Moldova Population 2017

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The estimated population of 3.56 million compared to the 2004 census population of 3.38 million (excluding Transnistria) and 3.93 million including Transnistria. The capital and largest city of Moldova is Chisinau, with an estimated population of 723,000. This is followed by Tiraspol (149,000) and Balti (144,000). While it is the 138th largest country, Moldova has a population density of 122 people per square kilometer (316/sq mi).

Moldova Demographics

The 2004 Moldovan census found the population is comprised of:

  • Moldovans (75.8%)
  • Ukranians (8.3%)
  • Russians (6%)
  • Gagauz (4.3%)
  • Romanians (2.1%)
  • Bulgarians (0.3%)
  • Romani (0.07%)
  • Other (0.9%)

The 2004 census in Transnistria (areas controlled by breakaway authorites like Transnistia and Bender/Tignhina) found Moldovans make up 32% of the region's population, followed by Ukranians (29%) and Russians (30%).

There is a controversy about whether Romanians and Moldovans are the same ethnic group, and allegations that ethnic numbers were rigged. 19% of respondents who said they were Moldovans said Romanian was their native language.

The percentage of Russians and Ukranians has decreased since the last Soviet census in 1989, mostly due to emigration. Most Russians live in urban areas like Chisinau and Tiraspol. The Gagauz are the fourth-largest ethnic group and live mostly south of Moldova in the autonomous region of Gagauzia.

Moldova Population in 2017 Source: samoil alexei alexandru

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

Moldova Population Growth

Moldova has a total fertility rate of about 1.55 children born to each woman, which is below the replacement rate of 2.1. Moldova currently has a flat population growth rate of 0.0%. Since the breakup of the Soviet Union, Moldova has struggled with healthcare issues, and it now has one of the highest rates of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in the world. Emigration is also a big problem in Moldova that is impacting growth, the economy and demographics. It is estimated that 600,000 to 1 million citizens (or 25% of the population) works abroad.

Moldova Population Density

About Moldova

Official Name Republic of Moldova
Languages Spoken Moldavian
Borders ROU, UKR
Is Landlocked Yes
Latitude/Longitude 47,29
Currencies Used MDL

Moldova Population Clock

What is the population of Moldova (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 23
Deaths Per Day 26
Net Migrations Per Day -8
Net Change Per Day -11
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

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

Moldova Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 10.184 births/thousand 176th
Crude Death Rate 11.582 deaths/thousand 21st
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.708 people/thousand 114th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 71.852 years 117th
Life Expectancy (Male) 67.694 years 124th
Life Expectancy (Female) 75.999 years 113th
Total Fertility Rate 1.234 children/woman 200th
Net Reproduction Rate 0.587 surviving daughters/woman 200th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.058 males per female 51st
Infant Mortality Rate 9.8 deaths/1,000 live births 120th
Under Five Mortality 12.054 deaths/thousand 121st
Mean Age at Childbearing 27.794 years 157th
Rate of Natural Increase -1.661 184th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 4.113% 84th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 5.533% 90th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 2.624% 76th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 18.016% 84th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 25.21% 90th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 10.959% 76th
Crude Suicide Rate 17 suicides/thousand 22nd
Median Age (Total) 36.3 years 66th
Median Age (Female) 38.3 years 62nd
Median Age (Male) 34.5 years 72nd

Moldova Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 4,054,640 48.016% 51.984% 123 91 -0.25% 131
2015 4,068,897 48.069% 51.931% 123 90 -0.15% 129
2010 4,084,482 48.078% 51.922% 124 86 -0.16% 126
2005 4,157,707 47.893% 52.107% 126 82 -0.31% 123
2000 4,201,088 47.863% 52.137% 127 76 -0.37% 117
1995 4,339,082 47.764% 52.236% 132 69 -0.56% 114
1990 4,364,114 47.663% 52.337% 132 66 0.22% 110
1985 4,214,911 47.486% 52.514% 128 65 0.9% 107
1980 4,009,843 47.283% 52.717% 122 64 0.96% 105
1975 3,838,910 46.989% 53.011% 116 66 0.99% 104
1970 3,594,515 46.763% 53.237% 109 66 1.41% 103
1965 3,335,625 46.806% 53.194% 101 65 1.68% 99
1960 3,003,557 46.785% 53.215% 91 63 2.38% 99
1955 2,627,007 46.703% 53.297% 79 66 2.77% 102
1950 2,341,002 46.709% 53.291% 71 69 1.71% 101

Moldova Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 4,020,988 47.912% 52.088% 122 92 -0.32% 132
2025 3,944,590 47.745% 52.255% 120 98 -0.48% 132
2030 3,838,660 47.567% 52.433% 116 102 -0.64% 133
2035 3,706,698 47.4% 52.6% 112 107 -0.78% 133
2040 3,557,420 47.292% 52.708% 108 112 -0.87% 137
2045 3,401,865 47.248% 52.752% 103 115 -0.93% 138
2050 3,243,158 47.223% 52.777% 98 124 -1% 140
2055 3,079,357 47.17% 52.83% 93 135 -1.1% 143
2060 2,908,731 47.083% 52.917% 88 141 -1.21% 143
2065 2,731,473 47.028% 52.972% 83 150 -1.31% 143
2070 2,555,016 47.096% 52.904% 77 153 -1.35% 144
2075 2,389,839 47.331% 52.669% 72 154 -1.29% 146
2080 2,245,525 47.673% 52.327% 68 155 -1.17% 146
2085 2,124,723 48.034% 51.966% 64 158 -1.02% 147
2090 2,024,033 48.329% 51.671% 61 160 -0.91% 149
2095 1,936,056 48.546% 51.454% 58 163 -0.85% 149
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations