Jijiga is mainly inhabited by the Jidwaaq clan. Based on figures from the Central Statistical Agency in 2015, Jijiga has an estimated total population of 250,000 of whom 123,422 are men and 126,578 are women. The current population of this city is 250,000.[dubious – discuss] The 1997 census reported this town had a total population of 65,795 of whom 33,266 were men and 32,529 women. The dominant ethnic group living in the town was Somali (84.0%), the next 3 largest groups were the Amhara (15.0%), the Oromo (0.44%), and the Gurage (1.30%); all other ethnic groups made up 0.08% of the population. This city is the largest settlement in Jijiga woreda.