North Macedonia Population (LIVE)

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North Macedonia Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the Republic of North Macedonia is 2,082,753 as of Monday, June 24, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • the Republic of North Macedonia 2023 population is estimated at 2,085,679 people at mid year.
  • the Republic of North Macedonia population is equivalent to 0.03% of the total world population.
  • North Macedonia ranks number 150 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in the Republic of North Macedonia is 83 per Km2 (214 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 25,220 Km2 (9,737 sq. miles)
  • 59.6 % of the population is urban (1,242,855 people in 2023)
  • The median age in the Republic of North Macedonia is 38.9 years.
1. Updated on July 16, 2023 with the latest July 2023-July 2024 estimates from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Population of the Republic of North Macedonia (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNorth Macedonia
Global Rank
2024 2,082,706 -0.14 % -2,973 -1,000 39.3 1.39 83 60.1 % 1,250,756 0.03 % 8,118,835,999 150
2023 2,085,679 -0.38 % -7,920 -1,000 38.9 1.38 83 59.6 % 1,242,855 0.03 % 8,045,311,447 150
2022 2,093,599 -0.46 % -9,731 -1,000 38.5 1.37 83 59.0 % 1,235,263 0.03 % 7,975,105,156 150
2020 2,111,072 -0.15 % -3,104 -486 38.0 1.36 84 57.8 % 1,221,133 0.03 % 7,840,952,880 149
2015 2,107,962 0.13 % 2,827 -1,378 36.1 1.50 84 56.6 % 1,193,694 0.03 % 7,426,597,537 147
2010 2,093,828 0.15 % 3,033 -1,578 34.5 1.55 83 56.5 % 1,182,169 0.03 % 6,985,603,105 144
2005 2,078,662 0.40 % 8,145 -2,250 32.9 1.46 82 57.0 % 1,185,317 0.03 % 6,558,176,119 143
2000 2,037,936 0.54 % 10,7945,516 32.0 1.86 81 58.5 % 1,191,344 0.03 % 6,148,898,975 142
1995 1,983,964 -0.60 % -12,042 -3,605 31.1 2.13 79 59.6 % 1,181,760 0.03 % 5,743,219,454 143
1990 2,044,174 0.42 % 8,534 -16,174 29.7 2.19 81 56.4 % 1,153,603 0.04 % 5,316,175,862 139
1985 2,001,504 0.97 % 18,896 -13,489 27.4 2.32 79 55.1 % 1,103,639 0.04 % 4,861,730,613 136
1980 1,907,023 1.46 % 26,602 -1 25.5 2.42 76 54.0 % 1,028,843 0.04 % 4,444,007,706 135
1975 1,774,013 1.38 % 23,446 1 23.8 2.59 70 51.4 % 911,764 0.04 % 4,069,437,231 134
1970 1,656,783 1.37 % 21,760 69 22.1 2.97 66 48.9 % 810,133 0.04 % 3,695,390,336 133
1965 1,547,982 1.14 % 17,123 -5,380 21.2 3.52 61 41.5 % 642,632 0.05 % 3,337,111,983 129
1960 1,462,368 1.18 % 16,646 -10,130 21.2 3.97 58 34.6 % 506,451 0.05 % 3,019,233,434 131
1955 1,379,140 1.96 % 25,541 -11,274 20.7 4.86 55 28.7 % 395,856 0.05 % 2,746,072,141 129
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Republic of North Macedonia Population Forecast

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YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNorth Macedonia
Global Rank
2025 2,082,425 -0.27 % -5,729 -1,000 39.7 1.39 83 60.5 % 1,258,951 0.03 % 8,191,988,453 150
2030 2,072,256 -0.10 % -2,034 -1,000 41.8 1.43 82 62.9 % 1,302,884 0.02 % 8,546,141,327 150
2035 2,047,455 -0.24 % -4,960 -1,000 43.8 1.46 81 65.5 % 1,341,550 0.02 % 8,879,397,401 151
2040 2,010,114 -0.37 % -7,468 -1,000 45.6 1.48 80 68.2 % 1,369,904 0.02 % 9,188,250,492 151
2045 1,963,152 -0.47 % -9,392 -1,000 47.3 1.50 78 70.8 % 1,390,498 0.02 % 9,467,543,575 151
2050 1,909,309 -0.55 % -10,769   48.6 1.51 76 73.6 % 1,405,212 0.02 % 9,709,491,761 151
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

North Macedonia Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of the Republic of North Macedonia
Life Expectancy
75.26 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
5.6
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
7.8
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in North Macedonia

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Skopje 474,889
2 Bitola 86,528
3 Kumanovo 76,275
4 Prilep 73,814
5 Tetovo 72,944
6 Cair 64,773
7 Kisela Voda 58,216
8 Veles 57,873
9 Ohrid 54,908
10 Gostivar 50,974
11 Shtip 48,279
12 Strumica 45,508
13 Centar Zupa 45,412
14 Gjorce Petro 41,000
15 Kavadarci 38,799
16 Struga 37,387
17 Butel 36,154
18 Kochani 34,258
19 Kicevo 31,123
20 Lipkovo 28,102
21 Zelino 25,422
22 Saraj 25,379
23 Radovis 24,984
24 Tearce 23,096
25 Kriva Palanka 20,820
26 Suto Orizare 20,800
27 Gevgelija 20,664
28 Negotino 19,515
29 Studenichani 18,219
30 Vinica 18,218
31 Debar 18,074
32 Negotino 17,518
33 Delcevo 17,415
34 Resen 16,539
35 Ilinden 16,406
36 Brvenica 16,267
37 Kamenjane 15,376
38 Bogovinje 15,166

See also

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Notes

The Republic of North Macedonia Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of the Republic of North Macedonia delivered by Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of the Republic of North Macedonia (1950 - 2023) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2023.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2023. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2023: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2023: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by North Macedonia in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.