Iran Population (LIVE)

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Iran Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the Islamic Republic of Iran is 81,417,310 as of Thursday, October 19, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Iran population is equivalent to 1.07% of the total world population.
  • Iran ranks number 18 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Iran is 50 per Km2 (129 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 1,628,550 Km2 (628,786 sq. miles)
  • 74.6 % of the population is urban (60,552,800 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Iran is 30.1 years.

Population of Iran (2018 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
2018 82,011,735 1.05 % 848,947 -55,000 30.1 1.72 50 73.8 % 61,640,105 1.07 % 7,632,819,325 18
2017 81,162,788 1.10 % 885,360 -55,000 30.1 1.72 50 74.6 % 60,552,800 1.07 % 7,550,262,101 18
2016 80,277,428 1.16 % 916,941 -55,000 30.1 1.72 49 74.0 % 59,443,534 1.08 % 7,466,964,280 17
2015 79,360,487 1.25 % 958,595 -80,000 29.5 1.75 49 73.5 % 58,315,802 1.07 % 7,383,008,820 17
2010 74,567,511 1.15 % 829,140 -109,853 26.9 1.79 46 70.5 % 52,589,842 1.07 % 6,958,169,159 17
2005 70,421,811 1.26 % 857,991 -14,061 24.1 1.97 43 67.3 % 47,393,356 1.08 % 6,542,159,383 17
2000 66,131,854 1.77 % 1,111,242123,059 20.8 2.63 41 63.8 % 42,210,684 1.08 % 6,145,006,989 17
1995 60,575,644 1.50 % 869,892 -419,201 18.5 3.95 37 60.1 % 36,423,980 1.05 % 5,751,474,416 16
1990 56,226,185 3.50 % 1,776,697 268,875 17.2 5.62 35 56.5 % 31,748,896 1.05 % 5,330,943,460 20
1985 47,342,702 4.13 % 1,734,896 403,884 17.3 6.53 29 53.6 % 25,379,649 0.97 % 4,873,781,796 22
1980 38,668,220 3.39 % 1,187,533 83,999 18.1 6.28 24 50.0 % 19,325,507 0.87 % 4,458,411,534 22
1975 32,730,554 2.80 % 843,309 15,527 18.1 6.24 20 46.0 % 15,040,458 0.80 % 4,079,087,198 25
1970 28,514,010 2.70 % 711,779 10,351 17.7 6.68 18 41.3 % 11,789,487 0.77 % 3,700,577,650 25
1965 24,955,115 2.64 % 609,642 -218 20.9 6.91 15 37.2 % 9,275,865 0.75 % 3,339,592,688 26
1960 21,906,903 2.57 % 522,581 -389 19.6 6.91 13 33.8 % 7,407,650 0.72 % 3,033,212,527 26
1955 19,293,999 2.42 % 434,946 -218 20.9 6.91 12 30.6 % 5,903,540 0.70 % 2,772,242,535 26
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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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 83,587,129 1.04 % 845,328 -55,000 32.4 1.62 51 76.3 % 63,738,744 1.07 % 7,795,482,309 18
2025 86,729,781 0.74 % 628,530 -40,000 35.5 1.53 53 78.9 % 68,472,823 1.06 % 8,185,613,757 17
2030 88,863,308 0.49 % 426,705 -40,000 38.4 1.50 55 81.6 % 72,543,820 1.04 % 8,551,198,644 17
2035 90,478,779 0.36 % 323,094 -40,000 41.0 1.52 56 84.1 % 76,105,956 1.02 % 8,892,701,940 19
2040 91,899,463 0.31 % 284,137 -40,000 42.9 1.55 56 86.2 % 79,230,575 1.00 % 9,210,337,004 19
2045 93,045,086 0.25 % 229,125 -40,000 44.2 1.59 57 88.1 % 82,017,008 0.98 % 9,504,209,572 20
2050 93,553,454 0.11 % 101,674 -40,000 45.2 1.62 57 90.2 % 84,357,725 0.96 % 9,771,822,753 21
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 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 - 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 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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