Frankfurt Population 2021

784,780
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Frankfurt's 2021 population is now estimated at 784,780. In 1950, the population of Frankfurt was 532,413. Frankfurt has grown by 7,624 since 2015, which represents a 0.98% 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 Frankfurt, which typically includes Frankfurt's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Frankfurt is the largest city in the German state of Hesse. It's also the fifth-largest city in the whole of Germany, with 731,095 people living within its administrative boundaries and 2.3 million in its urban area in 2015.

City Size and Population Density

The city of Frankfurt has a population density of approximately 3,000 per square kilometer (7,600/square mile). The total surface area the city claims comes to 248.3 square kilometers (about 95 square miles).

Frankfurt Population Demographics

The city of Frankfurt is culturally and ethnically diverse, with 51.2% of the population having an immigrant background in 2015. For the first time in the city's history, the majority of its residents had a non-German background. What's more, three-quarters of children under six had immigrant backgrounds, and 27.7% of those living in the city had foreign citizenship. Home to as many as 180 nationalities, Frankfurt is very much a multicultural city. It has large immigrant populations from countries such as Turkey, Italy, Croatia, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece, Russia, Macedonia, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Portugal, Spain France, China, the United States, Japan, Austria, the UK, Morocco, Pakistan and India. Frankfurt also has the second-largest Korean community in the whole of Europe, as well as Germany's largest Sri Lankan Tamil community.

Historically, Protestants dominated frankfurt. However, throughout the 19th century, more and more Catholics moved to the city, overtaking the number of Protestants. The Jewish community in Frankfurt dates to Medieval times and has always ranked amongst the largest in Germany. Frankfurt also has a sizeable Muslim community due to growing immigration starting in the 1960s. As of 2013, Roman Catholicism (22.7% of the population) and Protestantism (19.4%) were the most significant Christian denominations. It's estimated that the share of Muslim inhabitants in the city is approximately 12% (2006).

Population Growth

Central Frankfurt has been classed as a Großstadt (a city with a minimum of 100,000 residents) since 1875. It had 414,576 residents in 1910, making it the ninth-largest city in Germany, and as many as 553,464 before the start of World War II. At the end of the war in 1945, this number fell to 358,000 but soon climbed to a high of 691,257. The population dropped again in 1986 but has increased in the years since. Demographic forecasts predict that central Frankfurt will have a population of nearly 825,000 within its administrative boundaries in 2020 and as many as 2.5 million residents living in its urban area.

During the 1970s, Hesse's state government had wanted to include the whole urban area in its administrative boundaries. This would have made Frankfurt the second-largest city in the country after Berlin, with nearly 3 million residents. However, because the local authorities didn't give their agreement, the administrative territory remains a lot smaller than the urban area.

Frankfurt Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
2035821,1210.19%1,532
2034819,5890.18%1,507
2033818,0820.18%1,484
2032816,5980.18%1,475
2031815,1230.18%1,489
2030813,6340.19%1,563
2029812,0710.21%1,689
2028810,3820.23%1,867
2027808,5150.27%2,150
2026806,3650.32%2,607
2025803,7580.40%3,229
2024800,5290.51%4,092
2023796,4370.66%5,205
2022791,2320.82%6,452
2021784,7800.98%7,624
2020777,1561.11%8,540
2019768,6161.18%8,959
2018759,6571.46%10,919
2017748,7381.46%10,763
2016737,9751.46%10,608
2015727,3671.46%10,440
2014716,9271.46%10,291
2013706,6361.45%10,129
2012696,5071.22%8,407
2011688,1000.99%6,730
2010681,3700.99%6,664
2009674,7060.99%6,590
2008668,1160.99%6,544
2007661,5720.99%6,470
2006655,1020.88%5,720
2005649,3820.65%4,224
2004645,1580.25%1,579
2003643,5790.18%1,183
2002642,396-0.22%-1,419
2001643,815-0.21%-1,369
2000645,1840.21%1,345
1999643,8390.03%177
1998643,662-0.27%-1,727
1997645,389-0.51%-3,289
1996648,678-0.39%-2,558
1995651,236-0.74%-4,871
1994656,107-0.87%-5,773
1993661,8800.44%2,883
1992658,9971.47%9,554
1991649,4431.48%9,467
1990639,9761.56%9,805
1989630,1713.15%19,258
1988610,913-1.17%-7,235
1987618,1484.09%24,266
1986593,882-0.60%-3,611
1985597,493-1.23%-7,423
1984604,916-1.67%-10,293
1983615,209-1.21%-7,562
1982622,771-0.73%-4,595
1981627,366-0.61%-3,853
1980631,219-0.58%-3,709
1979634,928-0.58%-3,726
1978638,654-0.58%-3,748
1977642,402-0.58%-3,764
1976646,166-0.58%-3,798
1975649,964-0.58%-3,814
1974653,778-0.58%-3,836
1973657,614-0.58%-3,854
1972661,468-0.58%-3,887
1971665,355-0.58%-3,904
1970669,259-0.26%-1,719
1969670,978-0.22%-1,486
1968672,464-0.22%-1,494
1967673,958-0.22%-1,495
1966675,453-0.22%-1,498
1965676,951-0.22%-1,499
1964678,450-0.22%-1,507
1963679,957-0.22%-1,509
1962681,466-0.22%-1,511
1961682,9772.17%14,536
1960668,4412.36%15,411
1959653,0302.36%15,035
1958637,9952.36%14,688
1957623,3072.35%14,331
1956608,9762.36%14,040
1955594,9362.36%13,698
1954581,2382.36%13,382
1953567,8562.35%13,056
1952554,8002.36%12,791
1951542,0091.80%9,596
1950532,4130.00%

Frankfurt Population Data (Urban Area)

Name Population Growth 2021
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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