Iran Population (LIVE)

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Iran Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the Islamic Republic of Iran is 89,685,789 as of Sunday, April 21, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Iran 2023 population is estimated at 89,172,767 people at mid year.
  • Iran population is equivalent to 1.11% of the total world population.
  • Iran ranks number 17 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Iran is 55 per Km2 (142 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 1,628,550 Km2 (628,786 sq. miles)
  • 74.2 % of the population is urban (66,139,220 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Iran is 33.0 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 Iran (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationIran
Global Rank
2024 89,809,781 0.71 % 637,014 -39,998 33.6 1.67 55 74.6 % 66,968,458 1.11 % 8,118,835,999 17
2023 89,172,767 0.70 % 622,197 -39,998 33.0 1.68 55 74.2 % 66,139,220 1.11 % 8,045,311,447 17
2022 88,550,570 0.71 % 627,138 -39,998 32.4 1.68 54 73.7 % 65,271,669 1.11 % 7,975,105,156 17
2020 87,290,193 0.84 % 725,991 -156,669 31.4 1.71 54 72.7 % 63,420,504 1.11 % 7,840,952,880 17
2015 81,790,841 1.65 % 1,283,397 628,310 28.9 2.05 50 71.2 % 58,217,032 1.10 % 7,426,597,537 17
2010 75,373,855 1.44 % 1,038,252 127,703 26.4 1.77 46 69.9 % 52,664,138 1.08 % 6,985,603,105 17
2005 70,182,594 1.38 % 927,642 323,987 23.6 1.78 43 67.8 % 47,575,374 1.07 % 6,558,176,119 17
2000 65,544,383 1.52 % 949,915394,594 20.7 2.02 40 64.6 % 42,352,090 1.07 % 6,148,898,975 17
1995 60,794,809 1.73 % 1,000,236 -120,114 18.1 2.89 37 60.0 % 36,488,609 1.06 % 5,743,219,454 16
1990 55,793,629 3.37 % 1,705,494 1,375,419 17.3 4.86 34 56.8 % 31,672,465 1.05 % 5,316,175,862 19
1985 47,266,160 4.18 % 1,749,099 82,961 17.1 6.26 29 53.5 % 25,278,712 0.97 % 4,861,730,613 22
1980 38,520,664 3.23 % 1,132,738 66,006 17.2 6.58 24 49.9 % 19,215,536 0.87 % 4,444,007,706 22
1975 32,856,976 2.92 % 881,454 76,834 17.2 6.01 20 45.6 % 14,973,153 0.81 % 4,069,437,231 25
1970 28,449,705 2.89 % 756,536 59,763 16.8 6.71 17 41.3 % 11,751,335 0.77 % 3,695,390,336 25
1965 24,667,026 2.89 % 655,644 95,420 16.9 7.11 15 37.5 % 9,250,486 0.74 % 3,337,111,983 27
1960 21,388,806 2.53 % 502,988 24,066 18.3 7.30 13 34.6 % 7,390,258 0.71 % 3,019,233,434 27
1955 18,873,864 2.32 % 408,206 -6,159 19.8 7.04 12 31.2 % 5,895,032 0.69 % 2,746,072,141 27
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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Iran Population Forecast

-39,998
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationIran
Global Rank
2025 90,410,659 0.70 % 624,093 -39,998 34.1 1.68 56 74.9 % 67,760,281 1.10 % 8,191,988,453 17
2030 92,921,017 0.55 % 502,072 -39,998 36.8 1.67 57 76.6 % 71,204,909 1.09 % 8,546,141,327 17
2035 94,861,188 0.41 % 388,034 -39,998 39.0 1.66 58 78.1 % 74,092,307 1.07 % 8,879,397,401 17
2040 96,518,596 0.35 % 331,482 -39,998 40.5 1.66 59 79.4 % 76,665,787 1.05 % 9,188,250,492 18
2045 97,981,000 0.30 % 292,481 -39,998 41.4 1.66 60 80.5 % 78,860,081 1.03 % 9,467,543,575 18
2050 99,007,204 0.21 % 205,241   42.3 1.67 61 81.2 % 80,441,107 1.02 % 9,709,491,761 18
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).

Iran Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Iran
Life Expectancy
76.97 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
9.5
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
11.3
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Iran

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Tehran 7,153,309
2 Mashhad 2,307,177
3 Isfahan 1,547,164
4 Karaj 1,448,075
5 Tabriz 1,424,641
6 Shiraz 1,249,942
7 Qom 900,000
8 Ahvaz 841,145
9 Pasragad Branch 787,878
10 Kahriz 766,706
11 Kermanshah 621,100
12 Rasht 594,590
13 Kerman 577,514
14 Orumiyeh 577,307
15 Zahedan 551,980
16 Hamadan 528,256
17 Azadshahr 514,102
18 Arak 503,647
19 Yazd 477,905
20 Ardabil 410,753
21 Abadan 370,180
22 Zanjan 357,471
23 Bandar Abbas 352,173
24 Sanandaj 349,176
25 Qazvin 333,635
26 Khorramshahr 330,606
27 Khorramabad 329,825
28 Khomeyni Shahr 277,334
29 Sari 255,396
30 Borujerd 251,958
31 Qarchak 251,834
32 Gorgan 244,937
33 Sabzevar 226,183
34 Najafabad 223,450
35 Neyshabur 220,929
36 Nazarabad 213,388
37 Bukan 213,331
38 Sirjan 207,645
39 Babol 202,796
40 Amol 199,382
41 Birjand 196,982
42 Bojnurd 192,041
43 Varamin 179,603
44 Malayer 176,573
45 Saveh 175,533
46 Khowy 175,370
47 Bushehr 165,377
48 Mahabad 162,434
49 Saqqez 151,237
50 Marvdasht 148,858
51 Rafsanjan 147,680
52 Ilam 140,940
53 Miandoab 132,819
54 Shahrud 131,889
55 Gonbad-e Kavus 131,416
56 Iranshahr 131,232
57 Shahr-e Kord 129,153
58 Torbat-e Heydariyeh 125,633
59 Semnan 124,826
60 Marand 124,191
61 Zabol 121,989
62 Quchan 111,752
63 Masjed Soleyman 111,510
64 Bandar-e Anzali 110,826
65 Baneh 104,799
66 Parsabad 101,661
67 Kuhdasht 100,208
68 Bam 99,268
69 Akbarabad 98,342
70 Fasa 98,061

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Notes

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

The Population of Iran (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 Iran 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.