Samarra, Iraq Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Samarra, Iraq metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Samarra in 2021 is 318,000, a 1.92% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Samarra in 2020 was 312,000, a 1.63% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Samarra in 2019 was 307,000, a 1.66% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Samarra in 2018 was 302,000, a 1.34% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Iraq
City Name Population
Baghdad 7,323,000
Mosul 1,683,000
Basra 1,382,000
Kirkuk 1,031,000
Najaf 901,000
Erbil 861,000
Sulaimaniya 759,000
Amara 680,000
Nasiriyah 634,000
Hillah 615,000
Karbala 565,000
Diwaniyah 533,000
Kut 480,000
Ramadi 460,000
Faloojah 353,000
Baaqoobah 334,000
Samarra 318,000
Samarra - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 318,000 1.92%
2020 312,000 1.63%
2019 307,000 1.66%
2018 302,000 1.34%
2017 298,000 1.71%
2016 293,000 1.38%
2015 289,000 16.06%
2014 249,000 15.81%
2013 215,000 16.22%
2012 185,000 15.63%
2011 160,000 15.94%
2010 138,000 15.97%
2009 119,000 0.00%
2008 119,000 0.00%
2007 119,000 0.00%
2006 119,000 0.00%
2005 119,000 0.00%
2004 119,000 0.00%
2003 119,000 4.39%
2002 114,000 3.64%
2001 110,000 3.77%
2000 106,000 3.92%
1999 102,000 4.08%
1998 98,000 3.16%
1997 95,000 4.40%
1996 91,000 4.60%
1995 87,000 4.82%
1994 83,000 3.75%
1993 80,000 3.90%
1992 77,000 5.48%
1991 73,000 4.29%
1990 70,000 4.48%
1989 67,000 3.08%
1988 65,000 4.84%
1987 62,000 5.08%
1986 59,000 3.51%
1985 57,000 3.64%
1984 55,000 5.77%
1983 52,000 4.00%
1982 50,000 4.17%
1981 48,000 4.35%
1980 46,000 4.55%
1979 44,000 4.76%
1978 42,000 2.44%
1977 41,000 5.13%
1976 39,000 5.41%
1975 37,000 2.78%
1974 36,000 5.88%
1973 34,000 3.03%
1972 33,000 6.45%
1971 31,000 3.33%
1970 30,000 3.45%
1969 29,000 3.57%
1968 28,000 3.70%
1967 27,000 8.00%
1966 25,000 4.17%
1965 24,000 4.35%
1964 23,000 4.55%
1963 22,000 4.76%
1962 21,000 5.00%
1961 20,000 5.26%
1960 19,000 5.56%
1959 18,000 5.88%
1958 17,000 6.25%
1957 16,000 6.67%
1956 15,000 0.00%
1955 15,000 7.14%
1954 14,000 7.69%
1953 13,000 0.00%
1952 13,000 8.33%
1951 12,000 9.09%
1950 11,000 0.00%