Ankara, Turkey Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Ankara, Turkey metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Ankara in 2021 is 5,216,000, a 1.91% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Ankara in 2020 was 5,118,000, a 1.99% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Ankara in 2019 was 5,018,000, a 2.01% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Ankara in 2018 was 4,919,000, a 2.01% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Turkey
City Name Population
Istanbul 15,415,000
Ankara 5,216,000
Izmir 3,024,000
Bursa 2,021,000
Adana 1,793,000
Gaziantep 1,740,000
Konya 1,356,000
Antalya 1,287,000
Diyarbakir 1,060,000
Mersin 1,035,000
Kayseri 987,000
Eskisehir 802,000
Gebze 770,000
Denizli 661,000
Samsun 661,000
Sanliurfa 597,000
Kahramanmaras 560,000
Sakarya 553,000
Van 528,000
Malatya 504,000
Batman 447,000
Erzurum 440,000
Elazig 419,000
Manisa 390,000
Sivas 374,000
Izmit 354,000
Balikesir 327,000
Ankara - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 5,216,000 1.91%
2020 5,118,000 1.99%
2019 5,018,000 2.01%
2018 4,919,000 2.01%
2017 4,822,000 2.01%
2016 4,727,000 2.03%
2015 4,633,000 1.94%
2014 4,545,000 1.88%
2013 4,461,000 1.87%
2012 4,379,000 2.31%
2011 4,280,000 2.74%
2010 4,166,000 2.76%
2009 4,054,000 2.74%
2008 3,946,000 2.76%
2007 3,840,000 2.73%
2006 3,738,000 2.75%
2005 3,638,000 2.77%
2004 3,540,000 2.73%
2003 3,446,000 2.74%
2002 3,354,000 2.76%
2001 3,264,000 2.67%
2000 3,179,000 2.48%
1999 3,102,000 2.48%
1998 3,027,000 2.30%
1997 2,959,000 2.03%
1996 2,900,000 2.04%
1995 2,842,000 2.05%
1994 2,785,000 2.05%
1993 2,729,000 2.06%
1992 2,674,000 2.06%
1991 2,620,000 2.30%
1990 2,561,000 2.93%
1989 2,488,000 2.94%
1988 2,417,000 2.94%
1987 2,348,000 2.94%
1986 2,281,000 3.07%
1985 2,213,000 3.27%
1984 2,143,000 3.28%
1983 2,075,000 3.29%
1982 2,009,000 3.24%
1981 1,946,000 2.91%
1980 1,891,000 1.83%
1979 1,857,000 1.87%
1978 1,823,000 1.90%
1977 1,789,000 1.82%
1976 1,757,000 2.81%
1975 1,709,000 4.85%
1974 1,630,000 4.82%
1973 1,555,000 4.86%
1972 1,483,000 4.81%
1971 1,415,000 5.52%
1970 1,341,000 6.94%
1969 1,254,000 7.00%
1968 1,172,000 6.93%
1967 1,096,000 6.93%
1966 1,025,000 7.44%
1965 954,000 8.53%
1964 879,000 8.52%
1963 810,000 8.58%
1962 746,000 8.43%
1961 688,000 8.35%
1960 635,000 7.45%
1959 591,000 7.65%
1958 549,000 7.65%
1957 510,000 7.37%
1956 475,000 8.20%
1955 439,000 9.48%
1954 401,000 9.26%
1953 367,000 9.23%
1952 336,000 9.45%
1951 307,000 9.25%
1950 281,000 0.00%