According to the 2013 National Population and Housing Census Provisional Report, Kanifing Municipality has a total population of 382,096 and accounts for 20.3% of the national population. This shows a drop of 3.42 % over the 2003 Population and Housing Census, which represented 23.72% of the National Population.
Despite the drop in relation to the national population, Kanifing Municipality witnessed a sustained population growth by 59,361 over the past decade thus representing 15.53% of its population. This represents a Municipal Inter Censual Growth Rate of 1.7%
Out of the total Municipal population, the males population is 192,417, representing 50.3% while the female population is 189,679 representing 49.7%. KMC is among the regions (including Banjul and BAC) with a higher male population.
There are 67,119 households giving the Municipality average household size of 5.7 persons. The Municipality has a population density of 5,057.5 persons per KM square, thus making it the most densely populated local government Area. This population density far surpasses that of the nation, which stands at 176 persons per Km square. With the current trend in the municipal population growth rate, it can be confidently concluded that it would double its population in the next twenty years (2033).