Strasbourg Population 2021

477,978
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Strasbourg's 2021 population is now estimated at 477,978. In 1950, the population of Strasbourg was 261,726. Strasbourg has grown by 2,751 since 2015, which represents a 0.58% 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 Strasbourg, which typically includes Strasbourg's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Strasbourg is a city located in France, and it is the capital of the Grand Est region. The city has a total population of 276,170, while its metro area has a much larger population of over 770,000. The city is also a de facto capital of the European Union, and it is the official seat of the European Parliament.

City Size and Population Density

The city of Strasbourg covers a total surface area of 78.26 km2 (30.22 sq mi). The population density has reached approximately 3,500 people living per square kilometer (9,100 residents per square mile).

Strasbourg Demographics

The population of the City of Strasbourg exceeds 276,000 per the most recent estimates. Breaking this down further, the largest group of people fall into the 15 to 29 demographic, making up over 28% of the population. The 0 to 14 demographic makes up 17.3% of the population, the 30 to 44 demographic comprises 19.9% of the population, the 45 to 59 demographic makes up 16.6% of the population, the 60 to 74 demographic is 11.1% of the population, while 6.9% of the population is 75 and older.

Strasbourg History

Strasbourg celebrated its 2,000th anniversary in 1988, although it grew from a Roman camp that was first mentioned in 12 B.C.

Until the 1200s, the bishops of Strasbourg governed the city, but the citizens rebelled in 1262. The city was a Free imperial city, until coming under French rule in the 1600s. During the 1800s, the city went under German control. In the 1940s, the French again ruled Strasbourg.

The city played a significant role in Protestant Reformation and other parts of Christianity. The city also saw its darker times, including the Strasbourg massacre, the Siege of Strasbourg, the occupation of the Nazis, and bombing raids.

The city has served as the seat of European Institutions since 1949. The city today has signs of its history throughout, with multiple medieval churches still standing. The city has many parts that showcase the history and culture of Strasbourg and a variety of museums.

Strasbourg Population Growth

Strasbourg has seen significant population growth throughout the years. In the late 1600s, the population stood at 22,000. During the late 1700s, the population had more than doubled. By the late 1800s, the population exceeded 100,000. The population rose to almost 200,000 during the 1930s before declining to 175,000 in the 1940s - due to the chaos brought by the war in this time period. The population had rebounded by the next decade, climbing to over 200,000. Since then, the city has mostly experienced positive growth and is quickly approaching 300,000.

Strasbourg Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
2035520,8660.57%2,962
2034517,9040.59%3,028
2033514,8760.60%3,080
2032511,7960.61%3,112
2031508,6840.62%3,137
2030505,5470.63%3,155
2029502,3920.63%3,164
2028499,2280.64%3,159
2027496,0690.64%3,144
2026492,9250.64%3,114
2025489,8110.63%3,065
2024486,7460.62%3,002
2023483,7440.61%2,926
2022480,8180.59%2,840
2021477,9780.58%2,751
2020475,2270.56%2,666
2019472,5610.55%2,597
2018469,9640.55%2,553
2017467,4110.55%2,538
2016464,8730.55%2,525
2015462,3480.55%2,511
2014459,8370.55%2,497
2013457,3400.55%2,479
2012454,8610.55%2,474
2011452,3870.55%2,456
2010449,9310.46%2,051
2009447,8800.46%2,039
2008445,8410.46%2,035
2007443,8060.46%2,023
2006441,7830.46%2,014
2005439,7690.46%2,002
2004437,7670.46%1,999
2003435,7680.46%1,986
2002433,7820.46%1,978
2001431,8040.46%1,965
2000429,8390.46%1,962
1999427,8770.87%3,676
1998424,2011.06%4,460
1997419,7411.06%4,406
1996415,3351.06%4,372
1995410,9631.06%4,320
1994406,6431.06%4,274
1993402,3691.06%4,224
1992398,1451.06%4,191
1991393,9541.06%4,142
1990389,8120.68%2,622
1989387,1900.49%1,899
1988385,2910.49%1,895
1987383,3960.49%1,884
1986381,5120.49%1,874
1985379,6380.49%1,863
1984377,7750.49%1,858
1983375,9170.49%1,847
1982374,0700.37%1,389
1981372,6810.31%1,165
1980371,5160.31%1,165
1979370,3510.31%1,159
1978369,1920.31%1,156
1977368,0360.31%1,151
1976366,8850.31%1,151
1975365,7340.72%2,602
1974363,1320.94%3,390
1973359,7420.94%3,355
1972356,3870.94%3,333
1971353,0540.94%3,296
1970349,7580.94%3,266
1969346,4920.94%3,231
1968343,2611.50%5,067
1967338,1941.77%5,894
1966332,3001.77%5,791
1965326,5091.77%5,683
1964320,8261.78%5,599
1963315,2271.77%5,493
1962309,7341.92%5,825
1961303,9091.98%5,903
1960298,0061.99%5,803
1959292,2031.98%5,683
1958286,5201.98%5,572
1957280,9481.98%5,456
1956275,4921.99%5,366
1955270,1261.98%5,253
1954264,8730.48%1,277
1953263,5960.24%624
1952262,9720.24%624
1951262,3480.24%622
1950261,7260.00%

Strasbourg Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2021 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%

Other Cities in France

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

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