Skopje Population 2022

605,996
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Skopje is a city located in Macedonia. It is the capital of the country, and it is also the largest city. The city has a population of 506,926 residents.

City Size and Population Density

The city of Skopje has a total area of over 220 square miles, and the population density is 2,300 residents per square mile.

Recent Population Estimates

The population count was last officially recorded in 2002. More recent estimates show that the city has seen a drop in population, with unofficial estimates putting the population around 502,700.

Skopje Population Demographics

Skopje is home to about one-third of the country’s total population. The largest ethnic group is Macedonians, who comprise over 66% of the total population. There is also over 20% Albanians, as well as other groups including Romani, Serbs, Turks, Bosniaks, Aromanians and a small percentage of other ethnic groups.

There are many religions observed through Skopje, with the primary religions being Orthodox and Islam. Sixteen percent of residents graduated from university, which is higher than the nation average of 10%. Eighty percent of people in Macedonia who have a PhD live in Skopje. Skopjans with no or low education is just 9%, which falls well below the province’s average of 17%.

Population Growth

The population has grown steadily throughout the years, exceeding 100,000 residents in the 1950s, passing 300,000 in the 1970s, and reaching over 500,000 by 2002. However, recent estimates suggest that the population has declined from the last official count held in 2002. There is nothing indicating that this will be a continuing trend. In fact, as more people continue to move from smaller towns and villages to pursue the opportunities available in Skopje, the population should continue to increase in the future.

Year Population
1950120,209
1951125,883
1952131,833
1953138,047
1954144,563
1955151,386
1956158,542
1957166,015
1958173,851
1959182,056
1960190,662
1961199,648
1962209,072
1963218,940
1964229,289
1965240,096
1966251,429
1967263,297
1968275,742
1969288,739
1970302,368
1971315,081
1972323,570
1973332,263
1974341,202
1975350,381
1976359,821
1977369,488
1978379,428
1979389,636
1980400,133
1981409,108
1982412,959
1983416,846
1984420,775
1985424,730
1986428,728
1987432,763
1988436,842
1989440,949
1990445,099
1991447,920
1992446,696
1993445,478
1994444,380
1995447,066
1996449,771
1997452,486
1998455,221
1999457,973
2000460,744
2001463,525
2002466,327
2003471,711
2004478,490
2005485,348
2006492,314
2007499,380
2008506,558
2009513,818
2010521,192
2011528,673
2012536,271
2013543,978
2014551,796
2015559,726
2016567,771
2017575,931
2018584,208
2019589,751
2020595,275
2021600,708
2022605,996
2023611,107
2024616,039
2025620,825
2026625,490
2027630,082
2028634,634
2029639,171
2030643,694
2031648,096
2032652,304
2033656,292
2034660,043
2035663,556

Skopje Population 2022

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
1950120,2090.00%
1951125,8834.72%5,674
1952131,8334.73%5,950
1953138,0474.71%6,214
1954144,5634.72%6,516
1955151,3864.72%6,823
1956158,5424.73%7,156
1957166,0154.71%7,473
1958173,8514.72%7,836
1959182,0564.72%8,205
1960190,6624.73%8,606
1961199,6484.71%8,986
1962209,0724.72%9,424
1963218,9404.72%9,868
1964229,2894.73%10,349
1965240,0964.71%10,807
1966251,4294.72%11,333
1967263,2974.72%11,868
1968275,7424.73%12,445
1969288,7394.71%12,997
1970302,3684.72%13,629
1971315,0814.20%12,713
1972323,5702.69%8,489
1973332,2632.69%8,693
1974341,2022.69%8,939
1975350,3812.69%9,179
1976359,8212.69%9,440
1977369,4882.69%9,667
1978379,4282.69%9,940
1979389,6362.69%10,208
1980400,1332.69%10,497
1981409,1082.24%8,975
1982412,9590.94%3,851
1983416,8460.94%3,887
1984420,7750.94%3,929
1985424,7300.94%3,955
1986428,7280.94%3,998
1987432,7630.94%4,035
1988436,8420.94%4,079
1989440,9490.94%4,107
1990445,0990.94%4,150
1991447,9200.63%2,821
1992446,696-0.27%-1,224
1993445,478-0.27%-1,218
1994444,380-0.25%-1,098
1995447,0660.60%2,686
1996449,7710.61%2,705
1997452,4860.60%2,715
1998455,2210.60%2,735
1999457,9730.60%2,752
2000460,7440.61%2,771
2001463,5250.60%2,781
2002466,3270.60%2,802
2003471,7111.15%5,384
2004478,4901.44%6,779
2005485,3481.43%6,858
2006492,3141.44%6,966
2007499,3801.44%7,066
2008506,5581.44%7,178
2009513,8181.43%7,260
2010521,1921.44%7,374
2011528,6731.44%7,481
2012536,2711.44%7,598
2013543,9781.44%7,707
2014551,7961.44%7,818
2015559,7261.44%7,930
2016567,7711.44%8,045
2017575,9311.44%8,160
2018584,2081.44%8,277
2019589,7510.95%5,543
2020595,2750.94%5,524
2021600,7080.91%5,433
2022605,9960.88%5,288
2023611,1070.84%5,111
2024616,0390.81%4,932
2025620,8250.78%4,786
2026625,4900.75%4,665
2027630,0820.73%4,592
2028634,6340.72%4,552
2029639,1710.71%4,537
2030643,6940.71%4,523
2031648,0960.68%4,402
2032652,3040.65%4,208
2033656,2920.61%3,988
2034660,0430.57%3,751
2035663,5560.53%3,513

Skopje Population Data (Urban Area)

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