Tehran, Iran Metro Area Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Tehran, Iran metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Tehran in 2020 is 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.
  • The metro area population of Tehran in 2017 was 8,781,000, a 1.32% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Iran
City Name Population
Tehran 9,135,000
Mashhad 3,208,000
Esfahan 2,132,000
Shiraz 1,651,000
Tabriz 1,611,000
Karaj 1,580,000
Qom 1,288,000
Ahvaz 1,244,000
Kermanshah 1,026,000
Orumiyeh 793,000
Rasht 713,000
Zahedan 610,000
Bandar Abbas 607,000
Hamadan 578,000
Ardabil 568,000
Yazd 565,000
Arak 551,000
Kerman 541,000
Eslamshahr 498,000
Zanjan 467,000
Sanandaj 445,000
Qazvin 420,000
Khorramabad 394,000
Gorgan 368,000
Shahriyar 364,000
Qods 331,000
Kashan 329,000
Sari 321,000
Tehran - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%