Rotterdam, Netherlands Metro Area 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 Rotterdam, Netherlands metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Rotterdam in 2020 is 1,010,000, a 0.1% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Rotterdam in 2019 was 1,009,000, a 0.1% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Rotterdam in 2018 was 1,008,000, a 0.1% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Rotterdam in 2017 was 1,007,000, a 0% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Netherlands
City Name Population
Amsterdam 1,149,000
Rotterdam 1,010,000
The Hague 698,000
Utrecht 544,000
Eindhoven 359,000
Rotterdam - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 1,010,000 0.10%
2019 1,009,000 0.10%
2018 1,008,000 0.10%
2017 1,007,000 0.00%
2016 1,007,000 0.10%
2015 1,006,000 0.10%
2014 1,005,000 0.00%
2013 1,005,000 0.10%
2012 1,004,000 0.10%
2011 1,003,000 0.00%
2010 1,003,000 0.10%
2009 1,002,000 0.00%
2008 1,002,000 0.10%
2007 1,001,000 0.10%
2006 1,000,000 0.00%
2005 1,000,000 0.20%
2004 998,000 0.10%
2003 997,000 0.20%
2002 995,000 0.20%
2001 993,000 0.20%
2000 991,000 0.20%
1999 989,000 0.20%
1998 987,000 0.20%
1997 985,000 0.20%
1996 983,000 0.20%
1995 981,000 0.41%
1994 977,000 0.62%
1993 971,000 0.73%
1992 964,000 0.63%
1991 958,000 0.74%
1990 951,000 0.53%
1989 946,000 0.42%
1988 942,000 0.43%
1987 938,000 0.54%
1986 933,000 0.43%
1985 929,000 0.43%
1984 925,000 0.33%
1983 922,000 0.33%
1982 919,000 0.44%
1981 915,000 0.33%
1980 912,000 0.00%
1979 912,000 -0.44%
1978 916,000 -0.43%
1977 920,000 -0.43%
1976 924,000 -0.32%
1975 927,000 -0.64%
1974 933,000 -0.96%
1973 942,000 -0.84%
1972 950,000 -0.94%
1971 959,000 -0.83%
1970 967,000 -0.41%
1969 971,000 0.10%
1968 970,000 0.10%
1967 969,000 0.10%
1966 968,000 0.10%
1965 967,000 0.42%
1964 963,000 0.63%
1963 957,000 0.74%
1962 950,000 0.64%
1961 944,000 0.75%
1960 937,000 1.41%
1959 924,000 2.10%
1958 905,000 2.14%
1957 886,000 2.07%
1956 868,000 2.24%
1955 849,000 2.04%
1954 832,000 2.21%
1953 814,000 2.13%
1952 797,000 2.05%
1951 781,000 2.23%
1950 764,000 0.00%