Tripoli, Libya 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 Tripoli, Libya metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Tripoli in 2020 is 1,165,000, a 0.34% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Tripoli in 2019 was 1,161,000, a 0.26% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Tripoli in 2018 was 1,158,000, a 0.7% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Tripoli in 2017 was 1,150,000, a 0.7% 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
Tripoli - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 1,165,000 0.34%
2019 1,161,000 0.26%
2018 1,158,000 0.70%
2017 1,150,000 0.70%
2016 1,142,000 0.71%
2015 1,134,000 0.71%
2014 1,126,000 0.72%
2013 1,118,000 0.72%
2012 1,110,000 0.63%
2011 1,103,000 0.73%
2010 1,095,000 0.64%
2009 1,088,000 0.74%
2008 1,080,000 0.65%
2007 1,073,000 0.75%
2006 1,065,000 0.66%
2005 1,058,000 0.76%
2004 1,050,000 0.67%
2003 1,043,000 0.68%
2002 1,036,000 0.68%
2001 1,029,000 0.68%
2000 1,022,000 0.69%
1999 1,015,000 0.69%
1998 1,008,000 0.70%
1997 1,001,000 0.70%
1996 994,000 1.02%
1995 984,000 2.71%
1994 958,000 2.68%
1993 933,000 2.64%
1992 909,000 2.71%
1991 885,000 2.67%
1990 862,000 2.62%
1989 840,000 2.69%
1988 818,000 2.63%
1987 797,000 2.71%
1986 776,000 2.65%
1985 756,000 2.72%
1984 736,000 2.65%
1983 717,000 2.72%
1982 698,000 2.65%
1981 680,000 2.72%
1980 662,000 2.64%
1979 645,000 2.71%
1978 628,000 2.61%
1977 612,000 2.68%
1976 596,000 2.76%
1975 580,000 2.65%
1974 565,000 3.29%
1973 547,000 11.18%
1972 492,000 11.06%
1971 443,000 11.31%
1970 398,000 10.86%
1969 359,000 11.15%
1968 323,000 11.38%
1967 290,000 11.11%
1966 261,000 11.06%
1965 235,000 10.33%
1964 213,000 5.45%
1963 202,000 5.21%
1962 192,000 4.92%
1961 183,000 5.17%
1960 174,000 4.82%
1959 166,000 5.06%
1958 158,000 5.33%
1957 150,000 4.90%
1956 143,000 5.15%
1955 136,000 5.43%
1954 129,000 4.88%
1953 123,000 5.13%
1952 117,000 5.41%
1951 111,000 4.72%
1950 106,000 0.00%