Hamburg Population 2021

1,788,995
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Hamburg's 2021 population is now estimated at 1,788,995. In 1950, the population of Hamburg was 1,607,533. Hamburg has grown by -959 since 2015, which represents a -0.05% 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 Hamburg, which typically includes Hamburg's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

The city of Hamburg is one of the most well-known cities in Germany. It is not just a spectacular place to visit, but one that is steeped in history as the city has been destroyed many times throughout the centuries. Each time the destruction came, the residents worked to build the city of Hamburg better than before. Because of their resilience and refusal to give up, Hamburg became more prosperous with every setback. Today the people of Hamburg no longer have to contend with as much upset in the city, but they are just as resilient as ever.

City Size and Population Density

The population density within the city is quite high at 6,010 people for every square mile.

Demographics of Hamburg

Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany, and the overall population is 1,739,117. The population of Hamburg did have a slight downturn between 1995 and 2010, but since that dip, it has begun to bounce back as people are drawn to the opportunities within Hamburg for technology-related employment. There are approximately 1049 females for every 1000 males in Hamburg.

In terms of religion, 27.0% of the population belonged to the North Elbian Evangelical Lutheran Church, and 10.7% to the Roman Catholic Church. An additional 55% stated they had no religion.

Education and Students

Educating students is paramount to keeping the economy of any city intact and growing. For Hamburg residents and immigrants coming into the country, there are several choices for educating the little ones. Education starts with daycare centers. There are 1,039 centers to choose from for the earliest educational experience. Mandatory schooling in Hamburg begins with primary school. There are 244 primary schools and 195 secondary schools for parents to choose from and it is estimated that the combined total of students within these schools is 167,714. For those that wish to pursue higher education and want to remain in Hamburg, there are a total of 19 colleges servicing around 90,000 students annually.

Religion

The religions represented in Hamburg are not as extensive as in other cities. Currently, statistics show that 65% of the overall population claim that they are Christian, 23% claim to be Protestants, and 31% claim Catholicism as their main religion. There are more religions within the country and Muslims are currently attempting to have their religion classified as well, but there is no current data apart from an ongoing debate within the government and a petition by Muslims to see this happen.

Tourism

As with most historical cities, tourism is a significant part of life in Hamburg. Tourism in the town grows by at least 7.2% annually. Hamburg hotels maintain an average of 75% occupancy throughout the year, and that is after 5,280 new beds were added to accommodate extra tourists. The overall revenue from tourists according to overnight accommodations alone is $11.5 million. The high demand for tourism is due to recent campaigns by the government to increase the number of United States tourists coming into the country. Currently, the primary tourists come from countries such as Switzerland and England.

Hamburg Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate (%) Growth
20351,814,8790.19%3,383
20341,811,4960.18%3,313
20331,808,1830.18%3,237
20321,804,9460.17%3,150
20311,801,7960.17%3,044
20301,798,7520.16%2,939
20291,795,8130.15%2,741
20281,793,0720.13%2,362
20271,790,7100.10%1,816
20261,788,8940.07%1,187
20251,787,7070.02%427
20241,787,280-0.01%-240
20231,787,520-0.04%-650
20221,788,170-0.05%-825
20211,788,995-0.05%-959
20201,789,954-0.07%-1,166
20191,791,120-0.10%-1,784
20181,792,9040.12%2,203
20171,790,7010.12%2,201
20161,788,5000.12%2,198
20151,786,3020.12%2,193
20141,784,1090.12%2,190
20131,781,9190.12%2,184
20121,779,7350.12%2,188
20111,777,5470.12%2,182
20101,775,3650.12%2,179
20091,773,1860.33%5,864
20081,767,3220.54%9,529
20071,757,7930.54%9,465
20061,748,3280.52%9,117
20051,739,2110.27%4,755
20041,734,4560.17%3,021
20031,731,4350.22%3,854
20021,727,5810.39%6,727
20011,720,8540.63%10,799
20001,710,0550.45%7,651
19991,702,404-0.00%-11
19981,702,415-0.23%-3,947
19971,706,362-0.09%-1,581
19961,707,9430.06%1,060
19951,706,8830.15%2,508
19941,704,3750.51%8,573
19931,695,8021.02%17,061
19921,678,7411.10%18,224
19911,660,5171.30%21,313
19901,639,2041.52%24,498
19891,614,7061.79%28,366
19881,586,340-0.40%-6,303
19871,592,6431.08%17,062
19861,575,581-0.67%-10,589
19851,586,170-0.92%-14,796
19841,600,966-0.97%-15,727
19831,616,693-0.85%-13,802
19821,630,495-0.65%-10,625
19811,641,120-0.65%-10,707
19801,651,827-0.81%-13,565
19791,665,392-0.81%-13,657
19781,679,049-0.81%-13,770
19771,692,819-0.81%-13,863
19761,706,682-0.81%-14,015
19751,720,697-0.81%-14,111
19741,734,808-0.81%-14,227
19731,749,035-0.81%-14,323
19721,763,358-0.81%-14,481
19711,777,839-0.81%-14,580
19701,792,419-0.29%-5,257
19691,797,676-0.24%-4,265
19681,801,941-0.24%-4,287
19671,806,228-0.24%-4,291
19661,810,519-0.24%-4,302
19651,814,821-0.24%-4,305
19641,819,126-0.24%-4,328
19631,823,454-0.24%-4,333
19621,827,787-0.24%-4,342
19611,832,1291.14%20,566
19601,811,5631.24%22,197
19591,789,3661.24%21,895
19581,767,4711.24%21,627
19571,745,8441.24%21,333
19561,724,5111.24%21,130
19551,703,3811.24%20,842
19541,682,5391.24%20,588
19531,661,9511.24%20,308
19521,641,6431.24%20,115
19511,621,5280.87%13,995
19501,607,5330.00%

Hamburg 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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