Tehran, Iran Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Tehran, Iran metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Tehran in 2019 is 9,014,000, a 1.33% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Tehran in 2018 was 8,896,000, a 1.31% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Tehran in 2017 was 8,781,000, a 1.32% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Tehran in 2016 was 8,667,000, a 1.31% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Iran
City Name Population
Tehran 9,014,000
Mashhad 3,152,000
Esfahan 2,086,000
Shiraz 1,628,000
Tabriz 1,596,000
Karaj 1,581,000
Qom 1,265,000
Ahvaz 1,228,000
Kermanshah 1,005,000
Orumiyeh 778,000
Rasht 704,000
Zahedan 604,000
Bandar Abbas 585,000
Hamadan 571,000
Ardabil 558,000
Yazd 556,000
Arak 543,000
Kerman 540,000
Eslamshahr 485,000
Zanjan 458,000
Sanandaj 436,000
Qazvin 415,000
Khorramabad 388,000
Gorgan 363,000
Shahriyar 349,000
Qods 325,000
Kashan 322,000
Sari 318,000
Tehran - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%