Asmara, Eritrea Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Asmara, Eritrea metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Asmara in 2019 is 929,000, a 3.68% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Asmara in 2018 was 896,000, a 3.7% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Asmara in 2017 was 864,000, a 3.72% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Asmara in 2016 was 833,000, a 3.74% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Eritrea
City Name Population
Asmara 929,000
Asmara - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%