Basel, Switzerland Metro Area Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Basel, Switzerland metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Basel in 2020 is 559,000, a 0.72% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Basel in 2019 was 555,000, a 0.54% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Basel in 2018 was 552,000, a 0.73% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Basel in 2017 was 548,000, a 0.92% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Switzerland
City Name Population
Zurich 1,395,000
Geneve 613,000
Basel 559,000
Lausanne 442,000
Bern 430,000
Basel - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 559,000 0.72%
2019 555,000 0.54%
2018 552,000 0.73%
2017 548,000 0.92%
2016 543,000 0.74%
2015 539,000 0.75%
2014 535,000 0.94%
2013 530,000 0.76%
2012 526,000 0.77%
2011 522,000 0.77%
2010 518,000 0.97%
2009 513,000 0.79%
2008 509,000 0.79%
2007 505,000 0.80%
2006 501,000 0.80%
2005 497,000 0.81%
2004 493,000 0.82%
2003 489,000 0.82%
2002 485,000 0.62%
2001 482,000 0.63%
2000 479,000 0.00%
1999 479,000 0.21%
1998 478,000 0.00%
1997 478,000 0.00%
1996 478,000 0.21%
1995 477,000 0.00%
1994 477,000 0.21%
1993 476,000 0.00%
1992 476,000 0.00%
1991 476,000 1.28%
1990 470,000 2.62%
1989 458,000 2.69%
1988 446,000 2.76%
1987 434,000 2.60%
1986 423,000 2.67%
1985 412,000 2.74%
1984 401,000 2.56%
1983 391,000 2.89%
1982 380,000 2.70%
1981 370,000 1.09%
1980 366,000 -0.27%
1979 367,000 -0.54%
1978 369,000 -0.27%
1977 370,000 -0.54%
1976 372,000 -0.53%
1975 374,000 -0.27%
1974 375,000 -0.53%
1973 377,000 -0.53%
1972 379,000 -0.52%
1971 381,000 0.79%
1970 378,000 2.44%
1969 369,000 2.50%
1968 360,000 2.27%
1967 352,000 2.62%
1966 343,000 2.39%
1965 335,000 2.45%
1964 327,000 2.51%
1963 319,000 2.24%
1962 312,000 2.30%
1961 305,000 2.35%
1960 298,000 1.36%
1959 294,000 1.73%
1958 289,000 1.40%
1957 285,000 1.42%
1956 281,000 1.44%
1955 277,000 1.84%
1954 272,000 1.49%
1953 268,000 1.52%
1952 264,000 1.54%
1951 260,000 1.56%
1950 256,000 0.00%