Moldova Population 2019

4,030,156

Moldova, officially the Republic of Moldova, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe bordered by Ukraine and Romania. The 2019 estimated population of Moldova is 4.03 million, which ranks 132nd in the world.

The estimated population of 4.03 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%)
  • Ukrainians (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 authorities like Transnistria and Bender/Tighina) found Moldovans make up 32% of the region's population, followed by Ukrainians (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 Ukrainians 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.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 13 minutes
One death every 11 minutes
One net migrant every 180 minutes
Net loss of one person every 50 minutes

Moldova Population in 2018Source: By ????? [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], from Wikimedia Commons

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.

Official NameRepublic of Moldova
Languages SpokenMoldavian
Is LandlockedYes
Latitude/Longitude4729
Currencies UsedMoldova Leu
DemonymMoldovan
Name Population Location
Chisinau635,994Map
Tiraspol157,000Map
Balti125,000Map
Bender110,175Map
Ribnita55,455Map
Cahul34,492Map
Ungheni34,422Map
Soroca27,423Map
Orhei24,918Map
Dubasari23,254Map
Comrat22,911Map
Edinet22,872Map
Ceadir-Lunga22,700Map
Causeni21,690Map
Straseni19,225Map
Hincesti16,900Map
Floresti16,759Map
Drochia16,080Map
Bilicenii Vechi15,479Map
Slobozia15,356Map

Moldova Population Clock

The population of Moldova (as of 6/16/2019)?4,030,156
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2019)4,029,750
Births Per Day108
Deaths Per Day129
Net Migrations Per Day -8
Net Change Per Day -29
Population Change Since January 1st-4,843

Moldova Population Estimator

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Estimate as of June 16th 2019 is: 4,030,215

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20194,029,75047.90%52.10%119.06132-0.28%
20184,041,06547.94%52.06%119.40132-0.25%
20174,051,21247.98%52.02%119.70132-0.21%
20164,059,60848.01%51.99%119.94130-0.16%
20154,065,98048.04%51.96%120.13130-0.09%
20104,084,48148.08%51.92%120.68127-0.35%
20054,157,69947.89%52.11%122.84122-0.21%
20004,201,08947.86%52.14%124.12118-0.64%
19954,339,08247.76%52.24%128.20115-0.11%
19904,364,11647.66%52.34%128.941100.70%
19854,214,91647.49%52.51%124.531071.00%
19804,009,83847.28%52.72%118.471050.88%
19753,838,91046.99%53.01%113.421041.32%
19703,594,51846.76%53.24%106.201031.51%
19653,335,63146.81%53.19%98.55992.12%
19603,003,55946.79%53.21%88.74992.72%
19552,627,00946.70%53.30%77.621022.33%
19502,340,99746.71%53.29%69.171010.00%
Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20204,017,68747.87%52.13%118.701320.00%
20253,943,32247.68%52.32%116.51132-0.37%
20303,843,94147.49%52.51%113.57132-0.51%
20353,721,15547.33%52.67%109.94132-0.65%
20403,583,99347.23%52.77%105.89136-0.75%
20453,440,60147.22%52.78%101.65138-0.81%
20503,293,15747.23%52.77%97.30141-0.87%
20553,141,13047.22%52.78%92.81143-0.94%
20602,982,82647.17%52.83%88.13144-1.03%
20652,817,99847.15%52.85%83.26145-1.13%
20702,651,34347.22%52.78%78.34146-1.21%
20752,490,73647.44%52.56%73.59146-1.24%
20802,346,49947.79%52.21%69.33148-1.19%
20852,223,66448.21%51.79%65.70148-1.07%
20902,120,82148.57%51.43%62.66148-0.94%
20952,032,61448.83%51.17%60.05149-0.85%
  1. National Bank of Moldova
  2. National Bank of Moldova
  3. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1959, 1970, 1979 and 1989 censuses, the 2004 census of the Republic of Moldova and the region of Transnistria, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.

  4. GeoNames Gazetteer