Makassar's 2021 population is now estimated at 1,612,249. In 1950, the population of Makassar was 222,644. Makassar has grown by 28,696 since 2015, which represents a 1.81% 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 Makassar, which typically includes Makassar's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.