Merca, Somalia Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Merca, Somalia metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Merca in 2019 is 637,000, a 4.6% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Merca in 2018 was 609,000, a 5% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Merca in 2017 was 580,000, a 5.26% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Merca in 2016 was 551,000, a 5.15% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Somalia
City Name Population
Mogadishu 2,180,000
Hargeysa 946,000
Merca 637,000
Berbera 478,000
Kismaayo 452,000
Merca - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 637,000 4.60%
2018 609,000 5.00%
2017 580,000 5.26%
2016 551,000 5.15%
2015 524,000 5.01%
2014 499,000 5.27%
2013 474,000 5.10%
2012 451,000 5.13%
2011 429,000 5.15%
2010 408,000 5.15%
2009 388,000 5.15%
2008 369,000 5.13%
2007 351,000 5.09%
2006 334,000 5.36%
2005 317,000 4.97%
2004 302,000 5.23%
2003 287,000 5.13%
2002 273,000 5.00%
2001 260,000 5.26%
2000 247,000 5.11%
1999 235,000 5.38%
1998 223,000 5.19%
1997 212,000 4.95%
1996 202,000 5.21%
1995 192,000 4.92%
1994 183,000 5.17%
1993 174,000 5.45%
1992 165,000 5.10%
1991 157,000 5.37%
1990 149,000 4.93%
1989 142,000 5.19%
1988 135,000 4.65%
1987 129,000 5.74%
1986 122,000 5.17%
1985 116,000 4.50%
1984 111,000 5.71%
1983 105,000 5.00%
1982 100,000 3.09%
1981 97,000 3.19%
1980 94,000 3.30%
1979 91,000 3.41%
1978 88,000 3.53%
1977 85,000 2.41%
1976 83,000 3.75%
1975 80,000 2.56%
1974 78,000 4.00%
1973 75,000 2.74%
1972 73,000 2.82%
1971 71,000 4.41%
1970 68,000 3.03%
1969 66,000 3.13%
1968 64,000 3.23%
1967 62,000 3.33%
1966 60,000 3.45%
1965 58,000 3.57%
1964 56,000 3.70%
1963 54,000 3.85%
1962 52,000 4.00%
1961 50,000 4.17%
1960 48,000 4.35%
1959 46,000 4.55%
1958 44,000 4.76%
1957 42,000 5.00%
1956 40,000 5.26%
1955 38,000 2.70%
1954 37,000 5.71%
1953 35,000 2.94%
1952 34,000 6.25%
1951 32,000 3.23%
1950 31,000 0.00%