Kirkuk, Iraq Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Kirkuk, Iraq metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Kirkuk in 2019 is 996,000, a 1.53% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Kirkuk in 2018 was 981,000, a 1.55% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Kirkuk in 2017 was 966,000, a 1.47% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Kirkuk in 2016 was 952,000, a 1.49% 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
Kirkuk - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 996,000 1.53%
2018 981,000 1.55%
2017 966,000 1.47%
2016 952,000 1.49%
2015 938,000 3.08%
2014 910,000 3.06%
2013 883,000 3.03%
2012 857,000 3.13%
2011 831,000 3.10%
2010 806,000 3.07%
2009 782,000 6.68%
2008 733,000 6.70%
2007 687,000 6.68%
2006 644,000 6.80%
2005 603,000 6.54%
2004 566,000 6.79%
2003 530,000 1.73%
2002 521,000 1.76%
2001 512,000 1.59%
2000 504,000 1.82%
1999 495,000 1.64%
1998 487,000 1.67%
1997 479,000 1.27%
1996 473,000 1.50%
1995 466,000 1.30%
1994 460,000 1.55%
1993 453,000 1.34%
1992 447,000 1.36%
1991 441,000 1.38%
1990 435,000 1.40%
1989 429,000 1.42%
1988 423,000 2.17%
1987 414,000 3.76%
1986 399,000 3.91%
1985 384,000 3.78%
1984 370,000 3.64%
1983 357,000 4.08%
1982 343,000 3.63%
1981 331,000 3.76%
1980 319,000 3.91%
1979 307,000 3.72%
1978 296,000 3.86%
1977 285,000 3.64%
1976 275,000 4.17%
1975 264,000 3.53%
1974 255,000 4.08%
1973 245,000 3.81%
1972 236,000 3.51%
1971 228,000 4.11%
1970 219,000 3.79%
1969 211,000 3.43%
1968 204,000 4.08%
1967 196,000 3.70%
1966 189,000 3.28%
1965 183,000 2.81%
1964 178,000 2.89%
1963 173,000 2.37%
1962 169,000 3.05%
1961 164,000 2.50%
1960 160,000 2.56%
1959 156,000 2.63%
1958 152,000 4.83%
1957 145,000 7.41%
1956 135,000 8.87%
1955 124,000 7.83%
1954 115,000 8.49%
1953 106,000 7.07%
1952 99,000 8.79%
1951 91,000 8.33%
1950 84,000 0.00%