Iran Population (LIVE)

retrieving data...
Iran Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the Islamic Republic of Iran is 83,322,186 as of Sunday, November 17, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Iran 2019 population is estimated at 82,913,906 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Iran population is equivalent to 1.07% of the total world population.
  • Iran ranks number 19 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Iran is 51 per Km2 (132 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 1,628,550 Km2 (628,786 sq. miles)
  • 75.3 % of the population is urban (62,439,455 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Iran is 30.1 years.

Population of Iran (2019 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
2019 82,913,906 1.36 % 1,113,718 -55,000 30.1 1.96 51 75.3 % 62,439,455 1.07 % 7,713,468,100 19
2018 81,800,188 1.40 % 1,126,305 -55,000 30.1 1.96 50 75.1 % 61,425,055 1.07 % 7,631,091,040 19
2017 80,673,883 1.39 % 1,109,894 -55,000 30.1 1.96 50 74.8 % 60,380,188 1.07 % 7,547,858,925 19
2016 79,563,989 1.37 % 1,071,774 -55,000 30.1 1.96 49 74.5 % 59,308,845 1.07 % 7,464,022,049 18
2015 78,492,215 1.25 % 945,939 -100,469 29.7 1.91 48 74.2 % 58,217,032 1.06 % 7,379,797,139 18
2010 73,762,519 1.12 % 800,034 -115,380 27.0 1.82 45 71.4 % 52,664,138 1.06 % 6,956,823,603 17
2005 69,762,347 1.23 % 827,788 -9,689 24.1 1.92 43 68.2 % 47,575,374 1.07 % 6,541,907,027 17
2000 65,623,405 1.33 % 836,148-43,670 21.2 2.40 40 64.5 % 42,352,090 1.07 % 6,143,493,823 17
1995 61,442,664 1.74 % 1,015,289 -179,685 18.6 3.70 38 59.4 % 36,488,609 1.07 % 5,744,212,979 16
1990 56,366,217 3.55 % 1,803,806 299,446 17.2 5.62 35 56.2 % 31,672,465 1.06 % 5,327,231,061 19
1985 47,347,186 4.14 % 1,739,388 401,534 17.2 6.53 29 53.4 % 25,278,712 0.97 % 4,870,921,740 22
1980 38,650,246 3.38 % 1,184,095 80,664 18.0 6.28 24 49.7 % 19,215,536 0.87 % 4,458,003,514 22
1975 32,729,772 2.80 % 843,181 15,527 18.1 6.24 20 45.7 % 14,973,153 0.80 % 4,079,480,606 25
1970 28,513,866 2.70 % 711,799 10,351 17.7 6.68 18 41.2 % 11,751,335 0.77 % 3,700,437,046 25
1965 24,954,873 2.64 % 609,592 -1,568 18.0 6.91 15 37.1 % 9,250,486 0.75 % 3,339,583,597 27
1960 21,906,914 2.57 % 522,557 -389 19.6 6.91 13 33.7 % 7,390,258 0.72 % 3,034,949,748 26
1955 19,294,127 2.42 % 434,972 -218 20.9 6.91 12 30.6 % 5,895,032 0.70 % 2,773,019,936 27
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
back to top ↑


Iran Population Forecast

-40,000
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 83,992,949 1.36 % 1,100,147 -55,000 32.0 2.15 52 75.5 % 63,420,504 1.08 % 7,794,798,739 18
2025 88,774,776 1.11 % 956,365 -40,000 34.2 2.15 55 76.3 % 67,760,281 1.08 % 8,184,437,460 17
2030 92,663,708 0.86 % 777,786 -40,000 36.2 2.15 57 76.8 % 71,204,909 1.08 % 8,548,487,400 17
2035 95,843,973 0.68 % 636,053 -40,000 37.6 2.15 59 77.3 % 74,092,307 1.08 % 8,887,524,213 17
2040 98,593,620 0.57 % 549,929 -40,000 38.6 2.15 61 77.8 % 76,665,787 1.07 % 9,198,847,240 18
2045 101,032,191 0.49 % 487,714 -40,000 39.4 2.15 62 78.1 % 78,860,081 1.07 % 9,481,803,274 18
2050 103,098,075 0.41 % 413,177   40.2 2.15 63 78.0 % 80,441,107 1.06 % 9,735,033,990 18
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Iran Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Iran
Life Expectancy
77.33 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
View by sex and historical chart
Infant Mortality
10.5
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
View historical chart
Deaths under age 5
12.3
(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)
42,408,406 50.49% 41,584,547 49.51% 83,992,949 1.02

Population Pyramid for Iran (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 10,665,826 51.32% 10,117,975 48.68% 20,783,801 24.74%
15-24 5,630,907 50.79% 5,455,304 49.21% 11,086,211 13.20%
25-54 19,915,282 50.04% 19,884,938 49.96% 39,800,220 47.39%
55-64 3,385,920 49.73% 3,423,206 50.27% 6,809,126 8.11%
65+ 2,810,471 50.97% 2,703,124 49.03% 5,513,595 6.56%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 20,783,801 24.74% 36.0
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 57,695,557 68.69% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 5,513,595 6.56% 9.6
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
26,297,396 31.31% 45.6

Main Cities by Population in Iran

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Tehran 7,153,309
2 Mashhad 2,307,177
3 Isfahan 1,547,164
4 Karaj 1,448,075
5 Tabriz 1,424,641
6 Shiraz 1,249,942
7 Qom 900,000
8 Ahvaz 841,145
9 Pasragad Branch 787,878
10 Kahriz 766,706
11 Kermanshah 621,100
12 Rasht 594,590
13 Kerman 577,514
14 Orumiyeh 577,307
15 Zahedan 551,980
16 Hamadan 528,256
17 Azadshahr 514,102
18 Arak 503,647
19 Yazd 477,905
20 Ardabil 410,753
21 Abadan 370,180
22 Zanjan 357,471
23 Bandar Abbas 352,173
24 Sanandaj 349,176
25 Qazvin 333,635
26 Khorramshahr 330,606
27 Khorramabad 329,825
28 Khomeyni Shahr 277,334
29 Sari 255,396
30 Borujerd 251,958
31 Qarchak 251,834
32 Gorgan 244,937
33 Sabzevar 226,183
34 Najafabad 223,450
35 Neyshabur 220,929
36 Nazarabad 213,388
37 Bukan 213,331
38 Sirjan 207,645
39 Babol 202,796
40 Amol 199,382
41 Birjand 196,982
42 Bojnurd 192,041
43 Varamin 179,603
44 Malayer 176,573
45 Saveh 175,533
46 Khowy 175,370
47 Bushehr 165,377
48 Mahabad 162,434
49 Saqqez 151,237
50 Marvdasht 148,858
51 Rafsanjan 147,680
52 Ilam 140,940
53 Miandoab 132,819
54 Shahrud 131,889
55 Gonbad-e Kavus 131,416
56 Iranshahr 131,232
57 Shahr-e Kord 129,153
58 Torbat-e Heydariyeh 125,633
59 Semnan 124,826
60 Marand 124,191
61 Zabol 121,989
62 Quchan 111,752
63 Masjed Soleyman 111,510
64 Bandar-e Anzali 110,826
65 Baneh 104,799
66 Parsabad 101,661
67 Kuhdasht 100,208
68 Bam 99,268
69 Akbarabad 98,342
70 Fasa 98,061

See also

back to top ↑

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 - 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 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.

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