Sofia, Bulgaria Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Sofia, Bulgaria metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Sofia in 2021 is 1,284,000, a 0.23% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Sofia in 2020 was 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.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Bulgaria
City Name Population
Sofia 1,284,000
Plovdiv 347,000
Varna 335,000
Sofia - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 1,284,000 0.23%
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%