Makhachkala's 2021 population is now estimated at 600,541. In 1950, the population of Makhachkala was 84,543. Makhachkala has grown by 749 since 2015, which represents a 0.12% 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 Makhachkala, which typically includes Makhachkala's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.