Uzbekistan Population 2020 (Live)

33,470,508

Uzbekistan’s population is currently growing at a steady pace. The current population is 33.47 million people, which is expected to increase over the next few decades until its peaks at 44.4 million people in 2070. By the end of the century, the population is estimated to be about 42.27 million people.

Uzbekistan is currently growing at a rate of 1.48% per year. The population growth rate has decreased from 1.66% in 2016 to 1.48%, a trend that is expected to continue until 2070 when the population growth rate will dip into the negatives.

The current fertility rate in Uzbekistan is 2.43 births per woman and the median age is 27.8 years, allowing the population to continue to grow. While the fertility rate is high enough for population replacement now, it is less than half of what it was in 1980 when the fertility rate was 5.46 births per woman. This declining fertility rate trend is expected to continue over time.

The current population of Uzbekistan is 33,470,508, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 33,469,203.

Uzbekistan Growth Rate

Uzbekistan Population 2020 (Live)

Name Population
Tashkent1,978,028
Namangan432,456
Samarkand319,366
Andijon318,419
Bukhara247,644
Nukus230,006
Qarshi222,898
Qo`qon187,477
Chirchiq167,842
Fergana164,322

Uzbekistan Area and Population Density

Uzbekistan's population of 32,393,645 makes it the 43th largest country in the world and the third largest of the former Soviet states - behind Russia (142 million) and Ukraine (45 million). The area of the country is 173,351 square miles (448,962 square kilometers), giving it a population density of 186.87 people per square mile (72.02 people per square kilometer).

It is the largest country in Central Asia, comprising over 40% of the region's overall population. Other countries in the region are: Kazakhstan (pop: 16.6 million), Kyrgyzstan (pop: 5.6 million), Tajikistan (pop: 8.4 million) and Turkmenistan (pop: 5.3 million).

Largest Cities in Uzbekistan

The largest city in Uzbekistan is Taskent, the capital city. The latest available estimate - from 2009 - showed the Tashkent population to be 2.2 million, an increase of more than 700,000 since independence in 1991. Unofficial estimates place the city’s population much higher, though - some argue that it is actually home to 4 million people, many of whom have not got proper registration papers and are reluctant to respond to official surveys.

Other major cities in Uzbekistan are Namangan (pop: around 415,000), Samarkand (pop: around 364,000) and Andijan (pop: around 323,900).

You can see from the map above (it’s a worldmapper map that shows a slightly distorted image based on population density) that the Uzbekistan population is most dense in the east of the country, around its major cities.

Uzbekistan Population Density Map

Source:
Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
202033,469,2031.48%78.6842132
201932,981,7161.56%77.5342132
201832,476,2441.62%76.3442133
201731,959,7851.65%75.1342134
201631,441,7511.66%73.9142135
201530,929,5571.64%72.7142136
201028,515,9091.53%67.0342137
200526,427,7891.30%62.1242137
200024,769,9551.68%58.2339136
199522,791,0262.24%53.5840136
199020,398,3482.46%47.9540136
198518,061,2842.58%42.4641137
198015,898,7572.79%37.3741136
197513,857,4782.78%32.5841137
197012,080,3173.61%28.4044139
196510,116,8703.48%23.7846142
19608,526,3003.22%20.0450145
19557,277,3333.04%17.1154148
19506,264,0560.00%14.7357148

Uzbekistan Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
202033,469,2031.48%78.6842132
202535,617,6961.25%83.7344129
203037,418,4560.99%87.9644130
203539,064,0520.86%91.8347128
204040,608,3790.78%95.4648128
204541,938,5560.65%98.5948123
205042,942,4850.47%100.9550123
205543,631,5810.32%102.5749125
206044,083,1650.21%103.6350125
206544,337,8990.11%104.2351127
207044,402,7060.03%104.3853128
207544,288,984-0.05%104.1153129
208044,038,796-0.11%103.5253130
208543,706,106-0.15%102.7453129
209043,314,481-0.18%101.8253130
209542,844,499-0.22%100.7254131

Uzbekistan Population by Year (Projections)

Uzbekistan Population Pyramid 2020

Uzbekistan Population by Age

There are 21,984,299 adults in Uzbekistan.

Uzbekistan Population Pyramid

Uzbekistan’s population is currently growing at a steady pace. The current population is 33.47 million people, which is expected to increase over the next few decades until its peaks at 44.4 million people in 2070. By the end of the century, the population is estimated to be about 42.27 million people.

Uzbekistan is currently growing at a rate of 1.48% per year. The population growth rate has decreased from 1.66% in 2016 to 1.48%, a trend that is expected to continue until 2070 when the population growth rate will dip into the negatives.

The current fertility rate in Uzbekistan is 2.43 births per woman and the median age is 27.8 years, allowing the population to continue to grow. While the fertility rate is high enough for population replacement now, it is less than half of what it was in 1980 when the fertility rate was 5.46 births per woman. This declining fertility rate trend is expected to continue over time.

About Uzbekistan

  1. State Dept of Statistics
  2. UN World Population Prospects (2019 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    <p>Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1989 census, with official population estimates through 2014, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.</p>

  3. GeoNames Gazetteer