Garoua, 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 Garoua, Cameroon metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Garoua in 2020 is 346,000, a 2.06% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Garoua in 2019 was 339,000, a 1.8% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Garoua in 2018 was 333,000, a 2.78% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Garoua in 2017 was 324,000, a 2.53% 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
Garoua - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 346,000 2.06%
2019 339,000 1.80%
2018 333,000 2.78%
2017 324,000 2.53%
2016 316,000 2.93%
2015 307,000 2.68%
2014 299,000 2.75%
2013 291,000 2.83%
2012 283,000 2.91%
2011 275,000 2.61%
2010 268,000 2.68%
2009 261,000 2.76%
2008 254,000 2.83%
2007 247,000 2.92%
2006 240,000 2.56%
2005 234,000 3.08%
2004 227,000 2.71%
2003 221,000 2.79%
2002 215,000 2.87%
2001 209,000 2.45%
2000 204,000 3.03%
1999 198,000 2.59%
1998 193,000 2.66%
1997 188,000 2.73%
1996 183,000 2.81%
1995 178,000 2.89%
1994 173,000 2.98%
1993 168,000 2.44%
1992 164,000 3.14%
1991 159,000 2.58%
1990 155,000 2.65%
1989 151,000 2.72%
1988 147,000 2.80%
1987 143,000 6.72%
1986 134,000 7.20%
1985 125,000 7.76%
1984 116,000 7.41%
1983 108,000 8.00%
1982 100,000 7.53%
1981 93,000 6.90%
1980 87,000 7.41%
1979 81,000 8.00%
1978 75,000 7.14%
1977 70,000 7.69%
1976 65,000 14.04%
1975 57,000 14.00%
1974 50,000 16.28%
1973 43,000 16.22%
1972 37,000 15.63%
1971 32,000 14.29%
1970 28,000 7.69%
1969 26,000 8.33%
1968 24,000 4.35%
1967 23,000 9.52%
1966 21,000 5.00%
1965 20,000 5.26%
1964 19,000 11.76%
1963 17,000 6.25%
1962 16,000 6.67%
1961 15,000 7.14%
1960 14,000 7.69%
1959 13,000 8.33%
1958 12,000 0.00%
1957 12,000 9.09%
1956 11,000 10.00%
1955 10,000 0.00%
1954 10,000 11.11%
1953 9,000 12.50%
1952 8,000 0.00%
1951 8,000 14.29%
1950 7,000 0.00%