Norway Population (LIVE)

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Norway Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Norway is 5,510,498 as of Sunday, May 26, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Norway 2023 population is estimated at 5,474,360 people at mid year.
  • Norway population is equivalent to 0.07% of the total world population.
  • Norway ranks number 119 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Norway is 15 per Km2 (39 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 365,268 Km2 (141,031 sq. miles)
  • 86.0 % of the population is urban (4,706,745 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Norway is 39.8 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 Norway (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNorway
Global Rank
2024 5,514,477 0.73 % 40,117 27,998 40.0 1.52 15 86.5 % 4,768,820 0.07 % 8,118,835,999 120
2023 5,474,360 0.74 % 40,041 27,998 39.8 1.51 15 86.0 % 4,706,745 0.07 % 8,045,311,447 119
2022 5,434,319 0.58 % 31,298 27,998 39.6 1.51 15 85.5 % 4,644,576 0.07 % 7,975,105,156 120
2020 5,379,839 0.59 % 31,560 10,756 39.0 1.50 15 84.1 % 4,521,838 0.07 % 7,840,952,880 119
2015 5,190,356 1.20 % 60,123 30,329 38.2 1.73 14 81.2 % 4,216,608 0.07 % 7,426,597,537 118
2010 4,889,741 1.13 % 53,210 42,906 37.7 1.94 13 79.0 % 3,864,811 0.07 % 6,985,603,105 118
2005 4,623,689 0.58 % 26,497 18,467 36.9 1.84 13 77.8 % 3,598,210 0.07 % 6,558,176,119 116
2000 4,491,202 0.60 % 26,3749,789 35.8 1.85 12 76.2 % 3,420,409 0.07 % 6,148,898,975 116
1995 4,359,333 0.55 % 23,539 6,522 35.1 1.87 12 73.9 % 3,222,278 0.08 % 5,743,219,454 115
1990 4,241,636 0.43 % 17,800 1,895 34.4 1.93 12 72.1 % 3,056,180 0.08 % 5,316,175,862 112
1985 4,152,637 0.33 % 13,372 6,558 33.6 1.68 11 71.3 % 2,961,588 0.09 % 4,861,730,613 109
1980 4,085,776 0.39 % 15,662 3,745 32.4 1.72 11 70.6 % 2,882,531 0.09 % 4,444,007,706 105
1975 4,007,466 0.67 % 26,384 3,311 31.2 1.98 11 68.2 % 2,732,942 0.10 % 4,069,437,231 102
1970 3,875,546 0.80 % 30,407 -1,319 31.8 2.52 11 65.4 % 2,534,798 0.10 % 3,695,390,336 98
1965 3,723,510 0.78 % 28,398 -1,976 33.1 2.94 10 57.6 % 2,144,102 0.11 % 3,337,111,983 87
1960 3,581,520 0.87 % 30,486 -1,990 33.4 2.87 10 49.9 % 1,788,399 0.12 % 3,019,233,434 91
1955 3,429,090 0.88 % 29,535 1,423 32.6 2.76 9 50.2 % 1,722,816 0.12 % 2,746,072,141 87
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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Norway Population Forecast

27,998
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNorway
Global Rank
2025 5,554,468 0.64 % 34,926 27,998 40.2 1.52 15 87.0 % 4,830,373 0.07 % 8,191,988,453 120
2030 5,748,397 0.69 % 38,786 27,998 41.3 1.54 16 89.2 % 5,129,851 0.07 % 8,546,141,327 120
2035 5,927,178 0.61 % 35,756 27,998 42.4 1.56 16 91.3 % 5,409,370 0.07 % 8,879,397,401 120
2040 6,091,402 0.55 % 32,845 27,998 43.3 1.58 17 93.0 % 5,666,033 0.07 % 9,188,250,492 119
2045 6,239,281 0.48 % 29,576 27,998 44.1 1.59 17 94.6 % 5,905,387 0.07 % 9,467,543,575 118
2050 6,367,559 0.41 % 25,656   44.8 1.61 17 96.4 % 6,137,995 0.07 % 9,709,491,761 117
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).

Norway Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Norway
Life Expectancy
83.55 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
1.8
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
2.1
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Norway

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Oslo 580,000
2 Bergen 213,585
3 Trondheim 147,139
4 Stavanger 121,610
5 Drammen 90,722
6 Fredrikstad 72,760
7 Kristiansand 63,814
8 Sandnes 63,032
9 Tromso 52,436
10 Sarpsborg 52,159
11 Skien 50,595
12 Alesund 44,096
13 Sandefjord 42,654
14 Haugesund 40,321
15 Tonsberg 38,914
16 Moss 34,492
17 Porsgrunn 34,377
18 Bodo 34,073
19 Arendal 30,916
20 Hamar 29,479
21 Ytrebygda 24,044
22 Larvik 23,113
23 Halden 21,970
24 Steinkjer 20,000
25 Harstad 19,433
26 Lillehammer 19,096
27 Molde 18,594
28 Mo i Rana 17,853
29 Kongsberg 17,667
30 Horten 17,660
31 Gjovik 17,596
32 Askoy 17,224
33 Kristiansund 16,785

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Norway (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 Norway 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.