North Macedonia Population 2022 (Live)

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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 2,089,805 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2022 population at 2,093,599.

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North Macedonia Population 2022 (Live)

North Macedonia Population Clock

North Macedonia Population (as of 11/17/2022)2,089,805
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2022)2,093,599
Births per Day55
Deaths per Day79
Migrations per Day-3
Net Change per Day-27
Population Change Since Jan. 1-8,667

Components of Population Change

One birth every 26 minutes0%
One death every 18 minutes0%
One net migrant every 480 minutes0%
Net loss of one person every 53 minutes100%

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North Macedonia Population by Year (Historical)

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North Macedonia Population Pyramid 2022


North Macedonia Median Age







North Macedonia Population by Age

There are 1,690,739 people over age 18 in North Macedonia.

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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

  1. State Statistical Office
  2. World Population Prospects (2022 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  3. GeoNames