Saudi Arabia Population 2022


Saudi Arabia map
  • The current population of Saudi Arabia is estimated at 36,157,104 people as of December, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Saudi Arabia represent 0.45% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Saudi Arabia is 15 inhabitants per km2.
  • Saudi Arabia is located in Asia.
  • Saudi Arabia ranks number 41 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Saudi Arabia is 23.815545. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 46.046452.
  • The median age in Saudi Arabia is 31.80 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Saudi Arabia is 4,000 SAR per month, around USD $1,065 per month, in 2022.
  • The countries that Saudi Arabia shares its land boundary with are Kuwait, Jordan and Iraq to the north, United Arab Emirates and Qatar to the east, and Yemen and Oman to the south. The Arabian Gulf lies to the east and Red Sea to the west.

Saudi Arabia

Official name Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Location Asia
Capital Riyadh
Population 35,909,711 (as of July 2022)
Population density 15/km2
Population growth rate 1.61% (in 2022)
Area 2,149,690 km2 (829,999.61 sq mi)
Official language Arabic
Currency Saudi riyal (SR - SAR)
Life expectancy 75.50 years
Internet TLD .sa
Call code +966

Saudi Arabia Population Graph

Saudi Arabia Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 34,820,830 20,136,886 14,683,944 57.83% 42.17% 29,350,478 84.29%
2019 34,275,383 19,787,179 14,488,204 57.73% 42.27% 28,815,314 84.07%
2018 33,709,498 19,399,816 14,309,682 57.55% 42.45% 28,262,043 83.84%
2017 33,107,803 18,977,393 14,130,410 57.32% 42.68% 27,684,745 83.62%
2016 32,449,932 18,525,666 13,924,266 57.09% 42.91% 27,063,243 83.4%
2015 31,724,020 18,044,623 13,679,397 56.88% 43.12% 26,388,040 83.18%
2014 30,922,786 17,536,312 13,386,474 56.71% 43.29% 25,653,543 82.96%
2013 30,058,068 17,003,849 13,054,219 56.57% 43.43% 24,870,045 82.74%
2012 29,160,737 16,464,152 12,696,585 56.46% 43.54% 24,063,440 82.52%
2011 28,273,245 15,934,801 12,338,444 56.36% 43.64% 23,268,881 82.3%
2010 27,426,952 15,430,403 11,996,549 56.26% 43.74% 22,512,042 82.08%
2009 26,635,629 14,958,569 11,677,060 56.16% 43.84% 21,806,589 81.87%
2008 25,893,713 14,521,194 11,372,519 56.08% 43.92% 21,142,217 81.65%
2007 25,189,626 14,101,153 11,088,473 55.98% 44.02% 20,511,912 81.43%
2006 24,504,438 13,688,179 10,816,259 55.86% 44.14% 19,897,604 81.2%
2005 23,822,129 13,264,161 10,557,968 55.68% 44.32% 19,291,160 80.98%
2004 23,138,469 12,827,967 10,310,502 55.44% 44.56% 18,684,314 80.75%
2003 22,462,259 12,383,443 10,078,816 55.13% 44.87% 18,088,857 80.53%
2002 21,810,773 11,956,666 9,854,107 54.82% 45.18% 17,514,051 80.3%
2001 21,207,947 11,571,056 9,636,891 54.56% 45.44% 16,983,324 80.08%
2000 20,669,006 11,252,207 9,416,799 54.44% 45.56% 16,504,201 79.85%
1999 20,199,580 11,002,711 9,196,869 54.47% 45.53% 16,082,906 79.62%
1998 19,788,247 10,812,298 8,975,949 54.64% 45.36% 15,707,910 79.38%
1997 19,411,990 10,657,183 8,754,807 54.9% 45.1% 15,364,590 79.15%
1996 19,038,601 10,509,308 8,529,293 55.2% 44.8% 15,023,360 78.91%
1995 18,643,450 10,337,793 8,305,657 55.45% 44.55% 14,666,802 78.67%
1994 18,219,029 10,140,712 8,078,317 55.66% 44.34% 14,289,184 78.43%
1993 17,767,738 9,917,951 7,849,787 55.82% 44.18% 13,892,594 78.19%
1992 17,287,007 9,670,352 7,616,655 55.94% 44.06% 13,457,935 77.85%
1991 16,776,888 9,393,380 7,383,508 55.99% 44.01% 12,955,113 77.22%
1990 16,237,844 9,089,945 7,147,899 55.98% 44.02% 12,434,941 76.58%
1989 15,670,206 8,756,511 6,913,695 55.88% 44.12% 11,898,387 75.93%
1988 15,073,850 8,396,134 6,677,716 55.7% 44.3% 11,346,087 75.27%
1987 14,449,274 8,010,678 6,438,596 55.44% 44.56% 10,777,713 74.59%
1986 13,797,616 7,610,765 6,186,851 55.16% 44.84% 10,196,438 73.9%
1985 13,122,278 7,201,506 5,920,772 54.88% 45.12% 9,533,335 72.65%
1984 12,425,045 6,786,560 5,638,485 54.62% 45.38% 8,866,512 71.36%
1983 11,706,983 6,365,087 5,341,896 54.37% 45.63% 8,198,400 70.03%
1982 10,994,345 5,951,239 5,043,106 54.13% 45.87% 7,549,817 68.67%
1981 10,316,927 5,557,729 4,759,198 53.87% 46.13% 6,941,228 67.28%
1980 9,696,317 5,196,256 4,500,061 53.59% 46.41% 6,385,994 65.86%
1979 9,142,497 4,871,122 4,271,375 53.28% 46.72% 5,888,682 64.41%
1978 8,651,168 4,580,793 4,070,375 52.95% 47.05% 5,444,180 62.93%
1977 8,211,799 4,321,049 3,890,750 52.62% 47.38% 5,043,687 61.42%
1976 7,806,829 4,082,972 3,723,857 52.3% 47.7% 4,676,291 59.9%
1975 7,423,196 3,860,062 3,563,134 52% 48% 4,331,435 58.35%
1974 7,058,059 3,651,134 3,406,925 51.73% 48.27% 4,001,919 56.7%
1973 6,715,278 3,457,025 3,258,253 51.48% 48.52% 3,673,929 54.71%
1972 6,396,169 3,279,316 3,116,853 51.27% 48.73% 3,371,421 52.71%
1971 6,103,681 3,117,760 2,985,921 51.08% 48.92% 3,093,956 50.69%
1970 5,839,598 2,972,939 2,866,659 50.91% 49.09% 2,842,132 48.67%
1969 5,602,989 2,845,198 2,757,791 50.78% 49.22% 2,614,355 46.66%
1968 5,390,785 2,731,511 2,659,274 50.67% 49.33% 2,406,986 44.65%
1967 5,197,981 2,629,659 2,568,322 50.59% 49.41% 2,217,978 42.67%
1966 5,018,111 2,535,150 2,482,961 50.52% 49.48% 2,042,371 40.7%
1965 4,846,296 2,445,441 2,400,855 50.46% 49.54% 1,878,909 38.77%
1964 4,679,877 2,358,658 2,321,219 50.4% 49.6% 1,725,471 36.87%
1963 4,519,024 2,274,877 2,244,147 50.34% 49.66% 1,582,110 35.01%
1962 4,365,188 2,194,817 2,170,371 50.28% 49.72% 1,463,211 33.52%
1961 4,221,172 2,120,717 2,100,455 50.24% 49.76% 1,366,393 32.37%
1960 4,088,782 2,053,386 2,035,396 50.22% 49.78% 1,277,744 31.25%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Saudi Arabia ordered by Population

