Casablanca Population 2021

3,793,585
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Casablanca's 2021 population is now estimated at 3,793,585. In 1950, the population of Casablanca was 625,435. Casablanca has grown by 41,228 since 2015, which represents a 1.10% 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 Casablanca, which typically includes Casablanca's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Casablanca is a city that is located in Morocco. The city is the largest in the country, boasting a population of 3,359,818 people according to data from 2014. With a population so large, it is no surprise that it is one of the largest cities in Africa. This city has a significant role within the country, serving as Morocco’s main port and also being home to a massive financial center. The city is seen as a hub of economic and business activity.

City Size

The city of Casablanca covers an area of 220 square kilometers (80 square miles). The metro population is estimated to be over 6 million residents.

Casablanca Demographics

The majority of the population – approximately 98% -- live in urban areas. 99.9% of the population of Morocco are Arab and Berber Muslims.

The city has a very young population, with about one-quarter under the age of 15.

The population, which exceeds 3 million, accounts for about 11% of the population of the entire country.

Casablanca History

The area was first settled during the 7th century. Writings refer to the city as “Anfa.” In the 14th century, the city was already beginning to solidify its role as a port city. The city was overtaken by Merinids during this time period but regained its independence following a revolt. Later, in 1468, the city was destroyed following an invasion by the Portuguese.

During the late 1500s, the city went under Spanish rule. However, when Portugal and Spain were no longer integrated, the Portuguese took over again. The town was destroyed by an earthquake in 1755 and was abandoned shortly after. It was rebuilt, and during the 19th century, the population began to climb, and the economy was booming because of textiles and shipping traffic.

The city served as a critical port during World War II. An American base was also constructed in the city. In the years that followed, the city gained its independence from France, attracted top businesses, and has a thriving tourism industry. The city is now known as the business and economic capital of Morocco.

Casablanca Population Growth

Casablanca’s role as the chief port of Morocco and its status as being home to one of the largest financial centers in Africa and its booming economy make it a desirable place to live. With extensive transportation systems, job opportunities, historic sites, and attractions, this city is poised to continue its growth throughout the decades ahead.

Casablanca Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate (%) Growth
20354,675,3421.36%62,928
20344,612,4141.41%64,122
20334,548,2921.46%65,300
20324,482,9921.50%66,319
20314,416,6731.55%67,350
20304,349,3231.59%68,098
20294,281,2251.63%68,465
20284,212,7601.65%68,179
20274,144,5811.65%67,172
20264,077,4091.62%65,102
20254,012,3071.57%61,899
20243,950,4081.48%57,571
20233,892,8371.37%52,441
20223,840,3961.23%46,811
20213,793,5851.10%41,228
20203,752,3570.98%36,264
20193,716,0930.88%32,527
20183,683,5660.83%30,414
20173,653,1520.83%30,163
20163,622,9890.83%29,914
20153,593,0750.83%29,667
20143,563,4080.83%29,422
20133,533,9860.83%29,139
20123,504,8470.83%28,978
20113,475,8690.83%28,700
20103,447,1690.83%28,462
20093,418,7070.83%28,189
20083,390,5180.83%28,033
20073,362,4850.83%27,763
20063,334,7220.83%27,534
20053,307,1880.88%28,947
20043,278,2411.13%36,621
20033,241,6201.13%36,161
20023,205,4591.13%35,759
20013,169,7001.13%35,311
20003,134,3891.13%35,013
19993,099,3761.13%34,575
19983,064,8011.13%34,190
19973,030,6111.13%33,761
19962,996,8501.13%33,478
19952,963,3721.31%38,346
19942,925,0262.19%62,743
19932,862,2832.19%61,314
19922,800,9692.20%60,164
19912,740,8052.19%58,791
19902,682,0142.19%57,531
19892,624,4832.19%56,219
19882,568,2642.20%55,166
19872,513,0982.19%53,907
19862,459,1912.19%52,751
19852,406,4402.19%51,549
19842,354,8912.20%50,582
19832,304,3092.39%53,702
19822,250,6073.30%71,972
19812,178,6353.30%69,576
19802,109,0593.31%67,537
19792,041,5223.30%65,286
19781,976,2363.30%63,198
19771,913,0383.30%61,094
19761,851,9443.31%59,304
19751,792,6403.30%57,327
19741,735,3133.30%55,493
19731,679,8203.30%53,647
19721,626,1733.37%53,037
19711,573,1364.53%68,114
19701,505,0224.53%65,165
19691,439,8574.52%62,259
19681,377,5984.53%59,728
19671,317,8704.53%57,062
19661,260,8084.53%54,591
19651,206,2174.52%52,156
19641,154,0614.53%50,037
19631,104,0244.53%47,802
19621,056,2224.53%45,733
19611,010,4894.52%43,693
1960966,7964.46%41,275
1959925,5214.45%39,438
1958886,0834.45%37,757
1957848,3264.44%36,099
1956812,2274.46%34,656
1955777,5714.45%33,133
1954744,4384.45%31,721
1953712,7174.44%30,329
1952682,3884.46%29,116
1951653,2724.45%27,837
1950625,4350.00%

Casablanca Population Data (Urban Area)

Name Population 2021 Growth
Casablanca3,793,5851.10%
Rabat1,907,0711.18%
Fes1,245,3031.73%
Tanger1,238,3223.37%
Marrakech1,017,3791.46%
Agadir941,8391.98%
Oujda570,2572.10%
Meknes560,7461.26%
Kenitra489,1071.89%
Tetouan428,8451.80%
Safi327,3951.08%

Other Cities in Morocco

  1. World Urbanization Prospects - United Nations population estimates and projections of major Urban Agglomerations

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