Istanbul, Turkey Metro Area Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Istanbul, Turkey metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Istanbul in 2020 is 15,190,000, a 1.48% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Istanbul in 2019 was 14,968,000, a 1.47% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Istanbul in 2018 was 14,751,000, a 1.45% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Istanbul in 2017 was 14,540,000, a 1.45% 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
Istanbul - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 15,190,000 1.48%
2019 14,968,000 1.47%
2018 14,751,000 1.45%
2017 14,540,000 1.45%
2016 14,332,000 1.45%
2015 14,127,000 1.62%
2014 13,902,000 1.79%
2013 13,658,000 1.78%
2012 13,419,000 2.76%
2011 13,058,000 3.76%
2010 12,585,000 3.76%
2009 12,129,000 3.75%
2008 11,691,000 3.76%
2007 11,267,000 3.76%
2006 10,859,000 3.76%
2005 10,466,000 3.76%
2004 10,087,000 3.75%
2003 9,722,000 3.76%
2002 9,370,000 3.77%
2001 9,030,000 3.27%
2000 8,744,000 2.23%
1999 8,553,000 2.22%
1998 8,367,000 2.60%
1997 8,155,000 3.14%
1996 7,907,000 3.16%
1995 7,665,000 3.14%
1994 7,432,000 3.15%
1993 7,205,000 3.13%
1992 6,986,000 3.14%
1991 6,773,000 3.37%
1990 6,552,000 3.88%
1989 6,307,000 3.90%
1988 6,070,000 3.88%
1987 5,843,000 3.89%
1986 5,624,000 4.01%
1985 5,407,000 4.22%
1984 5,188,000 4.24%
1983 4,977,000 4.25%
1982 4,774,000 4.24%
1981 4,580,000 4.16%
1980 4,397,000 4.00%
1979 4,228,000 4.01%
1978 4,065,000 3.99%
1977 3,909,000 3.99%
1976 3,759,000 4.42%
1975 3,600,000 5.26%
1974 3,420,000 5.26%
1973 3,249,000 5.28%
1972 3,086,000 5.29%
1971 2,931,000 5.74%
1970 2,772,000 6.74%
1969 2,597,000 6.70%
1968 2,434,000 6.75%
1967 2,280,000 6.69%
1966 2,137,000 6.80%
1965 2,001,000 6.83%
1964 1,873,000 6.85%
1963 1,753,000 6.89%
1962 1,640,000 6.84%
1961 1,535,000 5.64%
1960 1,453,000 2.90%
1959 1,412,000 2.99%
1958 1,371,000 2.93%
1957 1,332,000 2.94%
1956 1,294,000 3.60%
1955 1,249,000 5.22%
1954 1,187,000 5.23%
1953 1,128,000 5.22%
1952 1,072,000 5.30%
1951 1,018,000 5.27%
1950 967,000 0.00%