Paris, France Population

Population in Urban Area, now

10,974,780

Population in City Area, 2019-09-30

2,138,551

Paris Urban Area Population Graph

Paris Population Review

Paris is a bustling, vibrant city with a rich and storied history. Known for its incredible landmarks, gourmet food, and art and culture, Paris is home to 10.9 million people in the suburban area, and 2.1 million in the city proper.

Paris is the largest city and the capital in France. However, the City of Paris is packed into only 103 kilometres, making the celebrated city not exceptionally large in land mass. In the past 70 years, Paris’s population has almost doubled in size from 6.2 million people in 1950 and has now become the most populous urban area in all of Europe, with a population density of 21,000 people per square kilometer.

A young city

Paris owes most of its population growth to the birth of children between the years of 1999 to 2009. Most of the city’s population is now under 64 years old. In fact, 1.83 out of that 2.1 million people living in the city are under 64. This makes Paris a city that is quite a bit younger than the rest of the country with a median age of 36 (compared to the country’s 41.4). However, while people do more to the city when they are younger for the better wages, job market, and active social and cultural lifestyle, they tend to move back to rural areas once they reach retirement age.

A wage that is 60% higher than the national average

Many people move to Paris from other parts of the country for its significantly higher wages. The average household income in Paris is 36,085 Euros, which is 60% higher than France's national average. People can make much more in the city than they can in rural areas working the same job. However, cost of living in Paris is also significantly higher than in other parts of France.

Tourists outnumber residents

Paris remains one of the most visited cities in all of Europe, with tourists numbering 17.95 million each year. This is due to Paris’ incredible array of landmarks that are world-famous and deeply romanticized. This includes the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Versailles, the Louvre, and—of course—Disneyland Paris! Tourists pump up Paris’ economy and contribute 17 billion dollars to the city, the third highest of any tourism revenue after London and New York City. On top of this, 18.4% of all workers in Paris are engaged in tourism-related sectors.

Review Updated: September 27, 2019
Paris seen from the top of Notre DameParis seen from the top of Notre Dame

Paris Urban Area Population History

1950 6,283,000
1951 6,305,000
1952 6,326,000
1953 6,348,000
1954 6,680,000
1955 6,796,000
1956 6,915,000
1957 7,036,000
1958 7,159,000
1959 7,283,000
1960 7,411,000
1961 7,540,000
1962 7,651,000
1963 7,718,000
1964 7,787,000
1965 7,855,000
1966 7,925,000
1967 7,995,000
1968 8,065,000
1969 8,136,000
1970 8,208,000
1971 8,281,000
1972 8,354,000
1973 8,427,000
1974 8,502,000
1975 8,558,000
1976 8,580,000
1977 8,602,000
1978 8,625,000
1979 8,647,000
1980 8,669,000
1981 8,692,000
1982 8,731,000
1983 8,805,000
1984 8,881,000
1985 8,956,000
1986 9,033,000
1987 9,110,000
1988 9,187,000
1989 9,265,000
1990 9,330,000
1991 9,366,000
1992 9,402,000
1993 9,438,000
1994 9,474,000
1995 9,510,000
1996 9,547,000
1997 9,583,000
1998 9,620,000
1999 9,667,000
2000 9,737,000
2001 9,806,000
2002 9,877,000
2003 9,948,000
2004 10,020,000
2005 10,092,000
2006 10,164,000
2007 10,238,000
2008 10,311,000
2009 10,385,000
2010 10,460,000
2011 10,514,000
2012 10,569,000
2013 10,623,000
2014 10,678,000
2015 10,734,000
2016 10,789,000
2017 10,845,000
2018 10,901,000
2019 10,958,000

Paris Urban Area Population Projections

2020 11,017,000
2021 11,079,000
2022 11,142,000
2023 11,208,000
2024 11,277,000
2025 11,347,000
2026 11,418,000
2027 11,491,000
2028 11,564,000
2029 11,637,000
2030 11,710,000
2031 11,782,000
2032 11,854,000
2033 11,926,000
2034 11,996,000
2035 12,065,000

Map of Paris, France

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