Kuwait City, Kuwait Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Kuwait City, Kuwait metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Kuwait City in 2019 is 3,052,000, a 2.11% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Kuwait City in 2018 was 2,989,000, a 5.17% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Kuwait City in 2017 was 2,842,000, a 5.22% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Kuwait City in 2016 was 2,701,000, a 5.18% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Kuwait
City Name Population
Kuwait City 3,052,000
Kuwait City - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 3,052,000 2.11%
2018 2,989,000 5.17%
2017 2,842,000 5.22%
2016 2,701,000 5.18%
2015 2,568,000 5.20%
2014 2,441,000 5.17%
2013 2,321,000 5.21%
2012 2,206,000 5.20%
2011 2,097,000 5.17%
2010 1,994,000 5.22%
2009 1,895,000 5.16%
2008 1,802,000 5.20%
2007 1,713,000 5.22%
2006 1,628,000 5.17%
2005 1,548,000 3.82%
2004 1,491,000 3.47%
2003 1,441,000 3.52%
2002 1,392,000 3.49%
2001 1,345,000 3.46%
2000 1,300,000 3.50%
1999 1,256,000 3.46%
1998 1,214,000 3.50%
1997 1,173,000 3.44%
1996 1,134,000 3.56%
1995 1,095,000 -4.12%
1994 1,142,000 -6.24%
1993 1,218,000 -6.16%
1992 1,298,000 -6.21%
1991 1,384,000 -0.57%
1990 1,392,000 4.43%
1989 1,333,000 4.39%
1988 1,277,000 4.42%
1987 1,223,000 4.44%
1986 1,171,000 4.37%
1985 1,122,000 4.66%
1984 1,072,000 4.79%
1983 1,023,000 4.71%
1982 977,000 4.72%
1981 933,000 4.71%
1980 891,000 5.19%
1979 847,000 5.35%
1978 804,000 5.37%
1977 763,000 5.24%
1976 725,000 5.38%
1975 688,000 4.56%
1974 658,000 4.44%
1973 630,000 4.48%
1972 603,000 4.51%
1971 577,000 4.34%
1970 553,000 11.49%
1969 496,000 12.98%
1968 439,000 13.14%
1967 388,000 13.12%
1966 343,000 13.20%
1965 303,000 11.40%
1964 272,000 11.02%
1963 245,000 11.36%
1962 220,000 11.11%
1961 198,000 10.61%
1960 179,000 11.18%
1959 161,000 11.03%
1958 145,000 11.54%
1957 130,000 11.11%
1956 117,000 10.38%
1955 106,000 11.58%
1954 95,000 10.47%
1953 86,000 11.69%
1952 77,000 10.00%
1951 70,000 11.11%
1950 63,000 0.00%