Esfahan, Iran Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Esfahan, Iran metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Esfahan in 2021 is 2,177,000, a 2.11% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Esfahan in 2020 was 2,132,000, a 2.21% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Esfahan in 2019 was 2,086,000, a 2.2% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Esfahan in 2018 was 2,041,000, a 2.31% 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
Esfahan - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 2,177,000 2.11%
2020 2,132,000 2.21%
2019 2,086,000 2.20%
2018 2,041,000 2.31%
2017 1,995,000 2.26%
2016 1,951,000 2.25%
2015 1,908,000 2.31%
2014 1,865,000 2.25%
2013 1,824,000 2.30%
2012 1,783,000 2.12%
2011 1,746,000 1.87%
2010 1,714,000 1.84%
2009 1,683,000 1.88%
2008 1,652,000 1.85%
2007 1,622,000 2.01%
2006 1,590,000 2.38%
2005 1,553,000 2.37%
2004 1,517,000 2.36%
2003 1,482,000 2.35%
2002 1,448,000 2.33%
2001 1,415,000 2.39%
2000 1,382,000 2.37%
1999 1,350,000 2.35%
1998 1,319,000 2.41%
1997 1,288,000 2.30%
1996 1,259,000 2.36%
1995 1,230,000 2.41%
1994 1,201,000 2.30%
1993 1,174,000 2.35%
1992 1,147,000 2.41%
1991 1,120,000 2.75%
1990 1,090,000 2.64%
1989 1,062,000 2.71%
1988 1,034,000 2.68%
1987 1,007,000 2.97%
1986 978,000 4.15%
1985 939,000 4.10%
1984 902,000 4.16%
1983 866,000 4.21%
1982 831,000 4.14%
1981 798,000 4.04%
1980 767,000 4.21%
1979 736,000 4.10%
1978 707,000 4.12%
1977 679,000 4.30%
1976 651,000 4.49%
1975 623,000 4.71%
1974 595,000 4.39%
1973 570,000 4.59%
1972 545,000 4.61%
1971 521,000 4.62%
1970 498,000 4.40%
1969 477,000 4.61%
1968 456,000 4.59%
1967 436,000 4.81%
1966 416,000 5.32%
1965 395,000 5.05%
1964 376,000 5.32%
1963 357,000 5.31%
1962 339,000 5.28%
1961 322,000 5.23%
1960 306,000 5.15%
1959 291,000 5.43%
1958 276,000 4.94%
1957 263,000 5.20%
1956 250,000 5.49%
1955 237,000 5.33%
1954 225,000 5.14%
1953 214,000 5.42%
1952 203,000 5.18%
1951 193,000 4.89%
1950 184,000 0.00%