Kampala, Uganda Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Kampala, Uganda metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Kampala in 2019 is 3,138,000, a 5.09% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Kampala in 2018 was 2,986,000, a 5.03% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Kampala in 2017 was 2,843,000, a 5.02% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Kampala in 2016 was 2,707,000, a 5.04% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Uganda
City Name Population
Kampala 3,138,000
Kampala - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%