Vatican City Population 2020

Vatican City has a 2020 population of 801 according to the latest estimates from the UN's World Population Prospects. This ranks it 235th in the world. This enclave of Rome, Italy is an independent state of its very own.

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).

Vatican City Population in 2018Source: By Jebulon [CC0], from Wikimedia Commons

Official NameVatican City State
Languages SpokenItalian, Latin
Is LandlockedYes
Latitude/Longitude41.90, 12.45
Currencies UsedEuro
DemonymItalian
BordersItaly
Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
202080146.57%54.43%1820.452350.25%
201979947.18%54.82%1815.91235-0.25%
201880146.57%54.56%1820.452351.01%
201779346.41%54.22%1802.27235-1.00%
201680146.19%52.56%1820.45235-0.25%
201580346.08%52.30%1825.002350.23%
201079446.60%52.02%1804.55235-0.10%
200579847.62%52.38%1813.642350.33%
200078548.28%52.36%1784.092350.13%
199578048.21%51.54%1772.732350.31%
199076848.70%50.52%1745.452350.58%
198574648.66%50.54%1695.452350.60%
198072449.03%51.10%1645.45235-0.11%
197572849.04%50.41%1654.552352.48%
197064449.69%51.09%1463.64235-5.49%
196585449.06%50.82%1940.91235-1.18%
196090649.67%50.11%2059.09235-0.04%
195590849.12%50.00%2063.642350.00%
195090849.12%50.66%2063.642350.00%
Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
202080146.57%54.43%1820.452350.00%
202580245.89%53.74%1822.732350.02%
203079545.91%54.59%1806.82235-0.18%
203579746.05%54.45%1811.362350.05%
204080346.20%53.05%1825.002350.15%
204579846.62%53.13%1813.64235-0.12%
205081446.81%52.21%1850.002350.40%
205580547.45%52.30%1829.55235-0.22%
206080848.27%53.47%1836.362350.07%
206581147.97%51.91%1843.182350.07%
207079947.68%50.94%1815.91235-0.30%
207579048.48%51.90%1795.45235-0.23%
208079248.61%51.26%1800.002350.05%
208578449.11%52.04%1781.82235-0.20%
209079548.43%50.94%1806.822350.28%
209579248.86%51.01%1800.00235-0.08%
  1. World Population Prospects (2019 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer