Rajshahi, 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 Rajshahi, Bangladesh metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Rajshahi in 2020 is 908,000, a 1.68% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Rajshahi in 2019 was 893,000, a 1.48% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Rajshahi in 2018 was 880,000, a 1.38% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Rajshahi in 2017 was 868,000, a 1.52% 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
Rajshahi - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 908,000 1.68%
2019 893,000 1.48%
2018 880,000 1.38%
2017 868,000 1.52%
2016 855,000 1.42%
2015 843,000 1.44%
2014 831,000 1.34%
2013 820,000 1.49%
2012 808,000 1.38%
2011 797,000 1.40%
2010 786,000 1.55%
2009 774,000 1.31%
2008 764,000 1.46%
2007 753,000 1.48%
2006 742,000 1.37%
2005 732,000 1.53%
2004 721,000 1.41%
2003 711,000 1.43%
2002 701,000 1.45%
2001 691,000 1.92%
2000 678,000 2.26%
1999 663,000 2.31%
1998 648,000 2.21%
1997 634,000 2.26%
1996 620,000 2.31%
1995 606,000 2.36%
1994 592,000 2.25%
1993 579,000 2.30%
1992 566,000 2.35%
1991 553,000 6.14%
1990 521,000 8.09%
1989 482,000 8.07%
1988 446,000 7.99%
1987 413,000 7.83%
1986 383,000 8.19%
1985 354,000 7.93%
1984 328,000 7.89%
1983 304,000 8.19%
1982 281,000 8.08%
1981 260,000 9.24%
1980 238,000 9.68%
1979 217,000 9.60%
1978 198,000 9.39%
1977 181,000 9.70%
1976 165,000 10.00%
1975 150,000 9.49%
1974 137,000 7.87%
1973 127,000 6.72%
1972 119,000 6.25%
1971 112,000 6.67%
1970 105,000 7.14%
1969 98,000 6.52%
1968 92,000 6.98%
1967 86,000 6.17%
1966 81,000 6.58%
1965 76,000 7.04%
1964 71,000 5.97%
1963 67,000 8.06%
1962 62,000 6.90%
1961 58,000 3.57%
1960 56,000 3.70%
1959 54,000 3.85%
1958 52,000 4.00%
1957 50,000 4.17%
1956 48,000 2.13%
1955 47,000 4.44%
1954 45,000 4.65%
1953 43,000 2.38%
1952 42,000 5.00%
1951 40,000 2.56%
1950 39,000 0.00%