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.
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.
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