Iceland Population (LIVE)

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Iceland Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Iceland is 336,070 as of Friday, November 17, 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 100,250 Km2 (38,707 sq. miles)
  • 96.8 % of the population is urban (324,336 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Iceland is 36.3 years.

Population of Iceland (2018 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
2018 337,780 0.82 % 2,755 380 36.3 1.97 3 96.0 % 327,949 0.00 % 7,632,819,325 180
2017 335,025 0.77 % 2,551 380 36.3 1.97 3 96.8 % 324,336 0.00 % 7,550,262,101 180
2016 332,474 0.68 % 2,231 380 36.3 1.97 3 96.5 % 320,679 0.00 % 7,466,964,280 180
2015 330,243 0.61 % 1,983 -433 36.0 1.98 3 96.0 % 316,987 0.00 % 7,383,008,820 180
2010 320,328 1.66 % 5,070 2,401 34.8 2.13 3 93.0 % 297,764 0.00 % 6,958,169,159 180
2005 294,979 1.02 % 2,909 588 34.3 1.99 3 93.6 % 276,084 0.00 % 6,542,159,383 179
2000 280,435 0.94 % 2,561204 32.9 2.06 3 92.7 % 259,845 0.00 % 6,145,006,989 178
1995 267,629 0.97 % 2,517 -211 31.5 2.19 3 91.6 % 245,068 0.00 % 5,751,474,416 177
1990 255,043 1.09 % 2,692 129 30.0 2.12 3 90.7 % 231,258 0.00 % 5,330,943,460 178
1985 241,582 1.14 % 2,664 52 28.4 2.23 2 89.5 % 216,233 0.00 % 4,873,781,796 176
1980 228,262 0.92 % 2,038 -786 26.9 2.45 2 88.2 % 201,345 0.01 % 4,458,411,534 175
1975 218,070 1.30 % 2,729 -212 25.4 2.87 2 86.6 % 188,902 0.01 % 4,079,087,198 174
1970 204,426 1.23 % 2,423 -551 24.5 3.24 2 84.9 % 173,529 0.01 % 3,700,577,650 173
1965 192,313 1.84 % 3,344 -83 26.2 3.86 2 82.7 % 159,031 0.01 % 3,339,592,688 171
1960 175,592 2.18 % 3,590 65 25.4 4.17 2 80.3 % 140,943 0.01 % 3,033,212,527 170
1955 157,642 2.02 % 2,997 -83 26.2 3.86 2 76.7 % 120,961 0.01 % 2,772,242,535 171
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 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 343,228 0.77 % 2,597 380 37.3 1.92 3 97.6 % 334,986 0.00 % 7,795,482,309 180
2025 355,184 0.69 % 2,391 380 38.7 1.88 4 98.9 % 351,261 0.00 % 8,185,613,757 180
2030 365,646 0.58 % 2,092 380 40.0 1.84 4 99.9 % 365,277 0.00 % 8,551,198,644 181
2035 374,297 0.47 % 1,730 380 41.5 1.82 4 N.A. N.A. 0.00 % 8,892,701,940 183
2040 381,151 0.36 % 1,371 380 42.7 1.80 4 N.A. N.A. 0.00 % 9,210,337,004 182
2045 386,349 0.27 % 1,040 380 43.4 1.78 4 N.A. N.A. 0.00 % 9,504,209,572 182
2050 390,071 0.19 % 744 380 44.1 1.78 4 N.A. N.A. 0.00 % 9,771,822,753 182
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 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 2017 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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