Dresden, 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 Dresden, Germany metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Dresden in 2020 is 575,000, a 1.05% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Dresden in 2019 was 569,000, a 1.07% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Dresden in 2018 was 563,000, a 1.44% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Dresden in 2017 was 555,000, a 1.28% 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
Dresden - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 575,000 1.05%
2019 569,000 1.07%
2018 563,000 1.44%
2017 555,000 1.28%
2016 548,000 1.48%
2015 540,000 0.93%
2014 535,000 0.38%
2013 533,000 0.38%
2012 531,000 0.76%
2011 527,000 1.15%
2010 521,000 0.97%
2009 516,000 1.18%
2008 510,000 0.79%
2007 506,000 1.20%
2006 500,000 1.83%
2005 491,000 1.03%
2004 486,000 0.83%
2003 482,000 0.63%
2002 479,000 0.21%
2001 478,000 0.21%
2000 477,000 2.58%
1999 465,000 1.97%
1998 456,000 -0.87%
1997 460,000 -1.08%
1996 465,000 -1.48%
1995 472,000 -1.05%
1994 477,000 -0.62%
1993 480,000 -0.62%
1992 483,000 -1.02%
1991 488,000 -1.61%
1990 496,000 -2.75%
1989 510,000 -1.92%
1988 520,000 -0.19%
1987 521,000 0.19%
1986 520,000 0.00%
1985 520,000 -0.19%
1984 521,000 -0.19%
1983 522,000 0.58%
1982 519,000 0.39%
1981 517,000 0.19%
1980 516,000 0.19%
1979 515,000 0.00%
1978 515,000 0.19%
1977 514,000 0.19%
1976 513,000 0.20%
1975 512,000 0.00%
1974 512,000 0.20%
1973 511,000 0.20%
1972 510,000 0.00%
1971 510,000 0.20%
1970 509,000 0.20%
1969 508,000 0.20%
1968 507,000 0.00%
1967 507,000 0.20%
1966 506,000 0.20%
1965 505,000 0.20%
1964 504,000 0.00%
1963 504,000 0.20%
1962 503,000 0.20%
1961 502,000 0.20%
1960 501,000 0.00%
1959 501,000 0.20%
1958 500,000 0.20%
1957 499,000 0.00%
1956 499,000 0.20%
1955 498,000 0.20%
1954 497,000 0.20%
1953 496,000 0.00%
1952 496,000 0.20%
1951 495,000 0.20%
1950 494,000 0.00%