Montpellier Population 2022

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Paris may be the most well-known city in France, but it is not the only one deserving of worldwide recognition. The eighth largest city in France is Montpellier and, although the city is smaller than Paris, it is attracting a growing population of people from around the world and is in some ways being compared to Paris. As France's fastest-growing city for the past 25 years, Montpellier is certainly the city to visit and to reside in if you want the Paris experience without the crowds and high tourist prices.

Population Size

The most recent survey of the city's population was taken in 2007, with an earlier one taken in 1999. The population in 1999 was 207,996 people, but by 2007 the population had jumped to 253,712 people.

City Size and Population Density

Montpellier covers a total surface area of 56.88 kilometers squared (21.96 square mile).The population density of the city of Montpellier is currently 4,460.48 people per square kilometer. The city has not seen a downturn in its population since the 1960s as more and more people discover that the larger cities are quite different from some of the smaller ones in France.

Montpellier Population Demographics

The population of Montpellier reflects a demographic split of 54% female and 46% male. For most of its history, and even today, Montpellier is known for its significant Spanish population, heritage and influence. Montpellier also houses important Moroccan, Algerian, and Italian communities.

Ages

Montpellier is, in fact, a young city when looking at the age groups within its borders. The majority – 81,683 people – in Montpellier are between the ages of 15 and 29, while 39,315 of the population falls below the age of 15. The second largest age group are those between the ages of 30 and 44 at 49,171 people. The numbers decrease from that point on with 45 to 59 year olds making up 39,438 people, 60 to 74 year olds at 25,342, and 18,763 people over the age of 75.

Unemployment

The unemployment rates in France have been under scrutiny in recent years and the unemployment level in Montpellier is higher that of the whole country. The current unemployment rate in the city is 14.3%. That is high, but it is estimated that the increase in population and the fact that Montpellier is attracting more business every year will soon see the unemployment rate decrease. For those that have employment, the average salary is 1,836.72 per month so for those that can find employment, Montpellier can hold some great opportunities.

Education

The University of Montpellier is one of the oldest in the world, having been founded in 1160.

Transportation Modes

Getting around a city such as Montpellier can be a little difficult when driving or walking. Luckily, the city of Montpellier has an exceptional transit system. The buses are denoted with numbers to specify their destination, but they are also painted with different designs depending on their route. This may not be like other transit systems, but it is fun for locals and tourists alike to look for the colors rather than just the numbers. The standard fare for a bus ride is $1.68, so it can be the cheapest form of travel throughout the city as well. There is an option to purchase a monthly transit card for the service and that cost is $55.90 per month, making it even cheaper to use the transit system when in the city.

In addition, the city transportation department has made bike-sharing available with numerous docks located throughout the city for the use of the public.

Year Population
195099,559
1951100,033
1952100,511
1953100,989
1954101,812
1955104,744
1956107,764
1957110,862
1958114,055
1959117,339
1960120,722
1961124,193
1962128,792
1963135,865
1964143,338
1965151,199
1966159,503
1967168,263
1968175,994
1969180,918
1970185,986
1971191,196
1972196,559
1973202,058
1974207,718
1975213,814
1976220,607
1977227,597
1978234,819
1979242,270
1980249,967
1981257,887
1982264,803
1983269,200
1984273,677
1985278,215
1986282,835
1987287,532
1988292,314
1989297,161
1990301,983
1991306,639
1992311,374
1993316,169
1994321,045
1995325,995
1996331,029
1997336,127
1998341,310
1999346,404
2000351,217
2001356,083
2002361,024
2003366,033
2004371,119
2005376,261
2006381,481
2007386,774
2008392,148
2009397,582
2010403,098
2011408,691
2012414,370
2013420,111
2014425,940
2015431,850
2016437,842
2017443,917
2018450,077
2019456,199
2020462,162
2021467,858
2022473,206
2023478,163
2024482,724
2025486,923
2026490,812
2027494,455
2028497,913
2029501,243
2030504,482
2031507,658
2032510,782
2033513,864
2034516,889
2035519,847

Montpellier Population 2022

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
195099,5590.00%
1951100,0330.48%474
1952100,5110.48%478
1953100,9890.48%478
1954101,8120.81%823
1955104,7442.88%2,932
1956107,7642.88%3,020
1957110,8622.87%3,098
1958114,0552.88%3,193
1959117,3392.88%3,284
1960120,7222.88%3,383
1961124,1932.88%3,471
1962128,7923.70%4,599
1963135,8655.49%7,073
1964143,3385.50%7,473
1965151,1995.48%7,861
1966159,5035.49%8,304
1967168,2635.49%8,760
1968175,9944.59%7,731
1969180,9182.80%4,924
1970185,9862.80%5,068
1971191,1962.80%5,210
1972196,5592.80%5,363
1973202,0582.80%5,499
1974207,7182.80%5,660
1975213,8142.93%6,096
1976220,6073.18%6,793
1977227,5973.17%6,990
1978234,8193.17%7,222
1979242,2703.17%7,451
1980249,9673.18%7,697
1981257,8873.17%7,920
1982264,8032.68%6,916
1983269,2001.66%4,397
1984273,6771.66%4,477
1985278,2151.66%4,538
1986282,8351.66%4,620
1987287,5321.66%4,697
1988292,3141.66%4,782
1989297,1611.66%4,847
1990301,9831.62%4,822
1991306,6391.54%4,656
1992311,3741.54%4,735
1993316,1691.54%4,795
1994321,0451.54%4,876
1995325,9951.54%4,950
1996331,0291.54%5,034
1997336,1271.54%5,098
1998341,3101.54%5,183
1999346,4041.49%5,094
2000351,2171.39%4,813
2001356,0831.39%4,866
2002361,0241.39%4,941
2003366,0331.39%5,009
2004371,1191.39%5,086
2005376,2611.39%5,142
2006381,4811.39%5,220
2007386,7741.39%5,293
2008392,1481.39%5,374
2009397,5821.39%5,434
2010403,0981.39%5,516
2011408,6911.39%5,593
2012414,3701.39%5,679
2013420,1111.39%5,741
2014425,9401.39%5,829
2015431,8501.39%5,910
2016437,8421.39%5,992
2017443,9171.39%6,075
2018450,0771.39%6,160
2019456,1991.36%6,122
2020462,1621.31%5,963
2021467,8581.23%5,696
2022473,2061.14%5,348
2023478,1631.05%4,957
2024482,7240.95%4,561
2025486,9230.87%4,199
2026490,8120.80%3,889
2027494,4550.74%3,643
2028497,9130.70%3,458
2029501,2430.67%3,330
2030504,4820.65%3,239
2031507,6580.63%3,176
2032510,7820.62%3,124
2033513,8640.60%3,082
2034516,8890.59%3,025
2035519,8470.57%2,958

Montpellier 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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