The resulting high quality of life in Frankfurt has led to a continual rise in the
number of residents in recent years.
At the end of 2015, 724,500 people had
registered Frankfurt as their main place of residence, an increase of 76,000
(12%) on an decade earlier. A further 30,000 people had registered Frankfurt as
their secondary residence. People moving to Frankfurt come primarily from
other parts of Germany and other European countries outside Germany,
whereby compared to the metropolitan area, the city of Frankfurt typically
registers negative net migration.
Popular places to live within the metropolitan
area predominantly include the well connected villages and towns of the
Hochtaunus and Main-Taunus districts. The increase in the number of residents
means the number of households in Frankfurt has also risen to over 400,000,
slightly over half of which are single-person households.
The number of
residents and households is likely to rise further in the coming years. With the
existing macroeconomic imbalances in Europe, migration flows from southern
and eastern Europe to Germany are likely to continue.