Iceland Population (LIVE)

retrieving data...
Iceland Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Iceland is 339,671 as of Tuesday, October 15, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Iceland 2019 population is estimated at 339,031 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • 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)
  • 94.3 % of the population is urban (319,637 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Iceland is 36.3 years.

Population of Iceland (2019 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
2019 339,031 0.69 % 2,318 380 36.3 1.94 3 94.3 % 319,637 0.00 % 7,713,468,100 180
2018 336,713 0.69 % 2,320 380 36.3 1.94 3 94.1 % 316,881 0.00 % 7,631,091,040 180
2017 334,393 0.66 % 2,187 380 36.3 1.94 3 94.0 % 314,163 0.00 % 7,547,858,925 180
2016 332,206 0.59 % 1,963 380 36.3 1.94 3 93.8 % 311,646 0.00 % 7,464,022,049 180
2015 330,243 0.61 % 1,983 -433 36.0 1.98 3 93.7 % 309,438 0.00 % 7,379,797,139 180
2010 320,328 1.66 % 5,070 2,401 34.8 2.13 3 93.6 % 299,745 0.00 % 6,956,823,603 180
2005 294,979 1.02 % 2,909 588 34.3 1.99 3 93.0 % 274,440 0.00 % 6,541,907,027 179
2000 280,435 0.94 % 2,561204 32.9 2.06 3 92.4 % 259,125 0.00 % 6,143,493,823 178
1995 267,629 0.97 % 2,517 -211 31.5 2.19 3 91.6 % 245,228 0.00 % 5,744,212,979 177
1990 255,043 1.09 % 2,692 129 30.0 2.12 3 90.8 % 231,452 0.00 % 5,327,231,061 178
1985 241,582 1.14 % 2,664 52 28.4 2.23 2 89.6 % 216,386 0.00 % 4,870,921,740 176
1980 228,262 0.92 % 2,038 -786 26.9 2.45 2 88.3 % 201,464 0.01 % 4,458,003,514 175
1975 218,070 1.30 % 2,729 -212 25.4 2.87 2 86.7 % 188,999 0.01 % 4,079,480,606 174
1970 204,426 1.23 % 2,423 -551 24.5 3.24 2 84.9 % 173,558 0.01 % 3,700,437,046 173
1965 192,313 1.84 % 3,344 -146 24.2 3.94 2 82.7 % 159,082 0.01 % 3,339,583,597 171
1960 175,592 2.18 % 3,590 65 25.4 4.17 2 80.3 % 141,000 0.01 % 3,034,949,748 170
1955 157,642 2.02 % 2,997 -83 26.2 3.86 2 76.8 % 121,006 0.01 % 2,773,019,936 171
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
back to top ↑


Iceland Population Forecast

380
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 341,243 0.66 % 2,200 380 37.5 1.77 3 94.4 % 322,286 0.00 % 7,794,798,739 180
2025 351,184 0.58 % 1,988 380 39.0 1.77 4 95.2 % 334,395 0.00 % 8,184,437,460 180
2030 359,711 0.48 % 1,705 380 40.5 1.77 4 96.0 % 345,315 0.00 % 8,548,487,400 182
2035 366,606 0.38 % 1,379 380 42.1 1.77 4 96.8 % 354,716 0.00 % 8,887,524,213 182
2040 371,746 0.28 % 1,028 380 43.5 1.77 4 97.5 % 362,573 0.00 % 9,198,847,240 182
2045 375,085 0.18 % 668 380 44.4 1.77 4 98.4 % 368,909 0.00 % 9,481,803,274 182
2050 376,693 0.09 % 322   45.1 1.77 4 99.2 % 373,768 0.00 % 9,735,033,990 183
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Iceland Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Iceland
Life Expectancy
83.52 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
View by sex and historical chart
Infant Mortality
1.0
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
View historical chart
Deaths under age 5
1.6
(per 1,000 live births)
View historical chart

Sex Ratio (males vs females)

Males Male % Females Female % Total Population (2020) Sex Ratio (males to females)
171,405 50.23% 169,845 49.77% 341,243 1.01

Population Pyramid for Iceland (2020)

Compare with years 1960, 1990, 2050, and 2080

Population by Broad Age Groups

View detailed age groups
Age Group Males Male % Females Female % Total Age Group Population
Age Group's share of total population
0-14 33,955 51.23% 32,328 48.77% 66,283 19.42%
15-24 22,237 50.85% 21,497 49.15% 43,734 12.82%
25-54 69,017 50.70% 67,105 49.30% 136,122 39.89%
55-64 20,692 49.51% 21,104 50.49% 41,796 12.25%
65+ 25,504 47.84% 27,811 52.16% 53,315 15.62%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 66,283 19.42% 29.9
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 221,652 64.95% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 53,315 15.62% 24.1
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
119,598 35.05% 54.0

Main Cities by Population in Iceland

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Reykjavik 118,918
2 Kopavogur 31,719
3 Hafnarfjoerdur 26,808
4 Akureyri 17,693

See also

back to top ↑

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 - 2019) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2019.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2019. 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 2019 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2019: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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 2019: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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.

Enter your email below to receive Worldometers' latest news (free):