Montenegro Population 2017

628,822

Montenegro is a small country in Southeastern Europe bordered by Croatia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Albana, and the Adriatic Sea. Montenegro has an estimated 2017 population of 628,960.

Montenegro's population growth is relatively flat, and its estimated population of 628,960 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 2018Source: 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
Podgorica136,473
Niksic58,212
Herceg-Novi19,536
Pljevlja19,489
Budva18,000
Bar17,727
Bijelo Polje15,400
Cetinje15,137
Berane11,073
Ulcinj10,828
Rozaje9,121
Tivat6,280
Dobrota5,435
Kotor5,345
Danilovgrad5,208
Mojkovac4,120
Plav3,615
Kolasin2,989
Zabljak1,937
Pluzine1,494
Andrijevica1,073
Savnik633

Montenegro Population Clock

What is the population of Montenegro (as of 11/15/2017)?628,822
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)628,960
Births Per Day4
Deaths Per Day4
Net Migrations Per Day -1
Net Change Per Day -1
Population Change Since January 1st-319

Montenegro Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 11.162 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 10.236 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.771 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 76.607 years
Male Life Expectancy 74.434 years
Female Life Expectancy 78.763 years
Total Fertility Rate 1.657 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.794 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.06 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 3.547 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 6.49 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 29.653 years
Rate of Natural Increase 0.789
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 2.338%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 2.938%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.706%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 10.519%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 13.369%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 7.614%
Median Age (Total) 40.2 years
Median Age (Female) 41.3 years
Median Age (Male) 39.3 years

Montenegro Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
2017628,96049.34%50.66%460.06%
2015628,17849.32%50.68%450.12%
2010624,28549.27%50.73%450.25%
2005616,38849.14%50.86%450.09%
2000613,56049.39%50.61%44-0.22%
1995620,41449.66%50.34%450.18%
1990615,00249.79%50.21%450.03%
1985614,01649.29%50.71%441.12%
1980580,75449.07%50.93%420.94%
1975554,26248.98%51.02%401.30%
1970519,69648.83%51.17%38-0.53%
1965533,81449.11%50.89%391.84%
1960487,41348.69%51.31%351.89%
1955443,79548.20%51.80%322.37%
1950394,73947.58%52.42%290.00%

Montenegro Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
2020629,39749.36%50.64%460.00%
2025628,10949.38%50.62%45-0.04%
2030624,70249.40%50.60%45-0.11%
2035618,89549.42%50.57%45-0.19%
2040610,46549.48%50.52%44-0.27%
2045599,83249.57%50.43%43-0.35%
2050587,89949.70%50.31%43-0.40%
2055575,46649.85%50.15%42-0.43%
2060562,63950.01%49.99%41-0.45%
2065549,09850.16%49.84%40-0.49%
2070534,67850.30%49.70%39-0.53%
2075519,65950.40%49.60%38-0.57%
2080504,50750.46%49.54%37-0.59%
2085489,58850.49%49.52%35-0.60%
2090475,26450.49%49.51%34-0.59%
2095461,62850.48%49.52%33-0.58%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer