Azerbaijan Population 2017

[[getCurrentPopulation()]]

Azerbaijan is a transcontinental country located between Western Asia and Eastern Europe. Azerbaijan is bordered by Russia, Georgia, Iran, Armenia and the Caspian Sea. In 2015, Azerbaijan has an estimated population of 9,612,500, which makes it the 89th most populous country in the world.

Azerbaijan has an estimated population of 9.612 million, up from the 2014 estimate of 9.5 million. The population density is 106 people per square kilometer (274/square mile), which ranks 103rd in the world.

Azerbaijan has 77 cities. The largest city and capital is Baku with a population of 2.15 million and a metro population of 4 million. Baku is densely populated with 996 people per square kilometer (2,580/square mile). The next-largest city is Sumqayit at 325,000, followed by Ganja at 323,000. About 52% of the population lives in a rural area.

Azerbaijan Demographics

At the 2009 census, the ethnic composition of Azerbaijan was more than 91% Azerbaijanis, 2% Lezgians, 1.3% Armenians (with nearly all living in the break-away region of Nagorno-Karabakh), 1.3% Russian, 1.2% Talysh, 0.5% Avars, 0.4% Turks, 0.3% Tatars, 0.3% Tats and 0.25% Ukrainians.

About 95% of the population is Muslim. 85% of Muslims in Azerbaijan are Shia Muslims while 15% are Sunni Muslims. Azerbaijan has the second-highest Shia population percentage behind Iran. Azerbaijan is a secular state that provides religious freedom. A Gallup poll conducted seven years ago found that just 21% of Azerbaijanis consider religion an important aspect of their lives, which makes it one of the least religious countries on earth.

Azerbaijan History

Azerbaijan declared its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, before the dissolution of the USSR. A huge oil boom in the country led to international investment, and by the start of the 20th century, the country was supplying half of the world's oil. During the collapse of the Soviet Union, the large Armenian population of Nagorno-Karabakh attempted to secede from Azerbaijan, leading to war and the Armenians taking control of the region. A ceasefire was signed in 1994, with nearly 1/7 of the country's territory still occupied and 800,000 refugees scattered. During the 1990s, many Armenians and Russians left the region. In 1970, there were about 484,000 Armenians and 510,000 Russians in Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan Population Projections

Azerbaijan Population in 2017 Source: Moonsun1981

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

Azerbaijan Population Growth

Azerbaijan has a low population growth rate, in part due to a high rate of migration. There is also significant diaspora, with Azerbaijani living in 42 countries. In Iran, Iranian Azerbaijanis are the largest minority, accounting for about 16% of Iran's population. Azerbaijan is currently growing slowly at a rate of about 1% a year.

Azerbaijan Population Density

About Azerbaijan

Official Name Republic of Azerbaijan
Languages Spoken Russian, Azerbaijani
Borders ARM, GEO, IRN, RUS, TUR
Is Landlocked Yes
Latitude/Longitude 40.5,47.5
Currencies Used AZN

Azerbaijan Population Clock

What is the population of Azerbaijan (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 103
Deaths Per Day 40
Net Migrations Per Day -19
Net Change Per Day 44
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

Azerbaijan Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 19.209 births/thousand 95th
Crude Death Rate 7.403 deaths/thousand 101st
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.68 people/thousand 110th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 70.994 years 122nd
Life Expectancy (Male) 67.841 years 122nd
Life Expectancy (Female) 74.212 years 126th
Total Fertility Rate 2.253 children/woman 98th
Net Reproduction Rate 0.998 surviving daughters/woman 104th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.125 males per female 3rd
Infant Mortality Rate 37.422 deaths/1,000 live births 52nd
Under Five Mortality 44.604 deaths/thousand 56th
Mean Age at Childbearing 25.459 years 199th
Rate of Natural Increase 10.415 111th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 6.896% 123rd
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 8.302% 117th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 5.406% 127th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 17.028% 123rd
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 21.904% 117th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 12.141% 127th
Crude Suicide Rate 1.7 suicides/thousand 158th
Median Age (Total) 30.9 years 101st
Median Age (Female) 32.6 years 94th
Median Age (Male) 29.3 years 108th

Azerbaijan Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 9,973,697 49.798% 50.202% 120 92 0.96% 89
2015 9,753,968 49.78% 50.22% 118 93 1.17% 91
2010 9,099,893 49.563% 50.437% 110 96 1.39% 92
2005 8,563,398 49.261% 50.739% 103 98 1.15% 89
2000 8,117,741 48.862% 51.138% 98 99 0.96% 88
1995 7,770,806 48.945% 51.055% 94 102 1.04% 88
1990 7,216,503 48.986% 51.014% 87 102 1.59% 86
1985 6,674,107 48.754% 51.246% 80 98 1.57% 84
1980 6,163,990 48.745% 51.255% 74 99 1.58% 82
1975 5,693,795 48.818% 51.182% 68 102 1.66% 81
1970 5,178,160 48.594% 51.406% 62 104 2.09% 81
1965 4,579,759 48.31% 51.69% 55 103 2.77% 80
1960 3,897,889 47.857% 52.143% 47 105 3.34% 85
1955 3,327,732 47.356% 52.644% 40 107 3.07% 88
1950 2,895,997 47.081% 52.919% 35 108 2.37% 91

Azerbaijan Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 10,240,569 49.779% 50.221% 123 91 0.73% 88
2025 10,547,368 49.722% 50.278% 127 91 0.41% 88
2030 10,726,895 49.617% 50.383% 129 94 0.27% 89
2035 10,860,034 49.487% 50.513% 131 96 0.21% 91
2040 10,961,413 49.372% 50.628% 132 97 0.12% 91
2045 11,000,981 49.309% 50.691% 133 101 -0.02% 92
2050 10,962,997 49.28% 50.72% 132 101 -0.13% 94
2055 10,871,723 49.279% 50.721% 131 103 -0.21% 96
2060 10,748,567 49.282% 50.718% 130 106 -0.25% 98
2065 10,608,653 49.299% 50.701% 128 106 -0.28% 99
2070 10,456,826 49.336% 50.664% 126 111 -0.3% 101
2075 10,297,966 49.423% 50.577% 124 112 -0.31% 102
2080 10,141,936 49.532% 50.468% 122 113 -0.29% 102
2085 10,004,271 49.618% 50.382% 121 114 -0.25% 102
2090 9,882,543 49.652% 50.348% 119 116 -0.24% 102
2095 9,764,458 49.632% 50.368% 118 116 -0.25% 102
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations