Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Kuala Lumpur in 2019 is 7,780,000, a 2.86% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Kuala Lumpur in 2018 was 7,564,000, a 3.35% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Kuala Lumpur in 2017 was 7,319,000, a 3.36% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Kuala Lumpur in 2016 was 7,081,000, a 3.36% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Malaysia
City Name Population
Kuala Lumpur 7,780,000
Johor Bahru 1,003,000
Ipoh 800,000
Kuching 602,000
Kota Kinabalu 536,000
Kuantan 491,000
Seremban 465,000
Kuala Terengganu 378,000
Sandakan 371,000
Kota Bharu 343,000
Alor Star 333,000
Kuala Lumpur - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 7,780,000 2.86%
2018 7,564,000 3.35%
2017 7,319,000 3.36%
2016 7,081,000 3.36%
2015 6,851,000 3.35%
2014 6,629,000 3.35%
2013 6,414,000 3.35%
2012 6,206,000 3.35%
2011 6,005,000 3.36%
2010 5,810,000 3.36%
2009 5,621,000 3.35%
2008 5,439,000 3.34%
2007 5,263,000 3.36%
2006 5,092,000 3.35%
2005 4,927,000 3.36%
2004 4,767,000 3.36%
2003 4,612,000 3.34%
2002 4,463,000 3.36%
2001 4,318,000 3.40%
2000 4,176,000 7.02%
1999 3,902,000 7.02%
1998 3,646,000 7.01%
1997 3,407,000 7.00%
1996 3,184,000 7.03%
1995 2,975,000 7.01%
1994 2,780,000 7.01%
1993 2,598,000 7.05%
1992 2,427,000 7.11%
1991 2,266,000 8.01%
1990 2,098,000 8.03%
1989 1,942,000 8.01%
1988 1,798,000 7.99%
1987 1,665,000 7.98%
1986 1,542,000 8.06%
1985 1,427,000 7.94%
1984 1,322,000 8.01%
1983 1,224,000 8.03%
1982 1,133,000 8.01%
1981 1,049,000 8.03%
1980 971,000 8.01%
1979 899,000 7.92%
1978 833,000 8.04%
1977 771,000 7.98%
1976 714,000 8.02%
1975 661,000 8.01%
1974 612,000 7.94%
1973 567,000 8.00%
1972 525,000 8.02%
1971 486,000 7.76%
1970 451,000 2.73%
1969 439,000 2.81%
1968 427,000 2.64%
1967 416,000 2.72%
1966 405,000 2.79%
1965 394,000 2.87%
1964 383,000 2.68%
1963 373,000 2.75%
1962 363,000 2.83%
1961 353,000 2.62%
1960 344,000 2.99%
1959 334,000 2.77%
1958 325,000 2.52%
1957 317,000 2.92%
1956 308,000 2.67%
1955 300,000 2.74%
1954 292,000 2.82%
1953 284,000 2.90%
1952 276,000 2.60%
1951 269,000 2.67%
1950 262,000 0.00%