Alexandria, Egypt 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 Alexandria, Egypt metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Alexandria in 2020 is 5,281,000, a 1.91% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Alexandria in 2019 was 5,182,000, a 1.89% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Alexandria in 2018 was 5,086,000, a 2.03% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area 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%