Georgia Population 2017

3,970,756

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 2017Source: 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.

About Georgia

Official NameGeorgia
Languages SpokenGeorgian
BordersARM, AZE, RUS, TUR
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude4243.5
Currencies UsedGEL

Georgia Population Density

Name Population
Naghvarevi5,238
Khobi5,375
Mart'vili5,483
Agara5,811
Ninotsminda6,141
Abasha6,221
Lagodekhi6,550
Tsnori6,609
Mtskheta7,423
Gudauta7,700
Dioknisi7,725
Chakvi8,100
Gagra8,266
Bich'vinta8,401
Akhmet'a8,569
Qvareli8,612
Tsalenjikha8,879
Gurjaani9,466
Akhalk'alak'i9,800
Gudauri10,000
Gantiadi10,000
Surami10,091
Lent'ekhi10,442
Khoni10,796
Gardabani10,972
Gali11,861
Sagarejo12,173
Tqibuli13,201
Bolnisi13,800
Borjomi13,825
Kaspi14,734
Och'amch'ire15,517
Tsqaltubo16,736
Akhaltsikhe17,298
Tqvarch'eli17,847
Kobuleti18,600
Marneuli18,755
Ozurgeti20,636
Telavi21,800
Zestap'oni25,891
Stantsiya Novyy Afon26,636
Senak'i27,752
Khashuri27,811
Samtredia28,748
Ts'khinvali30,000
Gori46,676
P'ot'i47,149
Rust'avi50,000
Zugdidi73,006
Sokhumi81,546
Batumi121,806
Kutaisi178,338
Tbilisi1,049,498

Georgia Population Clock

What is the population of Georgia (as of September 13, 2017)?3,970,756
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)3972532
Births Per Day28
Deaths Per Day25
Net Migrations Per Day -27
Net Change Per Day -24
Population Change Since January 1st-6,120

Georgia Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 12.975 births/thousand139
Crude Death Rate 11.511 deaths/thousand23
Crude Net Migration Rate -2.507 people/thousand164
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 75.309 years86
Male Life Expectancy 71.629 years92
Female Life Expectancy 78.755 years76
Total Fertility Rate 1.818 children/woman144
Net Reproduction Rate 0.849 surviving daughters/woman149
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.101 males per female5
Infant Mortality Rate 11.792 deaths/1,000 live births114
Under Five Mortality 14.199 deaths/thousand112
Mean Age at Childbearing 27.481 years169
Rate of Natural Increase 1.365 169
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 3.932 %78
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 5.136 %84
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 2.69 %79
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 12.689 %77
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 18.057 %90
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 7.582 %61
Crude Suicide Rate 3.8 suicides/thousand125
Median Age (Total) 38 years57
Median Age (Female) 40.7 years51
Median Age (Male) 35.1 years67

Georgia Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20173,972,53247.769%52.231%571480.03%133
20153,999,81247.706%52.294%57148-0.5%131
20104,250,13247.477%52.523%61142-1.27%125
20054,475,27347.17%52.83%64130-1.04%118
20004,743,59047.326%52.674%68120-1.23%113
19955,067,14347.484%52.516%72117-1.54%105
19905,460,30947.528%52.472%78110-0.77%97
19855,287,32847.226%52.774%761040.99%94
19805,073,24146.928%53.072%731030.76%93
19754,908,26546.975%53.025%70970.69%90
19704,707,32746.97%53.03%67970.89%85
19654,477,32746.812%53.188%64951.17%83
19604,159,76946.559%53.441%59951.57%81
19553,839,46446.325%53.675%55911.66%81
19503,527,00446.193%53.807%50891.62%79

Georgia Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20203,977,02847.845%52.155%57150-0.1%133
20253,934,20847.974%52.026%56155-0.29%133
20303,868,37048.073%51.927%55157-0.42%132
20353,778,74348.138%51.862%54162-0.52%132
20403,680,04048.214%51.786%52163-0.53%135
20453,583,88648.344%51.656%51164-0.55%136
20503,483,12748.538%51.462%50168-0.62%137
20553,370,68448.761%51.239%48172-0.71%138
20603,247,47048.997%51.003%46176-0.79%140
20653,118,33249.228%50.772%44180-0.83%141
20702,992,04049.46%50.54%43182-0.81%141
20752,876,03149.701%50.299%41184-0.76%141
20802,771,52849.933%50.067%39184-0.71%142
20852,677,61550.139%49.861%38184-0.66%143
20902,592,69750.281%49.719%37185-0.62%143
20952,514,03350.346%49.654%36186-0.61%143
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations