Buffalo City, South Africa Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Buffalo City, South Africa metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Buffalo City in 2019 is 700,000, a 1.01% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Buffalo City in 2018 was 693,000, a 1.61% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Buffalo City in 2017 was 682,000, a 1.64% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Buffalo City in 2016 was 671,000, a 1.51% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in South Africa
City Name Population
Johannesburg 5,635,000
Cape Town 4,524,000
Ekurhuleni 3,818,000
Ethekwini 3,145,000
Pretoria 2,473,000
Nelson Mandela Bay 1,242,000
West Rand 886,000
Soshanguve 841,000
Vereeniging 769,000
Buffalo City 700,000
Bloemfontein 556,000
The Msunduzi 521,000
Rustenburg 485,000
Witbank 438,000
Polokwane 406,000
Buffalo City - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 700,000 1.01%
2018 693,000 1.61%
2017 682,000 1.64%
2016 671,000 1.51%
2015 661,000 1.54%
2014 651,000 1.72%
2013 640,000 1.43%
2012 631,000 1.61%
2011 621,000 1.64%
2010 611,000 1.50%
2009 602,000 1.69%
2008 592,000 1.54%
2007 583,000 1.57%
2006 574,000 1.59%
2005 565,000 1.62%
2004 556,000 1.46%
2003 548,000 1.67%
2002 539,000 1.51%
2001 531,000 1.14%
2000 525,000 1.16%
1999 519,000 1.17%
1998 513,000 1.18%
1997 507,000 2.42%
1996 495,000 5.77%
1995 468,000 5.88%
1994 442,000 6.00%
1993 417,000 5.84%
1992 394,000 5.91%
1991 372,000 6.90%
1990 348,000 7.41%
1989 324,000 7.64%
1988 301,000 7.12%
1987 281,000 7.66%
1986 261,000 7.41%
1985 243,000 5.19%
1984 231,000 4.52%
1983 221,000 4.25%
1982 212,000 4.43%
1981 203,000 4.64%
1980 194,000 4.30%
1979 186,000 4.49%
1978 178,000 4.71%
1977 170,000 4.29%
1976 163,000 4.49%
1975 156,000 4.70%
1974 149,000 4.20%
1973 143,000 4.38%
1972 137,000 4.58%
1971 131,000 3.97%
1970 126,000 1.61%
1969 124,000 0.81%
1968 123,000 0.82%
1967 122,000 0.83%
1966 121,000 0.83%
1965 120,000 0.84%
1964 119,000 0.00%
1963 119,000 0.85%
1962 118,000 0.85%
1961 117,000 0.86%
1960 116,000 2.65%
1959 113,000 2.73%
1958 110,000 2.80%
1957 107,000 2.88%
1956 104,000 1.96%
1955 102,000 3.03%
1954 99,000 3.13%
1953 96,000 2.13%
1952 94,000 2.17%
1951 92,000 3.37%
1950 89,000 0.00%