Paris Population 2021

11,078,546
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Paris's 2021 population is now estimated at 11,078,546. In 1950, the population of Paris was 6,283,018. Paris has grown by 61,316 since 2015, which represents a 0.56% 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 Paris, which typically includes Paris's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Paris is a bustling city that is full of life and flavor. As the capital city of France, the city is home to numerous government buildings, but it is known for its quaint cobblestone paved streets and rich historical landmarks.

Landmark of Paris - Eiffel Tower

One of the most infamous landmarks in Paris is the Eiffel Tower. Each year, the Eiffel Tower has almost 7 million visitors, and in 2010, the Eiffel Tower had its 250 millionth visitor.

Paris Population Size

The rest of the city is often just as bustling with activity of city life, with a 2016 estimated population of 2.2 million residents living within its city limits.

Population of Paris Demographics

According to recent estimates, the population of the city of Paris is 2,206,488, representing a small decline in population numbers from 2014.

However, the population of the surrounding suburbs is estimated to be around 10.5 million, which makes it the most populous urban area in the European Union. Today, the people who live in Paris and the surrounding areas have a slightly higher than average income and a younger median age in comparison with the rest of France. These people also are largely diverse and more immigrants live in Paris and its surrounding cities than they do in the rest of France.

History of Population in Paris

After World War I, the population of Paris first reached 3 million inhabitants. The war was over, and many people were moving to the city in order to have access to merchants and various goods that were hard to find elsewhere in the country. The city began to bustle shortly after the war and was one of the first parts of France that began to recuperate. For the rest of the 20th century, the population began to decline slightly, and by the 1960s, it fell dramatically to 2.2 million people. During this time period, other large cities around the world including London and New York City also saw a major decrease in their populations. At the beginning of the 21st century, France's population began to rise again, and between 1999 and 2009, there was a consistent growth of approximately 100,000 people per year. This is due to the large amount of people aged 18-40 living in the area that had children.

Parisian People

The people who live in and around Paris are very different from those who live in other parts of France. Not only is their income higher and the median age of people in the city is younger than that of France as a whole (which is 41.1 years), but they also live very active lives and are fairly relaxed. One of the reasons that many people live in and around Paris is due to the high wages in the city. In the Parisian region, higher wages are normal, and people can make more money in the city doing a job than they can in the countryside doing the same field. The average household income in Paris is approximately 36,085 Euros, which is 60% higher than France's national average. However, wages fluctuate depending on the arrondissement around Paris. For example, median income in the 7th arrondissement is over 41,000 Euros. In general, people who live in the Western parts Paris make more money than those who live in other parts of the city.

The people of Paris are also quite diverse. Paris is considered the most diverse city in Europe, and it is estimated that around 23% of the population migrated to Paris sometime after they were born. Many of these people also immigrated to France. 20% of the Parisian population consists of first generation immigrants, and at least 40% of children who live in Paris have one parent who was a first generation immigrant. Immigration levels are very high in Paris, and emigration levels are almost just as high. People tend to immigrate to the city when they are young, yet once they reach retirement age, they migrate to the countryside in order to live a more peaceful and less expensive life.

Paris Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate (%) Growth
203512,064,5750.57%68,610
203411,995,9650.59%70,142
203311,925,8230.60%71,336
203211,854,4870.61%72,052
203111,782,4350.62%72,647
203011,709,7880.63%73,004
202911,636,7840.63%73,147
202811,563,6370.63%72,917
202711,490,7200.63%72,430
202611,418,2900.63%71,488
202511,346,8020.62%70,101
202411,276,7010.61%68,261
202311,208,4400.59%66,137
202211,142,3030.58%63,757
202111,078,5460.56%61,316
202011,017,2300.54%59,043
201910,958,1870.53%57,235
201810,900,9520.52%56,105
201710,844,8470.52%55,816
201610,789,0310.52%55,529
201510,733,5020.52%55,243
201410,678,2590.52%54,958
201310,623,3010.52%54,600
201210,568,7010.52%54,469
201110,514,2320.52%54,114
201010,460,1180.72%74,725
200910,385,3930.72%74,089
200810,311,3040.72%73,762
200710,237,5420.72%73,135
200610,164,4070.72%72,612
200510,091,7950.72%71,994
200410,019,8010.72%71,678
20039,948,1230.72%71,067
20029,877,0560.72%70,559
20019,806,4970.72%69,959
20009,736,5380.72%69,651
19999,666,8870.49%47,259
19989,619,6280.38%36,648
19979,582,9800.38%36,458
19969,546,5220.38%36,419
19959,510,1030.38%36,230
19949,473,8730.38%36,092
19939,437,7810.38%35,905
19929,401,8760.38%35,867
19919,366,0090.38%35,682
19909,330,3270.70%64,868
19899,265,4590.85%78,189
19889,187,2700.85%77,742
19879,109,5280.85%76,978
19869,032,5500.85%76,328
19858,956,2220.85%75,579
19848,880,6430.85%75,147
19838,805,4960.85%74,410
19828,731,0860.45%39,299
19818,691,7870.26%22,438
19808,669,3490.26%22,441
19798,646,9080.26%22,352
19788,624,5560.26%22,295
19778,602,2610.26%22,206
19768,580,0550.26%22,211
19758,557,8440.66%55,991
19748,501,8530.88%74,404
19738,427,4490.88%73,652
19728,353,7970.88%73,209
19718,280,5880.88%72,468
19708,208,1200.88%71,833
19698,136,2870.88%71,107
19688,065,1800.88%70,679
19677,994,5010.88%69,964
19667,924,5370.88%69,352
19657,855,1850.88%68,650
19647,786,5350.88%68,237
19637,718,2980.88%67,547
19627,650,7511.47%110,863
19617,539,8881.74%129,153
19607,410,7351.75%127,287
19597,283,4481.75%124,931
19587,158,5171.75%122,787
19577,035,7301.74%120,517
19566,915,2131.75%118,776
19556,796,4371.75%116,577
19546,679,8605.22%331,633
19536,348,2270.34%21,781
19526,326,4460.35%21,766
19516,304,6800.34%21,662
19506,283,0180.00%

Paris Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 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%

Urban Areas in France

  1. The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies - Paris population and demographic information
  2. Urbistat Paris - Province of Paris demographic data
  3. World Urbanization Prospects - United Nations population estimates and projections of major Urban Agglomerations

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