Slovenia Population 2020 (Live)

2,078,938
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Slovenia is one of the most rapidly aging European countries with a low birth rate and increasing life expectancy. The working-age group continues to decline, despite immigration. It also has one of Europe's highest suidicde rates at 22 per 100,000.

As with most European countries, Slovenia is slowly aging and declining in population. While the country is currently growing at a rate of 0.3% per year, this fluctuates widely and is still trending flat.

The current population of Slovenia is 2,078,938, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 2,078,938.

Slovenia Growth Rate

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Slovenia Population 2020 (Live)

Name Population
Ljubljana272,220
Maribor95,171
Celje37,520
Kranj36,874
Velenje25,456
Koper24,996
Novo Mesto23,341
Ptuj18,164
Trbovlje15,163
Kamnik13,644

Slovenia Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20202,078,9380.01%103.22149110
20192,078,6540.04%103.21149110
20182,077,8370.07%103.17149109
20172,076,3940.10%103.10148109
20162,074,2100.14%102.99148108
20152,071,1990.27%102.84147105
20102,043,3370.48%101.46145106
20051,994,9760.07%99.06145105
20001,987,717-0.03%98.69145101
19951,991,131-0.15%98.8614297
19902,006,4050.62%99.6214193
19851,945,1301.16%96.5813889
19801,835,8311.05%91.1513689
19751,742,6230.86%86.5313588
19701,669,5810.49%82.9013485
19651,629,4330.53%80.9113179
19601,586,6370.77%78.7812877
19551,527,2050.72%75.8312474
19501,473,0930.00%73.1412068

Slovenia Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20202,078,9380.01%103.22149110
20252,073,062-0.06%102.93150116
20302,056,193-0.16%102.09149120
20352,032,744-0.23%100.93151121
20402,005,519-0.27%99.58151122
20451,974,734-0.31%98.05151125
20501,939,592-0.36%96.31152130
20551,900,669-0.40%94.37152136
20601,859,341-0.44%92.32153137
20651,817,949-0.45%90.27153136
20701,779,182-0.43%88.34154138
20751,745,938-0.38%86.69155139
20801,720,349-0.29%85.42152141
20851,703,140-0.20%84.57152139
20901,692,440-0.13%84.03152140
20951,684,620-0.09%83.65152140

Slovenia Population by Year (Projections)

Slovenia Population Pyramid 2020

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Slovenia Median Age

44.5


Total

42.8


Male

46.2


Female

Slovenia Population by Age

There are 1,710,291 adults in Slovenia.

Slovenia Population Pyramid

The country has a population density of 101 people per square kilometer (262/sq mi), which ranks 106th in the world. This is one of the lowest population densities in Europe. Most people are concentrated in the Central Slovenian statistical region, which includes the capital and largest city, Ljubljana. Ljubljana has a population of 275,000, which is the only city with a population of more than 100,000. About 65 to 79% of the population lives in urban areas.

Slovenia Demographics

83% of the population are Slovenes, followed by Serbs (2%), Croats (2%), Bosniaks (1%) and other groups. The official language is Slovene, which is spoken by 92% of the Slovenian population. This makes Slovenia one of the most homogenous countries in the EU in terms of speakers of the predominant mother tongue. Hungarian and Italian are official languages as well and spoken by the respective minorities. About 0.2% of people speak Italian while 0.4% speak Hungarian as their native language. Romani is also spoken by the Roma community.

Many people in Slovenia speak a variant of Serbo-Croatian as their native language. Most are immigrants who moved to the country from other former Yugoslav republics between the 1960's and 80's and their descendants. About 12% of Slovenians were born abroad, and there are 100,000 non-EU citizens in the country, which represents 5% of the total population. Most come from Bosnia-Herzegovina, along with Serbia, Croatia, Kosovo and Macedonia.

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