Kyrgyzstan Population 2017

[[getCurrentPopulation()]]

Kyrgyzstan has 199,900 square kilometers of land (86th) yet its population is the 113th highest in the world at 5.62 million. Kyrgyzstan has a population density of just 27 people per square kilometer (176th in the world).

The largest city and capital of Kyrgyzstan is Bishkek, with a population estimated at 875,000. The second-largest city is Osh with a population estimated at 246,000.

Kyrgyzstan Demographics

A full third of Kyrgyzstan's population is under the age of 15 and one-third of the population lives in urban areas with the majority living in rural areas. The largest ethnic group are the Kyrgyz, a Turkish people, who account for 72% of the population. Other ethnic groups in Kyrgyzstan include Russians (9.0%), Uzbeks (14.5%), Dungans (1.9%), Uyghurs (1.1%), Tajiks (1.1%), Kazakhs (0.7%), and Ukranians (0.5%). There are more than 80 different ethnic groups in total in Kyrgyzstan.

Since 1979, the percentage of ethnic Kyrgyz has risen from 50% to more than 70% today, while the percentage of European ethnic group like Germans and Russians, as well as Tatars, has dropped from 35% to 10%. In 1989, there were about 101,000 Germans in Kyrgyzstan, most of whom have since emigrated to Germany.

The most widely practiced religion is Islam, accounting for 80% of the population, followed by Russian Orthodoxy at 17%.

Kyrgyzstan Population in 2017 Source: Gislus

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

Kyrgyzstan Population Growth

Kyrgyzstan is currently growing very steadily at a rate of 1% per year, a trend that is expected to continue in the coming years.

Kyrgyzstan Population Density

About Kyrgyzstan

Official Name Kyrgyz Republic
Languages Spoken Russian, Kyrgyz
Borders CHN, KAZ, TJK, UZB
Is Landlocked Yes
Latitude/Longitude 41,75
Currencies Used KGS

Kyrgyzstan Population Clock

What is the population of Kyrgyzstan (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 82
Deaths Per Day 21
Net Migrations Per Day -55
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.

Kyrgyzstan Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 24.582 births/thousand 60th
Crude Death Rate 6.25 deaths/thousand 141st
Crude Net Migration Rate -3.246 people/thousand 169th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 70.97 years 124th
Life Expectancy (Male) 67.004 years 136th
Life Expectancy (Female) 75.006 years 120th
Total Fertility Rate 2.973 children/woman 64th
Net Reproduction Rate 1.381 surviving daughters/woman 62nd
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.058 males per female 51st
Infant Mortality Rate 16.726 deaths/1,000 live births 91st
Under Five Mortality 19.537 deaths/thousand 97th
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.406 years 136th
Rate of Natural Increase 17.644 60th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 6.121% 109th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 8.021% 112th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 4.151% 109th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 19.65% 109th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 26.688% 112th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 12.515% 109th
Crude Suicide Rate 8.9 suicides/thousand 73rd
Median Age (Total) 26.2 years 140th
Median Age (Female) 27.3 years 134th
Median Age (Male) 25.2 years 141st

Kyrgyzstan Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 6,124,945 49.511% 50.489% 31 176 1.43% 111
2015 5,939,962 49.498% 50.502% 30 177 1.57% 111
2010 5,464,566 49.313% 50.687% 28 178 1.62% 112
2005 5,115,470 49.461% 50.539% 26 177 1% 112
2000 4,954,850 49.33% 50.67% 25 176 0.87% 110
1995 4,592,135 49.206% 50.794% 23 174 1.4% 112
1990 4,394,502 48.907% 51.093% 22 170 1.07% 109
1985 4,013,498 48.602% 51.398% 20 169 2.03% 110
1980 3,627,499 48.493% 51.507% 18 169 1.99% 110
1975 3,299,000 48.311% 51.689% 17 167 1.92% 109
1970 2,964,499 47.797% 52.203% 15 169 2.37% 107
1965 2,573,494 47.641% 52.359% 13 167 3.13% 112
1960 2,172,500 47.439% 52.561% 11 167 3.29% 113
1955 1,902,499 47.328% 52.672% 9 169 2.29% 114
1950 1,740,000 47.633% 52.367% 9 165 1.33% 114

Kyrgyzstan Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 6,383,563 49.478% 50.522% 33 177 1.27% 110
2025 6,766,240 49.431% 50.569% 35 176 1.02% 108
2030 7,096,644 49.359% 50.641% 37 176 0.89% 109
2035 7,408,218 49.284% 50.716% 38 177 0.83% 111
2040 7,713,137 49.236% 50.764% 40 176 0.76% 112
2045 7,998,087 49.222% 50.778% 41 178 0.66% 112
2050 8,247,860 49.234% 50.766% 43 177 0.54% 110
2055 8,454,177 49.252% 50.748% 44 179 0.42% 110
2060 8,617,764 49.265% 50.735% 44 179 0.33% 109
2065 8,748,044 49.279% 50.721% 45 178 0.26% 107
2070 8,854,032 49.312% 50.688% 46 178 0.21% 105
2075 8,939,556 49.38% 50.62% 46 177 0.17% 105
2080 9,008,626 49.475% 50.525% 46 178 0.13% 104
2085 9,057,778 49.55% 50.45% 47 175 0.08% 103
2090 9,085,030 49.605% 50.395% 47 176 0.02% 103
2095 9,081,787 49.646% 50.354% 47 173 -0.05% 103
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations