Belarus Population 2018

9,458,509

Belarus, a Eurasian landlocked country bordered by Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Latvia, and Lithuania, has an estimated 2018 population of 9.45 million, down from 2014's estimated 9.3 million population.

Belarus has an estimated population of 9.45 million. This is down from the 9.3 million estimated in 2017, 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.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 5 minutes
One death every 4 minutes
One net migrant every 288 minutes
Net loss of one person every 37 minutes

Belarus Population in 2018Source: Zedlik

Belarus Population Pyramid 2018

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Belarus Median Age

39.8


Total

36.8


Male

42.9


Female

Belarus Population by Age

There are 7,622,842 adults in Belarus.

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.

About Belarus

Official NameRepublic of Belarus
Languages SpokenBelarusian, Russian
Is LandlockedYes
Latitude/Longitude5328
Currencies UsedBYR
DemonymBelarusian

Countries Bordering Belarus

Latvia
Lithuania
Poland
Russia
Ukraine

Belarus Population Density

Belarus Top 20 Cities by Population

Name Population
Minsk1,742,124
Gomel480,951
Mahilyow369,200
Vitebsk342,700
Hrodna317,365
Brest300,715
Babruysk220,517
Baranovichi168,772
Horad Barysaw143,919
Pinsk130,777
Orsha125,347
Novoye Medvezhino120,000
Mazyr112,137
Malinovka105,000
Salihorsk101,614
Maladzyechna101,300
Navapolatsk100,885
Lida98,036
Polatsk82,258
Zhlobin73,089

Belarus Population Clock

The population of Belarus (as of 1/17/2018)?9,458,509
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2018)9,452,113
Births Per Day304
Deaths Per Day348
Net Migrations Per Day 5
Net Change Per Day -39
Population Change Since January 1st-663

Belarus Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 11.75 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 13.451 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate 0.212 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 73.05 years
Male Life Expectancy 67.53 years
Female Life Expectancy 78.45 years
Total Fertility Rate 1.706 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.819 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.061 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 3.054 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 3.983 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.548 years
Rate of Natural Increase -1.701

Belarus Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20189,452,11346.53%53.47%45.5394-0.12%
20159,485,77246.52%53.48%45.69920.03%
20109,473,07146.48%53.52%45.6388-0.31%
20059,621,54346.68%53.32%46.3583-0.64%
20009,933,60946.94%53.06%47.8578-0.41%
199510,142,30846.88%53.12%48.8673-0.15%
199010,216,84646.90%53.10%49.21680.50%
19859,966,15446.68%53.32%48.01670.68%
19809,633,88846.50%53.50%46.41630.67%
19759,316,95546.25%53.75%44.88600.74%
19708,977,63945.96%54.04%43.24580.94%
19658,568,45445.65%54.35%41.27560.92%
19608,184,63145.21%54.79%39.43520.96%
19557,803,53744.66%55.34%37.59510.15%
19507,745,00244.21%55.79%37.31460.00%

Belarus Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20209,415,43146.53%53.47%45.35960.00%
20259,311,38046.51%53.49%44.8599-0.22%
20309,163,11846.47%53.53%44.14101-0.32%
20358,995,42646.46%53.54%43.33101-0.37%
20408,837,33746.54%53.46%42.57102-0.35%
20458,699,40746.74%53.26%41.90107-0.31%
20508,570,89847.02%52.98%41.29109-0.30%
20558,438,07647.31%52.69%40.65109-0.31%
20608,296,54947.59%52.41%39.96110-0.34%
20658,153,40047.87%52.13%39.27111-0.35%
20708,020,48548.16%51.84%38.63112-0.33%
20757,908,25348.45%51.55%38.09112-0.28%
20807,820,20848.74%51.26%37.67112-0.22%
20857,754,50548.97%51.03%37.35113-0.17%
20907,703,35649.12%50.88%37.11112-0.13%
20957,656,36649.19%50.81%36.88111-0.12%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer