Iran Population: 83,596,852

Iran, in the past, has been an imperial power for a longer period. The position of Iran is good as the natural resources are found abundant, especially petroleum. This is found in southwestern Asia. It also has control over many islands in the Persian Gulf. Around one-third of the position around Iran is a seacoast.

Largest Cities in Iran by Population

The capital of Iran is Tehran, which is also the most populated city in Iran. Currently, having 7,153,309 people, followed by Mashhad, Isfahan, Karaj, and many more.

CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
Tehran 7,153,309 Qazvin 333,635 Saqqez 151,237
Mashhad 2,307,177 Khorramshahr 330,606 Marvdasht 148,858
Isfahan 1,547,164 Khorramabad 329,825 Rafsanjan 147,680
Karaj 1,448,075 Khomeyni Shahr 277,334 Ilam 140,940
Tabriz 1,424,641 Sari 255,396 Miandoab 132,819
Shiraz 1,249,942 Borujerd 251,958 Shahrud 131,889
Qom 900,000 Qarchak 251,834 Gonbad-e Kavus 131,416
Ahvaz 841,145 Gorgan 244,937 Iranshahr 131,232
Pasragad Branch 787,878 Sabzevar 226,183 Shahr-e Kord 129,153
Kahriz 766,706 Najafabad 223,450 Torbat-e Heydariyeh 125,633
Kermanshah 621,100 Neyshabur 220,929 Semnan 124,826
Rasht 594,590 Nazarabad 213,388 Marand 124,191
Kerman 577,514 Bukan 213,331 Zabol 121,989
Orumiyeh 577,307 Sirjan 207,645 Quchan 111,752
Zahedan 551,980 Babol 202,796 Masjed Soleyman 111,510
Hamadan 528,256 Amol 199,382 Bandar-e Anzali 110,826
Azadshahr 514,102 Birjand 196,982 Baneh 104,799
Arak 503,647 Bojnurd 192,041 Parsabad 101,661
Yazd 477,905 Varamin 179,603 Kuhdasht 100,208
Ardabil 410,753 Malayer 176,573 Bam 99,268
Abadan 370,180 Saveh 175,533 Akbarabad 98,342
Zanjan 357,471 Khowy 175,370 Fasa 98,061
Bandar Abbas 352,173 Bushehr 165,377
Sanandaj 349,176 Mahabad 162,434

Iran Population History

The present population of Iran, which is an Islamic country, is 83,568,916. The Population of Iran has over the years increased dramatically in the latter half of the 20th century. Now there is a steady growth in the population. Before 1986 the average growth of population annually is around 4 percent which has decreased to 1.2 percent in 2011.

