North Macedonia Population 2023 (Live)


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.

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The current population of North Macedonia is 2,084,799 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2023 population at 2,085,679.

North Macedonia Growth Rate

North Macedonia Population 2023 (Live)

North Macedonia Population Clock

North Macedonia Population (as of 8/24/2023)2,084,799
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2023)2,085,679
Births per Day54
Deaths per Day68
Migrations per Day-3
Net Change per Day-16
Population Change Since Jan. 1-3,760

Components of Population Change

One birth every 26.67 minutes
One death every 21.18 minutes
One emigrant every 480 minutes
Net loss of one person every 90 minutes

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North Macedonia Population by Year (Historical)

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North Macedonia Population by Year (Projections)

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North Macedonia Population by Age

There are people over age 18 in North Macedonia.

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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 Population Rank 2023
2023 Growth Rate
$10.75 Bn

North Macedonia - General Info

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