Demographics of Iran

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date04 Nov 2021

As of 2021, the population of Iran is projected at 85.03 million, up by 1.23% compared with 83.99 million in 2020. Iran is ranked 18th in terms of population and 91st in terms of population growth rate.

There are 1.47 million births in Iran in 2021. That is 4,036 per day, which is ranked 19th. The crude birth rate is 17.38 per 1000 people. There are 0.41 million deaths in Iran in 2021. That is 1,122 per day, which is ranked 27th. The crude death rate is 4.83 per 1000 people.

64.37 million people are living in urban areas, which is 76.35% of Iran population. Iran is ranked 81st in terms of urbanization.

The Sex Ratio in Iran in 2021 is 101.89 males per 100 females. There are 42.91 million males and 42.12 million females in Iran. The percentage of female population is 49.53% compare to 50.47% male population. Iran has 0.79 million more males than females. Iran is at 160th position out of 201 countries/territories in terms of female to male ratio.

  • Population
  • Growth rate

Iran population

Year Population Growth (%)
195017,119,262-
195519,294,1362.5
196021,906,9092.61
196524,954,8652.66
197028,513,8722.7
197532,729,7722.97
198038,650,2443.79
198547,347,1974.12
199056,366,2122.82
199561,442,6581.41
200065,623,3971.27
200569,762,3451.18
201073,762,5191.15
201578,492,2081.33
201679,563,9911.37
201780,673,8881.39
201881,800,2041.4
201982,913,8931.36
202083,992,9531.3
202185,028,7601.23
  • Total
  • Crude

Iran death and birth rate

Year Total Crude(per 1000)
DeathBirthCrude deathCrude birth
1950486,011886,54228.0351.16
1955488,601967,42325.2249.99
1960481,7861,048,55021.9347.77
1965469,5661,122,46618.7544.90
1970449,5661,200,00915.7342.09
1975414,8321,372,17312.6641.69
1980501,0891,731,17912.6244.11
1985539,1382,002,13611.4842.23
1990402,2191,788,1877.2132.18
1995332,2901,350,3475.3721.90
2000333,6891,162,0135.0817.65
2005351,7061,214,0345.0417.40
2010362,0561,341,0824.9118.15
2015378,0701,500,9804.8019.07
2020405,2471,503,0074.8317.94
2021409,4201,473,2964.8317.38
  • Population
  • Urbanization

Urban and rural population of Iran

Year Population Urbanization
UrbanRuralgrowth rate (%)Urban (%)
19504,716,12712,403,141-27.549
19555,895,03213,398,9674.6130.554
19607,390,25814,516,6454.6233.735
19659,250,48615,704,6294.5737.068
197011,751,33516,762,6754.9741.212
197514,973,15317,757,4015.0745.747
198019,215,53619,452,6845.3749.693
198525,278,71222,063,9905.5753.395
199031,672,46524,553,7203.6356.330
199536,488,60924,087,0352.8960.236
200042,352,09023,779,7642.8164.042
200547,575,37422,846,4372.2067.558
201052,664,13821,903,3732.0370.626
201558,217,03221,143,4551.9473.358
202063,420,50420,166,6251.5775.874
202164,365,27319,942,7661.4976.345
  • Population pyramid
  • Gender ratio

Iran population by Age Group (2011)

Age group Male Female Total M per 100 F
PersonsShare (%)
00-04 3,933,665 3,758,202 7,691,867 9.05 104.669
05-09 3,639,026 3,429,965 7,068,991 8.31 106.095
10-14 3,259,655 3,097,708 6,357,363 7.48 105.228
15-19 2,876,378 2,739,911 5,616,289 6.61 104.981
20-24 2,749,916 2,688,538 5,438,454 6.40 102.283
25-29 3,214,729 3,228,899 6,443,628 7.58 99.561
30-34 4,088,779 4,132,904 8,221,683 9.67 98.932
35-39 4,207,937 4,251,087 8,459,024 9.95 98.985
40-44 3,439,176 3,403,772 6,842,948 8.05 101.040
45-49 2,695,727 2,644,106 5,339,833 6.28 101.952
50-54 2,376,684 2,347,723 4,724,407 5.56 101.234
55-59 1,898,466 1,920,669 3,819,135 4.49 98.844
60-64 1,601,716 1,619,685 3,221,401 3.79 98.891
65-69 1,195,259 1,203,939 2,399,198 2.82 99.279
70-74 748,927 781,821 1,530,748 1.80 95.793
75-79 474,030 455,917 929,947 1.09 103.973
80-84 302,846 251,703 554,549 0.65 120.319
85-89 166,072 120,610 286,682 0.34 137.693
90-94 38,175 34,800 72,975 0.09 109.698
95-99 4,032 5,061 9,093 0.01 79.668
100+ 247 298 545 0.00 82.886
Total 42,911,442 42,117,318 85,028,760 101.886