The demographic structure of the East Akim Municipal bears similarities with other rural districts in Ghana.
The assembly is characterized by relatively large household sizes, high illiteracy and mortality rates among others.
The population of the assembly has been increasing since 1960 and this is attributable to the influx of farmers and government employees from other parts of the country.
This is especially so due to the recent decentralization, which has brought with it the creation of district capital to serve as service centers or growth poles for development. Another major reason for this increasing growth trend is the natural increase in population due to high fertility rate of 5.9%.
The population of the municipality according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 167,896 with 81,767 males and 86,129 females.