Peshawar, Pakistan Metro Area Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Peshawar, Pakistan metro area from 1950 to 2022. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Peshawar in 2022 is 2,343,000, a 3.08% increase from 2021.
  • The metro area population of Peshawar in 2021 was 2,273,000, a 3.18% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Peshawar in 2020 was 2,203,000, a 3.28% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Peshawar in 2019 was 2,133,000, a 3.29% 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
Peshawar - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 2,343,000 3.08%
2021 2,273,000 3.18%
2020 2,203,000 3.28%
2019 2,133,000 3.29%
2018 2,065,000 3.72%
2017 1,991,000 3.70%
2016 1,920,000 3.67%
2015 1,852,000 3.70%
2014 1,786,000 3.72%
2013 1,722,000 3.67%
2012 1,661,000 3.68%
2011 1,602,000 3.69%
2010 1,545,000 3.69%
2009 1,490,000 3.69%
2008 1,437,000 3.68%
2007 1,386,000 3.74%
2006 1,336,000 3.65%
2005 1,289,000 3.70%
2004 1,243,000 3.67%
2003 1,199,000 3.72%
2002 1,156,000 3.68%
2001 1,115,000 3.72%
2000 1,075,000 3.66%
1999 1,037,000 3.70%
1998 1,000,000 3.41%
1997 967,000 3.31%
1996 936,000 3.43%
1995 905,000 3.31%
1994 876,000 3.30%
1993 848,000 3.29%
1992 821,000 3.40%
1991 794,000 3.25%
1990 769,000 3.36%
1989 744,000 3.33%
1988 720,000 3.30%
1987 697,000 3.41%
1986 674,000 3.22%
1985 653,000 3.32%
1984 632,000 3.44%
1983 611,000 3.21%
1982 592,000 3.50%
1981 572,000 6.92%
1980 535,000 9.18%
1979 490,000 8.89%
1978 450,000 8.96%
1977 413,000 8.97%
1976 379,000 9.22%
1975 347,000 8.78%
1974 319,000 9.25%
1973 292,000 7.35%
1972 272,000 1.87%
1971 267,000 1.91%
1970 262,000 1.95%
1969 257,000 1.98%
1968 252,000 2.02%
1967 247,000 2.07%
1966 242,000 1.68%
1965 238,000 2.15%
1964 233,000 1.75%
1963 229,000 1.78%
1962 225,000 2.27%
1961 220,000 2.80%
1960 214,000 3.88%
1959 206,000 3.52%
1958 199,000 4.19%
1957 191,000 3.24%
1956 185,000 3.93%
1955 178,000 4.09%
1954 171,000 3.64%
1953 165,000 3.77%
1952 159,000 3.92%
1951 153,000 0.00%
1950 153,000 0.00%