Bulgaria Population 2023

Bulgaria Population 2023

As of Monday, November 7, 2022, the population of Bulgaria was estimated to be 6,826,051, according to Worldometer’s analysis of the latest United Nations data. In mid-year 2020, the estimated population of Bulgaria was 6,948,445, according to UN data.

Compared to the world’s total population, Bulgaria accounts for only 0.09% of it. In terms of ranking, Bulgaria stands at 107th place among all countries and dependencies based on population.

The population density of Bulgaria is 64 people per square kilometer or 166 people per square mile. The country has a total land area of 108,560 square kilometers or 41,915 square miles.

In 2020, 75.6% of the population in Bulgaria lived in urban areas, which is equivalent to 5,253,037 people. The median age in the country is 44.6 years, which is relatively high compared to other countries.

It is important to note that Bulgaria has been experiencing a declining population due to low birth rates and aging population, as well as emigration. The government has implemented various policies to address these issues and encourage population growth.

 The population of Bulgaria (2020 and historical)

Year Population Yearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban
Pop %
Urban Population Country’s Share of
World Pop
World Population Bulgaria
Global Rank
2020 6,948,445 -0.74 % -51,674 -4,800 44.6 1.56 64 75.6 % 5,253,037 0.09 % 7,794,798,739 107
2019 7,000,119 -0.73 % -51,489 -4,800 43.6 1.52 64 75.2 % 5,265,832 0.09 % 7,713,468,100 107
2018 7,051,608 -0.72 % -50,836 -4,800 43.6 1.52 65 74.9 % 5,278,205 0.09 % 7,631,091,040 106
2017 7,102,444 -0.69 % -49,509 -4,800 43.6 1.52 65 74.5 % 5,289,957 0.09 % 7,547,858,925 105
2016 7,151,953 -0.66 % -47,788 -4,800 43.6 1.52 66 74.1 % 5,300,792 0.10 % 7,464,022,049 105
2015 7,199,741 -0.61 % -45,053 -4,894 43.4 1.52 66 73.8 % 5,310,568 0.10 % 7,379,797,139 103
2010 7,425,008 -0.69 % -52,391 -16,748 42.3 1.52 68 72.1 % 5,353,646 0.11 % 6,956,823,603 99
2005 7,686,962 -0.79 % -62,199 -17,100 41.1 1.25 71 70.6 % 5,423,484 0.12 % 6,541,907,027 93
2000 7,997,957 -0.93 % -76,270 -26,765 39.7 1.20 74 68.9 % 5,510,364 0.13 % 6,143,493,823 91
1995 8,379,308 -1.07 % -92,430 -71,293 38.2 1.55 77 67.8 % 5,679,599 0.15 % 5,744,212,979 83
1990 8,841,458 -0.30 % -26,781 -36,829 36.5 1.95 81 66.4 % 5,868,643 0.17 % 5,327,231,061 76
1985 8,975,361 0.22 % 19,314 -4,469 35.3 2.01 83 64.6 % 5,797,183 0.18 % 4,870,921,740 72
1980 8,878,791 0.32 % 28,080 -18,974 34.2 2.19 82 62.1 % 5,513,719 0.20 % 4,458,003,514 66
1975 8,738,392 0.54 % 46,168 -8,679 33.7 2.16 80 57.6 % 5,029,979 0.21 % 4,079,480,606 63
1970 8,507,551 0.68 % 56,992 -1,285 33.2 2.13 78 52.3 % 4,449,410 0.23 % 3,700,437,046 63
1965 8,222,589 0.84 % 67,396 -287 32.0 2.22 76 45.8 % 3,762,158 0.25 % 3,339,583,597 52
1960 7,885,607 0.84 % 64,823 -8,693 30.4 2.30 73 37.1 % 2,925,530 0.26 % 3,034,949,748 57
1955 7,561,493 0.84 % 62,099 -20,179 28.9 2.53 70 32.2 % 2,435,785 0.27 % 2,773,019,936 52

Source: Estimation of Bulgaria’s population is from United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. ( World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision).

