Muscat, Oman Metro Area Population 1950-2020

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%