Finland Population: 5,537,485

Finland is one of the 5 Nordic nations situated in the North of Europe. Here it has Norway, Russia, Sweden, Gulf of Finland, and Estonia as its boundaries. The fascinating Northern Lights are seen from the Arctic Lapland province of the country. Suomenlinna sea fortress, dating back to the 18th century, is housed here. One can see diverse museums here, a must-see for a history lover. It is also very popular for its iconic and varied glassware.

Largest Cities in Finland by Population

Helsinki is the city of Finland with the highest population count, followed by Espoo, which is the second-largest city. Tampere, Vantaa, and Oulu are the cities that are highly populated too.

CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
Helsinki 558,457 Kokkola 35,586 Hamina 21,712
Espoo 256,760 Kajaani 35,375 Kaarina 21,684
Tampere 202,687 Rovaniemi 34,781 Tornio 21,236
Vantaa 190,058 Tuusula 34,725 Heinola 20,849
Turku 175,945 Kirkkonummi 32,920 Hollola 20,405
Oulu 128,618 Seinaejoki 32,149 Valkeakoski 20,376
Lahti 98,826 Kerava 31,347 Siilinjaervi 20,209
Kuopio 89,104 Kouvola 31,133 Lauttasaari 20,000
Jyvaeskylae 85,026 Imatra 29,615 Sibbo 19,430
Pori 76,772 Nokia 28,676 Jakobstad 19,238
Lappeenranta 59,276 Savonlinna 27,353 Lempaeaelae 18,096
Vaasa 57,014 Kallio 27,051 Maentsaelae 18,074
Kotka 54,616 Riihimaeki 26,451 Forssa 17,852
Joensuu 53,388 Kaarela 26,414 Kuusamo 17,400
Haemeenlinna 47,261 Vihti 26,280 Munkkiniemi 17,334
Porvoo 47,192 Salo 24,900 Haukipudas 17,298
Mikkeli 46,550 Kangasala 24,291 Korsholm 17,176
Hyvinge 43,515 Raisio 23,597 Laukaa 17,093
Jaervenpaeae 38,148 Karhula 22,867 Anjala 16,779
Nurmijaervi 37,073 Kemi 22,641 Uusikaupunki 16,226
Rauma 36,550 Iisalmi 22,588 Janakkala 15,698
Mellunkylae 36,360 Varkaus 22,365 Pirkkala 15,615
Lohja 35,960 Raahe 22,217
Vuosaari 35,826 Yloejaervi 22,140

