Cairo, Egypt Metro Area Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Cairo, Egypt metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Cairo in 2020 is 20,901,000, a 2.03% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Cairo in 2019 was 20,485,000, a 2.04% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Cairo in 2018 was 20,076,000, a 2.18% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Cairo in 2017 was 19,648,000, a 2.17% 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
Cairo - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 20,901,000 2.03%
2019 20,485,000 2.04%
2018 20,076,000 2.18%
2017 19,648,000 2.17%
2016 19,230,000 2.18%
2015 18,820,000 2.18%
2014 18,419,000 2.17%
2013 18,027,000 2.18%
2012 17,643,000 2.18%
2011 17,267,000 2.18%
2010 16,899,000 2.18%
2009 16,539,000 2.17%
2008 16,187,000 2.18%
2007 15,842,000 2.18%
2006 15,504,000 2.17%
2005 15,174,000 2.17%
2004 14,851,000 2.18%
2003 14,534,000 2.17%
2002 14,225,000 2.18%
2001 13,922,000 2.17%
2000 13,626,000 2.18%
1999 13,335,000 2.18%
1998 13,051,000 2.18%
1997 12,773,000 2.79%
1996 12,426,000 3.88%
1995 11,962,000 3.87%
1994 11,516,000 3.87%
1993 11,087,000 3.87%
1992 10,674,000 3.88%
1991 10,275,000 3.87%
1990 9,892,000 3.87%
1989 9,523,000 3.86%
1988 9,169,000 3.89%
1987 8,826,000 3.36%
1986 8,539,000 2.53%
1985 8,328,000 2.52%
1984 8,123,000 2.54%
1983 7,922,000 2.54%
1982 7,726,000 2.53%
1981 7,535,000 2.53%
1980 7,349,000 2.54%
1979 7,167,000 2.53%
1978 6,990,000 2.54%
1977 6,817,000 2.68%
1976 6,639,000 2.93%
1975 6,450,000 2.92%
1974 6,267,000 2.92%
1973 6,089,000 2.92%
1972 5,916,000 2.92%
1971 5,748,000 2.92%
1970 5,585,000 2.93%
1969 5,426,000 2.92%
1968 5,272,000 2.93%
1967 5,122,000 2.91%
1966 4,977,000 5.04%
1965 4,738,000 5.24%
1964 4,502,000 5.24%
1963 4,278,000 5.24%
1962 4,065,000 5.26%
1961 3,862,000 4.95%
1960 3,680,000 3.98%
1959 3,539,000 3.97%
1958 3,404,000 3.97%
1957 3,274,000 3.94%
1956 3,150,000 3.99%
1955 3,029,000 3.95%
1954 2,914,000 4.00%
1953 2,802,000 3.93%
1952 2,696,000 4.01%
1951 2,592,000 3.93%
1950 2,494,000 0.00%