Bulgaria Population Future Forecast

-4,800

Year Population Yearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban
Pop %
Urban Population Country’s Share of
World Pop
World Population Bulgaria
Global Rank
2020 6,948,445 -0.71 % -50,259 -4,800 44.6 1.56 64 75.6 % 5,253,037 0.09 % 7,794,798,739 107
2025 6,686,471 -0.77 % -52,395 -4,800 46.0 1.56 62 77.5 % 5,179,498 0.08 % 8,184,437,460 110
2030 6,416,749 -0.82 % -53,944 -4,800 47.1 1.56 59 79.2 % 5,082,261 0.08 % 8,548,487,400 113
2035 6,141,131 -0.87 % -55,124 -4,800 48.1 1.56 57 80.8 % 4,964,822 0.07 % 8,887,524,213 119
2040 5,873,296 -0.89 % -53,567 -4,800 49.0 1.56 54 82.5 % 4,842,632 0.06 % 9,198,847,240 122
2045 5,622,640 -0.87 % -50,131 -4,800 49.1 1.56 52 84.0 % 4,724,481 0.06 % 9,481,803,274 123
2050 5,385,441 -0.86 % -47,440   48.1 1.56 50 85.5 % 4,606,350 0.06 % 9,735,033,990 128

Source: Estimation of Bulgaria’s population is from United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. ( World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision).

Bulgaria Demographics

LIFE EXPECTANCY INFANT MORTALITY DEATHS UNDER AGE 5

75.49 years

(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)

5.4

(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)

6.5

(per 1,000 live births)

Main Cities by Population in Bulgaria

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Sofia 1,152,556
2 Plovdiv 340,494
3 Varna 312,770
4 Burgas 195,966
5 Ruse 156,238
6 Stara Zagora 143,431
7 Pleven 118,675
8 Sliven 96,368
9 Dobrich 94,831
10 Shumen 87,283
11 Pernik 82,467
12 Yambol 80,116
13 Haskovo 79,699
14 Pazardzhik 75,977
15 Blagoevgrad 71,306
16 Veliko Turnovo 66,217
17 Gabrovo 66,175
18 Vratsa 64,941
19 Kazanlak 55,196
20 Vidin 54,409
21 Asenovgrad 52,170
22 Kardzhali 51,000
23 Kyustendil 48,286
24 Montana 47,445
25 Dimitrovgrad 43,288
26 Lovech 42,211
27 Silistra 39,715
28 Razgrad 38,285
29 Targovishte 37,774
30 Dupnitsa 34,764
31 Gorna Oryahovitsa 32,792
32 Svishtov 32,256
33 Smolyan 32,069
34 Petrich 30,308
35 Samokov 26,765
36 Lom 26,594
37 Sandanski 26,459
38 Sevlievo 24,582
39 Nova Zagora 24,340
40 Velingrad 24,036
41 Cherven Bryag 21,688
42 Troyan 21,162
43 Aytos 20,986
44 Botevgrad 20,909
45 Gotse Delchev 20,471
46 Karlovo 19,958
47 Karnobat 19,709
48 Panagyurishte 19,389
49 Svilengrad 19,279
50 Harmanli 18,931
51 Peshtera 18,676
52 Chirpan 17,243
53 Parvomay 17,000
54 Popovo 16,571
55 Rakovski 15,782
56 Berkovitsa 15,027

Note:

The Bulgaria Population Live counter displays an ongoing estimate of the current population of Bulgaria, as calculated by Worldometer’s RTS algorithm using data from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Bulgaria chart from 1950 to 2019 illustrates the total population count as of July 1st of each year within that time frame.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart displays the yearly percentage changes in the population as recorded on July 1st of each year, ranging from 1951 to 2019. It’s important to note that this value may differ from the Yearly % Change displayed in the historical table, which shows the percentage change of the previous year based on the assumption of consistent changes over the previous five-year period.

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