Latvia Population (LIVE)

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Latvia Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Latvia is 1,898,877 as of Sunday, November 17, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Latvia 2019 population is estimated at 1,906,743 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Latvia population is equivalent to 0.02% of the total world population.
  • Latvia ranks number 151 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Latvia is 31 per Km2 (79 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 62,200 Km2 (24,016 sq. miles)
  • 68.4 % of the population is urban (1,303,794 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Latvia is 42.9 years.

Population of Latvia (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationLatvia
Global Rank
2019 1,906,743 -1.13 % -21,716 -14,837 42.9 1.54 31 68.4 % 1,303,794 0.02 % 7,713,468,100 151
2018 1,928,459 -1.16 % -22,638 -14,837 42.9 1.54 31 68.2 % 1,315,095 0.03 % 7,631,091,040 150
2017 1,951,097 -1.17 % -23,169 -14,837 42.9 1.54 31 68.0 % 1,327,234 0.03 % 7,547,858,925 150
2016 1,974,266 -1.17 % -23,408 -14,837 42.9 1.54 32 67.9 % 1,340,371 0.03 % 7,464,022,049 150
2015 1,997,674 -1.17 % -24,237 -16,665 42.6 1.50 32 67.8 % 1,354,612 0.03 % 7,379,797,139 149
2010 2,118,861 -1.21 % -26,626 -17,319 40.8 1.49 34 67.8 % 1,437,458 0.03 % 6,956,823,603 143
2005 2,251,993 -1.13 % -26,434 -14,498 39.5 1.29 36 68.0 % 1,531,348 0.03 % 6,541,907,027 142
2000 2,384,164 -1.01 % -24,863-9,320 37.9 1.17 38 68.1 % 1,622,821 0.04 % 6,143,493,823 139
1995 2,508,480 -1.20 % -31,192 -23,295 36.2 1.63 40 68.8 % 1,724,586 0.04 % 5,744,212,979 135
1990 2,664,439 0.64 % 16,736 8,382 34.7 2.16 43 69.2 % 1,845,109 0.05 % 5,327,231,061 131
1985 2,580,758 0.47 % 11,873 6,152 34.7 2.03 41 68.6 % 1,769,371 0.05 % 4,870,921,740 130
1980 2,521,391 0.42 % 10,389 7,265 35.1 1.89 41 67.1 % 1,691,732 0.06 % 4,458,003,514 127
1975 2,469,444 0.76 % 18,285 10,934 34.9 2.00 40 64.2 % 1,584,316 0.06 % 4,079,480,606 125
1970 2,378,021 0.96 % 22,216 14,156 34.2 1.84 38 60.7 % 1,443,775 0.06 % 3,700,437,046 122
1965 2,266,943 1.26 % 27,471 15,930 33.2 1.88 36 56.8 % 1,288,355 0.07 % 3,339,583,597 114
1960 2,129,586 1.25 % 25,602 13,394 32.3 1.95 34 52.9 % 1,125,840 0.07 % 3,034,949,748 115
1955 2,001,574 0.77 % 15,001 5,744 30.5 2.00 32 49.5 % 990,984 0.07 % 2,773,019,936 114
: 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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Latvia Population Forecast

-1,000
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationLatvia
Global Rank
2020 1,886,198 -1.14 % -22,295 -14,837 43.9 1.72 30 68.6 % 1,293,197 0.02 % 7,794,798,739 151
2025 1,798,633 -0.95 % -17,513 -8,000 45.1 1.72 29 69.5 % 1,250,246 0.02 % 8,184,437,460 152
2030 1,720,146 -0.89 % -15,697 -4,000 46.1 1.72 28 71.0 % 1,221,983 0.02 % 8,548,487,400 153
2035 1,647,327 -0.86 % -14,564 -2,002 47.5 1.72 26 72.7 % 1,197,489 0.02 % 8,887,524,213 154
2040 1,583,721 -0.78 % -12,721 -1,000 48.6 1.72 25 74.5 % 1,180,093 0.02 % 9,198,847,240 154
2045 1,528,096 -0.71 % -11,125 -1,000 48.3 1.72 25 76.4 % 1,166,850 0.02 % 9,481,803,274 155
2050 1,479,172 -0.65 % -9,785   45.8 1.72 24 77.9 % 1,152,069 0.02 % 9,735,033,990 155
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Latvia Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Latvia
Life Expectancy
75.73 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
4.8
(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)
869,336 46.09% 1,016,866 53.91% 1,886,198 0.85

Population Pyramid for Latvia (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
0-14 160,729 51.86% 149,212 48.14% 309,941 16.43%
15-24 79,999 51.25% 76,084 48.75% 156,083 8.28%
25-54 376,331 49.85% 378,647 50.15% 754,978 40.03%
55-64 123,204 44.80% 151,792 55.20% 274,996 14.58%
65+ 129,073 33.08% 261,131 66.92% 390,204 20.69%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 309,941 16.43% 26.1
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 1,186,057 62.88% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 390,204 20.69% 32.9
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
700,145 37.12% 59.0

Main Cities by Population in Latvia

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Riga 742,572
2 Daugavpils 111,564
3 Liepaja 85,132
4 Jelgava 61,791
5 Jurmala 54,088
6 Ventspils 42,644
7 Rezekne 38,340
8 Jekabpils 27,078
9 Valmiera 26,963
10 Ogre 26,760
11 Tukums 18,348
12 Cesis 18,198
13 Salaspils 17,606

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Latvia (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 Latvia 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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