Yerevan Population 2022

1,092,028
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Yerevan is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world it's the capital and largest city of Armenia.

With the Armenian economy seeing huge growth in the late 1990s, Yerevan has undergone major transformation. Since the early 2000s, much construction has been undertaken throughout the city, and many shops, restaurants and street cafes, which were a rare sight during the years of Soviet rule, have increased exponentially.

In 2019, the population of Yerevan is estimated at 1.07 million.

Demographics

The historical ethnic composition of Yerevan is made up as follows:

1830:

  • 35.7% Armenian
  • 64.3% Azerbaijani
  • 1.7% Other

1939:

  • 87.1% Armenian
  • 3.3% Azerbaijani
  • 7.5% Russian
  • 2.1% Other

2011:

  • 98.94% Armenian
  • 0.47% Russian
  • 0.59% Other

Proceeding the fall of the Soviet Union, and the ensuing economic crises, thousands of people fled Armenia to Russia, Europe, and North America.

The people of Yerevan generally speak the Yerevan dialect. Classical Armenian words compose significant parts of the vocabulary. Persian, Russian and loan words’ influence on the language can be seen to this day, and it is the most prominent of all the Armenian dialects.

History

The territory of Yerevan has been inhabited since around the 2nd half of the 4th millennium BCE, and the southern part of the city, Shengavit, is known to have been populated since at least 3,200 BCE.

Yerevan has a vast history of different rulers and regimes. Starting as the kingdom of Uratu in the 9th century BCE, it was then under the control of the Median Empire in 590 BCE. By 550 BCE, it became part of the Achaemenid Empire. Around 330 BCE, the Kingdom of Armenia was founded, bringing independence, before coming under the control of Sasanian Persia some time after 428 CE. 658 CE saw the Arab Islamic invasions, and Erebuni-Yerevan was conquered, becoming part of the Emirate of Armenia. This lasted for 2 centuries before Armenia once again became an independent nation, and then once again fell to Byzantine rule. This lasted from 1045 until 1064, when Armenia then became part of the Seljuk Empire. Sometime around 1237, Armenia became subject to Mongol rule, until Sunni Oghuz Turkic tribes took over during the final quarter of the 14th century. In 1410, Armenia shifted unto the control of the Kara Koyunlu Shia Oghuz Turkic tribe, until Armenia was reportedly made a “desert” by Kara Koyunlu ruler Qara Iskander early in the 15th century.

The 16th century saw Eastern Armenia, and with it Yerevan, falling under Iranian rule, where it would remain until it was conquered by the Russian Empire in the 19th century. Armenia saw a brief independence again at the beginning of the 20th century, but was soon invaded and annexed into the Soviet Union in 1920.

Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Republic of Armenia became a fully independent state, and Yerevan once again became the capital.

Population Growth

The overall population of Yerevan has been growing quite rapidly since 1830. Despite ethnic demographics shifting greatly, the overall population has managed to keep growing.

Almost 100 years later, the population had grown to 67,000. During this time, the dominant Azerbaijani population had been dwindling, while the Armenian population had been growing rapidly. What was initially in 1830 a 64.3% portion of the population, now in 1926 it stood at a mere 7.8%, while the Armenian population grew from 35.7% to 89.2%. By 1989, the Azerbaijani population was completely wiped out.

From 1926 to 1939, the population grew from 67,000 to over 200,000. This kind of growth would be repeated again over the following 20 years, bringing the population to 509,000 by 1959. Similarly, between 1970 and 1979, the population grew from 775,000 to 1.01 million.

This has slowed and dwindled somewhat since, after reaching its peak in 1989 with 1.2 million people. As of 2019, the population stands at 1.07 million.

Year Population
1950341,432
1951357,799
1952374,974
1953392,923
1954411,757
1955431,494
1956452,207
1957473,853
1958496,566
1959518,087
1960537,759
1961558,120
1962579,282
1963601,247
1964624,076
1965647,706
1966672,265
1967697,755
1968724,248
1969751,671
1970778,158
1971803,112
1972828,904
1973855,448
1974882,882
1975911,195
1976940,457
1977970,575
19781,001,700
19791,026,030
19801,041,587
19811,057,335
19821,073,344
19831,089,596
19841,106,116
19851,122,840
19861,139,841
19871,157,099
19881,174,643
19891,181,040
19901,174,524
19911,168,044
19921,161,591
19931,155,191
19941,148,818
19951,142,480
19961,136,168
19971,129,908
19981,123,674
19991,117,475
20001,111,301
20011,105,179
20021,100,296
20031,095,897
20041,091,510
20051,087,153
20061,082,807
20071,078,479
20081,074,162
20091,069,873
20101,065,597
20111,061,337
20121,062,281
20131,065,265
20141,068,261
20151,071,265
20161,074,282
20171,077,299
20181,080,324
20191,083,323
20201,086,275
20211,089,181
20221,092,028
20231,094,813
20241,097,542
20251,100,237
20261,102,915
20271,105,596
20281,108,305
20291,111,072
20301,113,926
20311,116,887
20321,119,962
20331,123,177
20341,126,551
20351,130,102

Yerevan Population 2022

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
1950341,4320.00%
1951357,7994.79%16,367
1952374,9744.80%17,175
1953392,9234.79%17,949
1954411,7574.79%18,834
1955431,4944.79%19,737
1956452,2074.80%20,713
1957473,8534.79%21,646
1958496,5664.79%22,713
1959518,0874.33%21,521
1960537,7593.80%19,672
1961558,1203.79%20,361
1962579,2823.79%21,162
1963601,2473.79%21,965
1964624,0763.80%22,829
1965647,7063.79%23,630
1966672,2653.79%24,559
1967697,7553.79%25,490
1968724,2483.80%26,493
1969751,6713.79%27,423
1970778,1583.52%26,487
1971803,1123.21%24,954
1972828,9043.21%25,792
1973855,4483.20%26,544
1974882,8823.21%27,434
1975911,1953.21%28,313
1976940,4573.21%29,262
1977970,5753.20%30,118
19781,001,7003.21%31,125
19791,026,0302.43%24,330
19801,041,5871.52%15,557
19811,057,3351.51%15,748
19821,073,3441.51%16,009
19831,089,5961.51%16,252
19841,106,1161.52%16,520
19851,122,8401.51%16,724
19861,139,8411.51%17,001
19871,157,0991.51%17,258
19881,174,6431.52%17,544
19891,181,0400.54%6,397
19901,174,524-0.55%-6,516
19911,168,044-0.55%-6,480
19921,161,591-0.55%-6,453
19931,155,191-0.55%-6,400
19941,148,818-0.55%-6,373
19951,142,480-0.55%-6,338
19961,136,168-0.55%-6,312
19971,129,908-0.55%-6,260
19981,123,674-0.55%-6,234
19991,117,475-0.55%-6,199
20001,111,301-0.55%-6,174
20011,105,179-0.55%-6,122
20021,100,296-0.44%-4,883
20031,095,897-0.40%-4,399
20041,091,510-0.40%-4,387
20051,087,153-0.40%-4,357
20061,082,807-0.40%-4,346
20071,078,479-0.40%-4,328
20081,074,162-0.40%-4,317
20091,069,873-0.40%-4,289
20101,065,597-0.40%-4,276
20111,061,337-0.40%-4,260
20121,062,2810.09%944
20131,065,2650.28%2,984
20141,068,2610.28%2,996
20151,071,2650.28%3,004
20161,074,2820.28%3,017
20171,077,2990.28%3,017
20181,080,3240.28%3,025
20191,083,3230.28%2,999
20201,086,2750.27%2,952
20211,089,1810.27%2,906
20221,092,0280.26%2,847
20231,094,8130.26%2,785
20241,097,5420.25%2,729
20251,100,2370.25%2,695
20261,102,9150.24%2,678
20271,105,5960.24%2,681
20281,108,3050.25%2,709
20291,111,0720.25%2,767
20301,113,9260.26%2,854
20311,116,8870.27%2,961
20321,119,9620.28%3,075
20331,123,1770.29%3,215
20341,126,5510.30%3,374
20351,130,1020.32%3,551

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