Croatia Population (LIVE)

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Croatia Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Croatia is 3,990,614 as of Wednesday, April 24, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Croatia 2023 population is estimated at 4,008,617 people at mid year.
  • Croatia population is equivalent to 0.05% of the total world population.
  • Croatia ranks number 130 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Croatia is 72 per Km2 (186 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 55,960 Km2 (21,606 sq. miles)
  • 59.1 % of the population is urban (2,370,512 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Croatia is 44.2 years.
1. Updated on July 16, 2023 with the latest July 2023-July 2024 estimates from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Population of Croatia (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationCroatia
Global Rank
2024 3,986,627 -0.55 % -21,990 -2,000 44.4 1.45 71 59.5 % 2,372,446 0.05 % 8,118,835,999 130
2023 4,008,617 -0.54 % -21,741 -2,000 44.2 1.45 72 59.1 % 2,370,512 0.05 % 8,045,311,447 130
2022 4,030,358 -0.73 % -29,777 -2,000 44.0 1.45 72 58.8 % 2,369,184 0.05 % 7,975,105,156 130
2020 4,096,869 -0.80 % -32,883 -11,592 43.5 1.46 73 57.8 % 2,368,833 0.05 % 7,840,952,880 130
2015 4,254,815 -0.53 % -22,773 -13,408 42.2 1.40 76 55.9 % 2,378,726 0.06 % 7,426,597,537 126
2010 4,368,682 -0.28 % -12,200 -5,624 40.8 1.55 78 54.6 % 2,387,179 0.06 % 6,985,603,105 123
2005 4,429,681 -0.53 % -23,751 -3,834 39.3 1.50 79 53.7 % 2,377,955 0.07 % 6,558,176,119 117
2000 4,548,434 -1.10 % -51,733-50,791 37.9 1.47 81 52.0 % 2,365,833 0.07 % 6,148,898,975 115
1995 4,807,100 -0.27 % -13,321 -52,246 36.8 1.63 86 50.2 % 2,413,578 0.08 % 5,743,219,454 107
1990 4,873,707 0.29 % 14,076 -7,183 34.8 1.63 87 50.0 % 2,437,730 0.09 % 5,316,175,862 104
1985 4,803,325 0.52 % 24,636 15,822 33.4 1.82 86 48.4 % 2,324,414 0.10 % 4,861,730,613 101
1980 4,680,144 0.44 % 20,143 5,588 32.5 1.92 84 46.5 % 2,174,204 0.11 % 4,444,007,706 98
1975 4,579,428 0.38 % 17,358 -6,653 32.4 1.96 82 43.1 % 1,974,264 0.11 % 4,069,437,231 95
1970 4,492,638 0.55 % 24,251 -4,120 31.4 1.92 80 39.6 % 1,777,916 0.12 % 3,695,390,336 91
1965 4,371,381 0.73 % 31,211 -420 29.8 2.21 78 34.6 % 1,514,128 0.13 % 3,337,111,983 77
1960 4,215,324 0.81 % 33,133 -2,176 28.2 2.23 75 30.0 % 1,264,238 0.14 % 3,019,233,434 79
1955 4,049,659 0.94 % 36,994 -2,945 27.1 2.57 72 25.9 % 1,049,201 0.15 % 2,746,072,141 77
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Croatia Population Forecast

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YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationCroatia
Global Rank
2025 3,964,392 -0.66 % -26,495 -2,000 44.7 1.45 71 59.9 % 2,374,884 0.05 % 8,191,988,453 130
2030 3,850,140 -0.58 % -22,850 -2,000 46.1 1.46 69 62.2 % 2,394,105 0.05 % 8,546,141,327 131
2035 3,729,368 -0.64 % -24,154 -2,000 47.4 1.47 67 64.9 % 2,420,914 0.04 % 8,879,397,401 132
2040 3,600,992 -0.70 % -25,675 -2,000 48.4 1.49 64 67.9 % 2,446,110 0.04 % 9,188,250,492 133
2045 3,467,671 -0.75 % -26,664 -2,000 49.2 1.51 62 71.0 % 2,462,036 0.04 % 9,467,543,575 136
2050 3,333,425 -0.79 % -26,849   50.2 1.52 60 74.0 % 2,467,982 0.03 % 9,709,491,761 140
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Croatia Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Croatia
Life Expectancy
79.40 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
2.9
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
3.8
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Croatia

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Zagreb 698,966
2 Split 176,314
3 Rijeka 141,172
4 Osijek 88,140
5 Zadar 71,258
6 Slavonski Brod 60,742
7 Pula 59,078
8 Sesvete 52,411
9 Karlovac 46,833
10 Varazdin 41,808
11 Stenjevec 41,257
12 Sibenik 37,112
13 Centar 37,000
14 Sisak 35,748
15 Velika Gorica 35,072
16 Vinkovci 33,314
17 Vukovar 29,584
18 Dubrovnik 28,428
19 Bjelovar 28,275
20 Koprivnica 25,579
21 Pozega 21,153
22 Solin 20,212
23 Zapresic 19,664
24 GJakovo 19,491
25 Cakovec 15,867
26 Virovitica 15,665
27 Samobor 15,221

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Croatia (1950 - 2023) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2023.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2023. 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 2022 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2023: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). 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 2023: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). 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 Croatia 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.