Montenegro Population 2022 (Live)

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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 626,702 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2022 population at 627,082.

Montenegro Growth Rate

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Montenegro Population 2022 (Live)

Montenegro Population Clock

Montenegro Population (as of 12/8/2022)626,702
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2022)627,082
Births per Day19
Deaths per Day20
Migrations per Day-1
Net Change per Day-2
Population Change Since Jan. 1-684

Components of Population Change

One birth every 76 minutes0%
One death every 72 minutes0%
One net migrant every 1440 minutes0%
Net loss of one person every 720 minutes100%

Montenegro Population Clock

Montenegro Population Density Map

Montenegro Population by Year (Historical)

Montenegro Population by Year (Projections)

Montenegro Population Pyramid 2022


Montenegro Median Age







Montenegro Population by Age

There are 491,435 people over age 18 in Montenegro.

Census Years

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.

Montenegro - General Info