Population of Cities in Sweden (2017)

1
Over 1 Million
4
100,000 to 1 Million
128
10,000 to 100,000

Sweden is a country that has a rising population that is coming close to the 10 million mark. There are many cities that contribute to this high total population, particularly the capital city Stockholm which has over 1.2 million residents. While this is the only Swedish city with a population that has hit one million, there are 290 municipalities that also contribute to this population, and many of these cities are nearing their own milestones. Goeteborg, the second most populous city, has surpassed 500,000 residents. There are also three other cities that have less than one million residents but more than 100,000. An additional 128 cities have over 10,000 residents. The remainder of the cities have smaller populations, with some being home to less than 3,000 residents.

Almost all of Sweden's population lives in urban areas, with 2015 data showing that just 14% live in in rural areas. As cities continue to expand and develop and natives move into the larger areas of the country, this number may continue to decline. Sweden is currently exhibiting a healthy growth rate, although this has slowed when compared to recent years, so the populations of many of these cities are expected to grow at a steady rate heading into the future.

Sweden has 1 cities with more than a million people, 4 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 128 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Sweden is Stockholm, with a population of 1,253,309 people.

Stockholm

The capital city is not only the most populous city in Sweden but across all Nordic countries.

1,253,309

Goeteborg

This city is the site of the Port of Gothenburg, the largest port in the Nordic countries.

504,084

Malmoe

This was one of the earliest industrialized towns in Scandinavia.

261,548

Uppsala

The oldest university in Scandanavia is located in Uppsala.

127,734

Vasteras

This city's location at the Svartån and lake Mälaren made it the ideal center for trade, and today, it is a major logistical center.

107,194

Orebro

Highlights of Orebro include a medieval castle, a lakefront nature reserve and Orebro University.

98,573

Linkoping

This city has future plans to become carbon neutral and has a high-technology industry.

96,732

Helsingborg

This scenic city has retained many of its historic buildings, including a 600-year-old fortress.

91,025

Huddinge

This city's history goes back over 1,000 years, and today, it is the 2nd largest municipality in Sweden.

90,182

Jonkoping

This important Nordic logistical center is home to many central warehouses, including IKEA and Electrolux.

