Tehran, Iran Metro Area Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Tehran, Iran metro area from 1950 to 2022. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Tehran in 2022 is 9,382,000, a 1.33% increase from 2021.
  • The metro area population of Tehran in 2021 was 9,259,000, a 1.36% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Tehran in 2020 was 9,135,000, a 1.34% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Tehran in 2019 was 9,014,000, a 1.33% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Iran
City Name Population
Tehran 9,382,000
Mashhad 3,318,000
Esfahan 2,219,000
Shiraz 1,699,000
Tabriz 1,644,000
Karaj 1,587,000
Qom 1,333,000
Ahvaz 1,278,000
Kermanshah 1,066,000
Orumiyeh 823,000
Rasht 731,000
Bandar Abbas 646,000
Zahedan 623,000
Hamadan 592,000
Ardabil 588,000
Yazd 584,000
Arak 567,000
Kerman 547,000
Eslamshahr 523,000
Zanjan 486,000
Sanandaj 461,000
Qazvin 430,000
Khorramabad 405,000
Shahriyar 390,000
Gorgan 378,000
Qods 342,000
Kashan 341,000
Sari 328,000
Tehran - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 9,382,000 1.33%
2021 9,259,000 1.36%
2020 9,135,000 1.34%
2019 9,014,000 1.33%
2018 8,896,000 1.31%
2017 8,781,000 1.32%
2016 8,667,000 1.31%
2015 8,555,000 1.31%
2014 8,444,000 1.31%
2013 8,335,000 1.31%
2012 8,227,000 1.18%
2011 8,131,000 0.89%
2010 8,059,000 0.90%
2009 7,987,000 0.91%
2008 7,915,000 0.89%
2007 7,845,000 1.07%
2006 7,762,000 1.44%
2005 7,652,000 1.43%
2004 7,544,000 1.43%
2003 7,438,000 1.43%
2002 7,333,000 1.42%
2001 7,230,000 1.43%
2000 7,128,000 1.42%
1999 7,028,000 1.43%
1998 6,929,000 1.43%
1997 6,831,000 1.29%
1996 6,744,000 0.85%
1995 6,687,000 0.86%
1994 6,630,000 0.87%
1993 6,573,000 0.86%
1992 6,517,000 0.99%
1991 6,453,000 1.38%
1990 6,365,000 1.39%
1989 6,278,000 1.39%
1988 6,192,000 1.39%
1987 6,107,000 1.72%
1986 6,004,000 2.83%
1985 5,839,000 2.82%
1984 5,679,000 2.84%
1983 5,522,000 2.83%
1982 5,370,000 2.81%
1981 5,223,000 2.84%
1980 5,079,000 2.83%
1979 4,939,000 2.83%
1978 4,803,000 2.83%
1977 4,671,000 3.73%
1976 4,503,000 5.38%
1975 4,273,000 5.38%
1974 4,055,000 5.35%
1973 3,849,000 5.37%
1972 3,653,000 5.40%
1971 3,466,000 5.35%
1970 3,290,000 5.38%
1969 3,122,000 5.37%
1968 2,963,000 5.37%
1967 2,812,000 5.60%
1966 2,663,000 6.05%
1965 2,511,000 6.04%
1964 2,368,000 6.05%
1963 2,233,000 6.03%
1962 2,106,000 6.04%
1961 1,986,000 6.03%
1960 1,873,000 6.06%
1959 1,766,000 6.07%
1958 1,665,000 6.05%
1957 1,570,000 6.01%
1956 1,481,000 6.09%
1955 1,396,000 6.00%
1954 1,317,000 6.04%
1953 1,242,000 6.06%
1952 1,171,000 6.07%
1951 1,104,000 6.05%
1950 1,041,000 0.00%