Vancouver, Canada Metro Area Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Vancouver, Canada metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Vancouver in 2020 is 2,581,000, a 0.98% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Vancouver in 2019 was 2,556,000, a 0.99% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Vancouver in 2018 was 2,531,000, a 1.28% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Vancouver in 2017 was 2,499,000, a 1.26% 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
Vancouver - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 2,581,000 0.98%
2019 2,556,000 0.99%
2018 2,531,000 1.28%
2017 2,499,000 1.26%
2016 2,468,000 1.27%
2015 2,437,000 1.25%
2014 2,407,000 1.30%
2013 2,376,000 1.24%
2012 2,347,000 1.29%
2011 2,317,000 1.71%
2010 2,278,000 1.79%
2009 2,238,000 1.82%
2008 2,198,000 1.76%
2007 2,160,000 1.84%
2006 2,121,000 1.34%
2005 2,093,000 1.26%
2004 2,067,000 1.27%
2003 2,041,000 1.29%
2002 2,015,000 1.26%
2001 1,990,000 1.58%
2000 1,959,000 1.66%
1999 1,927,000 1.64%
1998 1,896,000 1.61%
1997 1,866,000 1.63%
1996 1,836,000 2.63%
1995 1,789,000 2.76%
1994 1,741,000 2.71%
1993 1,695,000 2.73%
1992 1,650,000 2.74%
1991 1,606,000 3.01%
1990 1,559,000 3.04%
1989 1,513,000 3.00%
1988 1,469,000 3.02%
1987 1,426,000 3.03%
1986 1,384,000 1.84%
1985 1,359,000 1.72%
1984 1,336,000 1.75%
1983 1,313,000 1.78%
1982 1,290,000 1.74%
1981 1,268,000 1.68%
1980 1,247,000 1.63%
1979 1,227,000 1.66%
1978 1,207,000 1.68%
1977 1,187,000 1.63%
1976 1,168,000 1.57%
1975 1,150,000 1.50%
1974 1,133,000 1.43%
1973 1,117,000 1.55%
1972 1,100,000 1.48%
1971 1,084,000 3.73%
1970 1,045,000 3.98%
1969 1,005,000 3.93%
1968 967,000 3.98%
1967 930,000 3.91%
1966 895,000 7.06%
1965 836,000 7.32%
1964 779,000 7.30%
1963 726,000 7.40%
1962 676,000 7.30%
1961 630,000 1.61%
1960 620,000 0.98%
1959 614,000 1.15%
1958 607,000 1.17%
1957 600,000 1.01%
1956 594,000 1.02%
1955 588,000 1.20%
1954 581,000 1.04%
1953 575,000 1.05%
1952 569,000 1.25%
1951 562,000 1.08%
1950 556,000 0.00%