Douala, 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 Douala, Cameroon metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Douala in 2020 is 3,663,000, a 3.59% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Douala in 2019 was 3,536,000, a 3.63% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Douala in 2018 was 3,412,000, a 4.69% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Douala in 2017 was 3,259,000, a 4.72% 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
Douala - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 3,663,000 3.59%
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%