Germany Population: 83,681,149

Germany is one of the famous countries in Western Europe. It has beautiful landscapes, beaches with a history which is 2 millennia old. The capital city of Germany is Berlin. The country ranks 17th in the world for the population. The population of the country is growing at a slower rate from the last few years.

The largest cities in Germany by population

Here are the largest cities in Germany according to the population

CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
Berlin 3,426,354 Hamburg-Nord 280,000 Kassel 194,501
Hamburg 1,739,117 Wiesbaden 272,432 Hamm 185,327
Munich 1,260,391 Muenster 270,184 Mainz 184,997
Koeln 963,395 Gelsenkirchen 270,028 Saarbruecken 181,227
Frankfurt am Main 650,000 Aachen 265,208 Herne 172,108
Essen 593,085 Moenchengladbach 261,742 Muelheim 171,000
Stuttgart 589,793 Augsburg 259,196 Neukoelln 167,248
Dortmund 588,462 Eimsbuettel 251,907 Osnabrueck 166,462
Duesseldorf 573,057 Altona 250,192 Solingen 164,359
Bremen 546,501 Chemnitz 247,220 Ludwigshafen am Rhein 163,196
Hannover 515,140 Braunschweig 244,715 Leverkusen 162,738
Leipzig 504,971 Krefeld 237,984 Oldenburg 159,218
Duisburg 504,358 Halle (Saale) 234,107 Neuss 152,457
Nuernberg 499,237 Hamburg-Mitte 233,144 Prenzlauer Berg Bezirk 148,878
Dresden 486,854 Kiel 232,758 Bezirk Kreuzberg 147,532
Wandsbek 411,422 Magdeburg 229,826 Potsdam 145,292
Bochum 385,729 Neue Neustadt 226,851 Heidelberg 143,345
Bochum-Hordel 380,000 Oberhausen 219,176 Paderborn 142,161
Wuppertal 360,797 Freiburg 215,966 Darmstadt 140,385
Bielefeld 331,906 Luebeck 212,207 Wuerzburg 133,731
Bonn 313,125 Erfurt 203,254 Regensburg 129,151
Mannheim 307,960 Harburg 202,571 Wolfsburg 123,064
Marienthal 287,101 Hagen 198,972
Karlsruhe 283,799 Rostock 198,293

Germany Population History

Census was conducted a long time ago in Germany. The last census took place in 1987. So the census of Germany is dependent upon sample data. However, participation in the worldwide census has given foresight on the total population of Germany.

Germany has been encouraging immigrants for over 5o years. More than 10 million of its population is people born outside Germany.

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 83,783,942 0.32% 266,897 543,822 45.7 1.59 240 76.30% 63,930,305 1.07% 7,794,798,739 19
2019 83,517,045 0.47% 392,627 543,822 45.9 1.46 240 76.40% 63,787,507 1.08% 7,713,468,100 17
2018 83,124,418 0.56% 466,009 543,822 45.9 1.46 238 76.50% 63,622,346 1.09% 7,631,091,040 17
2017 82,658,409 0.57% 464,641 543,822 45.9 1.46 237 76.80% 63,442,124 1.10% 7,547,858,925 16
2016 82,193,768 0.50% 406,357 543,822 45.9 1.46 236 77.00% 63,257,479 1.10% 7,464,022,049 16
2015 81,787,411 0.24% 192,082 387,715 45.9 1.43 235 77.10% 63,078,413 1.11% 7,379,797,139 16
2010 80,827,002 -0.19% -155,148 8,617 44.3 1.36 232 77.00% 62,261,612 1.16% 6,956,823,603 16
2005 81,602,741 0.05% 40,372 164,889 42.1 1.35 234 76.00% 62,053,609 1.25% 6,541,907,027 14
2000 81,400,882 0.06% 52,445 143,189 40.1 1.35 234 75.00% 61,087,413 1.32% 6,143,493,823 12
1995 81,138,659 0.52% 416,935 525,692 38.4 1.3 233 74.00% 60,054,511 1.41% 5,744,212,979 12
1990 79,053,984 0.35% 272,478 336,747 37.6 1.43 227 73.20% 57,849,875 1.48% 5,327,231,061 12
1985 77,691,595 -0.15% -118,301 5 37.2 1.46 223 72.70% 56,509,433 1.60% 4,870,921,740 11
1980 78,283,100 -0.15% -114,588 45,779 36.5 1.51 225 72.90% 57,036,935 1.76% 4,458,003,514 9
1975 78,856,039 0.07% 55,531 140,346 35.4 1.71 226 72.60% 57,225,423 1.93% 4,079,480,606 8
1970 78,578,385 0.60% 464,071 174,253 34.2 2.36 225 72.30% 56,788,207 2.12% 3,700,437,046 8
1965 76,258,032 0.76% 568,759 133,863 34.3 2.47 219 72.00% 54,869,782 2.28% 3,339,583,597 7
1960 73,414,239 0.52% 375,356 7,966 34.7 2.27 211 71.40% 52,406,122 2.42% 3,034,949,748 7
1955 71,537,459 0.45% 314,243 -8,400 34.5 2.13 205 69.70% 49,855,283 2.58% 2,773,019,936 7

Germany Population forecast

The growth rate of the population in Germany is not like the past figures. Now, the population has been slowed and even remained the same for some years. By 2025, the population is going to decrease slightly.

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 83,783,942 0.48% 399,306 543,822 45.7 1.59 240 76.30% 63,930,305 1.07% 7,794,798,739 19
2025 83,515,025 -0.06% -53,783 144,500 46.2 1.59 240 77.00% 64,345,635 1.02% 8,184,437,460 19
2030 83,135,644 -0.09% -75,876 149,201 47 1.59 239 78.00% 64,870,669 0.97% 8,548,487,400 19
2035 82,650,082 -0.12% -97,112 155,516 47.8 1.59 237 79.20% 65,466,057 0.93% 8,887,524,213 20
2040 82,003,621 -0.16% -129,292 155,472 48.6 1.59 235 80.60% 66,093,544 0.89% 9,198,847,240 20
2045 81,148,068 -0.21% -171,111 155,723 49 1.59 233 82.10% 66,593,386 0.86% 9,481,803,274 21
2050 80,103,978 -0.26% -208,818 49.2 1.59 230 83.40% 66,825,911 0.82% 9,735,033,990 22

Germany Demographics

There is a group called “national minorities which consists of 4 main groups whose ancestors lived for many years in Germany. The names of the four groups are sorbs, Roma, Danes, Frisians, and Sinti. In the northernmost region of Germany, the population of Danes is 50,000. In the Lusatia region is where the Slavic sorbs live. In the western coast region of Schleswig-Holstein is where the Frisian populations live.

Germany Politics and Religion

The major religion in Germany is Christianity. The population of it is 29.9% of Roman Catholic, Protestants 29.8%, and 1.3% of orthodox Christians. Islam is the 2nd largest religion in Germany. The estimated percentage of it is 6.1%.

Non Believers are the largest group in the country, and the estimated population is 34%. The general policy of communists in East Germany that discourages any religious belief is the main reason for atheists and agonists.

Germany Economy

In 2020 the economy of Germany has expected significant growth of 0.4% and in 2021 0.9%. The government has taken action to stabilize the economy of Germany. It is one of the largest economies in Europe with a highly developed social market too. The currency of Germany is Euro, and according to the IMF report, the country accounts for 28% of the European economy.

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%