Lithuania Population 2017

2,829,916

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 2017Source: 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.

About Lithuania

Official NameRepublic of Lithuania
Languages SpokenLithuanian
BordersBLR, LVA, POL, RUS
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude5624
Currencies UsedEUR

Lithuania Population Density

Name Population
Vievis5,269
Trakai5,530
Svencionys5,538
Pakruojis5,964
Silale6,026
Nemencine6,062
Kybartai6,355
Pabrade6,375
Ignalina6,421
Sakiai6,613
Svencioneliai6,790
Salcininkai6,891
Moletai7,243
Kazlu Ruda7,247
Sirvintos7,321
Skuodas7,726
Zarasai8,095
Kupiskis8,263
Pasvalys8,510
Kaisiadorys9,867
Varena10,304
Rasos10,597
Kelme10,626
Joniskis11,113
Prienai11,352
Grigiskes11,555
Lentvaris11,588
Naujoji Akmene11,922
Anyksciai11,958
Raseiniai12,523
Vilkaviskis13,011
Jurbarkas13,102
Elektrenai13,721
Garliava13,809
Kursenai13,914
Birzai14,911
Rokiskis16,255
Gargzdai16,433
Druskininkai17,791
Palanga17,796
Pilaite20,320
Radviliskis20,339
Vilkpede21,346
Silute21,760
Kretinga22,236
Naujamiestis23,232
Plunge23,381
Aleksotas24,270
Ukmerge25,886
Justiniskes27,462
Taurage27,662
Visaginas28,348
Telsiai30,098
Lazdynai31,097
Seskine31,333
Kedainiai31,980
Pasilaiciai33,056
Utena33,240
Jonava34,993
Fabijoniskes39,759
Silainiai40,600
Mazeikiai41,309
Marijampole47,613
Eiguliai61,700
Dainava (Kaunas)70,000
Alytus70,747
Panevezys117,395
Siauliai130,587
Klaipeda192,307
Kaunas374,643
Vilnius542,366

Lithuania Population Clock

What is the population of Lithuania (as of September 13, 2017)?2,829,916
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)2830582
Births Per Day16
Deaths Per Day25
Net Migrations Per Day
Net Change Per Day -9
Population Change Since January 1st-2,295

Lithuania Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 10.386 births/thousand173
Crude Death Rate 16.106 deaths/thousand1
Crude Net Migration Rate 0 people/thousand0
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 73.727 years107
Male Life Expectancy 68.157 years121
Female Life Expectancy 79.241 years65
Total Fertility Rate 1.632 children/woman163
Net Reproduction Rate 0.787 surviving daughters/woman162
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.052 males per female80
Infant Mortality Rate 3.125 deaths/1,000 live births178
Under Five Mortality 3.966 deaths/thousand175
Mean Age at Childbearing 30.199 years58
Rate of Natural Increase -5.888 200
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 4.231 %87
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 6.25 %95
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 2.097 %63
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 17.403 %114
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 25.488 %135
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 9.319 %82
Crude Suicide Rate 33.5 suicides/thousand3
Median Age (Total) 43.4 years14
Median Age (Female) 46.7 years4
Median Age (Male) 39.5 years35

Lithuania Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20172,830,58245.999%54.001%45163-0.47%140
20152,878,40546.041%53.959%45163-0.99%140
20103,122,83546.112%53.888%49149-1.69%135
20053,343,26846.533%53.467%53144-1.14%131
20003,486,37346.799%53.201%55134-0.79%127
19953,628,07947.12%52.88%57127-0.72%123
19903,697,39347.321%52.679%581200.05%118
19853,563,74147.218%52.782%561180.88%116
19803,431,93347.139%52.861%541140.74%111
19753,299,81947.067%52.933%521120.86%108
19703,137,37346.908%53.092%501071.06%106
19652,966,94746.589%53.411%471061.23%106
19602,770,73746.1%53.9%441061.33%105
19552,629,57145.644%54.356%411060.87%101
19502,567,40245.104%54.896%401020.1%96

Lithuania Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20202,794,89745.938%54.062%44167-0.47%141
20252,724,61345.998%54.002%43169-0.5%142
20302,655,06646.101%53.899%42173-0.55%145
20352,580,16146.213%53.787%41174-0.59%147
20402,505,47146.349%53.651%39180-0.57%148
20452,436,69246.571%53.429%38181-0.53%148
20502,375,41746.884%53.116%37184-0.48%148
20552,321,04547.248%52.752%37185-0.44%148
20602,271,73847.598%52.402%36188-0.42%149
20652,225,02747.892%52.108%35189-0.41%150
20702,181,04948.132%51.868%34189-0.38%150
20752,141,44148.339%51.661%34190-0.34%150
20802,107,49948.552%51.448%33190-0.29%150
20852,079,33948.788%51.212%33190-0.24%148
20902,055,77549.008%50.992%32192-0.21%148
20952,034,29749.169%50.831%32190-0.21%147
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations