Vantaa in brief

Vantaa is Finland's fourth largest city where approximately 240,000 people reside. The population has grown rapidly, and more than 120 native languages are spoken in the city. Vantaa is an airport city in the middle of a metropolitan area. Next to the airport is located one of Finland’s fastest-growing business areas, Aviapolis. More than 11,000 enterprises operate in Vantaa, and there are almost 123,000 workplaces.

Area (Jan. 1, 2022)

 

Total

240,35 km2

Land area

238,38 km2

Water area

1,97 km2

Residents/km2

1003

Population structure (Dec. 31, 2021)

 

Number of inhabitants

239 206

Women

49,8 %

0–6-year-olds

7,6 %

7-15-year-olds

10,4 %

16-64-year-olds

66,2 %

65+- year-olds

15,7 %

Language and nationality (Dec. 31, 2021)

 

Finnish-language speakers

74,7 %

Swedish-language speakers

2,3 %

Foreign-language speakers

23,0 %

Foreign nationals

14,3 %

Labor market and economy

 

Jobs (Dec. 31, 2019)

122 871

Self-sufficiency in employment (Dec. 31, 2019)

106,9 %

Unemployment rate (Dec. 31, 2019)

8,3 %

Tax rate (2022)

19,00 %

Housing production in 2021

 

Housing units, total

3 113

 - of which in small houses

11,8 %

 

The primary source for these is Statistics Finland, except for area data the source is National Land Survey of Finland and for housing it is Municipal Register.

Other information about Vantaa

  • Vantaa was known as Helsingin pitäjä (Socken of Helsinki) until the 19th century when it was named Helsingin maalaiskunta (Rural Municipality of Helsinki) in 1865. Vantaa became a market town in 1972 and a city in 1974.
  • Ritva Viljanen has operated as the Mayor of Vantaa since 2018.
  • Vantaa’s designated official plant is common dog violet, and the designated official animal is salmon.

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