Karachi, Pakistan Metro Area Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Karachi, Pakistan metro area from 1950 to 2022. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Karachi in 2022 is 16,840,000, a 2.31% increase from 2021.
  • The metro area population of Karachi in 2021 was 16,459,000, a 2.27% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Karachi in 2020 was 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.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Pakistan
City Name Population
Karachi 16,840,000
Lahore 13,542,000
Faisalabad 3,625,000
Gujranwala 2,353,000
Peshawar 2,343,000
Rawalpindi 2,327,000
Multan 2,106,000
Hyderabad 1,926,000
Islamabad 1,198,000
Quetta 1,160,000
Bahawalpur 895,000
Sialkot 736,000
Sargodha 727,000
Larkana 564,000
Sukkur 557,000
Sheikhupura 545,000
Rahim Yar Khan 490,000
Dera Ghazikhan 482,000
Sahiwal 457,000
Jhang 454,000
Wah 448,000
Gujrat 438,000
Okara 414,000
Kasur 397,000
Mardan 396,000
Karachi - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 16,840,000 2.31%
2021 16,459,000 2.27%
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%