Finland Population History

Finland has records back from 1750 that have been kept updated. About 421,000 individual’s population was recorded in 1750. The numbers have soared to 490,000, ten years after, which comes to 16 percent. At the beginning of the 19th century, the population is 837,000. By the 20th century beginning, the country population figures have risen to 2,655,900. It goes over 5.5 million by 2012.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 5,540,720 0.15% 8,564 14,000 43.1 1.53 18 86.10% 4,771,979 0.07% 7,794,798,739 116
2019 5,532,156 0.17% 9,580 14,000 42.6 1.72 18 85.90% 4,751,986 0.07% 7,713,468,100 116
2018 5,522,576 0.20% 11,205 14,000 42.6 1.72 18 85.70% 4,732,300 0.07% 7,631,091,040 116
2017 5,511,371 0.25% 13,658 14,000 42.6 1.72 18 85.50% 4,712,684 0.07% 7,547,858,925 116
2016 5,497,713 0.30% 16,591 14,000 42.6 1.72 18 85.40% 4,692,803 0.07% 7,464,022,049 116
2015 5,481,122 0.43% 23,068 16,283 42.5 1.77 18 85.20% 4,672,016 0.07% 7,379,797,139 116
2010 5,365,782 0.40% 21,371 11,512 42 1.84 18 83.80% 4,494,902 0.08% 6,956,823,603 114
2005 5,258,927 0.27% 14,195 6,387 40.9 1.75 17 82.90% 4,359,902 0.08% 6,541,907,027 112
2000 5,187,954 0.27% 13,790 4,431 39.4 1.74 17 82.20% 4,263,603 0.08% 6,143,493,823 108
1995 5,119,005 0.49% 24,557 9,445 37.8 1.82 17 81.00% 4,144,501 0.09% 5,744,212,979 104
1990 4,996,222 0.34% 17,000 3,654 36.4 1.66 16 79.40% 3,965,355 0.09% 5,327,231,061 102
1985 4,911,220 0.51% 24,595 5,236 34.7 1.69 16 75.80% 3,723,107 0.10% 4,870,921,740 100
1980 4,788,243 0.29% 13,899 -5,875 32.8 1.66 16 71.70% 3,434,445 0.11% 4,458,003,514 97
1975 4,718,749 0.46% 21,277 5,776 30.8 1.62 16 67.80% 3,200,789 0.12% 4,079,480,606 93
1970 4,612,366 0.19% 8,754 -19,587 29.6 2.19 15 63.70% 2,938,251 0.12% 3,700,437,046 87
1965 4,568,598 0.60% 26,802 -12,997 28.7 2.66 15 59.70% 2,725,527 0.14% 3,339,583,597 76
1960 4,434,590 0.91% 39,263 -5,549 28.4 2.77 15 55.30% 2,451,895 0.15% 3,034,949,748 78
1955 4,238,275 1.12% 45,996 -6,508 28 3 14 49.10% 2,082,406 0.15% 2,773,019,936 76

Finland Population Forecast

As per UN data, Finland’s urban population shall rise to 5,282,359 by the mid-21st century or 2050. But, Finland’s share in the global population varies from 0.07 percent to 0.06 percent.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 5,540,720 0.22% 11,920 14,000 43.1 1.53 18 86.10% 4,771,979 0.07% 7,794,798,739 116
2025 5,569,572 0.10% 5,770 14,000 44.1 1.53 18 87.50% 4,874,169 0.07% 8,184,437,460 119
2030 5,580,537 0.04% 2,193 14,000 45.1 1.53 18 89.10% 4,969,919 0.07% 8,548,487,400 123
2035 5,574,392 -0.02% -1,229 14,000 45.9 1.53 18 90.70% 5,053,756 0.06% 8,887,524,213 123
2040 5,551,766 -0.08% -4,525 14,000 46.6 1.53 18 92.40% 5,129,119 0.06% 9,198,847,240 124
2045 5,520,554 -0.11% -6,242 14,000 47 1.53 18 94.30% 5,204,402 0.06% 9,481,803,274 126
2050 5,486,143 -0.12% -6,882 47.3 1.53 18 96.30% 5,282,359 0.06% 9,735,033,990 127

Finland Demographics

Finland has a homogeneous ethnicity. The majority of the population is Finnish. The earlier inhabitants were hunters. There are around 4,500 Sami’s remaining in Finland. Some Sami people have been residing for over 7,000 years to the north of Arctic Circle. These contribute to 5 percent in the minority within the Lapland province. Foreign citizen contributes to 3.5 percent. Russians, Estonians, and Swedish contribute to foreign citizens. Swedish and Finnish are the official Finland languages. Russian is also spoken a bit here.

The density of the population is 18/km2 or 47 individuals/mi2 in Finland. The overall land region is 303,890 km2. The urban population is 86.1 percent in Finland. In Finland, the median age is 43.1 years.

Finland Religion and Politics

Eastern Orthodox and Lutheran are followed by 1 percent and 70 percent respectively in the Finland population. About 28 percent are other/unspecified religions. Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, and folk religions are other religions followed in Finland.

Finland has 317 municipalities and is a parliamentary republic. The public elects a multi-party system with a state head who is president. There are 6 areas of Finland with their administrative agencies.

Finland economy

Finland’s economy has a mixed economy with high industrialized. The per capital result is identical to Germany, France, and the UK. Services, Refining, and manufacturing sectors contribute to its economy, with Services being the largest sector.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%