Palembang's 2023 population is now estimated at 1,818,421. In 1950, the population of Palembang was 277,000. Palembang has grown by 33,212 in the last year, which represents a 1.86% 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 Palembang, which typically includes Palembang's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.