Belgrade Population 2022

1,405,192
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The capital city of Serbia is Belgrade. It is the largest city in the country and has been known as a strategic location for many years. Belgrade's location is so prized among nations that it has been fought over in at least 115 wars. The name may seem a bit peculiar, but the translation of is simply White City as much of the country's architecture is white. The recent population estimates give a total population of over 1 million.

Area Size of Belgrade

The area of Belgrade takes up 360 square kilometers of surface area within Serbia. The population density is 3,241 people per square kilometer.

Demographics

The population of Belgrade is very much on the rise. According to the most recent census, there is currently a population of 1,166,800. The total number of residents in Belgrade make up 12.93% of the population of Serbia. The growth rate between 2001 and 2011 was .46% per year and, if the totals remain at this rate, the population of 2017 will be 1,199,359 people. According to population statistics dating back to 1953, growth is always part of the economy except for 1991 to 2002 which reflected a negative growth rate of -.39%.

Ethnicities

There is a lot of diversity within Belgrade, but the primary ethnicity in the city remains the Serbs. Over a million and a half people make up this group at 89.9% of the total population in the city. The rest of the ethnicities represented are fractions of the overall population, including Romani at 1.2%, Montenegrins at 1.3%, and Yugoslavs at 1.4%. There is also a part of the population that is undeclared at 1.6% and a few that are of unknown ethnic origin at 1.3%. Diversity in the city is growing, but not at a substantial rate as with other cities in the world.

Religion

Religion is a significant part of life in Belgrade and Orthodoxy makes up the majority of the religious affiliation in the city. Approximately 89.9% of people identify as practicing Eastern Orthodoxy. 1.9% of the population are Muslims, and .8% are Roman Catholics. The smallest religions represented are Protestantism at .2%, Asian religions such as Buddhism and Hinduism at .02%, and Judaism at a minuscule .02% of the overall population. 3.3% have not declared any religion, while those who do not currently know which religious affiliation they belong to make up 1.6% of the population. 2.4% of the total population identify as Atheists.

Crime Rates

One of the best aspects of Belgrade is the fact that it is a relatively safe city. As with any large city, it does have some risk of potential crimes, but Belgrade's crime rate is remarkably low compared to the national average and even surrounding countries. Robberies, thefts, and petty crimes are quite a low risk, but there is a substantially higher crime rate when it comes to bribery and corruption. Belgrade is among the safest cities in Serbia for walking alone during the day and just a bit riskier when walking at night.

Population History

The area that Belgrade occupies has a long and colorful history, and it has seen through all three Crusades - though the city was in ruins during the Third Crusade. During the late 1300s, Belgrade was home to numerous people fleeing Ottoman rule, and the population is thought to be near 40,000 to 50,000 around this time. By the end of the 1500s, the Ottomans had seized the area, and the population had grown to somewhere near 100,000 people. Four hundred years later, in the 1900s, Belgrade's population had dropped to as low as 70,000 before beginning to re-establish a positive growth rate. By 1940, the population had swelled to over 300,000 and has continued to multiply since that time.

Year Population
1950432,028
1951448,216
1952465,034
1953482,805
1954502,425
1955522,842
1956544,118
1957566,198
1958589,207
1959613,150
1960638,101
1961662,571
1962683,648
1963705,395
1964727,866
1965750,988
1966774,877
1967799,526
1968824,996
1969851,203
1970878,280
1971903,424
1972920,836
1973938,534
1974956,597
1975975,007
1976993,798
19771,012,898
19781,032,392
19791,052,262
19801,072,542
19811,089,033
19821,093,478
19831,097,941
19841,102,429
19851,106,923
19861,111,441
19871,115,977
19881,120,539
19891,125,106
19901,129,699
19911,136,350
19921,149,167
19931,162,093
19941,175,182
19951,188,419
19961,201,823
19971,215,341
19981,229,030
19991,242,873
20001,256,892
20011,271,030
20021,283,400
20031,289,908
20041,296,457
20051,303,021
20061,309,628
20071,316,268
20081,322,952
20091,329,650
20101,336,392
20111,343,168
20121,349,747
20131,356,261
20141,362,815
20151,369,401
20161,376,019
20171,382,669
20181,389,351
20191,393,717
20201,397,939
20211,401,786
20221,405,192
20231,408,144
20241,410,697
20251,412,952
20261,415,007
20271,416,917
20281,418,745
20291,420,588
20301,422,506
20311,424,530
20321,426,669
20331,428,927
20341,431,290
20351,433,749

Belgrade Population 2022

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
1950432,0280.00%
1951448,2163.75%16,188
1952465,0343.75%16,818
1953482,8053.82%17,771
1954502,4254.06%19,620
1955522,8424.06%20,417
1956544,1184.07%21,276
1957566,1984.06%22,080
1958589,2074.06%23,009
1959613,1504.06%23,943
1960638,1014.07%24,951
1961662,5713.83%24,470
1962683,6483.18%21,077
1963705,3953.18%21,747
1964727,8663.19%22,471
1965750,9883.18%23,122
1966774,8773.18%23,889
1967799,5263.18%24,649
1968824,9963.19%25,470
1969851,2033.18%26,207
1970878,2803.18%27,077
1971903,4242.86%25,144
1972920,8361.93%17,412
1973938,5341.92%17,698
1974956,5971.92%18,063
1975975,0071.92%18,410
1976993,7981.93%18,791
19771,012,8981.92%19,100
19781,032,3921.92%19,494
19791,052,2621.92%19,870
19801,072,5421.93%20,280
19811,089,0331.54%16,491
19821,093,4780.41%4,445
19831,097,9410.41%4,463
19841,102,4290.41%4,488
19851,106,9230.41%4,494
19861,111,4410.41%4,518
19871,115,9770.41%4,536
19881,120,5390.41%4,562
19891,125,1060.41%4,567
19901,129,6990.41%4,593
19911,136,3500.59%6,651
19921,149,1671.13%12,817
19931,162,0931.12%12,926
19941,175,1821.13%13,089
19951,188,4191.13%13,237
19961,201,8231.13%13,404
19971,215,3411.12%13,518
19981,229,0301.13%13,689
19991,242,8731.13%13,843
20001,256,8921.13%14,019
20011,271,0301.12%14,138
20021,283,4000.97%12,370
20031,289,9080.51%6,508
20041,296,4570.51%6,549
20051,303,0210.51%6,564
20061,309,6280.51%6,607
20071,316,2680.51%6,640
20081,322,9520.51%6,684
20091,329,6500.51%6,698
20101,336,3920.51%6,742
20111,343,1680.51%6,776
20121,349,7470.49%6,579
20131,356,2610.48%6,514
20141,362,8150.48%6,554
20151,369,4010.48%6,586
20161,376,0190.48%6,618
20171,382,6690.48%6,650
20181,389,3510.48%6,682
20191,393,7170.31%4,366
20201,397,9390.30%4,222
20211,401,7860.28%3,847
20221,405,1920.24%3,406
20231,408,1440.21%2,952
20241,410,6970.18%2,553
20251,412,9520.16%2,255
20261,415,0070.15%2,055
20271,416,9170.13%1,910
20281,418,7450.13%1,828
20291,420,5880.13%1,843
20301,422,5060.14%1,918
20311,424,5300.14%2,024
20321,426,6690.15%2,139
20331,428,9270.16%2,258
20341,431,2900.17%2,363
20351,433,7490.17%2,459

Belgrade Population Data (Urban Area)

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