Yangon, Myanmar Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Yangon, Myanmar metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Yangon in 2019 is 5,244,000, a 1.69% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Yangon in 2018 was 5,157,000, a 2.06% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Yangon in 2017 was 5,053,000, a 2.06% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Yangon in 2016 was 4,951,000, a 2.06% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Myanmar
City Name Population
Yangon 5,244,000
Mandalay 1,406,000
Nay Pyi Taw 546,000
Yangon - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 5,244,000 1.69%
2018 5,157,000 2.06%
2017 5,053,000 2.06%
2016 4,951,000 2.06%
2015 4,851,000 2.06%
2014 4,753,000 2.06%
2013 4,657,000 2.04%
2012 4,564,000 2.08%
2011 4,471,000 2.05%
2010 4,381,000 2.05%
2009 4,293,000 2.07%
2008 4,206,000 2.06%
2007 4,121,000 2.06%
2006 4,038,000 2.07%
2005 3,956,000 2.04%
2004 3,877,000 2.08%
2003 3,798,000 2.04%
2002 3,722,000 2.08%
2001 3,646,000 2.04%
2000 3,573,000 2.06%
1999 3,501,000 2.07%
1998 3,430,000 2.05%
1997 3,361,000 2.06%
1996 3,293,000 2.08%
1995 3,226,000 2.06%
1994 3,161,000 2.07%
1993 3,097,000 2.04%
1992 3,035,000 2.05%
1991 2,974,000 2.06%
1990 2,914,000 2.07%
1989 2,855,000 2.07%
1988 2,797,000 2.04%
1987 2,741,000 2.09%
1986 2,685,000 2.05%
1985 2,631,000 2.06%
1984 2,578,000 2.06%
1983 2,526,000 2.02%
1982 2,476,000 2.06%
1981 2,426,000 2.02%
1980 2,378,000 2.02%
1979 2,331,000 2.01%
1978 2,285,000 2.05%
1977 2,239,000 2.00%
1976 2,195,000 2.05%
1975 2,151,000 2.04%
1974 2,108,000 1.98%
1973 2,067,000 2.02%
1972 2,026,000 2.07%
1971 1,985,000 2.00%
1970 1,946,000 2.05%
1969 1,907,000 2.03%
1968 1,869,000 2.02%
1967 1,832,000 2.00%
1966 1,796,000 2.05%
1965 1,760,000 2.03%
1964 1,725,000 2.01%
1963 1,691,000 2.05%
1962 1,657,000 2.03%
1961 1,624,000 2.01%
1960 1,592,000 2.05%
1959 1,560,000 2.03%
1958 1,529,000 2.00%
1957 1,499,000 2.04%
1956 1,469,000 2.01%
1955 1,440,000 2.06%
1954 1,411,000 2.02%
1953 1,383,000 1.99%
1952 1,356,000 2.03%
1951 1,329,000 2.07%
1950 1,302,000 0.00%