The population of Helsinki was 628,208 at the turn of the year 2016. The population grew by 7,493 during 2015, which was slightly less than in the three previous years. The difference between births and deaths increased the population by 1,881, which was slightly up from 2014. Helsinki also gained residents from abroad and from Finland outside the Helsinki region. The population of the Helsinki region grew by 17,600; the population of the whole nation grew by 15,500. The growth was focused in the Helsinki region even more strongly than in previous years. Read more »