Yangon, Myanmar 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 Yangon, Myanmar metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Yangon in 2020 is 5,332,000, a 1.68% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Yangon in 2019 was 5,244,000, a 1.69% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Yangon in 2018 was 5,157,000, a 2.06% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Yangon in 2017 was 5,053,000, a 2.06% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Myanmar
City Name Population
Yangon 5,332,000
Mandalay 1,438,000
Nay Pyi Taw 594,000
Yangon - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 5,332,000 1.68%
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%