Karaganda's 2021 population is now estimated at 505,157. In 1950, the population of Karaganda was 266,541. Karaganda has grown by 211 since 2015, which represents a 0.04% 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 Karaganda, which typically includes Karaganda's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.