Bordeaux Population 2021

980,130
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Bordeaux's 2021 population is now estimated at 980,130. In 1950, the population of Bordeaux was 430,358. Bordeaux has grown by 11,137 since 2015, which represents a 1.15% 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 Bordeaux, which typically includes Bordeaux's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Paris may be the first place in France that comes to mind and it is undoubtedly one of the most populated cities in the country, but it is not the only city in France that has made an impact on the country. Bordeaux is the sixth largest city in France and boasts the most famous wine industry in the world. This port city directly on the Garonne River has much to offer both residents and tourists alike.

City Size and Population Density

The city of Bordeaux has 49 square kilometers of area in the city proper, expanding to 1,172 square kilometers in the urban area, and further expanding to 5,613 square kilometers in the entire metropolitan area. The population density is upwards of 5,000 individuals per square kilometer.

Demographics

The population of Bordeaux is 241,287 and, of that overall population, demographics show that there are 112,890 males and 128,397 females. 72.5% of the overall population falls between the ages of 15 and 64. There is an estimated 14% of the population below the age of 15 and 10.5% of the population over the age of 65.

91.7% of Bordeaux residents identify as citizens of France, with only 8.3% of the population classified as immigrants.

Wine

You cannot speak of Bordeaux without talking about wine. It is what the area of France is known for, and it is one of the largest industries in the country. The wine production in Bordeaux comes commercially from 66 different appellations. On these lands, the number of acres for wine production is 296,596. There are also 7,375 wineries producing and housing over 10,000 vintages of Bordeaux wines. The overall value of wines produced in the Bordeaux region alone has grown to a staggering $2 billion annually – that is approximately 900 million bottles of wine produced each year. Quite a feat for any city and the world of wine would be much worse off without the fantastic flavor of Bordeaux wines.

Architecture

One of the least talked about aspects of Bordeaux is the architecture. When so many old buildings have been torn down due to development, Bordeaux has worked to ensure that the unique architecture of every part of its history remains for all to see. Although some of the structures have been lost to time, the efforts put forth by private citizens as well as the government have maintained over 5,000 unique architectural buildings throughout the city. It is one of the most complete collections of architectural history anywhere in the world.

Transportation

Getting around a large city like Bordeaux can be difficult, especially if you do not understand the culture. Bordeaux is quite a crowded city, and therefore it is unwise to drive to your destination. The best way to get to and from where you want to go is by public transportation, which is quite reliable. The buses are the most obvious means of transport, but it is advised to keep off the buses during the peak hours of 8 am to 10 am, and 4 pm to 7 pm, as the city center will be in gridlock at that time of the day. To get to the main parts of Bordeaux, the best way to travel is by walking, biking, or using the electric tram. This is how the locals often travel and tends to be the fastest way to get around.

Population Growth History

In 1793 the population of Bordeaux was near 104,500 residents. This dropped to nearly 91,000 in 1800. The population grew slowly until 1921 when the population reached 267,000 - the peak of the population over its history. Since this time, the population has had little growths and losses but has remained relatively steady with a population over 208,000.

Bordeaux Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
20351,086,3620.57%6,180
20341,080,1820.59%6,321
20331,073,8610.60%6,438
20321,067,4230.62%6,525
20311,060,8980.63%6,624
20301,054,2740.64%6,745
20291,047,5290.66%6,914
20281,040,6150.69%7,145
20271,033,4700.73%7,480
20261,025,9900.78%7,921
20251,018,0690.84%8,475
20241,009,5940.91%9,119
20231,000,4750.99%9,825
2022990,6501.07%10,520
2021980,1301.15%11,137
2020968,9931.21%11,610
2019957,3831.26%11,890
2018945,4931.28%11,954
2017933,5391.28%11,803
2016921,7361.28%11,653
2015910,0831.28%11,506
2014898,5771.28%11,360
2013887,2171.28%11,202
2012876,0151.28%11,090
2011864,9251.28%10,935
2010853,9901.28%10,797
2009843,1931.28%10,636
2008832,5571.07%8,823
2007823,7341.07%8,717
2006815,0171.07%8,624
2005806,3931.07%8,522
2004797,8711.07%8,454
2003789,4171.07%8,354
2002781,0631.07%8,265
2001772,7981.07%8,167
2000764,6311.07%8,103
1999756,5280.95%7,086
1998749,4420.89%6,585
1997742,8570.89%6,518
1996736,3390.89%6,479
1995729,8600.89%6,413
1994723,4470.89%6,357
1993717,0900.89%6,292
1992710,7980.89%6,254
1991704,5440.89%6,190
1990698,3541.00%6,941
1989691,4131.06%7,243
1988684,1701.06%7,186
1987676,9841.06%7,101
1986669,8831.06%7,027
1985662,8561.06%6,943
1984655,9131.06%6,889
1983649,0241.06%6,808
1982642,2160.77%4,898
1981637,3180.63%3,970
1980633,3480.63%3,956
1979629,3920.63%3,926
1978625,4660.63%3,902
1977621,5640.63%3,872
1976617,6920.63%3,859
1975613,8330.89%5,423
1974608,4101.04%6,257
1973602,1531.04%6,185
1972595,9681.04%6,138
1971589,8301.04%6,067
1970583,7631.04%6,004
1969577,7591.04%5,934
1968571,8251.56%8,795
1967563,0301.82%10,069
1966552,9611.82%9,889
1965543,0721.82%9,698
1964533,3741.82%9,552
1963523,8221.82%9,367
1962514,4551.96%9,914
1961504,5412.03%10,036
1960494,5052.03%9,862
1959484,6432.03%9,653
1958474,9902.03%9,461
1957465,5292.03%9,259
1956456,2702.04%9,100
1955447,1702.03%8,907
1954438,2630.63%2,741
1953435,5220.40%1,726
1952433,7960.40%1,724
1951432,0720.40%1,714
1950430,3580.00%

Bordeaux Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2021 Population 2021 Growth
Paris11,078,5460.56%
Lyon1,733,5810.83%
Marseille1,613,7970.35%
Lille1,068,0510.47%
Toulouse1,037,1151.26%
Bordeaux980,1301.15%
Nice943,3420.12%
Nantes685,3771.12%
Toulon581,2640.37%
Grenoble530,6900.56%
Douai Lens500,9210.03%
Strasbourg477,9780.58%
Avignon472,1470.56%
Rouen471,0730.23%
Montpellier467,8581.23%
Saint Etienne375,6520.21%
Tours361,9370.44%
Bethune358,9500.24%
Rennes357,8741.12%
Valenciennes338,8480.23%

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

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