Shillong, India 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 Shillong, India metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Shillong in 2020 is 460,000, a 2.68% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Shillong in 2019 was 448,000, a 2.75% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Shillong in 2018 was 436,000, a 2.83% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Shillong in 2017 was 424,000, a 2.91% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in India
City Name Population
Delhi 30,291,000
Mumbai 20,411,000
Calcutta 14,850,000
Bangalore 12,327,000
Madras 10,971,000
Hyderabad 10,004,000
Ahmadabad 8,059,000
Surat 7,185,000
Poona 6,629,000
Jaipur 3,909,000
Lucknow 3,677,000
Calicut 3,555,000
Malappuram 3,391,000
Kanpur 3,124,000
Cochin 3,082,000
Thrissur 3,068,000
Indore 3,017,000
Nagpur 2,893,000
Coimbatore 2,787,000
Thiruvananthapuram 2,585,000
Patna 2,436,000
Bhopal 2,390,000
Agra 2,210,000
Vadodara 2,190,000
Visakhapatnam 2,175,000
Kannur 2,167,000
Nashik 2,066,000
Vijayawada 2,040,000
Rajkot 1,878,000
Ludhiana 1,857,000
Kollam 1,852,000
Madurai 1,734,000
Meerut 1,696,000
Benares 1,665,000
Raipur 1,642,000
Jamshedpur 1,599,000
Srinagar 1,586,000
Aurangabad 1,558,000
Tiruppur 1,496,000
Jodhpur 1,472,000
Jabalpur 1,450,000
Ranchi 1,439,000
Asansol 1,431,000
Allahabad 1,394,000
Kota 1,387,000
Gwalior 1,378,000
Amritsar 1,377,000
Dhanbad 1,331,000
Bareilly 1,255,000
Aligarh 1,211,000
Mysore 1,210,000
Durg-Bhilainagar 1,208,000
Moradabad 1,197,000
Tiruchirappalli 1,165,000
Bhubaneswar 1,163,000
Chandigarh 1,148,000
Gauhati 1,117,000
Hubli-Dharwad 1,117,000
Salem 1,102,000
Jalandhar 1,054,000
Saharanpur 1,054,000
Solapur 1,031,000
Siliguri 1,020,000
Warangal 960,000
Dehradun 919,000
Bhiwandi 859,000
Guntur 854,000
Puducherry 836,000
Firozabad 821,000
Bikaner 772,000
Cherthala 764,000
Gorakhpur 758,000
Amravati 752,000
Nellore 751,000
Cuttack 742,000
Belgaum 725,000
Muzaffarnagar 717,000
Malegaon 716,000
Mangalore 713,000
Jammu 702,000
Bhavnagar 700,000
Kottayam 696,000
Kayamkulam 695,000
Nanded Waghala 690,000
Tirupati 679,000
Durgapur 675,000
Gulbarga 673,000
Kurnool 665,000
Jamnagar 645,000
Jhansi 643,000
Erode 635,000
Bokaro Steel City 634,000
Raurkela 623,000
Kolhapur 619,000
Ajmer 614,000
Ujjain 607,000
Bilaspur 600,000
Patiala 599,000
Mathura 588,000
Sangli 584,000
Imphal 576,000
Agartala 575,000
Udaipur 569,000
Vellore 569,000
Tirunelveli 566,000
Gaya 565,000
Jalgaon 565,000
Tuticorin 561,000
Panipat 548,000
Rajahmundry 544,000
Bellary 521,000
Kakinada 514,000
Davanagere 512,000
Muzaffarpur 504,000
Hosur 494,000
Bhagalpur 479,000
Latur 479,000
Purnia 478,000
Begusarai 468,000
Rohtak 467,000
Shillong 460,000
Bhilwara 452,000
Akola 451,000
Yamunanagar 451,000
Anantapur 449,000
Kadapa 443,000
Sagar 437,000
Alwar 429,000
English Bazar 427,000
Hardwar 426,000
Rampur 426,000
Korba 418,000
Barddhaman 414,000
Bijapur 414,000
Dhule 410,000
Raniganj 410,000
Brahmapur 408,000
Baharampur 407,000
Ahmadnagar 404,000
Karnal 402,000
Junagadh 397,000
Karimnagar 395,000
Dhulian 393,000
Gandhidham 390,000
Dindigul 386,000
Ottappalam 385,000
Shimoga 375,000
Shahjahanpur 374,000
Bihar Sharif 373,000
Anand 372,000
Aizawl 370,000
Bathinda 368,000
Palakkad 368,000
Ichalkaranji 367,000
Santipur 367,000
Tumkur 361,000
Parbhani 359,000
Maunath Bhanjan 358,000
Dewas 356,000
Ranipet 356,000
Hisar 354,000
Roorkee 354,000
Chandrapur 352,000
Darbhanga 351,000
Deoghar 349,000
Habra 348,000
Karur 346,000
Morvi 346,000
Farrukhabad 344,000
Satna 343,000
Jalna 341,000
Kanhangad 340,000
Khammam 339,000
Navsari 339,000
Thanjavur 337,000
Nizamabad 333,000
Arrah 329,000
Haldwani-cum-kathgodam 329,000
Kharagpur 327,000
Hapur 321,000
Ratlam 316,000
Shillong - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 460,000 2.68%
2019 448,000 2.75%
2018 436,000 2.83%
2017 424,000 2.91%
2016 412,000 2.74%
2015 401,000 2.82%
2014 390,000 2.90%
2013 379,000 2.99%
2012 368,000 2.79%
2011 358,000 2.87%
2010 348,000 2.96%
2009 338,000 2.74%
2008 329,000 2.81%
2007 320,000 2.89%
2006 311,000 2.98%
2005 302,000 2.72%
2004 294,000 2.80%
2003 286,000 2.88%
2002 278,000 2.96%
2001 270,000 2.27%
2000 264,000 1.54%
1999 260,000 1.96%
1998 255,000 2.00%
1997 250,000 1.63%
1996 246,000 1.65%
1995 242,000 2.11%
1994 237,000 1.72%
1993 233,000 1.75%
1992 229,000 1.78%
1991 225,000 2.27%
1990 220,000 2.80%
1989 214,000 2.39%
1988 209,000 2.45%
1987 204,000 2.51%
1986 199,000 2.58%
1985 194,000 2.11%
1984 190,000 2.70%
1983 185,000 2.21%
1982 181,000 2.84%
1981 176,000 2.92%
1980 171,000 3.64%
1979 165,000 3.77%
1978 159,000 3.92%
1977 153,000 3.38%
1976 148,000 3.50%
1975 143,000 3.62%
1974 138,000 3.76%
1973 133,000 3.91%
1972 128,000 3.23%
1971 124,000 2.48%
1970 121,000 1.68%
1969 119,000 1.71%
1968 117,000 1.74%
1967 115,000 1.77%
1966 113,000 1.80%
1965 111,000 1.83%
1964 109,000 1.87%
1963 107,000 1.90%
1962 105,000 1.94%
1961 103,000 4.04%
1960 99,000 6.45%
1959 93,000 5.68%
1958 88,000 6.02%
1957 83,000 5.06%
1956 79,000 5.33%
1955 75,000 5.63%
1954 71,000 5.97%
1953 67,000 6.35%
1952 63,000 5.00%
1951 60,000 5.26%
1950 57,000 0.00%