Moldova Population (LIVE)

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Moldova Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the Republic of Moldova is 3,339,414 as of Thursday, May 23, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Moldova 2023 population is estimated at 3,435,931 people at mid year.
  • Moldova population is equivalent to 0.04% of the total world population.
  • Moldova ranks number 134 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Moldova is 105 per Km2 (271 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 32,850 Km2 (12,683 sq. miles)
  • 50.2 % of the population is urban (1,724,562 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Moldova is 34.7 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 Moldova (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationMoldova
Global Rank
2024 3,329,865 -3.09 % -106,066 -94,253 35.5 1.79 101 51.9 % 1,726,637 0.04 % 8,118,835,999 135
2023 3,435,931 4.98 % 162,935 -125,204 34.7 1.80 105 50.2 % 1,724,562 0.04 % 8,045,311,447 134
2022 3,272,996 6.91 % 211,490 462,866 35.2 1.80 100 52.6 % 1,723,006 0.04 % 7,975,105,156 135
2020 3,084,847 -0.79 % -24,644 -14,278 35.8 1.77 94 55.8 % 1,721,540 0.04 % 7,840,952,880 137
2015 3,277,388 -2.28 % -80,160 -59,404 34.7 1.87 100 52.7 % 1,727,653 0.04 % 7,426,597,537 136
2010 3,678,186 -1.67 % -64,639 -86,459 33.2 1.70 112 47.3 % 1,740,791 0.05 % 6,985,603,105 130
2005 4,001,382 -1.21 % -50,038 -51,269 32.0 1.53 122 44.4 % 1,778,440 0.06 % 6,558,176,119 125
2000 4,251,573 -0.96 % -41,932-44,421 31.6 1.50 129 44.1 % 1,873,240 0.07 % 6,148,898,975 119
1995 4,461,231 -0.08 % -3,794 -25,033 31.0 1.83 136 45.0 % 2,008,726 0.08 % 5,743,219,454 113
1990 4,480,199 0.82 % 35,901 -14,931 29.7 2.39 136 45.6 % 2,040,769 0.08 % 5,316,175,862 108
1985 4,300,695 0.94 % 39,491 -6,410 28.5 2.66 131 43.3 % 1,861,995 0.09 % 4,861,730,613 107
1980 4,103,240 0.95 % 37,931 -3,830 27.5 2.38 125 39.5 % 1,619,445 0.09 % 4,444,007,706 104
1975 3,913,586 1.07 % 40,489 2,779 26.0 2.53 119 35.5 % 1,390,531 0.10 % 4,069,437,231 103
1970 3,711,140 1.31 % 46,869 6,404 26.0 2.56 113 31.1 % 1,152,673 0.10 % 3,695,390,336 101
1965 3,476,796 2.10 % 68,706 15,211 24.7 2.69 106 26.4 % 919,503 0.10 % 3,337,111,983 99
1960 3,133,267 2.91 % 83,711 28,097 23.7 3.33 95 22.5 % 703,556 0.10 % 3,019,233,434 97
1955 2,714,714 2.75 % 68,881 33,160 24.3 3.50 83 20.0 % 542,742 0.10 % 2,746,072,141 99
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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Moldova Population Forecast

-1,400
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationMoldova
Global Rank
2025 3,254,966 1.08 % 34,024 -63,302 36.2 1.79 99 53.1 % 1,729,211 0.04 % 8,191,988,453 136
2030 3,174,727 -0.50 % -16,048 -1,400 38.1 1.78 97 55.1 % 1,749,048 0.04 % 8,546,141,327 137
2035 3,133,020 -0.26 % -8,341 -1,400 39.6 1.77 95 56.8 % 1,778,462 0.04 % 8,879,397,401 138
2040 3,081,524 -0.33 % -10,299 -1,400 40.3 1.76 94 59.0 % 1,816,650 0.03 % 9,188,250,492 140
2045 3,034,910 -0.30 % -9,323 -1,400 40.1 1.75 92 61.0 % 1,851,057 0.03 % 9,467,543,575 141
2050 2,997,532 -0.25 % -7,476   39.7 1.75 91 62.5 % 1,873,266 0.03 % 9,709,491,761 141
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).

Moldova Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Moldova
Life Expectancy
69.51 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
11.9
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
13.9
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Moldova

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Chisinau 635,994
2 Tiraspol 157,000
3 Balti 125,000
4 Bender 110,175
5 Ribnita 55,455
6 Cahul 34,492
7 Ungheni 34,422
8 Soroca 27,423
9 Orhei 24,918
10 Dubasari 23,254
11 Comrat 22,911
12 Edinet 22,872
13 Ceadir-Lunga 22,700
14 Causeni 21,690
15 Straseni 19,225
16 Hincesti 16,900
17 Floresti 16,759
18 Drochia 16,080
19 Bilicenii Vechi 15,479
20 Slobozia 15,356

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Moldova (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 Moldova 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.