Bern, Switzerland Metro Area Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Bern, Switzerland metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Bern in 2020 is 430,000, a 0.94% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Bern in 2019 was 426,000, a 0.95% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Bern in 2018 was 422,000, a 0.96% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Bern in 2017 was 418,000, a 1.21% 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
Bern - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 430,000 0.94%
2019 426,000 0.95%
2018 422,000 0.96%
2017 418,000 1.21%
2016 413,000 0.98%
2015 409,000 1.24%
2014 404,000 1.00%
2013 400,000 1.01%
2012 396,000 1.28%
2011 391,000 1.03%
2010 387,000 1.04%
2009 383,000 1.06%
2008 379,000 1.07%
2007 375,000 1.08%
2006 371,000 1.09%
2005 367,000 1.10%
2004 363,000 1.11%
2003 359,000 1.13%
2002 355,000 1.14%
2001 351,000 0.57%
2000 349,000 0.00%
1999 349,000 -0.29%
1998 350,000 0.00%
1997 350,000 0.00%
1996 350,000 0.00%
1995 350,000 0.00%
1994 350,000 -0.28%
1993 351,000 0.00%
1992 351,000 0.00%
1991 351,000 0.86%
1990 348,000 2.05%
1989 341,000 2.10%
1988 334,000 1.83%
1987 328,000 2.18%
1986 321,000 1.90%
1985 315,000 2.27%
1984 308,000 1.99%
1983 302,000 2.03%
1982 296,000 2.07%
1981 290,000 1.05%
1980 287,000 0.00%
1979 287,000 0.35%
1978 286,000 0.00%
1977 286,000 0.00%
1976 286,000 0.00%
1975 286,000 0.00%
1974 286,000 0.35%
1973 285,000 0.00%
1972 285,000 0.00%
1971 285,000 1.06%
1970 282,000 2.55%
1969 275,000 2.61%
1968 268,000 2.68%
1967 261,000 2.35%
1966 255,000 2.82%
1965 248,000 2.48%
1964 242,000 2.54%
1963 236,000 2.61%
1962 230,000 2.22%
1961 225,000 2.27%
1960 220,000 1.38%
1959 217,000 0.93%
1958 215,000 1.42%
1957 212,000 1.44%
1956 209,000 0.97%
1955 207,000 1.47%
1954 204,000 1.49%
1953 201,000 1.01%
1952 199,000 1.53%
1951 196,000 1.03%
1950 194,000 0.00%