Karaj, Iran 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 Karaj, Iran metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Karaj in 2020 is 1,580,000, a 0.06% decline from 2019.
  • The population of Karaj in 2019 was 1,581,000, a 0.25% decline from 2018.
  • The population of Karaj in 2018 was 1,585,000, a 0.25% decline from 2017.
  • The population of Karaj in 2017 was 1,589,000, a 0.31% decline from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Iran
City Name Population
Tehran 9,135,000
Mashhad 3,208,000
Esfahan 2,132,000
Shiraz 1,651,000
Tabriz 1,611,000
Karaj 1,580,000
Qom 1,288,000
Ahvaz 1,244,000
Kermanshah 1,026,000
Orumiyeh 793,000
Rasht 713,000
Zahedan 610,000
Bandar Abbas 607,000
Hamadan 578,000
Ardabil 568,000
Yazd 565,000
Arak 551,000
Kerman 541,000
Eslamshahr 498,000
Zanjan 467,000
Sanandaj 445,000
Qazvin 420,000
Khorramabad 394,000
Gorgan 368,000
Shahriyar 364,000
Qods 331,000
Kashan 329,000
Sari 321,000
Karaj - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 1,580,000 -0.06%
2019 1,581,000 -0.25%
2018 1,585,000 -0.25%
2017 1,589,000 -0.31%
2016 1,594,000 -0.25%
2015 1,598,000 -0.31%
2014 1,603,000 -0.25%
2013 1,607,000 -0.31%
2012 1,612,000 0.81%
2011 1,599,000 3.09%
2010 1,551,000 3.13%
2009 1,504,000 3.08%
2008 1,459,000 3.11%
2007 1,415,000 3.36%
2006 1,369,000 3.95%
2005 1,317,000 3.86%
2004 1,268,000 3.93%
2003 1,220,000 3.92%
2002 1,174,000 3.99%
2001 1,129,000 3.86%
2000 1,087,000 3.92%
1999 1,046,000 3.98%
1998 1,006,000 3.93%
1997 968,000 3.64%
1996 934,000 3.20%
1995 905,000 3.08%
1994 878,000 3.17%
1993 851,000 3.15%
1992 825,000 3.77%
1991 795,000 5.58%
1990 753,000 5.76%
1989 712,000 5.64%
1988 674,000 5.64%
1987 638,000 7.95%
1986 591,000 16.34%
1985 508,000 16.25%
1984 437,000 16.22%
1983 376,000 16.41%
1982 323,000 16.19%
1981 278,000 16.32%
1980 239,000 16.59%
1979 205,000 15.82%
1978 177,000 16.45%
1977 152,000 15.15%
1976 132,000 11.86%
1975 118,000 12.38%
1974 105,000 11.70%
1973 94,000 11.90%
1972 84,000 12.00%
1971 75,000 11.94%
1970 67,000 11.67%
1969 60,000 13.21%
1968 53,000 10.42%
1967 48,000 14.29%
1966 42,000 10.53%
1965 38,000 11.76%
1964 34,000 13.33%
1963 30,000 11.11%
1962 27,000 12.50%
1961 24,000 9.09%
1960 22,000 15.79%
1959 19,000 11.76%
1958 17,000 6.25%
1957 16,000 14.29%
1956 14,000 16.67%
1955 12,000 9.09%
1954 11,000 10.00%
1953 10,000 11.11%
1952 9,000 12.50%
1951 8,000 14.29%
1950 7,000 0.00%