Shimkent, Kazakhstan Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Shimkent, Kazakhstan metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Shimkent in 2019 is 1,021,000, a 3.97% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Shimkent in 2018 was 982,000, a 5.36% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Shimkent in 2017 was 932,000, a 5.31% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Shimkent in 2016 was 885,000, a 5.36% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Kazakhstan
City Name Population
Almaty 1,863,000
Astana 1,118,000
Shimkent 1,021,000
Karaganda 505,000
Aktyubinsk 428,000
Taraz 366,000
Pavlodar 337,000
Ust-Kamenogorsk 329,000
Semipalatinsk 322,000
Shimkent - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 1,021,000 3.97%
2018 982,000 5.36%
2017 932,000 5.31%
2016 885,000 5.36%
2015 840,000 5.40%
2014 797,000 5.28%
2013 757,000 5.29%
2012 719,000 5.43%
2011 682,000 5.41%
2010 647,000 5.37%
2009 614,000 4.07%
2008 590,000 3.69%
2007 569,000 3.64%
2006 549,000 3.58%
2005 530,000 3.52%
2004 512,000 3.64%
2003 494,000 3.56%
2002 477,000 3.47%
2001 461,000 3.60%
2000 445,000 3.73%
1999 429,000 1.90%
1998 421,000 1.20%
1997 416,000 0.97%
1996 412,000 0.98%
1995 408,000 1.24%
1994 403,000 1.00%
1993 399,000 1.01%
1992 395,000 1.28%
1991 390,000 1.04%
1990 386,000 1.05%
1989 382,000 1.33%
1988 377,000 1.89%
1987 370,000 1.93%
1986 363,000 1.68%
1985 357,000 1.71%
1984 351,000 1.74%
1983 345,000 1.77%
1982 339,000 1.80%
1981 333,000 1.83%
1980 327,000 1.87%
1979 321,000 2.23%
1978 314,000 2.95%
1977 305,000 3.04%
1976 296,000 2.78%
1975 288,000 2.86%
1974 280,000 2.94%
1973 272,000 2.64%
1972 265,000 3.11%
1971 257,000 2.80%
1970 250,000 3.73%
1969 241,000 4.33%
1968 231,000 4.52%
1967 221,000 4.25%
1966 212,000 4.43%
1965 203,000 4.10%
1964 195,000 4.84%
1963 186,000 4.49%
1962 178,000 4.09%
1961 171,000 4.27%
1960 164,000 4.46%
1959 157,000 3.97%
1958 151,000 4.14%
1957 145,000 3.57%
1956 140,000 3.70%
1955 135,000 3.85%
1954 130,000 3.17%
1953 126,000 4.13%
1952 121,000 3.42%
1951 117,000 3.54%
1950 113,000 0.00%