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Paris Population

The population of the city of Paris was 2,125,246 at the 1999 census, lower than its historical peak of 2.9 million in 1921. The city’s population loss mirrors the experience of most other core cities in the developed world that have not expanded their boundaries. The principal factors in the process are a significant decline in household size, and a dramatic migration of residents to the suburbs between 1962 and 1975.

Factors in the migration include de-industrialisation, high rent, the gentrification of many inner quarters, the transformation of living space into offices, and greater affluence among working families. The city’s population loss was one of the most severe among international municipalities and the largest for any that had achieved more than 2,000,000 residents. These losses are generally seen as negative for the city; the city administration is trying to reverse them with some success, as the population estimate of July 2004 showed a population increase for the first time since 1954, reaching a total of 2,144,700 inhabitants.

City proper
Urban area
Metropolitan area
59 BC
25,000
150 AD
80,000
510
30,000
1000
20,000
1200
110,000
1328
250,000
1500
200,000
1550
275,000
1594
210,000
1634
420,000
1700
515,000
1750
565,000
1789
630,000
City proper
Urban area
Metropolitan area
1801
546,856
1811
622,636
1817
718,966
1831
785,862
1835
1,000,000
1836
899,313
1841
935,261
1846
1,053,897
1851
1,053,262
1856
1,174,346
1861
1,696,141
1863
2,000,000
1866
1,825,274
1872
1,851,792
1876
1,988,806
1881
2,269,023
1885
3,000,000
1886
2,344,550
1891
2,447,957
1896
2,536,834
City proper
Urban area
Metropolitan area
1901
2,714,068
1905
4,000,000
1906
2,763,393
1911
2,888,110
4,500,000
1921
2,906,472
4,850,000
1926
2,871,429
5,160,008
1931
2,891,020
5,674,419
1936
2,829,753
5,784,072
1946
2,725,374
5,600,000
1954
2,850,189
6,436,296
1962
2,790,091
7,384,363
1968
2,590,771
8,196,746
8,368,000
1975
2,299,830
8,549,898
9,096,000
1982
2,176,243
8,706,963
9,362,000
1990
2,152,423
9,318,821
10,291,851
1999
2,125,851
9,644,507
11,174,743
2008
2,211,297
10,354,675
12,089,098
2010
na
na
na
2012
na
na
na

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