Montreal, 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 Montreal, Canada metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Montreal in 2020 is 4,221,000, a 0.6% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Montreal in 2019 was 4,196,000, a 0.58% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Montreal in 2018 was 4,172,000, a 0.82% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Montreal in 2017 was 4,138,000, a 0.83% 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
Montreal - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 4,221,000 0.60%
2019 4,196,000 0.58%
2018 4,172,000 0.82%
2017 4,138,000 0.83%
2016 4,104,000 0.84%
2015 4,070,000 0.82%
2014 4,037,000 0.82%
2013 4,004,000 0.83%
2012 3,971,000 0.81%
2011 3,939,000 1.08%
2010 3,897,000 1.12%
2009 3,854,000 1.10%
2008 3,812,000 1.11%
2007 3,770,000 1.13%
2006 3,728,000 1.47%
2005 3,674,000 1.52%
2004 3,619,000 1.54%
2003 3,564,000 1.51%
2002 3,511,000 1.53%
2001 3,458,000 0.85%
2000 3,429,000 0.73%
1999 3,404,000 0.74%
1998 3,379,000 0.75%
1997 3,354,000 0.72%
1996 3,330,000 0.76%
1995 3,305,000 0.70%
1994 3,282,000 0.74%
1993 3,258,000 0.74%
1992 3,234,000 0.72%
1991 3,211,000 1.81%
1990 3,154,000 1.91%
1989 3,095,000 1.88%
1988 3,038,000 1.91%
1987 2,981,000 1.88%
1986 2,926,000 0.76%
1985 2,904,000 0.66%
1984 2,885,000 0.63%
1983 2,867,000 0.67%
1982 2,848,000 0.64%
1981 2,830,000 0.21%
1980 2,824,000 0.21%
1979 2,818,000 0.18%
1978 2,813,000 0.18%
1977 2,808,000 0.18%
1976 2,803,000 0.43%
1975 2,791,000 0.40%
1974 2,780,000 0.43%
1973 2,768,000 0.44%
1972 2,756,000 0.44%
1971 2,744,000 2.24%
1970 2,684,000 2.40%
1969 2,621,000 2.38%
1968 2,560,000 2.40%
1967 2,500,000 2.38%
1966 2,442,000 2.91%
1965 2,373,000 2.91%
1964 2,306,000 2.95%
1963 2,240,000 2.94%
1962 2,176,000 2.88%
1961 2,115,000 4.14%
1960 2,031,000 4.21%
1959 1,949,000 4.22%
1958 1,870,000 4.24%
1957 1,794,000 4.18%
1956 1,722,000 4.24%
1955 1,652,000 4.23%
1954 1,585,000 4.21%
1953 1,521,000 4.25%
1952 1,459,000 4.21%
1951 1,400,000 4.24%
1950 1,343,000 0.00%