Ukraine Population 2024 (Live)

37,963,340

Ukraine experienced several decades of rapid population growth between 1950 and 1990 when its population was at its highest of 51.46 million people.

Since the 1990s, Ukraine’s population has been declining due to high emigration rates, low birth rates, and high death rates. Ukraine’s birth rate is 9.2 births per 1,000 people, which has decreased over 2% every year the past several years, and its death rate is 15.193 deaths per 1,000 people. Many people leave the country because Ukraine is the second-poorest in Europe, is in conflict with Russia to its east, and is beset by corruption.

The population is currently declining at a rate of 0.59%, a rate has increased every year since 2015. The United Nations estimates that Ukraine could lose nearly one-fifth of its population by 2050.

Population Rank
Growth Rate
2024 World Percentage
Land Area
579,400
The current population of Ukraine is 37,963,340 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2024 population at 37,937,821.

Ukraine Growth Rate

Ukraine Population Clock

Ukraine Population (as of 7/9/2024)37,963,340
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2024)37,937,821
Births per Day587
Deaths per Day1,419
Migrations per Day3,667
Net Change per Day2,835
Population Change Since Jan. 1541,485

Components of Population Change

One birth every 2.45 minutes
One death every 1.02 minutes
One immigrant every 24 seconds
Net gain of one person every 30 seconds

Ukraine Population Clock

Ukraine Population Density Map

City
2024 Population
Kyiv2,797,553
Kharkiv1,430,885
Dnipro1,032,822
Donetsk1,024,700
Odessa1,001,558
Zaporizhia796,217
Lviv717,803
Kryvyi Rih652,380
Mykolayiv510,840
Mariupol481,626

Ukraine Area and Population Density

The entire country constitutes a total land area of 603,628 km². This makes Ukraine by far the biggest country in the whole of Europe. The population density is currently at approximately 73 people per square kilometer.

Largest Cities in Ukraine

Ukraine is a unitary state comprised of 24 provinces. It also has the Crimean Peninsula and 2 cities with very special status. These cities are Sevastopol and the capital of the country, Kyiv.

Sevastopol is located on the Black Sea coast of the Crimean Peninsula. It is the largest port in Ukraine. (The first was Port of Odesa.) The city houses the vast population of 342,451 people, which was calculated in the 2001 consensus. The city lies on an area of 864 km² which is about 0.14% of the whole country.

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
202437,937,821-3.01%6540148
202336,744,634-3.74%6341148
202043,909,666-0.68%7634136
201944,211,094-0.53%7632135
201844,446,954-0.47%7731133
201744,657,257-0.39%7731132
201544,982,564-0.31%7831130
201045,683,020-0.53%7928121
200546,912,610-0.82%8127113
200048,879,755-0.87%8423109
199551,061,265-0.21%8823105
199051,589,8170.26%8922103
198550,917,3990.38%881896
198049,973,9200.44%861789
197548,892,1870.67%841688
197047,279,0860.82%821687
196545,387,0911.2%781582
196042,767,2511.43%741579
195539,836,5101.32%691578

Ukraine Population by Year (Historical)

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
202437,937,821-3.01%6540148
202538,759,076-2.46%6740148
203038,295,429-0.24%6646151
203536,959,760-0.71%6452156
204035,656,113-0.72%6253157
204534,310,784-0.77%5957160
205032,867,719-0.86%5761165
205531,330,525-0.95%5463168
206029,764,648-1.02%5164170
206528,248,946-1.04%4968173
207026,820,525-1.03%4670173
207525,493,446-1.01%4470175
208024,278,882-0.97%4270180
208523,194,430-0.91%4071181
209022,225,811-0.85%3873181
209521,323,189-0.83%3773182

Ukraine Population by Year (Projections)

Ukraine Population Pyramid 2024

Ukraine Median Age

41.2

Total

38.2

Male

44.3

Female

Ukraine Population by Age

There are people over age 18 in Ukraine.

Census Years

Year
Date
20202020
20015 December 2001
198912 January 1989

Ukraine Population Pyramid

Ukraine is part of Eastern Europe. It shares borders with the Russian Federation to the east and northeast, and with Belarus towards the northwest border. Hungary, Slovakia and Poland are to its west; Romania and Moldova share its southwest border; and the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea are to its south and southeast borders.

Ukraine Demographics

Ukrainians make up almost 77.8% of the total population, while Russians take the second spot with almost 17% of the population. Other minorities include Bella Russians 0.6%, Bulgarians 0.4%, Hungarians 0.3%, Crimean Tatars 0.5%, while Romanians and Poles both are 0.3% and Jewish residents make up 0.2% of the total population. Other minorities present are 1.8%.

The major language is Ukrainian, spoken by 67% of the population, while the second most common language is Russian, spoken by 24% of the total population. The remaining 9% is comprised of various other languages.

The literacy rate is excellent - 99.7%. The male literacy rate is 99.8%, while the female literacy rate is 99.6%. The fertility rate, however, is fairly low: 1.29 children born/woman. The death rate of almost 15 deaths/1000 persons is higher than the birth rate, which is almost 9.59 births/1000 population.

Almost 14% of the population is ages 0-14, while 12% is 15-24 years of age. And 57% of the population is 25-64 years of age, while 15% is 65 years and over.

Ukraine Religion, Economy and Politics

The people in Ukraine are known to be from several religious affiliations. These include the most common ones - the Kiev Patriarchy Orthodox Church, the Moscow Patriarchate Orthodox Church, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, Protestant churches, the Roman Catholic Church, Islam, and Jewish - and some other minority religions as well.

The life expectancy rate in Ukraine is very low compared to that of the rest of the world - 79.4 in 2018. The infant mortality rate has been decreasing in recent years. It reached 9 deaths per 1000 infants in 2011 and was at 8.5 deaths per 1000 infants in 2012 according to the latest statistics. Life expectancy at birth has been increasing, which is a good sign since the population has had a very high death rate in the past few years. In 2011, the results of the official Ukraine census stated a life expectancy of 71.22 years, an increase from what it was in the past. The life expectancy for the male population was calculated to be 65.98 years, whereas it was 75.88 years for the female population.

The fertility rate has been rising as well. With an estimated value of 1.08 children per woman, the rate has risen to 1.46 children per woman - a good sign as it adds to the growth rate of the comparatively low population.

Ukraine Population History

The population of Ukraine has undergone a major crisis since the 1990s. This is mainly because of the high death rate and a very low birth rate. The country’s population is shrinking by over 150,000 people every year. However, things have changed a little since the year 2000. The birth rate, which was previously very low, has risen recently and now is comparable to that of the European average. However, it still needs to increase by 50% more in order for the population to stabilize.

In 2018, the death rate is at 11.1 deaths per 1,000 population, and the birth rate is at 9 births per 1,000 population. The population growth rate is currently at -.48%.

Ukraine Population Rank 2024
Area (km²)
603,500
2024 Growth Rate
Capital
GDP (IMF '23)
$188.94
GDP (UN '22)
$160.50 Bn

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