Chittagong, Bangladesh Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Chittagong, Bangladesh metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Chittagong in 2019 is 4,915,000, a 2.06% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Chittagong in 2018 was 4,816,000, a 2.01% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Chittagong in 2017 was 4,721,000, a 2.03% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Chittagong in 2016 was 4,627,000, a 2.01% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Bangladesh
City Name Population
Dhaka 20,284,000
Chittagong 4,915,000
Khulna 963,000
Rajshahi 893,000
Sylhet 814,000
Bogra 730,000
Comilla 569,000
Barisal 467,000
Mymensingh 453,000
Rupganj 441,000
Rangpur 399,000
Chittagong - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 4,915,000 2.06%
2018 4,816,000 2.01%
2017 4,721,000 2.03%
2016 4,627,000 2.01%
2015 4,536,000 2.00%
2014 4,447,000 2.02%
2013 4,359,000 2.01%
2012 4,273,000 2.01%
2011 4,189,000 2.02%
2010 4,106,000 2.01%
2009 4,025,000 2.00%
2008 3,946,000 2.02%
2007 3,868,000 2.00%
2006 3,792,000 2.02%
2005 3,717,000 2.00%
2004 3,644,000 2.02%
2003 3,572,000 2.03%
2002 3,501,000 2.01%
2001 3,432,000 3.75%
2000 3,308,000 5.12%
1999 3,147,000 5.11%
1998 2,994,000 5.09%
1997 2,849,000 5.13%
1996 2,710,000 5.12%
1995 2,578,000 5.10%
1994 2,453,000 5.10%
1993 2,334,000 5.14%
1992 2,220,000 5.11%
1991 2,112,000 4.40%
1990 2,023,000 4.12%
1989 1,943,000 4.07%
1988 1,867,000 4.13%
1987 1,793,000 4.12%
1986 1,722,000 4.05%
1985 1,655,000 4.15%
1984 1,589,000 4.06%
1983 1,527,000 4.09%
1982 1,467,000 4.12%
1981 1,409,000 5.15%
1980 1,340,000 5.68%
1979 1,268,000 5.67%
1978 1,200,000 5.73%
1977 1,135,000 5.58%
1976 1,075,000 5.70%
1975 1,017,000 5.72%
1974 962,000 6.89%
1973 900,000 7.53%
1972 837,000 7.58%
1971 778,000 7.61%
1970 723,000 7.43%
1969 673,000 7.68%
1968 625,000 7.57%
1967 581,000 7.39%
1966 541,000 7.55%
1965 503,000 7.71%
1964 467,000 7.60%
1963 434,000 7.43%
1962 404,000 7.45%
1961 376,000 4.44%
1960 360,000 2.27%
1959 352,000 2.03%
1958 345,000 2.37%
1957 337,000 2.12%
1956 330,000 2.17%
1955 323,000 2.22%
1954 316,000 2.27%
1953 309,000 1.98%
1952 303,000 2.36%
1951 296,000 2.42%
1950 289,000 0.00%