Alor Star, Malaysia 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 Alor Star, Malaysia metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Alor Star in 2020 is 342,000, a 2.7% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Alor Star in 2019 was 333,000, a 2.46% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Alor Star in 2018 was 325,000, a 3.17% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Alor Star in 2017 was 315,000, a 3.28% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Malaysia
City Name Population
Kuala Lumpur 7,997,000
Johor Bahru 1,024,000
Ipoh 814,000
Kuching 612,000
Kota Kinabalu 550,000
Kuantan 503,000
Seremban 475,000
Kuala Terengganu 384,000
Sandakan 375,000
Kota Bharu 348,000
Alor Star 342,000
Alor Star - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 342,000 2.70%
2019 333,000 2.46%
2018 325,000 3.17%
2017 315,000 3.28%
2016 305,000 3.04%
2015 296,000 3.14%
2014 287,000 3.24%
2013 278,000 2.96%
2012 270,000 3.05%
2011 262,000 3.15%
2010 254,000 3.25%
2009 246,000 3.36%
2008 238,000 3.03%
2007 231,000 3.13%
2006 224,000 3.23%
2005 217,000 2.84%
2004 211,000 3.43%
2003 204,000 3.03%
2002 198,000 3.13%
2001 192,000 3.23%
2000 186,000 1.09%
1999 184,000 1.66%
1998 181,000 1.12%
1997 179,000 1.70%
1996 176,000 1.15%
1995 174,000 1.75%
1994 171,000 1.18%
1993 169,000 1.20%
1992 167,000 2.45%
1991 163,000 7.95%
1990 151,000 7.86%
1989 140,000 7.69%
1988 130,000 7.44%
1987 121,000 8.04%
1986 112,000 7.69%
1985 104,000 7.22%
1984 97,000 7.78%
1983 90,000 7.14%
1982 84,000 7.69%
1981 78,000 8.33%
1980 72,000 1.41%
1979 71,000 0.00%
1978 71,000 1.43%
1977 70,000 1.45%
1976 69,000 0.00%
1975 69,000 1.47%
1974 68,000 0.00%
1973 68,000 1.49%
1972 67,000 0.00%
1971 67,000 1.52%
1970 66,000 1.54%
1969 65,000 1.56%
1968 64,000 1.59%
1967 63,000 1.61%
1966 62,000 1.64%
1965 61,000 1.67%
1964 60,000 1.69%
1963 59,000 1.72%
1962 58,000 1.75%
1961 57,000 1.79%
1960 56,000 1.82%
1959 55,000 1.85%
1958 54,000 1.89%
1957 53,000 6.00%
1956 50,000 4.17%
1955 48,000 4.35%
1954 46,000 6.98%
1953 43,000 4.88%
1952 41,000 5.13%
1951 39,000 5.41%
1950 37,000 0.00%