Denmark Population 2019
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 2019, Denmark has an estimated population of 5.78 million, which ranks 113th in the world.
Growth of Population in Denmark
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 5.78 million. This population does not include Greenland (56,300) or the Faroe Islands (49,700).
Population Density and Surface Area in Denmark
Denmark has a population density of 131 people per square kilometer (339/square mile), which ranks 86th in the world. Denmark covers a fair sized 43,094 square kilometers of area. The climate is temperate with mild winters and summers.
Capital and City Centers of Denmark
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.
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.
Popular languages in use in among the Denmark population include Danish, Faroese, and Greenlandic.
The Denmark population also enjoys a relatively healthy life expectancy rate and it rates 47th in the world in this respect. The overall average is 79.5 years and this can be split between males at 77.1 years and females at 82.1 years.
Denmark is often ranked as one of the the world's happiest countries due to its low income inequality and excellent health care and education. It's current position on the World Happiness Report as of 2018 is number 3, with a rating of 7.555 out of 10.
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.
Components of Population Change
|One birth every 8 minutes|
|One death every 9 minutes|
|One net migrant every 34 minutes|
|Net gain of one person every 24 minutes|