Essen, Germany 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 Essen, Germany metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Essen in 2020 is 582,000, a 0.17% decline from 2019.
  • The population of Essen in 2019 was 583,000, a 0.17% decline from 2018.
  • The population of Essen in 2018 was 584,000, a 0.17% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Essen in 2017 was 583,000, a 0% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Germany
City Name Population
Berlin 3,562,000
Hamburg 1,790,000
Munich 1,538,000
Cologne 1,119,000
Frankfurt am Main 777,000
Stuttgart 633,000
Duesseldorf 632,000
Leipzig 591,000
Dortmund 590,000
Essen 582,000
Dresden 575,000
Bremen 565,000
Hannover 537,000
Duisburg 515,000
Nurenberg 512,000
Bochum 376,000
Wuppertal 349,000
Bielefeld 334,000
Mannheim 332,000
Westfalen 330,000
Bonn 320,000
Karlsruhe 318,000
Essen - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 582,000 -0.17%
2019 583,000 -0.17%
2018 584,000 0.17%
2017 583,000 0.00%
2016 583,000 0.17%
2015 582,000 0.00%
2014 582,000 0.00%
2013 582,000 0.17%
2012 581,000 0.00%
2011 581,000 0.17%
2010 580,000 0.00%
2009 580,000 -0.17%
2008 581,000 -0.34%
2007 583,000 -0.17%
2006 584,000 -0.51%
2005 587,000 -0.34%
2004 589,000 0.34%
2003 587,000 -0.34%
2002 589,000 -0.84%
2001 594,000 -0.50%
2000 597,000 -0.67%
1999 601,000 -0.83%
1998 606,000 -0.66%
1997 610,000 -0.49%
1996 613,000 -0.49%
1995 616,000 -0.65%
1994 620,000 -0.80%
1993 625,000 -0.32%
1992 627,000 0.00%
1991 627,000 0.16%
1990 626,000 0.48%
1989 623,000 1.14%
1988 616,000 -1.12%
1987 623,000 0.81%
1986 618,000 -0.80%
1985 623,000 -0.95%
1984 629,000 -0.94%
1983 635,000 -0.94%
1982 641,000 -0.77%
1981 646,000 -0.62%
1980 650,000 -0.76%
1979 655,000 -0.61%
1978 659,000 -0.75%
1977 664,000 -0.75%
1976 669,000 -0.74%
1975 674,000 -0.59%
1974 678,000 -0.73%
1973 683,000 -0.73%
1972 688,000 -0.72%
1971 693,000 -0.72%
1970 698,000 -0.57%
1969 702,000 -0.57%
1968 706,000 -0.42%
1967 709,000 -0.56%
1966 713,000 -0.56%
1965 717,000 -0.55%
1964 721,000 -0.41%
1963 724,000 -0.55%
1962 728,000 -0.55%
1961 732,000 1.53%
1960 721,000 1.69%
1959 709,000 1.72%
1958 697,000 1.75%
1957 685,000 1.63%
1956 674,000 1.81%
1955 662,000 1.69%
1954 651,000 1.72%
1953 640,000 1.59%
1952 630,000 1.78%
1951 619,000 1.14%
1950 612,000 0.00%