Population of Eastern Europe 2023

Population of Eastern Europe 2023

Population of Eastern Europe 2023: Facts, Figures, and Trends

With a population of 291,995,053 as of Monday, November 7, 2022, Eastern Europe is home to about 3.76% of the total world population. According to the latest United Nations estimates, the region holds the top position in Europe among subregions ranked by population.

Population Density and Land Area in Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe covers a total land area of 18,052,768 square kilometers (6,970,210 square miles), making it the largest subregion of Europe. The population density in this part of Europe is relatively low, with 16 people per square kilometer (42 people per square mile).

Urbanization and Median Age in Eastern Europe

As of 2019, about 69.4% of Eastern Europe’s population (203,295,841 people) lives in urban areas. This indicates a significant level of urbanization in the region. The median age in Eastern Europe is 40.8 years, reflecting a relatively mature population.

Trends and Projections in Eastern Europe

The population of Eastern Europe has been declining in recent years, a trend that is expected to continue in the future. One of the primary reasons for this decline is the low birth rate in the region. The aging population is also a contributing factor to the downward trend.

Countries in Eastern Europe

Country

Population (2020)

Russia

145,934,462

Ukraine

43,733,762

Poland

37,846,611

Romania

19,237,691

Czechia

10,708,981

Hungary

9,660,351

Belarus

9,449,323

Bulgaria

6,948,445

Slovakia

5,459,642

Moldova

4,033,963

Eastern Europe Population in 2020 and it’s Historical

Year Population Yearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban
Pop %
Urban Population Eastern Europe’s
Share of
World Pop
World Population Eastern Europe
Rank within
Europe
2020 293,013,231 -0.09 % -275,503 121,100 40.8 1.66 16 69.4 % 203,295,841 4.0 % 7,794,798,739 1
2020 293,013,231 -0.15 % -431,682 121,100 39.8 1.59 16 69.4 % 203,295,841 3.8 % 7,794,798,739 1
2019 293,444,913 -0.12 % -345,346 121,100 39.8 1.59 16 69.3 % 203,270,474 3.8 % 7,713,468,100  
2018 293,790,259 -0.09 % -265,797 121,100 39.8 1.59 16 69.2 % 203,247,639 3.9 % 7,631,091,040 1
2017 294,056,056 -0.07 % -195,974 121,100 39.8 1.59 16 69.1 % 203,223,398 3.9 % 7,547,858,925 1
2016 294,252,030 -0.05 % -138,715 121,100 39.8 1.59 16 69.1 % 203,192,027 3.9 % 7,464,022,049 1
2015 294,390,745 -0.03 % -96,422 290,800 39.5 1.57 16 69 % 203,146,396 4.2 % 7,379,797,139 1
2010 294,872,854 -0.18 % -525,537 368,500 38.5 1.43 16 68.8 % 202,919,567 4.5 % 6,956,823,603 1
2005 297,500,538 -0.43 % -1,283,576 193,400 37.6 1.26 16 68.5 % 203,671,943 4.8 % 6,541,907,027 1
2000 303,918,418 -0.36 % -1,103,341 225,000 36.5 1.29 17 68.2 % 207,280,016 5.3 % 6,143,493,823 1
1995 309,435,121 -0.02 % -74,704 289,600 35.1 1.63 17 68.2 % 210,975,598 5.8 % 5,744,212,979 1
1990 309,808,641 0.43 % 1,313,914 -5,500 33.6 2.10 17 68 % 210,662,943 6.4 % 5,327,231,061 1
1985 303,239,070 0.57 % 1,700,975 156,500 32.4 2.08 17 66.2 % 200,775,209 6.8 % 4,870,921,740 1
1980 294,734,197 0.65 % 1,871,363 88,500 31.5 2.07 16 63.8 % 188,022,653 7.2 % 4,458,003,514 1
1975 285,377,381 0.66 % 1,842,486 -48,700 31.1 2.14 16 60.4 % 172,321,424 7.7 % 4,079,480,606 1
1970 276,164,952 0.68 % 1,845,332 -92,700 30.9 2.15 15 56.6 % 156,375,221 8.3 % 3,700,437,046 1
1965 266,938,290 1.04 % 2,685,512 -200,500 29.2 2.43 15 39.5 % 105,318,203 8.8 % 3,339,583,597 1
1960 253,510,729 1.35 % 3,288,174 -410,900 28.0 2.82 14 48.9 % 123,882,857 9.1 % 3,034,949,748 1
1955 237,069,858 1.49 % 3,379,865 -34,200 27.0 2.92 13 44.4 % 105,318,203 9.3 % 2,773,019,936 1

Source: The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division provided an in-depth analysis of data in their report titled “World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision” using the medium-fertility variant. 

Eastern Europe Population Future Forecast

Year Population Yearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban
Pop %
Urban Population Eastern Europe’s
Share of
World Pop
World Population Eastern Europe
Rank within
Europe
2020 293,013,231 -0.09 % -275,503 121,100 40.8 1.66 16 69.4 % 203,295,841 4.0 % 7,794,798,739 1
2025 289,525,699 -0.24 % -697,506 95,100 42.2 1.66 16 70.2 % 203,359,676 3.7 % 8,184,437,460 1
2030 284,534,617 -0.35 % -998,216 105,100 43.9 1.66 16 71.4 % 203,271,118 3.5 % 8,548,487,400 1
2035 278,712,288 -0.41 % -1,164,466 105,000 45.5 1.66 15 72.9 % 203,286,298 3.1 % 8,887,524,213 1
2040 272,823,953 -0.43 % -1,177,667 105,000 46.1 1.66 15 74.7 % 203,812,350 3.1 % 9,198,847,240 1
2045 267,270,400 -0.41 % -1,110,711 105,200 45.5 1.67 15 76.6 % 204,645,379 2.9 % 9,481,803,274 1
2050 261,977,179 -0.4 % -1,058,644 105,400 44.6 1.68 15 78.4 % 205,314,042 2.8 % 9,735,033,990 1

Source: The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division provided an in-depth analysis of data in their report titled “World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision” using the medium-fertility variant. 

Understanding the Demographics of Eastern Europe: Key Terms Explained

Year

The year being referred to, is as of July 1 of that year.

Population

The total number of people living in the sub-region as of July 1 of the year in question, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. These estimates are based on the latest World Population Prospects report, which was revised in 2019. The U.N. medium-fertility variant is used for forecasted years.

Yearly (Annual) % Change

The percentage change in the total population of the sub-region over the last year (from July 1 of the previous year to June 30 of the current year) for 2019. For all other years, it is the latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five-year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly (Annual) Change

The absolute change in the total population of the sub-region over the last year (from July 1 of the previous year to June 30 of the current year) for 2019. For all other years, it is the 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

The age divides the population into two numerically equal groups, with half of the people being older than the median age and half is younger. This parameter provides an indication of the age distribution of the population.

Fertility Rate

The total fertility rate (TFR) expresses the number of children born 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 countries within Eastern Europe, assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²)

This parameter measures population density and represents the number of people per square kilometer of land.

Urban Pop %

The percentage of the total population living in urban areas.

Urban Population

The total number of people living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Eastern Europe’s Share of World Pop

The total population of Eastern Europe is expressed as a percentage of the world population as of July 1 of the year in question.

World Population

The total world population as of July 1 of the year in question.

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