Songea, Tanzania 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 Songea, Tanzania metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Songea in 2020 is 353,000, a 6.65% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Songea in 2019 was 331,000, a 7.12% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Songea in 2018 was 309,000, a 7.29% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Songea in 2017 was 288,000, a 7.46% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Tanzania
City Name Population
Dar es Salaam 6,702,000
Mwanza 1,120,000
Zanzibar 705,000
Mbeya 566,000
Arusha 493,000
Morogoro 409,000
Songea 353,000
Songea - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 353,000 6.65%
2019 331,000 7.12%
2018 309,000 7.29%
2017 288,000 7.46%
2016 268,000 7.63%
2015 249,000 7.33%
2014 232,000 7.41%
2013 216,000 7.46%
2012 201,000 7.49%
2011 187,000 7.47%
2010 174,000 7.41%
2009 162,000 7.28%
2008 151,000 7.86%
2007 140,000 6.87%
2006 131,000 7.38%
2005 122,000 7.96%
2004 113,000 7.62%
2003 105,000 7.14%
2002 98,000 4.26%
2001 94,000 4.44%
2000 90,000 4.65%
1999 86,000 4.88%
1998 82,000 3.80%
1997 79,000 5.33%
1996 75,000 4.17%
1995 72,000 4.35%
1994 69,000 4.55%
1993 66,000 4.76%
1992 63,000 5.00%
1991 60,000 3.45%
1990 58,000 5.45%
1989 55,000 5.77%
1988 52,000 10.64%
1987 47,000 11.90%
1986 42,000 10.53%
1985 38,000 11.76%
1984 34,000 13.33%
1983 30,000 11.11%
1982 27,000 12.50%
1981 24,000 9.09%
1980 22,000 10.00%
1979 20,000 11.11%
1978 18,000 12.50%
1977 16,000 14.29%
1976 14,000 7.69%
1975 13,000 18.18%
1974 11,000 10.00%
1973 10,000 11.11%
1972 9,000 12.50%
1971 8,000 14.29%
1970 7,000 0.00%
1969 7,000 16.67%
1968 6,000 20.00%
1967 5,000 0.00%
1966 5,000 25.00%
1965 4,000 0.00%
1964 4,000 33.33%
1963 3,000 0.00%
1962 3,000 50.00%
1961 2,000 0.00%
1960 2,000 0.00%
1959 2,000 0.00%
1958 2,000 100.00%
1957 1,000 0.00%
1956 1,000 0.00%
1955 1,000 0.00%
1954 1,000 0.00%
1953 1,000 0.00%
1952 1,000 0.00%
1951 1,000 0.00%
1950 1,000 0.00%