Macedonia Population 2017

2,083,234

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 2017Source: yeowatzup

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
Demir Hisar2,283
Novaci2,357
Cesinovo2,377
Vevcani2,429
Pehcevo2,440
Belcista2,804
Lozovo2,836
Caska2,878
Drugovo3,149
Zrnovci3,236
Star Dojran3,348
Konce3,475
Gradsko3,737
Valandovo3,798
Karbinci3,900
Zelenikovo4,020
Rankovce4,071
Rosoman4,106
Staro Nagorichane4,112
Mogila4,392
Demir Kapija4,451
Plasnica4,574
Krushevo5,211
Makedonski Brod5,607
Krivogashtani5,899
Vrutok5,999
Jegunovce7,313
Makedonska Kamenica8,114
Dzepciste8,166
Sipkovica8,228
Petrovec8,298
Delogozda8,413
Bogdanci8,636
Chucher - Sandevo8,646
Velesta8,646
Vrapciste8,652
Labunishta8,805
Rostusha9,147
Sopishte9,460
Dolna Banjica10,147
Kratovo10,288
Dolneni11,534
Kondovo11,656
Novo Selo11,818
Zajas12,218
Vasilevo12,382
Bosilovo12,447
Chegrane12,523
Probishtip12,702
Arachinovo12,800
Sveti Nikole13,292
Berovo13,847
Bogovinje15,166
Kamenjane15,376
Brvenica16,267
Ilinden16,406
Resen16,539
Delcevo17,415
Negotino17,518
Debar18,074
Vinica18,218
Studenichani18,219
Negotino19,515
Gevgelija20,664
Suto Orizare20,800
Kriva Palanka20,820
Tearce23,096
Radovish24,984
Saraj25,379
Zhelino25,422
Lipkovo28,102
Kicevo31,123
Kochani34,258
Butel36,154
Struga37,387
Kavadarci38,799
Gjorce Petro41,000
Centar Zupa45,412
Strumica45,508
Shtip48,279
Gostivar50,974
Ohrid54,908
Veles57,873
Kisela Voda58,216
Cair64,773
Tetovo72,944
Prilep73,814
Kumanovo76,275
Bitola86,528
Skopje474,889

Macedonia Population Clock

What is the population of Macedonia (as of September 13, 2017)?2,083,234
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)2083308
Births Per Day13
Deaths Per Day11
Net Migrations Per Day -3
Net Change Per Day -1
Population Change Since January 1st-255

Macedonia Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 11.196 births/thousand160
Crude Death Rate 9.683 deaths/thousand46
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.48 people/thousand103
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 75.838 years77
Male Life Expectancy 73.563 years72
Female Life Expectancy 78.151 years89
Total Fertility Rate 1.55 children/woman174
Net Reproduction Rate 0.747 surviving daughters/woman172
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.054 males per female69
Infant Mortality Rate 8.651 deaths/1,000 live births126
Under Five Mortality 9.11 deaths/thousand142
Mean Age at Childbearing 29.328 years92
Rate of Natural Increase 1.433 168
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 2.361 %46
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 2.987 %44
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.7 %46
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 10.809 %66
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 13.918 %65
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 7.563 %60
Crude Suicide Rate 0 suicides/thousand0
Median Age (Total) 37.5 years61
Median Age (Female) 38.6 years59
Median Age (Male) 36.4 years58

Macedonia Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20172,083,30849.766%50.234%821260.1%147
20152,078,45349.78%50.22%821220.12%146
20102,062,44249.82%50.18%811180.17%144
20052,042,89449.876%50.124%811110.22%143
20002,012,05150%50%791110.47%142
19951,953,54350.095%49.905%771110.24%143
19901,996,22750.3%49.7%79109-0.39%142
19851,981,53250.492%49.508%781010.35%137
19801,924,19450.675%49.325%76960.89%135
19751,803,00950.749%49.251%71951.24%134
19701,720,79750.735%49.265%68941.08%133
19651,592,43450.641%49.359%63971.58%132
19601,488,66450.608%49.392%59951.27%131
19551,392,45050.509%49.491%55911.44%129
19501,254,44450.186%49.814%49912.83%129

Macedonia Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20202,088,37349.747%50.253%821260.05%147
20252,089,34249.715%50.285%82129-0.06%149
20302,078,39249.681%50.319%82133-0.18%149
20352,055,06349.646%50.354%81139-0.29%149
20402,021,21749.637%50.363%80143-0.38%149
20451,980,90449.653%50.347%78148-0.43%150
20501,937,79349.697%50.303%76150-0.46%151
20551,893,03649.772%50.228%75152-0.49%152
20601,845,50349.874%50.126%73154-0.54%153
20651,794,73649.992%50.008%71155-0.58%155
20701,742,19150.134%49.866%69156-0.61%155
20751,689,89850.29%49.71%67157-0.6%155
20801,640,61050.437%49.563%65157-0.57%155
20851,596,07650.561%49.439%63160-0.52%155
20901,556,32050.661%49.339%61160-0.48%155
20951,520,23950.742%49.258%60161-0.45%155
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations