Lille Population 2022

1,073,395
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Lille is a city located in France. The city is located in the north and is the capital of the Hauts-de-France region. Current estimates put the population at 228,652 people, making it the 10th most populous city in France. The larger urban area has a population exceeding 1 million, the 5th largest urban area in the country.

City Size and Population Density

The city of Lille covers a total surface area of 34.8 km2 (13.4 sq mi). When we look at the population in total and combine it with the provided space for the city, the population density comes to about 6,600/km2 (17,000/sq mi).

Lille Demographics

Lille has more female than male residents, making up 51.8% of the total population. The largest group of people in the city is those that fall into the 15 to 29 demographic, who account for over 85,000 people. The majority of the people who live in Lille are citizens of France. There are over 27,000 immigrants that call Lille home.

Lille History

The first written evidence of Lille dates back to 1066, although it is believed that the city was founded as far back as 640. At the time, the city was known as L’Isle. The city was built around a castle along the Deûle River and a port. In its earlier days, Lille had a market square and a strong urban center, which is what is now known as Old Lille. During the 13th century, Lille was the center of many disputes between the Kings of France and the Counts of Flander. A coalition was formed to defend against Philippe Auguste’s claims on the northern regions.

In 1363, Flanders became a part of the Duchy of Burgundy and was one of the three capitals of the state. In the late 1400s, Lille fell into Habsburg control. During the 1600s, there were two expansions of the city. The town was again enlarged during the late 1600s. In the late 1700s, Austrians attacked Lille, destroying many of the buildings. During the 1800s, the city of Lille began to develop significantly. Streets were built, institutions were erected, and this was a time of industrialization. During this period, the population doubled.

The city today is one that is attractive to a younger population, with many of its residents being under the age of 25. The city has been named the European Capital of Culture. It has also become a hot tourist spot, with a casino and hotels being built to accommodate those who want to visit this thriving French city.

Lille Population Growth

Lille is a city that is attractive to younger residents because of its culture, attractions, and history. This thriving city has seen extensive population growth throughout the years, and most recently, growth has been slow but steady. Since 2007, the city has seen growth of approximately 0.5% annually, a number that is expected to continue as more residents see the appeal of this young and vibrant city.

Year Population
1950750,555
1951752,173
1952753,797
1953755,420
1954758,100
1955767,173
1956776,367
1957785,646
1958795,049
1959804,564
1960814,207
1961823,938
1962833,741
1963843,538
1964853,462
1965863,476
1966873,622
1967883,887
1968892,915
1969899,249
1970905,637
1971912,070
1972918,558
1973925,074
1974931,645
1975937,223
1976940,976
1977944,734
1978948,511
1979952,304
1980956,117
1981959,935
1982963,148
1983965,058
1984966,975
1985968,891
1986970,813
1987972,738
1988974,670
1989976,601
1990978,688
1991981,097
1992983,516
1993985,933
1994988,360
1995990,793
1996993,236
1997995,677
1998998,128
19991,000,235
20001,001,606
20011,002,975
20021,004,348
20031,005,723
20041,007,101
20051,008,478
20061,009,858
20071,011,240
20081,012,626
20091,016,680
20101,020,770
20111,024,876
20121,029,005
20131,033,138
20141,037,295
20151,041,468
20161,045,657
20171,049,864
20181,054,088
20191,058,458
20201,063,085
20211,068,051
20221,073,395
20231,079,120
20241,085,199
20251,091,588
20261,098,221
20271,105,030
20281,111,947
20291,118,927
20301,125,919
20311,132,890
20321,139,812
20331,146,669
20341,153,412
20351,160,009

Lille Population 2022

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
1950750,5550.00%
1951752,1730.22%1,618
1952753,7970.22%1,624
1953755,4200.22%1,623
1954758,1000.35%2,680
1955767,1731.20%9,073
1956776,3671.20%9,194
1957785,6461.20%9,279
1958795,0491.20%9,403
1959804,5641.20%9,515
1960814,2071.20%9,643
1961823,9381.20%9,731
1962833,7411.19%9,803
1963843,5381.18%9,797
1964853,4621.18%9,924
1965863,4761.17%10,014
1966873,6221.18%10,146
1967883,8871.17%10,265
1968892,9151.02%9,028
1969899,2490.71%6,334
1970905,6370.71%6,388
1971912,0700.71%6,433
1972918,5580.71%6,488
1973925,0740.71%6,516
1974931,6450.71%6,571
1975937,2230.60%5,578
1976940,9760.40%3,753
1977944,7340.40%3,758
1978948,5110.40%3,777
1979952,3040.40%3,793
1980956,1170.40%3,813
1981959,9350.40%3,818
1982963,1480.33%3,213
1983965,0580.20%1,910
1984966,9750.20%1,917
1985968,8910.20%1,916
1986970,8130.20%1,922
1987972,7380.20%1,925
1988974,6700.20%1,932
1989976,6010.20%1,931
1990978,6880.21%2,087
1991981,0970.25%2,409
1992983,5160.25%2,419
1993985,9330.25%2,417
1994988,3600.25%2,427
1995990,7930.25%2,433
1996993,2360.25%2,443
1997995,6770.25%2,441
1998998,1280.25%2,451
19991,000,2350.21%2,107
20001,001,6060.14%1,371
20011,002,9750.14%1,369
20021,004,3480.14%1,373
20031,005,7230.14%1,375
20041,007,1010.14%1,378
20051,008,4780.14%1,377
20061,009,8580.14%1,380
20071,011,2400.14%1,382
20081,012,6260.14%1,386
20091,016,6800.40%4,054
20101,020,7700.40%4,090
20111,024,8760.40%4,106
20121,029,0050.40%4,129
20131,033,1380.40%4,133
20141,037,2950.40%4,157
20151,041,4680.40%4,173
20161,045,6570.40%4,189
20171,049,8640.40%4,207
20181,054,0880.40%4,224
20191,058,4580.41%4,370
20201,063,0850.44%4,627
20211,068,0510.47%4,966
20221,073,3950.50%5,344
20231,079,1200.53%5,725
20241,085,1990.56%6,079
20251,091,5880.59%6,389
20261,098,2210.61%6,633
20271,105,0300.62%6,809
20281,111,9470.63%6,917
20291,118,9270.63%6,980
20301,125,9190.62%6,992
20311,132,8900.62%6,971
20321,139,8120.61%6,922
20331,146,6690.60%6,857
20341,153,4120.59%6,743
20351,160,0090.57%6,597

Lille Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2022 Population 2022 Growth
Paris11,142,3030.58%
Lyon1,747,5750.81%
Marseille1,620,2270.40%
Lille1,073,3950.50%
Toulouse1,049,2461.17%
Bordeaux990,6501.07%
Nice945,3120.21%
Nantes692,5821.05%
Toulon583,7190.42%
Grenoble533,7730.58%
Douai Lens501,5830.13%
Strasbourg480,8180.59%
Avignon474,8900.58%
Montpellier473,2061.14%
Rouen472,4810.30%
Saint Etienne376,7080.28%
Tours363,6580.48%
Rennes361,6371.05%
Bethune360,0670.31%
Valenciennes339,8630.30%

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