Mwanza, Tanzania Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Mwanza, Tanzania metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Mwanza in 2019 is 1,061,000, a 5.78% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Mwanza in 2018 was 1,003,000, a 6.14% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Mwanza in 2017 was 945,000, a 6.18% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Mwanza in 2016 was 890,000, a 6.21% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Tanzania
City Name Population
Dar es Salaam 6,368,000
Mwanza 1,061,000
Zanzibar 677,000
Mbeya 541,000
Arusha 483,000
Morogoro 395,000
Songea 331,000
Mwanza - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%