Kitwe, Zambia 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 Kitwe, Zambia metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Kitwe in 2020 is 686,000, a 3.47% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Kitwe in 2019 was 663,000, a 3.27% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Kitwe in 2018 was 642,000, a 3.22% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Kitwe in 2017 was 622,000, a 3.32% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Zambia
City Name Population
Lusaka 2,774,000
Kitwe 686,000
Ndola 542,000
Kitwe - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 686,000 3.47%
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%