Cologne, Germany Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Cologne, Germany metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Cologne in 2021 is 1,129,000, a 0.89% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Cologne in 2020 was 1,119,000, a 0.99% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Cologne in 2019 was 1,108,000, a 1.09% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Cologne in 2018 was 1,096,000, a 1.29% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Germany
City Name Population
Berlin 3,567,000
Hamburg 1,789,000
Munich 1,553,000
Cologne 1,129,000
Frankfurt am Main 785,000
Duesseldorf 635,000
Stuttgart 634,000
Leipzig 596,000
Dortmund 590,000
Essen 582,000
Dresden 581,000
Bremen 566,000
Hannover 537,000
Duisburg 519,000
Nurenberg 512,000
Bochum 378,000
Wuppertal 349,000
Mannheim 336,000
Bielefeld 334,000
Westfalen 333,000
Bonn 320,000
Karlsruhe 320,000
Cologne - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 1,129,000 0.89%
2020 1,119,000 0.99%
2019 1,108,000 1.09%
2018 1,096,000 1.29%
2017 1,082,000 1.31%
2016 1,068,000 1.33%
2015 1,054,000 1.15%
2014 1,042,000 0.97%
2013 1,032,000 0.98%
2012 1,022,000 0.79%
2011 1,014,000 0.50%
2010 1,009,000 0.60%
2009 1,003,000 0.60%
2008 997,000 0.50%
2007 992,000 0.61%
2006 986,000 1.02%
2005 976,000 0.83%
2004 968,000 0.10%
2003 967,000 -0.10%
2002 968,000 0.31%
2001 965,000 0.21%
2000 963,000 0.00%
1999 963,000 0.00%
1998 963,000 -0.10%
1997 964,000 -0.10%
1996 965,000 0.00%
1995 965,000 0.21%
1994 963,000 0.10%
1993 962,000 0.31%
1992 959,000 0.42%
1991 955,000 0.53%
1990 950,000 0.85%
1989 942,000 1.51%
1988 928,000 0.00%
1987 928,000 1.42%
1986 915,000 -0.44%
1985 919,000 -1.29%
1984 931,000 -2.10%
1983 951,000 -1.65%
1982 967,000 -0.72%
1981 974,000 0.41%
1980 970,000 1.36%
1979 957,000 1.27%
1978 945,000 1.39%
1977 932,000 1.30%
1976 920,000 1.32%
1975 908,000 1.34%
1974 896,000 1.36%
1973 884,000 1.38%
1972 872,000 1.28%
1971 861,000 1.41%
1970 849,000 0.59%
1969 844,000 0.48%
1968 840,000 0.60%
1967 835,000 0.48%
1966 831,000 0.48%
1965 827,000 0.61%
1964 822,000 0.49%
1963 818,000 0.49%
1962 814,000 0.49%
1961 810,000 2.79%
1960 788,000 2.87%
1959 766,000 2.96%
1958 744,000 2.90%
1957 723,000 2.84%
1956 703,000 2.93%
1955 683,000 3.02%
1954 663,000 2.79%
1953 645,000 3.04%
1952 626,000 2.79%
1951 609,000 1.84%
1950 598,000 0.00%