In 1991, the national population census estimated the district population at about 75,300. The national census in 2002 estimated the population of the district at about 122,400. The annual population growth rate in the district was calculated at 4.4%. In 2012, the population of Bukedea District was estimated at approximately 186,400.
The table below illustrates the growth of the district population between 2002 and 2012. All numbers are estimates. The next national population census in Uganda is planned for August 2014.