Slovakia Population 2017

5,448,214

Slovakia, or the Slovak Republic, is a landlocked country in Central Europe bordered by Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, and Hungary. In 2017, Slovakia has an estimated population of 5.45 million, which ranks 115th in the world.

Slovakia has an estimated population of 5.45 million, compared to 5.39 million at the 2011 census. The population density is 111 people per square kilometer, which ranks 88th in the world, although the density is much higher in the capital, which has a population density of 1,131 people per square kilometer.

The capital and largest city is Bratislava, with a population of 413,000, followed by Kosice with 241,000 residents. These are the only cities with a population of more than 100,000.

The Slavs, ancestors of the Slovaks, arrived in the area in the 5th or 6th century. After WW II and the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Slovaks and Czechs created a mutual state, Czechoslovakia, until Slovakia became an independent state in 1993 and Czechoslovakia was dissolved peacefully.

Slovakia Demographics

The 2011 census found that most residents are Slovaks (80.7%), with Hungarians representing the second-largest ethnic group (8.5%). Other groups include Roma (2%), Czechs (0.6%), and Rusyns (0.6%), although unofficial estimates put the Roma population at 9%. Prior to World War II, there were 135,000 Jews in the country. Today, there are just 2,300 Jews in Slovakia.

62% of Slovaks are Roman Catholics, followed by Protestants (5.9%), Greek Catholics (3.8%), Orthodox (0.9%), and atheist (13.4%).

Slovakia Population in 2018Source: Marc Ryckaert (MJJR)

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

Slovakia Population Growth

Slovakia is currently growing at a rate of just 0.2% per year. A recent Gallup poll in May 2014 fond that, if immigration were unregulated and all Slovaks who wish to move abroad did, while all foreigners who wanted to live in Slovakia moved to the country, the population would still drop by 14%.

About Slovakia

Official NameSlovak Republic
Languages SpokenSlovak
BordersAUT, CZE, HUN, POL, UKR
Is LandlockedYes
Latitude/Longitude48.6666666619.5
Currencies UsedEUR

Slovakia Population Density

Name Population
Bratislava423,737
Kosice236,563
Presov94,718
Nitra86,329
Zilina85,985
Banska Bystrica82,336
Trnava69,785
Martin60,817
Trencin58,278
Poprad57,431
Prievidza52,987
Zvolen44,502
Povazska Bystrica43,936
Nove Zamky42,044
Michalovce40,360
Spisska Nova Ves39,195
Levice37,574
Komarno36,279
Humenne35,367
Bardejov34,209
Liptovsky Mikulas33,509
Ruzomberok30,806
Piestany30,000
Lucenec28,159
Cadca27,281
Dubnica nad Vahom26,617
Rimavska Sobota25,235
Sellye24,513
Partizanske24,370
Hlohovec23,930
Dunajska Streda23,639
Vranov nad Topl'ou23,246
Brezno23,055
Trebisov22,947
Snina22,221
Senica21,741
Nove Mesto nad Vahom21,527
Kezmarok21,391
Pezinok21,343
Banovce nad Bebravou21,328
Dolny Kubin20,401
Ziar nad Hronom19,392
Roznava19,261
Puchov18,833
Handlova18,018
Malacky17,773
Kysucke Nove Mesto16,558
Galanta16,365
Stara L'ubovna16,000
Zlate Moravce15,618
Detva15,020
Skalica15,013
Senec14,673
Levoca14,511
Revuca13,466
Myjava13,142
Velky Krtis12,608
Svidnik12,428
Nova Dubnica12,358
Sabinov12,290
Samorin12,143
Sturovo11,708
Bytca11,550
Holic11,416
Stropkov10,874
Banska Stiavnica10,874
Kolarovo10,823
Surany10,491
Stara Tura10,291
Fil'akovo10,198
Tvrdosin9,544
Moldava nad Bodvou9,525
Vrable9,493
Velky Meder9,113
Krompachy8,812
Modra8,536
Hrinova8,289
Liptovsky Hradok8,232
Hurbanovo8,153
Namestovo8,135
Stupava8,063
Sahy8,061
Chlmec8,031
Krupina7,991
Turzovka7,854
Secovce7,819
Zeliezovce7,522
Nova Bana7,505
Trstena7,461
Svit7,445
Vrutky7,298
Medzilaborce6,741
Zarnovica6,596
Gelnica6,404
Rajec6,400
Sobrance6,262
Vrbove6,249
Ivanka pri Dunaji6,245
Spisska Bela6,136
Nemsova6,136
Lipany6,130
Poltar6,099
Sladkovicovo6,078
Kremnica5,822
Brezova pod Bradlom5,567
Bratislava - Vajnory5,484
Ilava5,411
Gabcikovo5,343
Cierny Balog5,234
Gbely5,223
Bojnice5,006

Slovakia Population Clock

What is the population of Slovakia (as of 11/15/2017)?5,448,214
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)5,447,662
Births Per Day31
Deaths Per Day30
Net Migrations Per Day 3
Net Change Per Day 4
Population Change Since January 1st1,276

Slovakia Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 10.42 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 10.171 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate 0.184 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 76.646 years
Male Life Expectancy 72.963 years
Female Life Expectancy 80.24 years
Total Fertility Rate 1.43 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.695 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 4.401 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 5.423 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 30.096 years
Rate of Natural Increase 0.149
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 2.364%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 3.249%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.437%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 11.981%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 16.852%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 6.972%
Median Age (Total) 40.1 years
Median Age (Female) 41.9 years
Median Age (Male) 38.4 years

Slovakia Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20175,447,66248.61%51.39%1110.08%
20155,439,31848.60%51.40%1110.13%
20105,404,29448.50%51.50%1100.02%
20055,398,96348.48%51.52%110-0.00%
20005,399,21148.56%51.44%1100.09%
19955,375,47048.66%51.34%1100.33%
19905,288,45448.81%51.19%1080.47%
19855,166,79848.97%51.03%1050.67%
19804,996,73149.13%50.87%1021.01%
19754,752,54049.22%50.78%970.92%
19704,538,84149.33%50.67%930.70%
19654,383,45249.43%50.57%891.15%
19604,140,12949.36%50.64%841.65%
19553,815,40249.05%50.95%782.11%
19503,436,57348.48%51.52%700.00%

Slovakia Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20205,451,40048.61%51.39%1110.00%
20255,437,85048.60%51.40%111-0.05%
20305,387,45848.58%51.42%110-0.19%
20355,300,58648.57%51.43%108-0.32%
20405,192,52148.59%51.41%106-0.41%
20455,078,83548.66%51.34%104-0.44%
20504,964,54248.77%51.23%101-0.45%
20554,846,43148.87%51.13%99-0.48%
20604,718,34348.98%51.02%96-0.53%
20654,577,32649.09%50.91%93-0.61%
20704,429,95049.21%50.79%90-0.65%
20754,288,96349.35%50.65%87-0.64%
20804,165,69149.50%50.50%85-0.58%
20854,063,98949.64%50.36%83-0.49%
20903,979,42549.75%50.25%81-0.42%
20953,904,73849.81%50.19%80-0.38%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer