Zarqa, Jordan 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 Zarqa, Jordan metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Zarqa in 2020 is 729,000, a 1.25% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Zarqa in 2019 was 720,000, a 1.55% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Zarqa in 2018 was 709,000, a 4.42% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Zarqa in 2017 was 679,000, a 4.3% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Jordan
City Name Population
Amman 2,148,000
Zarqa 729,000
Irbid 557,000
Ar-Rusayfah 524,000
Al-Quwaysimah 385,000
Tila al-Ali 327,000
Zarqa - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 729,000 1.25%
2019 720,000 1.55%
2018 709,000 4.42%
2017 679,000 4.30%
2016 651,000 4.33%
2015 624,000 4.35%
2014 598,000 4.36%
2013 573,000 4.37%
2012 549,000 4.37%
2011 526,000 4.16%
2010 505,000 4.34%
2009 484,000 4.54%
2008 463,000 4.28%
2007 444,000 4.23%
2006 426,000 4.41%
2005 408,000 3.55%
2004 394,000 1.29%
2003 389,000 1.04%
2002 385,000 1.32%
2001 380,000 1.33%
2000 375,000 1.08%
1999 371,000 1.37%
1998 366,000 1.10%
1997 362,000 1.12%
1996 358,000 1.42%
1995 353,000 1.44%
1994 348,000 2.05%
1993 341,000 2.10%
1992 334,000 1.83%
1991 328,000 2.18%
1990 321,000 2.88%
1989 312,000 4.00%
1988 300,000 3.81%
1987 289,000 3.96%
1986 278,000 3.73%
1985 268,000 3.88%
1984 258,000 4.03%
1983 248,000 3.77%
1982 239,000 3.91%
1981 230,000 4.07%
1980 221,000 4.25%
1979 212,000 4.43%
1978 203,000 4.64%
1977 194,000 4.86%
1976 185,000 4.52%
1975 177,000 4.73%
1974 169,000 4.97%
1973 161,000 4.55%
1972 154,000 4.76%
1971 147,000 5.00%
1970 140,000 4.48%
1969 134,000 4.69%
1968 128,000 4.92%
1967 122,000 4.27%
1966 117,000 4.46%
1965 112,000 4.67%
1964 107,000 3.88%
1963 103,000 4.04%
1962 99,000 7.61%
1961 92,000 13.58%
1960 81,000 12.50%
1959 72,000 12.50%
1958 64,000 12.28%
1957 57,000 14.00%
1956 50,000 11.11%
1955 45,000 12.50%
1954 40,000 14.29%
1953 35,000 12.90%
1952 31,000 10.71%
1951 28,000 12.00%
1950 25,000 0.00%