Harare, 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 Harare, Zimbabwe metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Harare in 2020 is 1,530,000, a 0.59% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Harare in 2019 was 1,521,000, a 0.4% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Harare in 2018 was 1,515,000, a 0.33% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Harare in 2017 was 1,510,000, a 0.33% increase 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
Harare - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 1,530,000 0.59%
2019 1,521,000 0.40%
2018 1,515,000 0.33%
2017 1,510,000 0.33%
2016 1,505,000 0.33%
2015 1,500,000 0.33%
2014 1,495,000 0.34%
2013 1,490,000 0.34%
2012 1,485,000 0.34%
2011 1,480,000 0.34%
2010 1,475,000 0.34%
2009 1,470,000 0.34%
2008 1,465,000 0.34%
2007 1,460,000 0.34%
2006 1,455,000 0.34%
2005 1,450,000 0.35%
2004 1,445,000 0.35%
2003 1,440,000 0.56%
2002 1,432,000 1.92%
2001 1,405,000 1.89%
2000 1,379,000 1.92%
1999 1,353,000 1.88%
1998 1,328,000 1.92%
1997 1,303,000 1.88%
1996 1,279,000 1.91%
1995 1,255,000 1.87%
1994 1,232,000 1.90%
1993 1,209,000 2.46%
1992 1,180,000 6.12%
1991 1,112,000 6.21%
1990 1,047,000 6.08%
1989 987,000 6.13%
1988 930,000 6.16%
1987 876,000 6.05%
1986 826,000 6.17%
1985 778,000 6.14%
1984 733,000 6.08%
1983 691,000 5.82%
1982 653,000 2.83%
1981 635,000 3.08%
1980 616,000 2.84%
1979 599,000 3.10%
1978 581,000 3.01%
1977 564,000 2.92%
1976 548,000 3.01%
1975 532,000 2.90%
1974 517,000 2.99%
1973 502,000 5.68%
1972 475,000 6.74%
1971 445,000 6.71%
1970 417,000 6.92%
1969 390,000 5.41%
1968 370,000 5.11%
1967 352,000 5.07%
1966 335,000 5.02%
1965 319,000 5.28%
1964 303,000 5.21%
1963 288,000 5.11%
1962 274,000 4.98%
1961 261,000 5.24%
1960 248,000 5.08%
1959 236,000 5.36%
1958 224,000 5.16%
1957 213,000 4.93%
1956 203,000 5.73%
1955 192,000 6.08%
1954 181,000 6.47%
1953 170,000 5.59%
1952 161,000 6.62%
1951 151,000 5.59%
1950 143,000 0.00%