Lyon, France Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Lyon, France metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Lyon in 2021 is 1,734,000, a 0.87% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Lyon in 2020 was 1,719,000, a 0.82% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Lyon in 2019 was 1,705,000, a 0.89% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Lyon in 2018 was 1,690,000, a 0.9% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in France
City Name Population
Paris 11,079,000
Lyon 1,734,000
Marseille-Aix-en-Provence 1,614,000
Lille 1,068,000
Toulouse 1,037,000
Bordeaux 980,000
Nice-Cannes 943,000
Nantes 685,000
Toulon 581,000
Grenoble 531,000
Douai-Lens 501,000
Strasbourg 478,000
Avignon 472,000
Rouen 471,000
Montpellier 468,000
Saint-Etienne 376,000
Tours 362,000
Bethune 359,000
Rennes 358,000
Valenciennes 339,000
Lyon - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 1,734,000 0.87%
2020 1,719,000 0.82%
2019 1,705,000 0.89%
2018 1,690,000 0.90%
2017 1,675,000 0.84%
2016 1,661,000 0.85%
2015 1,647,000 0.92%
2014 1,632,000 0.87%
2013 1,618,000 0.87%
2012 1,604,000 0.88%
2011 1,590,000 0.82%
2010 1,577,000 0.90%
2009 1,563,000 0.84%
2008 1,550,000 0.91%
2007 1,536,000 0.85%
2006 1,523,000 0.86%
2005 1,510,000 0.87%
2004 1,497,000 0.88%
2003 1,484,000 0.88%
2002 1,471,000 0.89%
2001 1,458,000 0.83%
2000 1,446,000 0.91%
1999 1,433,000 0.63%
1998 1,424,000 0.49%
1997 1,417,000 0.43%
1996 1,411,000 0.50%
1995 1,404,000 0.50%
1994 1,397,000 0.50%
1993 1,390,000 0.43%
1992 1,384,000 0.51%
1991 1,377,000 0.51%
1990 1,370,000 0.51%
1989 1,363,000 0.52%
1988 1,356,000 0.44%
1987 1,350,000 0.52%
1986 1,343,000 0.52%
1985 1,336,000 0.53%
1984 1,329,000 0.53%
1983 1,322,000 0.53%
1982 1,315,000 1.23%
1981 1,299,000 1.64%
1980 1,278,000 1.67%
1979 1,257,000 1.62%
1978 1,237,000 1.64%
1977 1,217,000 1.67%
1976 1,197,000 1.61%
1975 1,178,000 1.29%
1974 1,163,000 1.04%
1973 1,151,000 1.05%
1972 1,139,000 1.06%
1971 1,127,000 0.99%
1970 1,116,000 1.09%
1969 1,104,000 1.01%
1968 1,093,000 1.86%
1967 1,073,000 2.19%
1966 1,050,000 2.24%
1965 1,027,000 2.19%
1964 1,005,000 2.24%
1963 983,000 2.18%
1962 962,000 3.00%
1961 934,000 3.32%
1960 904,000 3.31%
1959 875,000 3.31%
1958 847,000 3.29%
1957 820,000 3.27%
1956 794,000 3.39%
1955 768,000 3.23%
1954 744,000 0.81%
1953 738,000 0.27%
1952 736,000 0.27%
1951 734,000 0.41%
1950 731,000 0.00%