Chittagong, Bangladesh Metro Area Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Chittagong, Bangladesh metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Chittagong in 2020 is 5,020,000, a 2.14% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Chittagong in 2019 was 4,915,000, a 2.06% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Chittagong in 2018 was 4,816,000, a 2.01% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Chittagong in 2017 was 4,721,000, a 2.03% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Bangladesh
City Name Population
Dhaka 21,006,000
Chittagong 5,020,000
Khulna 954,000
Rajshahi 908,000
Sylhet 852,000
Bogra 775,000
Comilla 589,000
Barisal 484,000
Rupganj 482,000
Mymensingh 460,000
Rangpur 407,000
Chittagong - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 5,020,000 2.14%
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%