Kismaayo, 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 Kismaayo, Somalia metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Kismaayo in 2020 is 471,000, a 4.2% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Kismaayo in 2019 was 452,000, a 4.39% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Kismaayo in 2018 was 433,000, a 4.84% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Kismaayo in 2017 was 413,000, a 4.82% 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
Kismaayo - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 471,000 4.20%
2019 452,000 4.39%
2018 433,000 4.84%
2017 413,000 4.82%
2016 394,000 5.07%
2015 375,000 4.75%
2014 358,000 4.99%
2013 341,000 4.60%
2012 326,000 5.16%
2011 310,000 4.73%
2010 296,000 4.96%
2009 282,000 4.83%
2008 269,000 4.67%
2007 257,000 4.90%
2006 245,000 5.15%
2005 233,000 4.48%
2004 223,000 5.19%
2003 212,000 4.95%
2002 202,000 4.66%
2001 193,000 4.89%
2000 184,000 5.14%
1999 175,000 4.79%
1998 167,000 4.38%
1997 160,000 5.26%
1996 152,000 4.83%
1995 145,000 5.07%
1994 138,000 4.55%
1993 132,000 4.76%
1992 126,000 5.00%
1991 120,000 5.26%
1990 114,000 4.59%
1989 109,000 4.81%
1988 104,000 5.05%
1987 99,000 4.21%
1986 95,000 5.56%
1985 90,000 4.65%
1984 86,000 10.26%
1983 78,000 11.43%
1982 70,000 9.38%
1981 64,000 8.47%
1980 59,000 9.26%
1979 54,000 8.00%
1978 50,000 8.70%
1977 46,000 9.52%
1976 42,000 7.69%
1975 39,000 8.33%
1974 36,000 9.09%
1973 33,000 10.00%
1972 30,000 11.11%
1971 27,000 8.00%
1970 25,000 13.64%
1969 22,000 10.00%
1968 20,000 11.11%
1967 18,000 12.50%
1966 16,000 6.67%
1965 15,000 15.38%
1964 13,000 8.33%
1963 12,000 9.09%
1962 11,000 10.00%
1961 10,000 11.11%
1960 9,000 12.50%
1959 8,000 14.29%
1958 7,000 0.00%
1957 7,000 16.67%
1956 6,000 20.00%
1955 5,000 0.00%
1954 5,000 25.00%
1953 4,000 0.00%
1952 4,000 0.00%
1951 4,000 33.33%
1950 3,000 0.00%