Kuantan, 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 Kuantan, Malaysia metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Kuantan in 2020 is 503,000, a 2.44% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Kuantan in 2019 was 491,000, a 2.29% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Kuantan in 2018 was 480,000, a 3% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Kuantan in 2017 was 466,000, a 2.87% 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
Kuantan - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 503,000 2.44%
2019 491,000 2.29%
2018 480,000 3.00%
2017 466,000 2.87%
2016 453,000 2.72%
2015 441,000 2.80%
2014 429,000 2.88%
2013 417,000 2.96%
2012 405,000 2.79%
2011 394,000 2.87%
2010 383,000 2.96%
2009 372,000 2.76%
2008 362,000 2.84%
2007 352,000 2.92%
2006 342,000 3.01%
2005 332,000 2.79%
2004 323,000 2.87%
2003 314,000 2.95%
2002 305,000 2.69%
2001 297,000 2.77%
2000 289,000 4.33%
1999 277,000 4.14%
1998 266,000 3.91%
1997 256,000 4.07%
1996 246,000 4.24%
1995 236,000 3.96%
1994 227,000 4.13%
1993 218,000 3.81%
1992 210,000 3.96%
1991 202,000 4.12%
1990 194,000 3.74%
1989 187,000 4.47%
1988 179,000 3.47%
1987 173,000 4.22%
1986 166,000 3.75%
1985 160,000 3.90%
1984 154,000 4.05%
1983 148,000 4.23%
1982 142,000 3.65%
1981 137,000 3.79%
1980 132,000 3.94%
1979 127,000 4.10%
1978 122,000 4.27%
1977 117,000 3.54%
1976 113,000 3.67%
1975 109,000 3.81%
1974 105,000 3.96%
1973 101,000 4.12%
1972 97,000 4.30%
1971 93,000 3.33%
1970 90,000 4.65%
1969 86,000 3.61%
1968 83,000 3.75%
1967 80,000 3.90%
1966 77,000 4.05%
1965 74,000 4.23%
1964 71,000 4.41%
1963 68,000 3.03%
1962 66,000 4.76%
1961 63,000 3.28%
1960 61,000 3.39%
1959 59,000 5.36%
1958 56,000 3.70%
1957 54,000 3.85%
1956 52,000 4.00%
1955 50,000 4.17%
1954 48,000 2.13%
1953 47,000 4.44%
1952 45,000 4.65%
1951 43,000 4.88%
1950 41,000 0.00%