Bern, 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 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%