Macedonia Population 2018

2,085,371

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 2018, the estimated population of Macedonia is 2.09 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 2.09 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.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 23 minutes
One death every 26 minutes
One net migrant every 480 minutes
Net gain of one person every 288 minutes

Macedonia Population in 2018Source: Yakov Ovadia (???? ??????) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

About Macedonia

Official NameRepublic of Macedonia
Languages SpokenMacedonian
Is LandlockedYes
Latitude/Longitude41.8333333322
Currencies UsedMacedonia Denar
DemonymMacedonian

Countries Bordering Macedonia

Albania
Bulgaria
Greece
Kosovo
Serbia

Macedonia Population Density

Macedonia Top 20 Cities by Population

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
Gjorce Petro41,000
Kavadarci38,799
Struga37,387
Butel36,154
Kochani34,258
Kicevo31,123
Lipkovo28,102

Macedonia Population Clock

The population of Macedonia (as of 9/2/2018)?2,085,371
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2018)2,085,051
Births Per Day64
Deaths Per Day56
Net Migrations Per Day -3
Net Change Per Day 5
Population Change Since January 1st1,225

Macedonia Population Estimator

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Estimate as of September 2nd 2018 is: 2,085,339

Macedonia Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20182,085,05149.99%50.01%81.091470.09%
20172,083,16049.99%50.01%81.021470.09%
20162,081,20649.99%50.01%80.941460.09%
20152,079,30849.99%50.01%80.871460.08%
20102,070,73949.96%50.04%80.531440.10%
20052,060,27249.98%50.02%80.131430.25%
20002,034,81950.09%49.91%79.141430.51%
19951,983,25250.18%49.82%77.13143-0.13%
19901,996,22850.30%49.70%77.631420.15%
19851,981,53450.49%49.51%77.061370.59%
19801,924,19750.68%49.32%74.831351.31%
19751,803,01050.75%49.25%70.121340.94%
19701,720,80050.73%49.27%66.921331.56%
19651,592,43250.64%49.36%61.931321.36%
19601,488,66750.61%49.39%57.901311.35%
19551,392,44950.51%49.49%54.151292.11%
19501,254,44550.19%49.81%48.791290.00%

Macedonia Population by Year (Projections)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20202,088,03549.98%50.02%81.211480.00%
20252,088,33649.94%50.05%81.221490.00%
20302,076,35049.90%50.10%80.75149-0.12%
20352,051,17049.86%50.14%79.77151-0.24%
20402,015,54849.82%50.18%78.39152-0.35%
20451,974,42249.82%50.18%76.79154-0.41%
20501,931,00149.84%50.16%75.10154-0.44%
20551,885,70249.88%50.12%73.34154-0.47%
20601,836,92849.95%50.05%71.44154-0.52%
20651,784,30850.03%49.97%69.39154-0.58%
20701,729,01550.13%49.87%67.24155-0.63%
20751,674,03850.24%49.76%65.10155-0.64%
20801,622,64750.36%49.64%63.11155-0.62%
20851,576,65750.46%49.54%61.32155-0.57%
20901,536,43850.54%49.46%59.75155-0.52%
20951,500,45350.59%49.41%58.35155-0.47%
Data Sources
  1. State Statistical Office
  2. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1953, 1961, 1971, 1981, 1994, 2002 and 2011 censuses, with official population estimates for 2015, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.

  3. GeoNames Gazetteer