Montenegro Population 2017

626,176

Montenegro's population growth is relatively flat, and its estimated population of 621,000 is slightly lower than the 2011 census figure of 625,000. The country has a fairly low population density of just 45 people per square kilometer (125/sq mi), which ranks 121st in the world.

The capital and largest city is Podgorica (formerly Titograd), which has a population of 156,000, or 30% of Montenegro's population. The next-largest city is Niksic, with a population of 57,000.

Montenegro Demographics

Montenegro is a very ethnically diverse country and it recognizes several ethnic groups. Major ethnic groups include Montenegrins (45%), Serbs (29%), Bosniaks (8.6%), Albanians (4.9%), Roma (1%), Croats (1%), Serbo-Montenegrins (0.3%), Egyptians (0.3%), and Montenegrins-Serbs (0.3%). The number of Montenegrins and Serbs changes from census to census based on how people experience and express identity.

There are also small groups of Yugoslavs, Russians, Macedonians, Bosnans, Hungiarians, Italians and Germans in Montenegro.

The official language is Montenegrin but Croatian, Albanian, Bosnian and Serbian are all common and all mutually intelligible, except for Albanian. The Serbian Orthodox Church has historically been popular in the area, but Serbian Orthodox Christianity is the most popular religion today. Islam does represent a majority in some areas of the country and accounts for 19% of the total population. There are also small groups of Adventists, Jehovah's Witnesses, Buddhists, Protestants, atheists and agnostics.

Montenegro Population in 2017Source: Nije bitno...

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

Montenegro Population Growth

Montenegro is currently experiencing a declining population that alternates with stagnant growth. The estimated population of 621,000 in 2014 compares to the 625,000 population three years ago, and 620,000 in 2003. The country's population has barely changed since the late 1980's.

About Montenegro

Official NameMontenegro
Languages SpokenMontenegrin
BordersALB, BIH, HRV, KOS, SRB
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude42.519.3
Currencies UsedEUR

Montenegro Population Density

Name Population
Savnik633
Andrijevica1,073
Pluzine1,494
Zabljak1,937
Kolasin2,989
Plav3,615
Mojkovac4,120
Danilovgrad5,208
Kotor5,345
Dobrota5,435
Tivat6,280
Rozaje9,121
Ulcinj10,828
Berane11,073
Cetinje15,137
Bijelo Polje15,400
Bar17,727
Budva18,000
Pljevlja19,489
Herceg-Novi19,536
Niksic58,212
Podgorica136,473

Montenegro Population Clock

What is the population of Montenegro (as of September 13, 2017)?626,176
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)626250
Births Per Day4
Deaths Per Day4
Net Migrations Per Day -1
Net Change Per Day -1
Population Change Since January 1st-255

Montenegro Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 11.162 births/thousand161
Crude Death Rate 10.236 deaths/thousand38
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.771 people/thousand118
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 76.607 years66
Male Life Expectancy 74.434 years63
Female Life Expectancy 78.763 years75
Total Fertility Rate 1.657 children/woman158
Net Reproduction Rate 0.794 surviving daughters/woman160
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.06 males per female28
Infant Mortality Rate 3.547 deaths/1,000 live births169
Under Five Mortality 6.49 deaths/thousand152
Mean Age at Childbearing 29.653 years85
Rate of Natural Increase 0.789 174
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 2.338 %44
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 2.938 %43
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.706 %47
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 10.519 %60
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 13.369 %64
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 7.614 %63
Crude Suicide Rate 18.9 suicides/thousand17
Median Age (Total) 40.2 years43
Median Age (Female) 41.3 years47
Median Age (Male) 39.3 years39

Montenegro Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017626,25049.432%50.568%461610%166
2015625,78149.412%50.588%461590.05%166
2010621,95249.329%50.671%461540.16%166
2005616,38949.138%50.862%451510.17%166
2000613,55749.393%50.607%45148-0.05%162
1995620,41549.658%50.342%46142-0.12%161
1990614,99949.791%50.209%451370.12%159
1985614,01149.286%50.714%451310.38%159
1980580,75549.071%50.929%431241.19%158
1975554,26248.984%51.016%411231.11%156
1970519,69748.828%51.172%381200.59%156
1965533,81549.11%50.89%391140.02%153
1960487,41648.687%51.313%361122.17%154
1955443,79648.201%51.799%321122.12%154
1950394,73847.584%52.416%291111.54%154

Montenegro Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020625,83849.454%50.546%46162-0.06%169
2025622,92449.477%50.523%46164-0.14%170
2030617,76549.496%50.504%45167-0.21%170
2035610,39549.514%50.486%45169-0.3%172
2040600,25449.558%50.442%44171-0.39%172
2045587,98249.627%50.373%43175-0.45%172
2050574,46249.725%50.275%42179-0.48%173
2055560,59249.841%50.159%41181-0.5%174
2060546,62949.971%50.029%40183-0.52%176
2065532,37850.11%49.89%39185-0.54%177
2070517,86050.249%49.751%38185-0.57%177
2075503,24650.381%49.619%37185-0.58%178
2080488,84150.497%49.503%36187-0.58%178
2085474,97550.596%49.404%35187-0.57%179
2090461,57750.662%49.338%34187-0.57%179
2095448,75150.71%49.291%33189-0.55%179
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations