Lithuania Population 2017

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Lithuania's estimated population of 3 million is significantly lower than the estimated population of 3.04 million in 2011, and lower than the population in 2013. Despite this population decline, Lithuania has one of the fastest growing economies in the European Union.

The three largest cities in Lithuania are Vilnius (526,300), Kaunas (306,800) and Klaipeda (158,500).

Lithuania Demographics

Interestingly, native inhabitants of Lithuania have never been replaced or pushed out by any other ethnic group since the Neolithic period. This means modern-day Lithuanians have much of the same genetic composition of their ancestors. Lithuania has a fairly homogeneous population with no apparent genetic differences between subgroups of ethnicities. A DNA analysis conducted in 2004 found that Lithuanians are closest to Finns, Estonians and Latvians.

Ethnic Lithuanians account for 5/6 of the population, which makes the country one of the most homogeneous in the Baltic States. The 2011 census found that 84% of the population was ethnic Lithuanians who spoke Lithuanian. Poles made up 6.6%, followed by Russians (5.8%), Belarusians (1.2%) and Ukranians (0.5%).

Poles are mostly concentrated in southeast Lithuania, while Russians are mostly in Vilnius and Klaipeda. There are approximately 3,000 Roma in Lithuania, as well as a small community of Tatar.

Lithuania Population in 2017 Source: Karmen media

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

Lithuania Population Growth

Lithuania's population is currently in decline, losing about 1.5% of its population per year. The country has now reached its lowest population in decades as more people emigrate to wealthier west European countries, particularly the United Kingdom. In 1989, the year it declared independence from the Soviet Union, Lithuania had a population of 3.67 million, which has now declined to 2.9 million. By 2060, the population is predicted to fall to 2.5 million.

Lithuania Population Density

About Lithuania

Official Name Republic of Lithuania
Languages Spoken Lithuanian
Borders BLR, LVA, POL, RUS
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 56,24
Currencies Used EUR

Lithuania Population Clock

What is the population of Lithuania (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 16
Deaths Per Day 25
Net Migrations Per Day
Net Change Per Day -9
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

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

Lithuania Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 10.386 births/thousand 173rd
Crude Death Rate 16.106 deaths/thousand 1st
Crude Net Migration Rate 0 people/thousand 0th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 73.727 years 107th
Life Expectancy (Male) 68.157 years 121st
Life Expectancy (Female) 79.241 years 65th
Total Fertility Rate 1.632 children/woman 163rd
Net Reproduction Rate 0.787 surviving daughters/woman 162nd
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.052 males per female 80th
Infant Mortality Rate 3.125 deaths/1,000 live births 178th
Under Five Mortality 3.966 deaths/thousand 175th
Mean Age at Childbearing 30.199 years 58th
Rate of Natural Increase -5.888 200th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 4.231% 87th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 6.25% 95th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 2.097% 63rd
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 17.403% 87th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 25.488% 95th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 9.319% 63rd
Crude Suicide Rate 33.5 suicides/thousand 3rd
Median Age (Total) 43.4 years 14th
Median Age (Female) 46.7 years 4th
Median Age (Male) 39.5 years 35th

Lithuania Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 2,830,582 45.999% 54.001% 45 163 -0.47% 140
2015 2,878,405 46.041% 53.959% 45 163 -0.99% 140
2010 3,122,835 46.112% 53.888% 49 149 -1.69% 135
2005 3,343,268 46.533% 53.467% 53 144 -1.14% 131
2000 3,486,373 46.799% 53.201% 55 134 -0.79% 127
1995 3,628,079 47.12% 52.88% 57 127 -0.72% 123
1990 3,697,393 47.321% 52.679% 58 120 0.05% 118
1985 3,563,741 47.218% 52.782% 56 118 0.88% 116
1980 3,431,933 47.139% 52.861% 54 114 0.74% 111
1975 3,299,819 47.067% 52.933% 52 112 0.86% 108
1970 3,137,373 46.908% 53.092% 50 107 1.06% 106
1965 2,966,947 46.589% 53.411% 47 106 1.23% 106
1960 2,770,737 46.1% 53.9% 44 106 1.33% 105
1955 2,629,571 45.644% 54.356% 41 106 0.87% 101
1950 2,567,402 45.104% 54.896% 40 102 0.1% 96

Lithuania Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 2,794,897 45.938% 54.062% 44 167 -0.47% 141
2025 2,724,613 45.998% 54.002% 43 169 -0.5% 142
2030 2,655,066 46.101% 53.899% 42 173 -0.55% 145
2035 2,580,161 46.213% 53.787% 41 174 -0.59% 147
2040 2,505,471 46.349% 53.651% 39 180 -0.57% 148
2045 2,436,692 46.571% 53.429% 38 181 -0.53% 148
2050 2,375,417 46.884% 53.116% 37 184 -0.48% 148
2055 2,321,045 47.248% 52.752% 37 185 -0.44% 148
2060 2,271,738 47.598% 52.402% 36 188 -0.42% 149
2065 2,225,027 47.892% 52.108% 35 189 -0.41% 150
2070 2,181,049 48.132% 51.868% 34 189 -0.38% 150
2075 2,141,441 48.339% 51.661% 34 190 -0.34% 150
2080 2,107,499 48.552% 51.448% 33 190 -0.29% 150
2085 2,079,339 48.788% 51.212% 33 190 -0.24% 148
2090 2,055,775 49.008% 50.992% 32 192 -0.21% 148
2095 2,034,297 49.169% 50.831% 32 190 -0.21% 147
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations