Turin is a city in Italy. It is the capital of the administrative division known as the Metropolitan City of Turin. In the 1800s, it was also the capital of Italy for a brief period. The city has a population of 886,837 in the city proper. The urban area has 1.7 million inhabitants, while the metro area has an estimated population of 2.2 million.
City Size and Population Density
The city itself has a total area of over 50 square miles, which makes the population density about 18,000 people per square mile. The city is appealing to residents and tourists alike for its wide choices of universities and academies, its collection of museums, and other attractions.
Turin Population Demographics
The median age of the city is 43.7. There is a large population of people over the age of 65, making up 22% of the population. Approximately 18% of the population is under the age of 20.
Population Growth in Turin
The city has seen highs and lows in its population since the early 1900s, reflecting double-digit percentage increases during through the 1930s, then again in the 1950s through 1970s. A period of declining growth followed through the 1980s through the early 2000s. However, recent immigration from Southern Italy and other countries has contributed to population increases, most notably a 2.9% increase between 2011 and 2015, indicating that the city may again see an upswing in its total population.