Mosul, Iraq Metro Area Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Mosul, Iraq metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Mosul in 2020 is 1,630,000, a 3.3% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Mosul in 2019 was 1,578,000, a 3.34% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Mosul in 2018 was 1,527,000, a 3.32% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Mosul in 2017 was 1,478,000, a 3.36% 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
Mosul - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 1,630,000 3.30%
2019 1,578,000 3.34%
2018 1,527,000 3.32%
2017 1,478,000 3.36%
2016 1,430,000 3.32%
2015 1,384,000 3.28%
2014 1,340,000 3.40%
2013 1,296,000 3.27%
2012 1,255,000 3.38%
2011 1,214,000 3.32%
2010 1,175,000 3.34%
2009 1,137,000 -0.35%
2008 1,141,000 -0.35%
2007 1,145,000 -0.35%
2006 1,149,000 -0.26%
2005 1,152,000 -0.35%
2004 1,156,000 -0.34%
2003 1,160,000 3.20%
2002 1,124,000 3.21%
2001 1,089,000 3.13%
2000 1,056,000 3.23%
1999 1,023,000 3.23%
1998 991,000 3.44%
1997 958,000 3.79%
1996 923,000 3.82%
1995 889,000 3.86%
1994 856,000 3.88%
1993 824,000 3.91%
1992 793,000 3.80%
1991 764,000 3.80%
1990 736,000 3.95%
1989 708,000 3.81%
1988 682,000 3.96%
1987 656,000 4.29%
1986 629,000 4.31%
1985 603,000 4.15%
1984 579,000 4.32%
1983 555,000 4.32%
1982 532,000 4.31%
1981 510,000 4.29%
1980 489,000 4.26%
1979 469,000 4.22%
1978 450,000 4.41%
1977 431,000 4.11%
1976 414,000 4.28%
1975 397,000 4.20%
1974 381,000 4.38%
1973 365,000 4.29%
1972 350,000 4.17%
1971 336,000 4.35%
1970 322,000 4.21%
1969 309,000 4.39%
1968 296,000 4.23%
1967 284,000 4.41%
1966 272,000 4.21%
1965 261,000 5.24%
1964 248,000 4.64%
1963 237,000 5.33%
1962 225,000 4.65%
1961 215,000 4.88%
1960 205,000 5.13%
1959 195,000 4.84%
1958 186,000 4.49%
1957 178,000 2.89%
1956 173,000 2.98%
1955 168,000 3.07%
1954 163,000 3.16%
1953 158,000 2.60%
1952 154,000 3.36%
1951 149,000 2.76%
1950 145,000 0.00%