Athens, Greece 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 Athens, Greece metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Athens in 2020 is 3,153,000, a 0.03% decline from 2019.
  • The population of Athens in 2019 was 3,154,000, a 0.06% decline from 2018.
  • The population of Athens in 2018 was 3,156,000, a 0.03% decline from 2017.
  • The population of Athens in 2017 was 3,157,000, a 0.06% decline from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Greece
City Name Population
Athens 3,153,000
Thessaloniki 812,000
Athens - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 3,153,000 -0.03%
2019 3,154,000 -0.06%
2018 3,156,000 -0.03%
2017 3,157,000 -0.06%
2016 3,159,000 -0.06%
2015 3,161,000 -0.06%
2014 3,163,000 -0.06%
2013 3,165,000 -0.06%
2012 3,167,000 -0.06%
2011 3,169,000 -0.03%
2010 3,170,000 -0.06%
2009 3,172,000 -0.06%
2008 3,174,000 -0.06%
2007 3,176,000 -0.06%
2006 3,178,000 -0.06%
2005 3,180,000 -0.06%
2004 3,182,000 -0.03%
2003 3,183,000 -0.06%
2002 3,185,000 -0.06%
2001 3,187,000 0.25%
2000 3,179,000 0.35%
1999 3,168,000 0.38%
1998 3,156,000 0.35%
1997 3,145,000 0.38%
1996 3,133,000 0.35%
1995 3,122,000 0.39%
1994 3,110,000 0.35%
1993 3,099,000 0.36%
1992 3,088,000 0.39%
1991 3,076,000 0.20%
1990 3,070,000 0.16%
1989 3,065,000 0.16%
1988 3,060,000 0.13%
1987 3,056,000 0.16%
1986 3,051,000 0.13%
1985 3,047,000 0.16%
1984 3,042,000 0.13%
1983 3,038,000 0.16%
1982 3,033,000 0.17%
1981 3,028,000 1.37%
1980 2,987,000 1.74%
1979 2,936,000 1.77%
1978 2,885,000 1.76%
1977 2,835,000 1.76%
1976 2,786,000 1.75%
1975 2,738,000 1.75%
1974 2,691,000 1.78%
1973 2,644,000 1.77%
1972 2,598,000 1.72%
1971 2,554,000 2.78%
1970 2,485,000 3.24%
1969 2,407,000 3.22%
1968 2,332,000 3.19%
1967 2,260,000 3.24%
1966 2,189,000 3.21%
1965 2,121,000 3.21%
1964 2,055,000 3.21%
1963 1,991,000 3.21%
1962 1,929,000 3.21%
1961 1,869,000 3.03%
1960 1,814,000 3.01%
1959 1,761,000 3.04%
1958 1,709,000 3.01%
1957 1,659,000 3.04%
1956 1,610,000 3.01%
1955 1,563,000 3.03%
1954 1,517,000 2.99%
1953 1,473,000 3.01%
1952 1,430,000 3.03%
1951 1,388,000 3.04%
1950 1,347,000 0.00%