Banghazi, Libya 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 Banghazi, Libya metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Banghazi in 2020 is 824,000, a 1.6% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Banghazi in 2019 was 811,000, a 1.5% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Banghazi in 2018 was 799,000, a 2.17% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Banghazi in 2017 was 782,000, a 1.96% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Libya
City Name Population
Tripoli 1,165,000
Misratah 881,000
Banghazi 824,000
Banghazi - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 824,000 1.60%
2019 811,000 1.50%
2018 799,000 2.17%
2017 782,000 1.96%
2016 767,000 2.13%
2015 751,000 2.04%
2014 736,000 2.08%
2013 721,000 2.12%
2012 706,000 2.02%
2011 692,000 2.06%
2010 678,000 2.11%
2009 664,000 2.00%
2008 651,000 2.04%
2007 638,000 2.08%
2006 625,000 2.12%
2005 612,000 2.00%
2004 600,000 2.04%
2003 588,000 2.08%
2002 576,000 2.13%
2001 564,000 1.99%
2000 553,000 2.22%
1999 541,000 1.88%
1998 531,000 2.12%
1997 520,000 2.16%
1996 509,000 1.80%
1995 500,000 1.21%
1994 494,000 1.02%
1993 489,000 1.03%
1992 484,000 1.04%
1991 479,000 1.05%
1990 474,000 0.85%
1989 470,000 1.08%
1988 465,000 1.09%
1987 460,000 1.10%
1986 455,000 1.11%
1985 450,000 1.12%
1984 445,000 4.22%
1983 427,000 4.40%
1982 409,000 4.34%
1981 392,000 4.26%
1980 376,000 4.16%
1979 361,000 4.34%
1978 346,000 4.22%
1977 332,000 4.08%
1976 319,000 4.25%
1975 306,000 4.44%
1974 293,000 4.64%
1973 280,000 8.11%
1972 259,000 8.37%
1971 239,000 8.64%
1970 220,000 7.84%
1969 204,000 8.51%
1968 188,000 8.67%
1967 173,000 8.13%
1966 160,000 8.11%
1965 148,000 8.03%
1964 137,000 7.03%
1963 128,000 7.56%
1962 119,000 7.21%
1961 111,000 6.73%
1960 104,000 7.22%
1959 97,000 6.59%
1958 91,000 7.06%
1957 85,000 7.59%
1956 79,000 6.76%
1955 74,000 7.25%
1954 69,000 6.15%
1953 65,000 6.56%
1952 61,000 7.02%
1951 57,000 7.55%
1950 53,000 0.00%