Lusaka, 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 Lusaka, Zambia metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Lusaka in 2020 is 2,774,000, a 4.8% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Lusaka in 2019 was 2,647,000, a 4.87% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Lusaka in 2018 was 2,524,000, a 4.9% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Lusaka in 2017 was 2,406,000, a 4.88% 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
Lusaka - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 2,774,000 4.80%
2019 2,647,000 4.87%
2018 2,524,000 4.90%
2017 2,406,000 4.88%
2016 2,294,000 4.89%
2015 2,187,000 4.89%
2014 2,085,000 4.88%
2013 1,988,000 4.91%
2012 1,895,000 4.87%
2011 1,807,000 4.88%
2010 1,723,000 4.87%
2009 1,643,000 4.92%
2008 1,566,000 4.89%
2007 1,493,000 4.92%
2006 1,423,000 4.86%
2005 1,357,000 4.87%
2004 1,294,000 4.86%
2003 1,234,000 4.93%
2002 1,176,000 4.91%
2001 1,121,000 4.47%
2000 1,073,000 3.57%
1999 1,036,000 3.50%
1998 1,001,000 3.52%
1997 967,000 3.53%
1996 934,000 3.55%
1995 902,000 3.56%
1994 871,000 3.57%
1993 841,000 3.57%
1992 812,000 3.57%
1991 784,000 3.57%
1990 757,000 3.56%
1989 731,000 3.54%
1988 706,000 3.52%
1987 682,000 3.49%
1986 659,000 3.62%
1985 636,000 3.58%
1984 614,000 3.54%
1983 593,000 3.49%
1982 573,000 3.62%
1981 553,000 3.75%
1980 533,000 6.81%
1979 499,000 6.62%
1978 468,000 6.85%
1977 438,000 6.83%
1976 410,000 6.49%
1975 385,000 6.94%
1974 360,000 6.51%
1973 338,000 6.96%
1972 316,000 6.76%
1971 296,000 6.47%
1970 278,000 7.75%
1969 258,000 12.66%
1968 229,000 12.81%
1967 203,000 12.78%
1966 180,000 12.50%
1965 160,000 12.68%
1964 142,000 12.70%
1963 126,000 11.50%
1962 113,000 11.88%
1961 101,000 10.99%
1960 91,000 10.98%
1959 82,000 12.33%
1958 73,000 10.61%
1957 66,000 11.86%
1956 59,000 11.32%
1955 53,000 10.42%
1954 48,000 11.63%
1953 43,000 10.26%
1952 39,000 11.43%
1951 35,000 12.90%
1950 31,000 0.00%