Helsinki, Finland 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 Helsinki, Finland metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Helsinki in 2020 is 1,305,000, a 1.01% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Helsinki in 2019 was 1,292,000, a 1.02% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Helsinki in 2018 was 1,279,000, a 1.51% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Helsinki in 2017 was 1,260,000, a 1.53% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Finland
City Name Population
Helsinki 1,305,000
Tampere 342,000
Helsinki - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 1,305,000 1.01%
2019 1,292,000 1.02%
2018 1,279,000 1.51%
2017 1,260,000 1.53%
2016 1,241,000 1.55%
2015 1,222,000 1.50%
2014 1,204,000 1.52%
2013 1,186,000 1.63%
2012 1,167,000 1.83%
2011 1,146,000 1.78%
2010 1,126,000 1.44%
2009 1,110,000 1.09%
2008 1,098,000 1.01%
2007 1,087,000 0.93%
2006 1,077,000 0.94%
2005 1,067,000 0.85%
2004 1,058,000 0.86%
2003 1,049,000 0.87%
2002 1,040,000 0.78%
2001 1,032,000 1.28%
2000 1,019,000 1.60%
1999 1,003,000 1.62%
1998 987,000 1.54%
1997 972,000 1.57%
1996 957,000 1.48%
1995 943,000 1.29%
1994 931,000 1.42%
1993 918,000 1.21%
1992 907,000 1.34%
1991 895,000 2.76%
1990 871,000 4.06%
1989 837,000 3.98%
1988 805,000 4.14%
1987 773,000 4.04%
1986 743,000 2.77%
1985 723,000 1.26%
1984 714,000 1.28%
1983 705,000 1.29%
1982 696,000 1.46%
1981 686,000 1.78%
1980 674,000 3.06%
1979 654,000 2.83%
1978 636,000 3.08%
1977 617,000 3.01%
1976 599,000 2.92%
1975 582,000 3.01%
1974 565,000 2.91%
1973 549,000 3.00%
1972 533,000 2.90%
1971 518,000 2.17%
1970 507,000 1.20%
1969 501,000 1.21%
1968 495,000 1.23%
1967 489,000 1.03%
1966 484,000 1.26%
1965 478,000 1.27%
1964 472,000 1.07%
1963 467,000 1.30%
1962 461,000 1.32%
1961 455,000 1.56%
1960 448,000 2.05%
1959 439,000 2.09%
1958 430,000 1.90%
1957 422,000 2.18%
1956 413,000 1.98%
1955 405,000 2.02%
1954 397,000 2.06%
1953 389,000 2.10%
1952 381,000 2.14%
1951 373,000 1.91%
1950 366,000 0.00%