Rawalpindi, Pakistan Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Rawalpindi, Pakistan metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Rawalpindi in 2021 is 2,281,000, a 1.97% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Rawalpindi in 2020 was 2,237,000, a 1.87% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Rawalpindi in 2019 was 2,196,000, a 1.86% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Rawalpindi in 2018 was 2,156,000, a 2.13% 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
Rawalpindi - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 2,281,000 1.97%
2020 2,237,000 1.87%
2019 2,196,000 1.86%
2018 2,156,000 2.13%
2017 2,111,000 2.13%
2016 2,067,000 2.12%
2015 2,024,000 2.12%
2014 1,982,000 2.11%
2013 1,941,000 2.10%
2012 1,901,000 2.15%
2011 1,861,000 2.14%
2010 1,822,000 2.13%
2009 1,784,000 2.12%
2008 1,747,000 2.10%
2007 1,711,000 2.15%
2006 1,675,000 2.07%
2005 1,641,000 2.18%
2004 1,606,000 2.10%
2003 1,573,000 2.14%
2002 1,540,000 2.12%
2001 1,508,000 2.10%
2000 1,477,000 2.14%
1999 1,446,000 2.12%
1998 1,416,000 2.98%
1997 1,375,000 3.38%
1996 1,330,000 3.42%
1995 1,286,000 3.46%
1994 1,243,000 3.41%
1993 1,202,000 3.35%
1992 1,163,000 3.47%
1991 1,124,000 3.40%
1990 1,087,000 3.43%
1989 1,051,000 3.34%
1988 1,017,000 3.46%
1987 983,000 3.36%
1986 951,000 3.48%
1985 919,000 3.37%
1984 889,000 3.37%
1983 860,000 3.49%
1982 831,000 3.36%
1981 804,000 3.21%
1980 779,000 3.04%
1979 756,000 3.14%
1978 733,000 3.09%
1977 711,000 3.04%
1976 690,000 2.99%
1975 670,000 3.08%
1974 650,000 3.17%
1973 630,000 3.45%
1972 609,000 5.18%
1971 579,000 5.27%
1970 550,000 5.36%
1969 522,000 5.24%
1968 496,000 5.08%
1967 472,000 5.36%
1966 448,000 5.16%
1965 426,000 5.19%
1964 405,000 5.19%
1963 385,000 5.19%
1962 366,000 5.48%
1961 347,000 4.20%
1960 333,000 3.74%
1959 321,000 3.55%
1958 310,000 3.68%
1957 299,000 3.82%
1956 288,000 3.60%
1955 278,000 3.73%
1954 268,000 3.88%
1953 258,000 3.61%
1952 249,000 3.75%
1951 240,000 3.00%
1950 233,000 0.00%