Montenegro Population 2020

627,977

Montenegro is a small country in Southeastern Europe bordered by Croatia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Albania, and the Adriatic Sea. Montenegro has an estimated 2020 population of 628,066.

Montenegro's population growth is relatively flat, and its estimated population of 628,066 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), which ranks 168th in the world.

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.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 72 minutes
One death every 80 minutes
One net migrant every 1440 minutes
Net gain of one person every 1440 minutes

Montenegro Population in 2018Source: By net_efekt [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Montenegro Population Pyramid 2020

Montenegro Population by Age

There are 490,620 adults in Montenegro.

Census Years

Year Date
20212021
201115 April 2011
200331 October 2003
199131 March 1991

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.

Official NameMontenegro
Languages SpokenMontenegrin
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude42.50, 19.30
Currencies UsedEuro
DemonymMontenegrin
BordersAlbania
Bosnia And Herzegovina
Croatia
Kosovo
Serbia
Name Population Location
Podgorica136,473Map
Niksic58,212Map
Herceg-Novi19,536Map
Pljevlja19,489Map
Budva18,000Map
Bar17,727Map
Bijelo Polje15,400Map
Cetinje15,137Map
Berane11,073Map
Ulcinj10,828Map
Rozaje9,121Map
Tivat6,280Map
Dobrota5,435Map
Kotor5,345Map
Danilovgrad5,208Map
Mojkovac4,120Map
Plav3,615Map
Kolasin2,989Map
Zabljak1,937Map
Pluzine1,494Map

Montenegro Population Clock

The population of Montenegro (as of 4/2/2020)?627,977
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2020)628,066
Births Per Day20
Deaths Per Day18
Net Migrations Per Day-1
Net Change Per Day1
Population Change Since January 1st93

Montenegro Population Estimator

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Estimate as of April 2nd 2020 is: 628,047

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
2020628,06649.45%50.55%45.471680.01%
2019627,98749.44%50.56%45.471680.03%
2018627,80949.44%50.56%45.451680.04%
2017627,56349.44%50.56%45.441670.05%
2016627,26449.44%50.57%45.411660.05%
2015626,95649.43%50.57%45.391660.09%
2010624,27549.38%50.62%45.201660.25%
2005616,39149.22%50.78%44.631650.09%
2000613,55949.45%50.55%44.42162-0.22%
1995620,41849.69%50.31%44.921610.18%
1990615,00249.79%50.21%44.531590.03%
1985614,01649.29%50.71%44.461591.12%
1980580,75449.07%50.93%42.051590.94%
1975554,26248.98%51.02%40.131561.30%
1970519,69648.83%51.17%37.63156-0.53%
1965533,81449.11%50.89%38.651521.84%
1960487,41348.69%51.31%35.291531.89%
1955443,79548.20%51.80%32.131532.37%
1950394,73947.58%52.42%28.581540.00%
Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
2020628,06649.45%50.55%45.471680.00%
2025627,14449.48%50.52%45.41170-0.03%
2030624,05949.50%50.50%45.18171-0.10%
2035618,42349.53%50.47%44.77172-0.18%
2040610,25949.58%50.42%44.18172-0.27%
2045600,22749.67%50.33%43.46172-0.33%
2050589,33349.79%50.21%42.67172-0.37%
2055578,07249.93%50.07%41.85176-0.39%
2060566,26550.07%49.93%41.00176-0.41%
2065553,47850.21%49.79%40.07177-0.46%
2070539,59550.35%49.65%39.07177-0.51%
2075524,98450.46%49.54%38.01178-0.55%
2080510,24850.53%49.47%36.94178-0.57%
2085495,70250.56%49.44%35.89178-0.58%
2090481,44550.55%49.45%34.86178-0.58%
2095467,43850.52%49.48%33.84178-0.59%
  1. Statistical Office of Montenegro (MONSTAT)
  2. Statistical Office of Montenegro (MONSTAT)
  3. World Population Prospects (2019 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1953, 1961, 1971, 1981, 1991, 2003 and 2011 censuses,with official population estimates for 2015, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.

  4. GeoNames Gazetteer