Arusha, Tanzania 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 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%