Kitwe's 2021 population is now estimated at 709,854. In 1950, the population of Kitwe was 45,887. Kitwe has grown by 23,946 since 2015, which represents a 3.49% 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 Kitwe, which typically includes Kitwe's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.