Armenia Population 2018

2,935,648

Armenia is a small Eurasian country bordered by Turkey, Georgia, the independent Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Iran, Azerbaijan, and Nakhchivan. The current population in 2018 is estimated at 2.93 million people. The country’s population ranking is 139th in the world.

Armenia's population is estimated at 2.93 million, down from the 3.018 million confirmed during the 2011 census. The country has a population density of 101 people per square kilometer (263/square mile). Armenia is the second-most densely populated of the former Soviet republics.

Armenia’s largest city, Yerevan, has a population of approximately 1.2 million people. Yerevan is one of the world’s oldest, continually inhabited cities in existence to this day. This area of Armenia is where it is speculated that Noah’s Ark would have landed, by all research and accounts. Armenia is urbanizing at a rate of 0.5%, but has seen a population decrease by about 6% over the most recent 4 years.

Armenia Demographics

The ethnic tapestry of Armenia is 98% ethnic Armenians, while the rest are primarily Yazidis, with some Russian ethnicity present.

Religious devotion in Armenia is traditionally Christian. Armenia was the first country to adopt Christianity as a national religion, and antiquity shows this occurred around 301 A.D. Over 93% of the current populous claims to be part of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Catholicism exists in Armenia, as well as Sunni Islam, both practiced by a small fraction of Armenian residents.

Armenia has a large diaspora, with about 8 million Armenians living throughout the world. Thisi is much larger than the current 3 million population of Armenia itself. The largest communities outside of Armenia are in Russia, Iran, France, the U.S., Canada, Syria, Lebanon and elsewhere.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 14 minutes
One death every 18 minutes
One net migrant every 103 minutes
Net gain of one person every 131 minutes

Armenia Population in 2018Source: By Butcher (Echmiadzin cathedral church. October 3, 2008) [CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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

Armenia Population Growth

Armenia has experienced population decline since the USSR was broken up, but the decline leveled out between 2008-2010. Based on the medium variant of the UN projections, the population will be nearly 3 million in 2020.

About Armenia

Official NameRepublic of Armenia
Languages SpokenArmenian, Russian
Is LandlockedYes
Latitude/Longitude4045
Currencies UsedArmenia Dram
DemonymArmenian

Countries Bordering Armenia

Azerbaijan
Georgia
Iran
Turkey

Armenia Population Density

Armenia Top 20 Cities by Population

Name Population
Yerevan1,093,485
Gyumri148,381
Vanadzor101,098
Ejmiatsin49,513
Hrazdan40,795
Abovyan35,673
Kapan33,160
Ararat28,832
Armavir25,963
Step'anavan23,782
Gavarr21,680
Artashat20,562
Goris20,379
Masis18,911
Ashtarak18,779
Sevan17,083
Hats'avan15,208
Spitak15,059
Ijevan14,737
Dilijan13,478

Armenia Population Clock

The population of Armenia (as of 11/13/2018)?2,935,648
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2018)2,934,152
Births Per Day103
Deaths Per Day78
Net Migrations Per Day -14
Net Change Per Day 11
Population Change Since January 1st3,487

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Estimate as of November 13th 2018 is: 2,935,097

Armenia Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20182,934,15247.04%52.96%98.651390.13%
20172,930,45047.03%52.96%98.531380.19%
20162,924,81647.02%52.98%98.341390.27%
20152,916,95046.99%53.01%98.071400.27%
20102,877,31146.79%53.21%96.74139-0.71%
20052,981,25947.02%52.98%100.23137-0.58%
20003,069,58846.94%53.06%103.20134-0.94%
19953,217,34247.37%52.63%108.17128-1.88%
19903,538,16548.47%51.53%118.961221.18%
19853,335,93548.81%51.19%112.161201.48%
19803,099,75148.69%51.31%104.221211.82%
19752,832,75748.75%51.25%95.241182.33%
19702,525,06548.80%51.20%84.901192.69%
19652,211,31648.56%51.44%74.351203.36%
19601,874,12048.18%51.82%63.011213.69%
19551,563,50547.79%52.22%52.571212.93%
19501,353,51047.44%52.55%45.511230.00%

Armenia Population by Year (Projections)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20202,938,67947.05%52.95%98.801390.00%
20252,934,37047.08%52.92%98.66141-0.03%
20302,907,46347.09%52.91%97.75143-0.18%
20352,866,15047.12%52.88%96.36144-0.29%
20402,818,39947.17%52.83%94.76147-0.34%
20452,764,61847.27%52.73%92.95146-0.38%
20502,700,18447.42%52.58%90.78147-0.47%
20552,624,28647.60%52.40%88.23146-0.57%
20602,539,59647.81%52.19%85.38147-0.65%
20652,449,83248.03%51.97%82.37147-0.72%
20702,357,85648.25%51.75%79.27149-0.76%
20752,264,62348.49%51.51%76.14149-0.80%
20802,171,51748.74%51.26%73.01149-0.84%
20852,081,21748.95%51.05%69.97149-0.85%
20901,997,03849.09%50.91%67.14150-0.82%
20951,919,96849.12%50.88%64.55151-0.78%
Data Sources
  1. Statistical Committee of the Republic of Armenia
  2. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 2011 census, with official population estimates through 2015 adjusted to reflect de facto population, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.

  3. GeoNames Gazetteer