Denmark Population 2017

5,716,697

Denmark is the southernmost Nordic country in Northern Europe, where it's bordered by Germany, Norway and Sweden. The Kingdom of Denmark is comprised of the country of Denmark, which consists of Jutland, a peninsula, and a large archipelago, as well as two autonomous constituent countries: Greenland and the Faroe Islands. In 2015, Denmark has an estimated population of 5.66 million, which ranks 113th in the world.

Unlike some other countries in the world, Denmark has enjoyed a relatively steady growth in population since records began. Back in 1769, it was shown that numbers here had reached 797,584 and by 1787, they had climbed marginally to 841,806.

The population of Denmark had exceeded one million by 1834 when it was claimed that 1,230,964 people were living here. Similar growth continued throughout the 19th century to the point where the Denmark population had climbed to 2,449,540.

That steady but unremarkable increase had generally been the story of Denmark to the point today where it has reached a population of 5.66 million. This population does not include Greenland (56,300) or the Faroe Islands (49,700).

Denmark has a population density of 131 people per square kilometer (339/square mile), which ranks 88th in the world.

The largest city and capital of Denmark is Copenhagen, which has an urban population of 1.2 million and a metro population of 1.99 million. The population density in Copenhagen is 6,800 people per square kilometer, or 18,000 per square mile. Copenhagen has one of the best universities in Europe and it was recently ranked as the third richest city by gross earnings.

Denmark Demographics

Nearly 90% of Denmark's population is comprised of people of Danish descent, which means having at least one parent born in the country with Danish citizenship. Most of the remaining 10% are immigrants or the descendants of recent immigrants, most of whom came from Turkey, Somalia, Iraq, South Asia, the Middle East, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. About 34% of the non-Danish citizens have a Western background.

The Denmark population also enjoys a relatively healthy life expectancy rate and it rates 45th in the world in this respect. The overall average is 78.3 years and this can be split between males at 75.6 years and females at 80.78 years.

Denmark is often ranked as the world's happiest country due to its low income inequality and excellent health care and education.

Denmark Population Projections

Denmark has really provided steady figures throughout its history and although the population growth is slow and sometimes negative from year to year, it is normally steady and fairly reliable. The organisation that is Statistics Denmark should therefore show that the population should breach the six million mark for the first time within the next ten years.

Denmark Population in 2017Source:

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

Denmark Population Growth

Denmark has really provided steady figures throughout its history and although the population growth is slow and sometimes negative from year to year, it is normally steady and fairly reliable. The organisation that is Statistics Denmark should therefore show that the population should breach the six million mark for the first time within the next ten years.

About Denmark

Official NameKingdom of Denmark
Languages SpokenDanish
BordersDEU
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude5610
Currencies UsedDKK

Denmark Population Density

Name Population
Logten5,048
Kolt5,061
Hadsund5,066
Tune5,168
Munkebo5,225
Hellebaek5,243
Olstykke5,348
Maribo5,349
Rodekro5,452
Nykobing Sjaelland5,596
Neder Holluf5,612
Stavnsholt5,658
Kerteminde5,748
Gilleleje5,799
Assens6,053
Horning6,085
Hammel6,138
Billund6,160
Stovring6,239
Brande6,357
Skaelskor6,455
Hirtshals6,653
Bramming6,726
Slangerup6,829
Hadsten7,020
Hinnerup7,055
Skjern7,145
Soro7,167
Faaborg7,239
Tranbjerg7,307
Lemvig7,330
Helsinge7,354
Bjerringbro7,390
Nordborg7,406
Ebeltoft7,501
Aars7,771
Tonder7,841
Ribe7,983
Vojens8,019
Niva8,035
Fredensborg8,249
Saeby8,435
Malov8,513
Vejen8,525
Trorod8,576
Hundested8,615
Humlebaek8,965
Lystrup9,107
Vordingborg9,131
Ringkobing9,315
Nykobing Mors9,326
Grindsted9,414
Smorumnedre9,507
Skagen9,747
Jyllinge9,981
Tarnby10,000
Hedensted10,048
Christianshavn10,140
Haslev10,588
Kongens Lyngby10,600
Odder11,009
Dragor11,045
Hobro11,064
Flong11,108
Struer11,317
Espergaerde11,358
Bronderslev11,671
Frederiksvaerk12,176
Varde12,735
Vaerlose12,842
Thisted13,020
Vallensbaek13,500
Skanderborg13,543
Middelfart13,596
Ronne13,890
Nakskov14,081
Grenaa14,317
Frederikssund14,564
Ikast14,692
Solrod Strand14,845
Korsor15,029
Lillerod15,359
Nyborg15,826
Kalundborg15,939
Aabenraa16,344
Nykobing Falster16,807
Farum18,376
Birkerod18,901
Ishoj19,453
Stenlose19,998
Ringsted20,188
Glostrup20,673
Skive20,815
Haderslev20,825
Frederikshavn24,103
Holbaek24,544
Hjorring24,634
Sonderborg27,033
Svendborg27,553
Rodovre30,000
Albertslund30,000
Hillerod30,853
Taastrup30,977
Slagelse31,896
Holstebro32,072
Koge33,885
Viborg34,831
Helsingor35,048
Horsholm36,670
Fredericia36,946
Vanlose37,115
Ballerup40,000
Charlottenlund40,000
Naestved40,660
Silkeborg41,674
Roskilde44,285
Herning44,763
Greve47,671
Hvidovre49,380
Horsens50,074
Vejle51,177
Kolding55,363
Randers55,780
Esbjerg72,205
Frederiksberg95,029
Aalborg122,219
Odense145,931
Arhus237,551
Copenhagen1,153,615

Denmark Population Clock

What is the population of Denmark (as of 10/16/2017)?5,716,697
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)5,711,837
Births Per Day33
Deaths Per Day30
Net Migrations Per Day 42
Net Change Per Day 45
Population Change Since January 1st13,005

Denmark Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 10.583 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 9.595 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate 2.656 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 80.7 years
Male Life Expectancy 78.836 years
Female Life Expectancy 82.537 years
Total Fertility Rate 1.749 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.85 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.056 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 3.513 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 4.268 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 31.203 years
Rate of Natural Increase 1.068
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 1.389%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 1.707%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.063%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 7.317%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 8.823%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 5.773%
Median Age (Total) 42 years
Median Age (Female) 43 years
Median Age (Male) 41.1 years

Denmark Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20175,711,83749.65%50.35%1350.36%
20155,669,08149.64%50.36%1340.38%
20105,550,95949.60%50.40%1310.46%
20055,417,69249.51%50.49%1280.42%
20005,338,28349.46%50.54%1260.31%
19955,232,58249.38%50.62%1230.42%
19905,140,33249.31%50.69%1210.27%
19855,113,40849.28%50.72%1210.01%
19805,123,43549.40%50.60%1210.03%
19755,061,28949.55%50.45%1190.37%
19704,930,11849.67%50.33%1160.61%
19654,760,26249.60%50.40%1120.75%
19604,580,70849.62%50.38%1080.72%
19554,439,59449.64%50.36%1050.62%
19504,268,27049.60%50.40%1010.93%

Denmark Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20205,775,63449.65%50.35%1360.39%
20255,891,80449.65%50.35%1390.39%
20306,003,28449.64%50.36%1410.34%
20356,096,90549.66%50.34%1440.27%
20406,172,62049.70%50.30%1450.22%
20456,236,76749.77%50.23%1470.20%
20506,299,19349.82%50.18%1480.20%
20556,363,02449.91%50.09%1500.21%
20606,429,58550.00%50.00%1520.21%
20656,498,52650.09%49.91%1530.21%
20706,567,65250.17%49.83%1550.21%
20756,632,96450.24%49.76%1560.18%
20806,689,71450.28%49.72%1580.15%
20856,736,07550.31%49.69%1590.12%
20906,772,78750.35%49.65%1600.10%
20956,805,42250.39%49.61%1600.09%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations