Polokwane Population

Polokwane Population, 2024, Check Current Growth Rate Statistics

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Polokwane, also known as Pietersburg, is a city and capital of the Limpopo province in South Africa.

The name Polokwane means ‘sanctuary’ and is the largest urban center in SA north of Gauteng.

 The total area of Polokwane is 106.8 4 sq. kilometers and an elevation of 1,310 meters.

Polokwane Population

Polokwane will have a population of about 463,000 in 2022.

About 45.9% of the population are Sepedi speakers, and a larger portion is Afrikaners.

Roughly 10,000 residents of the city are English-speaking whites, primarily South Africans of British descent and white Zimbabweans.

About 6.7% of the population consists of the Venda people.

Generally, Africans comprise 74.4% of the population, whites 18.2%, Asians 3.1%, and people of colored descent 3,7%.

This is the Polokwane population in southern Africa.

What Is The Population Growth Rate

The table below shows the population growth of Polokwane from 2018 to 2022.

2018 385,000
2019 406,000
2020 426,000
2021 445,000
2022 463,000

There was a 5.45% increase in population from 2018 to 2019 and a 4.93% increase in 2020.

From 2020, there was a population increase of 4.46% in 2021 and a 4.04% increase in 2022.

The table below shows the Polokwane population projections for the next five years.

2023 479,000
2024 494,000
2025 507,000
2026 519,000
2027 529,000


This is the Polokwane population growth rate in the last five years and the population growth rate projections for the next five years in South Africa.

What Are The Effect Of Migration On Population Increase

Polokwane city is located 200km south of Zimbabwe/south Africa border and is, therefore, a transit and destination city for many international migrants coming through Zimbabwe to South Africa.

The city is the only major urban center in the northern part of SA.

The national highway which connects Zimbabwe with Johannesburg passes through this city, making it a strategic center of migration and commerce.

This is all you need to know about the Polokwane population in South Africa.