Halifax, Canada 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 Halifax, Canada metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Halifax in 2020 is 413,000, a 0.49% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Halifax in 2019 was 411,000, a 0.49% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Halifax in 2018 was 409,000, a 0.74% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Halifax in 2017 was 406,000, a 0.5% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Canada
City Name Population
Toronto 6,197,000
Montreal 4,221,000
Vancouver 2,581,000
Calgary 1,547,000
Edmonton 1,461,000
Ottawa-Gatineau 1,393,000
Quebec 826,000
Winnipeg 817,000
Hamilton 767,000
Kitchener-Cambrigde-Waterloo 562,000
London 508,000
St. Catharines-Niagara 416,000
Halifax 413,000
Oshawa 398,000
Victoria 386,000
Windsor 336,000
Saskatoon 325,000
Halifax - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 413,000 0.49%
2019 411,000 0.49%
2018 409,000 0.74%
2017 406,000 0.50%
2016 404,000 0.75%
2015 401,000 0.75%
2014 398,000 0.51%
2013 396,000 0.76%
2012 393,000 0.51%
2011 391,000 1.03%
2010 387,000 0.78%
2009 384,000 1.05%
2008 380,000 0.80%
2007 377,000 1.07%
2006 373,000 0.81%
2005 370,000 0.54%
2004 368,000 0.82%
2003 365,000 0.83%
2002 362,000 0.56%
2001 360,000 1.12%
2000 356,000 0.85%
1999 353,000 0.86%
1998 350,000 0.86%
1997 347,000 1.17%
1996 343,000 1.18%
1995 339,000 1.50%
1994 334,000 1.21%
1993 330,000 1.54%
1992 325,000 1.25%
1991 321,000 1.58%
1990 316,000 1.61%
1989 311,000 1.63%
1988 306,000 1.66%
1987 301,000 1.69%
1986 296,000 1.02%
1985 293,000 1.03%
1984 290,000 1.05%
1983 287,000 1.06%
1982 284,000 1.07%
1981 281,000 1.08%
1980 278,000 0.72%
1979 276,000 1.10%
1978 273,000 0.74%
1977 271,000 1.12%
1976 268,000 3.47%
1975 259,000 3.60%
1974 250,000 3.73%
1973 241,000 3.88%
1972 232,000 4.04%
1971 223,000 2.29%
1970 218,000 2.35%
1969 213,000 2.40%
1968 208,000 2.46%
1967 203,000 2.01%
1966 199,000 2.05%
1965 195,000 1.04%
1964 193,000 1.58%
1963 190,000 1.60%
1962 187,000 1.63%
1961 184,000 2.79%
1960 179,000 3.47%
1959 173,000 2.98%
1958 168,000 3.70%
1957 162,000 3.18%
1956 157,000 3.29%
1955 152,000 2.70%
1954 148,000 3.50%
1953 143,000 2.88%
1952 139,000 3.73%
1951 134,000 3.08%
1950 130,000 0.00%