Kitwe, Zambia Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Kitwe, Zambia metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Kitwe in 2019 is 663,000, a 3.27% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Kitwe in 2018 was 642,000, a 3.22% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Kitwe in 2017 was 622,000, a 3.32% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Kitwe in 2016 was 602,000, a 3.26% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Zambia
City Name Population
Lusaka 2,647,000
Kitwe 663,000
Ndola 531,000
Kitwe - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 663,000 3.27%
2018 642,000 3.22%
2017 622,000 3.32%
2016 602,000 3.26%
2015 583,000 3.19%
2014 565,000 3.29%
2013 547,000 3.21%
2012 530,000 3.31%
2011 513,000 3.22%
2010 497,000 3.33%
2009 481,000 3.22%
2008 466,000 3.33%
2007 451,000 3.20%
2006 437,000 3.31%
2005 423,000 3.17%
2004 410,000 3.27%
2003 397,000 3.39%
2002 384,000 3.23%
2001 372,000 2.48%
2000 363,000 0.83%
1999 360,000 0.56%
1998 358,000 0.85%
1997 355,000 0.57%
1996 353,000 0.86%
1995 350,000 0.57%
1994 348,000 0.87%
1993 345,000 0.58%
1992 343,000 0.88%
1991 340,000 0.89%
1990 337,000 1.51%
1989 332,000 1.84%
1988 326,000 1.88%
1987 320,000 1.59%
1986 315,000 1.94%
1985 309,000 1.64%
1984 304,000 1.67%
1983 299,000 1.70%
1982 294,000 1.73%
1981 289,000 2.12%
1980 283,000 3.28%
1979 274,000 3.01%
1978 266,000 3.50%
1977 257,000 3.21%
1976 249,000 3.32%
1975 241,000 2.99%
1974 234,000 3.54%
1973 226,000 3.20%
1972 219,000 3.30%
1971 212,000 3.41%
1970 205,000 3.54%
1969 198,000 8.20%
1968 183,000 8.28%
1967 169,000 7.64%
1966 157,000 8.28%
1965 145,000 7.41%
1964 135,000 8.00%
1963 125,000 8.70%
1962 115,000 7.48%
1961 107,000 8.08%
1960 99,000 7.61%
1959 92,000 8.24%
1958 85,000 7.59%
1957 79,000 8.22%
1956 73,000 8.96%
1955 67,000 8.06%
1954 62,000 6.90%
1953 58,000 7.41%
1952 54,000 8.00%
1951 50,000 8.70%
1950 46,000 0.00%