Zurich · Population

Question: What is the population of Zurich? Answer: Zurich (Zürich), Switzerland (Administrative unit: Zurich) - last known population is ≈ 391 400 (year 2014). This was 4.766% of total Switzerland population. If population growth rate would be same as in period 2010-2014 (+1.22%/year), Zurich population in 2021 would be: 425 974*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1950-1960] +1.22 %/year
[1960-1970] -0.41 %/year
[1970-1980] -1.33 %/year
[1980-1990] -0.12 %/year
[1990-2000] -0.05 %/year
[2000-2010] +0.26 %/year
[2010-2014] +1.22 %/year


GPS coordinates: 47.367, 8.55

Local time in Zurich: 10:59 Thursday GMT+1.

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Zurich on city and population density map

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

Sources, Notices

1950c, 1960c, 1970c, 1980c, 1990c, 2000c, 2010c, 2014e. 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
Bundesamt für Statistik, Schweiz
Canton of Zurich Statistical Office In Deut.
Republique et Canton de Geneve
Canton of Basel-Stadt Statistics Bevölkerung: Gemeinde, Geschlecht, Heimat, Konfession 1850-2000 (Excel, 927 kB)
• Statistisches Jahrbuch der Schweiz
Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Standing and temporary resident population by region, gender, nationality and age (German)
[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).