Iran Population (LIVE)

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Iran Population (1950 - 2016)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the Islamic Republic of Iran is 80,271,704 as of Friday, September 30, 2016, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Iran population is equivalent to 1.08% of the total world population.
  • Iran ranks number 17 in the list of countries by population.
  • The population density in Iran is 49 per Km2 (127 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 1,630,207 Km2 (629,426 sq. miles)
  • 73.7 % of the population is urban (59,443,534 people in 2016)
  • The median age in Iran is 30.1 years.

Population of Iran (2016 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationIran
Global Rank
2016 80,043,146 1.18 % 933,874 -28,787 30.1 1.72 49 74.3 % 59,443,534 1.08 % 7,432,663,275 17
2015 79,109,272 1.27 % 971,180 -60,000 30 1.75 49 73.7 % 58,315,802 1.08 % 7,349,472,099 17
2010 74,253,373 1.15 % 826,252 -109,900 27 1.79 46 70.8 % 52,589,842 1.07 % 6,929,725,043 17
2005 70,122,115 1.27 % 854,411 -14,100 24 1.97 43 67.6 % 47,393,356 1.08 % 6,519,635,850 17
2000 65,850,062 1.77 % 1,106,286 123,100 21 2.63 40 64.1 % 42,210,684 1.07 % 6,126,622,121 17
1995 60,318,632 1.44 % 829,887 -455,200 19 3.95 37 60.4 % 36,423,980 1.05 % 5,735,123,084 16
1990 56,169,196 3.5 % 1,775,681 268,900 17 5.62 35 56.5 % 31,748,896 1.06 % 5,309,667,699 20
1985 47,290,793 4.11 % 1,724,514 393,900 17 6.53 29 53.7 % 25,379,649 0.97 % 4,852,540,569 22
1980 38,668,222 3.39 % 1,187,533 84,000 18 6.28 24 50 % 19,325,507 0.87 % 4,439,632,465 22
1975 32,730,555 2.8 % 843,309 15,500 18 6.24 20 46 % 15,040,458 0.81 % 4,061,399,228 25
1970 28,514,011 2.7 % 711,779 10,400 18 6.68 18 41.3 % 11,789,487 0.77 % 3,682,487,691 25
1965 24,955,116 2.64 % 609,642 -200 21 6.91 12 37.2 % 9,275,865 0.75 % 3,322,495,121 26
1960 21,906,905 2.57 % 522,581 -400 20 6.91 14 33.8 % 7,407,650 0.73 % 3,018,343,828 26
1955 19,293,998 2.42 % 434,947 -200 21 6.91 12 30.6 % 5,903,540 0.7 % 2,758,314,525 26
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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Iran Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationIran
Global Rank
2020 83,403,280 1.06 % 858,802 -28,800 32 1.62 51 76.4 % 63,738,744 1.08 % 7,758,156,792 17
2025 86,496,638 0.73 % 618,672 -23,400 36 1.52 53 79.2 % 68,472,823 1.06 % 8,141,661,007 17
2030 88,528,877 0.47 % 406,448 -23,400 38 1.49 54 81.9 % 72,543,820 1.04 % 8,500,766,052 17
2035 89,996,161 0.33 % 293,457 -23,400 41 1.51 55 84.6 % 76,105,956 1.02 % 8,838,907,877 19
2040 91,205,167 0.27 % 241,801 -23,400 43 1.54 56 86.9 % 79,230,575 1 % 9,157,233,976 19
2045 92,059,532 0.19 % 170,873 -23,400 44 1.58 57 89.1 % 82,017,008 0.97 % 9,453,891,780 19
2050 92,218,838 0.03 % 31,861 -23,400 45 1.61 57 91.5 % 84,357,725 0.95 % 9,725,147,994 21
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 Iran Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of the Islamic Republic of Iran delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Iran (1950 - 2016) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2016.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2016. 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 2016: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2015 to June 30 2016). 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 2016: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2015 to June 30 2016). 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 Iran 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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