A population of 5.6 million people, of which 38% are under 30 years old, are living in Ankara. 88% of the population lives in the city center.

Compared to its total population, Ankara has the highest number of higher education graduates. Around 15% of the total regional population has bachelor’s or post-graduate degrees. Turkey’s top higher education providers are located in Ankara, which makes Ankara the second province with highest number of higher education providers. There are more than 230,000 students and 18,000 academics in the universities in Ankara.

Ankara also has the highest share, 34.3%, in contribution to scientific publications in the country.