Bulgaria Population (LIVE)

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Bulgaria Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Bulgaria is 6,980,368 as of Sunday, November 17, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Bulgaria 2019 population is estimated at 7,000,119 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Bulgaria population is equivalent to 0.09% of the total world population.
  • Bulgaria ranks number 107 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Bulgaria is 64 per Km2 (167 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 108,560 Km2 (41,915 sq. miles)
  • 75.2 % of the population is urban (5,265,832 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Bulgaria is 43.6 years.

Population of Bulgaria (2019 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
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
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Bulgaria Population Forecast

-4,800
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 6,948,445 -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
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Bulgaria Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Bulgaria
Life Expectancy
75.49 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
5.4
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
6.5
(per 1,000 live births)
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Sex Ratio (males vs females)

Males Male % Females Female % Total Population (2020) Sex Ratio (males to females)
3,374,121 48.56% 3,574,324 51.44% 6,948,445 0.94

Population Pyramid for Bulgaria (2020)

Compare with years 1960, 1990, 2050, and 2080

Population by Broad Age Groups

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Age Group Males Male % Females Female % Total Age Group Population
Age Group's share of total population
0-14 524,196 51.39% 495,799 48.61% 1,019,995 14.68%
15-24 317,713 51.68% 297,022 48.32% 614,735 8.85%
25-54 1,484,324 51.42% 1,402,252 48.58% 2,886,576 41.54%
55-64 450,013 48.11% 485,439 51.89% 935,452 13.46%
65+ 597,875 40.08% 893,812 59.92% 1,491,687 21.47%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 1,019,995 14.68% 23.0
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 4,436,763 63.85% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 1,491,687 21.47% 33.6
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
2,511,682 36.15% 56.6

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

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 - 2019) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2019.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2019. 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 2019 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2019: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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 2019: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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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