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

Saudi Arabia

# City Population 2022
1 Riyadh 4,210,588
2 Jeddah 2,870,600
3 Mecca 1,324,948
4 Medina 1,301,300
5 Sultanah 947,738
6 Dammam 769,447
7 Ta'if 531,538
8 Tabuk 458,183
9 Al Kharj 429,043
10 Buraydah 394,154
11 Khamis Mushait 389,995
12 Al Hufuf 295,436
13 Al Mubarraz 292,721
14 Hafar Al-Batin 274,005
15 Ha'il 268,794
16 Najran 259,866
17 Al Jubayl 238,982
18 Abha 212,679
19 Yanbu 201,442
20 Khobar 167,241
21 Arar 149,372
22 Sakakah 129,384
23 Jizan 105,692
24 Qurayyat 103,819
25 Sabt Alalayah 100,710
26 Dhahran 100,197
27 Al Qatif 99,065
28 Al Bahah 89,056
29 Tarut 86,028
30 Ar Rass 82,537
31 Qal`at Bishah 82,417
32 Ash Shafa 72,905
33 Sayhat 67,242
34 Al Mithnab 61,533
35 Al Khafji 55,449
36 Ad Dawadimi 55,013
37 Sabya 54,698
38 Az Zulfi 53,574
39 Abu `Arish 49,584
40 Safwa 46,330
41 Afif 45,907
42 Rabigh 42,064
43 Rahimah 41,616
44 Turaif 41,113
45 Tubarjal 40,447
46 Ad Dilam 35,672
47 Umluj 34,199
48 Al-`Ula 32,770
49 Abqaiq 29,722
50 Badr Hunayn 27,502
51 Samitah 27,228
52 Al Wajh 26,873
53 Al Bukayriyah 25,372
54 An Nimas 24,363
55 As Sulayyil 24,311
56 Turabah 23,409
57 Al Jumum 22,436
58 Duba 22,183
59 At Taraf 21,587
60 Qaisumah 20,898
61 Al Battaliyah 16,732
62 Al Munayzilah 16,412
63 Al Majaridah 14,959
64 Tanumah 13,704
65 Al Qurayn 12,108
66 Umm as Sahik 11,910
67 Sajir 11,831
68 Al Awjam 11,551
69 Farasan 10,621
70 Al Mindak 9,346
71 Al Artawiyah 9,292
72 Al Qarah 9,211
73 Marat 8,993
74 Al Jafr 8,806
75 Suwayr 8,619
76 Tumayr 8,408
77 At Tubi 7,872
78 Al Jaradiyah 7,480
79 Al Muwayh 7,451
80 As Saffaniyah 7,106
81 Al Hada 6,957
82 Al Markaz 6,556
83 Misliyah 6,234
84 Al Mutayrifi 6,032
85 Mizhirah 5,588
86 Ad Darb 5,471
87 Julayjilah 5,417
88 Mulayjah 5,309
89 Al Fuwayliq 5,290
90 Tabalah 5,226
91 Adh Dhibiyah 5,119
92 Ain AlBaraha 1,529
93 Shokhaib 1,523
94 Wed Alnkil 1,519

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