Zurich, 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 Zurich, Switzerland metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Zurich in 2020 is 1,395,000, a 0.87% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Zurich in 2019 was 1,383,000, a 0.88% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Zurich in 2018 was 1,371,000, a 1.11% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Zurich in 2017 was 1,356,000, a 1.12% 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
Zurich - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 1,395,000 0.87%
2019 1,383,000 0.88%
2018 1,371,000 1.11%
2017 1,356,000 1.12%
2016 1,341,000 1.06%
2015 1,327,000 1.07%
2014 1,313,000 1.08%
2013 1,299,000 1.09%
2012 1,285,000 1.10%
2011 1,271,000 1.11%
2010 1,257,000 1.05%
2009 1,244,000 1.14%
2008 1,230,000 1.07%
2007 1,217,000 1.08%
2006 1,204,000 1.09%
2005 1,191,000 1.10%
2004 1,178,000 1.03%
2003 1,166,000 1.13%
2002 1,153,000 1.05%
2001 1,141,000 1.06%
2000 1,129,000 1.07%
1999 1,117,000 0.99%
1998 1,106,000 1.10%
1997 1,094,000 1.02%
1996 1,083,000 1.03%
1995 1,072,000 1.04%
1994 1,061,000 1.05%
1993 1,050,000 1.06%
1992 1,039,000 1.07%
1991 1,028,000 2.19%
1990 1,006,000 3.82%
1989 969,000 3.75%
1988 934,000 3.78%
1987 900,000 3.69%
1986 868,000 3.83%
1985 836,000 3.72%
1984 806,000 3.73%
1983 777,000 3.74%
1982 749,000 3.88%
1981 721,000 1.98%
1980 707,000 -0.14%
1979 708,000 -0.14%
1978 709,000 -0.28%
1977 711,000 -0.14%
1976 712,000 -0.14%
1975 713,000 -0.28%
1974 715,000 -0.14%
1973 716,000 -0.14%
1972 717,000 -0.28%
1971 719,000 1.13%
1970 711,000 3.04%
1969 690,000 2.99%
1968 670,000 2.92%
1967 651,000 3.01%
1966 632,000 2.93%
1965 614,000 3.02%
1964 596,000 2.94%
1963 579,000 2.84%
1962 563,000 3.11%
1961 546,000 2.06%
1960 535,000 0.75%
1959 531,000 0.76%
1958 527,000 0.76%
1957 523,000 0.97%
1956 518,000 0.78%
1955 514,000 0.78%
1954 510,000 0.79%
1953 506,000 0.80%
1952 502,000 0.80%
1951 498,000 0.81%
1950 494,000 0.00%