Washington DC Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Washington DC metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Washington DC in 2019 is 5,264,000, a 1.09% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Washington DC in 2018 was 5,207,000, a 1.56% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Washington DC in 2017 was 5,127,000, a 1.54% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Washington DC in 2016 was 5,049,000, a 1.55% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in United States
City Name Population
New York City 18,805,000
Los Angeles 12,448,000
Chicago 8,862,000
Houston 6,245,000
Dallas-Fort Worth 6,201,000
Miami 6,079,000
Philadelphia 5,705,000
Atlanta 5,689,000
Washington DC 5,264,000
Phoenix 4,436,000
Boston 4,307,000
Detroit 3,571,000
Seattle 3,406,000
San Francisco 3,318,000
San Diego 3,231,000
Minneapolis 2,907,000
Tampa 2,842,000
Denver 2,790,000
Las Vegas 2,621,000
Riverside-San Bernardino 2,422,000
Baltimore 2,319,000
San Antonio 2,269,000
St. Louis 2,212,000
Portland 2,127,000
Sacramento 2,089,000
Austin 1,985,000
Charlotte 1,971,000
Orlando 1,923,000
San Jose 1,783,000
Indianapolis 1,781,000
Cleveland 1,769,000
Cincinnati 1,739,000
Pittsburgh 1,710,000
Kansas City 1,675,000
Columbus 1,621,000
Virginia Beach 1,477,000
Milwaukee 1,436,000
Raleigh 1,386,000
Jacksonville 1,263,000
Nashville 1,224,000
Providence 1,202,000
Salt Lake City 1,158,000
Memphis 1,144,000
Richmond 1,093,000
Louisville 1,081,000
Hartford 994,000
McAllen 986,000
New Orleans 985,000
Oklahoma City 979,000
Tucson 971,000
Bridgeport-Stamford 953,000
El Paso 939,000
Albuquerque 900,000
Buffalo 896,000
Honolulu 886,000
Birmingham 835,000
Omaha 826,000
Cape Coral 819,000
Temecula-Murrieta 803,000
Fresno 759,000
Tulsa 757,000
Allentown 755,000
Rochester 743,000
Dayton 741,000
Provo-Orem 738,000
Sarasota-Bradenton 729,000
Knoxville 724,000
Baton Rouge 722,000
Columbia, South Carolina 701,000
Ogden-Layton 696,000
Charleston-North Charleston 693,000
Concord 678,000
Bakersfield 676,000
Springfield 666,000
Colorado Springs 659,000
Mission Viejo 632,000
Albany 628,000
Grand Rapids 598,000
New Haven 591,000
Akron 567,000
Worcester 543,000
Des Moines 536,000
Harrisburg 534,000
The Woodlands 529,000
Wichita 523,000
Greenville 517,000
Victorville-Hesperia-Apple Valley 516,000
Palm Bay-Melbourne 514,000
Toledo 510,000
Little Rock 507,000
Port St. Lucie 507,000
Kissimmee 505,000
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh 501,000
Winston-Salem 498,000
Reno 494,000
Lancaster 489,000
Fayetteville-Springdale 482,000
Madison 480,000
Lancaster-Palmdale 477,000
Daytona Beach-Port Orange 464,000
Indio-Cathedral City-Palm Springs 456,000
Spokane 442,000
Augusta-Richmond County 439,000
Denton-Lewisville 439,000
Boise City 438,000
Stockton 431,000
Bonita Springs-Naples 422,000
Syracuse 420,000
Chattanooga 418,000
Jackson, Mississippi 415,000
Durham 412,000
Modesto 407,000
Oxnard 395,000
Concord 381,000
Visalia 381,000
Santa Clarita 378,000
Scranton 377,000
Huntsville 375,000
Round Lake Beach-McHenry-Grayslake 363,000
Youngstown 361,000
Myrtle Beach 359,000
Greensboro 357,000
Pensacola 354,000
Asheville 348,000
Lafayette 348,000
Flint 347,000
Antioch 346,000
Corpus Christi 345,000
Fayetteville 344,000
Montgomery 344,000
Springfield, Missouri 341,000
Fort Wayne 338,000
Lakeland 337,000
Mobile 333,000
Fort Collins 331,000
Lexington-Fayette 331,000
Santa Rosa 330,000
Ann Arbor 327,000
Trenton 326,000
Lansing 325,000
Rockford 322,000
Shreveport 320,000
Savannah 319,000
Laredo 308,000
Washington DC - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 5,264,000 1.09%
2018 5,207,000 1.56%
2017 5,127,000 1.54%
2016 5,049,000 1.55%
2015 4,972,000 1.55%
2014 4,896,000 1.56%
2013 4,821,000 1.54%
2012 4,748,000 1.54%
2011 4,676,000 1.56%
2010 4,604,000 1.54%
2009 4,534,000 1.55%
2008 4,465,000 1.55%
2007 4,397,000 1.55%
2006 4,330,000 1.55%
2005 4,264,000 1.55%
2004 4,199,000 1.55%
2003 4,135,000 1.55%
2002 4,072,000 1.55%
2001 4,010,000 1.54%
2000 3,949,000 1.57%
1999 3,888,000 1.59%
1998 3,827,000 1.57%
1997 3,768,000 1.59%
1996 3,709,000 1.59%
1995 3,651,000 1.56%
1994 3,595,000 1.58%
1993 3,539,000 1.58%
1992 3,484,000 1.57%
1991 3,430,000 1.60%
1990 3,376,000 1.87%
1989 3,314,000 2.00%
1988 3,249,000 1.98%
1987 3,186,000 1.98%
1986 3,124,000 1.99%
1985 3,063,000 1.96%
1984 3,004,000 2.00%
1983 2,945,000 1.97%
1982 2,888,000 1.98%
1981 2,832,000 1.98%
1980 2,777,000 1.31%
1979 2,741,000 1.07%
1978 2,712,000 1.08%
1977 2,683,000 1.09%
1976 2,654,000 1.07%
1975 2,626,000 1.12%
1974 2,597,000 1.05%
1973 2,570,000 1.10%
1972 2,542,000 1.07%
1971 2,515,000 1.09%
1970 2,488,000 2.68%
1969 2,423,000 3.19%
1968 2,348,000 3.21%
1967 2,275,000 3.22%
1966 2,204,000 3.23%
1965 2,135,000 3.19%
1964 2,069,000 3.24%
1963 2,004,000 3.19%
1962 1,942,000 3.24%
1961 1,881,000 3.18%
1960 1,823,000 3.40%
1959 1,763,000 3.46%
1958 1,704,000 3.46%
1957 1,647,000 3.45%
1956 1,592,000 3.44%
1955 1,539,000 3.50%
1954 1,487,000 3.41%
1953 1,438,000 3.45%
1952 1,390,000 3.50%
1951 1,343,000 3.47%
1950 1,298,000 0.00%