Bucharest, Romania 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 Bucharest, Romania metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Bucharest in 2020 is 1,803,000, a 0.5% decline from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Bucharest in 2019 was 1,812,000, a 0.49% decline from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Bucharest in 2018 was 1,821,000, a 0.55% decline from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Bucharest in 2017 was 1,831,000, a 0.49% decline from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Romania
City Name Population
Bucharest 1,803,000
Iasi 317,000
Cluj-Napoca 308,000
Timisoara 307,000
Bucharest - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 1,803,000 -0.50%
2019 1,812,000 -0.49%
2018 1,821,000 -0.55%
2017 1,831,000 -0.49%
2016 1,840,000 -0.49%
2015 1,849,000 -0.48%
2014 1,858,000 -0.54%
2013 1,868,000 -0.48%
2012 1,877,000 -0.42%
2011 1,885,000 -0.21%
2010 1,889,000 -0.26%
2009 1,894,000 -0.21%
2008 1,898,000 -0.26%
2007 1,903,000 -0.21%
2006 1,907,000 -0.26%
2005 1,912,000 -0.21%
2004 1,916,000 -0.26%
2003 1,921,000 -0.21%
2002 1,925,000 -0.57%
2001 1,936,000 -0.67%
2000 1,949,000 -0.71%
1999 1,963,000 -0.71%
1998 1,977,000 -0.65%
1997 1,990,000 -0.70%
1996 2,004,000 -0.69%
1995 2,018,000 -0.69%
1994 2,032,000 -0.68%
1993 2,046,000 -0.73%
1992 2,061,000 0.15%
1991 2,058,000 0.88%
1990 2,040,000 0.94%
1989 2,021,000 0.90%
1988 2,003,000 0.91%
1987 1,985,000 0.86%
1986 1,968,000 0.92%
1985 1,950,000 0.88%
1984 1,933,000 0.94%
1983 1,915,000 0.90%
1982 1,898,000 0.90%
1981 1,881,000 0.86%
1980 1,865,000 0.92%
1979 1,848,000 0.93%
1978 1,831,000 0.88%
1977 1,815,000 2.48%
1976 1,771,000 4.05%
1975 1,702,000 4.03%
1974 1,636,000 4.07%
1973 1,572,000 4.04%
1972 1,511,000 4.06%
1971 1,452,000 4.01%
1970 1,396,000 4.02%
1969 1,342,000 4.03%
1968 1,290,000 4.03%
1967 1,240,000 4.03%
1966 1,192,000 3.29%
1965 1,154,000 2.85%
1964 1,122,000 2.84%
1963 1,091,000 2.83%
1962 1,061,000 2.91%
1961 1,031,000 2.89%
1960 1,002,000 2.87%
1959 974,000 2.85%
1958 947,000 2.82%
1957 921,000 2.91%
1956 895,000 4.56%
1955 856,000 5.68%
1954 810,000 5.61%
1953 767,000 5.50%
1952 727,000 5.67%
1951 688,000 5.52%
1950 652,000 0.00%