Dar Es Salaam Population 2022

7,404,689
map placeholder

Dar es Salaam is a city located in Tanzania and was formerly known as Mzizima. It was once the capital city until 1974, when Dodoma was named as the capital. However, today, Dar es Salaam remains the largest city in Tanzania in terms of population. In fact, its population is the largest in all of East Africa. The total population of Dar es Salaam is over 4.3 million.

City Size and Population Density

The city’s land area is 538 square miles (1,393 square kilometers), making the population density 8,100 people per square mile (3,100 per square kilometer).

Demographics

We will rely on national demographics for the area as local statistics are not as detailed. In terms of ethinicity, the majority of the population is African, with a small percentage that includes European, Asian, and Arab.

When examining the religions among the population, we see a large portion as affiliated with Christianity - a total of 61.4%, followed by Muslim at 35.2%, folk religion with 1.8%, other 0.2%, and unaffiliated at 1.4%.

Population Growth

While Dar es Salaam’s population doesn’t seem that large compared to some of the world’s other cities, it is one of the fastest-growing in Africa. In fact, it is the third fastest-growing city in Africa and the ninth fastest-growing in the world. The city’s metro population is expected to grow to over 5 million over the nextDar es Salaam is a city located in Tanzania and was formerly known as Mzizima. It was once the capital city until 1974 when Dodoma was named as the capital. However, today, Dar es Salaam remains the largest city in Tanzania in terms of population. Its population is the largest in all of East Africa. The total population of Dar es Salaam is over 4.3 million.

City Size and Population Density

The city’s land area is 538 square miles (1,393 square kilometers), making the population density 8,100 people per square mile (3,100 per square kilometer).

Demographics

We will rely on national demographics for the area as local statistics are not as detailed. In terms of ethnicity, the majority of the population is African, with a small percentage that includes European, Asian, and Arab.

When examining the religions among the population, we see a large portion as affiliated with Christianity - a total of 61.4%, followed by Muslim at 35.2%, folk religion with 1.8%, other 0.2%, and unaffiliated at 1.4%.

Population Growth

While Dar es Salaam’s population doesn’t seem that large compared to some of the world’s other cities, it is one of the fastest-growing in Africa. It is the third fastest-growing city in Africa and the ninth fastest-growing in the world. The city’s metro population is expected to grow to over 5 million over the next three years. The population is expected to grow so much, that Dar es Salaam is expected to be the second largest city by population in the world by 2100, with a predicted population of 76 million. The annual growth rate is expected to average 4.39% through the year 2020. three years. The population is expected to grow so much, that Dar es Salaam is expected to be the second largest city by population in the world by 2100, with a predicted population of 76 million. The annual growth rate is expected to average 4.39% through the year 2020.

Year Population
195083,844
195192,972
1952101,046
1953106,234
1954111,696
1955117,439
1956123,485
1957130,317
1958140,154
1959150,733
1960162,126
1961174,346
1962187,506
1963201,659
1964216,902
1965233,251
1966250,857
1967269,792
1968295,522
1969324,691
1970356,785
1971392,051
1972430,859
1973473,386
1974520,177
1975571,594
1976628,175
1977690,177
1978758,398
1979807,484
1980854,913
1981904,986
1982958,068
19831,014,262
19841,073,838
19851,136,733
19861,203,408
19871,273,993
19881,348,823
19891,411,425
19901,473,870
19911,539,079
19921,607,268
19931,678,278
19941,752,530
19951,830,067
19961,911,148
19971,995,584
19982,083,875
19992,176,071
20002,272,483
20012,372,882
20022,477,865
20032,617,331
20042,767,907
20052,926,695
20063,094,831
20073,272,625
20083,460,900
20093,659,444
20103,869,675
20114,091,984
20124,327,397
20134,575,650
20144,838,145
20155,115,698
20165,409,174
20175,719,486
20186,047,600
20196,368,272
20206,701,650
20217,046,892
20227,404,689
20237,775,865
20248,161,231
20258,561,525
20268,976,933
20279,407,403
20289,852,805
202910,313,251
203010,788,523
203111,278,568
203211,783,182
203312,302,490
203412,835,984
203513,383,362

Dar Es Salaam Population 2022

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
195083,8440.00%
195192,97210.89%9,128
1952101,0468.68%8,074
1953106,2345.13%5,188
1954111,6965.14%5,462
1955117,4395.14%5,743
1956123,4855.15%6,046
1957130,3175.53%6,832
1958140,1547.55%9,837
1959150,7337.55%10,579
1960162,1267.56%11,393
1961174,3467.54%12,220
1962187,5067.55%13,160
1963201,6597.55%14,153
1964216,9027.56%15,243
1965233,2517.54%16,349
1966250,8577.55%17,606
1967269,7927.55%18,935
1968295,5229.54%25,730
1969324,6919.87%29,169
1970356,7859.88%32,094
1971392,0519.88%35,266
1972430,8599.90%38,808
1973473,3869.87%42,527
1974520,1779.88%46,791
1975571,5949.88%51,417
1976628,1759.90%56,581
1977690,1779.87%62,002
1978758,3989.88%68,221
1979807,4846.47%49,086
1980854,9135.87%47,429
1981904,9865.86%50,073
1982958,0685.87%53,082
19831,014,2625.87%56,194
19841,073,8385.87%59,576
19851,136,7335.86%62,895
19861,203,4085.87%66,675
19871,273,9935.87%70,585
19881,348,8235.87%74,830
19891,411,4254.64%62,602
19901,473,8704.42%62,445
19911,539,0794.42%65,209
19921,607,2684.43%68,189
19931,678,2784.42%71,010
19941,752,5304.42%74,252
19951,830,0674.42%77,537
19961,911,1484.43%81,081
19971,995,5844.42%84,436
19982,083,8754.42%88,291
19992,176,0714.42%92,196
20002,272,4834.43%96,412
20012,372,8824.42%100,399
20022,477,8654.42%104,983
20032,617,3315.63%139,466
20042,767,9075.75%150,576
20052,926,6955.74%158,788
20063,094,8315.74%168,136
20073,272,6255.74%177,794
20083,460,9005.75%188,275
20093,659,4445.74%198,544
20103,869,6755.74%210,231
20114,091,9845.74%222,309
20124,327,3975.75%235,413
20134,575,6505.74%248,253
20144,838,1455.74%262,495
20155,115,6985.74%277,553
20165,409,1745.74%293,476
20175,719,4865.74%310,312
20186,047,6005.74%328,114
20196,368,2725.30%320,672
20206,701,6505.23%333,378
20217,046,8925.15%345,242
20227,404,6895.08%357,797
20237,775,8655.01%371,176
20248,161,2314.96%385,366
20258,561,5254.90%400,294
20268,976,9334.85%415,408
20279,407,4034.80%430,470
20289,852,8054.73%445,402
202910,313,2514.67%460,446
203010,788,5234.61%475,272
203111,278,5684.54%490,045
203211,783,1824.47%504,614
203312,302,4904.41%519,308
203412,835,9844.34%533,494
203513,383,3624.26%547,378

Dar Es Salaam Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2022 Population 2022 Growth
Dar Es Salaam7,404,6895.08%
Mwanza1,245,4445.37%
Zanzibar766,3924.29%
Mbeya620,3404.68%
Arusha518,8982.78%
Morogoro440,1093.85%
Songea398,7556.17%

Other Cities in Tanzania