Montenegro Population 2020 (Live)

628,208
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Montenegro is currently experiencing a declining population that alternates with stagnant growth. The estimated population of 621,000 in 2014 compares to the 625,000 population three years ago, and 620,000 in 2003. The country's population has barely changed since the late 1980's.

The current population of Montenegro is 628,208, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 628,066.

Montenegro Growth Rate

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Montenegro Population 2020 (Live)

Name Population
Podgorica136,473
Niksic58,212
Herceg-Novi19,536
Pljevlja19,489
Budva18,000
Bar17,727
Bijelo Polje15,400
Cetinje15,137
Berane11,073
Ulcinj10,828

Montenegro Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2020628,0660.01%46.70168164
2019627,9870.03%46.69168163
2018627,8090.04%46.68168162
2017627,5630.05%46.66167162
2016627,2640.05%46.64166161
2015626,9560.09%46.61166160
2010624,2750.26%46.41166157
2005616,3910.09%45.83165153
2000613,559-0.22%45.62162149
1995620,4180.18%46.13161145
1990615,0020.03%45.73159139
1985614,0161.12%45.65159133
1980580,7540.94%43.18159129
1975554,2621.30%41.21156126
1970519,696-0.53%38.64156122
1965533,8141.84%39.69152117
1960487,4131.89%36.24153114
1955443,7952.37%33.00153114
1950394,7390.00%29.35154114

Montenegro Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2020628,0660.01%46.70168164
2025627,144-0.03%46.63170165
2030624,059-0.10%46.40171168
2035618,423-0.18%45.98172171
2040610,259-0.27%45.37172171
2045600,227-0.33%44.63172176
2050589,333-0.37%43.82172178
2055578,072-0.39%42.98176178
2060566,265-0.41%42.10176181
2065553,478-0.46%41.15177182
2070539,595-0.51%40.12177184
2075524,984-0.55%39.03178187
2080510,248-0.57%37.94178188
2085495,702-0.58%36.86178187
2090481,445-0.58%35.80178186
2095467,438-0.59%34.75178186

Montenegro Population by Year (Projections)

Montenegro Population Pyramid 2020

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Montenegro Median Age

40.7


Total

39.9


Male

41.8


Female

Montenegro Population by Age

There are 490,620 adults in Montenegro.

Montenegro Population Pyramid

Montenegro's population growth is relatively flat, and its estimated population is slightly lower than the 2011 census figure of 625,000. The country has a fairly low population density of just 45 people per square kilometer (125/sq mi).

The capital and largest city is Podgorica (formerly Titograd), which has a population of 156,000, or 30% of Montenegro's population. The next-largest city is Niksic, with a population of 57,000.

Montenegro Demographics

Montenegro is a very ethnically diverse country and it recognizes several ethnic groups. Major ethnic groups include Montenegrins (45%), Serbs (29%), Bosniaks (8.6%), Albanians (4.9%), Roma (1%), Croats (1%), Serbo-Montenegrins (0.3%), Egyptians (0.3%), and Montenegrins-Serbs (0.3%). The number of Montenegrins and Serbs changes from census to census based on how people experience and express identity.

There are also small groups of Yugoslavs, Russians, Macedonians, Bosnians, Hungarians, Italians and Germans in Montenegro.

The official language is Montenegrin but Croatian, Albanian, Bosnian and Serbian are all common and all mutually intelligible, except for Albanian. The Serbian Orthodox Church has historically been popular in the area, but Serbian Orthodox Christianity is the most popular religion today. Islam does represent a majority in some areas of the country and accounts for 19% of the total population. There are also small groups of Adventists, Jehovah's Witnesses, Buddhists, Protestants, atheists and agnostics.

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