Mashhad, Iran Metro Area Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Mashhad, Iran metro area from 1950 to 2022. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Mashhad in 2022 is 3,318,000, a 1.65% increase from 2021.
  • The metro area population of Mashhad in 2021 was 3,264,000, a 1.75% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Mashhad in 2020 was 3,208,000, a 1.78% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Mashhad in 2019 was 3,152,000, a 1.78% 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
Mashhad - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 3,318,000 1.65%
2021 3,264,000 1.75%
2020 3,208,000 1.78%
2019 3,152,000 1.78%
2018 3,097,000 1.81%
2017 3,042,000 1.77%
2016 2,989,000 1.81%
2015 2,936,000 1.80%
2014 2,884,000 1.80%
2013 2,833,000 1.80%
2012 2,783,000 2.02%
2011 2,728,000 2.52%
2010 2,661,000 2.54%
2009 2,595,000 2.53%
2008 2,531,000 2.51%
2007 2,469,000 2.53%
2006 2,408,000 2.56%
2005 2,348,000 2.53%
2004 2,290,000 2.51%
2003 2,234,000 2.52%
2002 2,179,000 2.54%
2001 2,125,000 2.51%
2000 2,073,000 2.57%
1999 2,021,000 2.48%
1998 1,972,000 2.55%
1997 1,923,000 2.23%
1996 1,881,000 1.46%
1995 1,854,000 1.37%
1994 1,829,000 1.44%
1993 1,803,000 1.41%
1992 1,778,000 2.01%
1991 1,743,000 3.75%
1990 1,680,000 3.70%
1989 1,620,000 3.71%
1988 1,562,000 3.72%
1987 1,506,000 4.80%
1986 1,437,000 8.29%
1985 1,327,000 8.24%
1984 1,226,000 8.30%
1983 1,132,000 8.22%
1982 1,046,000 8.28%
1981 966,000 8.30%
1980 892,000 8.25%
1979 824,000 8.28%
1978 761,000 8.40%
1977 702,000 7.01%
1976 656,000 4.96%
1975 625,000 5.04%
1974 595,000 4.94%
1973 567,000 5.00%
1972 540,000 5.06%
1971 514,000 5.11%
1970 489,000 4.94%
1969 466,000 4.95%
1968 444,000 4.96%
1967 423,000 5.22%
1966 402,000 5.51%
1965 381,000 5.25%
1964 362,000 5.54%
1963 343,000 5.21%
1962 326,000 5.50%
1961 309,000 5.46%
1960 293,000 5.40%
1959 278,000 5.30%
1958 264,000 5.60%
1957 250,000 5.04%
1956 238,000 5.78%
1955 225,000 5.14%
1954 214,000 5.42%
1953 203,000 5.73%
1952 192,000 4.92%
1951 183,000 5.78%
1950 173,000 0.00%