Rawalpindi, Pakistan Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Rawalpindi, Pakistan metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Rawalpindi in 2019 is 2,196,000, a 1.86% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Rawalpindi in 2018 was 2,156,000, a 2.13% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Rawalpindi in 2017 was 2,111,000, a 2.13% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Rawalpindi in 2016 was 2,067,000, a 2.12% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Pakistan
City Name Population
Karachi 15,741,000
Lahore 12,188,000
Faisalabad 3,385,000
Rawalpindi 2,196,000
Gujranwala 2,169,000
Peshawar 2,133,000
Multan 1,972,000
Hyderabad 1,815,000
Islamabad 1,095,000
Quetta 1,070,000
Bahawalpur 820,000
Sialkot 690,000
Sargodha 688,000
Sukkur 524,000
Larkana 520,000
Sheikhupura 504,000
Rahim Yar Khan 451,000
Dera Ghazikhan 435,000
Jhang 431,000
Sahiwal 419,000
Gujrat 411,000
Wah 410,000
Okara 382,000
Kasur 375,000
Mardan 374,000
Rawalpindi - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%