Uzbekistan Population 2017

31,924,441

The population of Uzbekistan in 2017 is 31.91 million, up from 29,559,100 in 2013 and 29,123,400 in 2011.

This figure is an estimate of the figures for 1 January 2014, and is provided by stat.uz, the country’s official statistical body. Their data is based on sampling 10% of the population, rather than undertaking a traditional census - the last full census to cover Uzbekistan was the 1989 Soviet Census.

Other estimates of Uzbekistan’s population are available, notably from the CIA World Factbook. It estimated that Uzbekistan’s population in July 2011 was 28,394,180 - 700,000 lower than the official Government estimate.

Population Growth in Uzbekistan

Regardless of which source you trust more to tell you how many people live in Uzbekistan, it is clearly a fairly rapidly growing country. The population has increased fairly steadily over the past 60 years, from around 6 million in the 1950s to almost 30 million today.

The rate of growth has slowed somewhat over time - from around 3.5% per year in the 1960s down to around 1.5% per year today - but if current growth rates continue, Uzbekistan will top 30 million people for the first time in 2016, and by 2020 will be home to around 33 million.

Key Uzbekistan Demographic Data

  • Population: 29,559,100
  • Global Rank: 44th
  • Largest City: Tashkent (pop: 2.2 million)
  • Growth Rate: 0.94%
  • Life Expectancy: 72.77 years
  • GDP per Capita: $3,300

Largest Cities in Uzbekistan

The largest city in Uzbekistan is Taskent, the capital city. The latest avialable estimate - from 2009 - showed the Tashkent population to be 2.2 million, an increase of more than 700,000 since independence in 1991. Unofficial estimates place the city’s population much higher, though - some argue that it is actually home to 4 million people, many of whom have not got proper registration papers and are reluctant to respond to official surveys.

Other major cities in Uzbekistan are Namangan (pop: around 415,000), Samarkand (pop: around 364,000) and Andijan (pop: around 323,900).

You can see from the map above (it’s a worldmapper map that shows a slightly distorted image based on population density) that the Uzbekistan population is most dense in the east of the country, around its major cities.

Uzbekistan Demographics

The latest data available data on ethnicity in Uzbekistan is from 1996. It showed the following major ethnic groups in Uzbekistan: Uzbek (80%), Russian (5.5%), Tajik (3%), Karakalpak (2.5%), Tartar (1.5%), Other 2.5%). There is some dispute about these figures, however, and it is possible that the number of Tajiks in Uzbekistan is considerably higher.

Although not a large enough group to make the above list, there are also around 20,000 ethnic Koreans in Uzbekistan, descendants of the Koreans deported to Central Asia by Stalin.

The main religion in Uzbekistan is Islam. Official figures are not available, but according to the US State Department, 88% of Uzbeks are Muslims and 9% are Orthodox Christians.

Again, official figures are not available, but the US State Department (see link above) reports that the Uzbek language is the first language of 74.3% of Uzbeks, followed by Russian (14.2%) and Tajik (4.4%).

Uzbek is the official state language, but Russian remains widely spoken and is a second language for many in the country. Tajik language speakers are concentrated in ethnically Tajik areas, particularly in Samarkand and Bukhara.

Uzbekistan compared to its neighbours

Uzbekistan's population of 29,503,645 makes it the 45th largest country in the world and the third largest of the former Soviet states - behind Russia (142 million) and Ukraine (45 million).

It is the largest country in Central Asia, comprising over 40% of the region's overall population. Other countries in the region are: Kazakhstan (pop: 16.6 million), Kyrgyzstan (pop: 5.6 million), Tajikistan (pop: 8.4 million) and Turkmenistan (pop: 5.3 million).

Uzbekistan Population in 2018Source: The original uploader was Atilin at French Wikipedia

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

Uzbekistan Population Growth

About Uzbekistan

Official NameRepublic of Uzbekistan
Languages SpokenRussian, Uzbek
BordersAFG, KAZ, KGZ, TJK, TKM
Is LandlockedYes
Latitude/Longitude4164
Currencies UsedUZS

