Turkey Population 2017

80,440,638

Turkey is officially known as the Republic of Turkey. It is a transcontinental country that includes Anatolia in western Asia and East Thrace in southern Europe. It is bordered by eight countries. Along its northwest border lies Bulgaria, towards its west is Greece, and to its northeast is Georgia. Three countries border the eastern side of Turkey, namely Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan, Iran and Armenia. On the southeast border lie Syria and Iraq, and finally the Aegean Sea and Mediterranean Sea share its south border.

The current population of Turkey is estimated at 75.8 million, and increase from 2013’s estimate of 75.5 million, of which the male population is approximately 49.1% of the total population and the female population is 50.9% of the population. The population continues to increase at a steady rate with almost 3600 births every day, while the death rate compared to this is significantly low at 1224 deaths per day. This implies a net steady increase in Turkey’s population – and it has increased by more than 150 percent over the years. The growth rate remains around 1.29% per year.

Turkey Population History

In 1960, Turkey had a total population of 28.16 million people, and this number continues to gradually increase. In 1970, its population reached 35.46 million, and in 1980, it increased even more to become 44.11 million. In 1990, it rose to 54.13 million and then increased to 63.63 million by the year 2000. In 2010, the population was estimated to be 72.75 million, and now it is over 76 million. These statistical analyses show that without any fall or breakage the country’s population kept growing from the 19th century till now.

Life Expectancy

Life expectancy in Turkey has also grown from an average of 48.27 years in 1960 to 73.94 years in 2011. After the year 1970, life expectancy statistics show a steeper slope in its rate increase.

Demographics

The population density of Turkey is 98 people per kilometer square. The population is mainly comprised of the Turkish people, who make up 75% of the total population, while Kurdish make up 18%. Other ethnic groups take up the remaining 17% of the total population. The languages spoken by the majority are Turkish and Kurdish, while minority groups speak other languages. The main religion, followed by 99.8% of the population, is Islam, while other religions are followed by the minute .02% of the population.

The literacy rate of the population is fairly high - about 87%. The male literacy rate is almost 95%, while the female literacy rate is almost 79%. Almost 70% of the total population live in urban areas. The rate of urbanization is 1.7% per year. The total fertility rate is around 2.13 children born/woman.

The population is fairly young with almost 27% ranging from 0 to 14 years of age, while 67% are 15 to 64 years old. Only around 6% are above 64 years of age. The largest city in Turkey is Istanbul, which has a total of 10.38 million people. The second largest city is Ankara, which is also the capital and has almost 3.86 million in population. There are many other major cities in Turkey, but the most important and heavily populated ones include Izmir with 2.67 million, Bursa with 1.559 million and Adana with 1.339 million population.

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

Turkey Population Growth

The future population of Turkey is most likely to increase with the longer life expectancy and the low death rate. Also, the fertility rate is fairly good. Migration does play a role in lowering the population, but it is small enough to be ignored when looking at the net increase. The population growth rate is neither too high nor too low. With the growth rate of almost 1.2%, Turkey’s population will no doubt increase to a much larger number in the coming years.

About Turkey

Official NameRepublic of Turkey
Languages SpokenTurkish
BordersARM, AZE, BGR, GEO, GRC, IRN, IRQ, SYR
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude3935
Currencies UsedTRY

Turkey Population Density

Name Population
Dikili14,125
Gonen14,137
Yesilhisar14,354
Caykara14,398
Demre14,420
Baskale14,516
Tonya14,544
Siran14,692
Gumushacikoy14,734
Cayiralan14,734
Akcadag14,788
Dogansehir14,794
Buldan14,811
Pamukova14,885
Demre15,000
Espiye15,058
Kocaali15,076
Foca15,189
Bigadic15,242
Kadinhani15,301
Hizan15,302
Solhan15,303
Askale15,462
Caglayancerit15,530
Ezine15,677
Osmaneli15,708
Senirkent15,919
Baskil15,922
Sarigerme16,000
Arsin16,148
Arhavi16,217
Lice16,336
Turgutreis16,490
Mucur16,522
Elmali16,587
Urgub16,642
Korgan16,733
Serinyol16,753
Bayindir16,850
Gemerek16,916
Ermenek16,986
Hilvan16,990
Horasan17,067
Banaz17,080
Tirebolu17,124
Serinhisar17,169
Tekkekoy17,226
Egirdir17,228
Kemer17,300
Taskopru17,491
Denizciler17,495
Hopa17,519
Dursunbey17,532
Cerkes17,802
Kizilcahamam17,975
Diyadin18,172
Gazipasa18,371
Incirliova18,572
Varto18,691
Eleskirt18,769
Gurgentepe18,771
Saraykoy18,937
Semdinli18,978
Yatagan19,020
Nallihan19,106
Tasova19,253
Dalaman19,292
Catalca19,316
Bahce19,566
Seferhisar19,596
Ortaca19,741
Yomra19,770
Hayrabolu19,793
Iskilip19,829
Tekirova20,000
Surmene20,039
Emirdag20,063
Hadim20,110
Belen20,113
Geyve20,199
Darende20,388
Korkuteli20,465
Karacoban20,467
Dargecit20,793
Alapli20,890
Cermik20,975
Ardahan21,020
Hacilar21,167
Cesme21,316
Cine21,327
Demirci21,378
Havza21,500
Bozova21,502
Tepecik21,699
Caycuma21,773
Menderes21,965
Gediz22,058
Iznik22,230
Genc22,493
Erdek22,678
Idil22,960
Kovancilar22,976
Akdagmadeni23,048
Mudanya23,161
Oltu23,504
Sarikamis23,665
Ferizli23,740
Sarkisla23,800
Emet23,812
Pazarcik23,850
Kelkit23,870
Kazan23,889
Tosya24,013
Mahmutlar24,227
Artvin24,266
Gursu24,510
Pasinler24,553
Cayeli24,556
Devrek24,559
Susurluk24,816
Yahyali25,019
Akyazi25,068
Vezirkopru25,155
Kagizman25,157
Gelibolu25,178
Sapanca25,224
Elmadag25,394
Susehri25,820
Guroymak25,826
Didim26,000
Malazgirt26,108
Can26,201
Erzin26,316
Kulp26,569
Babaeski26,724
Alaca27,019
Kirkagac27,053
Ilgin27,423
Malkara27,427
Boyabat27,717
Golbasi28,078
Terme28,397
Bozyazi28,456
Gerede28,582
Kaman28,605
Yenisehir28,656
Yakuplu28,811
Tunceli29,062
Selcuk29,101
Bucak29,234
Gurpinar29,411
Kozluk29,502
Karakocan29,735
Arakli29,917
Beykonak30,339
Gorele30,381
Kemalpasa30,411
Karamursel30,525
Biga30,852
Mimarsinan31,002
Kula31,100
Ortakoy31,144
Bayburt31,258
Bulanik31,430
Ceylanpinar31,488
Imamoglu31,916
Of31,951
Yesilli32,072
Akcakale32,114
Kurtalan32,114
Kumru32,174
Gumushkhane32,250
Bor32,435
Sarkikaraagac32,771
Marmaris33,731
Cay34,215
Goksun34,243
Sinop34,834
Simav34,909
Akcakoca35,151
Ayvalik35,193
Safranbolu35,242
Hendek35,257
Yerkoy35,294
Dinar35,359
Hinis35,472
Develi35,868
Kestel36,185
Osmancik36,443
Uzunkoeprue36,470
Bulancak36,863
Talas36,890
Serik36,925
Besikduzu36,987
Bartin37,427
Sungurlu37,526
Vakfikebir37,728
Burhaniye38,083
Beypazari38,769
Yalvac39,145
Bodrum39,317
Karasu39,508
Cimin39,591
Afsin39,613
Bilecik40,285
Gonen40,763
Edremit40,777
Besni41,892
Sandikli42,981
Milas43,193
Sereflikochisar44,101
Karacabey44,256
Birecik44,284
Beysehir44,460
Kesan44,644
Aliaga44,883
Akcaabat45,105
Urla45,199
Cumra45,657
Bitlis46,111
Erdemli46,570
Suruc46,694
Kulu47,037
Tire47,220
Sebinkarahisar47,360
Suluova47,572
Alasehir48,147
Mugla48,183
Mut49,397
Karapinar49,509
Keskin49,679
Niksar49,865
guengoeren merter50,000
merter keresteciler50,000
Torbali50,303
Carsamba50,459
Kavakli50,502
Merzifon50,658
Seydisehir51,089
Orhangazi51,792
Tavsanli52,182
Erbaa52,185
Ergani52,684
Sirnak52,743
Adilcevaz52,781
Silivri53,167
Menemen53,489
Bozuyuk55,365
Eminoenue55,548
Zile55,680
Bolvadin55,870
Geulzuk56,189
Dortyol56,513
Reyhanli56,995
Anamur57,128
Bergama57,200
Duzce57,739
Kirklareli58,223
Fethiye60,437
Kirikhan60,916
Cubuk62,602
Sorgun62,862
Kusadasi63,177
Aksehir64,446
Ahlat64,695
Soma65,934
Silvan65,956
Burdur66,158
OEdemis67,153
Ardesen67,965
Soeke68,230
Dogubayazit70,171
Kadirli70,248
Kastamonu70,402
Gemlik71,063
Yalova71,289
Mardin71,373
Khanjarah71,379
Yuksekova71,729
Kahta73,105
Tatvan73,222
Belek73,260
Bismil74,493
Silopi74,798
Silifke75,315
Nevsehir75,527
Midyat76,268
Kars77,486
UEnye77,585
Hakkari77,699
Elbistan80,456
Bingol80,568
Cizre80,992
Fatsa82,160
Kilis82,301
Nizip82,308
Mus82,536
Amasya82,896
Cerkezkoey84,234
Akhisar84,659
Patnos87,451
Canakkale87,791
Yozgat87,881
Kozan88,115
Eregli88,848
Salihli88,906
Nusaybin88,977
Korfez90,580
Luleburgaz90,899
Nigde91,039
Ercis91,915
Agri92,022
Eregli92,117
Rize92,772
Bafra92,944
Polatli93,262
Kirsehir94,336
Ceyhan96,303
Bolu96,629
Karabuk97,481
Giresun98,864
Manavgat99,254
Zonguldak100,229
Mustafakemalpasa101,412
Turgutlu103,292
Bandirma107,631
Turhal110,884
Alanya112,969
Erzincan114,027
Siirt114,034
Ordu116,788
Nazilli119,370
Karaman120,399
Tekirdag122,287
Beylikduezue122,452
Edirne126,470
Tokat129,702
Inegol133,959
Afyonkarahisar146,136
Kiziltepe150,174
Aksaray152,201
Usak152,862
Viransehir154,163
Iskenderun159,965
Aydin163,022
Bueyuekcekmece163,140
Siverek175,341
Corum183,418
Kutahya185,008
Basaksehir193,750
Izmit196,571
Corlu202,578
Osmaniye202,837
Antakya210,000
Kirikkale211,138
Esenyurt211,330
Adiyaman223,744
Balikesir238,151
Sancaktepe241,000
Manisa243,971
Trabzon244,083
Tarsus256,482
Sivas264,022
Gebze281,436
Sultanbeyli286,622
Adapazari286,787
Zeytinburnu288,743
Elazig298,004
Batikent300,000
Denizli313,238
Sisli314,684
Atasehir361,615
Van371,713
Kahramanmaras376,045
Batman381,990
Samsun394,050
Erzurum420,691
Maltepe427,040
Sultangazi436,935
Malatya441,805
Sanliurfa449,549
Karabaglar458,000
Eskisehir514,869
Esenler520,235
Mercin537,842
Umraniye573,265
Bahcelievler576,799
UEskuedar582,666
Kayseri592,840
Diyarbakir644,763
Bagcilar724,270
Antalya758,188
Cankaya792,189
Konya875,530
Gaziantep1,065,975
Adana1,248,988
Bursa1,412,701
Izmir2,500,603
Ankara3,517,182
Istanbul11,174,257

Turkey Population Clock

What is the population of Turkey (as of 10/16/2017)?80,440,638
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)80,417,526
Births Per Day697
Deaths Per Day253
Net Migrations Per Day -230
Net Change Per Day 214
Population Change Since January 1st61,846

Turkey Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 15.9 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 5.764 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -1.044 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 76.06 years
Male Life Expectancy 72.845 years
Female Life Expectancy 79.204 years
Total Fertility Rate 2.015 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.951 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 10.13 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 15.112 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.384 years
Rate of Natural Increase 9.967
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 5.279%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 6.625%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 3.892%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 12.057%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 15.524%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 8.621%
Median Age (Total) 30.5 years
Median Age (Female) 31 years
Median Age (Male) 30.1 years

Turkey Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
201780,417,52649.16%50.84%1040.83%
201578,665,83049.16%50.84%1021.21%
201072,310,41649.13%50.87%941.65%
200567,860,61749.17%50.83%881.24%
200063,240,15749.20%50.80%821.48%
199558,522,32049.25%50.75%761.58%
199053,994,60549.33%50.67%701.68%
198549,178,07949.39%50.61%642.03%
198043,905,79049.55%50.45%572.32%
197539,185,63749.63%50.37%512.31%
197034,772,03149.60%50.40%452.38%
196531,000,16749.69%50.31%402.29%
196027,553,28049.83%50.17%362.42%
195524,253,20050.02%49.98%322.62%
195021,238,49650.28%49.72%282.64%

Turkey Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
202082,255,78249.15%50.85%1070.67%
202584,861,84949.14%50.86%1100.64%
203087,716,94349.15%50.85%1140.65%
203590,461,15949.20%50.80%1180.55%
204092,744,02549.26%50.74%1210.43%
204594,544,31549.35%50.65%1230.31%
205095,819,42849.46%50.54%1250.20%
205596,588,42449.58%50.42%1260.10%
206096,856,11549.69%50.31%126-0.01%
206596,649,88749.80%50.20%126-0.10%
207096,043,43149.89%50.11%125-0.17%
207595,121,46849.98%50.02%124-0.23%
208093,972,53150.06%49.94%122-0.27%
208592,653,69550.11%49.89%120-0.30%
209091,196,91050.16%49.84%118-0.34%
209589,620,00450.18%49.82%116-0.36%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations