Douala, Cameroon Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Douala, Cameroon metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Douala in 2019 is 3,536,000, a 3.63% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Douala in 2018 was 3,412,000, a 4.69% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Douala in 2017 was 3,259,000, a 4.72% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Douala in 2016 was 3,112,000, a 4.71% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Cameroon
City Name Population
Yaounde 3,822,000
Douala 3,536,000
Bamenda 514,000
Loum 472,000
Mbouda 455,000
Bafoussam 411,000
Garoua 339,000
Douala - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 3,536,000 3.63%
2018 3,412,000 4.69%
2017 3,259,000 4.72%
2016 3,112,000 4.71%
2015 2,972,000 4.72%
2014 2,838,000 4.68%
2013 2,711,000 4.71%
2012 2,589,000 4.73%
2011 2,472,000 4.70%
2010 2,361,000 4.70%
2009 2,255,000 4.74%
2008 2,153,000 4.67%
2007 2,057,000 4.74%
2006 1,964,000 4.69%
2005 1,876,000 4.75%
2004 1,791,000 4.68%
2003 1,711,000 4.71%
2002 1,634,000 4.74%
2001 1,560,000 4.70%
2000 1,490,000 4.71%
1999 1,423,000 4.71%
1998 1,359,000 4.70%
1997 1,298,000 4.68%
1996 1,240,000 4.73%
1995 1,184,000 4.69%
1994 1,131,000 4.72%
1993 1,080,000 4.75%
1992 1,031,000 4.67%
1991 985,000 4.79%
1990 940,000 4.68%
1989 898,000 4.66%
1988 858,000 4.76%
1987 819,000 5.13%
1986 779,000 5.27%
1985 740,000 5.41%
1984 702,000 5.25%
1983 667,000 5.37%
1982 633,000 5.32%
1981 601,000 5.25%
1980 571,000 5.35%
1979 542,000 5.45%
1978 514,000 5.33%
1977 488,000 5.17%
1976 464,000 7.16%
1975 433,000 7.98%
1974 401,000 7.51%
1973 373,000 7.80%
1972 346,000 7.79%
1971 321,000 7.72%
1970 298,000 7.97%
1969 276,000 7.81%
1968 256,000 7.56%
1967 238,000 7.69%
1966 221,000 7.80%
1965 205,000 7.89%
1964 190,000 5.56%
1963 180,000 5.88%
1962 170,000 5.59%
1961 161,000 5.23%
1960 153,000 6.25%
1959 144,000 5.11%
1958 137,000 6.20%
1957 129,000 4.88%
1956 123,000 5.13%
1955 117,000 4.46%
1954 112,000 4.67%
1953 107,000 3.88%
1952 103,000 4.04%
1951 99,000 4.21%
1950 95,000 0.00%