Ukraine Population 2017

44,397,915

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 44,840,743 in 2014, 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 2017Source: 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.

Ukraine Population Density

Name Population
Solotvyno8,931
Gurzuf8,933
Hlyboka8,942
Chornobayivka8,954
Kozova9,019
Kryzhopil'9,024
Ratne9,081
Monastyryshche9,111
Berezivka9,128
Irshava9,161
Kodyma9,276
Mirnoye9,284
Dubrovytsya9,285
Bezlyudivka9,294
Semenivka9,320
Chervona Sloboda9,333
Reshetylivka9,336
Bilozerka9,348
Stary Krym9,370
Uspenka9,400
Tyachiv9,422
Tysmenytsya9,426
Lyubashivka9,426
Horodenka9,430
Pustomyty9,434
Novyy Svit9,488
Velyka Lepetykha9,511
Andrushivka9,522
Vradiyivka9,578
Bilyts'ke9,718
Novopskov9,739
Zalishchyky9,749
Gresovskiy9,835
Novooleksiyivka9,852
Sokyryany9,877
Vuhlehirs'k9,926
Radyvyliv9,928
Pokotylivka9,962
Volovo10,000
Lyuboml'10,000
Mizhhir'ya10,000
Derazhnya10,058
Chernyakhiv10,082
Snyatyn10,089
Valky10,099
Ivankiv10,170
Khodoriv10,172
Inkerman10,204
Chaplynka10,224
Oktyabr'skoye10,244
Gaspra10,310
Pohrebyshche10,354
Zin'kiv10,393
Tatarbunary10,396
Sovetskiy10,410
Pomichna10,539
Sartana10,543
Bolekhiv10,590
Shchyolkino10,593
Letychiv10,669
Kalanchak10,673
Vesele10,683
Oleksandrivka10,687
Baryshivka10,762
Novodnistrovs'k10,770
Illintsi10,770
Khotyn10,799
Shyroke10,920
Borshchiv10,959
Vysokyy10,988
Mostys'ka11,000
Hrebinka11,017
Chernomorskoye11,039
Kamin'-Kashyrs'kyy11,042
Hirs'ke11,046
Krasnogvardeyskoye11,134
Zolochiv11,160
Mospyne11,300
Borzna11,363
Buryn'11,400
Chyhyryn11,515
Kostyantynivka11,540
Bobrovytsya11,544
Rodyns'ke11,550
Makariv11,594
Nemyriv11,633
Kobelyaky11,692
Rokytne11,726
Ovidiopol'11,818
Shchors11,857
Lokhvytsya11,950
Borodyanka12,069
Buchach12,082
Novoazovs'k12,200
Baranovka12,220
Svetlodarsk12,273
Barvinkove12,344
Yakymivka12,353
Solonytsivka12,378
Ichnya12,417
Hostomel'12,450
Hlobyne12,544
Primorskiy12,560
Gvardeyskoye12,589
Mala Vyska12,644
Bashtanka12,657
Kotel'va12,660
Soledar12,662
Uzyn12,726
Novomyrhorod12,728
Zbarazh12,736
Stanytsya Luhans'ka12,765
Mena12,766
Myronivka12,871
Tarashcha12,952
Zhovkva12,973
Yavoriv13,008
Nova Vodolaha13,112
Terebovlya13,153
Mykhaylivka13,216
Kaharlyk13,245
Rozhyshche13,280
Nova Odesa13,547
Horodnya13,601
Ukrainka13,636
Bilyayivka13,762
Shchastya13,800
Prymors'k13,900
Sivers'k13,900
Kotsyubyns'ke13,934
Khrystynivka14,056
Khorol14,117
Koryukivka14,215
Mykolayiv14,251
Ostroh14,251
Nyzhnya Krynka14,253
Chasiv Yar14,360
Tetiyiv14,388
Novhorod-Sivers'kyy14,400
Kamianka14,547
Rakhiv14,674
Burshtyn14,729
Snihurivka14,873
Beryslav14,880
Vasylivka15,012
Horodyshche15,063
Nosivka15,164
Radomyshl'15,252
Zhashkiv15,264
Hayvoron15,526
Novyy Buh15,646
Artsyz15,761
Komsomol's'ke15,825
Apostolove15,828
Dunaivtsi15,836
Horodok15,993
Pyryatyn16,089
Zmiyiv16,095
Hola Prystan'16,102
Tul'chyn16,136
Ochakiv16,300
Tal'ne16,388
Ovruch16,398
Belogorsk16,428
Hulyaypole16,442
Bohuslav16,498
Svalyava16,507
Kivertsi16,509
Sudak16,597
Bar16,641
Bolhrad16,708
Berezhani16,962
Horodok17,086
Pidhorodne17,103
Karlivka17,226
Orikhiv17,287
Skvyra17,452
Chervonopartyzans'k17,526
Rozdil'na17,615
Ilovays'k17,621
Izyaslav17,758
Bohodukhiv17,818
Bilopillya17,824
Novoukrayinka18,633
Balaklava18,649
Shpola18,689
Svatove18,770
Lutuhyne18,830
Korsun'-Shevchenkivs'kyy19,000
Zuhres19,121
Zvenyhorodka19,161
Balta19,220
Kalynivka19,315
Derhachi19,322
Skadovs'k19,404
