Sanaa, Yemen Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Sanaa, Yemen metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Sanaa in 2019 is 2,874,000, a 3.42% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Sanaa in 2018 was 2,779,000, a 3.66% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Sanaa in 2017 was 2,681,000, a 3.67% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Sanaa in 2016 was 2,586,000, a 3.65% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Yemen
City Name Population
Sanaa 2,874,000
Aden 950,000
Taizz 815,000
Al-Hudaydah 649,000
Ibb 608,000
Al-Mukalla 477,000
Dhamar 333,000
Sanaa - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%