Armenia Population 2017

2,929,208

Armenia is a small Eurasian country bordered by Turkey, Georgia, the independent Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Iran, Azerbaijan, and Nakhchivan. The current population in 2017 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.

Armenia Population in 2018Source: Սէրուժ Ուրիշեան (Serouj Ourishian)

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 SpokenRussian, Armenian
BordersAZE, GEO, IRN, TUR
Is LandlockedYes
Latitude/Longitude4045
Currencies UsedAMD

Armenia Population Density

Name Population
Yerevan1,093,485
Gyumri148,381
Vanadzor101,098
Ejmiatsin49,513
Hrazdan40,795
Abovyan35,673
Kapan33,160
Ararat28,832
Armavir25,963
Gavarr21,680
Artashat20,562
Goris20,379
Masis18,911
Ashtarak18,779
Sevan17,083
Hats'avan15,208
Spitak15,059
Ijevan14,737
Dilijan13,478
Alaverdi13,184
Vedi12,192
Vardenis11,382
Martuni11,037
Yeghvard10,705
Metsamor8,789
Berd8,374
Yeghegnadzor8,200
Vardenik7,709
Akhuryan7,672
Tashir7,318
Nerk'in Getashen7,010
Byureghavan6,972
Garrni6,827
Sarukhan6,173
Chambarak6,153
Aparan5,670
Noratus5,426
Vayk'5,419
Hoktember5,348
Noyemberyan5,119
Karanlukh5,104

Armenia Population Clock

What is the population of Armenia (as of 11/15/2017)?2,929,208
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)2,930,450
Births Per Day21
Deaths Per Day16
Net Migrations Per Day -14
Net Change Per Day -9
Population Change Since January 1st-2,871

Armenia Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 12.644 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 9.534 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -1.651 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 75.258 years
Male Life Expectancy 71.366 years
Female Life Expectancy 78.941 years
Total Fertility Rate 1.504 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.695 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.129 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 11.385 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 14.13 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 27.098 years
Rate of Natural Increase 2.997
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 3.447%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 4.561%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 2.391%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 12.784%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 18.01%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 8.174%
Median Age (Total) 34.6 years
Median Age (Female) 36.5 years
Median Age (Male) 32.8 years

Armenia Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20172,930,45047.03%52.96%990.23%
20152,916,95046.99%53.01%980.27%
20102,877,31146.79%53.21%97-0.71%
20052,981,25947.02%52.98%100-0.58%
20003,069,58846.94%53.06%103-0.94%
19953,217,34247.37%52.63%108-1.88%
19903,538,16548.47%51.53%1191.18%
19853,335,93548.81%51.19%1121.48%
19803,099,75148.69%51.31%1041.82%
19752,832,75748.75%51.25%952.33%
19702,525,06548.80%51.20%852.69%
19652,211,31648.56%51.44%743.36%
19601,874,12048.18%51.82%633.69%
19551,563,50547.79%52.22%532.93%
19501,353,51047.44%52.55%460.00%

Armenia Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20202,938,67947.05%52.95%990.00%
20252,934,37047.08%52.92%99-0.03%
20302,907,46347.09%52.91%98-0.18%
20352,866,15047.12%52.88%96-0.29%
20402,818,39947.17%52.83%95-0.34%
20452,764,61847.27%52.73%93-0.38%
20502,700,18447.42%52.58%91-0.47%
20552,624,28647.60%52.40%88-0.57%
20602,539,59647.81%52.19%85-0.65%
20652,449,83248.03%51.97%82-0.72%
20702,357,85648.25%51.75%79-0.76%
20752,264,62348.49%51.51%76-0.80%
20802,171,51748.74%51.26%73-0.84%
20852,081,21748.95%51.05%70-0.85%
20901,997,03849.09%50.91%67-0.82%
20951,919,96849.12%50.88%65-0.78%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer