Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Dar es Salaam, Tanzania metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Dar es Salaam in 2020 is 6,702,000, a 5.24% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Dar es Salaam in 2019 was 6,368,000, a 5.29% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Dar es Salaam in 2018 was 6,048,000, a 5.75% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Dar es Salaam in 2017 was 5,719,000, a 5.73% 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
Dar es Salaam - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 6,702,000 5.24%
2019 6,368,000 5.29%
2018 6,048,000 5.75%
2017 5,719,000 5.73%
2016 5,409,000 5.73%
2015 5,116,000 5.75%
2014 4,838,000 5.73%
2013 4,576,000 5.75%
2012 4,327,000 5.74%
2011 4,092,000 5.74%
2010 3,870,000 5.77%
2009 3,659,000 5.72%
2008 3,461,000 5.74%
2007 3,273,000 5.75%
2006 3,095,000 5.74%
2005 2,927,000 5.74%
2004 2,768,000 5.77%
2003 2,617,000 5.61%
2002 2,478,000 4.42%
2001 2,373,000 4.45%
2000 2,272,000 4.41%
1999 2,176,000 4.41%
1998 2,084,000 4.41%
1997 1,996,000 4.45%
1996 1,911,000 4.43%
1995 1,830,000 4.39%
1994 1,753,000 4.47%
1993 1,678,000 4.42%
1992 1,607,000 4.42%
1991 1,539,000 4.41%
1990 1,474,000 4.46%
1989 1,411,000 4.60%
1988 1,349,000 5.89%
1987 1,274,000 5.90%
1986 1,203,000 5.80%
1985 1,137,000 5.87%
1984 1,074,000 5.92%
1983 1,014,000 5.85%
1982 958,000 5.86%
1981 905,000 5.85%
1980 855,000 5.95%
1979 807,000 6.46%
1978 758,000 9.86%
1977 690,000 9.87%
1976 628,000 9.79%
1975 572,000 10.00%
1974 520,000 9.94%
1973 473,000 9.74%
1972 431,000 9.95%
1971 392,000 9.80%
1970 357,000 9.85%
1969 325,000 9.80%
1968 296,000 9.63%
1967 270,000 7.57%
1966 251,000 7.73%
1965 233,000 7.37%
1964 217,000 7.43%
1963 202,000 7.45%
1962 188,000 8.05%
1961 174,000 7.41%
1960 162,000 7.28%
1959 151,000 7.86%
1958 140,000 7.69%
1957 130,000 5.69%
1956 123,000 5.13%
1955 117,000 4.46%
1954 112,000 5.66%
1953 106,000 4.95%
1952 101,000 8.60%
1951 93,000 10.71%
1950 84,000 0.00%