Based on figures from the Central Statistical Agency, in 2005 this town has an estimated total population of 318, of whom 176 were males and 142 were females. According to the 1994 national census, its total population was 185, of whom 102 were males and 83 were females. It is the largest settlement in Menge woreda.
Records at the Nordic Africa Institute website provide details of a primary school in Menge in 1968. In 1970, a group of three German travelers travelling down the Abay River describe Menge as a settlement with masonry houses, and record that it had a police station.