Montenegro Population 2018

629,180

Montenegro is a small country in Southeastern Europe bordered by Croatia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Albana, and the Adriatic Sea. Montenegro has an estimated 2018 population of 629,219.

Montenegro's population growth is relatively flat, and its estimated population of 629,219 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.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 76 minutes
One death every 85 minutes
One net migrant every 1440 minutes
Net gain of one person every 1440 minutes

Montenegro Population in 2018Source: Nije bitno...

Montenegro Population Pyramid 2018

0k1k2k3k4k5kMontenegro Male Population0k1k2k3k4k5kMontenegro Female Population10095908580757065605550454035302520151050

Montenegro Median Age

40.2


Total

39.3


Male

41.3


Female

Montenegro Population by Age

There are 491,049 adults in Montenegro.

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
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude42.519.3
Currencies UsedEuro
DemonymMontenegrin

Montenegro Population Density

Montenegro Top 20 Cities by Population

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

Montenegro Population Clock

The population of Montenegro (as of 5/22/2018)?629,180
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2018)629,219
Births Per Day19
Deaths Per Day17
Net Migrations Per Day -1
Net Change Per Day 1
Population Change Since January 1st142

Estimated: 629,191

Montenegro Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 11.171 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 10.02 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.763 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 77.29 years
Male Life Expectancy 74.92 years
Female Life Expectancy 79.63 years
Total Fertility Rate 1.657 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.796 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.06 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 3.254 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 5.848 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 29.355 years
Rate of Natural Increase 1.151

Montenegro Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
2018629,21949.34%50.66%45.561670.04%
2017628,96049.34%50.66%45.541660.05%
2016628,61549.33%50.67%45.511660.07%
2015628,17849.32%50.68%45.481660.12%
2010624,28549.27%50.73%45.201660.25%
2005616,38849.14%50.86%44.631650.09%
2000613,56049.39%50.61%44.42163-0.22%
1995620,41449.66%50.34%44.921610.18%
1990615,00249.79%50.21%44.531590.03%
1985614,01649.29%50.71%44.461591.12%
1980580,75449.07%50.93%42.051590.94%
1975554,26248.98%51.02%40.131571.30%
1970519,69648.83%51.17%37.63156-0.53%
1965533,81449.11%50.89%38.651531.84%
1960487,41348.69%51.31%35.291541.89%
1955443,79548.20%51.80%32.131542.37%
1950394,73947.58%52.42%28.581540.00%

Montenegro Population by Year (Projections)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
2020629,39749.36%50.64%45.571680.00%
2025628,10949.38%50.62%45.48170-0.04%
2030624,70249.40%50.60%45.23171-0.11%
2035618,89549.42%50.57%44.81172-0.19%
2040610,46549.48%50.52%44.20172-0.27%
2045599,83249.57%50.43%43.43172-0.35%
2050587,89949.70%50.31%42.56173-0.40%
2055575,46649.85%50.15%41.66175-0.43%
2060562,63950.01%49.99%40.74176-0.45%
2065549,09850.16%49.84%39.76177-0.49%
2070534,67850.30%49.70%38.71177-0.53%
2075519,65950.40%49.60%37.62178-0.57%
2080504,50750.46%49.54%36.53179-0.59%
2085489,58850.49%49.52%35.45179-0.60%
2090475,26450.49%49.51%34.41179-0.59%
2095461,62850.48%49.52%33.42180-0.58%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1953, 1961, 1971, 1981, 1991, 2003 and 2011 censuses,with official population estimates for 2015, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.

  2. GeoNames Gazetteer