Lilongwe's 2021 population is now estimated at 1,170,870. In 1950, the population of Lilongwe was 3,909. Lilongwe has grown by 49,150 since 2015, which represents a 4.38% 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 Lilongwe, which typically includes Lilongwe's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.