The population of the Lake Constance region was more than 3.8 million at the end of 2010. This is an increase of almost seven percent compared to 2000.


Statistical offices in the region project the total population to increase another five percent by 2020. Thus, the region's projected population growth is larger than those of the respective national states.


The region's average population density (2010) is 291 persons per km². There are, however, significant differences within the region:


  • Areas close to Lake Constance or along the Rhine as well as the Zurich metropolitan area are densely populated.
  • Relatively sparsely populated areas can be found in the mountainous areas of the Alps and the German district of Sigmaringen.