Dire Dawa's 2021 population is now estimated at 426,129. In 1950, the population of Dire Dawa was 18,176. Dire Dawa has grown by 18,033 since 2015, which represents a 4.42% 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 Dire Dawa, which typically includes Dire Dawa's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.