France Population (LIVE)

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France Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of France is 64,854,970 as of Saturday, April 13, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • France 2023 population is estimated at 64,756,584 people at mid year.
  • France population is equivalent to 0.8% of the total world population.
  • France ranks number 23 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in France is 118 per Km2 (306 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 547,557 Km2 (211,413 sq. miles)
  • 83.9 % of the population is urban (54,303,895 people in 2023)
  • The median age in France is 42.0 years.
1. Updated on July 16, 2023 with the latest July 2023-July 2024 estimates from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Population of France (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationFrance
Global Rank
2024 64,881,830 0.19 % 125,246 67,115 42.3 1.78 118 84.2 % 54,661,663 0.80 % 8,118,835,999 23
2023 64,756,584 0.20 % 129,956 67,761 42.0 1.79 118 83.9 % 54,303,895 0.80 % 8,045,311,447 23
2022 64,626,628 0.15 % 95,184 66,601 41.8 1.79 118 83.5 % 53,944,675 0.81 % 7,975,105,156 23
2020 64,480,053 0.12 % 80,294 18,335 41.4 1.79 118 82.5 % 53,217,966 0.82 % 7,840,952,880 22
2015 63,809,769 0.43 % 273,040 18,807 40.4 1.93 117 80.5 % 51,343,241 0.86 % 7,426,597,537 22
2010 62,444,567 0.63 % 386,898 86,355 39.1 2.02 114 79.1 % 49,393,298 0.89 % 6,985,603,105 22
2005 60,510,079 0.62 % 368,925 155,943 38.0 1.92 111 78.1 % 47,229,925 0.92 % 6,558,176,119 20
2000 58,665,453 0.43 % 249,020102,857 36.8 1.88 107 77.1 % 45,225,597 0.95 % 6,148,898,975 21
1995 57,420,354 0.35 % 201,491 11,505 35.4 1.71 105 76.0 % 43,630,318 1.00 % 5,743,219,454 21
1990 56,412,897 0.47 % 260,958 11,404 34.0 1.78 103 74.8 % 42,182,927 1.06 % 5,316,175,862 18
1985 55,108,106 0.51 % 278,855 50,391 32.7 1.82 101 74.0 % 40,800,487 1.13 % 4,861,730,613 16
1980 53,713,830 0.48 % 252,760 53,403 31.4 1.96 98 73.8 % 39,623,972 1.21 % 4,444,007,706 15
1975 52,450,030 0.75 % 385,289 60,976 30.8 1.95 96 73.7 % 38,658,424 1.29 % 4,069,437,231 15
1970 50,523,586 0.96 % 470,956 135,988 31.6 2.50 92 71.5 % 36,126,954 1.37 % 3,695,390,336 14
1965 48,168,804 1.08 % 501,846 202,497 32.0 2.83 88 68.2 % 32,832,934 1.44 % 3,337,111,983 12
1960 45,659,575 0.93 % 413,145 160,864 32.0 2.73 83 62.2 % 28,381,288 1.51 % 3,019,233,434 13
1955 43,593,851 0.82 % 350,299 81,966 32.0 2.71 80 58.1 % 25,317,338 1.59 % 2,746,072,141 12
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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France Population Forecast

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YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationFrance
Global Rank
2025 65,003,384 0.16 % 104,666 67,823 42.5 1.79 119 84.6 % 55,018,724 0.79 % 8,191,988,453 23
2030 65,543,452 0.17 % 108,014 66,963 43.5 1.78 120 86.6 % 56,788,735 0.77 % 8,546,141,327 23
2035 65,962,123 0.13 % 83,734 67,209 44.4 1.78 120 88.7 % 58,488,890 0.74 % 8,879,397,401 25
2040 66,150,546 0.06 % 37,685 67,395 45.1 1.78 121 90.7 % 60,004,346 0.72 % 9,188,250,492 27
2045 66,099,099 -0.02 % -10,289 68,013 45.5 1.77 121 92.7 % 61,284,338 0.70 % 9,467,543,575 29
2050 65,827,072 -0.08 % -54,405   46.1 1.77 120 94.8 % 62,373,862 0.68 % 9,709,491,761 31
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

France Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of France
Life Expectancy
83.35 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
3.2
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
3.8
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in France

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Paris 2,138,551
2 Marseille 794,811
3 Lyon 472,317
4 Toulouse 433,055
5 Nice 338,620
6 Nantes 277,269
7 Strasbourg 274,845
8 Montpellier 248,252
9 Bordeaux 231,844
10 Lille 228,328
11 Rennes 209,375
12 Reims 196,565
13 Le Havre 185,972
14 Cergy-Pontoise 183,430
15 Saint-Etienne 176,280
16 Toulon 168,701
17 Angers 168,279
18 Grenoble 158,552
19 Dijon 149,782
20 Nimes 148,236
21 Aix-en-Provence 146,821
22 Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines 146,598
23 Brest 144,899
24 Le Mans 144,515
25 Amiens 143,086
26 Tours 141,621
27 Limoges 141,176
28 Clermont-Ferrand 138,681
29 Villeurbanne 131,445
30 Besancon 128,426
31 Orleans 124,149
32 Metz 123,914
33 Rouen 112,787
34 Mulhouse 111,430
35 Perpignan 110,706
36 Caen 110,624
37 Boulogne-Billancourt 108,782
38 Nancy 105,334
39 Argenteuil 101,475
40 Saint-Denis 96,128
41 Roubaix 95,721
42 Tourcoing 91,574
43 Montreuil 90,652
44 Avignon 89,769
45 Marseille 13 89,316
46 Asnieres-sur-Seine 86,742
47 Nanterre 86,719
48 Poitiers 85,960
49 Versailles 85,416
50 Courbevoie 85,158
51 Creteil 84,833
52 Pau 82,697
53 Colombes 82,300
54 Vitry-sur-Seine 81,001
55 Aulnay-sous-Bois 80,615
56 Marseille 08 78,837
57 Marseille 15 77,770
58 Marseille 09 76,868
59 La Rochelle 76,810
60 Champigny-sur-Marne 76,726
61 Rueil-Malmaison 76,616
62 Antibes 76,393
63 Saint-Maur-des-Fosses 75,402
64 Calais 74,433
65 Beziers 74,081
66 Dunkerque 71,287
67 Aubervilliers 70,914
68 Cannes 70,011
69 Merignac 69,791
70 Bourges 67,987

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Notes

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

The Population of France (1950 - 2023) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2023.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2023. 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 2022 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2023: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). 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 2023: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). 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 France 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.