83,202

Name 2017 Population
Stockholm1,253,309
Goeteborg504,084
Malmoe261,548
Uppsala127,734
Vasteras107,194
Orebro98,573
Linkoping96,732
Helsingborg91,025
Huddinge90,182
Jonkoping83,202
Norrkoping82,903
Lund76,263
Haninge74,968
Umea74,005
Gavle68,635
Solna66,909
Boras63,223
Bromma61,000
Soedertaelje60,279
Vaexjoe59,600
Moelndal59,430
Karlstad59,266
Eskilstuna59,016
Sollentuna58,897
Taby58,123
Halmstad55,657
Sundsvall48,463
Lulea45,551
Trollhattan44,522
Lidingoe43,000
Ostersund42,940
Borlaenge39,422
Upplands Vaesby36,534
Falun36,477
OEstermalm36,418
Tumba35,780
Kalmar34,744
Sundbyberg34,529
Skoevde33,119
Karlskrona32,309
Kristianstad32,188
Skelleftea30,839
Uddevalla30,282
Motala29,715
Majorna29,254
Partille28,648
Landskrona27,889
Ornskoldsvik27,749
Nykoping27,582
Karlskoga26,949
Akersberga26,785
Vallentuna26,733
Varberg25,816
Trelleborg25,494
Nacka25,170
Alingsas24,826
Lidkoping24,586
Jakobsberg24,046
AEngelholm23,240
Marsta23,194
Sandviken22,111
Pitea22,044
Visby21,970
Vanersborg21,835
Boo21,776
Huskvarna21,500
Kungalv21,262
Katrineholm21,108
Vaestervik20,694
Enkoping19,733
Kungsbacka18,698
Falkenberg18,407
Boden18,225
Karlshamn18,161
Kiruna18,154
Varnamo17,950
Kristinehamn17,836
Ystad17,266
Hassleholm17,050
Haernoesand17,016
Norrtalje16,914
Rasunda16,877
Arsta16,807
Koping16,617
Oskarshamn16,613
Gamla Uppsala16,231
Tullinge16,000
Nassjo15,954
Lerum15,949
Eslov15,898
Falkoeping15,821
Mariestad14,891
Molnlycke14,653
Hudiksvall14,621
Ljungby14,272
Kinna14,210
Staffanstorp14,192
Avesta14,110
Kaevlinge13,850
Tranas13,765
Arvika13,666
Ludvika13,638
Nynashamn13,616
Balsta13,495
Hoganas13,461
Onsala13,370
Skoghall12,845
Kumla12,756
Strangnas12,555
Finspang12,415
Bollnas12,145
Vetlanda12,068
Nybro12,059
Soderhamn12,022
Sala12,015
Ronneby11,618
Mjolby11,560
Handen11,524
Alby11,400
Lindome10,942
Mora10,940
Oxelosund10,690
Skara10,608
Segeltorp10,536
Fagersta10,432
Arboga10,369
Hallstahammar10,300
Kista10,254
Timra10,168
Torslanda10,129
Gislaved10,091
Stenungsund10,067
Hollviken10,014
Ekeroe9,931
Gustavsberg9,682
Eksjoe9,676
Billdal9,609
Svedala9,593
Saevja9,414
Amal9,380
Ulricehamn9,349
Jordbro9,316
Alta9,274
Oxie9,225
Saeffle9,156
Arloev9,108
Nodinge-Nol9,077
Ahus9,000
Saltsjobaden8,937
Djursholm8,856
Lomma8,820
Lindesberg8,752
Bjarred8,663
Lycksele8,597
Solleftea8,530
AElmhult8,518
Astorp8,514
Gaellivare8,480
Gardsten8,025
Brevik8,024
Tibro8,005
Tidaholm7,920
Hammarkullen7,914
Soelvesborg7,883
Vimmerby7,827
Kil7,826
Klippan7,778
Alvesta7,647
Torshalla7,614
Lysekil7,568
Fittja7,500
Bromoella7,428
Hallsberg7,418
Degerfors7,418
Olofstroem7,382
Hoeoer7,379
Kungsaengen7,367
Kalix7,340
Bergshamra7,300
Hedemora7,279
Sigtuna7,204
Loevgaerdet7,113
Hofors7,021
Skurup6,978
Soederkoeping6,951
Osby6,947
Atvidaberg6,947
Valbo6,911
Knivsta6,898
Bunkeflostrand6,874
Fisksatra6,864
Skanor med Falsterbo6,861
Kallered6,784
Landvetter6,680
Hoerby6,651
Simrishamn6,546
Ljungsbro6,510
Bankeryd6,498
Nora6,496
Sjoebo6,364
Bollebygd6,364
Bro6,359
Forshaga6,355
Bjuv6,348
Surahammar6,276
Habo6,244
Kramfors6,235
Tomelilla6,204
Filipstad6,177
Skutskaer6,136
Vellinge6,115
Flen6,114
Stroemstad6,110
Ljusdal6,100
Storvreta6,083
Hjo6,075
Nykvarn6,032
Malmberget6,017
Sodra Sandby5,941
Leksand5,861
Laholm5,835
Surte5,740
Vadstena5,700
Kungsoer5,610
Loddekopinge5,582
Lindsdal5,520
Dalby5,517
Mullsjoe5,506
Holmsund5,482
Perstorp5,468
Hagfors5,403
Akarp5,393
Tierp5,377
Malmslatt5,358
Hultsfred5,305
Vargarda5,303
Orsa5,278
Grums5,231
Gnesta5,208
Skare5,173
Malung5,146
Smedjebacken5,121
Saevsjoe5,068
Hono5,045
AElvsbyn5,042