El Obeid's 2020 population is now estimated at 481,350. In 1950, the population of El Obeid was 43,673. El Obeid has grown by 61,604 since 2015, which represents a 2.78% annual change. These population estimates and projections come from the latest revision of the UN World Urbanization Prospects. These estimates represent the Urban agglomeration of El Obeid, which typically includes El Obeid's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.