Uzbekistan Population 2017

30,698,314

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 2017Source: The original uploader was Atilin at French Wikipedia

About Uzbekistan

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

Uzbekistan Population Density

Name Population
Amir Timur
Shohimardon5,100
Daxbet8,044
Qorovulbozor8,618
Nishon Tumani10,558
Gazli11,446
Olot11,984
Romiton12,927
Muynoq13,000
Ishtixon13,024
Hamza13,470
Qiziltepa13,558
Charxin13,791
Urtaowul14,047
Yangi Marg`ilon14,114
Kegeyli Shahar14,147
Jomboy14,429
Marhamat14,646
Galaosiyo15,620
Dustlik16,524
Wobkent16,697
Chelak16,727
Xo`jaobod16,889
Qushkupir16,948
Beshkent17,010
Hazorasp17,643
Chiroqchi19,356
Bo`ka19,642
Dashtobod19,718
Juma19,920
Yaypan20,332
Kirguli20,459
Tuytepa20,682
Paxtakor21,384
Beshariq21,984
Pop22,122
Karakul'22,487
Chinoz24,553
G'azalkent24,700
Payshanba24,772
Zafar24,781
Gagarin24,856
Sho`rchi24,900
Yangiobod24,900
Yangirabot25,027
Boysun25,050
G`uzor25,368
Oltiariq25,543
Qo`rg`ontepa25,861
Haqqulobod26,257
Bektemir26,380
Salor26,494
Shofirkon26,527
Toshloq26,686
Bulung'ur26,815
Sirdaryo26,816
Showot26,950
Zomin27,077
Gurlan27,506
Iskandar27,636
Qibray27,750
To`rqao`rg`on27,862
Piskent27,865
Yangiqo`rg`on28,422
Toshbuloq28,562
Muborak29,180
Nurota29,403
Uychi29,683
Manghit30,854
Quvasoy32,024
Yangiyer32,636
Quva33,167
Uchqurghon Shahri33,323
Ohangaron35,516
Parkent35,973
Oqtosh38,307
Ghijduwon41,070
Kitob41,938
Kosonsoy43,684
Urgut47,373
Novyy Turtkul'48,908
Chortoq49,844
Khujayli50,000
Beruniy50,929
Guliston53,373
Khiwa55,567
Asaka56,736
Shahrisabz57,051
Oltinko`l59,122
Kattaqo`rg`on59,382
Koson59,681
Yangiyul60,000
Kogon62,620
Chust Shahri64,966
Denov68,994
Bekobod86,259
Olmaliq121,207
Navoiy125,800
Angren126,957
Navoiy129,725
Marg`ilon133,490
Tirmiz140,385
Urganch150,110
Jizzax152,642
Fergana164,322
Chirchiq167,842
Qo`qon187,477
Qarshi222,898
Nukus230,006
Bukhara247,644
Andijon318,419
Samarqand319,366
Namangan432,456
Tashkent1,978,028

Uzbekistan Population Clock

What is the population of Uzbekistan (as of September 13, 2017)?30,698,314
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)30690914
Births Per Day356
Deaths Per Day119
Net Migrations Per Day -137
Net Change Per Day 100
Population Change Since January 1st25,500

Uzbekistan Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 21.25 births/thousand75
Crude Death Rate 7.076 deaths/thousand114
Crude Net Migration Rate -1.622 people/thousand145
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 68.753 years143
Male Life Expectancy 65.328 years144
Female Life Expectancy 72.198 years135
Total Fertility Rate 2.352 children/woman88
Net Reproduction Rate 1.066 surviving daughters/woman92
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.059 males per female48
Infant Mortality Rate 41.138 deaths/1,000 live births46
Under Five Mortality 49.847 deaths/thousand49
Mean Age at Childbearing 27.162 years178
Rate of Natural Increase 13.779 83
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 9.424 %141
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 11.303 %143
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 7.48 %141
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 22.802 %142
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 28.494 %144
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 17.184 %140
Crude Suicide Rate 7.7 suicides/thousand84
Median Age (Total) 28.1 years123
Median Age (Female) 28.7 years119
Median Age (Male) 27.6 years125

Uzbekistan Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
201730,690,91449.189%50.811%721371.21%45
201529,893,48749.173%50.827%701371.35%45
201027,739,76449.212%50.788%651391.5%45
200525,922,23849.31%50.69%601381.23%42
200024,518,22249.532%50.468%571311.2%39
199522,687,45649.62%50.38%531331.75%40
199020,515,24849.43%50.57%481342.19%39
198518,174,14349.345%50.655%421342.53%41
198015,951,89949.171%50.829%371342.62%41
197513,980,99749.091%50.909%321362.78%41
197011,972,99348.689%51.311%281353.19%45
196510,233,50248.562%51.438%241383.13%45
19608,789,49248.206%51.794%201412.86%50
19557,768,58148.113%51.887%181382.28%52
19506,945,39748.411%51.589%161402.26%53

Uzbekistan Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
202031,767,44049.223%50.777%741361.03%46
202533,254,46049.224%50.776%781370.76%48
203034,396,88549.189%50.811%801370.59%51
203535,349,31849.137%50.863%831350.49%53
204036,168,48949.085%50.915%851380.4%52
204536,792,21249.033%50.967%861390.25%55
205037,126,18048.973%51.027%871410.08%55
205537,159,73348.901%51.099%87144-0.07%57
206036,953,25748.818%51.182%86144-0.17%58
206536,584,64048.74%51.26%86142-0.24%60
207036,111,05348.695%51.305%84146-0.29%62
207535,554,17748.683%51.317%83145-0.34%63
208034,924,34148.698%51.302%82144-0.39%64
208534,233,19748.714%51.286%80145-0.41%64
209033,522,02348.729%51.271%78146-0.43%66
209532,802,87148.758%51.242%77146-0.44%66
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations