Bologna, Italy Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Bologna, Italy metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Bologna in 2020 is 806,000, a 0.37% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Bologna in 2019 was 803,000, a 0.37% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Bologna in 2018 was 800,000, a 0.63% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Bologna in 2017 was 795,000, a 0.63% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Italy
City Name Population
Rome 4,257,000
Milan 3,140,000
Naples 2,187,000
Turin 1,792,000
Bergamo 892,000
Palermo 851,000
Bologna 806,000
Florence 708,000
Padova 684,000
Genoa 680,000
Busto Arsizio 654,000
Venezia 637,000
Verona 630,000
Bari 622,000
Seregno 620,000
Catania 586,000
Brescia 484,000
Como 481,000
Cagliari 476,000
Taranto 460,000
Latina 449,000
Caserta 428,000
Salerno 419,000
Pescara 377,000
Treviso 374,000
Reggio Emilia 367,000
Modena 356,000
Barletta 341,000
Parma 328,000
Vicenza 326,000
Nola 325,000
Lecco 308,000
Bologna - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 806,000 0.37%
2019 803,000 0.37%
2018 800,000 0.63%
2017 795,000 0.63%
2016 790,000 0.64%
2015 785,000 0.51%
2014 781,000 0.64%
2013 776,000 0.65%
2012 771,000 0.52%
2011 767,000 0.66%
2010 762,000 0.53%
2009 758,000 0.66%
2008 753,000 0.67%
2007 748,000 0.54%
2006 744,000 0.54%
2005 740,000 0.68%
2004 735,000 0.55%
2003 731,000 0.69%
2002 726,000 0.28%
2001 724,000 0.00%
2000 724,000 -0.14%
1999 725,000 -0.14%
1998 726,000 0.00%
1997 726,000 -0.14%
1996 727,000 -0.14%
1995 728,000 0.00%
1994 728,000 -0.14%
1993 729,000 -0.14%
1992 730,000 -0.14%
1991 731,000 -0.41%
1990 734,000 -0.41%
1989 737,000 -0.41%
1988 740,000 -0.40%
1987 743,000 -0.40%
1986 746,000 -0.40%
1985 749,000 -0.40%
1984 752,000 -0.40%
1983 755,000 -0.40%
1982 758,000 -0.26%
1981 760,000 0.13%
1980 759,000 0.00%
1979 759,000 0.13%
1978 758,000 0.00%
1977 758,000 0.13%
1976 757,000 0.00%
1975 757,000 0.13%
1974 756,000 0.00%
1973 756,000 0.13%
1972 755,000 0.40%
1971 752,000 1.21%
1970 743,000 1.23%
1969 734,000 1.24%
1968 725,000 1.12%
1967 717,000 1.27%
1966 708,000 1.14%
1965 700,000 1.30%
1964 691,000 1.17%
1963 683,000 1.19%
1962 675,000 1.35%
1961 666,000 1.52%
1960 656,000 1.55%
1959 646,000 1.57%
1958 636,000 1.44%
1957 627,000 1.62%
1956 617,000 1.48%
1955 608,000 1.50%
1954 599,000 1.53%
1953 590,000 1.55%
1952 581,000 1.22%
1951 574,000 0.70%
1950 570,000 0.00%