Istanbul, Turkey Metro Area Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Istanbul, Turkey metro area from 1950 to 2022. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Istanbul in 2022 is 15,636,000, a 1.43% increase from 2021.
  • The metro area population of Istanbul in 2021 was 15,415,000, a 1.48% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Istanbul in 2020 was 15,190,000, a 1.48% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Istanbul in 2019 was 14,968,000, a 1.47% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Turkey
City Name Population
Istanbul 15,636,000
Ankara 5,310,000
Izmir 3,056,000
Bursa 2,055,000
Adana 1,814,000
Gaziantep 1,773,000
Konya 1,383,000
Antalya 1,319,000
Diyarbakir 1,079,000
Mersin 1,053,000
Kayseri 1,000,000
Eskisehir 819,000
Gebze 793,000
Samsun 678,000
Denizli 676,000
Sanliurfa 603,000
Kahramanmaras 572,000
Sakarya 567,000
Van 543,000
Malatya 512,000
Batman 457,000
Erzurum 448,000
Elazig 428,000
Manisa 398,000
Sivas 382,000
Izmit 360,000
Balikesir 335,000
Istanbul - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 15,636,000 1.43%
2021 15,415,000 1.48%
2020 15,190,000 1.48%
2019 14,968,000 1.47%
2018 14,751,000 1.45%
2017 14,540,000 1.45%
2016 14,332,000 1.45%
2015 14,127,000 1.62%
2014 13,902,000 1.79%
2013 13,658,000 1.78%
2012 13,419,000 2.76%
2011 13,058,000 3.76%
2010 12,585,000 3.76%
2009 12,129,000 3.75%
2008 11,691,000 3.76%
2007 11,267,000 3.76%
2006 10,859,000 3.76%
2005 10,466,000 3.76%
2004 10,087,000 3.75%
2003 9,722,000 3.76%
2002 9,370,000 3.77%
2001 9,030,000 3.27%
2000 8,744,000 2.23%
1999 8,553,000 2.22%
1998 8,367,000 2.60%
1997 8,155,000 3.14%
1996 7,907,000 3.16%
1995 7,665,000 3.14%
1994 7,432,000 3.15%
1993 7,205,000 3.13%
1992 6,986,000 3.14%
1991 6,773,000 3.37%
1990 6,552,000 3.88%
1989 6,307,000 3.90%
1988 6,070,000 3.88%
1987 5,843,000 3.89%
1986 5,624,000 4.01%
1985 5,407,000 4.22%
1984 5,188,000 4.24%
1983 4,977,000 4.25%
1982 4,774,000 4.24%
1981 4,580,000 4.16%
1980 4,397,000 4.00%
1979 4,228,000 4.01%
1978 4,065,000 3.99%
1977 3,909,000 3.99%
1976 3,759,000 4.42%
1975 3,600,000 5.26%
1974 3,420,000 5.26%
1973 3,249,000 5.28%
1972 3,086,000 5.29%
1971 2,931,000 5.74%
1970 2,772,000 6.74%
1969 2,597,000 6.70%
1968 2,434,000 6.75%
1967 2,280,000 6.69%
1966 2,137,000 6.80%
1965 2,001,000 6.83%
1964 1,873,000 6.85%
1963 1,753,000 6.89%
1962 1,640,000 6.84%
1961 1,535,000 5.64%
1960 1,453,000 2.90%
1959 1,412,000 2.99%
1958 1,371,000 2.93%
1957 1,332,000 2.94%
1956 1,294,000 3.60%
1955 1,249,000 5.22%
1954 1,187,000 5.23%
1953 1,128,000 5.22%
1952 1,072,000 5.30%
1951 1,018,000 5.27%
1950 967,000 0.00%