Dakar, Senegal Population 1950-2020

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 population of Dakar in 2020 is 3,140,000, a 2.72% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Dakar in 2019 was 3,057,000, a 2.65% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Dakar in 2018 was 2,978,000, a 2.58% increase from 2017.
  • The 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%