Karachi, Pakistan 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 Karachi, Pakistan metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Karachi in 2020 is 16,094,000, a 2.24% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Karachi in 2019 was 15,741,000, a 2.21% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Karachi in 2018 was 15,400,000, a 2.52% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Karachi in 2017 was 15,021,000, a 2.53% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Pakistan
City Name Population
Karachi 16,094,000
Lahore 12,642,000
Faisalabad 3,462,000
Rawalpindi 2,237,000
Gujranwala 2,229,000
Peshawar 2,203,000
Multan 2,015,000
Hyderabad 1,850,000
Islamabad 1,129,000
Quetta 1,100,000
Bahawalpur 845,000
Sialkot 705,000
Sargodha 700,000
Larkana 534,000
Sukkur 534,000
Sheikhupura 517,000
Rahim Yar Khan 464,000
Dera Ghazikhan 451,000
Jhang 438,000
Sahiwal 431,000
Wah 422,000
Gujrat 419,000
Okara 393,000
Kasur 382,000
Mardan 381,000
Karachi - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 16,094,000 2.24%
2019 15,741,000 2.21%
2018 15,400,000 2.52%
2017 15,021,000 2.53%
2016 14,651,000 2.53%
2015 14,289,000 2.53%
2014 13,937,000 2.53%
2013 13,593,000 2.53%
2012 13,258,000 2.53%
2011 12,931,000 2.53%
2010 12,612,000 2.53%
2009 12,301,000 2.53%
2008 11,998,000 2.53%
2007 11,702,000 2.53%
2006 11,413,000 2.52%
2005 11,132,000 2.53%
2004 10,857,000 2.53%
2003 10,589,000 2.53%
2002 10,328,000 2.53%
2001 10,073,000 2.52%
2000 9,825,000 2.53%
1999 9,583,000 2.54%
1998 9,346,000 3.13%
1997 9,062,000 3.45%
1996 8,760,000 3.46%
1995 8,467,000 3.45%
1994 8,185,000 3.45%
1993 7,912,000 3.44%
1992 7,649,000 3.45%
1991 7,394,000 3.46%
1990 7,147,000 3.44%
1989 6,909,000 3.44%
1988 6,679,000 3.45%
1987 6,456,000 3.44%
1986 6,241,000 3.45%
1985 6,033,000 3.45%
1984 5,832,000 3.46%
1983 5,637,000 3.45%
1982 5,449,000 3.46%
1981 5,267,000 4.34%
1980 5,048,000 4.84%
1979 4,815,000 4.81%
1978 4,594,000 4.81%
1977 4,383,000 4.81%
1976 4,182,000 4.84%
1975 3,989,000 4.81%
1974 3,806,000 4.82%
1973 3,631,000 4.91%
1972 3,461,000 5.36%
1971 3,285,000 5.32%
1970 3,119,000 5.34%
1969 2,961,000 5.34%
1968 2,811,000 5.36%
1967 2,668,000 5.33%
1966 2,533,000 5.32%
1965 2,405,000 5.34%
1964 2,283,000 5.30%
1963 2,168,000 5.34%
1962 2,058,000 5.32%
1961 1,954,000 5.45%
1960 1,853,000 5.46%
1959 1,757,000 5.46%
1958 1,666,000 5.51%
1957 1,579,000 5.48%
1956 1,497,000 5.50%
1955 1,419,000 5.42%
1954 1,346,000 5.49%
1953 1,276,000 5.45%
1952 1,210,000 5.49%
1951 1,147,000 8.72%
1950 1,055,000 0.00%