Macedonia Population 2017

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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 2.1 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 2017 Source: yeowatzup

Macedonia Population Density

About Macedonia

Official Name Republic of Macedonia
Languages Spoken Macedonian
Borders ALB, BGR, GRC, KOS, SRB
Is Landlocked Yes
Latitude/Longitude 41.83333333,22
Currencies Used MKD

Macedonia Population Clock

What is the population of Macedonia (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 13
Deaths Per Day 11
Net Migrations Per Day -3
Net Change Per Day -1
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

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

Macedonia Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 11.196 births/thousand 160th
Crude Death Rate 9.683 deaths/thousand 46th
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.48 people/thousand 103rd
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 75.838 years 77th
Life Expectancy (Male) 73.563 years 72nd
Life Expectancy (Female) 78.151 years 89th
Total Fertility Rate 1.55 children/woman 174th
Net Reproduction Rate 0.747 surviving daughters/woman 172nd
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.054 males per female 69th
Infant Mortality Rate 8.651 deaths/1,000 live births 126th
Under Five Mortality 9.11 deaths/thousand 142nd
Mean Age at Childbearing 29.328 years 92nd
Rate of Natural Increase 1.433 168th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 2.361% 46th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 2.987% 44th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.7% 46th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 10.809% 46th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 13.918% 44th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 7.563% 46th
Crude Suicide Rate 0 suicides/thousand 0th
Median Age (Total) 37.5 years 61st
Median Age (Female) 38.6 years 59th
Median Age (Male) 36.4 years 58th

Macedonia Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 2,083,308 49.766% 50.234% 82 126 0.1% 147
2015 2,078,453 49.78% 50.22% 82 122 0.12% 146
2010 2,062,442 49.82% 50.18% 81 118 0.17% 144
2005 2,042,894 49.876% 50.124% 81 111 0.22% 143
2000 2,012,051 50% 50% 79 111 0.47% 142
1995 1,953,543 50.095% 49.905% 77 111 0.24% 143
1990 1,996,227 50.3% 49.7% 79 109 -0.39% 142
1985 1,981,532 50.492% 49.508% 78 101 0.35% 137
1980 1,924,194 50.675% 49.325% 76 96 0.89% 135
1975 1,803,009 50.749% 49.251% 71 95 1.24% 134
1970 1,720,797 50.735% 49.265% 68 94 1.08% 133
1965 1,592,434 50.641% 49.359% 63 97 1.58% 132
1960 1,488,664 50.608% 49.392% 59 95 1.27% 131
1955 1,392,450 50.509% 49.491% 55 91 1.44% 129
1950 1,254,444 50.186% 49.814% 49 91 2.83% 129

Macedonia Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 2,088,373 49.747% 50.253% 82 126 0.05% 147
2025 2,089,342 49.715% 50.285% 82 129 -0.06% 149
2030 2,078,392 49.681% 50.319% 82 133 -0.18% 149
2035 2,055,063 49.646% 50.354% 81 139 -0.29% 149
2040 2,021,217 49.637% 50.363% 80 143 -0.38% 149
2045 1,980,904 49.653% 50.347% 78 148 -0.43% 150
2050 1,937,793 49.697% 50.303% 76 150 -0.46% 151
2055 1,893,036 49.772% 50.228% 75 152 -0.49% 152
2060 1,845,503 49.874% 50.126% 73 154 -0.54% 153
2065 1,794,736 49.992% 50.008% 71 155 -0.58% 155
2070 1,742,191 50.134% 49.866% 69 156 -0.61% 155
2075 1,689,898 50.29% 49.71% 67 157 -0.6% 155
2080 1,640,610 50.437% 49.563% 65 157 -0.57% 155
2085 1,596,076 50.561% 49.439% 63 160 -0.52% 155
2090 1,556,320 50.661% 49.339% 61 160 -0.48% 155
2095 1,520,239 50.742% 49.258% 60 161 -0.45% 155
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations