Dresden Population 2018

Dresden is a city that is located in Germany. More specifically, it is the capital of the Free State of Saxony. It is also the second-largest by population, which was last recorded as 543,825. The city has a total area of 127 square miles and a population density of 4,300 residents per square mile. It is part of a larger urban area with over 780,000 residents. The metropolitan region has a population exceeding 1.1 million. This city is known for being a center of culture, education and politics not just in Germany but throughout all of Europe as well. It is home to a large student population who attend the Dresden University of Technology – one of the largest institutions in the country. It is also one of the most popular tourist destinations and has 4.3 million overnight visits annually.

Dresden has thousands of foreign-born residents. The largest groups include Russians, Chinese, Syrians and Vietnamese. There are also residents that originally came from Poland, Italy, India and other areas. There is a slightly higher concentration of females, who make up just over 51% of the population. The mean age is 43 years old. About 91% of the total population are of German ancestry. Dresden has always had a sizable population and was one of the first German cities to have over 100,000 residents. However, through the years it has seen its share of ups and downs. This includes a drop in population during World War II when parts of the city were destroyed. The population bounced back to over half a million following the war through the 1980s. Today, the city is one of the fastest growing in the country because of its re-urbanization and stable economy.