Ukraine Population 2017

44,124,442

Ukraine is part of Eastern Europe. It shares borders with the Russian Federation to the east and northeast, and with Belarus towards the northwest border. Hungary, Slovakia and Poland are to its west; Romania and Moldova share its southwest border; and the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea are to its south and southeast borders. The entire country constitutes a total land area of 603,628 Km2. This makes Ukraine by far the biggest country in the whole of Europe.

Ukraine is a unitary state comprised of 24 provinces. It also has the Crimean Peninsula and 2 cities with very special status. These cities are Kiev and the capital of the country, Sevastopol.

Sevastopol is located on the Black Sea coast of the Crimean Peninsula. It is the largest port in Ukraine. (The first was Port of Odesa.) The city houses the vast population of 342,451 people, which was calculated in the 2001 consensus. The city lies on an area of 864 Km2 which is about 0.14% of the whole country.

The people in Ukraine are known to be from several religious affiliations. These include the most common ones - the Kiev Patriarchy Orthodox Church, the Moscow Patriarchate Orthodox Church, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, Protestant churches, the Roman Catholic Church, Islam, and Jewish - and some other minority religions as well.

The total population in Ukraine is estimated to be 44.22 million in 2017, down from 45.55 million in 2013. This figure makes it the 31st most-populated country in the world. The population growth rate, as of 2012, is estimated to be -3.1%. The negative growth rate indicates a decline in the population.

Ukraine Population History

The population of Ukraine has undergone a major crisis since the 1990s. This is mainly because of the high death rate and a very low birth rate. The country’s population is shrinking by over 150,000 people every year. However, things have changed a little since the year 2000. The birth rate, which was previously very low, has risen recently and now is comparable to that of the European average. However, it still needs to increase by 50% more in order for the population to stabilize.

Ukraine Life Expectancy

The life expectancy rate in Ukraine is very low compared to that of the rest of the world. The infant mortality rate has been decreasing in recent years. It reached 9 deaths per 1000 infants in 2011 and was at 8.5 deaths per 1000 infants in 2012 according to the latest statistics. Life expectancy at birth has been increasing, which is a good sign since the population has had a very high death rate in the past few years. In 2011, the results of the official Ukraine census stated a life expectancy of 71.22 years, an increase from what it was in the past. The life expectancy for the male population was calculated to be 65.98 years, whereas it was 75.88 years for the female population.

The fertility rate has been rising as well. With an estimated value of 1.08 children per woman, the rate has risen to 1.46 children per woman - a good sign as it adds to the growth rate of the comparatively low population.

Ukraine Demographics

Ukrainians make up almost 77.8% of the total population, while Russians take the second spot with almost 17% of the population. Other minorities include Bella Russians 0.6%, Bulgarians 0.4%, Hungarians 0.3%, Crimean Tatars 0.5%, while Romanians and Poles both are 0.3% and Jewish residents make up 0.2% of the total population. Other minorities present are 1.8%.

The major language is Ukrainian, spoken by 67% of the population, while the second most common language is Russian, spoken by 24% of the total population. The remaining 9% is comprised of various other languages.

The literacy rate is excellent - 99.7%. The male literacy rate is 99.8%, while the female literacy rate is 99.6%. The fertility rate, however, is fairly low: 1.29 children born/woman. The death rate of almost 15 deaths/1000 persons is higher than the birth rate, which is almost 9.59 births/1000 population.

Almost 14% of the population is ages 0-14, while 12% is 15-24 years of age. And 57% of the population is 25-64 years of age, while 15% is 65 years and over.

Ukraine Population in 2018Source: Tiia Monto

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

Ukraine Population Growth

Ukraine has a negative population growth rate of -0.4%, which is very low. The death rate of 15 deaths per 1000 compared to 9.59 births per 1000 explains much about the growth rate. Moreover, the low fertility rate (that is, 1.29 children per woman) contributes to this low population growth rate. The population of Ukraine has shown a marked decrease over the years due to these very factors and will continue to decrease if the growth rate remains as such.

About Ukraine

Official NameUkraine
Languages SpokenRussian, Ukrainian
BordersBLR, HUN, MDA, POL, ROU, RUS, SVK
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude4932
Currencies UsedUAH

Ukraine Population Density

Name Population
Kiev2,797,553
Kharkiv1,430,885
Dnipropetrovsk1,032,822
Donetsk1,024,700
Odessa1,001,558
Zaporizhzhya796,217
L'viv717,803
Kryvyi Rih652,380
Mykolayiv510,840
Mariupol481,626
Luhansk452,000
Khmel'nyts'kyy398,346
Sevastopol379,200
Makiyivka376,610
Simferopol358,108
Vinnytsya352,115
Kherson320,477
Poltava317,847
Chernihiv307,684
Cherkasy297,568
Sumy294,456
Zhytomyr282,192
Horlivka278,550
Rivne255,106
Kirovohrad249,454
Dniprodzerzhyns'k248,575
Chernivtsi236,250
Ternopil'235,676
Kremenchuk227,494
Luts'k213,661
Ivano-Frankivs'k204,200
Bila Tserkva199,163
Kramators'k173,700
Melitopol'158,000
Kerch152,195
Nikopol'130,500
Syevyerodonets'k130,000
Sloviansk124,800
Berdyans'k118,284
Uzhhorod117,878
Alchevs'k116,000
Pavlohrad115,932
Lysychans'k111,600
Yevpatoriya105,223
Yenakiyeve104,101
Oleksandriya103,000
Kamieniec Podolski100,000
Konotop91,798
Kostyantynivka91,259
Krasnyy Luch90,005
Brovary88,506
Uman'87,658
Berdychiv86,250
Shostka85,432
Stakhanov84,425
Chervonohrad83,000
Izmayil82,485
Mukacheve81,633
Artemivs'k80,500
Yalta79,509
Drohobych79,406
Nizhyn75,499
Novomoskovs'k73,100
Nyzhn'ohirs'kyy72,534
Feodosiya72,052
Shakhtars'k71,700
Pervomays'k70,746
Krasnoarmiys'k68,263
Torez68,037
Sverdlovs'k68,000
Kalush67,698
Smila67,530
Kovel'66,400
Korosten'65,000
Khartsyz'k64,000
Rubizhne62,993
Pryluky62,823
Druzhkivka62,315
Lozova62,311
Kolomyya61,781
Antratsyt61,600
Stryi61,404
Novovolyns'k57,800
Novohrad-Volyns'kyy55,925
Energodar55,800
Snizhne55,587
Boryspil'55,000
Illichivs'k54,102
Izyum53,778
Roven'ky53,600
Lubny52,600
Bryanka51,921
Komsomolsk51,740
Zhovti Vody51,559
Fastiv51,143
Nova Kakhovka50,672
Marhanets'50,443
Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy50,201
Okhtyrka49,818
Dymytrov49,646
Krasnodon49,352
Romny48,570
Svitlovods'k47,946
Shepetivka46,419
Bucha42,279
Voznesensk42,248
Dzerzhyns'k41,758
Dzhankoy41,731
Pervomays'k41,480
Myrhorod41,377
Irpin40,789
Kotovs'k40,664
Kuznetsovs'k40,000
Kirovs'k40,000
Vasylkiv39,700
Yuzhnoukrains'k39,430
Volodymyr-Volyns'kyy38,256
Dubno37,690
Yasynuvata37,600
Kakhovka36,816
Boryslav36,704
Pereyaslav-Khmel'nyts'kyy36,527
Chuhuyiv36,519
Dobropillya35,977
Zhmerynka35,960
Avdiyivka35,826
Hlukhiv35,387
Sambir35,197
Tokmak34,926
Boyarka34,631
Dolyns'ka34,267
Starokostyantyniv33,897
Vyshneve33,183
Slavuta33,080
Netishyn33,063
Mohyliv-Podil's'kyy32,500
Kupjansk32,449
Synel'nykove31,900
Obukhiv31,557
Balakliya31,156
Krasnoperekops'k30,700
Kostopil'30,500
Alushta30,271
Debal'tseve30,200
Miskhor30,000
Pereval's'k29,220
Chortkiv28,855
Novoyavorivs'k28,807
Tsyurupyns'k28,800
Saky28,322
Znomenka28,318
Krasnyy Lyman28,200
Khmil'nyk28,136
Khust27,999
Zolotonosha27,722
Lebedyn27,695
Vynohradiv27,600
Sarny27,097
Malyn27,068
Truskavets26,600
Bakhchysaray26,525
Armyans'k26,000
Berehove25,741
Kaniv25,666
Molodohvardiys'k25,654
Kozyatyn25,645
Popasna25,442
Korostyshiv25,099
Slavutich25,000
Yuzhne25,000
Haysyn24,687
Selydove24,269
Krolevets'24,115
Dokuchayevs'k23,900
Volnovakha23,731
Zdolbuniv23,697
Merefa23,679
Kreminna23,538
Bakhmach23,379
Brody23,239
Yahotyn22,779
Hadyach22,667
Zolochiv22,608
Lyubotyn22,545
Polonne22,348
Vyshhorod22,080
Starobil's'k22,000
Kiliya21,754
Heniches'k21,663
Sokal'21,451
Krasnohrad21,426
Ladyzhyn21,393
Polohy21,380
Amvrosiyivka21,307
Kremenets'21,000
Kurakhovo20,700
Dolyna20,696
Piatykhatky20,459
Dniprorudne20,271
Nadvirna20,154
Stebnyk20,087
Putyvl'20,000
Balaklava20,000
Krasyliv19,815
Kivsharivka19,738
Reni19,719
Vovchans'k19,486
Vatutine19,407
Skadovs'k19,404
Derhachi19,322
Kalynivka19,315
Balta19,220
Zvenyhorodka19,161
Zuhres19,121
Korsun'-Shevchenkivs'kyy19,000
Lutuhyne18,830
Svatove18,770
Shpola18,689
Novoukrayinka18,633
Bilohirs'k18,091
Bilopillya17,824
Bohodukhiv17,818
Izyaslav17,758
Ilovays'k17,621
Rozdil'na17,615
Chervonopartyzans'k17,526
Skvyra17,452
Orikhiv17,287
Karlivka17,226
Pidhorodne17,103
Horodok17,086
Berezhani16,962
Bolhrad16,708
Bar16,641
Kivertsi16,509
Svalyava16,507
Bohuslav16,498
Hulyaypole16,442
Ovruch16,398
Tal'ne16,388
Ochakiv16,300
Tul'chyn16,136
Hola Prystan'16,102
Zmiyiv16,095
Pyryatyn16,089
Horodok15,993
Dunaivtsi15,836
Apostolove15,828
Komsomol's'ke15,825
Artsyz15,761
Novyy Buh15,646
Hayvoron15,526
Zhashkiv15,264
Radomyshl'15,252
Nosivka15,164
Horodyshche15,063
Vasylivka15,012
Beryslav14,880
Snihurivka14,873
Burshtyn14,729
Rakhiv14,674
Kamianka14,547
Novhorod-Sivers'kyy14,400
Tetiyiv14,388
Chasiv Yar14,360
Nyzhnya Krynka14,253
Ostroh14,251
Mykolayiv14,251
Koryukivka14,215
Khorol14,117
Khrystynivka14,056
Sudak13,956
Kotsyubyns'ke13,934
Sivers'k13,900
Prymors'k13,900
Shchastya13,800
Bilyayivka13,762
Ukrainka13,636
Horodnya13,601
Nova Odesa13,547
Rozhyshche13,280
Kaharlyk13,245
Mykhaylivka13,216
Terebovlya13,153
Nova Vodolaha13,112
Yavoriv13,008
Zhovkva12,973
Tarashcha12,952
Myronivka12,871
Mena12,766
Stanytsya Luhans'ka12,765
Zbarazh12,736
Novomyrhorod12,728
Uzyn12,726
Soledar12,662
Kotel'va12,660
Bashtanka12,657
Mala Vyska12,644
Hlobyne12,544
Hostomel'12,450
Ichnya12,417
Solonytsivka12,378
Yakymivka12,353
Barvinkove12,344
Svetlodarsk12,273
Baranovka12,220
Novoazovs'k12,200
Buchach12,082
Borodyanka12,069
Lokhvytsya11,950
Shchors11,857
Ovidiopol'11,818
Inkerman11,793
Rokytne11,726
Kobelyaky11,692
Scholkine11,677
Nemyriv11,633
Makariv11,594
Rodyns'ke11,550
Bobrovytsya11,544
Kostyantynivka11,540
Chyhyryn11,515
Mysove11,400
Buryn'11,400
Borzna11,363
Mospyne11,300
Zolochiv11,160
Hirs'ke11,046
Kamin'-Kashyrs'kyy11,042
Hrebinka11,017
Haspra11,000
Chornomors'ke11,000
Mostys'ka11,000
Vysokyy10,988
Borshchiv10,959
Shyroke10,920
Khotyn10,799
Novodnistrovs'k10,770
Illintsi10,770
Baryshivka10,762
Oleksandrivka10,687
Vesele10,683
Kalanchak10,673
Letychiv10,669
Bolekhiv10,590
Sartana10,543
Pomichna10,539
Tatarbunary10,396
Zin'kiv10,393
Pohrebyshche10,354
Chaplynka10,224
Khodoriv10,172
Ivankiv10,170
Valky10,099
Snyatyn10,089
Chernyakhiv10,082
Derazhnya10,058
Lyuboml'10,000
Mizhhir'ya10,000
Volovo10,000
Pokotylivka9,962
Radyvyliv9,928
Vuhlehirs'k9,926
Sokyryany9,877
Novooleksiyivka9,852
Zalishchyky9,749
Novopskov9,739
Staryy Krym9,725
Bilyts'ke9,718
Vradiyivka9,578
Andrushivka9,522
Velyka Lepetykha9,511
Novyy Svit9,488
Pustomyty9,434
Horodenka9,430
Tysmenytsya9,426
Lyubashivka9,426
Tyachiv9,422
Uspenka9,400
Bilozerka9,348
Reshetylivka9,336
Chervonaya Sloboda9,333
Semenivka9,320
Bezlyudivka9,294
Dubrovytsya9,285
Kodyma9,276
Irshava9,161
Berezivka9,128
Monastyryshche9,111
Ratne9,081
Kryzhopil'9,024
Kozova9,019
Pervomays'ke9,014
Chornobayivka8,954
Hlyboka8,942
Solotvyno8,931
Vylkove8,916
Petropavlivka8,912
Dubove8,902
Hlevakha8,835

Ukraine Population Clock

What is the population of Ukraine (as of 12/12/2017)?44,124,442
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)44,222,947
Births Per Day1,279
Deaths Per Day1,810
Net Migrations Per Day -66
Net Change Per Day -597
Population Change Since January 1st-206,562

Ukraine Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 10.532 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 14.908 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.539 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 71.886 years
Male Life Expectancy 66.862 years
Female Life Expectancy 76.756 years
Total Fertility Rate 1.543 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.736 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.063 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 7.513 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 8.937 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 27.848 years
Rate of Natural Increase -4.376
Median Age (Total) 40.4 years
Median Age (Female) 43.5 years
Median Age (Male) 37.2 years

Ukraine Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
201744,222,94746.23%53.77%7332-0.49%
201544,657,70446.21%53.79%7431-0.50%
201045,792,50146.16%53.84%7630-0.47%
200546,892,16346.38%53.62%7827-0.81%
200048,840,07446.55%53.45%8123-0.83%
199550,905,67746.62%53.38%8423-0.22%
199051,464,34846.50%53.50%85220.21%
198550,920,77846.17%53.83%84190.38%
198049,968,81245.93%54.07%83170.49%
197548,758,98745.71%54.29%81160.70%
197047,086,76145.47%54.53%78160.79%
196545,261,93545.06%54.94%75151.19%
196042,662,14944.61%55.39%71151.29%
195540,019,44943.78%56.22%66151.42%
195037,297,64842.92%57.08%62150.00%

Ukraine Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
202043,579,23446.25%53.75%72330.00%
202542,452,64746.27%53.73%7036-0.52%
203041,200,37446.27%53.73%6839-0.60%
203539,896,34046.30%53.70%6645-0.64%
204038,658,01346.40%53.60%6452-0.63%
204537,512,85146.57%53.43%6255-0.60%
205036,415,70246.79%53.21%6056-0.59%
205535,315,01347.02%52.98%5960-0.61%
206034,190,48547.26%52.74%5762-0.65%
206533,061,13047.51%52.49%5565-0.67%
207031,992,33047.83%52.17%5367-0.66%
207531,056,61748.19%51.81%5168-0.59%
208030,287,94048.56%51.44%5068-0.50%
208529,673,48148.86%51.14%4968-0.41%
209029,160,40649.08%50.92%4868-0.35%
209528,678,79249.21%50.79%4868-0.33%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer