Dar Es Salaam Population 2020

6,701,650
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Dar Es Salaam's 2020 population is now estimated at 6,701,650. In 1950, the population of Dar Es Salaam was 83,844. Dar Es Salaam has grown by 333,378 since 2015, which represents a 5.23% 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 Dar Es Salaam, which typically includes Dar Es Salaam's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

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.

Dar Es Salaam Population 2020

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

Dar Es Salaam Population Data (Urban Area)

Name Population 2020 Growth
Dar Es Salaam6,701,6505.23%
Mwanza1,120,4305.63%
Zanzibar705,0784.18%
Mbeya566,0654.70%
Arusha492,9192.14%
Morogoro408,7403.57%
Songea352,7816.72%

Other Cities in Tanzania

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

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