Belarus Population (LIVE)

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Belarus Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Belarus is 9,456,718 as of Saturday, June 15, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Belarus 2023 population is estimated at 9,498,238 people at mid year.
  • Belarus population is equivalent to 0.12% of the total world population.
  • Belarus ranks number 97 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Belarus is 47 per Km2 (121 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 202,910 Km2 (78,344 sq. miles)
  • 79.5 % of the population is urban (7,554,508 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Belarus is 40.7 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 Belarus (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBelarus
Global Rank
2024 9,455,037 -0.45 % -43,201 -2,462 41.1 1.52 47 80.1 % 7,573,523 0.12 % 8,118,835,999 97
2023 9,498,238 -0.39 % -36,716 -4,282 40.7 1.51 47 79.5 % 7,554,508 0.12 % 8,045,311,447 97
2022 9,534,954 -0.45 % -43,213 30,308 40.4 1.50 47 79.0 % 7,532,874 0.12 % 7,975,105,156 96
2020 9,633,740 -0.42 % -40,231 13,589 40.0 1.47 47 77.7 % 7,483,636 0.12 % 7,840,952,880 95
2015 9,700,609 -0.06 % -6,164 13,681 38.8 1.74 48 75.5 % 7,321,167 0.13 % 7,426,597,537 92
2010 9,731,427 -0.41 % -40,747 4,892 38.1 1.50 48 72.7 % 7,073,718 0.14 % 6,985,603,105 87
2005 9,935,163 -0.63 % -64,264 -11,902 37.0 1.25 49 70.1 % 6,961,538 0.15 % 6,558,176,119 82
2000 10,256,483 -0.40 % -41,043-10,419 35.5 1.32 51 67.8 % 6,950,857 0.17 % 6,148,898,975 75
1995 10,461,696 0.06 % 6,634 3,910 33.6 1.42 52 65.9 % 6,889,223 0.18 % 5,743,219,454 68
1990 10,428,525 0.58 % 59,063 4,246 31.9 1.92 51 64.6 % 6,741,161 0.20 % 5,316,175,862 65
1985 10,133,211 0.64 % 63,191 730 30.8 2.07 50 60.8 % 6,162,405 0.21 % 4,861,730,613 63
1980 9,817,257 0.66 % 63,304 -4,143 29.9 2.03 48 55.4 % 5,442,915 0.22 % 4,444,007,706 60
1975 9,500,738 0.71 % 65,990 -3,446 29.2 2.17 47 49.6 % 4,715,704 0.23 % 4,069,437,231 60
1970 9,170,786 0.70 % 63,252 -12,530 28.9 2.35 45 43.1 % 3,951,059 0.25 % 3,695,390,336 57
1965 8,854,528 1.09 % 93,069 -23,414 26.9 2.28 44 36.9 % 3,266,902 0.27 % 3,337,111,983 49
1960 8,389,183 1.01 % 82,565 -34,548 25.5 2.69 41 31.6 % 2,651,936 0.28 % 3,019,233,434 51
1955 7,976,356 0.18 % 13,899 -54,989 24.8 2.71 39 28.2 % 2,251,572 0.29 % 2,746,072,141 49
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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Belarus 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 PopulationBelarus
Global Rank
2025 9,412,540 -0.46 % -44,240 -641 41.4 1.53 46 80.6 % 7,589,573 0.11 % 8,191,988,453 99
2030 9,206,170 -0.44 % -41,274 3,000 43.4 1.57 45 82.9 % 7,630,620 0.11 % 8,546,141,327 100
2035 8,995,945 -0.46 % -42,045 3,000 45.2 1.60 44 84.8 % 7,628,605 0.10 % 8,879,397,401 102
2040 8,796,015 -0.45 % -39,986 3,000 46.3 1.62 43 86.5 % 7,610,642 0.10 % 9,188,250,492 104
2045 8,607,465 -0.43 % -37,710 3,000 45.8 1.64 42 88.2 % 7,589,814 0.09 % 9,467,543,575 107
2050 8,409,632 -0.46 % -39,567   45.3 1.66 41 90.0 % 7,566,424 0.09 % 9,709,491,761 112
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).

Belarus Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Belarus
Life Expectancy
75.03 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
2.2
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
2.9
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Belarus

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Minsk 1,742,124
2 Homyel' 480,951
3 Mahilyow 369,200
4 Vitebsk 342,700
5 Hrodna 317,365
6 Brest 300,715
7 Babruysk 220,517
8 Baranovichi 168,772
9 Barysaw 143,919
10 Pinsk 130,777
11 Orsha 125,347
12 Novoye Medvezhino 120,000
13 Mazyr 112,137
14 Malinovka 105,000
15 Salihorsk 101,614
16 Maladzyechna 101,300
17 Navapolatsk 100,885
18 Lida 98,036
19 Polatsk 82,258
20 Zhlobin 73,089
21 Svyetlahorsk 71,250
22 Rechytsa 65,400
23 Slutsk 62,228
24 Horad Zhodzina 61,007
25 Slonim 51,434
26 Kobryn 50,691
27 Volkovysk 47,300
28 Kalinkavichy 37,190
29 Smarhon' 36,900
30 Rahachow 34,700
31 Asipovichy 34,591
32 Horki 33,897
33 Novogrudok 30,748
34 Vilyeyka 30,000
35 Byaroza 29,645
36 Krychaw 27,681
37 Luninyets 25,000
38 Dzyarzhynsk 24,609
39 Ivatsevichy 24,200
40 Hlybokaye 22,000
41 Pastavy 20,218
42 Mar''ina Horka 20,100
43 Pruzhany 19,135
44 Dobrush 19,083
45 Bykhaw 17,500
46 Lyepyel' 17,400
47 Kalodzishchy 17,000
48 Mosty 16,102
49 Shchuchyn 15,700
50 Stowbtsy 15,500

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Belarus (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 Belarus 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.