Hungary Population 2018

9,676,607

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.

Surface Area and Population Density of Hungary

The country of Haiti has 93,028 square kilometers to fill, and it has a population density of approximatey 104 people per square kilometer. This gives it a ranking of 103rd in population density, and a ranking of and 110th in area.

Capital of Hungary

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 most beautiful 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.

The official language used in Hungary is Hungarian, with additional use of English at 16%, German at 11.2%, Russian at 1.6%, Romanian at 1.3%, French at 1.2%, and other at 4.2% in use among the population as well.

Quality of Life and Overall Happiness

Life expectancy is fairly high at 76.1 years being the average among the total population as of 2018. There is virtually no struggle in accessing clean drinking water or improved sanitation here, with only 2% of the population struggling with access the latter need.

In addition, the World Happiness Report gives a ranking of 69 out of the total participating countries. The rating given in 2018 comes to 5.62 out of 10 possible points. This report takes a variety of factors into consideration when evaluating overall happiness, including GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, generosity, and perceptions of deception.

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: By jvpjudis (Indafot�) [CC BY-SA 2.5 hu (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/hu/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons

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 11/13/2018)?9,676,607
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-28,530

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Estimate as of November 13th 2018 is: 9,676,462

Hungary Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20189,688,84747.59%52.41%104.1592-0.34%
20179,721,55947.57%52.43%104.5091-0.33%
20169,753,28147.55%52.45%104.8490-0.31%
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 by Year (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. Hungarian Central Statistical Office
  2. Hungarian Central Statistical Office
  3. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with official population estimates through 2014, and with estimates of the fertility, mortality and international migration.

  4. GeoNames Gazetteer