Ahvaz, Iran Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Ahvaz, Iran metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Ahvaz in 2021 is 1,261,000, a 1.37% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Ahvaz in 2020 was 1,244,000, a 1.3% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Ahvaz in 2019 was 1,228,000, a 1.32% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Ahvaz in 2018 was 1,212,000, a 1.25% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Iran
City Name Population
Tehran 9,259,000
Mashhad 3,264,000
Esfahan 2,177,000
Shiraz 1,675,000
Tabriz 1,627,000
Karaj 1,582,000
Qom 1,311,000
Ahvaz 1,261,000
Kermanshah 1,047,000
Orumiyeh 808,000
Rasht 722,000
Bandar Abbas 627,000
Zahedan 617,000
Hamadan 585,000
Ardabil 578,000
Yazd 575,000
Arak 559,000
Kerman 544,000
Eslamshahr 511,000
Zanjan 477,000
Sanandaj 453,000
Qazvin 425,000
Khorramabad 400,000
Shahriyar 378,000
Gorgan 373,000
Qods 337,000
Kashan 335,000
Sari 324,000
Ahvaz - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 1,261,000 1.37%
2020 1,244,000 1.30%
2019 1,228,000 1.32%
2018 1,212,000 1.25%
2017 1,197,000 1.35%
2016 1,181,000 1.29%
2015 1,166,000 1.30%
2014 1,151,000 1.32%
2013 1,136,000 1.25%
2012 1,122,000 1.63%
2011 1,104,000 2.51%
2010 1,077,000 2.47%
2009 1,051,000 2.44%
2008 1,026,000 2.40%
2007 1,002,000 2.35%
2006 979,000 1.98%
2005 960,000 2.02%
2004 941,000 2.06%
2003 922,000 1.99%
2002 904,000 2.03%
2001 886,000 2.07%
2000 868,000 2.00%
1999 851,000 2.04%
1998 834,000 2.08%
1997 817,000 2.00%
1996 801,000 2.17%
1995 784,000 2.08%
1994 768,000 2.13%
1993 752,000 2.17%
1992 736,000 2.65%
1991 717,000 4.67%
1990 685,000 4.42%
1989 656,000 4.63%
1988 627,000 4.50%
1987 600,000 4.71%
1986 573,000 5.91%
1985 541,000 5.66%
1984 512,000 5.79%
1983 484,000 5.68%
1982 458,000 5.77%
1981 433,000 5.61%
1980 410,000 5.94%
1979 387,000 5.74%
1978 366,000 5.78%
1977 346,000 5.17%
1976 329,000 5.11%
1975 313,000 5.03%
1974 298,000 4.93%
1973 284,000 4.80%
1972 271,000 5.04%
1971 258,000 4.88%
1970 246,000 5.13%
1969 234,000 4.93%
1968 223,000 4.69%
1967 213,000 5.45%
1966 202,000 5.21%
1965 192,000 5.49%
1964 182,000 5.81%
1963 172,000 5.52%
1962 163,000 5.84%
1961 154,000 5.48%
1960 146,000 5.04%
1959 139,000 6.11%
1958 131,000 5.65%
1957 124,000 5.08%
1956 118,000 5.36%
1955 112,000 5.66%
1954 106,000 6.00%
1953 100,000 5.26%
1952 95,000 5.56%
1951 90,000 5.88%
1950 85,000 0.00%