Iceland population 341,860 (live)

The population of Iceland is expected to grow by 2,000 in 2018 and reach 342,000 in 2019. Migration (including immigration and emigration) increases population by 380 people yearly. On average there are 4,298 births and 2,240 deaths in Iceland per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 0.61 percent per year. The population density of Iceland has changed from 2.3 in 1980 to 3.3 in 2016.

Current population 341,860 people at present (Friday 14th of December 2018)
Median Age 38.1 years
Life expectancy 83.2 years
Population density 3.4 per km2
Population of Iceland from 1960 to 2018 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2018 339,000 2,000 (0.6%) 380 38.1 1.91 3 320,000 (94.4%)
2017 337,000 2,748 (0.8%) 380 38.0 1.92 3 318,000 (94.3%)
2016 334,252 3,437 (1.0%) 380 37.7 1.92 3 314,966 (94.2%)
2015 330,815 3,429 (1.0%) 380 37.5 1.93 3 311,419 (94.1%)
2010 318,041 -458 (-0.1%) -433 36.4 2.20 3 297,763 (93.6%)
2005 296,734 4,660 (1.6%) 2,401 35.8 2.05 3 276,072 (93.0%)
2000 281,205 3,824 (1.4%) 588 34.6 2.08 3 259,836 (92.4%)
1995 267,468 1,447 (0.5%) 204 33.7 2.08 3 245,081 (91.6%)
1990 254,826 1,974 (0.8%) -211 33.0 2.30 3 231,255 (90.8%)
1985 241,405 1,894 (0.8%) 129 32.2 1.93 2 216,226 (89.6%)
1980 228,138 2,403 (1.1%) 52 31.4 2.48 2 201,355 (88.3%)
1975 217,979 2,770 (1.3%) -786 30.5 2.65 2 188,920 (86.7%)
1970 204,438 1,069 (0.5%) -212 29.8 2.81 2 173,568 (84.9%)
1965 192,286 3,303 (1.7%) -551 29.3 3.73 2 159,059 (82.7%)
1960 175,574 3,455 (1.9%) -146 29.3 4.29 2 140,986 (80.3%)

In 2017 the population of Iceland was 337,000 and the average age increased from 29.3 in 1960 to 38.0. Urban population has increased from 259,836 (92.4%) in 2000 to 320,000 (94.4%) in the current year. The population density of Iceland has changed from 2.3 in 1980 to 3.3 in 2016.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 344,000 2,000 (0.6%) 380 38.6 1.90 3 326,000 (94.6%)
2025 356,000 2,000 (0.6%) 380 39.7 1.86 4 338,000 (94.9%)
2030 366,000 1,000 (0.3%) 380 40.8 1.83 4 349,000 (95.2%)
2035 374,000 1,000 (0.3%) 380 42.0 1.81 4 357,000 (95.5%)
2040 380,000 1,000 (0.3%) 380 42.9 1.79 4 364,000 (95.7%)
2045 385,000 1,000 (0.3%) 380 43.5 1.78 4 369,000 (95.9%)
2050 388,000 0 (0.0%) 380 44.1 1.78 4 373,000 (96.1%)

Total Iceland population should reach 344,000 by 2020 and should increase to 388,000 people by year 2050. The life expectancy at birth should reach 87.2 (86.2 years for male and 88.2 years for females). Population density will go up to 3.9 people per square kilometer.

Iceland demographics 2017

The population growth rate is 0.59% (2,748 residents, including 2,207 deaths). The demographics of Iceland constitutes of 169,000 women and 170,000 men, which means there are 1,006 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 26.5% of population (89,903) is 19 or younger, 59.1% of population (200,451) is between age 20 and 64 and 14.8% of population (50,308) is over 65.

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