Gent, Belgium Metro Area Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
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 metro area population of Gent in 2020 is 466,000, a 0.65% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Gent in 2019 was 463,000, a 0.65% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Gent in 2018 was 460,000, a 0.66% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area 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%