Beirut, Lebanon 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 Beirut, Lebanon metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Beirut in 2020 is 2,424,000, a 0.71% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Beirut in 2019 was 2,407,000, a 0.92% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Beirut in 2018 was 2,385,000, a 2.27% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Beirut in 2017 was 2,332,000, a 2.28% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Lebanon
City Name Population
Beirut 2,424,000
Beirut - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 2,424,000 0.71%
2019 2,407,000 0.92%
2018 2,385,000 2.27%
2017 2,332,000 2.28%
2016 2,280,000 2.29%
2015 2,229,000 2.29%
2014 2,179,000 2.30%
2013 2,130,000 2.31%
2012 2,082,000 2.26%
2011 2,036,000 2.31%
2010 1,990,000 2.26%
2009 1,946,000 2.31%
2008 1,902,000 2.26%
2007 1,860,000 2.31%
2006 1,818,000 2.31%
2005 1,777,000 1.89%
2004 1,744,000 1.99%
2003 1,710,000 1.91%
2002 1,678,000 7.98%
2001 1,554,000 4.51%
2000 1,487,000 4.57%
1999 1,422,000 4.56%
1998 1,360,000 4.37%
1997 1,303,000 1.40%
1996 1,285,000 1.34%
1995 1,268,000 1.36%
1994 1,251,000 1.46%
1993 1,233,000 1.31%
1992 1,217,000 1.42%
1991 1,200,000 -7.19%
1990 1,293,000 -7.11%
1989 1,392,000 -7.20%
1988 1,500,000 -1.83%
1987 1,528,000 -1.80%
1986 1,556,000 -1.83%
1985 1,585,000 -1.80%
1984 1,614,000 -1.82%
1983 1,644,000 -1.85%
1982 1,675,000 1.58%
1981 1,649,000 1.60%
1980 1,623,000 1.56%
1979 1,598,000 1.59%
1978 1,573,000 1.61%
1977 1,548,000 1.57%
1976 1,524,000 1.60%
1975 1,500,000 10.70%
1974 1,355,000 10.61%
1973 1,225,000 10.66%
1972 1,107,000 10.70%
1971 1,000,000 8.34%
1970 923,000 4.77%
1969 881,000 4.63%
1968 842,000 4.73%
1967 804,000 4.69%
1966 768,000 4.77%
1965 733,000 4.71%
1964 700,000 5.74%
1963 662,000 5.58%
1962 627,000 5.73%
1961 593,000 5.70%
1960 561,000 5.65%
1959 531,000 5.78%
1958 502,000 5.68%
1957 475,000 5.79%
1956 449,000 5.65%
1955 425,000 5.72%
1954 402,000 5.51%
1953 381,000 5.83%
1952 360,000 5.57%
1951 341,000 5.90%
1950 322,000 0.00%