Budapest Population 2021

1,771,865
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Budapest's 2021 population is now estimated at 1,771,865. In 1950, the population of Budapest was 1,617,845. Budapest has grown by 3,792 since 2015, which represents a 0.21% 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 Budapest, which typically includes Budapest's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Negative growth is affecting populations throughout the world, and one of the hardest hit areas is the city of Budapest. The high point of the population in the city was in 1989 it reached 2.2 million. Since then, both tourism, as well as permanent residence within the city, has dwindled, with the current population dropping to 1.74 million.

City Size

The city of Budapest covers a surface area of 525.2 square kilometers. With a population near 1.77 million residents, the population density comes to approximately 3,351 people living per square kilometer.

Tourism in Budapest

Tourism is one of Budapest's most significant revenue sources. The city is not only one of the EU's largest; it is also among the most beautiful. Castillo Vajdahunyan, a perfectly preserved castle located in the city center, is one of its most breathtaking sites and attracts visitors from around the world. Budapest is also home to the Chain Bridge, which is spectacular and luminescent against the evening sky.

Demographics

Budapest has a long history featuring many diverse cultures. Previous inhabitants include the Celts, Slavs, Romans, Avars, Huns, and the Gepids over the ages, and this makes the city quite the cultural melting pot. While there is still a wide range of nationalities in Budapest, those of Hungarian descent account for around 84% of the overall population. Other nationalities include Romans, which make up 3%, Germans at 1%, Slovaks and Romanians at .03%, and Croats at just .02% of the total population.

Transportation

The easiest way to get around quickly in Budapest is by using public transit. It is fast and quite reliable, and it's estimated that around 59% of the population uses the system each day to travel to and from work. Only 29% of residents drive a vehicle, while 11% of the city gets around by walking. With the high number of residents using public transit for their journeys to and from work, 73% of the population use the service at least once per week.

Population Facts

The life expectancy of an area depends on many factors, including disease and availability of medical care to the population. The life expectancy of Budapest residents is on average 75.7 years, with males living an average of 71.9 years and females living up to 79 years. Budapest ranks 79th overall in the world for life expectancy. In terms of Budapest's demographics, males make up 47.6% of the population while women are the majority at 52.4%.

Budapest is a city full of life, with a fascinating history and cultural heritage. While it is quite disheartening that the population is decreasing, Budapest is still one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

Budapest Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
20351,784,199-0.02%-293
20341,784,492-0.02%-293
20331,784,785-0.02%-293
20321,785,078-0.02%-293
20311,785,371-0.02%-294
20301,785,6650.00%16
20291,785,6490.02%331
20281,785,3180.04%659
20271,784,6590.06%1,011
20261,783,6480.08%1,405
20251,782,2430.10%1,852
20241,780,3910.13%2,339
20231,778,0520.16%2,845
20221,775,2070.19%3,342
20211,771,8650.21%3,792
20201,768,0730.24%4,160
20191,763,9130.25%4,416
20181,759,4970.26%4,542
20171,754,9550.26%4,530
20161,750,4250.26%4,531
20151,745,8940.26%4,513
20141,741,3810.26%4,501
20131,736,8800.26%4,483
20121,732,3970.13%2,280
20111,730,117-0.25%-4,281
20101,734,398-0.25%-4,291
20091,738,689-0.25%-4,295
20081,742,984-0.25%-4,319
20071,747,303-0.25%-4,323
20061,751,626-0.25%-4,333
20051,755,959-0.25%-4,339
20041,760,298-0.25%-4,361
20031,764,659-0.25%-4,366
20021,769,025-0.25%-4,376
20011,773,401-0.77%-13,846
20001,787,247-1.15%-20,710
19991,807,957-1.14%-20,922
19981,828,879-1.14%-21,164
19971,850,043-1.14%-21,379
19961,871,422-1.15%-21,686
19951,893,108-1.14%-21,907
19941,915,015-1.14%-22,160
19931,937,175-1.14%-22,386
19921,959,561-1.15%-22,708
19911,982,269-1.14%-22,939
19902,005,208-0.67%-13,603
19892,018,811-0.21%-4,225
19882,023,036-0.21%-4,245
19872,027,281-0.21%-4,249
19862,031,530-0.21%-4,258
19852,035,788-0.21%-4,260
19842,040,048-0.21%-4,282
19832,044,330-0.21%-4,284
19822,048,614-0.21%-4,294
19812,052,908-0.21%-4,296
19802,057,2040.20%4,034
19792,053,1700.60%12,199
19782,040,9710.60%12,126
19772,028,8450.60%12,038
19762,016,8070.60%11,999
19752,004,8080.60%11,912
19741,992,8960.60%11,840
19731,981,0560.60%11,755
19721,969,3010.60%11,716
19711,957,5850.60%11,631
19701,945,9540.66%12,816
19691,933,1380.73%13,937
19681,919,2010.73%13,874
19671,905,3270.73%13,755
19661,891,5720.73%13,656
19651,877,9160.73%13,538
19641,864,3780.73%13,478
19631,850,9000.73%13,363
19621,837,5370.73%13,265
19611,824,2720.73%13,152
19601,811,1200.94%16,941
19591,794,1791.16%20,505
19581,773,6741.16%20,272
19571,753,4021.15%20,012
19561,733,3901.16%19,838
19551,713,5521.16%19,584
19541,693,9681.16%19,360
19531,674,6081.15%19,113
19521,655,4951.16%18,946
19511,636,5491.16%18,704
19501,617,8450.00%

Budapest Population Data (Urban Area)

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

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