Medan, Indonesia 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 Medan, Indonesia metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Medan in 2020 is 2,338,000, a 1.17% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Medan in 2019 was 2,311,000, a 1.14% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Medan in 2018 was 2,285,000, a 1.06% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Medan in 2017 was 2,261,000, a 1.03% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Indonesia
City Name Population
Jakarta 10,770,000
Bekasi 3,394,000
Surabaya 2,944,000
Depok 2,727,000
Bandung 2,580,000
Tangerang 2,339,000
Medan 2,338,000
Semarang 1,866,000
Palembang 1,723,000
Ujung Pandang 1,584,000
Batam 1,546,000
Pekan Baru 1,205,000
Bogor 1,160,000
Bandar Lampung 1,092,000
Tasikmalaya 1,056,000
Samarinda 1,010,000
Denpasar 987,000
Padang 980,000
Malang 887,000
Banjarmasin 732,000
Balikpapan 682,000
Pontianak 668,000
Jambi 626,000
Surakarta 527,000
Ambon 513,000
Mataram 505,000
Manado 443,000
Yogyakarta 440,000
Bengkulu 401,000
Sukabumi 340,000
Cirebon 320,000
Jayapura 314,000
Pekalongan 313,000
Medan - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 2,338,000 1.17%
2019 2,311,000 1.14%
2018 2,285,000 1.06%
2017 2,261,000 1.03%
2016 2,238,000 1.04%
2015 2,215,000 1.10%
2014 2,191,000 1.01%
2013 2,169,000 1.07%
2012 2,146,000 1.08%
2011 2,123,000 1.05%
2010 2,101,000 0.96%
2009 2,081,000 0.92%
2008 2,062,000 0.98%
2007 2,042,000 0.94%
2006 2,023,000 0.95%
2005 2,004,000 0.96%
2004 1,985,000 0.92%
2003 1,967,000 0.98%
2002 1,948,000 0.93%
2001 1,930,000 0.94%
2000 1,912,000 1.06%
1999 1,892,000 1.01%
1998 1,873,000 1.02%
1997 1,854,000 1.04%
1996 1,835,000 1.05%
1995 1,816,000 1.06%
1994 1,797,000 1.01%
1993 1,779,000 1.02%
1992 1,761,000 1.03%
1991 1,743,000 1.46%
1990 1,718,000 2.32%
1989 1,679,000 2.32%
1988 1,641,000 2.31%
1987 1,604,000 2.30%
1986 1,568,000 2.28%
1985 1,533,000 2.27%
1984 1,499,000 2.32%
1983 1,465,000 2.30%
1982 1,432,000 2.29%
1981 1,400,000 4.48%
1980 1,340,000 8.85%
1979 1,231,000 8.94%
1978 1,130,000 8.86%
1977 1,038,000 8.81%
1976 954,000 8.90%
1975 876,000 8.96%
1974 804,000 8.80%
1973 739,000 8.84%
1972 679,000 7.61%
1971 631,000 2.77%
1970 614,000 3.02%
1969 596,000 2.76%
1968 580,000 3.02%
1967 563,000 2.93%
1966 547,000 2.82%
1965 532,000 2.90%
1964 517,000 2.99%
1963 502,000 2.87%
1962 488,000 3.39%
1961 472,000 4.66%
1960 451,000 4.88%
1959 430,000 4.62%
1958 411,000 4.85%
1957 392,000 4.53%
1956 375,000 4.75%
1955 358,000 4.68%
1954 342,000 4.91%
1953 326,000 4.82%
1952 311,000 4.71%
1951 297,000 4.58%
1950 284,000 0.00%