Vatutine19,407
Vovchans'k19,486
Reni19,719
Kivsharivka19,738
Krasyliv19,815
Putyvl'20,000
Stebnyk20,087
Nadvirna20,154
Dniprorudne20,271
Piatykhatky20,459
Dolyna20,696
Kurakhovo20,700
Kremenets'21,000
Amvrosiyivka21,307
Polohy21,380
Ladyzhyn21,393
Krasnohrad21,426
Sokal'21,451
Heniches'k21,663
Kiliya21,754
Starobil's'k22,000
Vyshhorod22,080
Polonne22,348
Lyubotyn22,545
Zolochiv22,608
Hadyach22,667
Yahotyn22,779
Brody23,239
Bakhmach23,379
Kreminna23,538
Merefa23,679
Zdolbuniv23,697
Volnovakha23,731
Dokuchayevs'k23,900
Krolevets'24,115
Selydove24,269
Armyansk24,442
Haysyn24,687
Slavutych25,000
Yuzhne25,000
Korostyshiv25,099
Popasna25,442
Kozyatyn25,645
Molodohvardiys'k25,654
Kaniv25,666
Berehove25,741
Truskavets'26,600
Malyn27,068
Sarny27,097
Bakhchisaray27,351
Vynohradiv27,600
Lebedyn27,695
Zolotonosha27,722
Khust27,999
Khmil'nyk28,136
Krasnyy Lyman28,200
Znomenka28,318
Saki28,322
Tsyurupyns'k28,800
Novoyavorivs'k28,807
Chortkiv28,855
Pereval's'k29,220
Alushta29,586
Debal'tseve30,200
Kostopil'30,500
Krasnoperekops'k30,700
Balakliya31,156
Obukhiv31,557
Synel'nykove31,900
Kupjansk32,449
Mohyliv-Podil's'kyy32,500
Netishyn33,063
Slavuta33,080
Vyshneve33,183
Starokostyantyniv33,897
Dolyns'ka34,267
Boyarka34,631
Tokmak34,926
Sambir35,197
Hlukhiv35,387
Avdiyivka35,826
Zhmerynka35,960
Dobropillya35,977
Chuhuyiv36,519
Pereyaslav-Khmel'nyts'kyy36,527
Boryslav36,704
Kakhovka36,816
Yasynuvata37,600
Dubno37,690
Volodymyr-Volyns'kyy38,256
Yuzhnoukrains'k39,430
Vasylkiv39,700
Kirovs'k40,000
Kuznetsovs'k40,000
Kotovs'k40,664
Irpin40,789
Myrhorod41,377
Pervomays'k41,480
Dzhankoy41,731
Dzerzhyns'k41,758
Voznesensk42,248
Bucha42,279
Shepetivka46,419
Svitlovods'k47,946
Romny48,570
Krasnodon49,352
Dymytrov49,646
Okhtyrka49,818
Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy50,201
Marhanets'50,443
Nova Kakhovka50,672
Fastiv51,143
Zhovti Vody51,559
Komsomolsk51,740
Bryanka51,921
Lubny52,600
Roven'ky53,600
Izyum53,778
Illichivs'k54,102
Boryspil'55,000
Snizhne55,587
Energodar55,800
Novohrad-Volyns'kyy55,925
Novovolyns'k57,800
Stryi61,404
Antratsyt61,600
Kolomyya61,781
Lozova62,311
Druzhkivka62,315
Pryluky62,823
Rubizhne62,993
Khartsyz'k64,000
Korosten'65,000
Kovel'66,400
Smila67,530
Kalush67,698
Sverdlovs'k68,000
Torez68,037
Krasnoarmiys'k68,263
Feodosiya68,562
Pervomays'k70,746
Shakhtars'k71,700
Novomoskovs'k73,100
Nizhyn75,499
Yalta77,003
Drohobych79,406
Artemivs'k80,500
Mukacheve81,633
Izmayil82,485
Chervonohrad83,000
Stakhanov84,425
Shostka85,432
Berdychiv86,250
Uman'87,658
Brovary88,506
Krasnyy Luch90,005
Kostyantynivka91,259
Konotop91,798
Kamieniec Podolski100,000
Oleksandriya103,000
Yenakiyeve104,101
Yevpatoriya106,202
Lysychans'k111,600
Pavlohrad115,932
Alchevs'k116,000
Uzhhorod117,878
Berdyans'k118,284
Sloviansk124,800
Syevyerodonets'k130,000
Nikopol'130,500
Kerch148,932
Melitopol'158,000
Kramators'k173,700
Bila Tserkva199,163
Ivano-Frankivs'k204,200
Luts'k213,661
Kremenchuk227,494
Ternopil'235,676
Chernivtsi236,250
Dniprodzerzhyns'k248,575
Kropyvnytskyi249,454
Rivne255,106
Horlivka278,550
Zhytomyr282,192
Sumy294,456
Cherkasy297,568
Chernihiv307,684
Poltava317,847
Kherson320,477
Simferopol336,460
Vinnytsya352,115
Makiyivka376,610
Khmel'nyts'kyy398,346
Sevastopol416,263
Luhansk452,000
Mariupol481,626
Mykolayiv510,840
Kryvyi Rih652,380
Lviv717,803
Zaporizhia796,217
Odessa1,001,558
Donetsk1,024,700
Dnipro1,032,822
Kharkiv1,430,885
Kiev2,797,553

