The Jordan national census of 2004 demographic data indicate that Irbid Governorate had a population of 928,292. Estimates put the population slightly over one million for the year 2009. The next census is scheduled to be held in 2014.

Demographics of Irbid Governorate (2004 Census)
Female to Male ratio 48.9% to 51.1%
Jordanian citizens to foreign nationals 96.6% to 3.4%
Urban population 707,420
Rural population 220,872
Total population 928,292