Blackpool Population 2018
Blackpool is a resort town located in the North West region of England. The city has been a major tourism spot since the mid-1800s once the railway was constructed. In the late 1800s, the railway made it easier and less expensive for travelers to come to Blackpool, which led in an increase in population. At that time the population was about 14,000. In the early 1900s, the population had jumped to 47,000. Today, the population is 139,720.
City Size and Population Density
Blackpool has an area of over 13 square miles (34.85 square kilometers), which makes the population density about 11,000 people per square mile (4,000 per kilometer squared).
Population Demographics in Blackpool
The population of Blackpool is primarily White, making up over 95% of the total population. Two percent of the residents are South Asian, while there are also groups of mixed race, black, Chinese, and other Asians throughout Blackpool.
There is a higher percentage of females than males, making up 51% and 49% of the population, respectively.
Almost 89% of the population was born in England, while 4.2% of residents were born in Scotland. Other countries of birth of Blackpool residents include Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland, India, Hong Kong and the Philippines – just to name a few.
The majority of residents speak English, although small groups of residents speak Polish, Chinese, Bengali and other languages.
Over 67% of the population is Christian, while nearly one-quarter of the population do not follow a religion.
Blackpool Population History
In 1801, Blackpool was just a small village off of the sea with a population that barely reached 500 residents. Within 50 years the village had grown to a population of 2,500 - once private roads and railways had been constructed and stagecoaches began running to the village regularly. The railway was a true spark for the growth of the town, and the population reached over 14,000 by 1881. Only 20 years later, the population spiked upwards again coming to a total of 47,000 in 1901. By 1961, the population reached its highest peak of just over 150,000 residents. However, since this peak, the population growth in Blackpool has slowed to a stop, barely breaking even with recent census records.