/km²
Ghana16,714,866 t0.61 t69.9 t/km²
Sources: [Link] Moran, D., Kanemoto K; Jiborn, M., Wood, R., Többen, J., and Seto, K.C. (2018) Carbon footprints of 13,000 cities. Environmental Research Letters DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac72a

Cape Coast, Central Region (Ghana) CO2 Emissions

2013 CO2 emissions (tonnes/year)156,035 t
2013 CO2 emissions (tonnes/year) per capita0.75 t
2013 CO2 emissions intensity (tonnes/km²/year)1,265 t/km²

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
EarthquakeMedium (2.1)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.
1. Dilley, M., R.S. Chen, U. Deichmann, A.L. Lerner-Lam, M. Arnold, J. Agwe, P. Buys, O. Kjekstad, B. Lyon, and G. Yetman. 2005. Natural Disaster Hotspots: A Global Risk Analysis. Washington, D.C.: World Bank.
2. Center for Hazards and Risk Research - CHRR - Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University. 2005. Global Earthquake Hazard Distribution - Peak Ground Acceleration. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).

Recent Nearby Earthquakes

Magnitude 3.0 and greater
6/22/3911:19 AM6.484.5 km15,000

Cape Coast, Central Region (Ghana)

Cape Coast, or Cabo Corso, is a city and fishing port, and the capital of Cape Coast Metropolitan District and Central Region of south Ghana. Cape Coast is situated on its south to the Gulf of Guinea. Cape Coast had a settlement population of 169,894..  ︎  Cape Coast Wikipedia Page

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