Nice Population 2021

943,342
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Nice's 2021 population is now estimated at 943,342. In 1950, the population of Nice was 399,593. Nice has grown by 1,134 since 2015, which represents a 0.12% annual change. These population estimates and projections come from the latest revision of the UN World Urbanization Prospects. These estimates represent the Urban agglomeration of Nice, which typically includes Nice's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Throughout its long history, the town of Nice has changed hands quite frequently. It was not until 1880 that Nice was finally claimed by France and became a part of the country. Throughout Nice you can see evidence of the influence of various cultures in the architecture of the city. Nice is home to a substantial population and many of the high society families in France call the city home, or at the very least vacation there throughout the year.

Nice City Size and Population Density

The city of Nice covers a total surface area of approximately 71.92 kilometers squared (27.77 square miles). The population density comes to a peak of about 4,800 people living per square kilometer (12,000 residents per square mile).

Population Demographics of Nice

Today, Nice is among the largest cities in France. It currently ranks 5th according to population and size. According to the most recent census performed in 2012, the population of Nice is 343,629. With the estimated growth rate of .29% annually, the projected numbers for 2017 are around 338,611. According to the census of 2012, the number of females outnumbers the number of males in the city. Females total 183,222, whole males make up 160,407 of the overall population.

Unusual Attraction in Nice

One of the main draws of a tourist city is its proximity to water. Most coastal tourist areas maintain their beaches by dredging sand from the coastline to reduce the effects of erosion. The waterfront beach in Nice does not have that issue as its coastline is unique compared to other beach cities. It is not a sandy and luxurious coast, but instead rather rocky. The rocks have been smoothed by the seas for many years so that they look more like river rocks. It may be uncomfortable to lie upon the beaches of Nice, but it can be quite interesting to look for interesting stones.

Two Facets of the City

One of the most unique things about Nice is its continual maintenance of the past and the illustrious history of the city along with its ability to embrace the future. This is something that visitors notice quite quickly within the city as they stroll along the streets enjoying the rich history. Ancient structures and buildings are celebrated, but also placed right alongside the new structures, giving the people and visitors of Nice a unique respect for the old as well as the new.

Transportation

As in all cities throughout France and Europe, foot traffic and bikes are very common. The city can be a bit on the crowded side at various parts of the day, and it is usually best to take either the bus or one of the trains. There are many bus routes throughout Nice, and it costs four Euros for a full day pass. This includes both bus travel as well as traveling by train. Bus schedules can be a little tricky to keep track of, but the train system runs like clockwork with trains coming in every 30 minutes. The main hub for transit is the Gare de Nice Ville. It takes approximately 20 minutes to walk from the beach to the train station at this location, but it will enable you to get anywhere within Nice that you want to go.

Nice Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
20351,013,9860.57%5,765
20341,008,2210.59%5,892
20331,002,3290.60%5,985
2032996,3440.61%6,030
2031990,3140.61%6,049
2030984,2650.62%6,017
2029978,2480.61%5,922
2028972,3260.59%5,728
2027966,5980.56%5,424
2026961,1740.52%4,979
2025956,1950.46%4,387
2024951,8080.39%3,659
2023948,1490.30%2,837
2022945,3120.21%1,970
2021943,3420.12%1,134
2020942,2080.04%408
2019941,800-0.01%-125
2018941,925-0.04%-409
2017942,334-0.04%-408
2016942,742-0.04%-409
2015943,151-0.04%-409
2014943,560-0.04%-409
2013943,969-0.04%-409
2012944,378-0.04%-410
2011944,788-0.04%-409
2010945,197-0.04%-410
2009945,607-0.04%-409
2008946,016-0.04%-411
2007946,4270.39%3,633
2006942,7940.81%7,565
2005935,2290.81%7,493
2004927,7360.81%7,453
2003920,2830.81%7,384
2002912,8990.81%7,324
2001905,5750.81%7,256
2000898,3190.81%7,217
1999891,1020.58%5,108
1998885,9940.47%4,107
1997881,8870.47%4,082
1996877,8050.47%4,074
1995873,7310.47%4,050
1994869,6810.47%4,031
1993865,6500.47%4,007
1992861,6430.47%3,999
1991857,6440.47%3,976
1990853,6681.30%10,930
1989842,7381.69%14,039
1988828,6991.70%13,843
1987814,8561.70%13,594
1986801,2621.70%13,367
1985787,8951.69%13,125
1984774,7701.70%12,943
1983761,8271.70%12,709
1982749,1181.21%8,936
1981740,1820.97%7,112
1980733,0700.97%7,064
1979726,0060.97%6,985
1978719,0210.97%6,919
1977712,1020.97%6,842
1976705,2600.97%6,795
1975698,4651.59%10,923
1974687,5421.94%13,056
1973674,4861.93%12,790
1972661,6961.94%12,582
1971649,1141.94%12,327
1970636,7871.94%12,092
1969624,6951.93%11,846
1968612,8492.43%14,529
1967598,3202.67%15,559
1966582,7612.67%15,155
1965567,6062.67%14,741
1964552,8652.67%14,397
1963538,4682.67%14,002
1962524,4662.92%14,884
1961509,5823.03%15,004
1960494,5783.04%14,602
1959479,9763.04%14,151
1958465,8253.04%13,734
1957452,0913.03%13,311
1956438,7803.04%12,954
1955425,8263.04%12,555
1954413,2711.09%4,438
1953408,8330.76%3,099
1952405,7340.77%3,085
1951402,6490.76%3,056
1950399,5930.00%

Nice Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2021 Population 2021 Growth
Paris11,078,5460.56%
Lyon1,733,5810.83%
Marseille1,613,7970.35%
Lille1,068,0510.47%
Toulouse1,037,1151.26%
Bordeaux980,1301.15%
Nice943,3420.12%
Nantes685,3771.12%
Toulon581,2640.37%
Grenoble530,6900.56%
Douai Lens500,9210.03%
Strasbourg477,9780.58%
Avignon472,1470.56%
Rouen471,0730.23%
Montpellier467,8581.23%
Saint Etienne375,6520.21%
Tours361,9370.44%
Bethune358,9500.24%
Rennes357,8741.12%
Valenciennes338,8480.23%

Other Cities in France

  1. World Urbanization Prospects - United Nations population estimates and projections of major Urban Agglomerations

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