Zarqa, Jordan Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Zarqa, Jordan metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Zarqa in 2019 is 720,000, a 1.55% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Zarqa in 2018 was 709,000, a 4.42% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Zarqa in 2017 was 679,000, a 4.3% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Zarqa in 2016 was 651,000, a 4.33% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Jordan
City Name Population
Amman 2,109,000
Zarqa 720,000
Irbid 554,000
Ar-Rusayfah 520,000
Al-Quwaysimah 371,000
Tila al-Ali 315,000
Zarqa - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%