Hargeysa, 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 Hargeysa, Somalia metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Hargeysa in 2020 is 989,000, a 4.55% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Hargeysa in 2019 was 946,000, a 4.53% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Hargeysa in 2018 was 905,000, a 5.11% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Hargeysa in 2017 was 861,000, a 5.13% 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
Hargeysa - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 989,000 4.55%
2019 946,000 4.53%
2018 905,000 5.11%
2017 861,000 5.13%
2016 819,000 5.13%
2015 779,000 5.13%
2014 741,000 5.11%
2013 705,000 5.07%
2012 671,000 5.17%
2011 638,000 5.11%
2010 607,000 5.20%
2009 577,000 5.10%
2008 549,000 4.97%
2007 523,000 5.23%
2006 497,000 5.07%
2005 473,000 5.11%
2004 450,000 5.14%
2003 428,000 5.16%
2002 407,000 5.17%
2001 387,000 5.16%
2000 368,000 5.14%
1999 350,000 5.11%
1998 333,000 5.05%
1997 317,000 4.97%
1996 302,000 5.23%
1995 287,000 5.13%
1994 273,000 5.00%
1993 260,000 5.26%
1992 247,000 5.11%
1991 235,000 4.91%
1990 224,000 5.16%
1989 213,000 5.45%
1988 202,000 4.66%
1987 193,000 5.46%
1986 183,000 5.17%
1985 174,000 4.82%
1984 166,000 5.06%
1983 158,000 5.33%
1982 150,000 4.90%
1981 143,000 5.15%
1980 136,000 4.62%
1979 130,000 4.84%
1978 124,000 5.08%
1977 118,000 5.36%
1976 112,000 4.67%
1975 107,000 4.90%
1974 102,000 5.15%
1973 97,000 4.30%
1972 93,000 5.68%
1971 88,000 4.76%
1970 84,000 5.00%
1969 80,000 5.26%
1968 76,000 4.11%
1967 73,000 5.80%
1966 69,000 4.55%
1965 66,000 4.76%
1964 63,000 5.00%
1963 60,000 5.26%
1962 57,000 5.56%
1961 54,000 3.85%
1960 52,000 6.12%
1959 49,000 4.26%
1958 47,000 4.44%
1957 45,000 4.65%
1956 43,000 4.88%
1955 41,000 5.13%
1954 39,000 5.41%
1953 37,000 5.71%
1952 35,000 2.94%
1951 34,000 6.25%
1950 32,000 0.00%