Mbeya, 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 Mbeya, Tanzania metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Mbeya in 2020 is 566,000, a 4.62% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Mbeya in 2019 was 541,000, a 4.84% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Mbeya in 2018 was 516,000, a 5.09% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Mbeya in 2017 was 491,000, a 5.14% 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
Mbeya - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 566,000 4.62%
2019 541,000 4.84%
2018 516,000 5.09%
2017 491,000 5.14%
2016 467,000 5.18%
2015 444,000 4.96%
2014 423,000 5.22%
2013 402,000 5.24%
2012 382,000 4.95%
2011 364,000 5.20%
2010 346,000 5.17%
2009 329,000 5.11%
2008 313,000 5.03%
2007 298,000 5.30%
2006 283,000 5.20%
2005 269,000 5.08%
2004 256,000 4.92%
2003 244,000 5.17%
2002 232,000 4.50%
2001 222,000 4.23%
2000 213,000 3.90%
1999 205,000 4.59%
1998 196,000 3.70%
1997 189,000 4.42%
1996 181,000 4.02%
1995 174,000 4.19%
1994 167,000 4.38%
1993 160,000 4.58%
1992 153,000 4.08%
1991 147,000 4.26%
1990 141,000 4.44%
1989 135,000 3.85%
1988 130,000 5.69%
1987 123,000 5.13%
1986 117,000 6.36%
1985 110,000 4.76%
1984 105,000 6.06%
1983 99,000 5.32%
1982 94,000 5.62%
1981 89,000 4.71%
1980 85,000 6.25%
1979 80,000 6.67%
1978 75,000 19.05%
1977 63,000 16.67%
1976 54,000 17.39%
1975 46,000 17.95%
1974 39,000 18.18%
1973 33,000 17.86%
1972 28,000 16.67%
1971 24,000 20.00%
1970 20,000 17.65%
1969 17,000 21.43%
1968 14,000 16.67%
1967 12,000 0.00%
1966 12,000 9.09%
1965 11,000 10.00%
1964 10,000 0.00%
1963 10,000 11.11%
1962 9,000 0.00%
1961 9,000 12.50%
1960 8,000 0.00%
1959 8,000 14.29%
1958 7,000 0.00%
1957 7,000 16.67%
1956 6,000 0.00%
1955 6,000 20.00%
1954 5,000 0.00%
1953 5,000 0.00%
1952 5,000 25.00%
1951 4,000 0.00%
1950 4,000 0.00%