Greece Population (LIVE)

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Greece Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Greece is 10,300,637 as of Friday, July 19, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Greece 2023 population is estimated at 10,341,277 people at mid year.
  • Greece population is equivalent to 0.13% of the total world population.
  • Greece ranks number 91 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Greece is 80 per Km2 (208 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 128,900 Km2 (49,769 sq. miles)
  • 85.9 % of the population is urban (8,883,362 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Greece is 45.5 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 Greece (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationGreece
Global Rank
2024 10,302,720 -0.37 % -38,557 5,000 45.8 1.38 80 86.3 % 8,890,346 0.13 % 8,118,835,999 93
2023 10,341,277 -0.42 % -43,694 5,000 45.5 1.38 80 85.9 % 8,883,362 0.13 % 8,045,311,447 91
2022 10,384,971 -0.58 % -60,394 5,000 45.1 1.37 81 85.5 % 8,875,185 0.13 % 7,975,105,156 90
2020 10,512,232 -0.58 % -61,792 -17,853 44.4 1.36 82 84.2 % 8,850,409 0.13 % 7,840,952,880 88
2015 10,806,641 -0.42 % -45,428 -29,315 42.4 1.29 84 81.0 % 8,755,057 0.15 % 7,426,597,537 83
2010 11,033,783 -0.14 % -15,933 -25,002 40.5 1.45 86 79.1 % 8,732,440 0.16 % 6,985,603,105 76
2005 11,113,448 0.14 % 15,068 -7,559 38.8 1.35 86 75.7 % 8,413,925 0.17 % 6,558,176,119 73
2000 11,038,109 0.57 % 62,03635,798 37.3 1.33 86 73.4 % 8,102,077 0.18 % 6,148,898,975 72
1995 10,727,927 0.81 % 85,134 69,212 36.0 1.39 83 72.5 % 7,781,147 0.19 % 5,743,219,454 67
1990 10,302,255 0.92 % 92,423 74,412 35.0 1.49 80 71.1 % 7,324,309 0.19 % 5,316,175,862 67
1985 9,840,141 1.12 % 106,599 66,912 34.2 1.78 76 71.5 % 7,034,015 0.20 % 4,861,730,613 68
1980 9,307,148 1.11 % 100,347 56,793 33.7 2.32 72 71.8 % 6,680,878 0.21 % 4,444,007,706 63
1975 8,805,415 0.60 % 52,108 21,249 33.9 2.44 68 68.5 % 6,031,206 0.22 % 4,069,437,231 63
1970 8,544,873 0.04 % 3,724 -41,226 32.9 2.47 66 65.1 % 5,561,283 0.23 % 3,695,390,336 62
1965 8,526,254 0.07 % 6,168 -87,226 30.6 2.35 66 59.4 % 5,067,678 0.26 % 3,337,111,983 48
1960 8,495,415 0.84 % 69,879 -51,051 27.9 2.31 66 54.5 % 4,626,936 0.28 % 3,019,233,434 50
1955 8,146,022 1.21 % 95,385 3,085 26.0 2.43 63 53.2 % 4,332,425 0.30 % 2,746,072,141 48
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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Greece Population Forecast

5,000
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationGreece
Global Rank
2025 10,263,298 -0.48 % -49,787 5,000 46.2 1.39 80 86.7 % 8,897,137 0.13 % 8,191,988,453 93
2030 10,059,703 -0.40 % -40,719 5,000 48.1 1.41 78 88.7 % 8,925,806 0.12 % 8,546,141,327 97
2035 9,852,471 -0.42 % -41,446 5,000 49.5 1.43 76 90.7 % 8,939,787 0.11 % 8,879,397,401 98
2040 9,640,504 -0.43 % -42,393 5,000 50.1 1.45 75 92.6 % 8,927,247 0.10 % 9,188,250,492 98
2045 9,408,564 -0.49 % -46,388 5,000 50.3 1.46 73 94.3 % 8,870,281 0.10 % 9,467,543,575 102
2050 9,144,951 -0.57 % -52,723   50.7 1.48 71 95.7 % 8,753,104 0.09 % 9,709,491,761 103
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).

Greece Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Greece
Life Expectancy
82.00 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
3.0
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
3.5
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Greece

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Athens 664,046
2 Thessaloniki 354,290
3 Patra 168,034
4 Piraeus 163,688
5 Larisa 144,651
6 Peristeri 139,981
7 Irakleion 137,154
8 Kallithea 100,641
9 Acharnes 99,346
10 Kalamaria 91,617
11 Nikaia 89,380
12 Glyfada 87,305
13 Volos 86,048
14 Ilion 84,793
15 Ilioupoli 78,153
16 Keratsini 77,077
17 Khalandrion 74,192
18 Nea Smyrni 73,076
19 Marousi 72,333
20 Agios Dimitrios 71,294
21 Zografos 71,026
22 Aigaleo 69,946
23 Nea Ionia 67,134
24 Ioannina 65,574
25 Palaio Faliro 64,021
26 Korydallos 63,445
27 Trikala 61,653
28 Vyronas 61,308
29 Agia Paraskevi 59,704
30 Galatsi 59,345
31 Chalkida 59,125
32 Petroupolis 58,979
33 Serres 58,287
34 Rodos 56,128
35 Kalamata 54,100
36 Kavala 54,027
37 Chania 53,910
38 Katerini 53,293
39 Alexandroupoli 52,979
40 Lamia 52,006
41 Irakleio 49,642
42 Xanthi 48,221
43 Kifisia 47,332
44 Agrinio 46,899
45 Chaidari 45,642
46 Komotini 45,631
47 Sykies 44,955
48 Drama 44,823
49 Veroia 44,464
50 Alimos 41,720
51 Polichni 39,765
52 Kozani 36,481
53 Agioi Anargyroi 34,168
54 Argyroupoli 34,097
55 Ano Liosia 33,565
56 Karditsa 32,789
57 Nea Ionia 32,661
58 Rethymno 32,468
59 Cholargos 30,840
60 Vrilissia 30,741
61 Aspropyrgos 30,251
62 Korinthos 30,176
63 Ptolemaida 30,045
64 Gerakas 29,939
65 Metamorfosi 29,891
66 Voula 28,364
67 Kamateron 28,361
68 Mytilene 28,322
69 Giannitsa 27,817
70 Neapoli 27,084

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Notes

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

The Population of Greece (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 Greece 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.