Esfahan, Iran Metro Area Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Esfahan, Iran metro area from 1950 to 2022. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Esfahan in 2022 is 2,219,000, a 1.93% increase from 2021.
  • The metro area population of Esfahan in 2021 was 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.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Iran
City Name Population
Tehran 9,382,000
Mashhad 3,318,000
Esfahan 2,219,000
Shiraz 1,699,000
Tabriz 1,644,000
Karaj 1,587,000
Qom 1,333,000
Ahvaz 1,278,000
Kermanshah 1,066,000
Orumiyeh 823,000
Rasht 731,000
Bandar Abbas 646,000
Zahedan 623,000
Hamadan 592,000
Ardabil 588,000
Yazd 584,000
Arak 567,000
Kerman 547,000
Eslamshahr 523,000
Zanjan 486,000
Sanandaj 461,000
Qazvin 430,000
Khorramabad 405,000
Shahriyar 390,000
Gorgan 378,000
Qods 342,000
Kashan 341,000
Sari 328,000
Esfahan - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 2,219,000 1.93%
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%