Bukavu, Republic of Congo 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 Bukavu, Republic of Congo metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Bukavu in 2020 is 1,078,000, a 5.17% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Bukavu in 2019 was 1,025,000, a 5.34% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Bukavu in 2018 was 973,000, a 5.3% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Bukavu in 2017 was 924,000, a 5.24% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Republic of Congo
City Name Population
Kinshasa 14,342,000
Mbuji-Mayi 2,525,000
Lubumbashi 2,478,000
Kananga 1,458,000
Kisangani 1,261,000
Bukavu 1,078,000
Tshikapa 919,000
Bunia 679,000
Goma 634,000
Uvira 590,000
Likasi 568,000
Kikwit 507,000
Kolwezi 495,000
Kabinda 466,000
Mbandaka 443,000
Matadi 390,000
Bukavu - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 1,078,000 5.17%
2019 1,025,000 5.34%
2018 973,000 5.30%
2017 924,000 5.24%
2016 878,000 5.40%
2015 833,000 5.31%
2014 791,000 5.33%
2013 751,000 5.18%
2012 714,000 5.31%
2011 678,000 5.44%
2010 643,000 5.24%
2009 611,000 5.34%
2008 580,000 5.26%
2007 551,000 5.35%
2006 523,000 5.23%
2005 497,000 5.30%
2004 472,000 5.36%
2003 448,000 5.41%
2002 425,000 5.20%
2001 404,000 5.21%
2000 384,000 5.49%
1999 364,000 5.20%
1998 346,000 5.17%
1997 329,000 5.45%
1996 312,000 5.41%
1995 296,000 5.34%
1994 281,000 5.24%
1993 267,000 5.12%
1992 254,000 5.39%
1991 241,000 5.24%
1990 229,000 5.53%
1989 217,000 5.34%
1988 206,000 5.10%
1987 196,000 5.38%
1986 186,000 5.08%
1985 177,000 5.36%
1984 168,000 1.20%
1983 166,000 1.22%
1982 164,000 1.86%
1981 161,000 1.26%
1980 159,000 1.27%
1979 157,000 1.29%
1978 155,000 1.31%
1977 153,000 1.32%
1976 151,000 1.34%
1975 149,000 1.36%
1974 147,000 1.38%
1973 145,000 1.40%
1972 143,000 1.42%
1971 141,000 1.44%
1970 139,000 11.20%
1969 125,000 11.61%
1968 112,000 10.89%
1967 101,000 10.99%
1966 91,000 12.35%
1965 81,000 10.96%
1964 73,000 10.61%
1963 66,000 11.86%
1962 59,000 11.32%
1961 53,000 10.42%
1960 48,000 11.63%
1959 43,000 13.16%
1958 38,000 8.57%
1957 35,000 12.90%
1956 31,000 10.71%
1955 28,000 12.00%
1954 25,000 13.64%
1953 22,000 10.00%
1952 20,000 11.11%
1951 18,000 12.50%
1950 16,000 0.00%