In the past year, Iceland’s population has increased by about 400. According to Statistics Iceland, 317,900 people lived in Iceland at the end of March 2010, in relatively proportion gender numbers: 159,900 men, and 158,800 women. Of these, 21,600 were citizens of other countries.
The capital area alone has seen a growth of over 50,000 people in the past ten years. 201,200 people live in and around Reykjavík today.
1,200 children were born in the first three months of this year, while 480 individuals passed away and 380 people moved out of Iceland. People leaving the country due to the economic situation does not appear to be particularly bleak. On the other hand, foreign nationals who came to Iceland were outnumbered those who are leaving the country only by about 60. More men than women are leaving the country as well.