Hungary Population 2018

9,703,607

Hungary is a small landlocked country in the Carpathian Basin of Central Europe. Hungary is bordered by Austria, Ukraine, Slovenia, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, and Slovakia. The nation has a very long history and it now enjoys a high-income economy and a robust tourism industry. In 2018, Hungary has a population estimated at 9.69 million, which ranks 89th in the world.

Like many countries in the European Union, Hungary is facing a demographics crisis with a population that is slowly contracting. Hungary has the second-worst negative growth among EU countries.

The capital and largest city of Hungary is Budapest, which is also one of the European Union's largest cities. Budapest has an estimated population of 1.74 million, down from its peak of 2.1 million in 1989, due to its growing suburbs. The larger Budapest Metropolitan Area has a population of 3.3 million people. Budapest is often called one of Europe's mostbeautiful cities and it's home to the largest thermal water cave system in the world. More than 4.4 million people visit Budapest each year, which makes it Europe's 6th most popular city.

The present-day borders of the country were established after World War I which caused Hungary to lose 71% of its area and 58% of its population, including one-third of its ethnic Hungarians.

Hungary Demographics

Hungary has been inhabited by many people over its long history, including the Celts, Romans, Slavs, Huns, Avars, and Gepids. Today, ethnic Hungarians account for the largest ethnicity at 84% of the population, followed by Romani (3%), Germans (1%), Slovaks (0.3%), Romanians (0.3%), and Croats (0.2%). Almost 15% of the population did not declare an ethnicity at the 2011 census.

Christianity is the most common religion in Hungary, although it has no official religion. Most Hungarians became Lutherans following the 16th century, then the country turned largely to Calvinism. Hungary was home to a large Jewish population at one time. While some Hungarian Jews escaped the Holocaust, up to 550,000 were deported to concentration camps or murdered in the country. Budapest remains the center of Hungary's Jewish population today.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 6 minutes
One death every 4 minutes
One net migrant every 90 minutes
Net loss of one person every 16 minutes

Hungary Population in 2018Source: Il conte di Luna from Brescia

Hungary Population Pyramid 2018

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Hungary Median Age

41.8


Total

39.9


Male

44.1


Female

Hungary Population by Age

There are 8,037,010 adults in Hungary.

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

Hungary Population Growth

Like many European countries, Hungary is dealing with a slowly declining population. The government has sponsored dance parties in an attempt to boost the country's birth rate.

About Hungary

Official NameHungary
Languages SpokenHungarian
Is LandlockedYes
Latitude/Longitude4720
Currencies UsedHungary Forint
DemonymHungarian

Hungary Population Density

Hungary Top 20 Cities by Population

Name Population
Budapest1,741,041
Debrecen204,124
Miskolc172,637
Szeged164,883
Pecs156,649
Budapest XI. keruelet139,049
Zuglo130,000
Gyor128,265
Budapest III. keruelet123,723
Nyiregyhaza116,298
Budapest XIII. keruelet113,531
Kecskemet109,847
Szekesfehervar101,600
Budapest IV. keruelet98,374
Budapest XVIII. keruelet93,225
Budapest II. keruelet88,729
Budapest VIII. keruelet82,222
Budapest XV. keruelet80,218
Szombathely79,534
Budapest X. keruelet79,270

Hungary Population Clock

The population of Hungary (as of 1/17/2018)?9,703,607
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2018)9,688,847
Births Per Day239
Deaths Per Day345
Net Migrations Per Day 16
Net Change Per Day -90
Population Change Since January 1st-1,530

Hungary Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 8.996 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 12.967 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate 0.618 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 76.08 years
Male Life Expectancy 72.49 years
Female Life Expectancy 79.48 years
Total Fertility Rate 1.397 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.672 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.06 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 4.21 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 4.984 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 30.212 years
Rate of Natural Increase -3.971

Hungary Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20189,688,84747.59%52.41%104.1592-0.32%
20159,783,92547.53%52.47%105.1789-0.29%
20109,927,84047.45%52.55%106.7285-0.32%
200510,086,46547.45%52.55%108.4280-0.26%
200010,221,05147.57%52.43%109.8777-0.25%
199510,349,83847.77%52.23%111.2670-0.05%
199010,377,65148.03%51.97%111.5564-0.36%
198510,566,81748.22%51.78%113.5959-0.35%
198010,754,76648.44%51.56%115.61560.43%
197510,527,27048.45%51.55%113.16530.31%
197010,366,34048.47%51.53%111.43500.38%
196510,169,93148.37%51.63%109.32450.34%
196010,001,01748.22%51.78%107.51430.35%
19559,828,44148.36%51.64%105.65381.03%
19509,337,72348.13%51.87%100.38360.00%

Hungary Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20209,621,25447.63%52.37%103.42940.00%
20259,439,46547.73%52.27%101.4796-0.38%
20309,235,45947.83%52.17%99.2899-0.44%
20359,004,46647.96%52.04%96.79100-0.51%
20408,757,84648.11%51.89%94.14103-0.55%
20458,512,78548.29%51.71%91.51108-0.57%
20508,278,70048.47%51.53%88.99110-0.56%
20558,052,23848.63%51.37%86.56114-0.55%
20607,824,30948.79%51.21%84.11115-0.57%
20657,592,53648.99%51.01%81.62115-0.60%
20707,365,05449.22%50.78%79.17116-0.61%
20757,155,51149.44%50.56%76.92116-0.58%
20806,968,61749.63%50.37%74.91117-0.53%
20856,801,58649.77%50.23%73.11117-0.48%
20906,650,54549.88%50.12%71.49119-0.45%
20956,513,86249.97%50.03%70.02120-0.41%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer