Kampala, Uganda 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 Kampala, Uganda metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Kampala in 2020 is 3,298,000, a 5.1% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Kampala in 2019 was 3,138,000, a 5.09% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Kampala in 2018 was 2,986,000, a 5.03% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Kampala in 2017 was 2,843,000, a 5.02% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Uganda
City Name Population
Kampala 3,298,000
Kampala - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 3,298,000 5.10%
2019 3,138,000 5.09%
2018 2,986,000 5.03%
2017 2,843,000 5.02%
2016 2,707,000 5.04%
2015 2,577,000 5.06%
2014 2,453,000 5.01%
2013 2,336,000 5.04%
2012 2,224,000 5.05%
2011 2,117,000 5.01%
2010 2,016,000 5.05%
2009 1,919,000 5.04%
2008 1,827,000 5.06%
2007 1,739,000 5.01%
2006 1,656,000 5.08%
2005 1,576,000 5.00%
2004 1,501,000 5.04%
2003 1,429,000 5.07%
2002 1,360,000 5.02%
2001 1,295,000 5.03%
2000 1,233,000 5.03%
1999 1,174,000 5.01%
1998 1,118,000 5.08%
1997 1,064,000 5.03%
1996 1,013,000 5.08%
1995 964,000 5.01%
1994 918,000 5.03%
1993 874,000 5.05%
1992 832,000 5.05%
1991 792,000 4.90%
1990 755,000 4.86%
1989 720,000 4.96%
1988 686,000 4.89%
1987 654,000 4.81%
1986 624,000 4.87%
1985 595,000 4.94%
1984 567,000 4.81%
1983 541,000 5.05%
1982 515,000 4.89%
1981 491,000 4.69%
1980 469,000 3.99%
1979 451,000 3.20%
1978 437,000 3.31%
1977 423,000 3.17%
1976 410,000 3.02%
1975 398,000 3.38%
1974 385,000 3.22%
1973 373,000 3.04%
1972 362,000 3.13%
1971 351,000 3.24%
1970 340,000 3.98%
1969 327,000 10.10%
1968 297,000 10.41%
1967 269,000 9.80%
1966 245,000 10.36%
1965 222,000 9.90%
1964 202,000 10.38%
1963 183,000 9.58%
1962 167,000 10.60%
1961 151,000 10.22%
1960 137,000 9.60%
1959 125,000 4.17%
1958 120,000 2.56%
1957 117,000 3.54%
1956 113,000 2.73%
1955 110,000 2.80%
1954 107,000 2.88%
1953 104,000 2.97%
1952 101,000 3.06%
1951 98,000 3.16%
1950 95,000 0.00%