Lusaka, Zambia Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Lusaka, Zambia metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Lusaka in 2019 is 2,647,000, a 4.87% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Lusaka in 2018 was 2,524,000, a 4.9% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Lusaka in 2017 was 2,406,000, a 4.88% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Lusaka in 2016 was 2,294,000, a 4.89% 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
Lusaka - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%