Lyon, France Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Lyon, France metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Lyon in 2019 is 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.
  • The population of Lyon in 2016 was 1,661,000, a 0.85% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in France
City Name Population
Paris 10,958,000
Lyon 1,705,000
Marseille-Aix-en-Provence 1,603,000
Lille 1,058,000
Toulouse 1,011,000
Bordeaux 957,000
Nice-Cannes 942,000
Nantes 670,000
Toulon 577,000
Grenoble 525,000
Douai-Lens 501,000
Strasbourg 473,000
Rouen 469,000
Avignon 467,000
Montpellier 456,000
Saint-Etienne 374,000
Tours 359,000
Bethune 357,000
Rennes 350,000
Valenciennes 338,000
Lyon - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%