Windhoek, Namibia 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 Windhoek, Namibia metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Windhoek in 2020 is 431,000, a 3.36% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Windhoek in 2019 was 417,000, a 3.22% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Windhoek in 2018 was 404,000, a 3.06% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Windhoek in 2017 was 392,000, a 3.16% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Namibia
City Name Population
Windhoek 431,000
Windhoek - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 431,000 3.36%
2019 417,000 3.22%
2018 404,000 3.06%
2017 392,000 3.16%
2016 380,000 3.26%
2015 368,000 3.37%
2014 356,000 3.19%
2013 345,000 2.99%
2012 335,000 3.40%
2011 324,000 3.18%
2010 314,000 3.29%
2009 304,000 3.05%
2008 295,000 3.15%
2007 286,000 3.25%
2006 277,000 3.36%
2005 268,000 3.08%
2004 260,000 3.17%
2003 252,000 3.28%
2002 244,000 2.95%
2001 237,000 4.41%
2000 227,000 5.09%
1999 216,000 5.37%
1998 205,000 5.13%
1997 195,000 4.84%
1996 186,000 5.08%
1995 177,000 5.36%
1994 168,000 5.00%
1993 160,000 5.26%
1992 152,000 4.83%
1991 145,000 4.32%
1990 139,000 4.51%
1989 133,000 3.91%
1988 128,000 4.07%
1987 123,000 4.24%
1986 118,000 4.42%
1985 113,000 4.63%
1984 108,000 3.85%
1983 104,000 4.00%
1982 100,000 5.26%
1981 95,000 3.26%
1980 92,000 4.55%
1979 88,000 3.53%
1978 85,000 3.66%
1977 82,000 3.80%
1976 79,000 5.33%
1975 75,000 2.74%
1974 73,000 4.29%
1973 70,000 4.48%
1972 67,000 3.08%
1971 65,000 4.84%
1970 62,000 5.08%
1969 59,000 5.36%
1968 56,000 5.66%
1967 53,000 6.00%
1966 50,000 6.38%
1965 47,000 4.44%
1964 45,000 7.14%
1963 42,000 5.00%
1962 40,000 5.26%
1961 38,000 5.56%
1960 36,000 5.88%
1959 34,000 6.25%
1958 32,000 6.67%
1957 30,000 7.14%
1956 28,000 7.69%
1955 26,000 4.00%
1954 25,000 8.70%
1953 23,000 4.55%
1952 22,000 4.76%
1951 21,000 10.53%
1950 19,000 0.00%