Kigali, Rwanda Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Kigali, Rwanda metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Kigali in 2019 is 1,095,000, a 3.5% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Kigali in 2018 was 1,058,000, a 3.62% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Kigali in 2017 was 1,021,000, a 3.55% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Kigali in 2016 was 986,000, a 3.68% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Rwanda
City Name Population
Kigali 1,095,000
Kigali - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 1,095,000 3.50%
2018 1,058,000 3.62%
2017 1,021,000 3.55%
2016 986,000 3.68%
2015 951,000 3.59%
2014 918,000 3.61%
2013 886,000 3.50%
2012 856,000 3.63%
2011 826,000 3.64%
2010 797,000 3.64%
2009 769,000 3.50%
2008 743,000 3.63%
2007 717,000 3.61%
2006 692,000 3.59%
2005 668,000 3.57%
2004 645,000 3.70%
2003 622,000 4.36%
2002 596,000 9.36%
2001 545,000 9.44%
2000 498,000 9.69%
1999 454,000 9.40%
1998 415,000 9.50%
1997 379,000 9.22%
1996 347,000 8.44%
1995 320,000 8.47%
1994 295,000 8.46%
1993 272,000 8.80%
1992 250,000 8.23%
1991 231,000 5.48%
1990 219,000 5.29%
1989 208,000 5.58%
1988 197,000 5.35%
1987 187,000 5.65%
1986 177,000 5.36%
1985 168,000 5.66%
1984 159,000 5.30%
1983 151,000 5.59%
1982 143,000 5.93%
1981 135,000 5.47%
1980 128,000 4.92%
1979 122,000 6.09%
1978 115,000 8.49%
1977 106,000 9.28%
1976 97,000 7.78%
1975 90,000 9.76%
1974 82,000 7.89%
1973 76,000 8.57%
1972 70,000 9.38%
1971 64,000 8.47%
1970 59,000 5.36%
1969 56,000 5.66%
1968 53,000 6.00%
1967 50,000 4.17%
1966 48,000 6.67%
1965 45,000 4.65%
1964 43,000 7.50%
1963 40,000 5.26%
1962 38,000 5.56%
1961 36,000 5.88%
1960 34,000 6.25%
1959 32,000 3.23%
1958 31,000 6.90%
1957 29,000 3.57%
1956 28,000 7.69%
1955 26,000 4.00%
1954 25,000 8.70%
1953 23,000 4.55%
1952 22,000 4.76%
1951 21,000 5.00%
1950 20,000 0.00%