Sanaa, Yemen 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 Sanaa, Yemen metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Sanaa in 2020 is 2,973,000, a 3.44% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Sanaa in 2019 was 2,874,000, a 3.42% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Sanaa in 2018 was 2,779,000, a 3.66% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Sanaa in 2017 was 2,681,000, a 3.67% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Yemen
City Name Population
Sanaa 2,973,000
Aden 980,000
Taizz 845,000
Al-Hudaydah 669,000
Ibb 649,000
Al-Mukalla 506,000
Dhamar 351,000
Sanaa - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 2,973,000 3.44%
2019 2,874,000 3.42%
2018 2,779,000 3.66%
2017 2,681,000 3.67%
2016 2,586,000 3.65%
2015 2,495,000 3.66%
2014 2,407,000 3.66%
2013 2,322,000 3.66%
2012 2,240,000 3.66%
2011 2,161,000 3.69%
2010 2,084,000 3.63%
2009 2,011,000 3.66%
2008 1,940,000 3.69%
2007 1,871,000 3.66%
2006 1,805,000 3.68%
2005 1,741,000 4.50%
2004 1,666,000 5.44%
2003 1,580,000 5.47%
2002 1,498,000 5.42%
2001 1,421,000 5.49%
2000 1,347,000 5.48%
1999 1,277,000 5.45%
1998 1,211,000 5.40%
1997 1,149,000 5.51%
1996 1,089,000 5.42%
1995 1,033,000 7.60%
1994 960,000 10.09%
1993 872,000 10.10%
1992 792,000 10.15%
1991 719,000 10.11%
1990 653,000 9.93%
1989 594,000 10.20%
1988 539,000 10.00%
1987 490,000 10.11%
1986 445,000 10.70%
1985 402,000 11.05%
1984 362,000 11.04%
1983 326,000 11.26%
1982 293,000 10.98%
1981 264,000 10.92%
1980 238,000 11.21%
1979 214,000 10.88%
1978 193,000 11.56%
1977 173,000 10.90%
1976 156,000 10.64%
1975 141,000 7.63%
1974 131,000 3.97%
1973 126,000 5.00%
1972 120,000 4.35%
1971 115,000 3.60%
1970 111,000 4.72%
1969 106,000 4.95%
1968 101,000 4.12%
1967 97,000 4.30%
1966 93,000 4.49%
1965 89,000 4.71%
1964 85,000 3.66%
1963 82,000 5.13%
1962 78,000 4.00%
1961 75,000 4.17%
1960 72,000 4.35%
1959 69,000 4.55%
1958 66,000 4.76%
1957 63,000 5.00%
1956 60,000 3.45%
1955 58,000 5.45%
1954 55,000 3.77%
1953 53,000 6.00%
1952 50,000 4.17%
1951 48,000 4.35%
1950 46,000 0.00%