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 83,992,949 1.30% 1,079,043 -55,000 32 2.15 52 75.50% 63,420,504 1.08% 7,794,798,739 18
2019 82,913,906 1.36% 1,113,718 -55,000 30.1 1.96 51 75.30% 62,439,455 1.07% 7,713,468,100 19
2018 81,800,188 1.40% 1,126,305 -55,000 30.1 1.96 50 75.10% 61,425,055 1.07% 7,631,091,040 19
2017 80,673,883 1.39% 1,109,894 -55,000 30.1 1.96 50 74.80% 60,380,188 1.07% 7,547,858,925 19
2016 79,563,989 1.37% 1,071,774 -55,000 30.1 1.96 49 74.50% 59,308,845 1.07% 7,464,022,049 18
2015 78,492,215 1.25% 945,939 -100,469 29.7 1.91 48 74.20% 58,217,032 1.06% 7,379,797,139 18
2010 73,762,519 1.12% 800,034 -115,380 27 1.82 45 71.40% 52,664,138 1.06% 6,956,823,603 17
2005 69,762,347 1.23% 827,788 -9,689 24.1 1.92 43 68.20% 47,575,374 1.07% 6,541,907,027 17
2000 65,623,405 1.33% 836,148 -43,670 21.2 2.4 40 64.50% 42,352,090 1.07% 6,143,493,823 17
1995 61,442,664 1.74% 1,015,289 -179,685 18.6 3.7 38 59.40% 36,488,609 1.07% 5,744,212,979 16
1990 56,366,217 3.55% 1,803,806 299,446 17.2 5.62 35 56.20% 31,672,465 1.06% 5,327,231,061 19
1985 47,347,186 4.14% 1,739,388 401,534 17.2 6.53 29 53.40% 25,278,712 0.97% 4,870,921,740 22
1980 38,650,246 3.38% 1,184,095 80,664 18 6.28 24 49.70% 19,215,536 0.87% 4,458,003,514 22
1975 32,729,772 2.80% 843,181 15,527 18.1 6.24 20 45.70% 14,973,153 0.80% 4,079,480,606 25
1970 28,513,866 2.70% 711,799 10,351 17.7 6.68 18 41.20% 11,751,335 0.77% 3,700,437,046 25
1965 24,954,873 2.64% 609,592 -1,568 18 6.91 15 37.10% 9,250,486 0.75% 3,339,583,597 27
1960 21,906,914 2.57% 522,557 -389 19.6 6.91 13 33.70% 7,390,258 0.72% 3,034,949,748 26
1955 19,294,127 2.42% 434,972 -218 20.9 6.91 12 30.60% 5,895,032 0.70% 2,773,019,936 27

Iran Population Forecast

The Iran population, as per the UN data, will increase to 83,922,949 by the mid of the year 2020. It has come on the 18th number in the world population. By the year 2050, it was estimated that the population would be 103,098,075.

In the year 2020, the median age of Iran is 32 years. There is a visible change in the median age by the year 2050 is 40.2 years.

In the growth of an urban population, it was expected to have a considerable increase. As in the year 2020, the urban population is 63,402,504, while in 2050, it was expected to be 80,441,107.

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 83,992,949 1.36% 1,100,147 -55,000 32 2.15 52 75.50% 63,420,504 1.08% 7,794,798,739 18
2025 88,774,776 1.11% 956,365 -40,000 34.2 2.15 55 76.30% 67,760,281 1.08% 8,184,437,460 17
2030 92,663,708 0.86% 777,786 -40,000 36.2 2.15 57 76.80% 71,204,909 1.08% 8,548,487,400 17
2035 95,843,973 0.68% 636,053 -40,000 37.6 2.15 59 77.30% 74,092,307 1.08% 8,887,524,213 17
2040 98,593,620 0.57% 549,929 -40,000 38.6 2.15 61 77.80% 76,665,787 1.07% 9,198,847,240 18
2045 101,032,191 0.49% 487,714 -40,000 39.4 2.15 62 78.10% 78,860,081 1.07% 9,481,803,274 18
2050 103,098,075 0.41% 413,177 40.2 2.15 63 78.00% 80,441,107 1.06% 9,735,033,990 18

Iran Demographics

Iran, life expectancy is estimated to be 77.33 years. The number of males is 42,408,406, which is 50.49 percent of the total population. On the other hand, the number of females is 41,584,547, which is 49.51 percent of the total population. This makes the ratio of sex that is males to females 1.02.

Iran Religion and Politics

Iran has the population mostly consists of Shia, which is one of the branches in the Islamic religion. In Iran, around 90 to 95 percent population follow the Shia. Around 5 to 10 percent population follow Sunni, which is another branch of Islam. Approximately 0.6 percent are into other minorities’ religions such as Yarsanis, Zoroastrians, etc.

Iran is a democratic republic in which president, the judicial system, parliament, and many others are elected as per the constitution after being vetted by, the Guardian council.

Iran Economics

The economy of Iran is a mixed economy in the transition phase having a large public sector. Having great oil reserves is considered to be a superpower in energy. The GDP in 2020 has been 4.3 %, and in the coming years, it was expecting to have much better growth.

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%