Iceland Population (LIVE)

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Iceland Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Iceland is 376,917 as of Monday, March 4, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Iceland 2023 population is estimated at 375,318 people at mid year.
  • Iceland population is equivalent to 0% of the total world population.
  • Iceland ranks number 179 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Iceland is 4 per Km2 (10 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 100,250 Km2 (38,707 sq. miles)
  • 87.8 % of the population is urban (329,708 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Iceland is 36.5 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 Iceland (2024 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
2024 377,689 0.63 % 2,371 380 36.8 1.72 4 87.9 % 332,066 0.00 % 8,118,835,999 179
2023 375,318 0.65 % 2,419 380 36.5 1.72 4 87.8 % 329,708 0.00 % 8,045,311,447 179
2022 372,899 0.69 % 2,564 380 36.2 1.73 4 87.8 % 327,298 0.00 % 7,975,105,156 179
2020 366,669 1.63 % 5,895 2,573 35.6 1.75 4 87.9 % 322,286 0.00 % 7,840,952,880 180
2015 331,060 0.79 % 2,545 1,477 35.0 1.81 3 93.5 % 309,438 0.00 % 7,426,597,537 180
2010 318,333 1.40 % 4,261 -2,077 33.9 2.19 3 94.2 % 299,745 0.00 % 6,985,603,105 180
2005 297,029 1.08 % 3,113 3,918 33.2 2.05 3 92.4 % 274,440 0.00 % 6,558,176,119 179
2000 281,462 1.01 % 2,7561,874 31.9 2.07 3 92.1 % 259,125 0.00 % 6,148,898,975 178
1995 267,681 0.97 % 2,532 -1,413 30.4 2.08 3 91.6 % 245,228 0.00 % 5,743,219,454 177
1990 255,019 1.09 % 2,688 -969 29.0 2.29 3 90.8 % 231,452 0.00 % 5,316,175,862 178
1985 241,577 1.14 % 2,663 -628 27.3 1.94 2 89.6 % 216,386 0.00 % 4,861,730,613 177
1980 228,263 0.92 % 2,039 -601 25.9 2.48 2 88.3 % 201,464 0.01 % 4,444,007,706 176
1975 218,070 1.30 % 2,720 -367 24.4 2.64 2 86.7 % 188,999 0.01 % 4,069,437,231 173
1970 204,468 1.23 % 2,432 -1,701 23.4 2.82 2 84.9 % 173,558 0.01 % 3,695,390,336 173
1965 192,309 1.84 % 3,349 -273 23.1 3.73 2 82.7 % 159,082 0.01 % 3,337,111,983 171
1960 175,566 2.17 % 3,566 -248 24.4 4.26 2 80.3 % 141,000 0.01 % 3,019,233,434 171
1955 157,735 2.03 % 3,017 10 25.1 4.07 2 76.7 % 121,006 0.01 % 2,746,072,141 171
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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Iceland 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 PopulationIceland
Global Rank
2025 380,010 0.72 % 2,668 380 37.1 1.72 4 88.0 % 334,395 0.00 % 8,191,988,453 179
2030 390,338 0.54 % 2,066 380 39.0 1.69 4 88.5 % 345,315 0.00 % 8,546,141,327 181
2035 398,209 0.40 % 1,574 380 41.1 1.68 4 89.1 % 354,716 0.00 % 8,879,397,401 182
2040 403,737 0.28 % 1,106 380 42.9 1.68 4 89.8 % 362,573 0.00 % 9,188,250,492 181
2045 407,149 0.17 % 682 380 44.2 1.67 4 90.6 % 368,909 0.00 % 9,467,543,575 181
2050 408,783 0.08 % 327   45.0 1.67 4 91.4 % 373,768 0.00 % 9,709,491,761 181
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).

Iceland Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Iceland
Life Expectancy
82.96 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
1.4
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
1.8
(per 1,000 live births)
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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

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Notes

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

The Population of Iceland (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 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.