France Population: 65,218,141

France, which is officially named as the French Republic, is a country located in northwestern Europe. France has a significant role in the former colonies across the globe. It is considered one of the largest agricultural producers in the world. It is also one of the leading powers of the world.

The largest cities in France by population

Here are the largest cities in France according to the population
CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
Paris 2,138,551 Amiens 143,086 Versailles 85,416
Marseille 794,811 Tours 141,621 Courbevoie 85,158
Lyon 472,317 Limoges 141,176 Creteil 84,833
Toulouse 433,055 Clermont-Ferrand 138,681 Pau 82,697
Nice 338,620 Villeurbanne 131,445 Colombes 82,300
Nantes 277,269 Besancon 128,426 Vitry-sur-Seine 81,001
Strasbourg 274,845 Orleans 124,149 Aulnay-sous-Bois 80,615
Montpellier 248,252 Metz 123,914 Marseille 08 78,837
Bordeaux 231,844 Rouen 112,787 Marseille 15 77,770
Lille 228,328 Mulhouse 111,430 Marseille 09 76,868
Rennes 209,375 Perpignan 110,706 La Rochelle 76,810
Reims 196,565 Caen 110,624 Champigny-sur-Marne 76,726
Le Havre 185,972 Boulogne-Billancourt 108,782 Rueil-Malmaison 76,616
Cergy-Pontoise 183,430 Nancy 105,334 Antibes 76,393
Saint-Etienne 176,280 Argenteuil 101,475 Saint-Maur-des-Fosses 75,402
Toulon 168,701 Saint-Denis 96,128 Calais 74,433
Angers 168,279 Roubaix 95,721 Beziers 74,081
Grenoble 158,552 Tourcoing 91,574 Dunkerque 71,287
Dijon 149,782 Montreuil 90,652 Aubervilliers 70,914
Nimes 148,236 Avignon 89,769 Cannes 70,011
Aix-en-Provence 146,821 Marseille 13 89,316 Merignac 69,791
Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines 146,598 Asnieres-sur-Seine 86,742 Bourges 67,987
Brest 144,899 Nanterre 86,719
Le Mans 144,515 Poitiers 85,960

France Population History

The expected population in France is 67.67 million by the end of the quarter. France has witnessed significant growth in the population at the end of 2020; the projected population of France is 68.15 million.

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 65,273,511 0.22% 143,783 36,527 42.3 1.85 119 81.50% 53,217,966 0.84% 7,794,798,739 22
2019 65,129,728 0.21% 139,217 36,527 41.5 1.95 119 81.10% 52,849,078 0.84% 7,713,468,100 22
2018 64,990,511 0.23% 148,002 36,527 41.5 1.95 119 80.70% 52,476,365 0.85% 7,631,091,040 22
2017 64,842,509 0.27% 174,913 36,527 41.5 1.95 118 80.30% 52,100,536 0.86% 7,547,858,925 22
2016 64,667,596 0.33% 214,396 36,527 41.5 1.95 118 80.00% 51,722,652 0.87% 7,464,022,049 22
2015 64,453,200 0.50% 314,734 84,766 41.2 1.98 118 79.70% 51,343,241 0.87% 7,379,797,139 22
2010 62,879,530 0.57% 351,881 89,224 40.1 1.98 115 78.60% 49,393,298 0.90% 6,956,823,603 22
2005 61,120,127 0.70% 421,006 185,297 38.9 1.88 112 77.30% 47,229,925 0.93% 6,541,907,027 20
2000 59,015,096 0.42% 242,641 38,726 37.7 1.76 108 76.60% 45,225,597 0.96% 6,143,493,823 20
1995 57,801,892 0.40% 227,009 24,434 36.2 1.71 106 75.50% 43,630,318 1.01% 5,744,212,979 20
1990 56,666,849 0.51% 282,400 55,277 34.8 1.8 103 74.40% 42,182,927 1.06% 5,327,231,061 17
1985 55,254,848 0.51% 277,368 58,314 33.6 1.86 101 73.80% 40,800,487 1.13% 4,870,921,740 16
1980 53,868,009 0.44% 235,887 51,686 32.4 1.86 98 73.60% 39,623,972 1.21% 4,458,003,514 16
1975 52,688,576 0.75% 384,931 108,614 31.6 2.31 96 73.40% 38,658,424 1.29% 4,079,480,606 15
1970 50,763,920 0.81% 403,454 98,323 32.4 2.65 93 71.20% 36,126,954 1.37% 3,700,437,046 15
1965 48,746,652 1.31% 614,701 283,574 32.7 2.85 89 67.40% 32,832,934 1.46% 3,339,583,597 11
1960 45,673,146 1.02% 452,356 166,081 33 2.7 83 62.10% 28,381,288 1.50% 3,034,949,748 12
1955 43,411,367 0.74% 315,497 42,897 32.9 2.76 79 58.30% 25,317,338 1.57% 2,773,019,936 11

France Population forecast

Over the next 40 years, the estimated population of France is 9 million. France is the most populated country in the whole of Europe. This forecast for France is possible if the fertility rates of it are the same, and if the mortality rate is decreased.

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 65,273,511 0.25% 164,062 36,527 42.3 1.85 119 81.50% 53,217,966 0.84% 7,794,798,739 22
2025 66,050,605 0.24% 155,419 63,220 43.2 1.85 121 83.30% 55,018,724 0.81% 8,184,437,460 23
2030 66,695,702 0.19% 129,019 65,276 44.1 1.85 122 85.10% 56,788,735 0.78% 8,548,487,400 23
2035 67,229,467 0.16% 106,753 68,039 44.9 1.85 123 87.00% 58,488,890 0.76% 8,887,524,213 25
2040 67,570,912 0.10% 68,289 68,020 45.3 1.85 123 88.80% 60,004,346 0.73% 9,198,847,240 26
2045 67,677,391 0.03% 21,296 68,130 45.5 1.85 124 90.60% 61,284,338 0.71% 9,481,803,274 27
2050 67,586,728 -0.03% -18,133 45.9 1.85 123 92.30% 62,373,862 0.69% 9,735,033,990 28

France Demographics

According to the law passed in 1872, the French republic prohibited conducting census which distinct the citizens by race or belief. So it is a bit complicated to determine the French demographics.

However, in the year 2004, the estimated population in metropolitan France is 85% of white or European origin, from North Africa 10%, 3.5% of black and Asian population of 1.5%.

Most of the people in France are of Celtic origin. As per the data in 2010, the 27% newborn in France has a single foreign parent. There has been a high immigration rate in France for over 100 years.

France Religion & Politics

France is considered to be one of the least religious countries. According to the stats of 2020, 39.69 claimed as non-religious. More than 51.6% are identified as Christians, 5.6% as Muslims, and 0.8% are Jewish.

There has been a steady growth of the Muslim religion in France. The increased population of the Muslim religion in France is due to the increase in immigration, which is the main political issue.

However, it is significant that there will be an increase in population. The inconsistency of death and birth rate is not narrowing but will be fascinating in the coming census.

France economy

The economy of France is very developed, and the market is free orientated. It is also the 7th largest world economy by the PPP figure. The economy of France is very diverse, and it is also the 2nd largest economy after Germany in the European Union.

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%