Essen Population 2021

581,579
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Essen's 2021 population is now estimated at 581,579. In 1950, the population of Essen was 611,660. Essen has grown by -549 since 2015, which represents a -0.09% 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 Essen, which typically includes Essen's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Essen Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate (%) Growth
2035589,2720.19%1,098
2034588,1740.18%1,076
2033587,0980.18%1,050
2032586,0480.17%1,022
2031585,0260.17%985
2030584,0410.16%947
2029583,0940.15%878
2028582,2160.13%743
2027581,4730.10%552
2026580,9210.06%327
2025580,5940.01%51
2024580,543-0.03%-198
2023580,741-0.06%-371
2022581,112-0.08%-467
2021581,579-0.09%-549
2020582,128-0.11%-649
2019582,777-0.15%-874
2018583,6510.07%412
2017583,2390.07%411
2016582,8280.07%411
2015582,4170.07%410
2014582,0070.07%409
2013581,5980.07%409
2012581,1890.07%409
2011580,7800.07%409
2010580,3710.07%408
2009579,963-0.13%-737
2008580,700-0.32%-1,890
2007582,590-0.32%-1,894
2006584,484-0.39%-2,275
2005586,759-0.35%-2,032
2004588,7910.22%1,310
2003587,481-0.20%-1,204
2002588,685-0.82%-4,883
2001593,568-0.64%-3,807
2000597,375-0.66%-3,982
1999601,357-0.76%-4,607
1998605,964-0.71%-4,318
1997610,282-0.50%-3,060
1996613,342-0.50%-3,068
1995616,410-0.61%-3,760
1994620,170-0.75%-4,656
1993624,826-0.37%-2,303
1992627,1290.02%148
1991626,9810.20%1,277
1990625,7040.51%3,193
1989622,5111.06%6,509
1988616,002-1.18%-7,359
1987623,3610.92%5,653
1986617,708-0.83%-5,141
1985622,849-0.92%-5,801
1984628,650-1.03%-6,560
1983635,210-0.94%-6,018
1982641,228-0.68%-4,416
1981645,644-0.66%-4,310
1980649,954-0.71%-4,654
1979654,608-0.71%-4,680
1978659,288-0.71%-4,714
1977664,002-0.71%-4,741
1976668,743-0.71%-4,788
1975673,531-0.71%-4,816
1974678,347-0.71%-4,850
1973683,197-0.71%-4,878
1972688,075-0.71%-4,927
1971693,002-0.71%-4,955
1970697,957-0.55%-3,835
1969701,792-0.53%-3,728
1968705,520-0.53%-3,758
1967709,278-0.53%-3,773
1966713,051-0.53%-3,793
1965716,844-0.53%-3,807
1964720,651-0.53%-3,839
1963724,490-0.53%-3,854
1962728,344-0.53%-3,874
1961732,2181.55%11,197
1960721,0211.71%12,142
1959708,8791.71%11,920
1958696,9591.71%11,720
1957685,2391.71%11,507
1956673,7321.71%11,345
1955662,3871.71%11,138
1954651,2491.71%10,952
1953640,2971.71%10,752
1952629,5451.71%10,601
1951618,9441.19%7,284
1950611,6600.00%

Essen Population Data (Urban Area)

Name Population 2021 Growth
Berlin3,566,7910.13%
Hamburg1,788,995-0.05%
Munich1,553,3730.98%
Cologne1,128,6520.88%
Frankfurt784,7800.98%
Duesseldorf635,0460.49%
Stuttgart633,8080.18%
Leipzig596,2300.88%
Dortmund589,7480.03%
Essen581,579-0.09%
Dresden580,8770.94%
Bremen566,3310.17%
Hannover537,4180.08%
Duisburg519,0560.77%
Nurenberg511,889-0.01%
Bochum377,7450.47%
Wuppertal348,898-0.12%
Mannheim336,2671.39%
Bielefeld334,475-0.00%
Westfalen333,3411.04%

Other Cities in Germany

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

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