Lyon, France 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 Lyon, France metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Lyon in 2020 is 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.
  • The metro area 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%