Freetown, Sierra Leone Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Freetown, Sierra Leone metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Freetown in 2019 is 1,168,000, a 2.82% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Freetown in 2018 was 1,136,000, a 2.9% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Freetown in 2017 was 1,104,000, a 2.89% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Freetown in 2016 was 1,073,000, a 2.88% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Sierra Leone
City Name Population
Freetown 1,168,000
Freetown - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 1,168,000 2.82%
2018 1,136,000 2.90%
2017 1,104,000 2.89%
2016 1,073,000 2.88%
2015 1,043,000 2.86%
2014 1,014,000 2.84%
2013 986,000 2.92%
2012 958,000 2.90%
2011 931,000 2.87%
2010 905,000 2.84%
2009 880,000 2.92%
2008 855,000 2.89%
2007 831,000 2.85%
2006 808,000 2.80%
2005 786,000 2.75%
2004 765,000 2.68%
2003 745,000 2.48%
2002 727,000 2.68%
2001 708,000 2.61%
2000 690,000 2.53%
1999 673,000 2.59%
1998 656,000 2.50%
1997 640,000 2.56%
1996 624,000 2.63%
1995 608,000 2.53%
1994 593,000 2.60%
1993 578,000 2.66%
1992 563,000 2.55%
1991 549,000 2.62%
1990 535,000 2.49%
1989 522,000 2.55%
1988 509,000 2.62%
1987 496,000 2.69%
1986 483,000 3.65%
1985 466,000 4.95%
1984 444,000 5.21%
1983 422,000 4.98%
1982 402,000 5.24%
1981 382,000 4.95%
1980 364,000 5.20%
1979 346,000 4.85%
1978 330,000 5.10%
1977 314,000 5.37%
1976 298,000 4.93%
1975 284,000 5.97%
1974 268,000 6.77%
1973 251,000 6.81%
1972 235,000 6.82%
1971 220,000 6.80%
1970 206,000 6.74%
1969 193,000 6.63%
1968 181,000 7.10%
1967 169,000 6.96%
1966 158,000 6.76%
1965 148,000 6.47%
1964 139,000 6.92%
1963 130,000 4.00%
1962 125,000 2.46%
1961 122,000 2.52%
1960 119,000 2.59%
1959 116,000 2.65%
1958 113,000 2.73%
1957 110,000 2.80%
1956 107,000 2.88%
1955 104,000 1.96%
1954 102,000 3.03%
1953 99,000 3.13%
1952 96,000 2.13%
1951 94,000 2.17%
1950 92,000 0.00%