Iran Population 2022


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  • The current population of Iran is estimated at 86,284,816 people as of October, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Iran represent 1.09% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Iran is 49 inhabitants per km2.
  • Iran is located in Asia.
  • Iran ranks number 18 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Iran is 32.4336° N. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 53.6915° E.
  • The median age in Iran is 32.0 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Iran is IRR 18,970,900 per month, around USD $448.00 per month, in 2022.
  • The countries that Iran shares its land boundary with are Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Armenia to the north, Pakistan and Afghanistan to the east, and Turkey and Iraq to the west. It is also bordered by the Caspian Sea to the north, and the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to the south.

Iran

Official name Islamic Republic of Iran
Location Asia
Capital Tehran
Population 85,971,815 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 49/km2
Population growth rate 1.25% (in 2022)
Area 1,648,195 km2 (636,371.39 sq mi)
Official language Persian
Currency Iranian rial (IRR)
Life expectancy 77.10 years
Internet TLD .ir
Call code +98

Iran Population Graph

Iran Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 83,997,993 42,410,587 41,587,406 50.49% 49.51% 63,729,277 75.87%
2019 82,918,868 41,890,612 41,028,256 50.52% 49.48% 62,512,535 75.39%
2018 81,805,112 41,360,665 40,444,447 50.56% 49.44% 61,272,029 74.9%
2017 80,678,728 40,823,436 39,855,292 50.6% 49.4% 60,016,906 74.39%
2016 79,568,765 40,277,709 39,291,056 50.62% 49.38% 58,785,404 73.88%
2015 78,496,918 39,735,140 38,761,778 50.62% 49.38% 57,585,339 73.36%
2014 77,470,417 39,184,537 38,285,880 50.58% 49.42% 56,421,705 72.83%
2013 76,486,552 38,641,006 37,845,546 50.52% 49.48% 55,299,777 72.3%
2012 75,544,413 38,112,156 37,432,257 50.45% 49.55% 54,210,671 71.76%
2011 74,639,437 37,625,740 37,013,697 50.41% 49.59% 53,143,279 71.2%
2010 73,766,945 37,185,917 36,581,028 50.41% 49.59% 52,101,593 70.63%
2009 72,929,208 36,800,078 36,129,130 50.46% 49.54% 51,086,910 70.05%
2008 72,124,935 36,459,155 35,665,780 50.55% 49.45% 50,097,980 69.46%
2007 71,340,756 36,155,495 35,185,261 50.68% 49.32% 49,125,245 68.86%
2006 70,558,989 35,836,911 34,722,078 50.79% 49.21% 48,149,454 68.24%
2005 69,766,531 35,490,234 34,276,297 50.87% 49.13% 47,134,268 67.56%
2004 68,955,416 35,105,202 33,850,214 50.91% 49.09% 46,110,487 66.87%
2003 68,127,034 34,690,286 33,436,748 50.92% 49.08% 45,079,658 66.17%
2002 67,288,838 34,256,747 33,032,091 50.91% 49.09% 44,054,002 65.47%
2001 66,453,098 33,817,982 32,635,116 50.89% 49.11% 43,035,026 64.76%
2000 65,627,334 33,391,188 32,236,146 50.88% 49.12% 42,027,745 64.04%
1999 64,804,763 32,972,663 31,832,100 50.88% 49.12% 41,034,376 63.32%
