Milton Keynes’ population set to hit 300,000 by 2026


The number of people living in Milton Keynes is set to reach more than 300,000 by 2026.

That is a 15 per cent increase on the city’s current population, which stands at around 260,000.

By 2026, it is predicted that almost 25 per cent of MK will be aged over 60 with the highest growth rate anticipated to be in the 60-64 age group.

However, data from MKi Observatory has revealed that Milton Keynes has a significantly higher proportion of younger people than the rest of the UK.

Across the country, the average percentage of young people in each area is 18. However, 21 per cent of Milton Keynes’ population is in the younger age bracket.

The proportion of older people is currently lower, but is set to rise significantly by 2026, according to the latest research.