Iceland Population (LIVE)

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Iceland Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Iceland is 334,431 as of Friday, July 21, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Iceland population is equivalent to 0% of the total world population.
  • Iceland ranks number 180 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Iceland is 3 per Km2 (9 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 100,539 Km2 (38,818 sq. miles)
  • 97 % of the population is urban (324,336 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Iceland is 36.3 years.

Population of Iceland (2017 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationIceland
Global Rank
2017 334,303 0.76 % 2,525 380 36.3 1.95 3 97 % 324,336 0.00 % 7,515,284,153 180
2016 331,778 0.71 % 2,353 380 36.3 1.95 3 96.7 % 320,679 0.00 % 7,432,663,275 180
2015 329,425 0.71 % 2,277 -100 36 1.96 3 96.2 % 316,987 0.00 % 7,349,472,099 180
2010 318,042 1.4 % 4,259 1,600 35 2.13 3 93.6 % 297,764 0 % 6,929,725,043 180
2005 296,745 1.08 % 3,106 800 34 1.99 3 93 % 276,084 0 % 6,519,635,850 179
2000 281,214 1.01 % 2,752 400 33 2.06 3 92.4 % 259,845 0 % 6,126,622,121 178
1995 267,454 0.97 % 2,525 -200 32 2.19 3 91.6 % 245,068 0 % 5,735,123,084 177
1990 254,830 1.09 % 2,684 100 30 2.12 3 90.7 % 231,258 0 % 5,309,667,699 178
1985 241,411 1.14 % 2,657 100 28 2.23 2 89.6 % 216,233 0 % 4,852,540,569 176
1980 228,127 0.92 % 2,034 -800 27 2.45 2 88.3 % 201,345 0.01 % 4,439,632,465 174
1975 217,958 1.29 % 2,713 -200 25 2.87 2 86.7 % 188,902 0.01 % 4,061,399,228 174
1970 204,392 1.23 % 2,428 -600 25 3.24 2 84.9 % 173,529 0.01 % 3,682,487,691 173
1965 192,251 1.84 % 3,346 -100 26 3.86 2 82.7 % 159,031 0.01 % 3,322,495,121 171
1960 175,520 2.18 % 3,587 100 25 4.17 2 80.3 % 140,943 0.01 % 3,018,343,828 170
1955 157,584 2.01 % 2,986 -100 26 3.86 2 76.8 % 120,961 0.01 % 2,758,314,525 171
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Iceland Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationIceland
Global Rank
2020 342,141 0.76 % 2,543 400 37 1.9 3 97.9 % 334,986 0 % 7,758,156,792 180
2025 354,026 0.69 % 2,377 400 39 1.86 4 99.2 % 351,261 0 % 8,141,661,007 180
2030 364,451 0.58 % 2,085 400 40 1.83 4 N.A. N.A. 0 % 8,500,766,052 181
2035 372,920 0.46 % 1,694 400 42 1.81 4 N.A. N.A. 0 % 8,838,907,877 183
2040 379,642 0.36 % 1,344 400 43 1.79 4 N.A. N.A. 0 % 9,157,233,976 182
2045 384,899 0.28 % 1,051 400 44 1.78 4 N.A. N.A. 0 % 9,453,891,780 182
2050 388,718 0.2 % 764 400 44 1.78 4 N.A. N.A. 0 % 9,725,147,994 182
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

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Notes

The Iceland Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Iceland delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Iceland (1950 - 2017) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2017.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2017. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2017: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2017: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Iceland in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.


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