Nouakchott's 2023 population is now estimated at 1,491,958. In 1950, the population of Nouakchott was 2,695. Nouakchott has grown by 60,419 in the last year, which represents a 4.22% 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 Nouakchott, which typically includes Nouakchott's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.