Moldova Population 2017

4,053,452

Moldova, officially the Republic of Moldova, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe bordered by Ukraine and Romania. The 2014 estimated population of Moldova is 3.46 million, which ranks 135nd in the world.

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 2017Source: 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.

About Moldova

Official NameRepublic of Moldova
Languages SpokenMoldavian
BordersROU, UKR
Is LandlockedYes
Latitude/Longitude4729
Currencies UsedMDL

Moldova Population Density

Name Population
Cantemir3,829
Cocieri4,151
Vadul lui Voda5,300
Iargara5,600
Stauceni5,700
Soldanesti6,160
Telenesti6,633
Ciorescu6,870
Criuleni6,932
Singera7,200
Pervomaisc7,300
Cricova7,400
Stefan Voda7,700
Anenii Noi8,250
Otaci8,400
Chitcani9,000
Mindresti9,280
Ocnita9,325
Donduseni9,435
Grigoriopol9,456
Rezina9,806
Briceni9,900
Dancu10,000
Glodeni10,146
Dnestrovsc10,426
Basarabeasca10,809
Camenca11,072
Nisporeni11,718
Cimislia12,464
Riscani12,893
Taraclia13,512
Calarasi14,066
Briceni14,132
Leova14,301
Vulcanesti14,352
Falesti14,377
Singerei14,600
Ialoveni14,915
Slobozia15,356
Bilicenii Vechi15,479
Drochia16,080
Floresti16,759
Hincesti16,900
Straseni19,225
Causeni21,690
Ceadir-Lunga22,700
Edinet22,872
Comrat22,911
Dubasari23,254
Orhei24,918
Soroca27,423
Ungheni34,422
Cahul34,492
Ribnita55,455
Bender110,175
Balti125,000
Tiraspolul157,000
Chisinau635,994

Moldova Population Clock

What is the population of Moldova (as of 10/16/2017)?4,053,452
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)4,054,640
Births Per Day23
Deaths Per Day26
Net Migrations Per Day -8
Net Change Per Day -11
Population Change Since January 1st-3,179

Moldova Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 10.184 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 11.582 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.708 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 71.852 years
Male Life Expectancy 67.694 years
Female Life Expectancy 75.999 years
Total Fertility Rate 1.234 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.587 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.058 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 9.8 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 12.054 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 27.794 years
Rate of Natural Increase -1.661
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 4.113%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 5.533%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 2.624%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 18.016%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 25.21%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 10.959%
Median Age (Total) 36.3 years
Median Age (Female) 38.3 years
Median Age (Male) 34.5 years

Moldova Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20174,054,64048.02%51.98%123-0.25%
20154,068,89748.07%51.93%124-0.15%
20104,084,48348.08%51.92%124-0.16%
20054,157,707.0,000,000,00547.89%52.11%127-0.31%
20004,201,08847.86%52.14%128-0.37%
19954,339,08247.76%52.24%132-0.56%
19904,364,11447.66%52.34%1330.22%
19854,214,91147.49%52.51%1280.90%
19804,009,84347.28%52.72%1220.96%
19753,838,91146.99%53.01%1170.99%
19703,594,51646.76%53.24%1091.41%
19653,335,62546.81%53.19%1021.68%
19603,003,55746.79%53.21%912.38%
19552,627,00746.70%53.30%802.77%
19502,341,00346.71%53.29%711.71%

Moldova Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20204,020,98847.91%52.09%122-0.32%
20253,944,59047.74%52.26%120-0.48%
20303,838,66047.57%52.43%117-0.64%
20353,706,69847.40%52.60%113-0.78%
20403,557,42047.29%52.71%108-0.87%
20453,401,86547.25%52.75%104-0.93%
20503,243,15847.22%52.78%99-1.00%
20553,079,35847.17%52.83%94-1.10%
20602,908,73147.08%52.92%89-1.21%
20652,731,47347.03%52.97%83-1.31%
20702,555,01647.10%52.90%78-1.35%
20752,389,83947.33%52.67%73-1.29%
20802,245,52547.67%52.33%68-1.17%
20852,124,72348.03%51.97%65-1.02%
20902,024,03348.33%51.67%62-0.91%
20951,936,05648.55%51.45%59-0.85%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations