Kuwait Population 2022


Kuwait map
  • The current population of Kuwait is estimated at 4,509,975 people as of October, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Kuwait represent 0.06% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Kuwait is 201 inhabitants per km2.
  • Kuwait is located in Asia.
  • Kuwait ranks number 129 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Kuwait is 29.3531° N. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 47.9866° E.
  • The median age in Kuwait is 36.8 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Kuwait is 60.00 KWD per month, around USD $195.50 per month, in 2022.
  • The countries that Kuwait shares its land boundary with are Iraq to the north and west, and Saudi Arabia to the south. It is also bounded by the Persian Gulf to the east.

Kuwait

Official name State of Kuwait
Location Asia
Capital Kuwait City
Population 4,490,130 (as of June,2022)
Population density 201/km2
Population growth rate 1.55% (in 2022)
Area 17,818 km2 (6,879.57 sq mi)
Official language Arabic
Currency Kuwaiti dinar (KWD)
Life expectancy 75.75 years
Internet TLD .kw
Call code +965

Kuwait Population Graph

Kuwait Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 4,272,698 2,615,746 1,656,952 61.22% 38.78% 4,272,698 100%
2019 4,209,181 2,564,233 1,644,948 60.92% 39.08% 4,209,181 100%
2018 4,139,383 2,502,257 1,637,126 60.45% 39.55% 4,139,383 100%
2017 4,058,130 2,430,008 1,628,122 59.88% 40.12% 4,058,130 100%
2016 3,958,840 2,347,988 1,610,852 59.31% 40.69% 3,958,840 100%
2015 3,837,506 2,257,221 1,580,285 58.82% 41.18% 3,837,506 100%
2014 3,692,784 2,157,694 1,535,090 58.43% 41.57% 3,692,784 100%
2013 3,528,145 2,051,264 1,476,881 58.14% 41.86% 3,528,145 100%
2012 3,350,526 1,941,295 1,409,231 57.94% 42.06% 3,350,526 100%
2011 3,169,638 1,833,319 1,336,319 57.84% 42.16% 3,169,638 100%
2010 2,994,577 1,731,464 1,263,113 57.82% 42.18% 2,994,577 100%
2009 2,823,580 1,635,418 1,188,162 57.92% 42.08% 2,823,580 100%
2008 2,658,400 1,546,391 1,112,009 58.17% 41.83% 2,658,400 100%
2007 2,506,280 1,466,174 1,040,106 58.5% 41.5% 2,506,280 100%
2006 2,375,797 1,397,444 978,353 58.82% 41.18% 2,375,797 100%
2005 2,272,239 1,341,757 930,482 59.05% 40.95% 2,272,239 100%
2004 2,202,478 1,301,885 900,593 59.11% 40.89% 2,202,478 100%
2003 2,163,571 1,276,723 886,848 59.01% 40.99% 2,163,571 100%
2002 2,138,914 1,257,895 881,019 58.81% 41.19% 2,138,914 100%
2001 2,105,166 1,233,627 871,539 58.6% 41.4% 2,103,271 99.91%
2000 2,046,964 1,196,450 850,514 58.45% 41.55% 2,026,494 99%
1999 1,953,398 1,140,003 813,395 58.36% 41.64% 1,931,129 98.86%
1998 1,832,769 1,069,054 763,715 58.33% 41.67% 1,809,126 98.71%
1997 1,711,796 998,148 713,648 58.31% 41.69% 1,686,633 98.53%
1996 1,628,322 948,335 679,987 58.24% 41.76% 1,601,129 98.33%
1995 1,607,352 933,389 673,963 58.07% 41.93% 1,576,812 98.1%
1991 2,033,125 1,158,678 874,447 56.99% 43.01% 1,992,259 97.99%
1990 2,097,236 1,191,649 905,587 56.82% 43.18% 2,054,662 97.97%
1989 2,094,670 1,187,468 907,202 56.69% 43.31% 2,051,939 97.96%
1988 2,036,681 1,152,558 884,123 56.59% 43.41% 1,994,929 97.95%
1987 1,940,661 1,096,668 843,993 56.51% 43.49% 1,900,489 97.93%
1986 1,833,951 1,035,816 798,135 56.48% 43.52% 1,795,805 97.92%
1985 1,736,840 981,662 755,178 56.52% 43.48% 1,700,366 97.9%
1984 1,653,637 936,785 716,852 56.65% 43.35% 1,613,123 97.55%
1983 1,578,394 897,633 680,761 56.87% 43.13% 1,531,516 97.03%
1982 1,508,993 861,786 647,207 57.11% 42.89% 1,454,820 96.41%
1981 1,440,629 824,760 615,869 57.25% 42.75% 1,378,250 95.67%
1980 1,369,912 783,727 586,185 57.21% 42.79% 1,298,403 94.78%
1979 1,297,243 738,131 559,112 56.9% 43.1% 1,218,500 93.93%
1978 1,225,165 690,013 535,152 56.32% 43.68% 1,139,403 93%
1977 1,154,611 641,733 512,878 55.58% 44.42% 1,061,549 91.94%
1976 1,086,843 596,459 490,384 54.88% 45.12% 986,310 90.75%
1975 1,022,645 556,319 466,326 54.4% 45.6% 914,040 89.38%
1974 962,735 522,476 440,259 54.27% 45.73% 852,791 88.58%
1973 906,545 493,795 412,750 54.47% 45.53% 796,853 87.9%
1972 852,770 468,682 384,088 54.96% 45.04% 743,530 87.19%
1971 799,438 444,887 354,551 55.65% 44.35% 691,034 86.44%
1970 745,188 420,435 324,753 56.42% 43.58% 638,328 85.66%
1969 689,661 395,038 294,623 57.28% 42.72% 583,315 84.58%
1968 633,544 369,293 264,251 58.29% 41.71% 528,186 83.37%
1967 577,741 343,178 234,563 59.4% 40.6% 474,210 82.08%
1966 523,692 317,043 206,649 60.54% 39.46% 422,724 80.72%
1965 472,834 291,408 181,426 61.63% 38.37% 374,816 79.27%
1964 424,621 265,728 158,893 62.58% 37.42% 332,648 78.34%
1963 379,400 240,236 139,164 63.32% 36.68% 294,073 77.51%
1962 337,919 215,694 122,225 63.83% 36.17% 259,049 76.66%
1961 301,092 193,090 108,002 64.13% 35.87% 228,198 75.79%
1960 269,483 173,143 96,340 64.25% 35.75% 201,816 74.89%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Kuwait ordered by Population

The list offered below features the biggest cities of Kuwait. Besides, in the table you will find information regarding the population size in these cities. Cities are ordered by population (largest to smallest).

Kuwait

# City Population 2022
1 Al Ahmadi 638,048
2 Hawalli 165,066
3 As Salimiyah 148,579
4 Sabah as Salim 140,207
5 Al Farwaniyah 87,235
6 Al Fahahil 68,932
7 Kuwait City 60,581
8 Ar Rumaythiyah 58,693
9 Ar Riqqah 52,542
10 Salwa 41,248
11 Al Manqaf 39,380
12 Ar Rabiyah 36,757
13 Bayan 30,868
14 Al Jahra 24,483
15 Al Fintas 23,311
16 Janub as Surrah 18,687
17 Al Mahbulah 18,358
18 Ad Dasmah 17,717
19 Ash Shamiyah 13,897
20 Al Wafrah 10,100
21 Az Zawr 5,808
22 Al-Masayel 2,485
23 Al Funaytis 1,915
24 Abu Al Hasaniya 1,367

Other Countries from Asia Ranked by Population

Country Name Population 2022 Population density
China 1,450,158,659 145/km2
India 1,383,820,649 417/km2
Indonesia 276,736,832 142/km2
Pakistan 231,611,059 243/km2
Bangladesh 167,903,853 1,108/km2
Japan 125,553,305 332/km2
Philippines 112,540,861 337/km2
Turkey 86,336,104 116/km2
Iran 85,971,815 49/km2
Thailand 70,176,879 136.1/km2
Myanmar 55,086,917 76/km2
South Korea 51,912,141 507/km2
Iraq 42,001,087 83/km2
Afghanistan 40,697,213 48.57/km2
Saudi Arabia 35,909,711 15/km2
Malaysia 33,170,971 98/km2
Nepal 30,151,786 180/km2
North Korea 25,807,433 213/km2
Taiwan 23,898,113 650/km2
Sri Lanka 21,815,213 337/km2