Oulu · Population

Question: What is the population of Oulu? Answer: Oulu, Finland (Administrative unit: North Ostrobothnia) - last known population is ≈ 196 800 (year 2015). This was 3.576% of total Finland population. If population growth rate would be same as in period 2010-2015 (+1.2%/year), Oulu population in 2021 would be: 211 449*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1980-1990] +1.11 %/year
[1990-2000] +1.69 %/year
[2000-2010] +1.43 %/year
[2010-2015] +1.2 %/year


GPS coordinates: 65.012, 25.468

Local time in Oulu: 22:36 Sunday GMT+3.

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Oulu on city and population density map

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Sources, Notices

1980e, 1990c, 2000c, 2010e, 2015e. Legend: e-estimate, c-census, o-other, ..
* Unofficial, calculated population.
** In some cases boundaries changes also influence the comparability of the population data. Data is provided "as is" without warranty or any representation of accuracy, timeliness or completeness. Terms of use.
[1] Sources
Statistics Finland
VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 30.06.2015 y2015 (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Ret. 2016-01-07
PX-Web Statfin in English tables
[2] City density map, generated by population.city using data provided to us by 1km.net website. Every circle is city with population over 5000. Link
[3] Population density map generated by instructions from daysleeperrr on reddig. Link1. Used data source is the Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v3 online at the the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) at Columbia University. Link2. Additional urban land cover: Extracted from Global Land Cover Characteristics Data Base Version 2.0 and Binary MOD12Q1 data on shadedrelief.com. Link3 (PNG,0.5Mb).