Arusha, Tanzania Metro Area Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Arusha, Tanzania metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Arusha in 2020 is 493,000, a 2.07% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Arusha in 2019 was 483,000, a 2.11% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Arusha in 2018 was 473,000, a 2.16% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Arusha in 2017 was 463,000, a 2.21% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Tanzania
City Name Population
Dar es Salaam 6,702,000
Mwanza 1,120,000
Zanzibar 705,000
Mbeya 566,000
Arusha 493,000
Morogoro 409,000
Songea 353,000
Arusha - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 493,000 2.07%
2019 483,000 2.11%
2018 473,000 2.16%
2017 463,000 2.21%
2016 453,000 2.26%
2015 443,000 2.07%
2014 434,000 2.36%
2013 424,000 2.17%
2012 415,000 2.22%
2011 406,000 2.27%
2010 397,000 2.06%
2009 389,000 2.37%
2008 380,000 2.15%
2007 372,000 2.20%
2006 364,000 2.25%
2005 356,000 2.30%
2004 348,000 2.05%
2003 341,000 3.02%
2002 331,000 8.88%
2001 304,000 8.57%
2000 280,000 8.95%
1999 257,000 8.90%
1998 236,000 8.76%
1997 217,000 9.05%
1996 199,000 8.74%
1995 183,000 8.93%
1994 168,000 8.39%
1993 155,000 9.15%
1992 142,000 9.23%
1991 130,000 8.33%
1990 120,000 9.09%
1989 110,000 7.84%
1988 102,000 7.37%
1987 95,000 5.56%
1986 90,000 7.14%
1985 84,000 6.33%
1984 79,000 5.33%
1983 75,000 7.14%
1982 70,000 6.06%
1981 66,000 6.45%
1980 62,000 6.90%
1979 58,000 5.45%
1978 55,000 5.77%
1977 52,000 4.00%
1976 50,000 6.38%
1975 47,000 4.44%
1974 45,000 4.65%
1973 43,000 4.88%
1972 41,000 5.13%
1971 39,000 5.41%
1970 37,000 5.71%
1969 35,000 2.94%
1968 34,000 6.25%
1967 32,000 14.29%
1966 28,000 12.00%
1965 25,000 8.70%
1964 23,000 15.00%
1963 20,000 11.11%
1962 18,000 12.50%
1961 16,000 14.29%
1960 14,000 7.69%
1959 13,000 18.18%
1958 11,000 10.00%
1957 10,000 11.11%
1956 9,000 0.00%
1955 9,000 12.50%
1954 8,000 0.00%
1953 8,000 14.29%
1952 7,000 0.00%
1951 7,000 16.67%
1950 6,000 0.00%