Florence Population 2017

Italy is certainly one of the most visited countries in the world, but the different regions of the country are vastly different from one another. Although Venice remains on the bucket lists of travelers all over the world, it is the Tuscany region that is most prized among those that have traveled to Italy. Florence is the capital of the region and remains a growing part of the country.

Demographics

Florence is a city that people love to visit to soak up the classic Italian lifestyle, but it is also home to a resident population that increases in number each year. The current population is 382,808 people with 53% of the population female and 47% male. The population density of the city is far less than that of other cities in the country. There are 3,738 people for every square kilometer in Florence. The current growth rate for Florence is 3.22% with the standard Italian growth rate at 3.56%.

Family Life

The families within Florence, as of the last official survey in 2007, totaled 188,948. They resided in 171,361 homes. The ages of families and all residents of Florence fall primarily between 15 and 65, making up 59.95% of the population. Those that fall below the age of 15 make up 14.10% and pensioners above the age of 65 make up 25.95%. The average age of an Italian resident is 49, but residents of Florence have a substantially lower average age at only 42 years old.

Ethnicities

It is certainly no surprise that the majority of Florence is made up of native Italians. 90.45% of the population is of Italian descent, but what is surprising is the growing number of immigrants coming into the city. Although it is a relatively small number, 1.82% of the population is Chinese. Those that are from surrounding European countries, primarily from Romania and Armenia, make up 3.52%. East Asians make up 2.17% and Americans 1.4%. The smallest numbers come from North African residents who represent .9% of the total population of Florence.

Education

Florence has the same educational system as the rest of Italy and has a literacy rating of 98.8%. Children in Florence start school at the age of six and have compulsory education for an average of nine years. Today, most students have the opportunity to attend a preschool for up to three years before starting their standard education. Most of the students attend public schools, but 8.52% of the population attend some form of private school. Adults continue their education for an average of 7.2 years following their standard school careers.

Religion

The city of Florence is quite a religious place. Although 12% of the population does not consider themselves to have a religion, most of the population does associate with one form of worship. Of those that practice a religion, the majority are Muslims at 21%. Roman Catholics are a close second at 17% and the remaining religions in Florence are Hindus at 13%, Protestants at 12%, Buddhists at 6%, Anglicans at 1%, Sikhs at .35%, Jews at .23%, and Baha'is at .12%. Atheists make up 2% of the population.

Florence Population in 2018Source: By Jean-Christophe BENOIST (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons

Florence Population Data (Urban Area)

Year Population Growth Rate (%) Growth
2030735,0001.94%14,000
2025721,0001.69%12,000
2020709,0000.85%6,000
2017703,0000.29%2,000
2015701,0001.15%8,000
2010693,0001.32%9,000
2005684,0000.15%1,000
2000683,000-3.12%-22,000
1995705,000-3.03%-22,000
1990727,000-2.15%-16,000
1985743,000-1.20%-9,000
1980752,0001.35%10,000
1975742,0002.91%21,000
1970721,0006.97%47,000
1965674,0006.81%43,000
1960631,0006.05%36,000
1955595,0005.31%30,000
1950565,0000.00%0
Florence Population Growth

Florence's 2017 population is now estimated at 703,000. In 1950, the population of Florence was 565,000. Florence has grown by 2,000 in the last year, which represents a 0.29% change. These population estimates and projections come from the latest revision of the UN World Urbanization Prospects. These estimates represent the Urban agglomeration of Florence, which typically includes Florence's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Data Sources
  1. World Urbanization Prospects - United Nations population estimates and projections of major Urban Agglomerations