Mbandaka's 2021 population is now estimated at 458,843. In 1950, the population of Mbandaka was 17,945. Mbandaka has grown by 15,854 since 2015, which represents a 3.58% 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 Mbandaka, which typically includes Mbandaka's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.