Georgia Population 2018

3,903,187

Georgia is a country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia at the border of Western Asia and Eastern Europe. Georgia is bordered by the Black Sea, Russia, Turkey, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. In 2018, Georgia's population is estimated at 3.91 million, which ranks 126th in the world.

Georgia's population is estimated to have grown to 3.91 million, down slightly from in 2012. Georgia is divided into 9 regions, 2 autonomous republics, and one city.

Capital, Size, and Population Density

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 56 people per square kilometer, which ranks 147th in the world. The total surface area available in Georgia comes to 69,700 square kilometers, giving it a ranking of 122nd in area size.

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.

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%).

The official language used here is Georgian, with additional use of Azeri, Armenian, and Russian.

The median age of the overall population in Georgia is currently at 38.1 years of age in 2018, with a total life expectancy of approximately 76.4 years.

Georgian Diaspora

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.

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. A low fertility rate of less than 2 children per mother is also a considerable impact on this reported low natural growth.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 10 minutes
One death every 10 minutes
One net migrant every 53 minutes
Net loss of one person every 50 minutes

Georgia Population in 2018Source: By Paata Liparteliani ????? ???????????? (Gudauri Panorama) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude4243.5
Currencies UsedGeorgia Lari
DemonymGeorgian

Countries Bordering Georgia

Armenia
Azerbaijan
Russia
Turkey

Georgia Population Density

Georgia Top 20 Cities by Population

Name Population
Tbilisi1,049,498
Kutaisi178,338
Batumi121,806
Sokhumi81,546
Zugdidi73,006
Rust'avi50,000
P'ot'i47,149
Gori46,676
Ts'khinvali30,000
Samtredia28,748
Khashuri27,811
Senak'i27,752
Stantsiya Novyy Afon26,636
Zestap'oni25,891
Telavi21,800
Ozurgeti20,636
Marneuli18,755
Kobuleti18,600
Tqvarch'eli17,847
Akhaltsikhe17,298

Georgia Population Clock

The population of Georgia (as of 11/13/2018)?3,903,187
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2018)3,907,131
Births Per Day139
Deaths Per Day141
Net Migrations Per Day -27
Net Change Per Day -29
Population Change Since January 1st-9,193

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Estimate as of November 13th 2018 is: 3,906,048

Georgia Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20183,907,13147.74%52.26%56.06133-0.13%
20173,912,06147.75%52.25%56.13133-0.34%
20163,925,40547.74%52.26%56.32133-0.66%
20153,951,52447.73%52.27%56.69132-1.36%
20104,231,66147.50%52.50%60.71126-1.16%
20054,486,54747.24%52.76%64.37118-1.02%
20004,722,05947.41%52.59%67.75113-1.22%
19955,020,06147.50%52.50%72.02105-1.49%
19905,410,37247.54%52.46%77.62970.75%
19855,211,44147.23%52.77%74.77940.76%
19805,017,81846.97%53.03%71.99930.58%
19754,873,61947.02%52.98%69.92910.67%
19704,713,32247.07%52.93%67.62841.52%
19654,371,52146.85%53.15%62.72851.75%
19604,007,71346.59%53.41%57.50841.54%
19553,713,12146.35%53.65%53.27821.03%
19503,527,00846.19%53.81%50.60790.00%

Georgia Population by Year (Projections)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20203,898,52947.72%52.28%55.931330.00%
20253,829,21847.71%52.29%54.94133-0.36%
20303,748,35047.69%52.31%53.78133-0.43%
20353,662,82247.69%52.31%52.55134-0.46%
20403,576,93047.75%52.25%51.32137-0.47%
20453,488,79947.86%52.14%50.05137-0.50%
20503,393,66548.03%51.97%48.69140-0.55%
20553,292,99648.22%51.78%47.25141-0.60%
20603,190,54748.41%51.59%45.78142-0.63%
20653,091,02648.62%51.38%44.35142-0.63%
20702,997,64648.84%51.16%43.01143-0.61%
20752,910,50549.08%50.92%41.76143-0.59%
20802,828,91449.29%50.71%40.59142-0.57%
20852,752,27249.46%50.54%39.49142-0.55%
20902,679,81249.57%50.43%38.45142-0.53%
20952,610,04949.60%50.40%37.45142-0.53%
Data Sources
  1. Statistics Institute
  2. Statistics Institute
  3. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1959, 1970, 1979, 1989, 2002 and 2014 censuses, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration. Population of the 2014 census has been adjusted by including estimates for the areas excluded from the census enumeration.

  4. GeoNames Gazetteer