Bujumbura, Burundi 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 Bujumbura, Burundi metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Bujumbura in 2020 is 1,013,000, a 6.18% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Bujumbura in 2019 was 954,000, a 6.12% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Bujumbura in 2018 was 899,000, a 6.14% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Bujumbura in 2017 was 847,000, a 6.27% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Burundi
City Name Population
Bujumbura 1,013,000
Bujumbura - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 1,013,000 6.18%
2019 954,000 6.12%
2018 899,000 6.14%
2017 847,000 6.27%
2016 797,000 6.13%
2015 751,000 6.22%
2014 707,000 6.16%
2013 666,000 6.22%
2012 627,000 6.09%
2011 591,000 6.29%
2010 556,000 6.11%
2009 524,000 6.29%
2008 493,000 6.02%
2007 465,000 6.16%
2006 438,000 6.31%
2005 412,000 6.19%
2004 388,000 6.30%
2003 365,000 3.40%
2002 353,000 3.52%
2001 341,000 3.33%
2000 330,000 3.45%
1999 319,000 3.57%
1998 308,000 3.36%
1997 298,000 3.47%
1996 288,000 3.60%
1995 278,000 3.35%
1994 269,000 3.46%
1993 260,000 3.59%
1992 251,000 3.29%
1991 243,000 3.85%
1990 234,000 3.08%
1989 227,000 3.65%
1988 219,000 3.30%
1987 212,000 3.41%
1986 205,000 3.54%
1985 198,000 3.66%
1984 191,000 3.24%
1983 185,000 3.35%
1982 179,000 3.47%
1981 173,000 3.59%
1980 167,000 3.73%
1979 161,000 5.92%
1978 152,000 6.29%
1977 143,000 5.93%
1976 135,000 6.30%
1975 127,000 5.83%
1974 120,000 6.19%
1973 113,000 6.60%
1972 106,000 6.00%
1971 100,000 6.38%
1970 94,000 5.62%
1969 89,000 5.95%
1968 84,000 5.00%
1967 80,000 6.67%
1966 75,000 5.63%
1965 71,000 9.23%
1964 65,000 10.17%
1963 59,000 9.26%
1962 54,000 8.00%
1961 50,000 8.70%
1960 46,000 9.52%
1959 42,000 10.53%
1958 38,000 8.57%
1957 35,000 9.38%
1956 32,000 10.34%
1955 29,000 7.41%
1954 27,000 8.00%
1953 25,000 13.64%
1952 22,000 4.76%
1951 21,000 10.53%
1950 19,000 0.00%