Muscat, Oman 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 Muscat, Oman metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Muscat in 2020 is 1,550,000, a 3.2% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Muscat in 2019 was 1,502,000, a 3.8% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Muscat in 2018 was 1,447,000, a 5.01% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Muscat in 2017 was 1,378,000, a 5.03% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Oman
City Name Population
Muscat 1,550,000
Salalah 420,000
Muscat - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 1,550,000 3.20%
2019 1,502,000 3.80%
2018 1,447,000 5.01%
2017 1,378,000 5.03%
2016 1,312,000 11.19%
2015 1,180,000 11.11%
2014 1,062,000 11.09%
2013 956,000 11.03%
2012 861,000 11.10%
2011 775,000 7.49%
2010 721,000 3.00%
2009 700,000 2.94%
2008 680,000 3.03%
2007 660,000 3.13%
2006 640,000 2.89%
2005 622,000 3.15%
2004 603,000 2.20%
2003 590,000 1.55%
2002 581,000 1.57%
2001 572,000 1.42%
2000 564,000 1.62%
1999 555,000 1.46%
1998 547,000 1.48%
1997 539,000 1.51%
1996 531,000 1.53%
1995 523,000 1.36%
1994 516,000 5.74%
1993 488,000 11.42%
1992 438,000 11.45%
1991 393,000 11.33%
1990 353,000 11.36%
1989 317,000 11.23%
1988 285,000 11.76%
1987 255,000 11.35%
1986 229,000 11.17%
1985 206,000 11.35%
1984 185,000 11.45%
1983 166,000 11.41%
1982 149,000 12.03%
1981 133,000 10.83%
1980 120,000 11.11%
1979 108,000 11.34%
1978 97,000 11.49%
1977 87,000 11.54%
1976 78,000 11.43%
1975 70,000 11.11%
1974 63,000 12.50%
1973 56,000 12.00%
1972 50,000 11.11%
1971 45,000 9.76%
1970 41,000 13.89%
1969 36,000 9.09%
1968 33,000 13.79%
1967 29,000 11.54%
1966 26,000 8.33%
1965 24,000 14.29%
1964 21,000 10.53%
1963 19,000 11.76%
1962 17,000 13.33%
1961 15,000 7.14%
1960 14,000 7.69%
1959 13,000 0.00%
1958 13,000 8.33%
1957 12,000 0.00%
1956 12,000 9.09%
1955 11,000 0.00%
1954 11,000 10.00%
1953 10,000 0.00%
1952 10,000 11.11%
1951 9,000 0.00%
1950 9,000 0.00%