Skopje Population 2021

600,708
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Skopje's 2021 population is now estimated at 600,708. In 1950, the population of Skopje was 120,209. Skopje has grown by 5,433 since 2015, which represents a 0.91% 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 Skopje, which typically includes Skopje's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

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.

Skopje Population 2021

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

Skopje Population Data (Urban Area)

Other Cities in North Macedonia

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

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