Ankara, Turkey 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 Ankara, Turkey metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Ankara in 2020 is 5,118,000, a 1.99% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Ankara in 2019 was 5,018,000, a 2.01% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Ankara in 2018 was 4,919,000, a 2.01% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Ankara in 2017 was 4,822,000, a 2.01% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Turkey
City Name Population
Istanbul 15,190,000
Ankara 5,118,000
Izmir 2,993,000
Bursa 1,986,000
Adana 1,771,000
Gaziantep 1,704,000
Konya 1,328,000
Antalya 1,254,000
Diyarbakir 1,039,000
Mersin 1,016,000
Kayseri 974,000
Eskisehir 784,000
Gebze 745,000
Denizli 645,000
Samsun 643,000
Sanliurfa 591,000
Kahramanmaras 547,000
Sakarya 539,000
Van 511,000
Malatya 496,000
Batman 437,000
Erzurum 431,000
Elazig 408,000
Manisa 381,000
Sivas 366,000
Izmit 347,000
Balikesir 319,000
Ankara - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%