Baghdad, Iraq Metro Area Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Baghdad, Iraq metro area from 1950 to 2022. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Baghdad in 2022 is 7,512,000, a 2.58% increase from 2021.
  • The metro area population of Baghdad in 2021 was 7,323,000, a 2.51% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Baghdad in 2020 was 7,144,000, a 2.44% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Baghdad in 2019 was 6,974,000, a 2.38% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Iraq
City Name Population
Baghdad 7,512,000
Mosul 1,737,000
Basra 1,414,000
Kirkuk 1,052,000
Najaf 930,000
Erbil 878,000
Sulaimaniya 779,000
Amara 705,000
Nasiriyah 653,000
Hillah 628,000
Karbala 577,000
Diwaniyah 553,000
Kut 489,000
Ramadi 470,000
Faloojah 360,000
Baaqoobah 345,000
Samarra 324,000
Baghdad - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 7,512,000 2.58%
2021 7,323,000 2.51%
2020 7,144,000 2.44%
2019 6,974,000 2.38%
2018 6,812,000 2.36%
2017 6,655,000 2.35%
2016 6,502,000 2.38%
2015 6,351,000 2.35%
2014 6,205,000 2.36%
2013 6,062,000 2.36%
2012 5,922,000 2.37%
2011 5,785,000 2.35%
2010 5,652,000 2.37%
2009 5,521,000 4.52%
2008 5,282,000 4.51%
2007 5,054,000 -2.60%
2006 5,189,000 -2.59%
2005 5,327,000 -2.60%
2004 5,469,000 -2.60%
2003 5,615,000 2.59%
2002 5,473,000 2.59%
2001 5,335,000 2.60%
2000 5,200,000 2.60%
1999 5,068,000 2.59%
1998 4,940,000 2.53%
1997 4,818,000 2.36%
1996 4,707,000 2.37%
1995 4,598,000 2.36%
1994 4,492,000 2.35%
1993 4,389,000 2.38%
1992 4,287,000 2.36%
1991 4,188,000 2.35%
1990 4,092,000 2.38%
1989 3,997,000 2.36%
1988 3,905,000 2.49%
1987 3,810,000 2.78%
1986 3,707,000 2.77%
1985 3,607,000 2.79%
1984 3,509,000 2.78%
1983 3,414,000 2.77%
1982 3,322,000 2.78%
1981 3,232,000 2.77%
1980 3,145,000 2.78%
1979 3,060,000 2.79%
1978 2,977,000 3.40%
1977 2,879,000 4.81%
1976 2,747,000 4.85%
1975 2,620,000 4.84%
1974 2,499,000 4.82%
1973 2,384,000 4.79%
1972 2,275,000 4.84%
1971 2,170,000 4.83%
1970 2,070,000 4.86%
1969 1,974,000 4.78%
1968 1,884,000 4.84%
1967 1,797,000 4.84%
1966 1,714,000 6.20%
1965 1,614,000 9.65%
1964 1,472,000 9.61%
1963 1,343,000 9.63%
1962 1,225,000 9.67%
1961 1,117,000 9.62%
1960 1,019,000 9.69%
1959 929,000 9.68%
1958 847,000 8.04%
1957 784,000 4.39%
1956 751,000 4.45%
1955 719,000 4.51%
1954 688,000 4.40%
1953 659,000 4.44%
1952 631,000 4.30%
1951 605,000 4.49%
1950 579,000 0.00%