Asmara, Eritrea 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 Asmara, Eritrea metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Asmara in 2020 is 963,000, a 3.66% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Asmara in 2019 was 929,000, a 3.68% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Asmara in 2018 was 896,000, a 3.7% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Asmara in 2017 was 864,000, a 3.72% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Eritrea
City Name Population
Asmara 963,000
Asmara - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 963,000 3.66%
2019 929,000 3.68%
2018 896,000 3.70%
2017 864,000 3.72%
2016 833,000 3.74%
2015 803,000 3.61%
2014 775,000 3.75%
2013 747,000 3.75%
2012 720,000 3.75%
2011 694,000 3.58%
2010 670,000 3.72%
2009 646,000 3.69%
2008 623,000 3.83%
2007 600,000 3.63%
2006 579,000 3.76%
2005 558,000 3.72%
2004 538,000 3.66%
2003 519,000 3.59%
2002 501,000 5.70%
2001 474,000 5.57%
2000 449,000 5.65%
1999 425,000 5.72%
1998 402,000 5.51%
1997 381,000 1.06%
1996 377,000 0.80%
1995 374,000 0.81%
1994 371,000 0.82%
1993 368,000 1.10%
1992 364,000 0.83%
1991 361,000 0.84%
1990 358,000 4.37%
1989 343,000 4.26%
1988 329,000 4.44%
1987 315,000 4.30%
1986 302,000 4.50%
1985 289,000 4.33%
1984 277,000 2.59%
1983 270,000 2.27%
1982 264,000 2.33%
1981 258,000 2.38%
1980 252,000 2.02%
1979 247,000 2.49%
1978 241,000 2.12%
1977 236,000 2.16%
1976 231,000 2.67%
1975 225,000 2.27%
1974 220,000 2.33%
1973 215,000 1.90%
1972 211,000 2.43%
1971 206,000 2.49%
1970 201,000 2.03%
1969 197,000 2.60%
1968 192,000 2.13%
1967 188,000 6.21%
1966 177,000 5.99%
1965 167,000 6.37%
1964 157,000 6.08%
1963 148,000 6.47%
1962 139,000 6.11%
1961 131,000 6.50%
1960 123,000 6.03%
1959 116,000 6.42%
1958 109,000 5.83%
1957 103,000 6.19%
1956 97,000 6.59%
1955 91,000 5.81%
1954 86,000 6.17%
1953 81,000 6.58%
1952 76,000 7.04%
1951 71,000 5.97%
1950 67,000 0.00%