Most of the population are engaged in agricultural activities followed by trade, transportation and handicrafts. 29 980,00 hectares of land are devoted to agriculture, accounting for 9.96% of the total land area. The main crops grown are maize, cotton, sorghum, and yams.
As of May 2009, Gogounou has five hours of electricity per night from 7 pm until midnight. The two primary sources of water in Gogounou are wells and foot powered pumps. The town of Gogounou has a post office, fa ixed telephone line service, and four cellular communication services available as of August 2009. These are Bell Benin (BBcom), Global Com (Glo), MTN and Moov. Networks with GSM enabled networks that can provide internet access through mobile devices.
The town of Gogounou has at least two public primary schools, one Catholic private primary school, and one secondary school. The secondary school is known as CEG Gogounou and has 754 male and 626 female students as of January 2010. There are 37 primary schools within the entire commune.