Dire Dawa, Ethiopia Metro Area Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Dire Dawa, Ethiopia metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Dire Dawa in 2020 is 408,000, a 4.35% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Dire Dawa in 2019 was 391,000, a 4.27% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Dire Dawa in 2018 was 375,000, a 4.46% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Dire Dawa in 2017 was 359,000, a 4.36% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Ethiopia
City Name Population
Addis Ababa 4,794,000
Mekele 524,000
Dire Dawa 408,000
Nazret 378,000
Gondar 362,000
Dire Dawa - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 408,000 4.35%
2019 391,000 4.27%
2018 375,000 4.46%
2017 359,000 4.36%
2016 344,000 4.24%
2015 330,000 4.43%
2014 316,000 4.29%
2013 303,000 4.48%
2012 290,000 4.32%
2011 278,000 4.51%
2010 266,000 4.31%
2009 255,000 4.51%
2008 244,000 4.27%
2007 234,000 3.08%
2006 227,000 2.71%
2005 221,000 2.79%
2004 215,000 2.87%
2003 209,000 2.45%
2002 204,000 3.03%
2001 198,000 2.59%
2000 193,000 2.66%
1999 188,000 2.73%
1998 183,000 2.81%
1997 178,000 2.89%
1996 173,000 2.98%
1995 168,000 3.07%
1994 163,000 5.16%
1993 155,000 5.44%
1992 147,000 5.00%
1991 140,000 5.26%
1990 133,000 4.72%
1989 127,000 4.96%
1988 121,000 5.22%
1987 115,000 5.50%
1986 109,000 4.81%
1985 104,000 5.05%
1984 99,000 5.32%
1983 94,000 5.62%
1982 89,000 4.71%
1981 85,000 4.94%
1980 81,000 5.19%
1979 77,000 5.48%
1978 73,000 4.29%
1977 70,000 6.06%
1976 66,000 4.76%
1975 63,000 5.00%
1974 60,000 5.26%
1973 57,000 5.56%
1972 54,000 3.85%
1971 52,000 6.12%
1970 49,000 4.26%
1969 47,000 4.44%
1968 45,000 7.14%
1967 42,000 5.00%
1966 40,000 5.26%
1965 38,000 2.70%
1964 37,000 5.71%
1963 35,000 6.06%
1962 33,000 6.45%
1961 31,000 3.33%
1960 30,000 7.14%
1959 28,000 3.70%
1958 27,000 3.85%
1957 26,000 4.00%
1956 25,000 8.70%
1955 23,000 4.55%
1954 22,000 4.76%
1953 21,000 5.00%
1952 20,000 5.26%
1951 19,000 5.56%
1950 18,000 0.00%