Dresden Population 2020

575,476
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Dresden's 2020 population is now estimated at 575,476. In 1950, the population of Dresden was 494,200. Dresden has grown by 35,453 since 2015, which represents a 1.28% 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 Dresden, which typically includes Dresden's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Dresden is a city that is located in Germany. More specifically, it is the capital of the Free State of Saxony. It is also the second-largest by population, which was last recorded as 543,825.

City Size and Population Density

The city has a total area of 127 square miles (328 square kilometers) and a population density of 4,300 residents per square mile (1,700 per square kilometer). It is part of a larger urban area with over 780,000 residents. The metropolitan region has a population exceeding 1.1 million.

Tourism Culture and Education

This city is known for being a center of culture, education, and politics not just in Germany but throughout all of Europe as well. It is home to a large student population who attend the Dresden University of Technology – one of the largest institutions in the country. It is also one of the most popular tourist destinations and has 4.3 million overnight visits annually.

Demographics of Dresden

Dresden has thousands of foreign-born residents. The most significant groups include Russians, Chinese, Syrians, and Vietnamese. There are also residents that initially came from Poland, Italy, India, and other areas. About 91% of the total population is of German ancestry.

There is a slightly higher concentration of females, who make up just over 51% of the population.

In terms of religion among the population of Dresden, 45 percent are Protestant, 37 percent Catholic, 18 percent Muslim and other faiths.

The mean age of the Dresden population is 43 years old.

Population Growth

Dresden has always had a sizable population and was one of the first German cities to have over 100,000 residents. However, through the years it has seen its share of ups and downs. This includes a drop in population during World War II when parts of the city were destroyed. The population bounced back to over half a million following the war through the 1980s. Today, the city is one of the fastest growing in the country because of its re-urbanization and stable economy.

Dresden Population 2020

Year Population Growth Rate (%) Growth
2035607,0090.18%5,530
2030601,4790.24%7,153
2025594,3260.65%18,850
2020575,4761.28%35,453
2015540,0230.71%18,722
2010521,3011.19%30,026
2005491,2750.58%14,038
2000477,2370.23%5,461
1995471,776-1.00%-24,203
1990495,979-0.94%-23,935
1985519,9140.14%3,685
1980516,2290.15%3,740
1975512,4890.15%3,711
1970508,7780.15%3,684
1965505,0940.15%3,657
1960501,4370.15%3,632
1955497,8050.15%3,605
1950494,2000.00%
  1. World Urbanization Prospects - United Nations population estimates and projections of major Urban Agglomerations