Gelsenkirchen · Population

Question: What is the population of Gelsenkirchen? Answer: Gelsenkirchen, Germany (Administrative unit: North Rhine-Westphalia) - last known population is ≈ 257 900 (year 2013). This was 0.32% of total Germany population. If population growth rate would be same as in period 2011-2013 (-0.18%/year), Gelsenkirchen population in 2020 would be: 254 669*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1950-1970] -0.1 %/year
[1970-1987] -1.13 %/year
[1987-1995] +0.16 %/year
[1995-2001] -0.84 %/year
[2001-2011] -0.67 %/year
[2011-2013] -0.18 %/year


GPS coordinates: 51.508, 7.123

Local time in Gelsenkirchen: 17:47 Sunday GMT+1.

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Gelsenkirchen on city and population density map

City density [2]population density [3]Legend (Click on marker to hide it)

Sources, Notices

1950c, 1970c, 1987c, 1995e, 2001e, 2011c, 2013e. 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
Statistisches Bundesamt Deutschland In deutscher Sprache
Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) In English
• Statistisches Jahrbuch (1946-1990 BRD, DDR)
[2] City density map, generated by using data provided to us by 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 Link3 (PNG,0.5Mb).