1998 63,975,674 32,557,220 31,418,454 50.89% 49.11% 40,042,374 62.59%
1997 63,140,097 32,144,623 30,995,474 50.91% 49.09% 39,052,150 61.85%
1996 62,298,657 31,728,706 30,569,951 50.93% 49.07% 38,058,250 61.09%
1995 61,446,345 31,306,913 30,139,432 50.95% 49.05% 37,015,278 60.24%
1994 60,594,243 30,878,826 29,715,417 50.96% 49.04% 35,980,861 59.38%
1993 59,727,344 30,443,027 29,284,317 50.97% 49.03% 34,952,442 58.52%
1992 58,783,903 29,968,034 28,815,869 50.98% 49.02% 33,888,920 57.65%
1991 57,682,486 29,412,300 28,270,186 50.99% 49.01% 32,804,030 56.87%
1990 56,369,594 28,748,493 27,621,101 51% 49% 31,752,992 56.33%
1989 54,825,294 27,960,900 26,864,394 51% 49% 30,587,032 55.79%
1988 53,080,497 27,071,053 26,009,444 51% 49% 29,332,283 55.26%
1987 51,196,854 26,115,515 25,081,339 51.01% 48.99% 28,014,919 54.72%
1986 49,269,130 25,142,037 24,127,093 51.03% 48.97% 26,669,380 54.13%
1985 47,355,719 24,184,566 23,171,153 51.07% 48.93% 25,287,954 53.4%
1984 45,480,977 23,263,520 22,217,457 51.15% 48.85% 23,950,282 52.66%
1983 43,644,693 22,363,541 21,281,152 51.24% 48.76% 22,660,325 51.92%
1982 41,876,767 21,507,908 20,368,859 51.36% 48.64% 21,432,529 51.18%
1981 40,207,147 20,690,598 19,516,549 51.46% 48.54% 20,276,464 50.43%
1980 38,657,201 19,916,190 18,741,011 51.52% 48.48% 19,208,763 49.69%
1979 37,243,848 19,199,204 18,044,644 51.55% 48.45% 18,230,864 48.95%
1978 35,967,284 18,533,941 17,433,343 51.53% 48.47% 17,339,828 48.21%
1977 34,809,306 17,919,831 16,889,475 51.48% 48.52% 16,523,978 47.47%
1976 33,740,047 17,352,506 16,387,541 51.43% 48.57% 15,746,480 46.67%
1975 32,735,663 16,819,584 15,916,079 51.38% 48.62% 14,976,566 45.75%
1974 31,792,203 16,328,475 15,463,728 51.36% 48.64% 14,252,445 44.83%
1973 30,911,284 15,876,035 15,035,249 51.36% 48.64% 13,576,236 43.92%
1972 30,080,709 15,452,460 14,628,249 51.37% 48.63% 12,937,713 43.01%
1971 29,286,854 15,047,586 14,239,268 51.38% 48.62% 12,332,694 42.11%
1970 28,519,004 14,655,916 13,863,088 51.39% 48.61% 11,752,682 41.21%
1969 27,769,926 14,270,965 13,498,961 51.39% 48.61% 11,196,834 40.32%
1968 27,037,442 13,894,541 13,142,901 51.39% 48.61% 10,663,567 39.44%
1967 26,322,513 13,527,139 12,795,374 51.39% 48.61% 10,149,961 38.56%
1966 25,628,992 13,170,739 12,458,253 51.39% 48.61% 9,674,944 37.75%
1965 24,959,856 12,826,870 12,132,986 51.39% 48.61% 9,252,619 37.07%
1964 24,312,717 12,491,874 11,820,843 51.38% 48.62% 8,847,398 36.39%
1963 23,684,982 12,166,975 11,518,007 51.37% 48.63% 8,460,276 35.72%
1962 23,075,923 11,851,794 11,224,129 51.36% 48.64% 8,088,111 35.05%
1961 22,484,867 11,543,731 10,941,136 51.34% 48.66% 7,732,546 34.39%
1960 21,911,290 11,244,874 10,666,416 51.32% 48.68% 7,392,869 33.74%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Iran ordered by Population

The list offered below features the biggest cities of Iran. Besides, in the table you will find information regarding the population size in these cities. Cities are ordered by population (largest to smallest).

