Basel, Switzerland 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 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%