Lausanne Population 2021

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Lausanne is located in Switzerland. More specifically, it is found in the canton of Vaud, where it is not just the capital but also the most populous city. It is also the fourth most populous in the entire country, boasting a population of 137,810. The urban area has a population of 420,000, while the metro area has over 1.2 million residents.

City Size and Population Density

The area of the city itself is just 41.38 square kilometers (15.98 square miles). This puts the population density at 3,400 residents per square kilometer (8,700 individuals residing per square mile).

Demographics of Population

Lausanne is a very diverse city, with people from all over the world calling it home. Approximately 42% of its residents are foreign. The largest group comes from Portugal, with over 10,000 residents being born in this country. Lausanne is also home to residents originally from France, Italy, Spain, Kosovo, Germany, Turkey, and other countries. Over 12% of the population are originally from Lausanne. Over 80,000 residents are Swiss citizens, making up 58% of the population.

The language most commonly spoke here is French, which is spoken by over 98,000 residents. German is the second most common language but is only spoken by 4.3% of residents.

A large number of residents are younger, with 16.8% between the ages of 20 and 29 and 17.6% between the ages of 30 and 39.

Lausanne Population Growth

Lausanne has seen steady population growth throughout the last decade due to migration. Looking at these past trends indicate that Lausanne’s population is only going to continue to grow well into the future.

Year Population
2035509,925
2034506,049
2033502,184
2032498,324
2031494,458
2030490,573
2029486,641
2028482,636
2027478,528
2026474,272
2025469,802
2024465,032
2023459,885
2022454,313
2021448,304
2020441,885
2019435,172
2018428,270
2017420,566
2016413,001
2015405,572
2014398,287
2013391,133
2012384,116
2011377,207
2010370,432
2009363,778
2008357,252
2007350,826
2006344,525
2005338,336
2004332,267
2003326,290
2002320,429
2001314,673
2000310,954
1999309,820
1998308,692
1997307,568
1996306,449
1995305,331
1994304,220
1993303,112
1992302,009
1991300,908
1990296,665
1989288,376
1988280,329
1987272,486
1986264,872
1985257,471
1984250,287
1983243,284
1982236,487
1981229,879
1980226,168
1979226,222
1978226,275
1977226,329
1976226,383
1975226,437
1974226,491
1973226,545
1972226,599
1971226,653
1970223,555
1969216,264
1968209,221
1967202,389
1966195,788
1965189,403
1964183,234
1963177,250
1962171,470
1961165,878
1960161,546
1959158,779
1958156,064
1957153,395
1956150,775
1955148,193
1954145,658
1953143,167
1952140,722
1951138,312
1950135,946

Lausanne Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
2035509,9250.77%3,876
2034506,0490.77%3,865
2033502,1840.77%3,860
2032498,3240.78%3,866
2031494,4580.79%3,885
2030490,5730.81%3,932
2029486,6410.83%4,005
2028482,6360.86%4,108
2027478,5280.90%4,256
2026474,2720.95%4,470
2025469,8021.03%4,770
2024465,0321.12%5,147
2023459,8851.23%5,572
2022454,3131.34%6,009
2021448,3041.45%6,419
2020441,8851.54%6,713
2019435,1721.61%6,902
2018428,2701.83%7,704
2017420,5661.83%7,565
2016413,0011.83%7,429
2015405,5721.83%7,285
2014398,2871.83%7,154
2013391,1331.83%7,017
2012384,1161.83%6,909
2011377,2071.83%6,775
2010370,4321.83%6,654
2009363,7781.83%6,526
2008357,2521.83%6,426
2007350,8261.83%6,301
2006344,5251.83%6,189
2005338,3361.83%6,069
2004332,2671.83%5,977
2003326,2901.83%5,861
2002320,4291.83%5,756
2001314,6731.20%3,719
2000310,9540.37%1,134
1999309,8200.37%1,128
1998308,6920.37%1,124
1997307,5680.37%1,119
1996306,4490.37%1,118
1995305,3310.37%1,111
1994304,2200.37%1,108
1993303,1120.37%1,103
1992302,0090.37%1,101
1991300,9081.43%4,243
1990296,6652.87%8,289
1989288,3762.87%8,047
1988280,3292.88%7,843
1987272,4862.87%7,614
1986264,8722.87%7,401
1985257,4712.87%7,184
1984250,2872.88%7,003
1983243,2842.87%6,797
1982236,4872.87%6,608
1981229,8791.64%3,711
1980226,168-0.02%-54
1979226,222-0.02%-53
1978226,275-0.02%-54
1977226,329-0.02%-54
1976226,383-0.02%-54
1975226,437-0.02%-54
1974226,491-0.02%-54
1973226,545-0.02%-54
1972226,599-0.02%-54
1971226,6531.39%3,098
1970223,5553.37%7,291
1969216,2643.37%7,043
1968209,2213.38%6,832
1967202,3893.37%6,601
1966195,7883.37%6,385
1965189,4033.37%6,169
1964183,2343.38%5,984
1963177,2503.37%5,780
1962171,4703.37%5,592
1961165,8782.68%4,332
1960161,5461.74%2,767
1959158,7791.74%2,715
1958156,0641.74%2,669
1957153,3951.74%2,620
1956150,7751.74%2,582
1955148,1931.74%2,535
1954145,6581.74%2,491
1953143,1671.74%2,445
1952140,7221.74%2,410
1951138,3121.74%2,366
1950135,9460.00%

Lausanne Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2021 Population 2021 Growth
Zurich1,407,5720.88%
Geneva620,1311.10%
Basel562,7100.66%
Lausanne448,3041.45%
Bern433,5010.88%

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