Shimkent, Kazakhstan 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 Shimkent, Kazakhstan metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Shimkent in 2020 is 1,058,000, a 3.62% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Shimkent in 2019 was 1,021,000, a 3.97% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Shimkent in 2018 was 982,000, a 5.36% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Shimkent in 2017 was 932,000, a 5.31% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Kazakhstan
City Name Population
Almaty 1,896,000
Astana 1,166,000
Shimkent 1,058,000
Karaganda 505,000
Aktyubinsk 431,000
Taraz 366,000
Pavlodar 335,000
Ust-Kamenogorsk 328,000
Semipalatinsk 321,000
Shimkent - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 1,058,000 3.62%
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%