Georgia Population 2017

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Georgia's population is estimated to have grown to 4.3 million, down slightly from in 2012. Georgia is divided into 9 regions, 2 autonomous republics, and one city. The capital is Tbilisi, which is also the largest city in the country with a population of nearly 1.5 million people. The population density of Georgia is about 65 people per square kilometer, which ranks 144th in the world.

Georgia Demographics

Most Georgians do not fit into main ethnic groups of Asia or Europe. It is believed that modern-day Georgians are the result of a fusion of aboriginal inhabitants with immigrants from South Caucasus. Ethnic Georgians account for 84% of the population, with other ethnicities including Armenians, Greeks, Russians, Jews, Azerbaijanis, Ossetians, and Abkhazians. Georgian Jews are one of the oldest Jewish communities on earth.

Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, more than 1.5 million Georgian nationals have left the country. There are believed to be 1 million Georgian immigrants living in Russia.

Orthodox Christianity accounts for 84% of the population. The Georgian Orthodox Church is one of the oldest Christian churches in the world. Other major religions include Armenian Christians (4%), Muslims (10%), and Roman Catholics (0.8%).

Georgia Today

There are several reasons the country's population remains flat, including a preference for boys that has led to more abortions of females and fewer potential mothers, as well as the financial hardship of having more than one child. One possible way to address this overall stagnant population is welfare benefits and assistance for large families and pregnant women.

Georgia Population in 2017 Source: Levan Gokadze (uploader Giorgi Balakhadze)

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

Georgia Population Growth

For many years, Georgia had a declining population, although its current growth rate is estimated at about 0.6% per year. Unless something changes, government officials and demographers predict Georgia's population may fall to half its current size in just 40 years. In 2011, President Mikheil Saakashvili set a population goal of 5 million by 2015.

Georgia Population Density

About Georgia

Official Name Georgia
Languages Spoken Georgian
Borders ARM, AZE, RUS, TUR
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 42,43.5
Currencies Used GEL

Georgia Population Clock

What is the population of Georgia (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 28
Deaths Per Day 25
Net Migrations Per Day -27
Net Change Per Day -24
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

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

Georgia Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 12.975 births/thousand 139th
Crude Death Rate 11.511 deaths/thousand 23rd
Crude Net Migration Rate -2.507 people/thousand 164th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 75.309 years 86th
Life Expectancy (Male) 71.629 years 92nd
Life Expectancy (Female) 78.755 years 76th
Total Fertility Rate 1.818 children/woman 144th
Net Reproduction Rate 0.849 surviving daughters/woman 149th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.101 males per female 5th
Infant Mortality Rate 11.792 deaths/1,000 live births 114th
Under Five Mortality 14.199 deaths/thousand 112th
Mean Age at Childbearing 27.481 years 169th
Rate of Natural Increase 1.365 169th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 3.932% 78th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 5.136% 84th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 2.69% 79th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 12.689% 78th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 18.057% 84th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 7.582% 79th
Crude Suicide Rate 3.8 suicides/thousand 125th
Median Age (Total) 38 years 57th
Median Age (Female) 40.7 years 51st
Median Age (Male) 35.1 years 67th

Georgia Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 3,972,532 47.769% 52.231% 57 148 0.03% 133
2015 3,999,812 47.706% 52.294% 57 148 -0.5% 131
2010 4,250,132 47.477% 52.523% 61 142 -1.27% 125
2005 4,475,273 47.17% 52.83% 64 130 -1.04% 118
2000 4,743,590 47.326% 52.674% 68 120 -1.23% 113
1995 5,067,143 47.484% 52.516% 72 117 -1.54% 105
1990 5,460,309 47.528% 52.472% 78 110 -0.77% 97
1985 5,287,328 47.226% 52.774% 76 104 0.99% 94
1980 5,073,241 46.928% 53.072% 73 103 0.76% 93
1975 4,908,265 46.975% 53.025% 70 97 0.69% 90
1970 4,707,327 46.97% 53.03% 67 97 0.89% 85
1965 4,477,327 46.812% 53.188% 64 95 1.17% 83
1960 4,159,769 46.559% 53.441% 59 95 1.57% 81
1955 3,839,464 46.325% 53.675% 55 91 1.66% 81
1950 3,527,004 46.193% 53.807% 50 89 1.62% 79

Georgia Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 3,977,028 47.845% 52.155% 57 150 -0.1% 133
2025 3,934,208 47.974% 52.026% 56 155 -0.29% 133
2030 3,868,370 48.073% 51.927% 55 157 -0.42% 132
2035 3,778,743 48.138% 51.862% 54 162 -0.52% 132
2040 3,680,040 48.214% 51.786% 52 163 -0.53% 135
2045 3,583,886 48.344% 51.656% 51 164 -0.55% 136
2050 3,483,127 48.538% 51.462% 50 168 -0.62% 137
2055 3,370,684 48.761% 51.239% 48 172 -0.71% 138
2060 3,247,470 48.997% 51.003% 46 176 -0.79% 140
2065 3,118,332 49.228% 50.772% 44 180 -0.83% 141
2070 2,992,040 49.46% 50.54% 43 182 -0.81% 141
2075 2,876,031 49.701% 50.299% 41 184 -0.76% 141
2080 2,771,528 49.933% 50.067% 39 184 -0.71% 142
2085 2,677,615 50.139% 49.861% 38 184 -0.66% 143
2090 2,592,697 50.281% 49.719% 37 185 -0.62% 143
2095 2,514,033 50.346% 49.654% 36 186 -0.61% 143
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations