Iceland Population 2020 (Live)

341,249

Iceland is expected to continue its steady growth, potentially hitting 493,000 by 2060, exceeding half a million for the first time by the second half of the 21st century.

The current population of Iceland is 341,249, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 341,243.

Iceland Growth Rate

Iceland Population 2020 (Live)

Name Population
Reykjavik118,918
Kopavogur31,719
Hafnarfjoerdur26,808
Akureyri17,693
Gardabaer11,421
Mosfellsbaer8,651
Akranes6,612
Selfoss6,510
Isafjoerdur2,624
Saudarkrokur2,575

Area and Population Density in Iceland

Overall, Iceland has a surface area of 103,001 square kilometers (39,770 square miles) and it is the 108th largest in this respect. However, that harsh geographical landscape is one of the reasons why it's population remains so low. Iceland has the lowest population density of all European countries at just 3 people per kilometer (8/square mile).

City Centers and Capital of Iceland

The capital and largest city of Iceland is Reykjavik, which is also the northernmost capital in the world and a major tourist destination. Reykjavik has a population of about 120,000 or 200,00c0 if the larger Capital Region is included. It's believed that the city was the site of the first permanent settlement on the island, founded sometime around AD 870. It's one of the safest, greenest, and cleanest global cities. The Capital Region accounts for 64% of Iceland's total population.

Iceland Population Density Map

Source:
Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2020341,2430.65%3.40180226
2019339,0310.69%3.38180226
2018336,7130.69%3.36180226
2017334,3930.66%3.34180226
2016332,2060.59%3.31180225
2015330,2430.61%3.29180225
2010320,3281.66%3.20180225
2005294,9791.02%2.94179224
2000280,4350.94%2.80178224
1995267,6290.97%2.67177223
1990255,0431.09%2.54178222
1985241,5821.14%2.41176221
1980228,2620.92%2.28175222
1975218,0701.30%2.18174222
1970204,4261.23%2.04173222
1965192,3131.84%1.92171221
1960175,5922.18%1.75170221
1955157,6422.02%1.57171221
1950142,6590.00%1.42171220

Iceland Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2020341,2430.65%3.40180226
2025351,1840.58%3.50180226
2030359,7110.48%3.59182228
2035366,6060.38%3.66182228
2040371,7460.28%3.71182228
2045375,0850.18%3.74182228
2050376,6930.09%3.76183228
2055376,9530.01%3.76183229
2060376,448-0.03%3.76182229
2065375,475-0.05%3.75182229
2070373,926-0.08%3.73182229
2075371,663-0.12%3.71182228
2080368,627-0.16%3.68182228
2085364,956-0.20%3.64182228
2090360,998-0.22%3.60182228
2095357,095-0.22%3.56183228

Iceland Population by Year (Projections)

Iceland Population Pyramid 2020

Iceland Population by Age

There are 259,643 adults in Iceland.

Iceland Population Pyramid

Iceland is expected to continue its steady growth, potentially hitting 493,000 by 2060, exceeding half a million for the first time by the second half of the 21st century.

About Iceland

  1. Statistics Iceland
  2. Statistics Iceland
  3. UN World Population Prospects (2019 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    <p>Total population: Estimated to be consistent with official population estimates through 2015, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.</p>

  4. GeoNames Gazetteer