Copenhagen Population 2016

Copenhagen is the largest city and capital of Denmark. The city's history dates back to at least the 11th century and it's known for its many museums, gardens, the Little Mermaid Statue, and the University of Copenhagen, one of Europe's best universities. Located on the eastern coast of Zealand to the east of Odense, Copenhagen has an urban population estimated at 1.26 million in 2015.

When the larger metropolitan area is considered, Copenhagen has a population of 1.99 million. The city proper has just 583,000 residents with a population density of 6,800 people per square kilometer (18,000/square mile). This is close to 10% of the country's total population. This population density is about 45x denser than Denmark on average.

The precise population of Copenhagen is hard to define as Statistics Denmark does not specify the geographical area it uses to define "urban Copenhagen." Still, it typically consists of Copenhagen Municipality, Frederiksberg, and 16 of 20 municipalities in the old Roskilde and Copenhagen counties. Since the Øresund Bridge was completed in 2000, commuting to and from Copenhagen and Scania, Sweden has grown tremendously. This has led to a much larger integrated area called Øresund Region. The Region has 3.8 million people, 2.5 million of which are in Denmark.

Copenhagen Demographics

Just over 73% of the people of Copenhagen are of Danish origin. There are also 41,000 immigrants and 4,600 people descended from Western nations (8%), and 56,000 immigrants and 27,000 descendants of non-Western nations (15%). Following Denmark, the most common country of birth is Pakistan, followed by Turkey, Iraq, Poland, Germany, Morocco, Sweden, Somalia, Norway, Lebanon, Iran, the U.K., Yugoslavia, the U.S., China, Italy, and India.

Most Københavners belong to the Lutheran Church of Denmark with almost 62% confirming membership by paying church taxes. This is lower than the national Danish average of 79%. The second-largest Christian community in Copenhagen is Roman Catholic. There are believed to be about 150,000 Muslims in the city, most of whom live in Nørrebro and the Vestegnen. Most of the 7,000 Jews in the country live in the city.

Copenhagen consistently ranks very high in terms of quality of life. While it is one of the most expensive cities on earth, it's also considered one of the most livable with eco-friendly policies, open spaces, city planning that favors pedestrians and cyclists over drivers, and an emphasis on culture and community.

Copenhagen Population Growth

Copenhagen's population is expected to continue its gradual growth, increasing from 583,000 in the city proper in 2015 to 715,000 in 2030 and 755,000 in 2040.

Copenhagen  Population in 2016 Source: Ibrahim50 yes

Population Pyramid

Copenhagen Population Data (Urban Area)

Year Population Growth Rate (%) Growth
1950 1,216,000 0.00% 0
1955 1,227,000 0.90% 11,000
1960 1,284,000 4.60% 57,000
1965 1,373,000 6.90% 89,000
1970 1,380,000 0.50% 7,000
1975 1,172,000 -15.10% -208,000
1980 1,096,000 -6.50% -76,000
1985 1,056,000 -3.60% -40,000
1990 1,035,000 -2.00% -21,000
1995 1,048,000 1.30% 13,000
2000 1,077,000 2.80% 29,000
2005 1,127,000 4.60% 50,000
2010 1,192,000 5.80% 65,000
2015 1,268,000 6.40% 76,000
2017 1,294,000 2.10% 26,000
2020 1,333,000 3.00% 39,000
2025 1,395,000 4.70% 62,000
2030 1,455,000 4.30% 60,000
Copenhagen Population Growth

Copenhagen 's 2017 population is now estimated at 1,294,000. In 1950, the population of Copenhagen was 1,216,000. Copenhagen has grown by 26,000 in the last year, which represents a 2.10% change. These population estimates and projections come from the latest revision of the UN World Urbanization Prospects. These estimates represent the Urban agglomeration of Copenhagen , which typically includes Copenhagen 's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.