Nantes, 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 Nantes, France metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Nantes in 2020 is 678,000, a 1.19% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Nantes in 2019 was 670,000, a 1.21% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Nantes in 2018 was 662,000, a 1.22% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Nantes in 2017 was 654,000, a 1.24% 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
Nantes - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 678,000 1.19%
2019 670,000 1.21%
2018 662,000 1.22%
2017 654,000 1.24%
2016 646,000 1.25%
2015 638,000 1.27%
2014 630,000 1.29%
2013 622,000 1.30%
2012 614,000 1.15%
2011 607,000 1.34%
2010 599,000 1.18%
2009 592,000 1.20%
2008 585,000 0.86%
2007 580,000 0.69%
2006 576,000 0.70%
2005 572,000 0.88%
2004 567,000 0.71%
2003 563,000 0.72%
2002 559,000 0.72%
2001 555,000 0.91%
2000 550,000 0.73%
1999 546,000 0.92%
1998 541,000 1.12%
1997 535,000 0.94%
1996 530,000 1.15%
1995 524,000 0.96%
1994 519,000 0.97%
1993 514,000 1.18%
1992 508,000 0.99%
1991 503,000 1.00%
1990 498,000 1.01%
1989 493,000 0.82%
1988 489,000 0.82%
1987 485,000 0.83%
1986 481,000 0.63%
1985 478,000 0.84%
1984 474,000 0.85%
1983 470,000 0.86%
1982 466,000 0.43%
1981 464,000 0.43%
1980 462,000 0.22%
1979 461,000 0.44%
1978 459,000 0.44%
1977 457,000 0.22%
1976 456,000 0.44%
1975 454,000 1.11%
1974 449,000 1.58%
1973 442,000 1.61%
1972 435,000 1.64%
1971 428,000 1.66%
1970 421,000 1.69%
1969 414,000 1.47%
1968 408,000 2.00%
1967 400,000 2.04%
1966 392,000 1.82%
1965 385,000 2.12%
1964 377,000 2.17%
1963 369,000 1.93%
1962 362,000 2.55%
1961 353,000 2.92%
1960 343,000 3.00%
1959 333,000 3.10%
1958 323,000 2.87%
1957 314,000 2.95%
1956 305,000 2.69%
1955 297,000 3.13%
1954 288,000 1.05%
1953 285,000 1.06%
1952 282,000 1.08%
1951 279,000 1.09%
1950 276,000 0.00%