Phnom Penh, Cambodia Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Phnom Penh, Cambodia metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Phnom Penh in 2019 is 2,014,000, a 3.18% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Phnom Penh in 2018 was 1,952,000, a 3.12% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Phnom Penh in 2017 was 1,893,000, a 3.16% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Phnom Penh in 2016 was 1,835,000, a 3.15% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Cambodia
City Name Population
Phnom Penh 2,014,000
Phnom Penh - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 2,014,000 3.18%
2018 1,952,000 3.12%
2017 1,893,000 3.16%
2016 1,835,000 3.15%
2015 1,779,000 3.19%
2014 1,724,000 3.17%
2013 1,671,000 3.15%
2012 1,620,000 3.12%
2011 1,571,000 3.15%
2010 1,523,000 3.18%
2009 1,476,000 3.14%
2008 1,431,000 2.88%
2007 1,391,000 2.81%
2006 1,353,000 2.73%
2005 1,317,000 2.81%
2004 1,281,000 2.73%
2003 1,247,000 2.80%
2002 1,213,000 2.80%
2001 1,180,000 2.70%
2000 1,149,000 2.77%
1999 1,118,000 2.76%
1998 1,088,000 7.62%
1997 1,011,000 10.01%
1996 919,000 9.93%
1995 836,000 10.00%
1994 760,000 9.99%
1993 691,000 3.91%
1992 665,000 4.07%
1991 639,000 3.90%
1990 615,000 7.52%
1989 572,000 7.52%
1988 532,000 7.69%
1987 494,000 7.63%
1986 459,000 7.49%
1985 427,000 3.39%
1984 413,000 3.51%
1983 399,000 3.37%
1982 386,000 3.21%
1981 374,000 57.14%
1980 238,000 138.00%
1979 100,000 0.00%
1978 100,000 0.00%
1977 100,000 0.00%
1976 100,000 0.00%
1975 100,000 -94.46%
1974 1,805,000 18.98%
1973 1,517,000 18.98%
1972 1,275,000 19.05%
1971 1,071,000 19.00%
1970 900,000 18.89%
1969 757,000 18.84%
1968 637,000 19.07%
1967 535,000 18.89%
1966 450,000 3.21%
1965 436,000 3.32%
1964 422,000 3.18%
1963 409,000 3.02%
1962 397,000 1.28%
1961 392,000 0.77%
1960 389,000 0.52%
1959 387,000 0.78%
1958 384,000 0.52%
1957 382,000 0.79%
1956 379,000 0.80%
1955 376,000 0.53%
1954 374,000 0.81%
1953 371,000 0.54%
1952 369,000 0.82%
1951 366,000 0.55%
1950 364,000 0.00%