Bulgaria Population (LIVE)

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Bulgaria Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Bulgaria is 7,059,367 as of Friday, March 24, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Bulgaria population is equivalent to 0.09% of the total world population.
  • Bulgaria ranks number 104 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Bulgaria is 65 per Km2 (168 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 108,529 Km2 (41,903 sq. miles)
  • 74.1 % of the population is urban (5,220,824 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Bulgaria is 43.7 years.

Population of Bulgaria (2017 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBulgaria
Global Rank
2017 7,045,259 -0.74 % -52,537 -10,000 43.7 1.54 65 74.1 % 5,220,824 0.09 % 7,515,284,153 104
2016 7,097,796 -0.73 % -51,991 -10,000 43.7 1.54 65 73.8 % 5,240,755 0.10 % 7,432,663,275 104
2015 7,149,787 -0.71 % -51,502 -10,000 44 1.52 66 73.6 % 5,259,641 0.10 % 7,349,472,099 104
2010 7,407,297 -0.73 % -55,063 -16,600 42 1.5 68 72.1 % 5,342,501 0.11 % 6,929,725,043 100
2005 7,682,614 -0.81 % -63,579 -16,600 41 1.24 71 70.6 % 5,423,132 0.12 % 6,519,635,850 95
2000 8,000,510 -0.87 % -71,521 -21,300 40 1.2 74 68.9 % 5,512,240 0.13 % 6,126,622,121 91
1995 8,358,116 -1.07 % -92,599 -71,300 38 1.55 77 67.8 % 5,665,322 0.15 % 5,735,123,084 83
1990 8,821,111 -0.31 % -27,855 -36,800 37 1.95 81 66.4 % 5,855,195 0.17 % 5,309,667,699 76
1985 8,960,387 0.21 % 19,030 -4,500 35 2.01 83 64.6 % 5,787,556 0.18 % 4,852,540,569 72
1980 8,865,235 0.31 % 27,581 -19,000 34 2.19 82 62.1 % 5,505,311 0.2 % 4,439,632,465 67
1975 8,727,332 0.54 % 46,513 -8,700 34 2.16 80 57.6 % 5,023,631 0.21 % 4,061,399,228 63
1970 8,494,765 0.69 % 57,640 -1,300 33 2.13 78 52.3 % 4,442,762 0.23 % 3,682,487,691 63
1965 8,206,564 0.85 % 68,018 -23,600 29 2.53 70 45.8 % 3,754,880 0.25 % 3,322,495,121 53
1960 7,866,472 0.85 % 65,035 -8,700 30 2.3 73 37.1 % 2,918,461 0.26 % 3,018,343,828 56
1955 7,541,295 0.79 % 58,059 -23,600 29 2.53 70 32.2 % 2,429,307 0.27 % 2,758,314,525 53
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Bulgaria Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBulgaria
Global Rank
2020 6,884,344 -0.75 % -53,089 -10,000 45 1.6 63 74.9 % 5,154,710 0.09 % 7,758,156,792 107
2025 6,603,205 -0.83 % -56,228 -10,000 46 1.66 61 76.1 % 5,023,146 0.08 % 8,141,661,007 110
2030 6,300,381 -0.93 % -60,565 -10,000 47 1.71 58 77.2 % 4,866,037 0.07 % 8,500,766,052 117
2035 5,989,238 -1.01 % -62,229 -10,000 48 1.74 55 78.4 % 4,696,439 0.07 % 8,838,907,877 121
2040 5,691,037 -1.02 % -59,640 -10,000 49 1.77 52 79.6 % 4,528,382 0.06 % 9,157,233,976 122
2045 5,415,213 -0.99 % -55,165 -10,000 49 1.79 50 80.6 % 4,367,146 0.06 % 9,453,891,780 129
2050 5,153,821 -0.98 % -52,278 -10,000 48 1.81 48 81.6 % 4,205,054 0.05 % 9,725,147,994 129
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Bulgaria (1950 - 2017) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2017.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2017. 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 2015 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2017: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). 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 2017: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). 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 Bulgaria 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.


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