Rawalpindi, Pakistan Metro Area Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Rawalpindi, Pakistan metro area from 1950 to 2022. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Rawalpindi in 2022 is 2,327,000, a 2.02% increase from 2021.
  • The metro area population of Rawalpindi in 2021 was 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.
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
Rawalpindi - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 2,327,000 2.02%
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%