Sofia, Bulgaria 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 Sofia, Bulgaria metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Sofia in 2020 is 1,281,000, a 0.31% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Sofia in 2019 was 1,277,000, a 0.39% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Sofia in 2018 was 1,272,000, a 0.39% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Sofia in 2017 was 1,267,000, a 0.48% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Bulgaria
City Name Population
Sofia 1,281,000
Plovdiv 347,000
Varna 335,000
Sofia - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 1,281,000 0.31%
2019 1,277,000 0.39%
2018 1,272,000 0.39%
2017 1,267,000 0.48%
2016 1,261,000 0.40%
2015 1,256,000 0.48%
2014 1,250,000 0.40%
2013 1,245,000 0.65%
2012 1,237,000 0.90%
2011 1,226,000 0.82%
2010 1,216,000 0.83%
2009 1,206,000 0.84%
2008 1,196,000 0.93%
2007 1,185,000 0.59%
2006 1,178,000 0.77%
2005 1,169,000 1.04%
2004 1,157,000 0.96%
2003 1,146,000 1.15%
2002 1,133,000 1.16%
2001 1,120,000 -0.71%
2000 1,128,000 -0.70%
1999 1,136,000 -0.70%
1998 1,144,000 -0.69%
1997 1,152,000 -0.69%
1996 1,160,000 -0.68%
1995 1,168,000 -0.76%
1994 1,177,000 -0.68%
1993 1,185,000 -0.42%
1992 1,190,000 0.00%
1991 1,190,000 -0.08%
1990 1,191,000 0.00%
1989 1,191,000 -0.08%
1988 1,192,000 0.00%
1987 1,192,000 -0.08%
1986 1,193,000 1.02%
1985 1,181,000 1.90%
1984 1,159,000 1.93%
1983 1,137,000 1.88%
1982 1,116,000 1.92%
1981 1,095,000 1.96%
1980 1,074,000 1.90%
1979 1,054,000 1.93%
1978 1,034,000 1.87%
1977 1,015,000 1.91%
1976 996,000 1.94%
1975 977,000 1.88%
1974 959,000 1.91%
1973 941,000 1.95%
1972 923,000 1.99%
1971 905,000 1.91%
1970 888,000 1.83%
1969 872,000 1.99%
1968 855,000 1.91%
1967 839,000 1.94%
1966 823,000 2.11%
1965 806,000 2.68%
1964 785,000 2.61%
1963 765,000 2.55%
1962 746,000 2.61%
1961 727,000 2.68%
1960 708,000 2.61%
1959 690,000 2.68%
1958 672,000 2.60%
1957 655,000 2.83%
1956 637,000 3.41%
1955 616,000 3.36%
1954 596,000 3.47%
1953 576,000 3.23%
1952 558,000 3.33%
1951 540,000 3.45%
1950 522,000 0.00%