Bukavu's 2021 population is now estimated at 1,133,371. In 1950, the population of Bukavu was 16,296. Bukavu has grown by 55,369 since 2015, which represents a 5.14% 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 Bukavu, which typically includes Bukavu's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.