Iceland’s population hits 366,000

27.04.2020 - 16:00
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The number of people living in Iceland increased by around half a percent during the first quarter of this year to 366,130 people, according to figures from Hagstofa Íslands (Statistics Iceland). 1,450 more foreign nationals moved to Iceland in January to March this year than moved away from the country, while 40 more Icelandic citizens moved away than moved back home during the same period.

During January, February, and March, 1,080 babies were born in Iceland and 620 people passed away. 

Icelandic citizens moving overseas went mostly to Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. Those moving to Iceland also came most often from those three Scandinavian countries. 

Foreign citizens, meanwhile, were most likely to move to or from Poland and Lithuania. 

From the first quarter of 2010 to the first quarter of 2020, the number of people living in Iceland has increased by nearly 50,000, from 318,000 to 366,000. There are 19,000 more Icelandic citizens and 29,000 more foreign citizens living in the country (from 22,000 up to 51,000).  

The number of males in the country has increased from 160,000 to 188,000 since the first quarter of 2010, while the number of women went up from 158,000 to 178,000.  

The number of residents in Iceland started sharply increasing in late 2013 and that development has continued since.

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Alexander Elliott
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