Polokwane, South Africa Metro Area Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Polokwane, South Africa metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Polokwane in 2020 is 426,000, a 4.93% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Polokwane in 2019 was 406,000, a 5.45% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Polokwane in 2018 was 385,000, a 5.77% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Polokwane in 2017 was 364,000, a 5.81% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in South Africa
City Name Population
Johannesburg 5,783,000
Cape Town 4,618,000
Ekurhuleni 3,894,000
Ethekwini 3,158,000
Pretoria 2,566,000
Nelson Mandela Bay 1,254,000
West Rand 898,000
Soshanguve 853,000
Vereeniging 774,000
Buffalo City 709,000
Bloemfontein 567,000
The Msunduzi 527,000
Rustenburg 509,000
Witbank 454,000
Polokwane 426,000
Polokwane - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 426,000 4.93%
2019 406,000 5.45%
2018 385,000 5.77%
2017 364,000 5.81%
2016 344,000 5.85%
2015 325,000 5.86%
2014 307,000 5.86%
2013 290,000 6.23%
2012 273,000 5.81%
2011 258,000 5.74%
2010 244,000 6.09%
2009 230,000 5.50%
2008 218,000 6.34%
2007 205,000 5.67%
2006 194,000 6.01%
2005 183,000 5.78%
2004 173,000 6.13%
2003 163,000 5.84%
2002 154,000 6.21%
2001 145,000 6.62%
2000 136,000 7.09%
1999 127,000 6.72%
1998 119,000 7.21%
1997 111,000 5.71%
1996 105,000 5.00%
1995 100,000 4.17%
1994 96,000 4.35%
1993 92,000 4.55%
1992 88,000 4.76%
1991 84,000 3.70%
1990 81,000 5.19%
1989 77,000 5.48%
1988 73,000 4.29%
1987 70,000 4.48%
1986 67,000 4.69%
1985 64,000 4.92%
1984 61,000 5.17%
1983 58,000 5.45%
1982 55,000 3.77%
1981 53,000 6.00%
1980 50,000 4.17%
1979 48,000 4.35%
1978 46,000 4.55%
1977 44,000 4.76%
1976 42,000 5.00%
1975 40,000 5.26%
1974 38,000 5.56%
1973 36,000 2.86%
1972 35,000 6.06%
1971 33,000 6.45%
1970 31,000 3.33%
1969 30,000 3.45%
1968 29,000 7.41%
1967 27,000 3.85%
1966 26,000 4.00%
1965 25,000 4.17%
1964 24,000 4.35%
1963 23,000 4.55%
1962 22,000 4.76%
1961 21,000 5.00%
1960 20,000 5.26%
1959 19,000 5.56%
1958 18,000 5.88%
1957 17,000 6.25%
1956 16,000 0.00%
1955 16,000 6.67%
1954 15,000 7.14%
1953 14,000 7.69%
1952 13,000 0.00%
1951 13,000 8.33%
1950 12,000 0.00%