Baghdad, Iraq Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Baghdad, Iraq metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Baghdad in 2021 is 7,323,000, a 2.51% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Baghdad in 2020 was 7,144,000, a 2.44% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Baghdad in 2019 was 6,974,000, a 2.38% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Baghdad in 2018 was 6,812,000, a 2.36% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Iraq
City Name Population
Baghdad 7,323,000
Mosul 1,683,000
Basra 1,382,000
Kirkuk 1,031,000
Najaf 901,000
Erbil 861,000
Sulaimaniya 759,000
Amara 680,000
Nasiriyah 634,000
Hillah 615,000
Karbala 565,000
Diwaniyah 533,000
Kut 480,000
Ramadi 460,000
Faloojah 353,000
Baaqoobah 334,000
Samarra 318,000
Baghdad - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 7,323,000 2.51%
2020 7,144,000 2.44%
2019 6,974,000 2.38%
2018 6,812,000 2.36%
2017 6,655,000 2.35%
2016 6,502,000 2.38%
2015 6,351,000 2.35%
2014 6,205,000 2.36%
2013 6,062,000 2.36%
2012 5,922,000 2.37%
2011 5,785,000 2.35%
2010 5,652,000 2.37%
2009 5,521,000 4.52%
2008 5,282,000 4.51%
2007 5,054,000 -2.60%
2006 5,189,000 -2.59%
2005 5,327,000 -2.60%
2004 5,469,000 -2.60%
2003 5,615,000 2.59%
2002 5,473,000 2.59%
2001 5,335,000 2.60%
2000 5,200,000 2.60%
1999 5,068,000 2.59%
1998 4,940,000 2.53%
1997 4,818,000 2.36%
1996 4,707,000 2.37%
1995 4,598,000 2.36%
1994 4,492,000 2.35%
1993 4,389,000 2.38%
1992 4,287,000 2.36%
1991 4,188,000 2.35%
1990 4,092,000 2.38%
1989 3,997,000 2.36%
1988 3,905,000 2.49%
1987 3,810,000 2.78%
1986 3,707,000 2.77%
1985 3,607,000 2.79%
1984 3,509,000 2.78%
1983 3,414,000 2.77%
1982 3,322,000 2.78%
1981 3,232,000 2.77%
1980 3,145,000 2.78%
1979 3,060,000 2.79%
1978 2,977,000 3.40%
1977 2,879,000 4.81%
1976 2,747,000 4.85%
1975 2,620,000 4.84%
1974 2,499,000 4.82%
1973 2,384,000 4.79%
1972 2,275,000 4.84%
1971 2,170,000 4.83%
1970 2,070,000 4.86%
1969 1,974,000 4.78%
1968 1,884,000 4.84%
1967 1,797,000 4.84%
1966 1,714,000 6.20%
1965 1,614,000 9.65%
1964 1,472,000 9.61%
1963 1,343,000 9.63%
1962 1,225,000 9.67%
1961 1,117,000 9.62%
1960 1,019,000 9.69%
1959 929,000 9.68%
1958 847,000 8.04%
1957 784,000 4.39%
1956 751,000 4.45%
1955 719,000 4.51%
1954 688,000 4.40%
1953 659,000 4.44%
1952 631,000 4.30%
1951 605,000 4.49%
1950 579,000 0.00%