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Zürich

Area of Zürich 1,729 km²
Population 1.5 million
Male Population 727,647 (49.5%)
Female Population 741,983 (50.5%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015  +51%
Population change from 2000 to 2015  +21.8%
Median Age 40.8 years old
Male Median Age 39.9 years old
Female Median Age 41.7 years old
Timezone Central European Summer Time

Zürich Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population 973,569 1,084,101 1,207,072 1,469,629
Population Density 563.1 / km² 627.0 / km² 698.1 / km² 850.0 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Canton of Zurich Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 21.8% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Zürich +51% +35.6% +21.8%
Switzerland +30.6% +24.4% +15.8%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Zürich Median Age

Median Age: 40.8 years
LocationMedian AgeMedian Age (Male)Median Age (Female)
Zürich 40.8 years 39.9 years 41.7 years
Switzerland 41.4 years 40.5 years 42.3 years
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Zürich Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
AgeMaleFemaleTotal
Under 5 39,627 37,193 76,821
5-9 35,547 33,744 69,292
10-14 36,212 34,109 70,321
15-19 37,123 34,939 72,062
20-24 42,318 41,183 83,502
25-29 53,650 54,469 108,120
30-34 60,600 58,995 119,596
35-39 59,908 56,404 116,313
40-44 64,327 60,312 124,640
45-49 62,484 58,579 121,064
50-54 51,058 49,668 100,726
55-59 42,624 43,896 86,520
60-64 39,627 41,762 81,390
65-69 34,716 37,636 72,352
70-74 24,890 30,139 55,029
75-79 19,759 26,093 45,853
80-84 13,478 21,562 35,041
85 Plus 9,700 21,298 30,998
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Zürich Population Density

Population Density: 850.0 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Zürich 1.5 million 1,729 km² 850.0 / km²
Switzerland 8.3 million 41,285 km² 200.2 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Zürich Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Population from 1100 to 2100
YearEst. PopulationAvg 10 year growth %Avg 10 year growth
1100 37,317 n/a n/a
1200 46,822 2.3% 950
1300 74,819 4.8% 2,799
1400 56,066 -2.8% -1,875
1500 74,817 2.9% 1,875
1600 93,654 2.3% 1,883
1700 116,747 2.2% 2,309
1800 155,789 2.9% 3,904
1900 380,351 9.3% 22,456
1910 444,906 17% 64,555
1920 475,054 6.8% 30,148
1930 544,701 14.7% 69,647
1940 591,271 8.5% 46,570
1950 681,730 15.3% 90,459
1960 824,722 21% 142,992
1970 963,282 16.8% 138,560
1990 1,084,101 6.1% 60,409
2000 1,207,072 11.3% 122,971
2020 1,526,458 12.5% 159,693
2030 1,637,049 7.2% 110,591
2040 1,736,471 6.1% 99,422
2050 1,821,979 4.9% 85,508
2060 1,890,149 3.7% 68,170
2070 1,930,526 2.1% 40,377
2080 1,947,844 0.9% 17,318
2090 1,939,091 -0.4% -8,753
2100 1,895,506 -2.2% -43,585
Sources:
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-927-2017, 2017.

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4

Zürich CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Zürich 18,640,146 t 12.7 t 10,780 t/km²
Switzerland 96,433,091 t 11.7 t 2,335 t/km²
Sources: [Link] Moran, D., Kanemoto K; Jiborn, M., Wood, R., Többen, J., and Seto, K.C. (2018) Carbon footprints of 13,000 cities. Environmental Research Letters DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac72a

Canton of Zurich Annual Weather Averages

May Historical Weather Data (1901 to 2020)

Average Temp
13.7°C
56.6°F
Average High
19.1°C
66.4°F
Average Low
8.2°C
46.8°F
   Record High Temperature
32.4°C
90.3°F
   Record Low Temperature
-2.0°C
28.4°F
   Average Precipitation
108.5 mm
4.3 in
   Average Precipitation Days (≥ 0.254 mm)
15.0 days
Sources:
1. NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
2. Lawrimore, Jay H.; Ray, Ron; Applequist, Scott; Korzeniewski, Bryant; Menne, Matthew J. (2016): Global Summary of the Month (GSOM), Version 1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.7289/V5QV3JJ5. Accessed Fri, 17 Apr 2020 13:07:33 GMT.

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
Flood High (9)
Earthquake Medium (3)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.

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