Mogadishu, Somalia Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Mogadishu, Somalia metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Mogadishu in 2019 is 2,180,000, a 4.71% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Mogadishu in 2018 was 2,082,000, a 5.31% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Mogadishu in 2017 was 1,977,000, a 5.33% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Mogadishu in 2016 was 1,877,000, a 5.27% 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
Mogadishu - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 2,180,000 4.71%
2018 2,082,000 5.31%
2017 1,977,000 5.33%
2016 1,877,000 5.27%
2015 1,783,000 5.32%
2014 1,693,000 5.29%
2013 1,608,000 5.30%
2012 1,527,000 5.31%
2011 1,450,000 7.17%
2010 1,353,000 7.13%
2009 1,263,000 7.12%
2008 1,179,000 7.18%
2007 1,100,000 -25.22%
2006 1,471,000 3.96%
2005 1,415,000 3.97%
2004 1,361,000 3.89%
2003 1,310,000 3.97%
2002 1,260,000 3.96%
2001 1,212,000 0.92%
2000 1,201,000 0.92%
1999 1,190,000 0.93%
1998 1,179,000 0.94%
1997 1,168,000 0.95%
1996 1,157,000 0.87%
1995 1,147,000 0.97%
1994 1,136,000 0.89%
1993 1,126,000 0.99%
1992 1,115,000 0.90%
1991 1,105,000 6.76%
1990 1,035,000 6.70%
1989 970,000 6.71%
1988 909,000 6.82%
1987 851,000 6.64%
1986 798,000 6.83%
1985 747,000 6.71%
1984 700,000 8.02%
1983 648,000 8.00%
1982 600,000 4.35%
1981 575,000 4.36%
1980 551,000 4.36%
1979 528,000 4.35%
1978 506,000 4.33%
1977 485,000 4.53%
1976 464,000 4.27%
1975 445,000 9.07%
1974 408,000 12.40%
1973 363,000 12.38%
1972 323,000 12.15%
1971 288,000 12.50%
1970 256,000 12.28%
1969 228,000 12.32%
1968 203,000 12.15%
1967 181,000 12.42%
1966 161,000 11.81%
1965 144,000 12.50%
1964 128,000 10.34%
1963 116,000 7.41%
1962 108,000 6.93%
1961 101,000 7.45%
1960 94,000 6.82%
1959 88,000 4.76%
1958 84,000 6.33%
1957 79,000 5.33%
1956 75,000 5.63%
1955 71,000 4.41%
1954 68,000 6.25%
1953 64,000 4.92%
1952 61,000 5.17%
1951 58,000 5.45%
1950 55,000 0.00%