Albania Population 2020 (Live)

2,877,785

Albania is currently growing very slowly, with a growth rate of just 0.34%. By 2030, Albania's population is expected to be 3.31 million according to the United Nations projections. These projections also predict a contraction of the country's population after 2032, with the population decreasing steadily until the end of the century.

Albania Population Projections

The annual growth rate of the population in Albania has been wavering between small percentages on both sides of zero since the turn of the century, gaining numbers just to lose some a few years later leading to little overall change. As of 2019, the population was close to a standstill growing at just 0.14% a year. Net migration is relatively low, yet negative, and the largest contributing factor to the low amount has been the below-average birth rate of 1.71 children being born to the average Albanian woman, a number that the Albanian death rate has recently surpassed. The birth rate has been declining steadily for a while now, and starting in 2020 the government will start offering financial incentives to parents to increase the number of babies born.

Albania Population Growth

The declining growth rate in Albania is expected to continue in the coming years, with the rate becoming negative around the year 2027 and getting down to roughly -0.66% in 2050. Over this period, it is expected that the net migration will remain negative, but steady and that the decrease in numbers will be due to the increasing gap between the low birth rate and high death rate. Current projections believe that the population of Albania will be roughly 2,942,034 in 2020, before declining to 2,933,419 in 2030, 2,833,058 by 2040, and 2,663,591 by the year 2050.

The current population of Albania is 2,877,785, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 2,877,797.

Albania Growth Rate

Albania Population 2020 (Live)

Name Population
Tirana374,801
Durres122,034
Elbasan100,903
Vlore89,546
Shkoder88,245
Pogradec61,530
Fier-Cifci60,995
Patos60,000
Korce58,259
Fier56,297

The Southeastern European nation of Albania is located on the Balkan Peninsula along the Adriatic and Ionian seas and sharing borders with Greece, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Kosovo. Albania is fairly densely populated for a small country with 2,938,938 people living in 11,100 square miles (28,748 square kilometers) of area, which ranks 146th in terms of area. These numbers give Albania a population density of 265 people per square mile (102 people per square kilometer), which ranks 85th in the world in this regard.

Roughly 58% of the people living in Albania reside in or around a major metropolitan area. The largest city is Albania's capital, Tiranë, which has a population of 421,000, with a greater metropolitan population of 764,000. Tiranë is the cultural, economic, social and political center of the nation, sitting in a valley between the Dajiti Mountain and the Adriatic Sea. The second-largest metropolitan area in Albania is the ancient city of Durrës has a population of 201,519 and is the heart of the nation's economy. Other major cities include Vlorë (141,513), Elbasan (126,703) and Shkodër (102,075).

Albania Population Density Map

Source:
Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20202,877,797-0.11%105.03140108
20192,880,917-0.06%105.14140107
20182,882,740-0.05%105.21140107
20172,884,169-0.08%105.26140106
20162,886,438-0.14%105.34141104
20152,890,513-0.39%105.49141102
20102,948,023-0.92%107.59138101
20053,086,810-0.27%112.6613492
20003,129,2430.10%114.2113188
19953,112,936-1.08%113.6113082
19903,286,0732.04%119.9312577
19852,969,6722.05%108.3812579
19802,682,6902.15%97.9112585
19752,411,7322.32%88.0212685
19702,150,7072.55%78.4912589
19651,896,1713.00%69.2012492
19601,636,0902.87%59.7112496
19551,419,9942.37%51.8212799
19501,263,1740.00%46.1012798

Albania Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20202,877,797-0.11%105.03140108
20252,840,464-0.26%103.67141115
20302,786,974-0.38%101.71143121
20352,721,082-0.48%99.31146123
20402,634,384-0.65%96.15146127
20452,533,645-0.78%92.47148134
20502,424,061-0.88%88.47148141
20552,309,101-0.97%84.27149146
20602,190,895-1.04%79.96149149
20652,069,447-1.13%75.53149151
20701,942,260-1.26%70.89150156
20751,805,975-1.44%65.91152157
20801,659,730-1.68%60.57155162
20851,508,105-1.90%55.04155169
20901,358,697-2.07%49.59155171
20951,218,363-2.16%44.47159175

Albania Population by Year (Projections)

Albania Population Pyramid 2020

Albania Population by Age

There are 2,258,650 adults in Albania.

Albania Population Pyramid

Albania is currently growing very slowly, with a growth rate of just 0.34%. By 2030, Albania's population is expected to be 3.31 million according to the United Nations projections. These projections also predict a contraction of the country's population after 2032, with the population decreasing steadily until the end of the century.

Albania Population Projections

The annual growth rate of the population in Albania has been wavering between small percentages on both sides of zero since the turn of the century, gaining numbers just to lose some a few years later leading to little overall change. As of 2019, the population was close to a standstill growing at just 0.14% a year. Net migration is relatively low, yet negative, and the largest contributing factor to the low amount has been the below-average birth rate of 1.71 children being born to the average Albanian woman, a number that the Albanian death rate has recently surpassed. The birth rate has been declining steadily for a while now, and starting in 2020 the government will start offering financial incentives to parents to increase the number of babies born.

Albania Population Growth

The declining growth rate in Albania is expected to continue in the coming years, with the rate becoming negative around the year 2027 and getting down to roughly -0.66% in 2050. Over this period, it is expected that the net migration will remain negative, but steady and that the decrease in numbers will be due to the increasing gap between the low birth rate and high death rate. Current projections believe that the population of Albania will be roughly 2,942,034 in 2020, before declining to 2,933,419 in 2030, 2,833,058 by 2040, and 2,663,591 by the year 2050.

About Albania

  1. Albania Institute of Statistics
  2. UN World Population Prospects (2019 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    <p>Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1950, 1955, 1989, 2001 and 2011 censuses, with official population estimates through 2015, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.</p>

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