Yaounde, 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 Yaounde, Cameroon metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Yaounde in 2020 is 3,992,000, a 4.45% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Yaounde in 2019 was 3,822,000, a 4.54% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Yaounde in 2018 was 3,656,000, a 5.7% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Yaounde in 2017 was 3,459,000, a 5.68% 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
Yaounde - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 3,992,000 4.45%
2019 3,822,000 4.54%
2018 3,656,000 5.70%
2017 3,459,000 5.68%
2016 3,273,000 5.68%
2015 3,097,000 5.70%
2014 2,930,000 5.66%
2013 2,773,000 5.72%
2012 2,623,000 5.68%
2011 2,482,000 5.66%
2010 2,349,000 5.72%
2009 2,222,000 5.66%
2008 2,103,000 5.68%
2007 1,990,000 5.68%
2006 1,883,000 5.73%
2005 1,781,000 5.63%
2004 1,686,000 5.71%
2003 1,595,000 5.70%
2002 1,509,000 5.67%
2001 1,428,000 5.70%
2000 1,351,000 5.71%
1999 1,278,000 5.71%
1998 1,209,000 5.68%
1997 1,144,000 5.63%
1996 1,083,000 5.66%
1995 1,025,000 5.78%
1994 969,000 5.67%
1993 917,000 5.65%
1992 868,000 5.72%
1991 821,000 5.66%
1990 777,000 5.71%
1989 735,000 5.60%
1988 696,000 5.78%
1987 658,000 6.47%
1986 618,000 6.92%
1985 578,000 6.84%
1984 541,000 6.92%
1983 506,000 6.75%
1982 474,000 6.76%
1981 444,000 6.99%
1980 415,000 6.96%
1979 388,000 6.59%
1978 364,000 7.06%
1977 340,000 6.92%
1976 318,000 8.90%
1975 292,000 9.77%
1974 266,000 9.92%
1973 242,000 9.50%
1972 221,000 9.95%
1971 201,000 9.84%
1970 183,000 9.58%
1969 167,000 10.60%
1968 151,000 10.22%
1967 137,000 10.48%
1966 124,000 10.71%
1965 112,000 10.89%
1964 101,000 6.32%
1963 95,000 5.56%
1962 90,000 9.76%
1961 82,000 9.33%
1960 75,000 8.70%
1959 69,000 9.52%
1958 63,000 8.62%
1957 58,000 9.43%
1956 53,000 8.16%
1955 49,000 8.89%
1954 45,000 9.76%
1953 41,000 7.89%
1952 38,000 8.57%
1951 35,000 9.38%
1950 32,000 0.00%