Mekele, Ethiopia Metro Area Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Mekele, Ethiopia metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Mekele in 2020 is 524,000, a 3.76% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Mekele in 2019 was 505,000, a 3.48% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Mekele in 2018 was 488,000, a 3.39% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Mekele in 2017 was 472,000, a 3.51% 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
Mekele - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 524,000 3.76%
2019 505,000 3.48%
2018 488,000 3.39%
2017 472,000 3.51%
2016 456,000 3.64%
2015 440,000 9.18%
2014 403,000 9.21%
2013 369,000 9.17%
2012 338,000 9.03%
2011 310,000 9.54%
2010 283,000 8.85%
2009 260,000 9.24%
2008 238,000 9.17%
2007 218,000 6.86%
2006 204,000 6.81%
2005 191,000 6.11%
2004 180,000 6.51%
2003 169,000 6.96%
2002 158,000 6.76%
2001 148,000 6.47%
2000 139,000 6.11%
1999 131,000 6.50%
1998 123,000 6.96%
1997 115,000 6.48%
1996 108,000 6.93%
1995 101,000 5.21%
1994 96,000 4.35%
1993 92,000 4.55%
1992 88,000 4.76%
1991 84,000 5.00%
1990 80,000 3.90%
1989 77,000 4.05%
1988 74,000 4.23%
1987 71,000 4.41%
1986 68,000 4.62%
1985 65,000 4.84%
1984 62,000 5.08%
1983 59,000 3.51%
1982 57,000 5.56%
1981 54,000 3.85%
1980 52,000 4.00%
1979 50,000 4.17%
1978 48,000 4.35%
1977 46,000 4.55%
1976 44,000 4.76%
1975 42,000 5.00%
1974 40,000 5.26%
1973 38,000 2.70%
1972 37,000 5.71%
1971 35,000 2.94%
1970 34,000 6.25%
1969 32,000 3.23%
1968 31,000 3.33%
1967 30,000 7.14%
1966 28,000 3.70%
1965 27,000 3.85%
1964 26,000 4.00%
1963 25,000 4.17%
1962 24,000 4.35%
1961 23,000 4.55%
1960 22,000 4.76%
1959 21,000 5.00%
1958 20,000 5.26%
1957 19,000 5.56%
1956 18,000 0.00%
1955 18,000 5.88%
1954 17,000 6.25%
1953 16,000 6.67%
1952 15,000 0.00%
1951 15,000 7.14%
1950 14,000 0.00%