Baghdad, Iraq 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 Baghdad, Iraq metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Baghdad in 2020 is 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.
  • The metro area population of Baghdad in 2017 was 6,655,000, a 2.35% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Iraq
City Name Population
Baghdad 7,144,000
Mosul 1,630,000
Basra 1,352,000
Kirkuk 1,013,000
Najaf 874,000
Erbil 846,000
Sulaimaniya 739,000
Amara 656,000
Nasiriyah 617,000
Hillah 604,000
Karbala 555,000
Diwaniyah 513,000
Kut 471,000
Ramadi 452,000
Faloojah 347,000
Baaqoobah 324,000
Samarra 312,000
Baghdad - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%