Vancouver, 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 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%