Geneva Population 2022

626,618
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Geneva is a city located in Switzerland. The city is the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva. The population at the end of 2016 was 198,979, making it the second largest city in the country in terms of population. This global city has become known around the world for its financial center, which has been ranked as one of the most important in the world. This city also has been ranked as having a very high quality of life for its citizens, making it an ideal place to reside.

City Size and Population Density

The city of Geneva covers an area of approximately 15.9 square kilometers (6.15 square miles). In combination with the population growing closer to 200,000, the population density comes to 12,000 per kilometer (32,000 per square mile).

Geneva Demographics

The official language of Geneva is French, which is spoken by over 72%of the population. Approximately 4.4% of the population speaks English, while 4.2% speak Spanish. Other languages spoken around the city include German and Italian.

Almost half of the population is made up of resident foreign nationals. Just over 15% of the population was born in other Swiss cities, while over 43% were born outside of Switzerland.

Per census data, 37.4% of residents reported following the Roman Catholic religion, while 23.20% did not follow any religion. Other religions include the Swiss Reformed Church, Muslim, and Jewish, to name a few.

Geneva History

Geneva has a fascinating history that dates back to 121 BC. This border town became a Christian city and was ruled throughout the Middle Ages under the Roman Empire. In the 14th Century, Geneva received a charter that gave it the power to self-govern. The Protestant Reformation had a considerable impact on the city, and John Calvin – the founder of Calvinism – was a spiritual leader. In the 18th century, the city was under the influence of Catholic France.

Geneva became part of the Swiss Confederation in the 1800s, and in the early 1900s, there was a separation of church and state. In modern times, Geneva has done quite well economically. Its financial sector has especially flourished. Its financial center is ranked as the 15th most competitive in the world. The city is also home to many large companies including but not limited to DuPont, Caterpillar, Electronic Arts, and Oracle. The city has previously been ranked as one of the most expensive cities in the world. It has also been named as one of the best cities in terms of the quality of life of its citizens.

Geneva Population Growth

Geneva has traditionally seen a pattern of steady growth since 1850 when the population was less than 40,000. Just 50 years later, the population had more than doubled almost to reach 100,000. Growth continued throughout the early and mid-1900s before peaking in 1970 with a total count of over 173,000 residents. Between 1970 and 1990, the population declined by several thousand before rebounding again in the year 2000. Generally, though, the city has seen significant growth, and with its role in the financial industry and the high quality of life enjoyed by its citizens, growth is only expected to continue for this Swiss city.

Year Population
1950193,850
1951197,673
1952201,576
1953205,546
1954209,600
1955213,733
1956217,954
1957222,247
1958226,630
1959231,099
1960235,663
1961241,786
1962249,177
1963256,795
1964264,657
1965272,737
1966281,075
1967289,668
1968298,536
1969307,650
1970317,055
1971321,897
1972323,306
1973324,718
1974326,137
1975327,562
1976328,996
1977330,432
1978331,876
1979333,327
1980334,786
1981340,058
1982348,271
1983356,681
1984365,307
1985374,117
1986383,152
1987392,406
1988401,895
1989411,588
1990421,528
1991428,070
1992431,981
1993435,918
1994439,896
1995443,910
1996448,841
1997453,812
1998458,846
1999463,936
2000469,089
2001475,001
2002481,542
2003488,173
2004494,906
2005501,712
2006508,621
2007515,625
2008522,736
2009529,925
2010537,223
2011544,621
2012552,131
2013559,725
2014567,433
2015575,247
2016583,180
2017591,222
2018599,376
2019606,436
2020613,373
2021620,131
2022626,618
2023632,830
2024638,782
2025644,513
2026650,083
2027655,553
2028660,960
2029666,321
2030671,639
2031676,928
2032682,205
2033687,485
2034692,773
2035698,080

Geneva Population 2022

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
1950193,8500.00%
1951197,6731.97%3,823
1952201,5761.97%3,903
1953205,5461.97%3,970
1954209,6001.97%4,054
1955213,7331.97%4,133
1956217,9541.97%4,221
1957222,2471.97%4,293
1958226,6301.97%4,383
1959231,0991.97%4,469
1960235,6631.97%4,564
1961241,7862.60%6,123
1962249,1773.06%7,391
1963256,7953.06%7,618
1964264,6573.06%7,862
1965272,7373.05%8,080
1966281,0753.06%8,338
1967289,6683.06%8,593
1968298,5363.06%8,868
1969307,6503.05%9,114
1970317,0553.06%9,405
1971321,8971.53%4,842
1972323,3060.44%1,409
1973324,7180.44%1,412
1974326,1370.44%1,419
1975327,5620.44%1,425
1976328,9960.44%1,434
1977330,4320.44%1,436
1978331,8760.44%1,444
1979333,3270.44%1,451
1980334,7860.44%1,459
1981340,0581.57%5,272
1982348,2712.42%8,213
1983356,6812.41%8,410
1984365,3072.42%8,626
1985374,1172.41%8,810
1986383,1522.42%9,035
1987392,4062.42%9,254
1988401,8952.42%9,489
1989411,5882.41%9,693
1990421,5282.42%9,940
1991428,0701.55%6,542
1992431,9810.91%3,911
1993435,9180.91%3,937
1994439,8960.91%3,978
1995443,9100.91%4,014
1996448,8411.11%4,931
1997453,8121.11%4,971
1998458,8461.11%5,034
1999463,9361.11%5,090
2000469,0891.11%5,153
2001475,0011.26%5,912
2002481,5421.38%6,541
2003488,1731.38%6,631
2004494,9061.38%6,733
2005501,7121.38%6,806
2006508,6211.38%6,909
2007515,6251.38%7,004
2008522,7361.38%7,111
2009529,9251.38%7,189
2010537,2231.38%7,298
2011544,6211.38%7,398
2012552,1311.38%7,510
2013559,7251.38%7,594
2014567,4331.38%7,708
2015575,2471.38%7,814
2016583,1801.38%7,933
2017591,2221.38%8,042
2018599,3761.38%8,154
2019606,4361.18%7,060
2020613,3731.14%6,937
2021620,1311.10%6,758
2022626,6181.05%6,487
2023632,8300.99%6,212
2024638,7820.94%5,952
2025644,5130.90%5,731
2026650,0830.86%5,570
2027655,5530.84%5,470
2028660,9600.82%5,407
2029666,3210.81%5,361
2030671,6390.80%5,318
2031676,9280.79%5,289
2032682,2050.78%5,277
2033687,4850.77%5,280
2034692,7730.77%5,288
2035698,0800.77%5,307

Geneva Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2022 Population 2022 Growth
Zurich1,419,6210.86%
Geneva626,6181.05%
Basel566,5030.67%
Lausanne454,3131.34%
Bern437,2160.86%

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