Total population of Utrecht 2009-2019

In the last decade, the population of the city of Utrecht increased by roughly 55,000. In 2009, Utrecht had approximately 300,000 inhabitants. By 2019, the number of inhabitants had grown to nearly 353,000. This was approximately one quarter of the total population of the province of the same name, of which the city of Utrecht is the capital. In 2019, the province of Utrecht had roughly 1.3 million inhabitants, making it the fifth-largest province in the country after South and North Holland, North Brabant and Gelderland.

 Fourth-largest city in the Netherlands 

  With its 353,000 inhabitants, Utrecht is one of the largest cities in the country. The capital, Amsterdam, is the largest city in the Netherlands, with roughly 863,000 inhabitants, followed by Rotterdam and The Hague. Utrecht follows in fourth place.

Rabobank and NS headquarters

  Utrecht is home to a large number of internationally operating companies, of which Dutch bank Rabobank is just one. One of the leading banks in the country, Rabobank had nearly 450 branches nationwide in 2018. The Rabobank headquarters are in Utrecht though, as are the headquarters of the national railway organization (NS). Utrecht also has the largest railway station in the country, receiving an average of nearly 195,000 passengers every working day.

Total population of Utrecht from 2009 to 2019*

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Release date

August 2019



Survey time period

2009 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Figures concern the municipality Utrecht, and not the entire province.

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