Prague Population 2021

1,312,199
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Prague's 2021 population is now estimated at 1,312,199. In 1950, the population of Prague was 934,789. Prague has grown by 6,462 since 2015, which represents a 0.49% 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 Prague, which typically includes Prague's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

The capital city of the Czech Republic, Prague, is a vibrant, busy city slightly west of the center of the country. With around 1.3 million inhabitants, Prague is also the largest city by population in the country. The Czech Republic is a truly central European area bordered by Germany, Poland, Slovakia and Austria.

One interesting fact about the city is that it is in the Guinness book for Records for having the largest castle in the world – covering 18 acres.

City Size and Population Density

The total surface area that Prague occupies comes to about 298 kilometers squared (115 square miles). The population density comes to 4,600 residents per square kilometer (12,000 people living per square mile).

Neighborhoods in Prague

The population is estimated at 1.3 million people and is spread over 10 different districts within the city. The population, as one would expect, is denser in the very center and southern areas of Prague which includes Prague 2 and 3. Close to the center of the city is the old town area, home to many of the historic landmarks and points of touristic interest.

The personalities of the different neighborhoods vary from historic to modern, and from touristic to intensely traditional. Prague 2 is an up and coming area, a desirable place to live for young professionals, those more wealthy inhabitants and also international residents.

Prague 3 has a diverse offering with student bars, strip clubs and brothels on one side and good housing and new shopping areas on the other.
Prague 4 is a more working class area and houses some of the great traditional Czech restaurants.

Prague 7 it notable for its sporting areas and finally Prague 10 is a lesser known spot for tourists but offers excellent residential offering especially popular with families and young professionals.

Prague Culture and Population Demographics

Prague is a cultural hot spot and hosts many international events. It is a popular place for foreign visitors. It seems also a good place for foreigners to settle with 14% of Prague’s inhabitants being foreign.

Prague is an aging city – the oldest in the Czech Republic in fact. The older population is increasing faster than that of children.

Interestingly, over 44% of the male population in Prague are single.

In a recent census of the people over Prague, 46% did not disclose a religion, but of those that did, three-fifths are Roman Catholics. Many notable people from history have born, died or lived in Prague. It has been a popular place for writers and composers which is indicated across the city.

Prague Growth and Business

The growth increase from the previous census in 2001 to the census in 2011 was noted to be around 9% positive growth. Prague is included in the Unesco list of World Heritage Sites as a historical point of interest.

It is home to much history and many landmarks, museums and stories within its city walls. As well as this historical significance Prague is a very modern and commercial city. It is home to the most expensive street in central Europe with many salubrious neighborhoods in the areas surrounding the center. Businesses across Europe have come to Prague to house their headquarters and the city now accounts for 25% of the Czech Republic’s GDP. The city is now home to more service-oriented businesses such as hospitality, finance and commercial services with these sectors making up 80% of its business activity. 20% is still given over to industry based businesses.

Prague Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate (%) Growth
20351,352,3740.11%1,467
20341,350,9070.10%1,403
20331,349,5040.11%1,422
20321,348,0820.11%1,524
20311,346,5580.13%1,693
20301,344,8650.14%1,906
20291,342,9590.16%2,173
20281,340,7860.19%2,508
20271,338,2780.22%2,924
20261,335,3540.26%3,419
20251,331,9350.30%3,988
20241,327,9470.35%4,608
20231,323,3390.40%5,254
20221,318,0850.45%5,886
20211,312,1990.49%6,462
20201,305,7370.53%6,933
20191,298,8040.56%7,252
20181,291,5520.58%7,390
20171,284,1620.58%7,348
20161,276,8140.58%7,326
20151,269,4880.58%7,275
20141,262,2130.58%7,233
20131,254,9800.58%7,181
20121,247,7990.58%7,160
20111,240,6390.58%7,109
20101,233,5300.58%7,068
20091,226,4620.58%7,018
20081,219,4440.58%6,998
20071,212,4460.58%6,947
20061,205,4990.58%6,908
20051,198,5910.58%6,859
20041,191,7320.58%6,838
20031,184,8940.58%6,789
20021,178,1050.58%6,751
20011,171,354-0.06%-695
20001,172,049-0.38%-4,450
19991,176,499-0.38%-4,461
19981,180,960-0.38%-4,478
19971,185,438-0.38%-4,489
19961,189,927-0.38%-4,518
19951,194,445-0.38%-4,529
19941,198,974-0.38%-4,546
19931,203,520-0.38%-4,557
19921,208,077-0.38%-4,587
19911,212,6640.05%594
19901,212,0700.26%3,127
19891,208,9430.26%3,115
19881,205,8280.26%3,116
19871,202,7120.26%3,104
19861,199,6080.26%3,095
19851,196,5130.26%3,083
19841,193,4300.26%3,084
19831,190,3460.26%3,071
19821,187,2750.26%3,064
19811,184,2110.48%5,658
19801,178,5530.92%10,760
19791,167,7930.92%10,647
19781,157,1460.92%10,551
19771,146,5950.92%10,439
19761,136,1560.92%10,373
19751,125,7830.92%10,264
19741,115,5190.92%10,171
19731,105,3480.92%10,064
19721,095,2840.92%10,000
19711,085,2840.84%9,054
19701,076,2300.73%7,824
19691,068,4060.73%7,755
19681,060,6510.73%7,721
19671,052,9300.73%7,654
19661,045,2760.73%7,598
19651,037,6780.73%7,532
19641,030,1460.73%7,499
19631,022,6470.73%7,434
19621,015,2130.73%7,379
19611,007,8340.70%7,004
19601,000,8300.69%6,817
1959994,0130.68%6,761
1958987,2520.68%6,716
1957980,5360.68%6,661
1956973,8750.69%6,633
1955967,2420.68%6,580
1954960,6620.68%6,534
1953954,1280.68%6,482
1952947,6460.69%6,455
1951941,1910.68%6,402
1950934,7890.00%

Prague Population Data (Urban Area)

Urban Areas in Czech Republic

  1. Czech Statistical Office - Prague data and statistical analysis
  2. Living Prague - Prague population, statistics and trends
  3. World Urbanization Prospects - United Nations population estimates and projections of major Urban Agglomerations

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