Lahore Population 2022

13,541,764
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Lahore is a city situated in the northwest of Pakistan. It is the capital city of the province of Punjab and is the main center for culture in both the Punjab region and in Pakistan as a whole. Lahore’s population in 1998 stood at just under 6.5 million with a figure for 2013 of just over 7 million with a current growth rate of just over 2%.

City Size and Population Density

The current population of a little over 7 million are all squeezed into the city’s boundaries of 1,772 square kilometers. Thankfully, the city has expanded to almost double its size in the last 14 years but the Lahore remains the 42nd most heavily populated city in the world. This city's population in Pakistan is only exceeded by nearby city Karachi. The population density currently sits around 6,300 residents per square kilometer (16,000 individuals per square mile). The residents make their homes in the 9 administrative towns and one military designated area. Within these areas, there are some historic neighborhoods, and of course, there is the old city area.

Notes of Interest about Lahore

Lahore is a city rich in history and tradition; it has experienced three significant eras in its history – the Mughul Empire, British colonial, and now the modern city of Pakistan. With new eras in history came new designs and developments - which have all added and enriched the fabric of its busy, bustling city. Of particular note, is the Walled City of Lahore, which is one of the most densely populated areas of Lahore. It has highly compromised living conditions, in part due to its overpopulation - and partly due to the neglect it suffers from the municipal. In contrast, the military area of Lahore boasts wider streets, cleaner air and is generally less chaotic than the more inner-city areas.

Model Town area is where you will find the beautiful parks, modern shopping areas and a lower cost of living than that in the military area. A great budget area to live is the Punjab Housing Society; it is close enough to the military area to enjoy the benefits - but with it being slightly less developed, rents are around half the amount.

Lahore Demographics

Of the people in Lahore, 87% of them speak Punjabi; however, this language can be broken down into many different dialects which makes for a diverse speaking population. Other languages spoken include Urdu – the national language, and English - which is spoken and understood by a large number of people, especially those from an educated background.

The main religion in Lahore is Muslim – mostly Sunni or Shia- which makes up 94% of the population. The remaining 6% are nearly all Christians. There are also a small number of minority religions such as Sikh and Hindu. The Lahoris are a cultural bunch of people celebrating many festivals around in the year – some religious, some historical and some are combinations of ancient and modern- even western – celebrations.

Lahore is a young country with over 40% of its inhabitants below the age of 15. The average life expectancy stands at less than 60 years of age. Another interesting statistic is that less than 40% of the population of the city are literate.

Lahore Population Growth

Lahore is home to some significant buildings including many high profile universities and schools, great pieces of historic architecture and museums. The city is referred to as the Paris of the East or the Mughal City of Gardens in reference to the many historical gardens situated around Lahore. Lahore is also the engineering hub of Pakistan with industries such as car manufacturing, heavy machinery, steel, IT, chemicals and computers all contributing to its 13.2% contribution to Pakistan’s national economy. It is currently ranked 122nd largest in the world for GDP with an average growth rate of nearly 6%.

Year Population
1950835,769
1951861,613
1952899,163
1953938,239
1954979,070
19551,021,679
19561,066,204
19571,112,539
19581,160,956
19591,211,480
19601,264,277
19611,320,051
19621,379,628
19631,441,893
19641,507,060
19651,574,981
19661,646,062
19671,720,352
19681,798,104
19691,879,142
19701,963,951
19712,052,588
19722,145,355
19732,228,899
19742,312,182
19752,398,576
19762,488,324
19772,581,170
19782,677,615
19792,777,664
19802,881,596
19812,984,162
19823,080,339
19833,179,616
19843,282,237
19853,387,873
19863,497,062
19873,609,770
19883,726,273
19893,846,200
19903,970,161
19914,098,116
19924,230,381
19934,366,532
19944,507,263
19954,652,529
19964,802,686
19974,957,257
19985,133,398
19995,350,150
20005,576,372
20015,811,497
20026,056,882
20036,312,627
20046,579,546
20056,856,969
20067,146,498
20077,448,251
20087,763,187
20098,090,519
20108,432,132
20118,788,170
20129,159,763
20139,545,980
20149,949,049
201510,369,137
201610,807,578
201711,263,275
201811,738,186
201912,188,196
202012,642,423
202113,095,166
202213,541,764
202313,979,390
202414,407,074
202514,825,828
202615,237,796
202715,646,063
202816,054,068
202916,465,455
203016,883,084
203117,308,928
203217,744,100
203318,189,978
203418,647,264
203519,116,604

