Belarus Population 2017

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Belarus, a Eurasian landlocked country bordered by Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Latvia, and Lithuania, has an estimated 2015 population of 9.259 million, down from 2014's estimated 9.3 million population.

Belarus has an estimated population of 9.259 million. This is down from the 9.3 million estimated last year, and the official population of 9.5 million at the 2009 census. Belarus has a very low population density of just 46 people per square kilometer (121/square mile).

Minsk is the largest city in Belarus, and is also its capital. The population of Minsk is 1.8 million people. Minsk was founded in 1067 A.D.. Currently Minsk, and Belarus in general, is leading ex-USSR states by way of urbanization. 74% of Belarus residents live in urban areas.

Belarus Demographics

Ethnic Belarusians constitute approximately 84% of the total population of Belarus. Russians are the next largest ethnic group at 8% of the population, followed by Poles (3%) and Ukrainians (1.5%). While Russian is the official and main language of the country, Belarusian is also widely spoken. Yiddish, Polish, and Ukrainian are also spoken.

59% of the population claims Eastern Orthodox Christianity as their faith; Roman Catholicism and Protestantism is practiced amongst some of the percentage of residents. Judaism and Baha’i faiths are also practiced by about 4% of the Belarus population. Belarus has no official religion, but under its constitution it allows for freedom of worship and religious practice as long as they pose no harm to social or governmental institutions.

Belarus Population in 2017 Source: Zedlik

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

Belarus Population Growth

Belarus has a negative population growth rate. Belarus was recently named as one of the world's fastest shrinking countries, with a population that peaked in 1991 at 10.2 million and has been dropping ever since. Belarusians typically marry at an older age and have few children, which has caused a fertility rate below the replacement value. Around two-thirds of all families in the country have just one child. There is also a large disparity in the life expectancies of men (67) and women (77).

The anticipated 2025 population is just 8.6 million.

Belarus Population Density

About Belarus

Official Name Republic of Belarus
Languages Spoken Belarusian, Russian
Borders LVA, LTU, POL, RUS, UKR
Is Landlocked Yes
Latitude/Longitude 53,28
Currencies Used BYR

Belarus Population Clock

What is the population of Belarus (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 61
Deaths Per Day 74
Net Migrations Per Day 5
Net Change Per Day -8
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

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

Belarus Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 11.757 births/thousand 155th
Crude Death Rate 14.388 deaths/thousand 7th
Crude Net Migration Rate 0.212 people/thousand 65th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 71.574 years 118th
Life Expectancy (Male) 65.809 years 140th
Life Expectancy (Female) 77.396 years 99th
Total Fertility Rate 1.633 children/woman 162nd
Net Reproduction Rate 0.788 surviving daughters/woman 161st
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.061 males per female 27th
Infant Mortality Rate 3.564 deaths/1,000 live births 171st
Under Five Mortality 4.715 deaths/thousand 166th
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.919 years 110th
Rate of Natural Increase -2.995 192nd
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 5.05% 96th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 7.43% 105th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 2.551% 74th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 21.051% 96th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 31.096% 105th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 10.869% 74th
Crude Suicide Rate 21.8 suicides/thousand 10th
Median Age (Total) 39.8 years 47th
Median Age (Female) 42.9 years 33rd
Median Age (Male) 36.8 years 56th

Belarus Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 9,458,535 46.466% 53.534% 46 161 -0.31% 92
2015 9,495,826 46.479% 53.521% 46 159 -0.15% 92
2010 9,492,122 46.498% 53.502% 46 154 -0.05% 89
2005 9,640,616 46.695% 53.305% 47 149 -0.48% 82
2000 9,952,055 46.953% 53.047% 49 145 -0.61% 78
1995 10,159,731 46.897% 53.103% 50 137 -0.32% 72
1990 10,231,983 46.912% 53.088% 50 131 0.09% 67
1985 9,990,966 46.679% 53.321% 49 124 0.63% 63
1980 9,654,455 46.5% 53.5% 47 120 0.67% 62
1975 9,365,830 46.262% 53.738% 46 116 0.61% 60
1970 9,039,436 45.989% 54.011% 44 113 0.81% 58
1965 8,607,030 45.673% 54.327% 42 110 1.02% 56
1960 8,190,026 45.211% 54.789% 40 107 1.03% 52
1955 7,803,536 44.665% 55.335% 38 108 0.79% 51
1950 7,745,003 44.209% 55.791% 38 106 -0.35% 46

Belarus Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 9,364,588 46.432% 53.568% 46 162 -0.34% 94
2025 9,193,871 46.364% 53.636% 45 168 -0.44% 98
2030 8,977,488 46.249% 53.751% 44 169 -0.52% 100
2035 8,739,780 46.147% 53.853% 43 172 -0.54% 103
2040 8,513,040 46.149% 53.851% 41 174 -0.5% 105
2045 8,310,513 46.28% 53.72% 40 180 -0.46% 108
2050 8,124,855 46.5% 53.5% 40 182 -0.45% 112
2055 7,942,097 46.743% 53.257% 39 184 -0.47% 114
2060 7,756,735 46.988% 53.012% 38 185 -0.48% 114
2065 7,575,726 47.241% 52.759% 37 186 -0.45% 114
2070 7,415,544 47.556% 52.444% 36 188 -0.39% 113
2075 7,283,653 47.897% 52.103% 35 189 -0.31% 115
2080 7,183,379 48.225% 51.775% 35 188 -0.23% 115
2085 7,108,536 48.489% 51.511% 35 187 -0.18% 115
2090 7,046,025 48.675% 51.325% 34 187 -0.17% 115
2095 6,983,959 48.812% 51.188% 34 187 -0.19% 115
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations