Slovakia Population 2017

5,432,452

Slovakia has an estimated population of 5.4 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 2017Source: 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
Bojnice5,006
Gbely5,223
Cierny Balog5,234
Gabcikovo5,343
Ilava5,411
Bratislava - Vajnory5,484
Brezova pod Bradlom5,567
Kremnica5,822
Sladkovicovo6,078
Poltar6,099
Lipany6,130
Nemsova6,136
Spisska Bela6,136
Ivanka pri Dunaji6,245
Vrbove6,249
Sobrance6,262
Rajec6,400
Gelnica6,404
Zarnovica6,596
Medzilaborce6,741
Vrutky7,298
Svit7,445
Trstena7,461
Nova Bana7,505
Zeliezovce7,522
Secovce7,819
Turzovka7,854
Krupina7,991
Chlmec8,031
Sahy8,061
Stupava8,063
Namestovo8,135
Hurbanovo8,153
Liptovsky Hradok8,232
Hrinova8,289
Modra8,536
Krompachy8,812
Velky Meder9,113
Vrable9,493
Moldava nad Bodvou9,525
Tvrdosin9,544
Banska Stiavnica10,191
Fil'akovo10,198
Stara Tura10,291
Surany10,491
Kolarovo10,823
Stropkov10,874
Bytca11,279
Holic11,416
Sturovo11,708
Samorin12,143
Sabinov12,290
Nova Dubnica12,358
Svidnik12,428
Velky Krtis12,608
Myjava13,142
Revuca13,466
Levoca14,511
Senec14,673
Skalica15,013
Detva15,020
Zlate Moravce15,618
Stara L'ubovna16,000
Galanta16,365
Kysucke Nove Mesto16,558
Malacky17,773
Handlova18,018
Puchov18,833
Banovce nad Bebravou18,933
Roznava19,261
Ziar nad Hronom19,392
Dolny Kubin20,401
Brezno21,331
Pezinok21,343
Kezmarok21,391
Nove Mesto nad Vahom21,527
Senica21,741
Snina22,221
Trebisov22,947
Vranov nad Topl'ou23,246
Dunajska Streda23,639
Hlohovec23,930
Partizanske24,370
Sellye24,513
Cadca24,670
Rimavska Sobota25,235
Dubnica nad Vahom26,617
Lucenec28,159
Piestany30,000
Ruzomberok30,806
Bardejov33,060
Liptovsky Mikulas33,509
Humenne35,367
Komarno36,279
Levice37,574
Spisska Nova Ves39,195
Michalovce40,360
Nove Zamky42,044
Povazska Bystrica43,936
Zvolen44,502
Prievidza52,987
Poprad57,431
Trencin58,278
Martin60,817
Trnava69,785
Banska Bystrica82,336
Zilina85,985
Nitra86,329
Presov94,718
Kosice236,563
Bratislava423,737

Slovakia Population Clock

What is the population of Slovakia (as of September 13, 2017)?5,432,452
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)5432156
Births Per Day31
Deaths Per Day30
Net Migrations Per Day 3
Net Change Per Day 4
Population Change Since January 1st1,020

Slovakia Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 10.42 births/thousand172
Crude Death Rate 10.171 deaths/thousand39
Crude Net Migration Rate 0.184 people/thousand66
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 76.646 years65
Male Life Expectancy 72.963 years78
Female Life Expectancy 80.24 years58
Total Fertility Rate 1.43 children/woman188
Net Reproduction Rate 0.695 surviving daughters/woman184
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female87
Infant Mortality Rate 4.401 deaths/1,000 live births159
Under Five Mortality 5.423 deaths/thousand159
Mean Age at Childbearing 30.096 years60
Rate of Natural Increase 0.149 178
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 2.364 %47
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 3.249 %50
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.437 %39
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 11.981 %71
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 16.852 %81
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 6.972 %55
Crude Suicide Rate 12.6 suicides/thousand48
Median Age (Total) 40.1 years45
Median Age (Female) 41.9 years43
Median Age (Male) 38.4 years47

Slovakia Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20175,432,15648.469%51.531%112950.04%118
20155,426,25848.471%51.529%112960.06%116
20105,406,89648.478%51.522%112940.08%113
20055,385,19148.495%51.505%111910.05%108
20005,386,06548.576%51.424%112860%102
19955,362,95048.687%51.313%111840.17%101
19905,277,70948.839%51.161%109800.39%99
19855,157,95949.006%50.994%107780.53%95
19804,988,65449.168%50.832%103750.81%95
19754,744,48249.26%50.74%98731.03%92
19704,531,87449.363%50.637%94700.8%88
19654,378,61349.466%50.534%91690.78%85
19604,137,22449.395%50.605%86661.34%82
19553,812,69649.086%50.914%79661.85%82
19503,436,57448.476%51.524%71692.11%81

Slovakia Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20205,435,29748.463%51.537%11397-0.03%119
20255,414,04348.438%51.562%11299-0.16%122
20305,352,97648.403%51.597%111105-0.32%124
20355,254,58348.369%51.631%109111-0.43%128
20405,136,04948.375%51.625%106115-0.48%130
20455,013,46848.432%51.568%104114-0.49%130
20504,891,89648.52%51.48%101120-0.5%131
20554,766,04548.623%51.377%99124-0.56%131
20604,627,95548.738%51.262%96129-0.64%132
20654,477,08548.883%51.117%93130-0.7%131
20704,322,12549.06%50.94%89136-0.7%133
20754,178,16749.266%50.734%86141-0.63%133
20804,055,97049.476%50.524%84141-0.53%134
20853,957,57749.656%50.344%82142-0.44%134
20903,875,90549.789%50.211%80144-0.39%134
20953,802,81749.874%50.126%79144-0.37%134
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations