Malmo Population 2021

326,145
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Malmo is a city that is located in Sweden. It is the capital of Skane County and is also the county’s most populous city. It is the third most populous city in the country, and it is the sixth most populous in Scandinavia. The city has a population of 341,457 inhabitants. The largest metro area has more than double this population, with over 700,000 residents.

Malmo City Size and Population Density

The city of Malmo stretches across 155.4 square kilometers (60 square miles), while the urban area is just 75 square kilometers (29 square miles) and has a population of over 5,000 inhabitants per square mile.

Population Demographics

Malmo has a very young population, with 48% of the population under the age of 35.

Over 135,000 residents have a foreign background. Nearly 100,000 were born overseas. Fourteen percent of the population are foreign nationals. The city has the fourth-highest proportion of foreign residents in the country. The largest group of immigrants came to Malmo from Iraq. There are also large populations of people originally from Serbia, Denmark, Poland, Iran and Hungary. People from over 170 different countries now call Malmo home.

There are also about 150 languages spoken throughout the city.

Malmo History

The area that Malmo now occupies was once a Viking settlement, between the years of 1000 and 1300. Some of the older names used for the area include Malmøi, Malmøghe, or Malmhaugar. Salt and herring were the major products in commerce at the time. In 1437, Malmö was awarded its city arms by Erik av Pommern. Skåne and Malmö belonged to Denmark until 1658 when the region became Swedish.

In 1712 many citizens died of the plague. In 1775 the harbour was rebuilt by Frans Suell Jr to help improve the level of commerce in the area. And the building continued over time as well - Malmö University opened its gates in 1998 and the bridge over Öresund opened in the year 2000.

Malmo Population Growth

Overall, the city has seen consistent growth throughout the years over the long and colorful history here, although the population did decline during the period between 1970 and 1980. However, it rebounded again with 11% growth between 1990 and 2000, followed by 15.2% growth between 2000 and 2010.

Year Population
2035365,693
2034363,515
2033361,280
2032358,968
2031356,563
2030354,052
2029351,427
2028348,689
2027345,843
2026342,887
2025339,816
2024336,616
2023333,274
2022329,783
2021326,145
2020322,379
2019318,516
2018314,652
2017309,861
2016305,143
2015300,484
2014295,902
2013291,390
2012286,953
2011282,572
2010278,087
2009273,501
2008268,997
2007264,555
2006260,192
2005257,060
2004255,140
2003253,228
2002251,333
2001249,452
2000247,092
1999244,255
1998241,455
1997238,688
1996235,955
1995233,479
1994231,260
1993229,063
1992226,889
1991224,730
1990223,827
1989224,155
1988224,483
1987224,812
1986225,141
1985225,471
1984225,801
1983226,132
1982226,463
1981226,794
1980228,707
1979232,248
1978235,838
1977239,484
1976243,180
1975246,945
1974250,762
1973254,639
1972258,569
1971262,572
1970262,641
1969258,801
1968255,023
1967251,289
1966247,615
1965243,705
1964239,578
1963235,511
1962231,518
1961227,592
1960223,884
1959220,368
1958216,913
1957213,511
1956210,168
1955206,868
1954203,624
1953200,431
1952197,292
1951194,194
1950191,149

Malmo Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
2035365,6930.60%2,178
2034363,5150.62%2,235
2033361,2800.64%2,312
2032358,9680.67%2,405
2031356,5630.71%2,511
2030354,0520.75%2,625
2029351,4270.79%2,738
2028348,6890.82%2,846
2027345,8430.86%2,956
2026342,8870.90%3,071
2025339,8160.95%3,200
2024336,6161.00%3,342
2023333,2741.06%3,491
2022329,7831.12%3,638
2021326,1451.17%3,766
2020322,3791.21%3,863
2019318,5161.23%3,864
2018314,6521.55%4,791
2017309,8611.55%4,718
2016305,1431.55%4,659
2015300,4841.55%4,582
2014295,9021.55%4,512
2013291,3901.55%4,437
2012286,9531.55%4,381
2011282,5721.61%4,485
2010278,0871.68%4,586
2009273,5011.67%4,504
2008268,9971.68%4,442
2007264,5551.68%4,363
2006260,1921.22%3,132
2005257,0600.75%1,920
2004255,1400.76%1,912
2003253,2280.75%1,895
2002251,3330.75%1,881
2001249,4520.96%2,360
2000247,0921.16%2,837
1999244,2551.16%2,800
1998241,4551.16%2,767
1997238,6881.16%2,733
1996235,9551.06%2,476
1995233,4790.96%2,219
1994231,2600.96%2,197
1993229,0630.96%2,174
1992226,8890.96%2,159
1991224,7300.40%903
1990223,827-0.15%-328
1989224,155-0.15%-328
1988224,483-0.15%-329
1987224,812-0.15%-329
1986225,141-0.15%-330
1985225,471-0.15%-330
1984225,801-0.15%-331
1983226,132-0.15%-331
1982226,463-0.15%-331
1981226,794-0.84%-1,913
1980228,707-1.52%-3,541
1979232,248-1.52%-3,590
1978235,838-1.52%-3,646
1977239,484-1.52%-3,696
1976243,180-1.52%-3,765
1975246,945-1.52%-3,817
1974250,762-1.52%-3,877
1973254,639-1.52%-3,930
1972258,569-1.52%-4,003
1971262,572-0.03%-69
1970262,6411.48%3,840
1969258,8011.48%3,778
1968255,0231.49%3,734
1967251,2891.48%3,674
1966247,6151.60%3,910
1965243,7051.72%4,127
1964239,5781.73%4,067
1963235,5111.72%3,993
1962231,5181.73%3,926
1961227,5921.66%3,708
1960223,8841.60%3,516
1959220,3681.59%3,455
1958216,9131.59%3,402
1957213,5111.59%3,343
1956210,1681.60%3,300
1955206,8681.59%3,244
1954203,6241.59%3,193
1953200,4311.59%3,139
1952197,2921.60%3,098
1951194,1941.59%3,045
1950191,1490.00%

Malmo Population Data (Urban Area)

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