About Ukraine

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

Ukraine Population Clock

What is the population of Ukraine (as of August 21, 2017)?44,397,915
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)44405055
Births Per Day260
Deaths Per Day378
Net Migrations Per Day -22
Net Change Per Day -140
Population Change Since January 1st-32,480

Ukraine Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 10.711 births/thousand165
Crude Death Rate 15.546 deaths/thousand3
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.181 people/thousand82
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 71.247 years121
Male Life Expectancy 66.272 years138
Female Life Expectancy 76.12 years110
Total Fertility Rate 1.551 children/woman173
Net Reproduction Rate 0.74 surviving daughters/woman175
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.062 males per female25
Infant Mortality Rate 8.327 deaths/1,000 live births133
Under Five Mortality 9.974 deaths/thousand132
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.731 years122
Rate of Natural Increase -4.991 198
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 6.021 %107
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 8.415 %118
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 3.509 %92
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 21.087 %137
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 30.197 %153
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 11.973 %111
Crude Suicide Rate 20.1 suicides/thousand15
Median Age (Total) 40.4 years41
Median Age (Female) 43.5 years25
Median Age (Male) 37.2 years52

Ukraine Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
201744,405,05546.345%53.655%76130-0.53%31
201544,823,76546.313%53.687%77128-0.45%31
201045,647,49746.212%53.788%78122-0.37%30
200546,795,31246.374%53.626%80112-0.63%27
200048,746,26946.539%53.461%84106-0.9%23
199550,811,67246.612%53.388%87105-0.64%23
199051,370,00946.496%53.504%88100-0.02%22
198550,920,77846.17%53.83%87940.28%19
198049,968,81045.926%54.074%86880.43%17
197548,758,98645.706%54.294%84870.57%16
197047,086,75845.472%54.528%81840.73%16
196545,261,93945.06%54.94%78800.92%15
196042,662,15044.611%55.389%73791.26%15
195540,019,44643.778%56.222%69771.33%15
195037,297,65242.922%57.078%64761.38%15

Ukraine Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
202043,679,30046.369%53.631%75135-0.57%34
202542,373,43046.387%53.613%73140-0.67%36
203040,892,40546.377%53.623%70147-0.76%38
203539,329,27046.363%53.637%67153-0.79%46
204037,817,79946.398%53.602%65155-0.77%51
204536,422,55646.5%53.5%62157-0.73%56
205035,117,12246.626%53.374%60158-0.74%59
205533,828,85146.756%53.244%58161-0.76%61
206032,542,04746.902%53.098%56162-0.79%64
206531,286,78347.108%52.892%54165-0.77%67
207030,149,16747.405%52.595%52168-0.68%67
207529,216,56947.737%52.263%50169-0.55%68
208028,491,85648.045%51.955%49173-0.43%68
208527,923,35548.267%51.733%48173-0.37%68
209027,415,40848.415%51.585%47176-0.37%68
209526,912,10548.528%51.472%46178-0.38%69
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations