North Macedonia Population 2021 (Live)

2,082,358
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Fertility levels have been falling among North Macedonia's majority population for years while ethnic Albanians have been increasing in number. In 2009, the number of ethnic North Macedonians dropped by 2,000 as deaths outnumbered births, while the number of ethnic Albanians increased by 4,500. The Muslim population of North Macedonia, which includes the Albanians, has also had a much higher fertility rate for more than a decade. The 2002 census found that 47% of children aged 0-4 were Muslim.

The current population of North Macedonia is 2,082,358 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2021 population at 2,082,658.

North Macedonia Growth Rate

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North Macedonia Population 2021 (Live)

North Macedonia Population Clock

North Macedonia Population (as of 10/8/2021)2,082,358
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2021)2,082,658
Births per Day59
Deaths per Day59
Migrations per Day-3
Net Change per Day-3
Population Change Since Jan. 1-843

North Macedonia Population Estimator

Estimate as of October 8, 2021 is: 2,082,179

Components of Population Change

One birth every 24 minutes
One death every 24 minutes
One net migrant every 480 minutes
Net loss of one person every 480 minutes

North Macedonia Population Clock

Name Population
Skopje474,889
Bitola86,528
Kumanovo76,275
Prilep73,814
Tetovo72,944
Cair64,773
Kisela Voda58,216
Veles57,873
Ohrid54,908
Gostivar50,974

North Macedonia Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20212,082,6580.02%82.58148129
20202,083,374-0.00%82.61148129
20192,083,4590.02%82.61148126
20182,082,9570.05%82.59148125
20172,081,9960.06%82.55147125
20162,080,7430.07%82.50146124
20152,079,3280.08%82.45146123
20102,070,7410.10%82.11144119
20052,060,2730.25%81.69143113
20002,034,8190.52%80.68143113
19951,983,252-0.13%78.64143112
19901,996,2280.15%79.15142112
19851,981,5340.59%78.57137104
19801,924,1971.31%76.30134101
19751,803,0100.94%71.4913398
19701,720,8001.56%68.2313396
19651,592,4331.36%63.1413397
19601,488,6671.34%59.0313197
19551,392,4492.11%55.2112993

North Macedonia Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20222,081,304-0.01%82.53148129
20232,079,333-0.03%82.45149129
20242,076,827-0.06%82.35149130
20252,073,805-0.09%82.23149130
20302,050,747-0.22%81.31150134
20352,014,291-0.36%79.87152139
20401,966,965-0.47%77.99152146
20451,913,371-0.55%75.87153150
20501,856,775-0.60%73.62153151
20551,797,367-0.65%71.27153152
20601,733,964-0.72%68.75154154
20651,666,552-0.79%66.08155159
20701,596,529-0.85%63.30156161
20751,526,827-0.89%60.54156164
20801,460,932-0.88%57.93156165
20851,400,936-0.83%55.55156168
20901,346,890-0.78%53.41157170
20951,297,057-0.75%51.43158169

North Macedonia Population by Year (Projections)

North Macedonia Population Pyramid 2021

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North Macedonia Population by Age

There are 1,674,948 people over age 18 in North Macedonia.

North Macedonia Population Pyramid

North Macedonia, officially the Republic of North Macedonia, is a small country in the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. The country is one of the successor states of the former Yugoslavia and declared independence in 1991. Macedonia is a landlocked country bordered by Kosovo, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece, and Albania. Skopje is the largest city with a population estimated at 507,000. This is the only city with a population of more than 75,000.

North Macedonia Demographics

According to the last census in 2002, the largest ethnic group in Macedonia was the Macedonians. The second largest is the Albanians, who are concentrated in the northwestern part of the nation. Estimates indicate a Roma population of up to 260,000.

Up to 65% of the population follows Orthodox Christianity, with most belonging to the Macedonian Orthodox Church. Other Christian denominations account for 0.4% of the population. Muslims account for 33% of the population. Macedonia has the 5th highest proportion of Muslims in Europe. Most of the Muslims in the country are Turks, Rom or Albanians, although there is a small number of Macedonian Muslims.

Prior to World War II, the country had a Jewish community of about 7,200, although only 2% of Macedonian Jews survived the Holocaust. After the end of the War, most emigrated to Israel. There are now about 200 Jewish people in Macedonia who live in Skopje.

North Macedonia - General Info

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