Venice Population 2018

Venice, Italy is known for being one of the most beautiful and remarkable cities on the planet. It is in northern Italy and is made up of 118 small islands with each one connected by canals and bridges. The city is quite a thing to behold and it can be strange to think of the city as anything beyond a tourist's dream, but there are of course people who live in the city full time. Venice is not the largest city in Italy, but is certainly among the most visited.


Venice is the 11th largest city in Italy and, although it has a considerable tourist population, there are 270,884 permanent residents I the city. The overall population is divided into 47.4% men and 52.6% women, with 14.36% of the population falling under the age of 18. Those receiving a pension make up 19.94% of the population, but the average age of residents within Venice is 46, which is four years older than the average age of residents in the whole of Italy.


Tourism is one of the main industries in Venice. Although many residents feel as though tourists can be a nuisance, they cannot ignore the fact that tourism is vital to the city's survival. It is estimated that approximately 20 million tourists visit Venice annually and that number only increases as each year passes.


One of the biggest things that tourists should expect is the lack of public transportation in the traditional sense. Venice can be reached by car but, once the tourist arrives, they are faced with the decision as to where to park their vehicle. Depending on the parking garage used, a tourist can expect to pay anywhere from a few euros to 50 per day. There are absolutely no streets made for vehicles in the city and most visitors choose to arrive by train to avoid high fees. Once in Venice, tourists can certainly walk anywhere they wish, but the public water buses are the best way to get around the city. There are 19 scheduled routes and some lines even run 24 hours a day.


Even in a tourist area such as Venice, educating their citizens is an essential part of life. 24.8% of the population have a bachelor's degree and 17.4% have pursued higher education goals. 33.5% of the population has some form of college without having completed a full degree.


The average household income in Venice is currently $48,463, but this number depends on the age of the resident. Those that are below the age of 25 and just starting out in life can expect to make an average of $34,787 annually. Those aged 25 to 44 make $45,344. 45 to 64-year-old individuals and families have the highest income at $54,647, and those over the age of 65 can expect around $50,661. White-collar vs. blue collar jobs are split dramatically in Venice, with only 33.4% doing blue collar jobs, while 66.6% have white collar employment.

Venice Population in 2018Source: By Didier Descouens (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Venice Population Data (Urban Area)

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Venice Population Growth

Venice's 2018 population is now estimated at 633,000. In 1950, the population of Venice was 515,000. Venice has grown by 5,000 since 2015, which represents a 0.26% 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 Venice, which typically includes Venice's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

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