Khartoum, Sudan Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Khartoum, Sudan metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Khartoum in 2021 is 5,989,000, a 2.74% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Khartoum in 2020 was 5,829,000, a 2.66% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Khartoum in 2019 was 5,678,000, a 2.6% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Khartoum in 2018 was 5,534,000, a 2.58% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Sudan
City Name Population
Khartoum 5,989,000
Nyala 967,000
Al Ubayyid 495,000
Bur Sudan 493,000
Wad Medani 383,000
Kassala 371,000
Al Gadarif 366,000
Khartoum - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 5,989,000 2.74%
2020 5,829,000 2.66%
2019 5,678,000 2.60%
2018 5,534,000 2.58%
2017 5,395,000 2.57%
2016 5,260,000 2.57%
2015 5,128,000 2.56%
2014 5,000,000 2.59%
2013 4,874,000 2.57%
2012 4,752,000 2.57%
2011 4,633,000 2.57%
2010 4,517,000 2.57%
2009 4,404,000 2.59%
2008 4,293,000 2.56%
2007 4,186,000 2.57%
2006 4,081,000 2.56%
2005 3,979,000 2.55%
2004 3,880,000 2.59%
2003 3,782,000 2.55%
2002 3,688,000 2.59%
2001 3,595,000 2.57%
2000 3,505,000 2.55%
1999 3,418,000 2.58%
1998 3,332,000 2.55%
1997 3,249,000 2.59%
1996 3,167,000 2.56%
1995 3,088,000 2.56%
1994 3,011,000 2.59%
1993 2,935,000 6.77%
1992 2,749,000 7.93%
1991 2,547,000 7.92%
1990 2,360,000 7.91%
1989 2,187,000 7.95%
1988 2,026,000 7.94%
1987 1,877,000 7.94%
1986 1,739,000 7.95%
1985 1,611,000 7.90%
1984 1,493,000 7.95%
1983 1,383,000 6.55%
1982 1,298,000 5.61%
1981 1,229,000 5.58%
1980 1,164,000 5.63%
1979 1,102,000 5.56%
1978 1,044,000 5.67%
1977 988,000 5.56%
1976 936,000 5.64%
1975 886,000 5.60%
1974 839,000 5.53%
1973 795,000 6.43%
1972 747,000 6.56%
1971 701,000 6.70%
1970 657,000 6.48%
1969 617,000 6.75%
1968 578,000 6.45%
1967 543,000 6.68%
1966 509,000 6.71%
1965 477,000 6.47%
1964 448,000 6.67%
1963 420,000 6.60%
1962 394,000 6.78%
1961 369,000 6.34%
1960 347,000 6.77%
1959 325,000 6.56%
1958 305,000 6.64%
1957 286,000 6.72%
1956 268,000 6.35%
1955 252,000 6.78%
1954 236,000 6.79%
1953 221,000 6.25%
1952 208,000 6.67%
1951 195,000 6.56%
1950 183,000 0.00%