Berbera, Somalia 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 Berbera, Somalia metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Berbera in 2020 is 499,000, a 4.39% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Berbera in 2019 was 478,000, a 4.6% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Berbera in 2018 was 457,000, a 5.3% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Berbera in 2017 was 434,000, a 5.08% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Somalia
City Name Population
Mogadishu 2,282,000
Hargeysa 989,000
Merca 666,000
Berbera 499,000
Kismaayo 471,000
Berbera - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 499,000 4.39%
2019 478,000 4.60%
2018 457,000 5.30%
2017 434,000 5.08%
2016 413,000 5.09%
2015 393,000 5.08%
2014 374,000 5.35%
2013 355,000 5.03%
2012 338,000 4.97%
2011 322,000 5.23%
2010 306,000 5.15%
2009 291,000 5.05%
2008 277,000 5.32%
2007 263,000 5.20%
2006 250,000 5.04%
2005 238,000 5.31%
2004 226,000 5.12%
2003 215,000 4.88%
2002 205,000 5.13%
2001 195,000 5.41%
2000 185,000 5.11%
1999 176,000 4.76%
1998 168,000 5.66%
1997 159,000 4.61%
1996 152,000 5.56%
1995 144,000 5.11%
1994 137,000 5.38%
1993 130,000 4.84%
1992 124,000 5.08%
1991 118,000 5.36%
1990 112,000 4.67%
1989 107,000 5.94%
1988 101,000 5.21%
1987 96,000 4.35%
1986 92,000 5.75%
1985 87,000 4.82%
1984 83,000 6.41%
1983 78,000 6.85%
1982 73,000 5.80%
1981 69,000 6.15%
1980 65,000 6.56%
1979 61,000 5.17%
1978 58,000 7.41%
1977 54,000 5.88%
1976 51,000 6.25%
1975 48,000 6.67%
1974 45,000 4.65%
1973 43,000 7.50%
1972 40,000 5.26%
1971 38,000 8.57%
1970 35,000 6.06%
1969 33,000 6.45%
1968 31,000 3.33%
1967 30,000 7.14%
1966 28,000 7.69%
1965 26,000 4.00%
1964 25,000 8.70%
1963 23,000 4.55%
1962 22,000 10.00%
1961 20,000 5.26%
1960 19,000 5.56%
1959 18,000 5.88%
1958 17,000 6.25%
1957 16,000 6.67%
1956 15,000 7.14%
1955 14,000 7.69%
1954 13,000 0.00%
1953 13,000 8.33%
1952 12,000 9.09%
1951 11,000 10.00%
1950 10,000 0.00%