Bucharest Population 2021

1,794,248
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Bucharest's 2021 population is now estimated at 1,794,248. In 1950, the population of Bucharest was 651,661. Bucharest has grown by -8,999 since 2015, which represents a -0.50% annual change. These population estimates and projections come from the latest revision of the UN World Urbanization Prospects. These estimates represent the Urban agglomeration of Bucharest, which typically includes Bucharest's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

The city of Bucharest has a very long history. It was first noted in written documents dating back to 1459 but did not become the center of Romania until 1862. When the world wars were being fought, and during the time of peace between them, Bucharest made a significant change in their overall architecture. The difference was so drastic and beautiful that the city of Bucharest was called, "Little Paris." The city is still known for being a leader in architecture and remains a tourist attraction for those looking for unique structures.

City Area Size and Population Density

The 2016 population estimate has calculated a total of 2,106,144. With an area of 228 square kilometers in the city proper and 285 square kilometers in the urbanized area, the population density comes to approximately 9,200 people living per square kilometer.

Like most cities throughout the world, Bucharest performs a census on its citizens every ten years. The last poll was in 2011 and showed that the overall population within Bucharest was 1,883,400 people. The current population reflects 9.365% of the total population of Romania.

Religion

What shapes a country is often the religious aspects of its people. The churches are where the population gathers for worship in their chosen faith, bringing them closer together and strengthening the community. The people of Bucharest are quite devoted to their chosen religion, and that is reflected in the fact that approximately 86.8% of the population is Eastern Orthodox. Other religions in Bucharest are Protestantism, which makes up 7.5% of the total population and Roman Catholicism, which accounts for 4.7% of the population.

Ethnic Backgrounds

The ethnic backgrounds of Bucharest reflect that of the rest of Romania, and 89.9% of the population is considered to be of Romanian descent. The other ethnicities within the city are 2.5% Romans, 6.6% Hungarians, .3% Ukrainians, .2% Russians, .3% Germans, and .2% Turkish. The other .4% of the population is as unclassified.

The official language of Bucharest is Romanian.

Education

Education is a vital component of a city's ability to be prosperous and, in this regard, the education system in Bucharest does face particular challenges due to the lack of emphasis put on the need for education. The risk of dropout is a staggering 94%, and those that are unable to attend even primary school remains at 71.4%. The standard education system within the city of Bucharest and that of the rest of Romania encourages students to participate in an average of 8.4 years of primary school and nine years of secondary school.

In Bucharest, children are quite fortunate as many organizations have worked to encourage the growth of the economy through helping children with their education. The numbers indicate that before these new programs there only 70% of children in the city could access education. Today that has grown to 86% and is growing further with each passing year. It has had the most effect on pre-school children who previously had little encouragement to attend school. It is hoped that these programs will continue to encourage children to learn and therefore develop the economy of Bucharest.

Bucharest Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
20351,754,5980.22%3,855
20341,750,7430.19%3,366
20331,747,3770.16%2,830
20321,744,5470.13%2,206
20311,742,3410.08%1,434
20301,740,9070.02%405
20291,740,502-0.06%-1,005
20281,741,507-0.17%-2,928
20271,744,435-0.31%-5,488
20261,749,923-0.50%-8,776
20251,758,699-0.50%-8,821
20241,767,520-0.50%-8,865
20231,776,385-0.50%-8,909
20221,785,294-0.50%-8,954
20211,794,248-0.50%-8,999
20201,803,247-0.50%-9,043
20191,812,290-0.50%-9,090
20181,821,380-0.50%-9,135
20171,830,515-0.50%-9,180
20161,839,695-0.50%-9,227
20151,848,922-0.50%-9,273
20141,858,195-0.50%-9,319
20131,867,514-0.50%-9,353
20121,876,867-0.42%-7,904
20111,884,771-0.23%-4,431
20101,889,202-0.23%-4,442
20091,893,644-0.23%-4,447
20081,898,091-0.23%-4,469
20071,902,560-0.23%-4,474
20061,907,034-0.23%-4,484
20051,911,518-0.23%-4,488
20041,916,006-0.23%-4,511
20031,920,517-0.23%-4,516
20021,925,033-0.56%-10,849
20011,935,882-0.69%-13,466
20001,949,348-0.69%-13,596
19991,962,944-0.69%-13,673
19981,976,617-0.69%-13,767
19971,990,384-0.69%-13,845
19962,004,229-0.69%-13,979
19952,018,208-0.69%-14,058
19942,032,266-0.69%-14,155
19932,046,421-0.69%-14,234
19922,060,6550.13%2,740
19912,057,9150.90%18,375
19902,039,5400.90%18,211
19892,021,3290.90%18,024
19882,003,3050.90%17,912
19871,985,3930.90%17,728
19861,967,6650.90%17,569
19851,950,0960.90%17,389
19841,932,7070.90%17,281
19831,915,4260.90%17,103
19821,898,3230.90%16,950
19811,881,3730.90%16,776
19801,864,5970.90%16,672
19791,847,9250.90%16,500
19781,831,4250.90%16,353
19771,815,0722.51%44,421
19761,770,6514.05%68,848
19751,701,8034.04%66,081
19741,635,7224.04%63,516
19731,572,2064.03%60,967
19721,511,2394.05%58,761
19711,452,4784.04%56,401
19701,396,0774.04%54,210
19691,341,8674.03%52,035
19681,289,8324.05%50,152
19671,239,6804.04%48,137
19661,191,5433.21%37,094
19651,154,4492.86%32,139
19641,122,3102.87%31,329
19631,090,9812.87%30,413
19621,060,5682.87%29,566
19611,031,0022.86%28,702
19601,002,3002.87%27,979
1959974,3212.87%27,161
1958947,1602.87%26,404
1957920,7562.86%25,633
1956895,1234.62%39,524
1955855,5995.60%45,346
1954810,2535.60%42,943
1953767,3105.59%40,612
1952726,6985.60%38,566
1951688,1325.60%36,471
1950651,6610.00%

Bucharest Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2021 Population 2021 Growth
Bucharest1,794,248-0.50%
Iasi317,119-0.06%
Cluj Napoca308,1640.10%
Timisoara306,676-0.02%

Other Cities in Romania

  1. World Urbanization Prospects - United Nations population estimates and projections of major Urban Agglomerations

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