Stuttgart Population 2018

Stuttgart is a city that is located in Germany. It is the capital of Baden-Wurttemberg, and it is also the most populated within the state.

The city has a total population of 623,738 people, which makes it the sixth largest city in Germany. The city’s urban area is significantly larger with over 2.7 million people. The metro area has 5.3 million residents and is the fourth largest in the country.

City Size and Population Density of Stuttgart

The total area of the city is just over 80 square miles. When comparing this to the population, the density is 7,800 people per square mile.

Population Demographics in Stuttgart

The population is fairly evenly split among male and female residents. There are slightly more females than males, accounting for 50.4% of the population. There are many foreign residents that live in Stuttgart. Over 23,000 are from Turkey, while other nationalities include Greece, Italy, Coratia, Romania, Serbia and Syria. Approximately 40% of the total population comes from a foreign background. The city’s unemployment rate is below the national average.

Growth in Stuttgart

The city has seen annual population growth of around 0.36%, and the future outlook is continued slow and steady growth.

Stuttgart Population in 2018Source: Julian Herzog [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Stuttgart Population Data (Urban Area)

Year Population Growth Rate (%) Growth
2035647,4270.18%5,786
2030641,6410.15%4,801
2025636,8400.13%4,148
2020632,6920.19%2,401
2018630,2910.42%7,866
2015622,4250.47%14,318
2010608,1070.55%16,497
2005591,6100.29%8,451
2000583,159-0.13%-3,886
1995587,0450.40%11,733
1990575,3120.48%13,715
1985561,597-0.75%-21,428
1980583,025-0.81%-24,315
1975607,340-0.81%-25,322
1970632,662-0.09%-2,887
1965635,5490.37%11,553
1960623,9962.34%68,039
1955555,9572.24%58,301
1950497,6560.00%
Stuttgart Population Growth

Stuttgart's 2018 population is now estimated at 630,291. In 1950, the population of Stuttgart was 497,656. Stuttgart has grown by 7,866 since 2015, which represents a 0.42% annual change. These population estimates and projections come from the latest revision of the UN World Urbanization Prospects. These estimates represent the Urban agglomeration of Stuttgart, which typically includes Stuttgart's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

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