Bulawayo, Zimbabwe 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 Bulawayo, Zimbabwe metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Bulawayo in 2020 is 638,000, a 0% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Bulawayo in 2019 was 638,000, a 0.31% decline from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Bulawayo in 2018 was 640,000, a 0.31% decline from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Bulawayo in 2017 was 642,000, a 0.47% decline from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Zimbabwe
City Name Population
Harare 1,530,000
Bulawayo 638,000
Chitungwiza 386,000
Bulawayo - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 638,000 0.00%
2019 638,000 -0.31%
2018 640,000 -0.31%
2017 642,000 -0.47%
2016 645,000 -0.31%
2015 647,000 -0.31%
2014 649,000 -0.31%
2013 651,000 -0.46%
2012 654,000 -0.30%
2011 656,000 -0.30%
2010 658,000 -0.45%
2009 661,000 -0.30%
2008 663,000 -0.30%
2007 665,000 -0.45%
2006 668,000 -0.30%
2005 670,000 -0.30%
2004 672,000 -0.44%
2003 675,000 -0.15%
2002 676,000 0.90%
2001 670,000 0.75%
2000 665,000 0.91%
1999 659,000 0.92%
1998 653,000 0.77%
1997 648,000 0.93%
1996 642,000 0.78%
1995 637,000 0.79%
1994 632,000 0.96%
1993 626,000 1.29%
1992 618,000 4.04%
1991 594,000 4.21%
1990 570,000 4.20%
1989 547,000 3.99%
1988 526,000 4.16%
1987 505,000 4.34%
1986 484,000 4.09%
1985 465,000 4.03%
1984 447,000 4.20%
1983 429,000 4.13%
1982 412,000 3.26%
1981 399,000 3.37%
1980 386,000 3.21%
1979 374,000 3.31%
1978 362,000 3.43%
1977 350,000 3.24%
1976 339,000 3.35%
1975 328,000 3.47%
1974 317,000 3.26%
1973 307,000 6.23%
1972 289,000 5.47%
1971 274,000 5.38%
1970 260,000 5.26%
1969 247,000 6.47%
1968 232,000 6.91%
1967 217,000 6.90%
1966 203,000 6.28%
1965 191,000 7.30%
1964 178,000 6.59%
1963 167,000 6.37%
1962 157,000 8.28%
1961 145,000 9.02%
1960 133,000 8.13%
1959 123,000 8.85%
1958 113,000 8.65%
1957 104,000 8.33%
1956 96,000 2.13%
1955 94,000 0.00%
1954 94,000 1.08%
1953 93,000 0.00%
1952 93,000 1.09%
1951 92,000 0.00%
1950 92,000 0.00%