Lubumbashi, Republic of Congo Metro Area Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Lubumbashi, 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 Lubumbashi in 2020 is 2,478,000, a 4.25% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Lubumbashi in 2019 was 2,377,000, a 4.21% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Lubumbashi in 2018 was 2,281,000, a 4.16% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Lubumbashi in 2017 was 2,190,000, a 4.24% 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
Lubumbashi - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 2,478,000 4.25%
2019 2,377,000 4.21%
2018 2,281,000 4.16%
2017 2,190,000 4.24%
2016 2,101,000 4.16%
2015 2,017,000 4.18%
2014 1,936,000 4.20%
2013 1,858,000 4.21%
2012 1,783,000 4.21%
2011 1,711,000 4.20%
2010 1,642,000 4.19%
2009 1,576,000 4.16%
2008 1,513,000 4.20%
2007 1,452,000 4.24%
2006 1,393,000 4.19%
2005 1,337,000 4.21%
2004 1,283,000 4.14%
2003 1,232,000 4.23%
2002 1,182,000 4.14%
2001 1,135,000 4.22%
2000 1,089,000 4.21%
1999 1,045,000 4.19%
1998 1,003,000 4.15%
1997 963,000 4.22%
1996 924,000 4.17%
1995 887,000 4.23%
1994 851,000 4.16%
1993 817,000 4.21%
1992 784,000 4.12%
1991 753,000 4.29%
1990 722,000 4.18%
1989 693,000 4.05%
1988 666,000 4.23%
1987 639,000 4.24%
1986 613,000 4.25%
1985 588,000 4.07%
1984 565,000 4.05%
1983 543,000 4.02%
1982 522,000 3.98%
1981 502,000 4.15%
1980 482,000 3.88%
1979 464,000 4.04%
1978 446,000 4.21%
1977 428,000 3.88%
1976 412,000 4.04%
1975 396,000 3.94%
1974 381,000 4.10%
1973 366,000 3.98%
1972 352,000 4.14%
1971 338,000 4.00%
1970 325,000 5.18%
1969 309,000 5.46%
1968 293,000 5.40%
1967 278,000 5.30%
1966 264,000 5.18%
1965 251,000 5.46%
1964 238,000 5.31%
1963 226,000 5.12%
1962 215,000 5.39%
1961 204,000 5.15%
1960 194,000 5.43%
1959 184,000 5.75%
1958 174,000 5.45%
1957 165,000 5.10%
1956 157,000 8.28%
1955 145,000 7.41%
1954 135,000 8.00%
1953 125,000 7.76%
1952 116,000 8.41%
1951 107,000 11.46%
1950 96,000 0.00%