The majority of people moving to the country were foreigners, but last year also marks only the second time since the turn of the century that more Icelanders moved home than abroad in a given year.
The population of Skútustaðahreppur municipality in Northeast Iceland has reached 500 for the first time since 1993.
Iceland's population at the end of 2017 reached 348,580, according to new information from Statistics Iceland.
The Icelandic population is expected to grow from 338 to 452.000 persons in the next 50 years, according to Statistics Iceland, the centre for official statistics in Iceland.
The fertility rate of Icelandic women is lower than ever and fewer children were born in Iceland last year than the year before. New figures from Statistics Iceland also reveal that the average age of first-time mothers continues to rise, and is now 27.7 years.
An unusually high number of people moved to Iceland last year, or 10,958, compared with 7,461 in 2015, according to new figures from Statistics Iceland.
“A record number of babies were born this weekend. That’s exactly nine months after the victory over England.”
Come December, the planning skills of the resident of Bakkafjörður, Northeast Iceland, will be tested.
Close to 32,000 immigrants live in Iceland, or 9.6 percent of the population, according to new figures from Statistics Iceland.
Icelanders will continue to be among the youngest populations in Europe, if new predictions published by Statistics Iceland hold true.
4,129 children were born last year in Iceland. The fertility rate was measured at 1.81 children for every woman over a lifetime—a figure which has never been lower since records began being kept in 1853.
The number of residents in municipalities surrounding the capital area increases twice as fast as that of people in the capital area itself.
The head of SA-Business Iceland, a service organization for Icelandic businesses, states that Iceland will in the near future become a nation of immigrants.
When the numbers of first and second-generation immigrants in Iceland are combined, they represent 10 percent of the population, a proportion higher than ever.