Iran

# City Population 2022
1 Tehran 7,270,623
2 Mashhad 2,333,940
3 Isfahan 1,567,432
4 Karaj 1,462,845
5 Tabriz 1,444,159
6 Shiraz 1,270,066
7 Qom 914,850
8 Ahvaz 848,379
9 Pasragad Branch 794,654
10 Kahriz 778,743
11 Kermanshah 627,870
12 Rasht 601,487
13 Kerman 583,520
14 Orumiyeh 583,311
15 Zahedan 560,591
16 Hamadan 535,493
17 Azadshahr 520,323
18 Arak 509,338
19 Yazd 483,114
20 Ardabil 417,448
21 Abadan 375,622
22 Zanjan 361,224
23 Bandar Abbas 355,448
24 Sanandaj 354,868
25 Qazvin 337,839
26 Khorramshahr 335,433
27 Khorramabad 334,970
28 Khomeyni Shahr 281,716
29 Sari 258,231
30 Qarchak 256,090
31 Borujerd 255,586
32 Gorgan 248,072
33 Sabzevar 227,992
34 Najafabad 226,198
35 Neyshabur 223,470
36 Nazarabad 216,418
37 Bukan 215,336
38 Sirjan 210,926
39 Babol 204,844
40 Amol 201,874
41 Birjand 199,740
42 Bojnurd 193,808
43 Varamin 181,273
44 Malayer 179,345
45 Khowy 177,667
46 Saveh 177,464
47 Bushehr 167,808
48 Mahabad 164,481
49 Saqqez 152,991
50 Marvdasht 150,615
51 Rafsanjan 150,087
52 Ilam 143,096
53 Miandoab 134,386
54 Shahrud 133,960
55 Gonbad-e Kavus 133,624
56 Iranshahr 133,279
57 Shahr-e Kord 131,116
58 Torbat-e Heydariyeh 126,726
59 Semnan 125,900
60 Marand 125,445
61 Zabol 123,319
62 Masjed Soleyman 113,227
63 Quchan 112,914
64 Bandar-e Anzali 112,422
65 Baneh 105,763
66 Parsabad 102,698
67 Kuhdasht 101,881
68 Bam 100,102
69 Akbarabad 99,896
70 Fasa 99,012
71 Yasuj 98,315
72 Kashmar 96,949
73 Ahar 95,650
74 Dogonbadan 95,480
75 Kazerun 95,428
76 Behshahr 94,931
77 Marivan 93,011
78 Aligudarz 92,042
79 Alvand 90,774
80 Qorveh 89,079
81 Borazjan 87,066
82 Shirvan 83,601
83 Salmas 82,642
84 Bonab 81,404
85 Shahre Jadide Andisheh 80,720
86 Behbahan 80,112
87 Shushtar 78,584
88 Khomeyn 78,370
89 Nahavand 77,257
90 Nurabad 74,638
91 Naqadeh 74,241
92 Takestan 72,107
93 Minab 71,604
94 Abhar 70,951
95 Dehdasht 70,723
96 Chalus 70,320
97 Khash 70,209
98 Langarud 69,150
99 Damghan 68,405
100 Firuzabad 67,283

Other Countries from Asia Ranked by Population

Country Name Population 2022 Population density
China 1,450,158,659 145/km2
India 1,383,820,649 417/km2
Indonesia 276,736,832 142/km2
Pakistan 231,611,059 243/km2
Bangladesh 167,903,853 1,108/km2
Japan 125,553,305 332/km2
Philippines 112,540,861 337/km2
Turkey 86,336,104 116/km2
Iran 85,971,815 49/km2
Thailand 70,176,879 136.1/km2
Myanmar 55,086,917 76/km2
South Korea 51,912,141 507/km2
Iraq 42,001,087 83/km2
Afghanistan 40,697,213 48.57/km2
Saudi Arabia 35,909,711 15/km2
Malaysia 33,170,971 98/km2
Nepal 30,151,786 180/km2
North Korea 25,807,433 213/km2
Taiwan 23,898,113 650/km2
Sri Lanka 21,815,213 337/km2