Preston, UK Metro Area Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Preston, UK metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Preston in 2020 is 328,000, a 0.61% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Preston in 2019 was 326,000, a 0.31% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Preston in 2018 was 325,000, a 0.62% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Preston in 2017 was 323,000, a 0.31% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in UK
City Name Population
London 9,304,000
Manchester 2,730,000
West Midlands 2,607,000
West Yorkshire 1,889,000
Glasgow 1,673,000
South Hampshire 928,000
Liverpool 902,000
Newcastle upon Tyne 809,000
Nottingham 788,000
Sheffield 730,000
Bristol 686,000
Belfast 631,000
Brighton-Worthing-Littlehampton 607,000
Leicester 552,000
Edinburgh 537,000
Bournemouth/Poole 506,000
Cardiff 478,000
Coventry-Bedworth 426,000
Middlesbrough 387,000
The Potteries 386,000
Reading-Wokingham 342,000
Sunderland 341,000
Birkenhead 329,000
Preston 328,000
Kingston upon Hull 321,000
Newport 316,000
Southend-On-Sea 312,000
Swansea 311,000
Preston - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 328,000 0.61%
2019 326,000 0.31%
2018 325,000 0.62%
2017 323,000 0.31%
2016 322,000 0.63%
2015 320,000 0.63%
2014 318,000 0.32%
2013 317,000 0.63%
2012 315,000 0.32%
2011 314,000 0.64%
2010 312,000 0.97%
2009 309,000 0.65%
2008 307,000 0.66%
2007 305,000 0.66%
2006 303,000 0.66%
2005 301,000 0.67%
2004 299,000 0.67%
2003 297,000 0.68%
2002 295,000 1.03%
2001 292,000 0.34%
2000 291,000 0.34%
1999 290,000 0.35%
1998 289,000 0.35%
1997 288,000 0.35%
1996 287,000 0.35%
1995 286,000 0.35%
1994 285,000 0.35%
1993 284,000 0.35%
1992 283,000 0.35%
1991 282,000 0.36%
1990 281,000 0.72%
1989 279,000 0.36%
1988 278,000 0.72%
1987 276,000 0.36%
1986 275,000 0.73%
1985 273,000 0.74%
1984 271,000 0.37%
1983 270,000 0.75%
1982 268,000 0.37%
1981 267,000 0.75%
1980 265,000 0.38%
1979 264,000 0.76%
1978 262,000 0.38%
1977 261,000 0.77%
1976 259,000 0.39%
1975 258,000 0.78%
1974 256,000 0.39%
1973 255,000 0.79%
1972 253,000 0.40%
1971 252,000 -0.40%
1970 253,000 -0.39%
1969 254,000 -0.39%
1968 255,000 -0.39%
1967 256,000 -0.78%
1966 258,000 -0.39%
1965 259,000 -0.38%
1964 260,000 -0.38%
1963 261,000 -0.38%
1962 262,000 -0.76%
1961 264,000 0.38%
1960 263,000 0.38%
1959 262,000 0.38%
1958 261,000 0.38%
1957 260,000 0.39%
1956 259,000 0.00%
1955 259,000 0.39%
1954 258,000 0.39%
1953 257,000 0.39%
1952 256,000 0.39%
1951 255,000 0.39%
1950 254,000 0.00%