Mogadishu, Somalia 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 Mogadishu, Somalia metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Mogadishu in 2020 is 2,282,000, a 4.68% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Mogadishu in 2019 was 2,180,000, a 4.71% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Mogadishu in 2018 was 2,082,000, a 5.31% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Mogadishu in 2017 was 1,977,000, a 5.33% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Somalia
City Name Population
Mogadishu 2,282,000
Hargeysa 989,000
Merca 666,000
Berbera 499,000
Kismaayo 471,000
Mogadishu - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 2,282,000 4.68%
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%