Lahore, Pakistan Metro Area Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Lahore, Pakistan metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Lahore in 2020 is 12,642,000, a 3.72% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Lahore in 2019 was 12,188,000, a 3.83% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Lahore in 2018 was 11,738,000, a 4.22% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Lahore in 2017 was 11,263,000, a 4.21% 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
Lahore - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 12,642,000 3.72%
2019 12,188,000 3.83%
2018 11,738,000 4.22%
2017 11,263,000 4.21%
2016 10,808,000 4.23%
2015 10,369,000 4.22%
2014 9,949,000 4.22%
2013 9,546,000 4.21%
2012 9,160,000 4.23%
2011 8,788,000 4.22%
2010 8,432,000 4.21%
2009 8,091,000 4.23%
2008 7,763,000 4.23%
2007 7,448,000 4.23%
2006 7,146,000 4.21%
2005 6,857,000 4.21%
2004 6,580,000 4.23%
2003 6,313,000 4.23%
2002 6,057,000 4.23%
2001 5,811,000 4.21%
2000 5,576,000 4.22%
1999 5,350,000 4.23%
1998 5,133,000 3.55%
1997 4,957,000 3.21%
1996 4,803,000 3.22%
1995 4,653,000 3.24%
1994 4,507,000 3.21%
1993 4,367,000 3.24%
1992 4,230,000 3.22%
1991 4,098,000 3.22%
1990 3,970,000 3.22%
1989 3,846,000 3.22%
1988 3,726,000 3.21%
1987 3,610,000 3.23%
1986 3,497,000 3.22%
1985 3,388,000 3.23%
1984 3,282,000 3.21%
1983 3,180,000 3.25%
1982 3,080,000 3.22%
1981 2,984,000 3.54%
1980 2,882,000 3.74%
1979 2,778,000 3.73%
1978 2,678,000 3.76%
1977 2,581,000 3.74%
1976 2,488,000 3.71%
1975 2,399,000 3.76%
1974 2,312,000 3.72%
1973 2,229,000 3.92%
1972 2,145,000 4.48%
1971 2,053,000 4.53%
1970 1,964,000 4.52%
1969 1,879,000 4.51%
1968 1,798,000 4.53%
1967 1,720,000 4.50%
1966 1,646,000 4.51%
1965 1,575,000 4.51%
1964 1,507,000 4.51%
1963 1,442,000 4.49%
1962 1,380,000 4.55%
1961 1,320,000 4.43%
1960 1,264,000 4.38%
1959 1,211,000 4.31%
1958 1,161,000 4.31%
1957 1,113,000 4.41%
1956 1,066,000 4.31%
1955 1,022,000 4.39%
1954 979,000 4.37%
1953 938,000 4.34%
1952 899,000 4.29%
1951 862,000 3.11%
1950 836,000 0.00%