Khartoum, Sudan 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 Khartoum, Sudan metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Khartoum in 2020 is 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.
  • The metro area population of Khartoum in 2017 was 5,395,000, a 2.57% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Sudan
City Name Population
Khartoum 5,829,000
Nyala 923,000
Bur Sudan 484,000
Al Ubayyid 481,000
Wad Medani 374,000
Kassala 364,000
Al Gadarif 357,000
Khartoum - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%