Paris Population 2014

March, 15th 2014

Paris is a bustling city that is full of life and flavor. As the capital city of France, the city is home to numerous government buildings, but it is also home to quaint cobblestone paved streets and rich historical landmarks. One of the most infamous landmarks in Paris is the Eiffel Tower. Each year, the Eiffel Tower has a staggering 7 million visitors, and in 2010, the Eiffel Tower had its 250th million visitor. The rest of the city is often just as bustling as well, probably because the total population of Paris is 2.34 million people.

Population Evolution of Paris

Did you know?

The Eiffel Tower of Paris needs 50t of paint every 7 yrs and has an est. value of 20% of France's GDP.

According to the latest estimate, the population of the city of Paris is 2.34 million people. However, the population of the surrounding suburbs is estimated to be 10.5 million. Today, the people who live in Paris and the surrounding areas have a slightly higher than average income and a younger median age in comparison with the rest of France. These people also are largely diverse and more immigrants live in Paris and its surrounding cities than they do in the rest of France.

After World War I the population of Paris first reached 3 million inhabitants. The war was over, and many people were moving to the city in order to have access to merchants and various goods that were hard to come by in the country. The city began to bustle shortly after the war, and was one of the first parts of France that began to recuperate. For the rest of the 20th century though, the population began to decline slightly, and by the 1960s it fell dramatically to 2.2 million people. During this time period though, other large cities around the world such as London and New York City also saw a major decrease in their population. At the beginning of the 21st century the population began rising once again and between 1999 and 2009 there was a consistent growth of approximately 100,000 people per year. This is due to the large amount of people aged 18-40 living in the area, and having children. paris-population-2014

Parisian People

The people who live in and around Paris are very different from those who live in other parts of France. Not only is the median age younger, and their income higher, but they also live very active lives and are fairly relaxed. One of the reasons that many people live in and around Paris is due to the high wages in the city. In the Parisian region, higher wages are normal, and people can make more money in the city doing a job, than they can in the countryside doing the exact same job. The median income in Paris is approximately 25,000 Euros, however it fluctuates depending on the arrondissement around Paris. For example, in median income in the 7th arrondissement is over 41,000 Euros. In general, people who live in the Western parts of the city make more money than those who live elsewhere in the city.

The people of Paris are also quiet diverse. Paris is considered the most diverse city in Europe, and it is estimated that around 23% of the population migrated to Paris sometime after they were born. Many of these people also immigrated to France. 20% of the Parisian population is known as first generation immigrants, and at least 40% of children who live in Paris have one parent who was a first generation immigrant. Immigration levels are very high in Paris, and emigration levels are almost just as high. People tend to immigrate to the city when they are young, yet once they reach retirement age, they migrate to the countryside in order to live a more peaceful and less expensive life.