Kolwezi, Republic of Congo 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 Kolwezi, Republic of Congo metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Kolwezi in 2020 is 495,000, a 1.02% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Kolwezi in 2019 was 490,000, a 0.62% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Kolwezi in 2018 was 487,000, a 0.41% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Kolwezi in 2017 was 485,000, a 0.41% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Republic of Congo
City Name Population
Kinshasa 14,342,000
Mbuji-Mayi 2,525,000
Lubumbashi 2,478,000
Kananga 1,458,000
Kisangani 1,261,000
Bukavu 1,078,000
Tshikapa 919,000
Bunia 679,000
Goma 634,000
Uvira 590,000
Likasi 568,000
Kikwit 507,000
Kolwezi 495,000
Kabinda 466,000
Mbandaka 443,000
Matadi 390,000
Kolwezi - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 495,000 1.02%
2019 490,000 0.62%
2018 487,000 0.41%
2017 485,000 0.41%
2016 483,000 0.63%
2015 480,000 0.42%
2014 478,000 0.42%
2013 476,000 0.42%
2012 474,000 0.64%
2011 471,000 0.43%
2010 469,000 0.43%
2009 467,000 0.43%
2008 465,000 0.43%
2007 463,000 0.43%
2006 461,000 0.44%
2005 459,000 0.66%
2004 456,000 0.44%
2003 454,000 0.44%
2002 452,000 0.44%
2001 450,000 0.45%
2000 448,000 0.45%
1999 446,000 0.45%
1998 444,000 0.45%
1997 442,000 0.45%
1996 440,000 0.46%
1995 438,000 0.46%
1994 436,000 0.46%
1993 434,000 0.46%
1992 432,000 0.47%
1991 430,000 0.47%
1990 428,000 0.47%
1989 426,000 0.47%
1988 424,000 0.47%
1987 422,000 0.48%
1986 420,000 0.48%
1985 418,000 0.48%
1984 416,000 12.43%
1983 370,000 12.12%
1982 330,000 12.63%
1981 293,000 12.26%
1980 261,000 12.02%
1979 233,000 12.56%
1978 207,000 12.50%
1977 184,000 12.20%
1976 164,000 12.33%
1975 146,000 12.31%
1974 130,000 12.07%
1973 116,000 12.62%
1972 103,000 11.96%
1971 92,000 12.20%
1970 82,000 6.49%
1969 77,000 5.48%
1968 73,000 5.80%
1967 69,000 4.55%
1966 66,000 6.45%
1965 62,000 5.08%
1964 59,000 5.36%
1963 56,000 5.66%
1962 53,000 6.00%
1961 50,000 4.17%
1960 48,000 6.67%
1959 45,000 4.65%
1958 43,000 2.38%
1957 42,000 5.00%
1956 40,000 5.26%
1955 38,000 2.70%
1954 37,000 5.71%
1953 35,000 2.94%
1952 34,000 6.25%
1951 32,000 3.23%
1950 31,000 0.00%