Doha, Qatar Metro Area Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Doha, Qatar metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Doha in 2020 is 641,000, a 0.63% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Doha in 2019 was 637,000, a 0.63% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Doha in 2018 was 633,000, a 2.26% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Doha in 2017 was 619,000, a 2.48% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Qatar
City Name Population
Ar-Rayyan 738,000
Doha 641,000
Doha Industrial Area 419,000
Doha - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 641,000 0.63%
2019 637,000 0.63%
2018 633,000 2.26%
2017 619,000 2.48%
2016 604,000 2.37%
2015 590,000 2.43%
2014 576,000 2.49%
2013 562,000 2.37%
2012 549,000 2.43%
2011 536,000 2.29%
2010 524,000 6.29%
2009 493,000 7.17%
2008 460,000 7.23%
2007 429,000 7.25%
2006 400,000 7.24%
2005 373,000 7.18%
2004 348,000 4.82%
2003 332,000 3.75%
2002 320,000 3.56%
2001 309,000 3.69%
2000 298,000 3.83%
1999 287,000 3.61%
1998 277,000 3.75%
1997 267,000 2.30%
1996 261,000 1.95%
1995 256,000 1.59%
1994 252,000 2.02%
1993 247,000 1.65%
1992 243,000 1.67%
1991 239,000 1.70%
1990 235,000 2.17%
1989 230,000 1.77%
1988 226,000 1.80%
1987 222,000 1.83%
1986 218,000 4.81%
1985 208,000 6.12%
1984 196,000 6.52%
1983 184,000 6.36%
1982 173,000 6.79%
1981 162,000 5.88%
1980 153,000 6.25%
1979 144,000 6.67%
1978 135,000 6.30%
1977 127,000 6.72%
1976 119,000 6.25%
1975 112,000 6.67%
1974 105,000 6.06%
1973 99,000 6.45%
1972 93,000 5.68%
1971 88,000 12.82%
1970 78,000 13.04%
1969 69,000 11.29%
1968 62,000 12.73%
1967 55,000 10.00%
1966 50,000 8.70%
1965 46,000 9.52%
1964 42,000 10.53%
1963 38,000 8.57%
1962 35,000 6.06%
1961 33,000 6.45%
1960 31,000 3.33%
1959 30,000 7.14%
1958 28,000 7.69%
1957 26,000 4.00%
1956 25,000 4.17%
1955 24,000 9.09%
1954 22,000 4.76%
1953 21,000 5.00%
1952 20,000 5.26%
1951 19,000 5.56%
1950 18,000 0.00%