Mersin, Turkey Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Mersin, Turkey metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Mersin in 2019 is 997,000, a 1.94% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Mersin in 2018 was 978,000, a 1.88% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Mersin in 2017 was 960,000, a 1.91% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Mersin in 2016 was 942,000, a 1.95% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Turkey
City Name Population
Istanbul 14,968,000
Ankara 5,018,000
Izmir 2,964,000
Bursa 1,951,000
Adana 1,750,000
Gaziantep 1,668,000
Konya 1,299,000
Antalya 1,219,000
Diyarbakir 1,019,000
Mersin 997,000
Kayseri 960,000
Eskisehir 765,000
Gebze 719,000
Denizli 628,000
Samsun 624,000
Sanliurfa 585,000
Kahramanmaras 533,000
Sakarya 525,000
Van 494,000
Malatya 488,000
Batman 427,000
Erzurum 423,000
Elazig 398,000
Manisa 372,000
Sivas 357,000
Izmit 340,000
Balikesir 310,000
Mersin - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 997,000 1.94%
2018 978,000 1.88%
2017 960,000 1.91%
2016 942,000 1.95%
2015 924,000 1.99%
2014 906,000 2.14%
2013 887,000 2.07%
2012 869,000 3.21%
2011 842,000 4.34%
2010 807,000 4.26%
2009 774,000 4.31%
2008 742,000 4.21%
2007 712,000 4.25%
2006 683,000 4.27%
2005 655,000 4.30%
2004 628,000 4.32%
2003 602,000 4.33%
2002 577,000 4.15%
2001 554,000 3.75%
2000 534,000 2.50%
1999 521,000 2.36%
1998 509,000 2.62%
1997 496,000 2.27%
1996 485,000 2.54%
1995 473,000 2.38%
1994 462,000 2.44%
1993 451,000 2.50%
1992 440,000 2.56%
1991 429,000 3.37%
1990 415,000 6.14%
1989 391,000 5.96%
1988 369,000 6.34%
1987 347,000 5.79%
1986 328,000 6.49%
1985 308,000 7.32%
1984 287,000 7.09%
1983 268,000 7.20%
1982 250,000 7.30%
1981 233,000 7.37%
1980 217,000 7.96%
1979 201,000 8.06%
1978 186,000 7.51%
1977 173,000 8.13%
1976 160,000 7.38%
1975 149,000 5.67%
1974 141,000 6.02%
1973 133,000 5.56%
1972 126,000 5.88%
1971 119,000 4.39%
1970 114,000 0.88%
1969 113,000 0.89%
1968 112,000 0.90%
1967 111,000 0.91%
1966 110,000 0.92%
1965 109,000 0.93%
1964 108,000 0.93%
1963 107,000 0.94%
1962 106,000 0.95%
1961 105,000 2.94%
1960 102,000 6.25%
1959 96,000 6.67%
1958 90,000 5.88%
1957 85,000 6.25%
1956 80,000 6.67%
1955 75,000 7.14%
1954 70,000 6.06%
1953 66,000 6.45%
1952 62,000 6.90%
1951 58,000 7.41%
1950 54,000 0.00%