Mwanza, 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 Mwanza, Tanzania metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Mwanza in 2020 is 1,120,000, a 5.56% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Mwanza in 2019 was 1,061,000, a 5.78% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Mwanza in 2018 was 1,003,000, a 6.14% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Mwanza in 2017 was 945,000, a 6.18% 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
Mwanza - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 1,120,000 5.56%
2019 1,061,000 5.78%
2018 1,003,000 6.14%
2017 945,000 6.18%
2016 890,000 6.21%
2015 838,000 6.21%
2014 789,000 6.19%
2013 743,000 6.14%
2012 700,000 6.22%
2011 659,000 6.12%
2010 621,000 6.15%
2009 585,000 6.36%
2008 550,000 6.18%
2007 518,000 6.15%
2006 488,000 6.09%
2005 460,000 6.24%
2004 433,000 6.13%
2003 408,000 6.25%
2002 384,000 6.08%
2001 362,000 5.85%
2000 342,000 5.88%
1999 323,000 5.90%
1998 305,000 6.27%
1997 287,000 5.90%
1996 271,000 5.86%
1995 256,000 5.79%
1994 242,000 6.14%
1993 228,000 6.05%
1992 215,000 5.91%
1991 203,000 5.73%
1990 192,000 6.08%
1989 181,000 5.85%
1988 171,000 4.27%
1987 164,000 4.46%
1986 157,000 4.67%
1985 150,000 4.90%
1984 143,000 4.38%
1983 137,000 4.58%
1982 131,000 4.80%
1981 125,000 4.17%
1980 120,000 4.35%
1979 115,000 5.50%
1978 109,000 11.22%
1977 98,000 11.36%
1976 88,000 11.39%
1975 79,000 9.72%
1974 72,000 12.50%
1973 64,000 10.34%
1972 58,000 11.54%
1971 52,000 10.64%
1970 47,000 11.90%
1969 42,000 10.53%
1968 38,000 8.57%
1967 35,000 6.06%
1966 33,000 6.45%
1965 31,000 6.90%
1964 29,000 3.57%
1963 28,000 7.69%
1962 26,000 4.00%
1961 25,000 4.17%
1960 24,000 9.09%
1959 22,000 4.76%
1958 21,000 5.00%
1957 20,000 5.26%
1956 19,000 5.56%
1955 18,000 5.88%
1954 17,000 6.25%
1953 16,000 6.67%
1952 15,000 7.14%
1951 14,000 7.69%
1950 13,000 0.00%