Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Addis Ababa, Ethiopia metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Addis Ababa in 2021 is 5,006,000, a 4.42% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Addis Ababa in 2020 was 4,794,000, a 4.4% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Addis Ababa in 2019 was 4,592,000, a 4.36% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Addis Ababa in 2018 was 4,400,000, a 4.36% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Ethiopia
City Name Population
Addis Ababa 5,006,000
Mekele 544,000
Dire Dawa 426,000
Nazret 394,000
Gondar 378,000
Addis Ababa - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 5,006,000 4.42%
2020 4,794,000 4.40%
2019 4,592,000 4.36%
2018 4,400,000 4.36%
2017 4,216,000 4.36%
2016 4,040,000 4.37%
2015 3,871,000 4.37%
2014 3,709,000 4.36%
2013 3,554,000 4.38%
2012 3,405,000 4.35%
2011 3,263,000 4.38%
2010 3,126,000 4.34%
2009 2,996,000 4.35%
2008 2,871,000 4.40%
2007 2,750,000 2.27%
2006 2,689,000 2.09%
2005 2,634,000 2.05%
2004 2,581,000 2.10%
2003 2,528,000 2.10%
2002 2,476,000 2.06%
2001 2,426,000 2.06%
2000 2,377,000 2.10%
1999 2,328,000 2.06%
1998 2,281,000 2.10%
1997 2,234,000 2.06%
1996 2,189,000 2.10%
1995 2,144,000 2.58%
1994 2,090,000 3.93%
1993 2,011,000 3.93%
1992 1,935,000 3.98%
1991 1,861,000 3.91%
1990 1,791,000 3.95%
1989 1,723,000 3.92%
1988 1,658,000 3.95%
1987 1,595,000 3.98%
1986 1,534,000 3.93%
1985 1,476,000 3.94%
1984 1,420,000 4.72%
1983 1,356,000 4.87%
1982 1,293,000 4.87%
1981 1,233,000 4.94%
1980 1,175,000 4.91%
1979 1,120,000 4.87%
1978 1,068,000 4.91%
1977 1,018,000 4.84%
1976 971,000 4.86%
1975 926,000 4.87%
1974 883,000 4.99%
1973 841,000 4.86%
1972 802,000 4.84%
1971 765,000 4.94%
1970 729,000 4.89%
1969 695,000 4.83%
1968 663,000 4.91%
1967 632,000 2.93%
1966 614,000 2.85%
1965 597,000 2.75%
1964 581,000 2.83%
1963 565,000 2.91%
1962 549,000 2.81%
1961 534,000 2.89%
1960 519,000 2.77%
1959 505,000 2.85%
1958 491,000 2.94%
1957 477,000 2.80%
1956 464,000 2.88%
1955 451,000 2.73%
1954 439,000 3.05%
1953 426,000 2.65%
1952 415,000 2.98%
1951 403,000 2.81%
1950 392,000 0.00%