Alexandria, Egypt Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Alexandria, Egypt metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Alexandria in 2020 is 5,281,000, a 1.91% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Alexandria in 2019 was 5,182,000, a 1.89% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Alexandria in 2018 was 5,086,000, a 2.03% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Alexandria in 2017 was 4,985,000, a 2.03% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Egypt
City Name Population
Cairo 20,901,000
Alexandria 5,281,000
Bur Said 737,000
As-Suways 638,000
Al-Mansurah 556,000
Al-Mahallah al-Kubra 518,000
Tanta 501,000
Asyut 461,000
Al-Fayyum 410,000
Az-Zaqazig 358,000
Al-Ismailiyah 354,000
Aswan 345,000
Kafr-ad-Dawwar 344,000
Alexandria - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 5,281,000 1.91%
2019 5,182,000 1.89%
2018 5,086,000 2.03%
2017 4,985,000 2.03%
2016 4,886,000 2.03%
2015 4,789,000 2.02%
2014 4,694,000 2.02%
2013 4,601,000 2.02%
2012 4,510,000 2.04%
2011 4,420,000 2.01%
2010 4,333,000 2.02%
2009 4,247,000 2.04%
2008 4,162,000 2.01%
2007 4,080,000 2.03%
2006 3,999,000 2.04%
2005 3,919,000 2.00%
2004 3,842,000 2.05%
2003 3,765,000 2.00%
2002 3,691,000 2.05%
2001 3,617,000 2.00%
2000 3,546,000 2.04%
1999 3,475,000 2.03%
1998 3,406,000 2.01%
1997 3,339,000 1.71%
1996 3,283,000 1.20%
1995 3,244,000 1.22%
1994 3,205,000 1.20%
1993 3,167,000 1.18%
1992 3,130,000 1.20%
1991 3,093,000 1.21%
1990 3,056,000 1.19%
1989 3,020,000 1.21%
1988 2,984,000 1.22%
1987 2,948,000 1.62%
1986 2,901,000 2.36%
1985 2,834,000 2.38%
1984 2,768,000 2.37%
1983 2,704,000 2.35%
1982 2,642,000 2.36%
1981 2,581,000 2.38%
1980 2,521,000 2.35%
1979 2,463,000 2.37%
1978 2,406,000 2.34%
1977 2,351,000 2.40%
1976 2,296,000 2.45%
1975 2,241,000 2.42%
1974 2,188,000 2.43%
1973 2,136,000 2.45%
1972 2,085,000 2.41%
1971 2,036,000 2.47%
1970 1,987,000 2.42%
1969 1,940,000 2.43%
1968 1,894,000 2.43%
1967 1,849,000 2.44%
1966 1,805,000 3.03%
1965 1,752,000 3.06%
1964 1,700,000 3.09%
1963 1,649,000 3.06%
1962 1,600,000 3.09%
1961 1,552,000 3.19%
1960 1,504,000 3.80%
1959 1,449,000 3.80%
1958 1,396,000 3.79%
1957 1,345,000 3.78%
1956 1,296,000 3.76%
1955 1,249,000 3.74%
1954 1,204,000 3.79%
1953 1,160,000 3.85%
1952 1,117,000 3.71%
1951 1,077,000 3.86%
1950 1,037,000 0.00%