Vatican City Population 2020 (Live)

801
The current population of Vatican City is 801, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 801.

Vatican City Growth Rate

Vatican City Population 2020 (Live)

Name Population
Vatican City829

Vatican City Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20208010.25%02351
2019799-0.25%02351
20188011.01%02351
2017793-1.00%02351
2016801-0.25%02351
20158030.23%02351
2010794-0.10%02351
20057980.33%02351
20007850.13%02351
19957800.31%02351
19907680.58%02351
19857460.60%02351
1980724-0.11%02351
19757282.48%02351
1970644-5.49%02351
1965854-1.18%02351
1960906-0.04%02351
19559080.00%02351
19509080.00%02351

Vatican City Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20208010.25%02351
20258020.03%02351
2030795-0.18%02351
20357970.05%02351
20408030.15%02351
2045798-0.13%02351
20508140.40%02351
2055805-0.22%02351
20608080.07%02351
20658110.07%02351
2070799-0.30%02351
2075790-0.23%02351
20807920.05%02351
2085784-0.20%02351
20907950.28%02351
2095792-0.08%02351

Vatican City Population by Year (Projections)

Surface Area and Population Density

There are only .44 square kilometers of area within the Vatican City, so the entire population is contained within less than a single square kilometer of space.

Demographics in the Vatican City

Italian, Swiss, Argentinian, and other nationalities are common among the population that resides here. The languages include Italian, Latin, French, and various other languages as pertaining to the current residents. The residents are those that work in the city itself and in some cases their family members. Papal approval is required to become a citizen of the Vatican City.

Independence Obtained

11 February 1929 is the date that the three treaties were signed - giving full sovereignty of the land to the Vatican City and allowing it to establish it's own absolute monarchy. Currently, Pope Francis holds the chief of state position in the Holy See (as it is otherwise known).

About Vatican City

  1. UN World Population Prospects (2019 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer