Gent, Belgium Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Gent, Belgium metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Gent in 2020 is 466,000, a 0.65% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Gent in 2019 was 463,000, a 0.65% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Gent in 2018 was 460,000, a 0.66% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Gent in 2017 was 457,000, a 0.66% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Belgium
City Name Population
Bruxelles-Brussel 2,081,000
Antwerpen 1,042,000
Liege 678,000
Gent 466,000
Charleroi 413,000
Gent - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 466,000 0.65%
2019 463,000 0.65%
2018 460,000 0.66%
2017 457,000 0.66%
2016 454,000 0.67%
2015 451,000 0.89%
2014 447,000 0.68%
2013 444,000 0.68%
2012 441,000 0.68%
2011 438,000 0.69%
2010 435,000 0.69%
2009 432,000 0.70%
2008 429,000 0.70%
2007 426,000 0.71%
2006 423,000 0.71%
2005 420,000 0.72%
2004 417,000 0.72%
2003 414,000 0.49%
2002 412,000 0.73%
2001 409,000 0.74%
2000 406,000 0.74%
1999 403,000 0.75%
1998 400,000 0.76%
1997 397,000 0.51%
1996 395,000 0.77%
1995 392,000 0.51%
1994 390,000 0.26%
1993 389,000 0.26%
1992 388,000 0.52%
1991 386,000 0.26%
1990 385,000 0.52%
1989 383,000 0.26%
1988 382,000 0.53%
1987 380,000 0.26%
1986 379,000 0.53%
1985 377,000 0.27%
1984 376,000 0.53%
1983 374,000 0.27%
1982 373,000 0.27%
1981 372,000 0.54%
1980 370,000 0.27%
1979 369,000 0.27%
1978 368,000 0.55%
1977 366,000 0.27%
1976 365,000 0.27%
1975 364,000 0.55%
1974 362,000 0.28%
1973 361,000 0.28%
1972 360,000 0.28%
1971 359,000 0.28%
1970 358,000 -0.28%
1969 359,000 -0.28%
1968 360,000 0.00%
1967 360,000 -0.28%
1966 361,000 -0.28%
1965 362,000 0.00%
1964 362,000 -0.28%
1963 363,000 -0.27%
1962 364,000 0.00%
1961 364,000 0.00%
1960 364,000 0.00%
1959 364,000 0.00%
1958 364,000 0.28%
1957 363,000 0.00%
1956 363,000 0.00%
1955 363,000 0.00%
1954 363,000 0.00%
1953 363,000 0.28%
1952 362,000 0.00%
1951 362,000 0.00%
1950 362,000 0.00%