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Demographics Characterstics


Current population

Based on the 1999E.C/2007G.C National Population and Housing Census, the current projected population of Hawassa is 329,734 inhabitants, of whom 169,677 were males and the rest 160,057 females. Of the 8 sub-cities, Hawell-Tulla had the highest population with a total of 119,058 inhabitants, followed by Tabor with 59,562 and Menehariya with 32,945 inhabitants.


Demographic Trends

Hawassa has  been  one  of  the  fastest  growing  cities  in  the  country. A large part of this rapid growth has been due to the high level of migration.


Population Density

According  to  Census  2007,  the  density  of  population,  in  Hawassa,  averages  2,097 Persons per sq. km.


Annual Average Growth Rate

The annual average population growth rate of the city is 4.02% it vary from 4.8 in urban to 2.8 in rural