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.
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.