Hungary Population 2017

9,720,731

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 2017, Hungary has a population estimated at 9.72 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.

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

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
BordersAUT, HRV, ROU, SRB, SVK, SVN, UKR
Is LandlockedYes
Latitude/Longitude4720
Currencies UsedHUF

Hungary Population Density

Name Population
Budapest1,741,041
Debrecen204,124
Miskolc172,637
Szeged164,883
Pecs156,649
Budapest XI. keruelet139,049
Gyor128,265
Budapest III. keruelet123,723
Budapest XIV. keruelet120,148
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
Budapest XVII. keruelet78,250
Budapest XXI. keruelet76,339
Paradsasvar76,000
Szolnok75,474
Tatabanya70,541
Budapest XVI. keruelet68,484
Kaposvar67,746
Bekescsaba65,206
Budapest XX. keruelet63,371
Budapest VII. keruelet62,530
Erd62,408
Veszprem62,023
Zalaegerszeg61,898
Budapest XIX. keruelet61,610
Budapest IX. keruelet61,576
Sopron57,210
Eger56,647
Budapest XII. keruelet56,544
Nagykanizsa50,823
Budapest XXII. keruelet50,499
Dunaujvaros50,084
Hodmezovasarhely47,485
Budapest VI. keruelet42,120
Salgotarjan39,640
Cegled39,287
Ozd38,476
Baja37,714
Vac35,108
Szekszard34,174
Papa32,990
Gyongyos32,938
Kazincbarcika32,396
Godollo32,374
Gyula32,269
Hajduboszormeny31,957
Kiskunfelegyhaza31,720
Ajka31,407
Oroshaza31,373
Szentes30,495
Mosonmagyarovar30,359
Dunakeszi30,246
Kiskunhalas29,354
Esztergom28,785
Jaszbereny27,835
Komlo26,924
Nagykoros26,711
Mako25,135
Budaors25,089
Szigetszentmiklos24,874
Budapest I. keruelet24,728
Tata23,868
Szentendre23,606
Hajduszoboszlo23,496
Siofok23,028
Torokszentmiklos22,770
Hatvan22,710
Karcag22,370
Gyal21,937
Monor21,720
Keszthely21,534
Varpalota21,299
Bekes21,198
Dombovar20,748
Paks20,638
Budapest XXIII. keruelet20,387
Oroszlany20,271
Komarom19,646
Vecses19,327
Mezotur19,168
Mateszalka18,718
Mohacs18,711
Csongrad18,580
Kalocsa18,242
Kisvarda18,190
Szarvas18,170
Satoraljaujhely18,052
Hajdunanas18,032
Balmazujvaros18,012
Mezokovesd17,701
Tapolca17,598
Szazhalombatta17,566
Balassagyarmat17,541
Tiszaujvaros17,295
Dunaharaszti16,973
Fot16,770
Dabas16,590
Abony16,342
Berettyoujfalu16,090
Puspokladany15,990
God15,874
Sarvar15,343
Gyomaendrod15,194
Kiskoros15,091
Pomaz14,917
Mor14,690
Sarospatak14,478
Batonyterenye14,214
Bonyhad14,184
Gyomro14,155
Tiszavasvari13,631
Ujfeherto13,542
Nyirbator13,434
Sarbogard13,424
Nagykata13,322
Budakeszi13,248
Pecel13,193
Pilisvorosvar13,150
Sajoszentpeter13,125
Szigethalom13,092
Balatonfured13,055
Hajduhadhaz12,892
Kisujszallas12,661
Dorog12,658
Kormend12,368
Marcali12,344
Barcs12,116
Tolna12,011
Tiszafured12,000
Kiskunmajsa11,955
Tiszafoldvar11,873
Albertirsa11,864
Nagyatad11,843
Tiszakecske11,745
Toeroekbalint11,658
Koszeg11,500
Celldomolk11,421
Heves11,311
Mezobereny11,306
Szigetvar11,267
Pilis11,102
Veresegyhaz11,087
Bicske11,072
Edeleny11,037
Lajosmizse11,034
Kistarcsa10,986
Hajdusamson10,854
Csorna10,825
Nagykallo10,796
Isaszeg10,754
Sarkad10,698
Kapuvar10,661
Ullo10,232
Siklos10,180
Toekoel10,164
Maglod10,144
Paszto10,119
Szerencs10,046
Turkeve10,016
Szeghalom9,985
Kerepes9,960
Jaszapati9,806
Janoshalma9,755
Tamasi9,682
Kunszentmarton9,606
Hajdudorog9,514
Vasarosnameny9,310
Solymar9,242
Rackeve9,229
Derecske9,207
Kecel9,155
Nadudvar9,135
Ocsa9,097
Dunafoldvar9,073
Fehergyarmat9,031
Kiskunlachaza8,980
Kunszentmiklos8,976
Szentgotthard8,911
Devavanya8,796
Biatorbagy8,632
Kunhegyes8,462
Lenti8,399
Ercsi8,383
Balatonalmadi8,364
Polgar8,347
Tura8,294
Suelysap8,258
Fuzesabony8,182
Jaszarokszallas8,107
Gardony8,105
Tarnok7,990
Nyiradony7,827
Zalaszentgrot7,796
Sandorfalva7,738
Soltvadkert7,695
Nyergesujfalu7,667
Bacsalmas7,608
Csomor7,544
Putnok7,501
Veszto7,494
Kistelek7,430
Zirc7,314
Halasztelek7,245
Mindszent7,243
Acs7,180
Enying7,171
Letavertes7,157
Nyirtelek7,138
Szentlorinc7,123
Felsozsolca7,040
Solt6,984
Fegyvernek6,972
Nagyecsed6,919
Encs6,886
Ibrany6,880
Mezokovacshaza6,877
Ujszasz6,855
Bataszek6,820
Balkany6,798
Sumeg6,726
Tapioszecso6,628
Szabadszallas6,605
Battonya6,604
Polgardi6,564
Mezocsat6,519
Totkomlos6,497
Piliscsaba6,468
Szecseny6,446
Fuzesgyarmat6,426
Kaba6,392
Pusztaszabolcs6,355
Teglas6,285
Mezohegyes6,220
Jaszladany6,215
Tapioszele6,214
Aszod6,186
Diosd6,168
Taksony6,129
Tiszalok6,122
Izsak6,117
Komadi6,091
Lorinci6,089
Alsozsolca6,044
Kartal6,017
Dunavarsany6,016
Erdokertes5,996
Janossomorja5,985
Kerekegyhaza5,983
Balatonboglar5,964
Szikszo5,963
Domsod5,942
Nagyhalasz5,924
Kisber5,850
Kunmadaras5,826
Berhida5,822
Kondoros5,793
Melykut5,766
Jaszkiser5,741
Csurgo5,682
Csorvas5,643
Nagyszenas5,617
Ujkigyos5,602
Tapioszentmarton5,596
Tat5,575
Egyek5,573
Tiszaluc5,551
Orbottyan5,495
Rakoczifalva5,481
Hosszupalyi5,479
Paty5,475
Elek5,465
Vamospercs5,451
Morahalom5,445
Bugyi5,412
Emod5,382
Labatlan5,357
Csakvar5,259
Algyo5,247
Kenderes5,243
Csenger5,225
Fonyod5,199
Rakamaz5,197
Martonvasar5,166
Devecser5,140
Orkeny5,119
Tokaj5,071
Tiszaalpar5,070
Kemecse5,029
Korosladany5,006

Hungary Population Clock

What is the population of Hungary (as of 11/15/2017)?9,720,731
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)9,721,559
Births Per Day50
Deaths Per Day72
Net Migrations Per Day 16
Net Change Per Day -6
Population Change Since January 1st-1,914

Hungary Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 9.337 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 13.404 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate 0.614 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 75.548 years
Male Life Expectancy 71.906 years
Female Life Expectancy 79.05 years
Total Fertility Rate 1.393 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.674 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.06 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 4.226 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 5.089 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 30.834 years
Rate of Natural Increase -4.096
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 2.349%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 3.092%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.568%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 15.088%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 20.505%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 9.598%
Median Age (Total) 41.8 years
Median Age (Female) 44.1 years
Median Age (Male) 39.9 years

Hungary Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20179,721,55947.57%52.43%105-0.32%
20159,783,92547.53%52.47%105-0.29%
20109,927,84047.45%52.55%107-0.32%
200510,086,46547.45%52.55%108-0.26%
200010,221,05147.57%52.43%110-0.25%
199510,349,83847.77%52.23%111-0.05%
199010,377,65148.03%51.97%112-0.36%
198510,566,81748.22%51.78%114-0.35%
198010,754,76648.44%51.56%1160.43%
197510,527,27048.45%51.55%1130.31%
197010,366,34048.47%51.53%1110.38%
196510,169,93148.37%51.63%1090.34%
196010,001,01748.22%51.78%1080.35%
19559,828,44148.36%51.64%1061.03%
19509,337,72348.13%51.87%1000.00%

Hungary Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20209,621,25447.63%52.37%1030.00%
20259,439,46547.73%52.27%101-0.38%
20309,235,45947.83%52.17%99-0.44%
20359,004,46647.96%52.04%97-0.51%
20408,757,84648.11%51.89%94-0.55%
20458,512,78548.29%51.71%92-0.57%
20508,278,70048.47%51.53%89-0.56%
20558,052,23848.63%51.37%87-0.55%
20607,824,30948.79%51.21%84-0.57%
20657,592,53648.99%51.01%82-0.60%
20707,365,05449.22%50.78%79-0.61%
20757,155,51149.44%50.56%77-0.58%
20806,968,61749.63%50.37%75-0.53%
20856,801,58649.77%50.23%73-0.48%
20906,650,54549.88%50.12%71-0.45%
20956,513,86249.97%50.03%70-0.41%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer