Bilbao, Spain 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 Bilbao, Spain metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Bilbao in 2020 is 350,000, a 0.28% decline from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Bilbao in 2019 was 351,000, a 0.28% decline from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Bilbao in 2018 was 352,000, a 0% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Bilbao in 2017 was 352,000, a 0% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Spain
City Name Population
Madrid 6,618,000
Barcelona 5,586,000
Valencia 834,000
Zaragoza 731,000
Sevilla 704,000
Malaga 590,000
Murcia 500,000
Palma 467,000
Las Palmas Gran Canaria 402,000
Alicante 370,000
Bilbao 350,000
Cordoba 344,000
Vigo 307,000
Valladolid 305,000
Bilbao - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 350,000 -0.28%
2019 351,000 -0.28%
2018 352,000 0.00%
2017 352,000 0.00%
2016 352,000 0.00%
2015 352,000 0.00%
2014 352,000 0.00%
2013 352,000 0.28%
2012 351,000 0.00%
2011 351,000 0.00%
2010 351,000 0.00%
2009 351,000 0.00%
2008 351,000 0.00%
2007 351,000 0.00%
2006 351,000 0.29%
2005 350,000 0.00%
2004 350,000 0.00%
2003 350,000 0.00%
2002 350,000 -0.28%
2001 351,000 -0.57%
2000 353,000 -0.56%
1999 355,000 -0.56%
1998 357,000 -0.56%
1997 359,000 -0.55%
1996 361,000 -0.55%
1995 363,000 -0.55%
1994 365,000 -0.54%
1993 367,000 -0.54%
1992 369,000 -0.54%
1991 371,000 -1.33%
1990 376,000 -1.57%
1989 382,000 -1.29%
1988 387,000 -1.53%
1987 393,000 -1.50%
1986 399,000 -1.48%
1985 405,000 -1.70%
1984 412,000 -1.44%
1983 418,000 -1.42%
1982 424,000 -1.62%
1981 431,000 -0.23%
1980 432,000 0.70%
1979 429,000 0.47%
1978 427,000 0.47%
1977 425,000 0.47%
1976 423,000 0.71%
1975 420,000 0.48%
1974 418,000 0.48%
1973 416,000 0.48%
1972 414,000 0.49%
1971 412,000 1.98%
1970 404,000 3.32%
1969 391,000 3.17%
1968 379,000 3.27%
1967 367,000 3.38%
1966 355,000 3.20%
1965 344,000 3.30%
1964 333,000 3.10%
1963 323,000 3.19%
1962 313,000 3.30%
1961 303,000 3.06%
1960 294,000 2.80%
1959 286,000 2.51%
1958 279,000 2.57%
1957 272,000 2.64%
1956 265,000 2.71%
1955 258,000 2.79%
1954 251,000 2.45%
1953 245,000 2.51%
1952 239,000 3.02%
1951 232,000 2.20%
1950 227,000 0.00%