Hiroshima, Japan Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Hiroshima, Japan metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Hiroshima in 2019 is 2,089,000, a 0.29% decline from 2018.
  • The population of Hiroshima in 2018 was 2,095,000, a 0.05% decline from 2017.
  • The population of Hiroshima in 2017 was 2,096,000, a 0% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Hiroshima in 2016 was 2,096,000, a 0.05% decline from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Japan
City Name Population
Tokyo 37,435,000
Osaka 19,223,000
Nagoya 9,532,000
Kitakyushu-Fukuoka 5,540,000
Shizuoka-Hamamatsu 2,912,000
Sapporo 2,668,000
Sendai 2,318,000
Hiroshima 2,089,000
Niigata 807,000
Kumamoto 744,000
Okayama 725,000
Kagoshima 594,000
Utsunomiya 522,000
Matsuyama 512,000
Oita 480,000
Kurashiki 477,000
Kanazawa 467,000
Fukuyama 466,000
Takamatsu 421,000
Nagasaki 418,000
Toyama 415,000
Miyazaki 400,000
Nagano 374,000
Toyohashi 372,000
Takasaki 370,000
Iwaki 355,000
Asahikawa 333,000
Kochi 332,000
Koriyama 332,000
Maebashi 332,000
Naha 321,000
Akita 309,000
Kurume 305,000
Hiroshima - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 2,089,000 -0.29%
2018 2,095,000 -0.05%
2017 2,096,000 0.00%
2016 2,096,000 -0.05%
2015 2,097,000 0.00%
2014 2,097,000 -0.05%
2013 2,098,000 -0.05%
2012 2,099,000 0.00%
2011 2,099,000 0.05%
2010 2,098,000 0.33%
2009 2,091,000 0.34%
2008 2,084,000 0.34%
2007 2,077,000 0.34%
2006 2,070,000 0.34%
2005 2,063,000 0.19%
2004 2,059,000 0.19%
2003 2,055,000 0.20%
2002 2,051,000 0.20%
2001 2,047,000 0.15%
2000 2,044,000 0.00%
1999 2,044,000 0.05%
1998 2,043,000 0.00%
1997 2,043,000 0.00%
1996 2,043,000 0.15%
1995 2,040,000 0.54%
1994 2,029,000 0.55%
1993 2,018,000 0.50%
1992 2,008,000 0.55%
1991 1,997,000 0.55%
1990 1,986,000 0.71%
1989 1,972,000 0.66%
1988 1,959,000 0.72%
1987 1,945,000 0.67%
1986 1,932,000 0.78%
1985 1,917,000 1.00%
1984 1,898,000 1.06%
1983 1,878,000 1.02%
1982 1,859,000 0.98%
1981 1,841,000 0.88%
1980 1,825,000 0.33%
1979 1,819,000 0.33%
1978 1,813,000 0.33%
1977 1,807,000 0.33%
1976 1,801,000 1.52%
1975 1,774,000 5.16%
1974 1,687,000 5.17%
1973 1,604,000 5.18%
1972 1,525,000 5.17%
1971 1,450,000 5.15%
1970 1,379,000 5.19%
1969 1,311,000 5.13%
1968 1,247,000 5.23%
1967 1,185,000 5.15%
1966 1,127,000 5.13%
1965 1,072,000 5.20%
1964 1,019,000 5.16%
1963 969,000 5.21%
1962 921,000 5.14%
1961 876,000 5.16%
1960 833,000 5.18%
1959 792,000 5.18%
1958 753,000 5.17%
1957 716,000 5.14%
1956 681,000 5.26%
1955 647,000 5.20%
1954 615,000 5.13%
1953 585,000 5.22%
1952 556,000 5.10%
1951 529,000 5.17%
1950 503,000 0.00%