Bamenda, Cameroon 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 Bamenda, Cameroon metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Bamenda in 2020 is 533,000, a 3.7% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Bamenda in 2019 was 514,000, a 3.84% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Bamenda in 2018 was 495,000, a 4.87% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Bamenda in 2017 was 472,000, a 5.12% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Cameroon
City Name Population
Yaounde 3,992,000
Douala 3,663,000
Bamenda 533,000
Loum 498,000
Mbouda 486,000
Bafoussam 424,000
Garoua 346,000
Bamenda - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 533,000 3.70%
2019 514,000 3.84%
2018 495,000 4.87%
2017 472,000 5.12%
2016 449,000 4.91%
2015 428,000 4.90%
2014 408,000 4.88%
2013 389,000 4.85%
2012 371,000 5.10%
2011 353,000 4.75%
2010 337,000 4.98%
2009 321,000 4.90%
2008 306,000 4.79%
2007 292,000 5.04%
2006 278,000 4.91%
2005 265,000 5.16%
2004 252,000 4.56%
2003 241,000 5.24%
2002 229,000 4.57%
2001 219,000 5.29%
2000 208,000 5.05%
1999 198,000 4.76%
1998 189,000 5.00%
1997 180,000 4.65%
1996 172,000 4.88%
1995 164,000 5.13%
1994 156,000 4.70%
1993 149,000 4.93%
1992 142,000 5.19%
1991 135,000 4.65%
1990 129,000 4.88%
1989 123,000 5.13%
1988 117,000 5.41%
1987 111,000 6.73%
1986 104,000 7.22%
1985 97,000 7.78%
1984 90,000 8.43%
1983 83,000 7.79%
1982 77,000 8.45%
1981 71,000 7.58%
1980 66,000 8.20%
1979 61,000 7.02%
1978 57,000 7.55%
1977 53,000 8.16%
1976 49,000 11.36%
1975 44,000 12.82%
1974 39,000 14.71%
1973 34,000 9.68%
1972 31,000 14.81%
1971 27,000 12.50%
1970 24,000 4.35%
1969 23,000 4.55%
1968 22,000 4.76%
1967 21,000 5.00%
1966 20,000 5.26%
1965 19,000 5.56%
1964 18,000 5.88%
1963 17,000 0.00%
1962 17,000 6.25%
1961 16,000 6.67%
1960 15,000 7.14%
1959 14,000 0.00%
1958 14,000 7.69%
1957 13,000 8.33%
1956 12,000 0.00%
1955 12,000 9.09%
1954 11,000 0.00%
1953 11,000 10.00%
1952 10,000 0.00%
1951 10,000 11.11%
1950 9,000 0.00%