Uzbekistan Population Density

Name Population
Tashkent1,978,028
Namangan432,456
Samarqand319,366
Andijon318,419
Bukhara247,644
Nukus230,006
Qarshi222,898
Qo`qon187,477
Chirchiq167,842
Fergana164,322
Jizzax152,642
Urganch150,110
Tirmiz140,385
Marg`ilon133,490
Navoiy129,725
Angren126,957
Navoiy Shahri125,800
Olmaliq121,207
Bekobod86,259
Denov68,994
Chust Shahri64,966
Kogon62,620
Yangiyul60,000
Koson59,681
Kattaqo'rg'on59,382
Oltinko'l59,122
Shahrisabz57,051
Asaka56,736
Khiwa55,567
Guliston53,373
Beruniy50,929
Khujayli50,000
Chortoq49,844
Novyy Turtkul'48,908
Urgut47,373
Kosonsoy43,684
Kitob41,938
Ghijduwon41,070
Oqtosh38,307
Parkent35,973
Ohangaron35,516
Uchqurghon Shahri33,323
Quva33,167
Yangiyer32,636
Quvasoy32,024
Manghit30,854
Uychi29,683
Nurota29,403
Muborak29,180
Toshbuloq28,562
Yangiqo`rg`on28,422
Piskent27,865
Turagurghon27,862
Qibray27,750
Iskandar27,636
Gurlan27,506
Zomin27,077
Showot26,950
Sirdaryo26,816
Bulung'ur26,815
Toshloq26,686
Shofirkon26,527
Salor26,494
Bektemir26,380
Haqqulobod26,257
Qurghontepa25,861
Oltiariq25,543
G'uzor25,368
Boysun25,050
Yangirabot25,027
Sho'rchi24,900
Yangiobod24,900
Gagarin24,856
Zafar24,781
Payshanba24,772
G'azalkent24,700
Chinoz24,553
Karakul'22,487
Pop22,122
Beshariq21,984
Paxtakor21,384
Tuytepa20,682
Kirgili20,459
Yaypan20,332
Juma19,920
Dashtobod19,718
Buka19,642
Chiroqchi19,356
Hazorasp17,643
Beshkent17,010
Qushkupir16,948
Khujaobod16,889
Chelak16,727
Wobkent16,697
Dustlik16,524
Galaosiyo15,620
Marhamat14,646
Jomboy14,429
Kegeyli Shahar14,147
Komsomol'skiy14,114
Urtaowul14,047
Charxin13,791
Qiziltepa13,558
Hamza13,470
Ishtixon13,024
Muynoq13,000
Romiton12,927
Olot11,984
Gazli11,446
Nishon Tumani10,558
Qorovulbozor8,618
Daxbet8,044
Shohimardon5,100
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Uzbekistan Population Clock

What is the population of Uzbekistan (as of 11/15/2017)?31,924,441
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)31,910,641
Births Per Day356
Deaths Per Day119
Net Migrations Per Day -137
Net Change Per Day 100
Population Change Since January 1st31,900

Uzbekistan Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 21.25 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 7.076 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -1.622 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 68.753 years
Male Life Expectancy 65.328 years
Female Life Expectancy 72.198 years
Total Fertility Rate 2.352 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 1.066 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.059 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 41.138 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 49.847 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 27.162 years
Rate of Natural Increase 13.779
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 9.424%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 11.303%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 7.48%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 22.802%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 28.494%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 17.184%
Median Age (Total) 28.1 years
Median Age (Female) 28.7 years
Median Age (Male) 27.6 years

Uzbekistan Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
201731,910,64149.85%50.15%711.50%
201530,976,02149.82%50.18%691.60%
201028,606,29449.74%50.26%641.53%
200526,512,18449.69%50.31%591.30%
200024,848,92049.73%50.27%561.68%
199522,863,26449.73%50.27%512.24%
199020,462,46349.47%50.53%462.47%
198518,108,30049.35%50.65%402.58%
198015,939,74449.14%50.86%362.79%
197513,892,63848.90%51.10%312.78%
197012,110,02848.64%51.36%273.61%
196510,143,74048.34%51.66%233.48%
19608,549,49348.03%51.97%193.22%
19557,297,29647.85%52.15%163.10%
19506,264,05647.80%52.20%140.00%

Uzbekistan Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
202033,235,82549.87%50.13%740.00%
202535,146,61749.87%50.13%791.12%
203036,712,26749.83%50.17%820.88%
203538,059,26249.77%50.23%850.72%
204039,246,46549.73%50.27%880.62%
204540,238,33749.69%50.31%900.50%
205040,950,36649.65%50.35%920.35%
205541,358,19649.61%50.39%920.20%
206041,497,99549.58%50.42%930.07%
206541,434,39149.55%50.45%93-0.03%
207041,220,56849.55%50.45%92-0.10%
207540,881,55649.57%50.43%91-0.17%
208040,442,42649.64%50.36%90-0.22%
208539,929,67849.72%50.28%89-0.25%
209039,366,92549.82%50.18%88-0.28%
209538,770,74249.91%50.09%87-0.30%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer