Akureyri · Population

Question: What is the population of Akureyri? Answer: Akureyri, Iceland (Administrative unit: Northeast) - last known population is ≈ 17 900 (year 2015). This was 5.438% of total Iceland population. If population growth rate would be same as in period 2010-2015 (+0.71%/year), Akureyri population in 2021 would be: 18 688*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1960-1980] +2.13 %/year
[1980-2000] +0.61 %/year
[2000-2005] +1.49 %/year
[2005-2010] +1.18 %/year
[2010-2015] +0.71 %/year


GPS coordinates: 65.684, -18.088

Local time in Akureyri: 15:08 Thursday GMT0.

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Akureyri on city and population density map

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

Sources, Notices

1960c, 1980c, 2000e, 2005e, 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 Iceland
• Statistical Abstract of Iceland 1984.
• Landshagir, Statistical yearbook of Iceland (ISSN 1017-6683)
[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).