Georgia Population 2017

3,908,749

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 2017, 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. 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 2018Source: 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
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
Tsqaltubo16,736
Och'amch'ire15,517
Kaspi14,734
Borjomi13,825
Bolnisi13,800
Tqibuli13,201
Sagarejo12,173
Gali11,861
Gardabani10,972
Khoni10,796
Lent'ekhi10,442
Surami10,091
Gudauri10,000
Gantiadi10,000
Akhalk'alak'i9,800
Gurjaani9,466
Tsalenjikha8,879
Qvareli8,612
Akhmet'a8,569
Bich'vinta8,401
Gagra8,266
Dioknisi7,725
Gudauta7,700
Mtskheta7,423
Tsnori6,609
Lagodekhi6,550
Abasha6,221
Ninotsminda6,141
Agara5,811
Mart'vili5,483
Khobi5,375
Naghvarevi5,238

Georgia Population Clock

What is the population of Georgia (as of 11/15/2017)?3,908,749
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)3,912,061
Births Per Day28
Deaths Per Day25
Net Migrations Per Day -27
Net Change Per Day -24
Population Change Since January 1st-7,656

Georgia Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 12.975 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 11.511 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -2.507 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 75.309 years
Male Life Expectancy 71.629 years
Female Life Expectancy 78.755 years
Total Fertility Rate 1.818 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.849 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.101 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 11.792 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 14.199 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 27.481 years
Rate of Natural Increase 1.365
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 3.932%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 5.136%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 2.69%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 12.689%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 18.057%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 7.582%
Median Age (Total) 38 years
Median Age (Female) 40.7 years
Median Age (Male) 35.1 years

Georgia Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20173,912,06147.75%52.25%56-0.50%
20153,951,52447.73%52.27%57-1.36%
20104,231,66147.50%52.50%61-1.16%
20054,486,54747.24%52.76%64-1.02%
20004,722,05947.41%52.59%68-1.22%
19955,020,06147.50%52.50%72-1.49%
19905,410,37247.54%52.46%780.75%
19855,211,44147.23%52.77%750.76%
19805,017,81846.97%53.03%720.58%
19754,873,61947.02%52.98%700.67%
19704,713,32247.07%52.93%681.52%
19654,371,52146.85%53.15%631.75%
19604,007,71346.59%53.41%571.54%
19553,713,12146.35%53.65%531.03%
19503,527,00846.19%53.81%510.00%

Georgia Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20203,898,52947.72%52.28%560.00%
20253,829,21847.71%52.29%55-0.36%
20303,748,35047.69%52.31%54-0.43%
20353,662,82247.69%52.31%53-0.46%
20403,576,93047.75%52.25%51-0.47%
20453,488,79947.86%52.14%50-0.50%
20503,393,66548.03%51.97%49-0.55%
20553,292,99648.22%51.78%47-0.60%
20603,190,54748.41%51.59%46-0.63%
20653,091,02648.62%51.38%44-0.63%
20702,997,64648.84%51.16%43-0.61%
20752,910,50549.08%50.92%42-0.59%
20802,828,91449.29%50.71%41-0.57%
20852,752,27249.46%50.54%39-0.55%
20902,679,81249.57%50.43%38-0.53%
20952,610,04949.60%50.40%37-0.53%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer