Porto Population 2021

1,316,445
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Porto's 2021 population is now estimated at 1,316,445. In 1950, the population of Porto was 729,758. Porto has grown by 3,498 since 2015, which represents a 0.27% 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 Porto, which typically includes Porto's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Porto – or Oporto as it is also known – is a city in Portugal. It is the second largest city by population in the country. Its urban area is also the second largest. The city’s population is 237,559.

Population Size

However, the urban area has a population of 2.4 million across 150 square miles. Also notable is that it is the only city in Portugal, other than Lisbon, to be recognized as a global city.

Population Demographics

Breaking down the population further shows that there are a higher percentage of females than males. Estimates from 2016 show that the population is 55% female, compared to 45% male. The largest age group, according to 2016 estimates, is 60 to 69, followed by residents in the 50 to 59 demographic. The majority – 93.7% -- of residents were born in Portugal. The city also has residents that originally were born in Angola, Cape Verde, and countries across Europe. Porto has seen its population climb over the years and with a thriving economy and a growing tourism industry, the population is only expected to continue to increase in the coming years.

Porto Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate (%) Growth
20351,374,8070.21%2,855
20341,371,9520.23%3,194
20331,368,7580.26%3,517
20321,365,2410.28%3,815
20311,361,4260.30%4,096
20301,357,3300.32%4,332
20291,352,9980.34%4,531
20281,348,4670.35%4,685
20271,343,7820.36%4,781
20261,339,0010.36%4,806
20251,334,1950.37%4,894
20241,329,3010.35%4,649
20231,324,6520.33%4,305
20221,320,3470.30%3,902
20211,316,4450.27%3,498
20201,312,9470.24%3,142
20191,309,8050.22%2,871
20181,306,9340.21%2,718
20171,304,2160.21%2,713
20161,301,5030.21%2,707
20151,298,7960.21%2,701
20141,296,0950.21%2,696
20131,293,3990.21%2,690
20121,290,7090.21%2,685
20111,288,0240.21%2,679
20101,285,3450.21%2,674
20091,282,6710.21%2,665
20081,280,0060.21%2,667
20071,277,3390.21%2,657
20061,274,6820.21%2,652
20051,272,0300.21%2,642
20041,269,3880.21%2,644
20031,266,7440.21%2,636
20021,264,1080.21%2,629
20011,261,4790.60%7,545
20001,253,9340.78%9,662
19991,244,2720.78%9,575
19981,234,6970.78%9,501
19971,225,1960.77%9,415
19961,215,7810.78%9,369
19951,206,4120.78%9,283
19941,197,1290.78%9,212
19931,187,9170.77%9,129
19921,178,7880.78%9,083
19911,169,7050.51%5,888
19901,163,8170.43%5,028
19891,158,7890.43%4,999
19881,153,7900.43%4,991
19871,148,7990.43%4,964
19861,143,8350.43%4,941
19851,138,8940.43%4,914
19841,133,9800.43%4,906
19831,129,0740.43%4,877
19821,124,1970.43%4,857
19811,119,3401.42%15,628
19801,103,7121.83%19,859
19791,083,8531.83%19,474
19781,064,3791.83%19,126
19771,045,2531.83%18,754
19761,026,4991.83%18,469
19751,008,0301.83%18,112
1974989,9181.83%17,787
1973972,1311.83%17,443
1972954,6881.83%17,177
1971937,5111.42%13,128
1970924,3830.94%8,580
1969915,8030.94%8,488
1968907,3150.94%8,433
1967898,8820.94%8,343
1966890,5390.94%8,265
1965882,2740.94%8,178
1964874,0960.94%8,124
1963865,9720.94%8,037
1962857,9350.94%7,963
1961849,9721.16%9,711
1960840,2611.42%11,779
1959828,4821.42%11,598
1958816,8841.42%11,436
1957805,4481.42%11,260
1956794,1881.42%11,133
1955783,0551.42%10,962
1954772,0931.42%10,809
1953761,2841.42%10,643
1952750,6411.42%10,522
1951740,1191.42%10,361
1950729,7580.00%

Porto Population Data (Urban Area)

Urban Areas in Portugal

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

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