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Total population in Iceland: 321,857

The total population on January 1st 2013 was 321,857 compared with 319,575 in 2012. This constitutes an increase of 0.7%.

Immigrants living in Iceland

6.6% of the Icelandic population are immigrants or about 21,000 people. 9,049 of them originate in Poland and 1,605 are from Lithuania.

The population declined in two regions, mostly in the Northwest which lost 0.4% of its population in 2013. Six regions experienced a population increase. The Westfjords gained most proportionally (1.1%) where the population increased by 77 persons.

Six municipalities with fewer than 100 inhabitants

The number of municipalities 1 January 2013 was 74, decreased by one with the merging of municipalities in the Capital region. Six municipalities have fewer than 100 inhabitants, and 42 have fewer than 1,000 inhabitants.

The number of nuclear families, i.e. couples with or without children under the age of 18 years or single parents with children under 18 years, was 78.168 on 1 January 2013, compared with 77,621 families in 2012.

 

Icelandic population by country of citizenship

 

Citizenship    Total   
Total 319,575
Iceland 298,618
Poland 9,049
Lithuania 1,605
Germany 919
Denmark 900
Latvia 673
United Kingdom 600
Philippines 582
Thailand 526
United States 477
Portugal 456
Sweden 322
France 295
Norway 241
Viet Nam 221
Spain 217
China 210
Italy 173
Russia 166
Netherlands 164
Slovakia 161
Romania 153
Ukraina 142
Czech Republic 140
Hungary 139
Estonia 111
Finland 110
Canada 109
Stateless 106
Serbia 96
Austria 92
Kosovo 86
Brazil 80
India 80
Bulgaria 71
Morocco 67
Japan 64
Sri Lanka 60
Switzerland 60
Countries in former Yugoslavia, unspecified 59
Ireland 59
Colombia 55
Bosnia and Herzegovina 54
Nepal 47
Australia 41
Kenya 38
Mexico 37
Belgium 34
Indonesia 34
Nigeria 31
Ethiopia 30
Peru 30
Belarus 29
Turkey 26
Croatia 25
South Africa 25
Iran, Islamic Rep.of 24
New Zealand 24
Malaysia 23
Uganda 23
Chile 22
Mongolia 21
Greece 19
Macedonia 19
Cuba 18
Ghana 18
Slovenia 18
Argentina 15
Ecuador 15
Korea, Rep. Of 15
Venezuela 15
Dominican Republic 14
Albania 13
Pakistan 12
Cape Verde 11
Senegal 11
Honduras 10
Namibia 10
Algeria 9
Tanzania 9
Tunisia 9
Egypt 8
Haiti 8
Gambia 7
Guinea 7
Iraq 7
Israel 7
Cameroon 6
Moldova, Rep. of 6
Sierra Leone 6
Afghanistan 5
El Salvador 5
Equatorial Guinea 5
Jamaica 5
Kazakhstan 5
Luxembourg 5
Mozambique 5
Paraguay 5
Angola 4
Bolivia 4
Syrian, Arab. Rep. 4
Zambia 4
Bangladesh 3
Eritrea 3
Guatemala 3
Jordan 3
Lebanon 3
Singapore 3
Uruguay 3
Azerbaijan 2
Barbados 2
Georgia 2
Liberia 2
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 2
Malta 2
Mauritius 2
Montenegro 2
Oman 2
Palestine 2
Panama 2
Rwanda 2
Taiwan 2
Trinidad and Tobago 2
Uzbekistan 2
Bahamas 1
Benin 1
Burkina Faso 1
Congo, Dem. Rep.of 1
Costa Rica 1
Cyprus 1
Djibouti 1
Fiji 1
Guyana 1
Mali 1
Nicaragua 1
Niger 1
Togo 1
Yemen 1
Armenia 0
Belize 0
Cambodia 0
Congo 0
Côte d'Ivoire 0
Europe, country not specified 0
Foreign country not specified 0
Former Soviet Union 0
Guinea-Bissau 0
Korea, Dem. Peoples Rep. Of 0
Kyrgystan 0
Lesotho 0
Madagascar 0
Malawi 0
Myanmar 0
Nauru 0
Puerto Rico 0
Serbia and Montenegro 0
Somalia 0
Tonga 0
Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) 0
Zaire 0
Zimbabwe 0

 

Source: Statistics Iceland

http://www.statice.is/Pages/444?NewsID=9576

 

Last modified on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 15:25

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