Recife's 2021 population is now estimated at 4,174,774. In 1950, the population of Recife was 660,569. Recife has grown by 47,683 since 2015, which represents a 1.16% 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 Recife, which typically includes Recife's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.