Dakar, Senegal 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 Dakar, Senegal metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Dakar in 2020 is 3,140,000, a 2.72% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Dakar in 2019 was 3,057,000, a 2.65% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Dakar in 2018 was 2,978,000, a 2.58% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Dakar in 2017 was 2,903,000, a 2.58% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Senegal
City Name Population
Dakar 3,140,000
Thies 377,000
Rufisque 347,000
Dakar - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 3,140,000 2.72%
2019 3,057,000 2.65%
2018 2,978,000 2.58%
2017 2,903,000 2.58%
2016 2,830,000 2.61%
2015 2,758,000 2.60%
2014 2,688,000 2.60%
2013 2,620,000 2.58%
2012 2,554,000 2.57%
2011 2,490,000 2.60%
2010 2,427,000 2.62%
2009 2,365,000 2.56%
2008 2,306,000 2.63%
2007 2,247,000 2.60%
2006 2,190,000 2.58%
2005 2,135,000 2.59%
2004 2,081,000 2.61%
2003 2,028,000 2.63%
2002 1,976,000 3.02%
2001 1,918,000 3.01%
2000 1,862,000 2.99%
1999 1,808,000 3.02%
1998 1,755,000 2.99%
1997 1,704,000 3.02%
1996 1,654,000 3.05%
1995 1,605,000 2.95%
1994 1,559,000 3.04%
1993 1,513,000 3.00%
1992 1,469,000 3.02%
1991 1,426,000 3.03%
1990 1,384,000 2.98%
1989 1,344,000 3.07%
1988 1,304,000 3.82%
1987 1,256,000 3.97%
1986 1,208,000 3.96%
1985 1,162,000 3.94%
1984 1,118,000 4.00%
1983 1,075,000 3.86%
1982 1,035,000 4.02%
1981 995,000 3.97%
1980 957,000 3.91%
1979 921,000 3.95%
1978 886,000 3.99%
1977 852,000 3.90%
1976 820,000 4.86%
1975 782,000 5.11%
1974 744,000 5.08%
1973 708,000 5.04%
1972 674,000 5.15%
1971 641,000 5.08%
1970 610,000 4.99%
1969 581,000 5.25%
1968 552,000 5.34%
1967 524,000 5.22%
1966 498,000 5.29%
1965 473,000 5.35%
1964 449,000 5.40%
1963 426,000 5.19%
1962 405,000 5.47%
1961 384,000 6.96%
1960 359,000 8.79%
1959 330,000 8.91%
1958 303,000 8.60%
1957 279,000 8.98%
1956 256,000 8.94%
1955 235,000 1.73%
1954 231,000 0.43%
1953 230,000 0.00%
1952 230,000 0.44%
1951 229,000 7.01%
1950 214,000 0.00%