Hillah, 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 Hillah, Iraq metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Hillah in 2020 is 604,000, a 1.68% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Hillah in 2019 was 594,000, a 1.54% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Hillah in 2018 was 585,000, a 1.39% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Hillah in 2017 was 577,000, a 1.58% 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
Hillah - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 604,000 1.68%
2019 594,000 1.54%
2018 585,000 1.39%
2017 577,000 1.58%
2016 568,000 1.43%
2015 560,000 7.07%
2014 523,000 6.95%
2013 489,000 7.00%
2012 457,000 7.03%
2011 427,000 7.02%
2010 399,000 6.97%
2009 373,000 1.63%
2008 367,000 1.38%
2007 362,000 1.69%
2006 356,000 1.42%
2005 351,000 1.45%
2004 346,000 1.76%
2003 340,000 3.34%
2002 329,000 3.13%
2001 319,000 3.57%
2000 308,000 3.36%
1999 298,000 3.47%
1998 288,000 2.49%
1997 281,000 0.36%
1996 280,000 0.36%
1995 279,000 0.72%
1994 277,000 0.36%
1993 276,000 0.36%
1992 275,000 0.36%
1991 274,000 0.74%
1990 272,000 0.37%
1989 271,000 0.37%
1988 270,000 1.50%
1987 266,000 4.31%
1986 255,000 4.08%
1985 245,000 3.81%
1984 236,000 4.42%
1983 226,000 4.15%
1982 217,000 3.83%
1981 209,000 3.98%
1980 201,000 4.15%
1979 193,000 4.32%
1978 185,000 3.93%
1977 178,000 4.09%
1976 171,000 4.27%
1975 164,000 3.80%
1974 158,000 3.95%
1973 152,000 4.11%
1972 146,000 4.29%
1971 140,000 4.48%
1970 134,000 3.88%
1969 129,000 4.03%
1968 124,000 4.20%
1967 119,000 3.48%
1966 115,000 5.50%
1965 109,000 10.10%
1964 99,000 8.79%
1963 91,000 9.64%
1962 83,000 9.21%
1961 76,000 10.14%
1960 69,000 9.52%
1959 63,000 8.62%
1958 58,000 7.41%
1957 54,000 3.85%
1956 52,000 4.00%
1955 50,000 4.17%
1954 48,000 4.35%
1953 46,000 4.55%
1952 44,000 4.76%
1951 42,000 2.44%
1950 41,000 0.00%