Alexandria, Egypt Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Alexandria, Egypt metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Alexandria in 2021 is 5,381,000, a 1.89% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Alexandria in 2020 was 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.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Egypt
City Name Population
Cairo 21,323,000
Alexandria 5,381,000
Bur Said 750,000
As-Suways 649,000
Al-Mansurah 565,000
Al-Mahallah al-Kubra 524,000
Tanta 508,000
Asyut 467,000
Al-Fayyum 417,000
Az-Zaqazig 363,000
Al-Ismailiyah 359,000
Aswan 351,000
Kafr-ad-Dawwar 349,000
Alexandria - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 5,381,000 1.89%
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%