Tehran, Iran Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Tehran, Iran metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Tehran in 2021 is 9,259,000, a 1.36% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Tehran in 2020 was 9,135,000, a 1.34% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Tehran in 2019 was 9,014,000, a 1.33% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Tehran in 2018 was 8,896,000, a 1.31% 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
Tehran - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 9,259,000 1.36%
2020 9,135,000 1.34%
2019 9,014,000 1.33%
2018 8,896,000 1.31%
2017 8,781,000 1.32%
2016 8,667,000 1.31%
2015 8,555,000 1.31%
2014 8,444,000 1.31%
2013 8,335,000 1.31%
2012 8,227,000 1.18%
2011 8,131,000 0.89%
2010 8,059,000 0.90%
2009 7,987,000 0.91%
2008 7,915,000 0.89%
2007 7,845,000 1.07%
2006 7,762,000 1.44%
2005 7,652,000 1.43%
2004 7,544,000 1.43%
2003 7,438,000 1.43%
2002 7,333,000 1.42%
2001 7,230,000 1.43%
2000 7,128,000 1.42%
1999 7,028,000 1.43%
1998 6,929,000 1.43%
1997 6,831,000 1.29%
1996 6,744,000 0.85%
1995 6,687,000 0.86%
1994 6,630,000 0.87%
1993 6,573,000 0.86%
1992 6,517,000 0.99%
1991 6,453,000 1.38%
1990 6,365,000 1.39%
1989 6,278,000 1.39%
1988 6,192,000 1.39%
1987 6,107,000 1.72%
1986 6,004,000 2.83%
1985 5,839,000 2.82%
1984 5,679,000 2.84%
1983 5,522,000 2.83%
1982 5,370,000 2.81%
1981 5,223,000 2.84%
1980 5,079,000 2.83%
1979 4,939,000 2.83%
1978 4,803,000 2.83%
1977 4,671,000 3.73%
1976 4,503,000 5.38%
1975 4,273,000 5.38%
1974 4,055,000 5.35%
1973 3,849,000 5.37%
1972 3,653,000 5.40%
1971 3,466,000 5.35%
1970 3,290,000 5.38%
1969 3,122,000 5.37%
1968 2,963,000 5.37%
1967 2,812,000 5.60%
1966 2,663,000 6.05%
1965 2,511,000 6.04%
1964 2,368,000 6.05%
1963 2,233,000 6.03%
1962 2,106,000 6.04%
1961 1,986,000 6.03%
1960 1,873,000 6.06%
1959 1,766,000 6.07%
1958 1,665,000 6.05%
1957 1,570,000 6.01%
1956 1,481,000 6.09%
1955 1,396,000 6.00%
1954 1,317,000 6.04%
1953 1,242,000 6.06%
1952 1,171,000 6.07%
1951 1,104,000 6.05%
1950 1,041,000 0.00%