Karachi, Pakistan Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Karachi, Pakistan metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Karachi in 2021 is 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.
  • The metro area population of Karachi in 2018 was 15,400,000, a 2.52% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Pakistan
City Name Population
Karachi 16,459,000
Lahore 13,095,000
Faisalabad 3,542,000
Gujranwala 2,290,000
Rawalpindi 2,281,000
Peshawar 2,273,000
Multan 2,060,000
Hyderabad 1,887,000
Islamabad 1,164,000
Quetta 1,129,000
Bahawalpur 870,000
Sialkot 720,000
Sargodha 713,000
Larkana 549,000
Sukkur 545,000
Sheikhupura 531,000
Rahim Yar Khan 477,000
Dera Ghazikhan 466,000
Jhang 445,000
Sahiwal 444,000
Wah 435,000
Gujrat 429,000
Okara 404,000
Kasur 389,000
Mardan 388,000
Karachi - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%