Kinshasa, 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 Kinshasa, 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 Kinshasa in 2020 is 14,342,000, a 4.36% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Kinshasa in 2019 was 13,743,000, a 4.34% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Kinshasa in 2018 was 13,171,000, a 4.33% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Kinshasa in 2017 was 12,624,000, a 4.33% 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
Kinshasa - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 14,342,000 4.36%
2019 13,743,000 4.34%
2018 13,171,000 4.33%
2017 12,624,000 4.33%
2016 12,100,000 4.33%
2015 11,598,000 4.34%
2014 11,116,000 4.33%
2013 10,655,000 4.34%
2012 10,212,000 4.33%
2011 9,788,000 4.33%
2010 9,382,000 4.34%
2009 8,992,000 4.33%
2008 8,619,000 4.33%
2007 8,261,000 4.33%
2006 7,918,000 4.34%
2005 7,589,000 4.33%
2004 7,274,000 4.33%
2003 6,972,000 4.32%
2002 6,683,000 4.32%
2001 6,406,000 4.33%
2000 6,140,000 4.33%
1999 5,885,000 4.33%
1998 5,641,000 4.95%
1997 5,375,000 5.54%
1996 5,093,000 5.55%
1995 4,825,000 5.56%
1994 4,571,000 5.54%
1993 4,331,000 5.53%
1992 4,104,000 5.56%
1991 3,888,000 5.57%
1990 3,683,000 5.53%
1989 3,490,000 5.53%
1988 3,307,000 5.55%
1987 3,133,000 5.56%
1986 2,968,000 5.55%
1985 2,812,000 5.56%
1984 2,664,000 6.73%
1983 2,496,000 6.76%
1982 2,338,000 6.71%
1981 2,191,000 6.72%
1980 2,053,000 6.76%
1979 1,923,000 6.71%
1978 1,802,000 6.75%
1977 1,688,000 6.70%
1976 1,582,000 6.75%
1975 1,482,000 6.77%
1974 1,388,000 6.69%
1973 1,301,000 6.73%
1972 1,219,000 6.74%
1971 1,142,000 6.73%
1970 1,070,000 6.79%
1969 1,002,000 6.71%
1968 939,000 8.06%
1967 869,000 10.00%
1966 790,000 10.18%
1965 717,000 10.14%
1964 651,000 10.15%
1963 591,000 10.06%
1962 537,000 10.04%
1961 488,000 10.16%
1960 443,000 10.20%
1959 402,000 10.14%
1958 365,000 7.67%
1957 339,000 7.62%
1956 315,000 7.88%
1955 292,000 7.35%
1954 272,000 7.94%
1953 252,000 7.69%
1952 234,000 7.83%
1951 217,000 7.43%
1950 202,000 0.00%