North Macedonia Population 2024 (Live)

2,082,706

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.

Population Rank
Growth Rate
2024 World Percentage
Land Area
25,220
The current population of North Macedonia is 2,082,706 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2024 population at 2,082,706.

North Macedonia Growth Rate

North Macedonia Population Clock

North Macedonia Population (as of 7/9/2024)2,082,706
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2024)2,082,706
Births per Day54
Deaths per Day51
Migrations per Day-3
Net Change per Day0
Population Change Since Jan. 10
  • Net decrease of 1 person every Infinity minutes

  • Population estimates based on interpolation of data from World Population Prospects

Components of Population Change

One birth every 26.67 minutes
One death every 28.23 minutes
One emigrant every 480 minutes
Net gain of one person every Infinity minutes

North Macedonia Population Clock

North Macedonia Population Density Map

City
2024 Population
Skopje474,889
Bitola86,528
Kumanovo76,275
Prilep73,814
Tetovo72,944
Cair64,773
Kisela Voda58,216
Veles57,873
Ohrid54,908
Gostivar50,974

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
20242,082,706-0.3%83150130
20232,085,679-0.27%83150129
20202,111,072-0.15%84149126
20192,114,1760.03%84148123
20182,113,4910.07%84148124
20172,111,9790.08%84148123
20152,107,9620.14%84147122
20102,093,8280.15%83144119
20052,078,6620.4%82143112
20002,037,9360.54%81142114
19951,983,964-0.6%79144111
19902,044,1740.42%81139109
19852,001,5040.97%79136105
19801,907,0231.46%76135100
19751,774,0131.38%70134101
19701,656,7831.37%66133102
19651,547,9821.14%61133100
19601,462,3681.18%58131100
19551,379,1401.96%5512995

North Macedonia Population by Year (Historical)

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
20242,082,706-0.3%83150130
20252,082,425-0.27%83150130
20302,072,256-0.1%82150135
20352,047,455-0.24%81151139
20402,010,114-0.37%80151144
20451,963,152-0.47%78151147
20501,909,309-0.56%76151150
20551,849,472-0.64%73152153
20601,783,977-0.72%71154154
20651,713,288-0.8%68154159
20701,638,175-0.89%65155160
20751,560,184-0.97%62156162
20801,482,154-1.02%59157166
20851,406,828-1.04%56156167
20901,336,147-1.03%53157167
20951,270,572-1%50157169

North Macedonia Population by Year (Projections)

North Macedonia Population Pyramid 2024

North Macedonia Median Age

39

Total

38

Male

40

Female

North Macedonia Population by Age

There are people over age 18 in North Macedonia.

Census Years

Year
Date
20021 November 2002
199420 June 1994
199131 March 1991

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 2024
Area (km²)
25,713
2024 Growth Rate
Capital
GDP (IMF '23)
$15.87
GDP (UN '22)
$13.71 Bn
  1. State Statistical Office
  2. World Population Prospects (2022 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  3. GeoNames

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