Lyon, France Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Lyon, France metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Lyon in 2020 is 1,719,000, a 0.82% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Lyon in 2019 was 1,705,000, a 0.89% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Lyon in 2018 was 1,690,000, a 0.9% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Lyon in 2017 was 1,675,000, a 0.84% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in France
City Name Population
Paris 11,017,000
Lyon 1,719,000
Marseille-Aix-en-Provence 1,608,000
Lille 1,063,000
Toulouse 1,024,000
Bordeaux 969,000
Nice-Cannes 942,000
Nantes 678,000
Toulon 579,000
Grenoble 528,000
Douai-Lens 501,000
Strasbourg 475,000
Avignon 470,000
Rouen 470,000
Montpellier 462,000
Saint-Etienne 375,000
Tours 360,000
Bethune 358,000
Rennes 354,000
Valenciennes 338,000
Lyon - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%