Medan, Indonesia Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Medan, Indonesia metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Medan in 2021 is 2,368,000, a 1.28% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Medan in 2020 was 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.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Indonesia
City Name Population
Jakarta 10,915,000
Bekasi 3,510,000
Surabaya 2,972,000
Depok 2,837,000
Bandung 2,607,000
Tangerang 2,397,000
Medan 2,368,000
Semarang 1,902,000
Palembang 1,753,000
Batam 1,617,000
Ujung Pandang 1,612,000
Pekan Baru 1,238,000
Bogor 1,183,000
Bandar Lampung 1,115,000
Tasikmalaya 1,112,000
Samarinda 1,041,000
Denpasar 1,009,000
Padang 997,000
Malang 896,000
Banjarmasin 744,000
Balikpapan 696,000
Pontianak 681,000
Jambi 637,000
Ambon 534,000
Surakarta 532,000
Mataram 516,000
Manado 448,000
Yogyakarta 446,000
Bengkulu 412,000
Sukabumi 345,000
Cirebon 323,000
Jayapura 321,000
Pekalongan 317,000
Medan - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 2,368,000 1.28%
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%