Albania Population 2017

2,909,592

Albania is located in Southeastern Europe and is a member of the UN and NATO. Albania is one of the smallest countries on earth with 28,700 square kilometers (11,000 sq mi) of area, ranking 143rd. In 2014, Albania has an estimated population of 3.196 million in 2015, an increase from 2013's 3.02 million, and it is the 137nd most populous country in the world. Albania is fairly densely populated for a small country, with 98 people per square kilometer, or 254 per square mile.

Albania's capital, Tirana, has a population of 421,000, with a greater metropolitan population of 764,000. Other major cities include Durres (113,000), Korce (51,000), Elbasan (78,000) and Shkoder (95,000).

Albania Population History

Albania has a very low fertility rate of just 1.49 children per woman, and massive migration affected its demographics after the fall of Communism in 1990. Between 1991 and 2004, close to 1 million people left Albania, most destined for Greece, and population decreased in the North and South of the country and increased in Tirana and Durres.

Albania Demographics

Ethnicity is a delicate issue in Albania, and one that is debated. Official statistics show Albania is very homogeneous with more than 97% Albanian majority, but minority groups like the Roman, Greeks and Macedonians have questioned this data and claim a larger share. Three national minorities are recognized: Greeks, Macedonians and Montenegrins.

There are also two cultural minorities -- Aromanians and Romani -- and other Albanian minorities like the Bulgarians and Jews. The Greek government estimates 300,000 Greeks in the country, while the Albanian government claims just 60,000.

At the 2011 census, the population of Albania was officially 83% Albanian, 0.9% Greek, 0.2% Macedonian, 0.01% Montenegrin, 0.3% Aromanian, 0.3% Romani, 0.1% Balkan Egyptian, 14% no declared ethnicity and 1.6% not relevant.

Many minority groups have criticized the country's census law which imposes a $1,000 fine on anyone who declares an ethnicity that differs from what is on their birth certificate.

Almost 58% of Albanian's are Muslim, with a Christian population of 17%. About 25% of the population belongs to another religion or has no religion. While Albania was the only European country whose Jewish population grew during the Holocaust, the mass emigration to Israel has left just 200 Albanian Jews in the country.

Albania Population in 2017Source: Albinfo

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Albania Population Growth

Albania is currently growing very slowly, with a growth rate of just 0.34%. By 2030, Albania's population is expected to be 3.31 million according to the United Nations projections. These projections also predict a contraction of the country's population after 2032, with the population decreasing steadily until the end of the century.

About Albania

Official NameRepublic of Albania
Languages SpokenAlbanian
BordersMNE, GRC, MKD, KOS
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude4120
Currencies UsedALL

Albania Population Density

Name Population
Rrogozhine5,620
Puke6,495
Roskovec6,657
Selenice6,912
Bilisht7,114
Peqin7,513
Erseke7,890
Mamurras8,282
Rreshen10,064
Ballsh10,361
Fushe-Kruje10,458
Polican10,663
Permet10,686
Kamez11,026
Bulqize11,212
Gramsh11,556
Tepelene11,955
Librazhd-Qender12,691
Corovode14,046
Shijak14,138
Cerrik14,269
Peshkopi14,848
Sarande15,147
Burrel15,405
Kukes17,832
Kucove18,166
Lezhe18,695
Kruje21,286
Patos Fshat22,679
Gjirokaster23,437
Lac24,825
Kavaje29,354
Lushnje41,469
Berat46,866
Fier56,297
Korce58,259
Fier-Cifci60,995
Shkoder88,245
Vlore89,546
Elbasan100,903
Durres122,034
Tirana374,801

Albania Population Clock

What is the population of Albania (as of 10/16/2017)?2,909,592
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)2,911,428
Births Per Day22
Deaths Per Day12
Net Migrations Per Day -27
Net Change Per Day -17
Population Change Since January 1st-4,913

Albania Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 13.814 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 7.674 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -3.43 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 78.341 years
Male Life Expectancy 75.991 years
Female Life Expectancy 80.867 years
Total Fertility Rate 1.787 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.839 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.078 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 12.851 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 14.018 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 27.351 years
Rate of Natural Increase 6.068
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 2.902%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 3.345%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 2.442%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 7.882%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 9.582%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 6.216%
Median Age (Total) 32.5 years
Median Age (Female) 33.8 years
Median Age (Male) 31.2 years

Albania Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20172,911,42849.49%50.51%1060.27%
20152,896,67949.60%50.40%1060.24%
20102,901,88350.41%49.59%106-0.55%
20053,082,17250.25%49.75%112-1.02%
20003,121,96550.53%49.47%1140.07%
19953,106,72749.22%50.78%113-0.47%
19903,281,45351.22%48.78%120-0.18%
19852,966,79951.34%48.66%1082.47%
19802,681,24551.43%48.57%982.00%
19752,411,22951.44%48.56%882.18%
19702,150,60251.49%48.51%782.36%
19651,896,12551.48%48.52%692.69%
19601,636,05451.48%48.52%603.00%
19551,419,96951.43%48.57%522.72%
19501,263,17151.32%48.68%461.91%

Albania Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20202,935,14649.51%50.49%1070.24%
20252,959,54549.44%50.56%1080.05%
20302,953,52249.39%50.61%108-0.18%
20352,915,28949.38%50.62%106-0.37%
20402,855,13149.43%50.57%104-0.47%
20452,784,86949.55%50.45%102-0.53%
20502,710,23549.74%50.26%99-0.56%
20552,634,25750.00%50.00%96-0.60%
20602,553,51550.28%49.72%93-0.67%
20652,465,35150.55%49.45%90-0.75%
20702,370,46550.76%49.24%87-0.84%
20752,268,98850.89%49.11%83-0.94%
20802,160,99650.92%49.08%79-1.03%
20852,049,07450.92%49.08%75-1.10%
20901,939,56150.94%49.06%71-1.08%
20951,840,40850.99%49.01%67-1.00%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations