Europe Population (LIVE)

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Europe Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)

Subregions in Europe

AreaPopulation (2017)
Eastern Europe(292,454,364)
Western Europe(193,430,576)
Southern Europe(151,989,290)
Northern Europe(104,199,623)
  • The current population of Europe is 742,204,364 as of Friday, September 22, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Europe population is equivalent to 9.93% of the total world population.
  • Europe ranks number 3 among regions of the world (roughly equivalent to "continents"), ordered by population.
  • The population density in Europe is 34 per Km2 (87 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 22,134,900 Km2 (8,546,329 sq. miles)
  • 74.2 % of the population is urban (550,414,585 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Europe is 41.8 years.

Population of Europe (2017 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationEurope's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationEurope
Rank
2017 742,073,853 0.08 % 626,695 1,058,329 41.8 1.61 34 74.2 % 550,414,585 9.8 % 7,550,262,101 3
2016 741,447,158 0.09 % 633,199 1,058,329 41.8 1.61 33 74.0 % 548,750,487 9.9 % 7,466,964,280 3
2015 740,813,959 0.10 % 730,076 810,747 41.6 1.60 33 73.8 % 547,065,703 10.6 % 7,383,008,820 3
2010 737,163,580 0.19 % 1,374,780 1,760,364 40.4 1.55 33 73.0 % 537,982,392 11.3 % 6,958,169,159 3
2005 730,289,682 0.08 % 617,749 1,710,154 39.1 1.43 33 72.0 % 525,634,776 11.9 % 6,542,159,383 3
2000 727,200,939 -0.02 % -176,731 742,665 37.7 1.43 33 71.1 % 516,827,426 12.6 % 6,145,006,989 3
1995 728,084,593 0.18 % 1,277,201 1,048,115 36.1 1.57 33 70.6 % 514,365,412 13.7 % 5,751,474,416 2
1990 721,698,587 0.38 % 2,694,354 533,762 34.6 1.81 33 70.1 % 505,990,967 14.8 % 5,330,943,460 2
1985 708,226,818 0.40 % 2,803,896 314,570 33.5 1.88 32 68.9 % 488,067,836 15.9 % 4,873,781,796 2
1980 694,207,337 0.49 % 3,320,504 391,545 32.6 1.98 31 67.5 % 468,429,458 17.0 % 4,458,411,534 2
1975 677,604,816 0.61 % 4,050,936 420,966 32.1 2.17 31 65.4 % 443,146,454 18.3 % 4,079,087,198 2
1970 657,350,134 0.68 % 4,403,580 -84,454 31.7 2.37 30 63.0 % 414,173,127 19.7 % 3,700,577,650 2
1965 635,332,234 0.95 % 5,881,359 -275,255 29.5 2.66 29 49.3 % 313,280,048 20.9 % 3,339,592,688 2
1960 605,925,437 0.98 % 5,763,015 -563,285 30.3 2.66 27 57.2 % 346,340,950 21.9 % 3,033,212,527 2
1955 577,110,360 0.99 % 5,547,068 -275,255 29.5 2.66 26 54.3 % 313,280,048 22.8 % 2,772,242,535 2
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Europe Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationEurope's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationEurope
Rank
2020 743,390,045 0.07 % 515,217 1,058,329 42.7 1.62 34 74.7 % 555,106,331 10.1 % 7,795,482,309 3
2025 742,543,943 -0.02 % -169,220 856,909 43.9 1.66 34 75.6 % 561,571,444 9.5 % 8,185,613,757 3
2030 739,455,618 -0.08 % -617,665 910,942 45.1 1.69 33 76.7 % 566,970,179 9.0 % 8,551,198,644 3
2035 734,559,259 -0.13 % -979,272 911,942 46.2 1.72 33 77.8 % 571,694,852 8.3 % 8,892,701,940 4
2040 728,823,373 -0.16 % -1,147,177 911,941 46.9 1.75 33 79.0 % 575,852,164 8.2 % 9,210,337,004 4
2045 722,641,296 -0.17 % -1,236,415 911,939 46.9 1.77 33 80.1 % 579,072,565 7.8 % 9,504,209,572 4
2050 715,721,014 -0.19 % -1,384,056 911,898 46.6 1.78 32 81.2 % 581,112,912 7.5 % 9,771,822,753 4
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Notes

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

The Population of Europe (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 region 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 2017 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 countries within Europe, 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.

Europe's Share of World Pop: Total population 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 Europe in the list of all regions worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.

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