Hungary Population 2017

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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 2015, Hungary has a population estimated at 9.9 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 2017 Source: 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.

Hungary Population Density

About Hungary

Official Name Hungary
Languages Spoken Hungarian
Borders AUT, HRV, ROU, SRB, SVK, SVN, UKR
Is Landlocked Yes
Latitude/Longitude 47,20
Currencies Used HUF

Hungary Population Clock

What is the population of Hungary (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 50
Deaths Per Day 72
Net Migrations Per Day 16
Net Change Per Day -6
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

Hungary Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 9.341 births/thousand 189th
Crude Death Rate 13.339 deaths/thousand 12th
Crude Net Migration Rate 0.614 people/thousand 56th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 75.433 years 79th
Life Expectancy (Male) 71.779 years 90th
Life Expectancy (Female) 78.937 years 68th
Total Fertility Rate 1.379 children/woman 190th
Net Reproduction Rate 0.674 surviving daughters/woman 190th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.06 males per female 28th
Infant Mortality Rate 4.291 deaths/1,000 live births 160th
Under Five Mortality 5.166 deaths/thousand 161st
Mean Age at Childbearing 30.834 years 35th
Rate of Natural Increase -4.096 196th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 2.349% 45th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 3.092% 49th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.568% 41st
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 15.088% 45th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 20.505% 49th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 9.598% 41st
Crude Suicide Rate 25.4 suicides/thousand 6th
Median Age (Total) 41.8 years 28th
Median Age (Female) 44.1 years 20th
Median Age (Male) 39.9 years 31st

Hungary Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 9,787,905 47.647% 52.353% 108 98 -0.34% 91
2015 9,855,023 47.599% 52.401% 108 98 -0.34% 89
2010 10,014,633 47.499% 52.501% 110 96 -0.26% 83
2005 10,095,964 47.469% 52.531% 111 91 -0.17% 79
2000 10,224,113 47.582% 52.418% 112 86 -0.28% 77
1995 10,351,994 47.783% 52.217% 114 80 -0.17% 69
1990 10,385,061 48.033% 51.967% 114 78 -0.14% 65
1985 10,572,975 48.248% 51.752% 116 71 -0.44% 58
1980 10,759,021 48.487% 51.513% 118 68 -0.08% 56
1975 10,541,344 48.5% 51.5% 116 66 0.5% 53
1970 10,345,553 48.466% 51.534% 114 63 0.35% 50
1965 10,170,472 48.368% 51.632% 112 58 0.33% 46
1960 10,001,270 48.217% 51.783% 110 51 0.3% 43
1955 9,828,971 48.364% 51.636% 108 50 0.48% 38
1950 9,337,723 48.132% 51.868% 103 49 1.49% 36

Hungary Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 9,684,938 47.721% 52.279% 106 102 -0.38% 92
2025 9,492,416 47.831% 52.169% 104 109 -0.44% 93
2030 9,274,862 47.936% 52.064% 102 115 -0.51% 97
2035 9,031,997 48.044% 51.956% 99 121 -0.55% 100
2040 8,784,323 48.168% 51.832% 97 123 -0.56% 103
2045 8,545,503 48.31% 51.69% 94 132 -0.54% 107
2050 8,318,189 48.445% 51.555% 91 137 -0.54% 109
2055 8,095,031 48.569% 51.431% 89 141 -0.56% 112
2060 7,865,335 48.699% 51.301% 86 144 -0.6% 113
2065 7,628,061 48.875% 51.125% 84 148 -0.62% 113
2070 7,400,154 49.103% 50.897% 81 151 -0.58% 114
2075 7,195,799 49.353% 50.647% 79 151 -0.52% 116
2080 7,021,361 49.585% 50.415% 77 150 -0.45% 116
2085 6,873,066 49.773% 50.227% 75 150 -0.4% 116
2090 6,742,434 49.93% 50.07% 74 150 -0.37% 117
2095 6,622,397 50.035% 49.965% 73 149 -0.35% 117
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations