The number of people living in Iceland became 346,750 at the end of the 3rd quarter of 2017, according to Statistics Iceland. This is an increase by 2,790 from the previous quarter, which is mainly due to a positive net migration by 2,180 people. 1,100 children were born and 530 people died.
Fewer people with Icelandic citizenship migrated abroad than those who migrated to the country. More males than females emigrated from the country, making the total number of men living in Iceland 176,590 against 170,160 women.
Denmark was the most popular destination for Icelandic citizens, with 460 people emigrating in the quarter. 1,320 Icelandic citizens emigrated, of which 970 went to Nordic countries such as Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Of the 1,350 foreign citizens who emigrated most, or 340, went to Poland. The total number of foreign citizens living in Iceland is 36,690.
A number of Icelandic citizens returned to the country, after having lived abroad. Most came from Denmark, Norway and Sweden.