Bosnia and Herzegovina Population (LIVE)

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Bosnia and Herzegovina Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Bosnia and Herzegovina is 3,197,457 as of Monday, April 22, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina 2023 population is estimated at 3,210,847 people at mid year.
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina population is equivalent to 0.04% of the total world population.
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina ranks number 137 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Bosnia and Herzegovina is 63 per Km2 (163 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 51,000 Km2 (19,691 sq. miles)
  • 54.4 % of the population is urban (1,746,955 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Bosnia and Herzegovina is 42.2 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 Bosnia and Herzegovina (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBosnia and Herzegovina
Global Rank
2024 3,194,378 -0.51 % -16,469 -500 42.5 1.35 63 55.0 % 1,757,404 0.04 % 8,118,835,999 137
2023 3,210,847 -0.70 % -22,679 -500 42.2 1.34 63 54.4 % 1,746,955 0.04 % 8,045,311,447 137
2022 3,233,526 -1.14 % -37,417 -500 42.0 1.35 63 53.7 % 1,736,599 0.04 % 7,975,105,156 137
2020 3,318,407 -1.26 % -42,304 -26,857 41.5 1.36 65 51.7 % 1,714,810 0.04 % 7,840,952,880 134
2015 3,524,324 -1.55 % -57,353 -33,976 39.5 1.29 69 47.3 % 1,668,024 0.05 % 7,426,597,537 132
2010 3,811,088 -1.42 % -56,642 -67,267 37.5 1.28 75 44.5 % 1,695,719 0.05 % 6,985,603,105 128
2005 4,094,297 -0.41 % -17,011 -37,107 35.1 1.20 80 40.6 % 1,662,534 0.06 % 6,558,176,119 124
2000 4,179,350 2.19 % 85,7658,141 32.9 1.28 82 38.2 % 1,596,468 0.07 % 6,148,898,975 120
1995 3,750,527 -3.55 % -148,757 126,915 32.5 1.68 74 41.8 % 1,568,899 0.07 % 5,743,219,454 120
1990 4,494,310 0.50 % 22,201 -22,827 29.0 1.79 88 39.0 % 1,751,867 0.08 % 5,316,175,862 107
1985 4,383,306 0.86 % 36,697 -11,430 26.9 2.00 86 37.7 % 1,650,972 0.09 % 4,861,730,613 106
1980 4,199,820 0.87 % 35,546 -9,952 24.9 2.03 82 35.4 % 1,485,634 0.09 % 4,444,007,706 102
1975 4,022,090 1.06 % 41,306 -12,973 22.8 2.36 79 31.0 % 1,246,861 0.10 % 4,069,437,231 101
1970 3,815,561 1.36 % 50,009 -12,781 21.2 2.83 75 26.8 % 1,022,891 0.10 % 3,695,390,336 99
1965 3,565,517 1.79 % 60,596 -11,656 20.6 3.44 70 22.6 % 806,729 0.11 % 3,337,111,983 94
1960 3,262,539 1.98 % 60,822 -11,702 20.5 3.91 64 18.8 % 614,172 0.11 % 3,019,233,434 96
1955 2,958,430 1.90 % 53,105 -10,886 19.6 4.56 58 16.1 % 474,882 0.11 % 2,746,072,141 94
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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Bosnia and Herzegovina 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 PopulationBosnia and Herzegovina
Global Rank
2025 3,181,557 -0.84 % -27,370 -500 42.8 1.35 62 55.6 % 1,768,228 0.04 % 8,191,988,453 137
2030 3,111,789 -0.44 % -13,954 -500 44.5 1.38 61 58.6 % 1,823,937 0.04 % 8,546,141,327 138
2035 3,031,666 -0.52 % -16,025 -500 46.1 1.40 59 61.9 % 1,875,651 0.03 % 8,879,397,401 140
2040 2,940,837 -0.61 % -18,166 -500 47.4 1.42 58 65.3 % 1,919,381 0.03 % 9,188,250,492 143
2045 2,842,606 -0.68 % -19,646 -500 48.3 1.44 56 68.7 % 1,952,260 0.03 % 9,467,543,575 143
2050 2,739,014 -0.74 % -20,718   49.3 1.45 54 72.1 % 1,975,983 0.03 % 9,709,491,761 144
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).

Bosnia and Herzegovina Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Life Expectancy
76.18 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
4.8
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
5.5
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Sarajevo 696,731
2 Banja Luka 221,106
3 Zenica 164,423
4 Tuzla 142,486
5 Mostar 104,518
6 Bihac 75,641
7 Bugojno 41,378
8 Brcko 38,968
9 Bijeljina 37,692
10 Prijedor 36,347
11 Trebinje 33,178
12 Travnik 31,127
13 Doboj 27,235
14 Cazin 21,741
15 Velika Kladusa 19,330
16 Visoko 17,890
17 Gorazde 17,650
18 Konjic 15,950
19 Gracanica 15,758
20 Gradacac 15,659
21 Bosanska Krupa 15,193

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Bosnia and Herzegovina (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 Bosnia and Herzegovina 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.