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 142,065. Blackpool has an area of over 13 square miles, which makes the population density about 11,000 people per square mile.
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.