According to the latest federal statistics, a little more than 180 thousand people lived in Norilsk in 2019. On January 1, 2019, the city was in 106th place out of 1115 in the country by the number of the inhabitants. But it was not always like that.
The following years were the richest in terms of population in the city:
2006 – 213 200 people lived in Norilsk;
2007 – some of them migrated, and 209 400 residents remained in the city;
2008 – minus 3 000 citizens, 206 400 Norilsk residents as a result.
Experts explain these figures by the fact that it was the post-crisis time those years, so there was an increase in production and the establishment of small business, trade and services, which needed personnel, and, therefore, urban residents.
The smallest year for Norilsk according to the All-Union Population Census was 1939. Only 13 886 people lived there. By the way, Norilsk was given the status of a working village that year.
* The publication is based on the data from the All-Union and All-Russian Population Censuses, the Russian Statistical Yearbook and Rosstat.
Text: Tatyana Yermolayeva, Photo: Nickolay Schipko