Cyprus Population 2017

1,188,907

Cyprus has an estimated population of 1.16 million in 2015, up from the 2011 census census of 839,000 and the 2011 estimate of 1.11 million.

Of the 1.16 million people in Cyprus, about 300,000 live in the north, although it's believed this number has climbed to 500,000, half of whom are Turkish settlers or Cypriot-born children of settlers. There is only one city in Cyprus with a population over 100,000. Limassol has a population of 101,000, with a metro area population of 185,000. Nicosia, the capital, is divided into the North (pop 61,000) and the South (pop 55,000).

Cyprus itself is de facto partitioned into the south, which is effectively under control of the Republic and accounts for 59% of the island, and the north, administered by the self-declared Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. The North is recognized only by Turkey. The international community considers the northern region as part of Cyprus which is occupied by Turkish forces.

Cyprus Demographics

Cyprus inhabitants are known as Cypriots. In 2001, the population was comprised of 77% Greek Cypriots, 18% Turkish and 5% other, with about 10,500 people of Russian origin in the nation. The Republic of Cyprus is also home to about 110,000 foreign permanent residents and between 10,000 and 30,000 undocumented illegal immigrants.

The Turkish Cypriots live in the north of the country. The villages of Pyla and Potamia are the only two in the Republic with a mixed population of Turkish and Greek residents.

Nearly every Greek Cypriot is a member of the Greek Orthodox Church of Cyprus. The majority of Turkish Cypriots adhere to Sunni Islam. Cyprus is considered one of the most religious countries of the European Union. 95% of the population is Christian Orthodox, 0.9% is Armenian or Maronite, 1.5% is Roman Catholic, 1.0% belongs to the Church of England and 0.6% is Muslim, with just 1.3% not stating or religion or choosing another denomination.

There is a large Greek and Turkish Cypriot diaspora in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Turkey, and Greece.

Cyprus Population Growth

The country is growing modestly, and by 2020, it's estimated to reach 1.2 million people.

Cyprus Population in 2017Source: Alessio Bragadini from Milan, Italy

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

Cyprus Population Growth

The country is growing modestly, and by 2020, it's estimated to reach 1.2 million people.

About Cyprus

Official NameRepublic of Cyprus
Languages SpokenGreek, Turkish
BordersGBR
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude3533
Currencies UsedEUR

Cyprus Population Density

Name Population
Deryneia5,161
Rizokarpaso5,215
Lapithos5,215
Dhromolaxia5,240
Livadia5,329
Tseri5,498
Dali6,085
Ypsonas7,348
Geri7,639
Lefka7,835
Paralimni11,836
Aradippou13,349
Morfou14,833
Pergamos15,000
Protaras20,230
Kyrenia26,701
Paphos35,961
Famagusta42,526
Larnaca72,000
Limassol154,000
Nicosia200,452

Cyprus Population Clock

What is the population of Cyprus (as of September 13, 2017)?1,188,907
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)1187575
Births Per Day7
Deaths Per Day5
Net Migrations Per Day 16
Net Change Per Day 18
Population Change Since January 1st4,590

Cyprus Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 10.949 births/thousand162
Crude Death Rate 6.988 deaths/thousand119
Crude Net Migration Rate 5.035 people/thousand12
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 80.673 years35
Male Life Expectancy 78.573 years32
Female Life Expectancy 82.82 years38
Total Fertility Rate 1.424 children/woman189
Net Reproduction Rate 0.682 surviving daughters/woman189
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.07 males per female14
Infant Mortality Rate 3.613 deaths/1,000 live births167
Under Five Mortality 4.296 deaths/thousand170
Mean Age at Childbearing 29.915 years69
Rate of Natural Increase 3.849 150
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 1.251 %5
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 1.532 %4
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 0.935 %6
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 5.459 %6
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 7.079 %11
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 3.724 %3
Crude Suicide Rate 5.1 suicides/thousand112
Median Age (Total) 36.4 years64
Median Age (Female) 38 years65
Median Age (Male) 35.1 years67

Cyprus Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20171,187,57551.005%48.995%128880.89%158
20151,165,30051.016%48.984%126870.96%158
20101,103,68551.041%48.959%119881.17%157
20051,032,58650.572%49.428%111911.51%155
2000943,28650.401%49.599%102981.91%155
1995855,38850.479%49.521%921032.07%156
1990766,61150.694%49.306%821072.13%155
1985703,69350.513%49.487%761041.22%157
1980685,40650.354%49.646%74990.55%154
1975649,75549.911%50.089%70971.19%153
1970613,61949.417%50.583%66991.17%152
1965580,97149.076%50.924%62980.74%151
1960572,92949.162%50.838%62920.6%148
1955529,97148.974%51.026%57881.79%148
1950494,01449.317%50.683%53871.28%145

Cyprus Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20201,218,23451.009%48.991%131890.77%158
20251,261,82151.018%48.982%136880.64%158
20301,300,22251.045%48.955%140880.53%157
20351,332,37951.088%48.912%144890.43%157
20401,359,38851.138%48.862%147910.36%156
20451,382,56051.179%48.821%149910.3%157
20501,401,97051.205%48.795%151960.23%157
20551,416,20151.178%48.822%153970.15%157
20601,424,79651.127%48.873%154970.07%157
20651,427,71051.046%48.954%15497-0.01%157
20701,425,09450.94%49.06%15497-0.08%156
20751,418,45350.832%49.168%15399-0.11%156
20801,409,97750.749%49.251%152100-0.13%156
20851,401,45650.694%49.306%151102-0.11%156
20901,394,90850.674%49.326%150104-0.08%156
20951,389,63850.67%49.33%150107-0.06%156
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations