Mashhad's 2021 population is now estimated at 3,264,101. In 1950, the population of Mashhad was 173,209. Mashhad has grown by 55,765 since 2015, which represents a 1.74% 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 Mashhad, which typically includes Mashhad's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.