Damascus, Syria Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Damascus, Syria metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Damascus in 2019 is 2,354,000, a 1.47% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Damascus in 2018 was 2,320,000, a 1.44% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Damascus in 2017 was 2,287,000, a 1.42% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Damascus in 2016 was 2,255,000, a 1.44% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Syria
City Name Population
Damascus 2,354,000
Aleppo 1,834,000
Homs 1,314,000
Hamah 907,000
Lattakia 645,000
Al-Raqqa 513,000
Tartus 417,000
Al-Hasakah 385,000
Deir ez-Zor 318,000
Damascus - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 2,354,000 1.47%
2018 2,320,000 1.44%
2017 2,287,000 1.42%
2016 2,255,000 1.44%
2015 2,223,000 1.46%
2014 2,191,000 -2.27%
2013 2,242,000 -2.22%
2012 2,293,000 -2.26%
2011 2,346,000 -2.29%
2010 2,401,000 1.78%
2009 2,359,000 1.72%
2008 2,319,000 1.80%
2007 2,278,000 1.74%
2006 2,239,000 1.77%
2005 2,200,000 1.71%
2004 2,163,000 1.79%
2003 2,125,000 1.77%
2002 2,088,000 1.75%
2001 2,052,000 1.74%
2000 2,017,000 1.77%
1999 1,982,000 1.75%
1998 1,948,000 1.78%
1997 1,914,000 1.75%
1996 1,881,000 1.79%
1995 1,848,000 1.76%
1994 1,816,000 1.79%
1993 1,784,000 1.77%
1992 1,753,000 1.86%
1991 1,721,000 1.77%
1990 1,691,000 1.81%
1989 1,661,000 1.78%
1988 1,632,000 1.81%
1987 1,603,000 1.84%
1986 1,574,000 1.81%
1985 1,546,000 1.78%
1984 1,519,000 1.81%
1983 1,492,000 1.84%
1982 1,465,000 2.23%
1981 1,433,000 4.14%
1980 1,376,000 4.16%
1979 1,321,000 4.18%
1978 1,268,000 4.19%
1977 1,217,000 4.11%
1976 1,169,000 4.19%
1975 1,122,000 4.18%
1974 1,077,000 4.16%
1973 1,034,000 4.13%
1972 993,000 4.20%
1971 953,000 4.27%
1970 914,000 4.70%
1969 873,000 4.68%
1968 834,000 4.64%
1967 797,000 4.73%
1966 761,000 4.68%
1965 727,000 4.60%
1964 695,000 4.67%
1963 664,000 4.73%
1962 634,000 4.62%
1961 606,000 4.48%
1960 580,000 3.39%
1959 561,000 3.31%
1958 543,000 3.43%
1957 525,000 3.55%
1956 507,000 3.47%
1955 490,000 3.38%
1954 474,000 3.49%
1953 458,000 3.39%
1952 443,000 3.26%
1951 429,000 3.62%
1950 414,000 0.00%