Warsaw Population 2021

1,789,620
map placeholder

Warsaw's 2021 population is now estimated at 1,789,620. In 1950, the population of Warsaw was 767,861. Warsaw has grown by 6,369 since 2015, which represents a 0.36% 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 Warsaw, which typically includes Warsaw's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Described by many visitors as the Paris of the East due to its remarkable beauty, Warsaw is not your average city. Poland's capital has a truly rich history of culture and repeated restorations - showing the strength of the city. Through the uprising in the Warsaw ghetto of 1943 and the ravages of WWII, the city fell to ruin for many years. Since brought back to life, Warsaw is now known as Phoenix City due to its reconstruction. The city is now one of the most popular Polish cities for both visitors as well as residents.

Statistics

The population of Warsaw is quite high as it is one of the largest cities in Poland. There are 1.7 million people who call the area of 517,24 sq. km home. The city, however, is not just about the residents. It is the history and beauty of the city that draws in 8.3 million tourists annually. Of that number, 2.8 million are foreign tourists from countries throughout the world. The city boasts 83 hotels and 54 youth hostels to house the growing number of tourists coming annually to Warsaw. To entertain them all, Warsaw has, apart from the standard historical attractions, 63 museums, 79 parks, 28 cinemas, and 56 theatres and musical venues within the city. That is quite impressive for any city, even one as large as Warsaw.

City Size and Population Density

The city proper of Warsaw covers a surface area of 517.24 km2 (199.71 sq mi). The metropolitan area sprawls outward to a total of 6,100.43 km2 (2,355.39 sq mi). The population density of the city is approximately 3,372 residents per square kilometer (8,730/sq mi).

Travel Within Warsaw

For both tourists as well as residents of Warsaw, transportation can be a bit of a challenge. To manage the growing population, the Warsaw government is constantly working to improve public transportation within the city. The streets can be crowded and driving a personal vehicle can be very slow; therefore, the majority of the population uses public transportation. Unlike other cities that simply use a complex system of buses, Warsaw has a wide range of transportation options. There are 251 buses within the city, but riders can also choose from 25 train lines, two metro lines, and even four rapid rail lines to get to their destinations. Apart from public transportation, Warsaw boasts a staggering 446km of biking trails throughout the city.

Interesting Facts

Every city in the world has something unique about it and Warsaw is certainly no exception. Despite its colorful history of having been invaded numerous times by various nations, Warsaw has kept a truly unique spirit.

One of the most unique aspects of the city stems from the belief that some of the most revolutionary ideas come to children.

It also has the longest bridge in the world: the Siekierkrowski Bridge spans over 826 meters stretching across the Vistula River.

The most notable symbol within Warsaw is the mermaid. It is the symbol represented on the crest of the city that reminds people to look for new possibilities within the most congested city in Europe.

Warsaw Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
20351,802,2370.06%1,028
20341,801,2090.04%698
20331,800,5110.02%387
20321,800,1240.01%126
20311,799,998-0.00%-39
20301,800,037-0.00%-39
20291,800,076-0.00%-39
20281,800,115-0.00%-40
20271,800,155-0.00%-39
20261,800,194-0.00%-39
20251,800,2330.04%782
20241,799,4510.11%1,935
20231,797,5160.17%2,984
20221,794,5320.27%4,912
20211,789,6200.36%6,369
20201,783,2510.41%7,318
20191,775,9330.46%8,135
20181,767,7980.53%9,247
20171,758,5510.53%9,199
20161,749,3520.53%9,177
20151,740,1750.53%9,115
20141,731,0600.53%9,068
20131,721,9920.53%9,008
20121,712,9840.38%6,433
20111,706,5510.23%3,862
20101,702,6890.23%3,853
20091,698,8360.23%3,839
20081,694,9970.23%3,841
20071,691,1560.23%3,828
20061,687,3280.23%3,818
20051,683,5100.23%3,805
20041,679,7050.23%3,806
20031,675,8990.23%3,793
20021,672,1060.18%3,016
20011,669,0900.17%2,907
20001,666,1830.17%2,909
19991,663,2740.17%2,901
19981,660,3730.17%2,895
19971,657,4780.17%2,886
19961,654,5920.17%2,890
19951,651,7020.17%2,880
19941,648,8220.17%2,875
19931,645,9470.29%4,685
19921,641,2620.40%6,497
19911,634,7650.40%6,462
19901,628,3030.40%6,436
19891,621,8670.40%6,402
19881,615,4650.40%6,394
19871,609,0710.40%6,361
19861,602,7100.40%6,335
19851,596,3750.40%6,301
19841,590,0740.40%6,294
19831,583,7800.40%6,260
19821,577,5200.40%6,236
19811,571,2840.40%6,202
19801,565,0820.40%6,195
19791,558,8871.17%18,082
19781,540,8052.19%33,002
19771,507,8032.19%32,251
19761,475,5522.19%31,648
19751,443,9042.19%30,926
19741,412,9782.19%30,264
19731,382,7142.19%29,576
19721,353,1382.19%29,022
19711,324,1161.85%24,064
19701,300,0521.42%18,202
19691,281,8501.42%17,922
19681,263,9281.42%17,720
19671,246,2081.42%17,448
19661,228,7601.42%17,204
19651,211,5561.42%16,939
19641,194,6171.42%16,749
19631,177,8681.42%16,491
19621,161,3771.42%16,260
19611,145,1172.32%25,936
19601,119,1813.52%38,060
19591,081,1213.52%36,717
19581,044,4043.52%35,470
19571,008,9343.51%34,219
1956974,7153.52%33,147
1955941,5683.52%31,978
1954909,5903.52%30,891
1953878,6993.51%29,801
1952848,8983.52%28,870
1951820,0286.79%52,167
1950767,8610.00%

Warsaw Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2021 Population 2021 Growth
Warsaw1,789,6200.36%
Krakow769,3070.07%
Lodz671,395-0.80%
Wroclaw642,0850.11%
Poznan528,457-0.48%
Gdansk465,7420.06%
Szczecin400,425-0.24%
Bydgoszcz345,754-0.51%
Lublin333,138-0.47%

Other Cities in Poland

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

Sources