Lahore Population 2022

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
1950835,7690.00%
1951861,6133.09%25,844
1952899,1634.36%37,550
1953938,2394.35%39,076
1954979,0704.35%40,831
19551,021,6794.35%42,609
19561,066,2044.36%44,525
19571,112,5394.35%46,335
19581,160,9564.35%48,417
19591,211,4804.35%50,524
19601,264,2774.36%52,797
19611,320,0514.41%55,774
19621,379,6284.51%59,577
19631,441,8934.51%62,265
19641,507,0604.52%65,167
19651,574,9814.51%67,921
19661,646,0624.51%71,081
19671,720,3524.51%74,290
19681,798,1044.52%77,752
19691,879,1424.51%81,038
19701,963,9514.51%84,809
19712,052,5884.51%88,637
19722,145,3554.52%92,767
19732,228,8993.89%83,544
19742,312,1823.74%83,283
19752,398,5763.74%86,394
19762,488,3243.74%89,748
19772,581,1703.73%92,846
19782,677,6153.74%96,445
19792,777,6643.74%100,049
19802,881,5963.74%103,932
19812,984,1623.56%102,566
19823,080,3393.22%96,177
19833,179,6163.22%99,277
19843,282,2373.23%102,621
19853,387,8733.22%105,636
19863,497,0623.22%109,189
19873,609,7703.22%112,708
19883,726,2733.23%116,503
19893,846,2003.22%119,927
19903,970,1613.22%123,961
19914,098,1163.22%127,955
19924,230,3813.23%132,265
19934,366,5323.22%136,151
19944,507,2633.22%140,731
19954,652,5293.22%145,266
19964,802,6863.23%150,157
19974,957,2573.22%154,571
19985,133,3983.55%176,141
19995,350,1504.22%216,752
20005,576,3724.23%226,222
20015,811,4974.22%235,125
20026,056,8824.22%245,385
20036,312,6274.22%255,745
20046,579,5464.23%266,919
20056,856,9694.22%277,423
20067,146,4984.22%289,529
20077,448,2514.22%301,753
20087,763,1874.23%314,936
20098,090,5194.22%327,332
20108,432,1324.22%341,613
20118,788,1704.22%356,038
20129,159,7634.23%371,593
20139,545,9804.22%386,217
20149,949,0494.22%403,069
201510,369,1374.22%420,088
201610,807,5784.23%438,441
201711,263,2754.22%455,697
201811,738,1864.22%474,911
201912,188,1963.83%450,010
202012,642,4233.73%454,227
202113,095,1663.58%452,743
202213,541,7643.41%446,598
202313,979,3903.23%437,626
202414,407,0743.06%427,684
202514,825,8282.91%418,754
202615,237,7962.78%411,968
202715,646,0632.68%408,267
202816,054,0682.61%408,005
202916,465,4552.56%411,387
203016,883,0842.54%417,629
203117,308,9282.52%425,844
203217,744,1002.51%435,172
203318,189,9782.51%445,878
203418,647,2642.51%457,286
203519,116,6042.52%469,340

Lahore Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2022 Population 2022 Growth
Karachi16,839,9502.31%
Lahore13,541,7643.41%
Faisalabad3,624,8042.34%
Gujranwala2,352,5472.71%
Peshawar2,342,5143.07%
Rawalpindi2,327,4552.05%
Multan2,105,9872.26%
Hyderabad1,925,9532.08%
Islamabad1,198,0352.96%
Quetta1,159,6352.68%
Bahawalpur894,5612.88%
Sialkot736,4882.23%
Sargodha726,8391.95%
Larkana563,7522.70%
Sukkur556,8562.11%
Sheikhupura544,5342.59%
Rahim Yar Khan490,3822.78%
Dera Ghazikhan481,5993.29%
Sahiwal456,7002.86%
Jhang453,7401.87%

Other Cities in Pakistan

  1. Pakistan Bureau of Statistics - Pakistan population census

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