Malmo Population 2022

329,783
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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
1950191,149
1951194,194
1952197,292
1953200,431
1954203,624
1955206,868
1956210,168
1957213,511
1958216,913
1959220,368
1960223,884
1961227,592
1962231,518
1963235,511
1964239,578
1965243,705
1966247,615
1967251,289
1968255,023
1969258,801
1970262,641
1971262,572
1972258,569
1973254,639
1974250,762
1975246,945
1976243,180
1977239,484
1978235,838
1979232,248
1980228,707
1981226,794
1982226,463
1983226,132
1984225,801
1985225,471
1986225,141
1987224,812
1988224,483
1989224,155
1990223,827
1991224,730
1992226,889
1993229,063
1994231,260
1995233,479
1996235,955
1997238,688
1998241,455
1999244,255
2000247,092
2001249,452
2002251,333
2003253,228
2004255,140
2005257,060
2006260,192
2007264,555
2008268,997
2009273,501
2010278,087
2011282,572
2012286,953
2013291,390
2014295,902
2015300,484
2016305,143
2017309,861
2018314,652
2019318,516
2020322,379
2021326,145
2022329,783
2023333,274
2024336,616
2025339,816
2026342,887
2027345,843
2028348,689
2029351,427
2030354,052
2031356,563
2032358,968
2033361,280
2034363,515
2035365,693

Malmo Population 2022

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

Malmo Population Data (Urban Area)

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