Bamako, Mali 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 Bamako, Mali metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Bamako in 2020 is 2,618,000, a 3.52% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Bamako in 2019 was 2,529,000, a 3.35% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Bamako in 2018 was 2,447,000, a 3.34% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Bamako in 2017 was 2,368,000, a 3.32% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Mali
City Name Population
Bamako 2,618,000
Sikasso 386,000
Bamako - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 2,618,000 3.52%
2019 2,529,000 3.35%
2018 2,447,000 3.34%
2017 2,368,000 3.32%
2016 2,292,000 3.29%
2015 2,219,000 3.31%
2014 2,148,000 3.32%
2013 2,079,000 3.28%
2012 2,013,000 3.34%
2011 1,948,000 3.29%
2010 1,886,000 3.34%
2009 1,825,000 4.89%
2008 1,740,000 5.39%
2007 1,651,000 5.43%
2006 1,566,000 5.38%
2005 1,486,000 5.39%
2004 1,410,000 5.46%
2003 1,337,000 5.36%
2002 1,269,000 5.40%
2001 1,204,000 5.43%
2000 1,142,000 5.45%
1999 1,083,000 5.35%
1998 1,028,000 4.37%
1997 985,000 4.01%
1996 947,000 4.07%
1995 910,000 4.00%
1994 875,000 4.04%
1993 841,000 4.08%
1992 808,000 3.99%
1991 777,000 4.16%
1990 746,000 4.04%
1989 717,000 3.91%
1988 690,000 4.07%
1987 663,000 4.41%
1986 635,000 4.44%
1985 608,000 4.47%
1984 582,000 4.49%
1983 557,000 4.31%
1982 534,000 4.50%
1981 511,000 4.50%
1980 489,000 4.49%
1979 468,000 4.46%
1978 448,000 4.43%
1977 429,000 6.98%
1976 401,000 10.47%
1975 363,000 10.33%
1974 329,000 10.40%
1973 298,000 10.37%
1972 270,000 10.20%
1971 245,000 10.36%
1970 222,000 10.45%
1969 201,000 10.44%
1968 182,000 5.20%
1967 173,000 4.85%
1966 165,000 4.43%
1965 158,000 3.95%
1964 152,000 4.11%
1963 146,000 4.29%
1962 140,000 3.70%
1961 135,000 3.85%
1960 130,000 3.17%
1959 126,000 3.28%
1958 122,000 3.39%
1957 118,000 2.61%
1956 115,000 3.60%
1955 111,000 2.78%
1954 108,000 3.85%
1953 104,000 2.97%
1952 101,000 3.06%
1951 98,000 10.11%
1950 89,000 0.00%