Al-Raqqa, Syria 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 Al-Raqqa, Syria metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Al-Raqqa in 2020 is 522,000, a 1.75% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Al-Raqqa in 2019 was 513,000, a 1.38% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Al-Raqqa in 2018 was 506,000, a 1.4% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Al-Raqqa in 2017 was 499,000, a 1.42% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Syria
City Name Population
Damascus 2,392,000
Aleppo 1,917,000
Homs 1,336,000
Hamah 922,000
Lattakia 656,000
Al-Raqqa 522,000
Tartus 424,000
Al-Hasakah 391,000
Deir ez-Zor 323,000
Al-Raqqa - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 522,000 1.75%
2019 513,000 1.38%
2018 506,000 1.40%
2017 499,000 1.42%
2016 492,000 1.44%
2015 485,000 1.46%
2014 478,000 -2.25%
2013 489,000 -2.20%
2012 500,000 -2.34%
2011 512,000 -2.10%
2010 523,000 7.39%
2009 487,000 7.51%
2008 453,000 7.60%
2007 421,000 7.67%
2006 391,000 7.42%
2005 364,000 7.69%
2004 338,000 7.64%
2003 314,000 7.53%
2002 292,000 7.35%
2001 272,000 7.51%
2000 253,000 7.66%
1999 235,000 7.80%
1998 218,000 7.39%
1997 203,000 7.41%
1996 189,000 8.00%
1995 175,000 6.71%
1994 164,000 5.13%
1993 156,000 5.41%
1992 148,000 4.96%
1991 141,000 5.22%
1990 134,000 4.69%
1989 128,000 4.92%
1988 122,000 5.17%
1987 116,000 5.45%
1986 110,000 4.76%
1985 105,000 5.00%
1984 100,000 5.26%
1983 95,000 4.40%
1982 91,000 5.81%
1981 86,000 8.86%
1980 79,000 6.76%
1979 74,000 8.82%
1978 68,000 7.94%
1977 63,000 8.62%
1976 58,000 7.41%
1975 54,000 8.00%
1974 50,000 8.70%
1973 46,000 6.98%
1972 43,000 10.26%
1971 39,000 8.33%
1970 36,000 9.09%
1969 33,000 10.00%
1968 30,000 7.14%
1967 28,000 12.00%
1966 25,000 8.70%
1965 23,000 9.52%
1964 21,000 10.53%
1963 19,000 11.76%
1962 17,000 6.25%
1961 16,000 14.29%
1960 14,000 7.69%
1959 13,000 8.33%
1958 12,000 9.09%
1957 11,000 10.00%
1956 10,000 11.11%
1955 9,000 12.50%
1954 8,000 14.29%
1953 7,000 0.00%
1952 7,000 16.67%
1951 6,000 0.00%
1950 6,000 0.00%