What was the population of Edinburgh in 2009?
The population was about 470,000.
The National Census in the UK in 2001 showed a total resident population of Edinburgh as 448,624. A more recent estimate in 2005 by the General Register Office for Scotland showed the population as 457,830. There are several Institutions of Further and Higher Education in Edinburgh, and it is thought roughly 100,000 of the population are students, many of whom will not remain in the city when they complete their studies.