Surakarta's 2021 population is now estimated at 531,897. In 1950, the population of Surakarta was 275,000. Surakarta has grown by 4,618 since 2015, which represents a 0.88% 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 Surakarta, which typically includes Surakarta's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.