Alsace Environment

  • Alsace has a pleasant climate and is one of the driest region of France.
  • On the other hand, Alsace is one of the biggest when it comes to population density, especially in its main urban areas : Strasbourg, Mulhouse and Colmar.
  • Alsace also has a lot of beautiful rural areas where to live and number of village houses for those looking to spend some time in the region.

Alsace Climate
Climate Type Semi-continental with strong amplitudes, micro-climate sunny and dry.
Average temperature Summer:18°c, Winter: 2°c.
Average sunshine During summer levels of sunshine are comparable to those seen in the towns of southern France.
Average rainfall

Summer: 72mm, Winter: 35mm.

Equivalent to 550 mm per year in Colmar the second driest town of France.

Alsace Population

Alsace consists of 1 817 000 inhabitants.

Population estimation by 2030: increase of 12% to reach 2 millions inhabitants.

Population density

209 inhabitants per compared to the total of France of 108,2 inhabitants per

Alsace is the 3rd French region with the biggest density.

Population age range

30,8 % of the population is 25 years old or less.

18,3% of population is 60 years old or more.


Alsace region accounts for about 130 000 foreigners, the equivalent of 7,4% of the total regional population and 4% of the total foreigners in France.

Alsace is the 6th region of France for the number of foreigners.

German represent 16 000 people.

Housing in Alsace
Housing Stock More than 807 000 houses in Alsace.
Second homes Total number of second homes are equivalent to 2,4% of all housing.
Current Trend

1,4% of additionnal houses every year, one of the highest expansion in France.

Residential housing stock increases two times quicker than population growth in Alsace.

This is equivalent to an increase of 30% for habitation against 12% for population by 2030.

Ownership 62,84% of owners among all housing.
Average Property prices

Haut Rhin: Sale=2002,7 €/m² Rent= 8,47 €/m²/month.

Bas Rhin:Sale= 2577,6 € /m², Rent=9,64 €/ m²/month.

Urban Areas in Alsace
Surface area Urban areas account for 81% of all Alsace.
Population repartition

Urban areas account for 93% of all Alsace inhabitants.

Alsace is the 3rd most urbanized French region.

Regional Capital Strasbourg with more than 263 900 inhabitants.
Mains urban areas Mulhouse (+ 110000 inhabitants), Colmar (+65 000 inhabitants).
Rural Areas in Alsace
Surface area Rural areas account for 19% of all Alsace.
Population repartition Rural areas account for 7% of inhabitants.
Mains rural areas Fessenheim (+ 2000 inhabitants), Rhinau (+ 2300 inhabitants).

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