Macedonia Population 2017

2,083,022

Macedonia, officially the Republic of Macedonia, is a small country in the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. The country is one of the successor states of the former Yugoslavia and declared independence in 1991. Macedonia is a landlocked country bordered by Kosovo, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece, and Albania. In 2017, the estimated population of Macedonia is 2.08 million, which ranks 144th in the world.

The last census in 2002 showed a population of 2.022 million, while the last official estimate in 2009 gave a figure that barely changed to 2.05 million. The population of Macedonia is believed to have increased to 2.08 million.

Skopje is the largest city with a population estimated at 507,000. This is the only city with a population of more than 75,000.

Macedonia Demographics

According to the last census in 2002, the largest ethnic group in Macedonia was the Macedonians. The second largest is the Albanians, who are concentrated in the northwestern part of the nation. Estimates indicate a Roma population of up to 260,000.

Up to 65% of the population follows Orthodox Christianity, with most belonging to the Macedonian Orthodox Church. Other Christian denominations account for 0.4% of the population. Muslims account for 33% of the population. Macedonia has the 5th highest proportion of Muslims in Europe. Most of the Muslims in the country are Turks, Rom or Albanians, although there is a small number of Macedonian Muslims.

Prior to World War II, the country had a Jewish community of about 7,200, although only 2% of Macedonian Jews survived the Holocaust. After the end of the War, most emigrated to Israel. There are now about 200 Jewish people in Macedonia who live in Skopje.

Macedonia Population Growth

Fertility levels have been falling among Macedonia's majority population for years while ethnic Albanians have been increasing in number. In 2009, the number of ethnic Macedonians dropped by 2,000 as deaths outnumbered births, while the number of ethnic Albanians increased by 4,500. The Muslim population of Macedonia, which includes the Albanians, has also had a much higher fertility rate for more than a decade. The 2002 census found that 47% of children aged 0-4 were Muslim.

Macedonia Population in 2018Source: yeowatzup

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

Macedonia Population Growth

About Macedonia

Official NameRepublic of Macedonia
Languages SpokenMacedonian
BordersALB, BGR, GRC, KOS, SRB
Is LandlockedYes
Latitude/Longitude41.8333333322
Currencies UsedMKD

Macedonia Population Density

Name Population
Skopje474,889
Bitola86,528
Kumanovo76,275
Prilep73,814
Tetovo72,944
Cair64,773
Kisela Voda58,216
Veles57,873
Ohrid54,908
Gostivar50,974
Shtip48,279
Strumica45,508
Centar Zupa45,412
Kavadarci38,799
Struga37,387
Butel36,154
Kochani34,258
Kicevo31,123
Lipkovo28,102
Zhelino25,422
Saraj25,379
Radovish24,984
Tearce23,096
Kriva Palanka20,820
Suto Orizare20,800
Gevgelija20,664
Negotino19,515
Studenichani18,219
Vinica18,218
Debar18,074
Negotino17,518
Delcevo17,415
Resen16,539
Ilinden16,406
Brvenica16,267
Kamenjane15,376
Bogovinje15,166
Berovo13,847
Sveti Nikole13,292
Arachinovo12,800
Probishtip12,702
Chegrane12,523
Bosilovo12,447
Vasilevo12,382
Zajas12,218
Novo Selo11,818
Kondovo11,656
Dolneni11,534
Kratovo10,288
Dolna Banjica10,147
Sopishte9,460
Rostusha9,147
Labunishta8,805
Vrapciste8,652
Velesta8,646
Chucher - Sandevo8,646
Bogdanci8,636
Delogozda8,413
Petrovec8,298
Sipkovica8,228
Dzepciste8,166
Makedonska Kamenica8,114
Jegunovce7,313
Vrutok5,999
Krivogashtani5,899
Makedonski Brod5,607
Krushevo5,211
Plasnica4,574
Demir Kapija4,451
Mogila4,392
Staro Nagorichane4,112
Rosoman4,106
Rankovce4,071
Zelenikovo4,020
Karbinci3,900
Valandovo3,798
Gradsko3,737
Konce3,475
Star Dojran3,348
Zrnovci3,236
Drugovo3,149
Caska2,878
Lozovo2,836
Belcista2,804
Pehcevo2,440
Vevcani2,429
Cesinovo2,377
Novaci2,357
Demir Hisar2,283

Macedonia Population Clock

What is the population of Macedonia (as of 11/15/2017)?2,083,022
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)2,083,160
Births Per Day13
Deaths Per Day11
Net Migrations Per Day -3
Net Change Per Day -1
Population Change Since January 1st-319

Macedonia Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 11.196 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 9.683 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.48 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 75.838 years
Male Life Expectancy 73.563 years
Female Life Expectancy 78.151 years
Total Fertility Rate 1.55 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.747 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.054 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 8.651 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 9.11 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 29.328 years
Rate of Natural Increase 1.433
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 2.361%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 2.987%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.7%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 10.809%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 13.918%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 7.563%
Median Age (Total) 37.5 years
Median Age (Female) 38.6 years
Median Age (Male) 36.4 years

Macedonia Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20172,083,16049.99%50.01%810.09%
20152,079,30849.99%50.01%810.08%
20102,070,73949.96%50.04%810.10%
20052,060,27249.98%50.02%800.25%
20002,034,81950.09%49.91%790.51%
19951,983,25250.18%49.82%77-0.13%
19901,996,22850.30%49.70%780.15%
19851,981,53450.49%49.51%770.59%
19801,924,19750.68%49.32%751.31%
19751,803,01050.75%49.25%700.94%
19701,720,80050.73%49.27%671.56%
19651,592,43250.64%49.36%621.36%
19601,488,66750.61%49.39%581.35%
19551,392,44950.51%49.49%542.11%
19501,254,44550.19%49.81%490.00%

Macedonia Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20202,088,03549.98%50.02%810.00%
20252,088,33649.94%50.05%810.00%
20302,076,35049.90%50.10%81-0.12%
20352,051,17049.86%50.14%80-0.24%
20402,015,54849.82%50.18%78-0.35%
20451,974,42249.82%50.18%77-0.41%
20501,931,00149.84%50.16%75-0.44%
20551,885,70249.88%50.12%73-0.47%
20601,836,92849.95%50.05%71-0.52%
20651,784,30850.03%49.97%69-0.58%
20701,729,01550.13%49.87%67-0.63%
20751,674,03850.24%49.76%65-0.64%
20801,622,64750.36%49.64%63-0.62%
20851,576,65750.46%49.54%61-0.57%
20901,536,43850.54%49.46%60-0.52%
20951,500,45350.59%49.41%58-0.47%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer