Baghdad, Iraq Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Baghdad, Iraq metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Baghdad in 2019 is 6,974,000, a 2.38% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Baghdad in 2018 was 6,812,000, a 2.36% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Baghdad in 2017 was 6,655,000, a 2.35% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Baghdad in 2016 was 6,502,000, a 2.38% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Iraq
City Name Population
Baghdad 6,974,000
Mosul 1,578,000
Basra 1,325,000
Kirkuk 996,000
Najaf 847,000
Erbil 833,000
Sulaimaniya 720,000
Amara 631,000
Nasiriyah 600,000
Hillah 594,000
Karbala 546,000
Diwaniyah 494,000
Kut 464,000
Ramadi 445,000
Faloojah 341,000
Baaqoobah 314,000
Samarra 307,000
Baghdad - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%