Denmark Population (LIVE)

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Denmark Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Denmark is 5,929,399 as of Wednesday, February 21, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Denmark 2023 population is estimated at 5,910,913 people at mid year.
  • Denmark population is equivalent to 0.07% of the total world population.
  • Denmark ranks number 115 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Denmark is 139 per Km2 (361 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 42,430 Km2 (16,382 sq. miles)
  • 87.8 % of the population is urban (5,191,155 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Denmark is 41.3 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 Denmark (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationDenmark
Global Rank
2024 5,939,695 0.49 % 28,782 19,999 41.3 1.72 140 87.9 % 5,219,784 0.07 % 8,118,835,999 115
2023 5,910,913 0.49 % 28,652 19,999 41.3 1.72 139 87.8 % 5,191,155 0.07 % 8,045,311,447 115
2022 5,882,261 0.48 % 28,021 19,999 41.3 1.72 139 87.8 % 5,162,762 0.07 % 7,975,105,156 115
2020 5,825,641 0.51 % 29,763 23,076 41.2 1.70 137 87.7 % 5,107,903 0.07 % 7,840,952,880 114
2015 5,677,796 0.45 % 25,389 22,368 40.6 1.72 134 87.7 % 4,979,108 0.08 % 7,426,597,537 114
2010 5,550,849 0.42 % 22,907 17,037 39.6 1.86 131 86.9 % 4,821,305 0.08 % 6,985,603,105 111
2005 5,436,313 0.36 % 19,132 11,693 38.5 1.80 128 85.6 % 4,654,838 0.08 % 6,558,176,119 110
2000 5,340,655 0.40 % 21,09212,536 37.3 1.77 126 85.1 % 4,545,356 0.09 % 6,148,898,975 105
1995 5,235,197 0.35 % 18,115 14,157 36.7 1.80 123 84.9 % 4,446,693 0.09 % 5,743,219,454 103
1990 5,144,623 0.10 % 5,034 9,449 36.1 1.67 121 84.8 % 4,361,901 0.10 % 5,316,175,862 100
1985 5,119,452 -0.02 % -1,188 3,498 35.1 1.45 121 84.3 % 4,313,899 0.11 % 4,861,730,613 96
1980 5,125,392 0.26 % 13,438 2,904 33.3 1.54 121 83.7 % 4,289,924 0.12 % 4,444,007,706 93
1975 5,058,203 0.54 % 27,048 4,643 31.8 1.91 119 82.2 % 4,158,823 0.12 % 4,069,437,231 88
1970 4,922,963 0.69 % 33,325 3,763 31.5 1.97 116 79.9 % 3,932,046 0.13 % 3,695,390,336 83
1965 4,756,337 0.75 % 34,922 1,584 31.8 2.61 112 77.1 % 3,667,824 0.14 % 3,337,111,983 75
1960 4,581,727 0.69 % 31,044 -726 32.1 2.54 108 73.7 % 3,375,657 0.15 % 3,019,233,434 77
1955 4,426,508 0.73 % 31,763 -3,898 31.6 2.57 104 69.8 % 3,091,616 0.16 % 2,746,072,141 75
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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Denmark Population Forecast

19,999
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationDenmark
Global Rank
2025 5,968,467 0.49 % 28,565 19,999 41.3 1.72 141 87.9 % 5,248,366 0.07 % 8,191,988,453 116
2030 6,104,474 0.45 % 27,201 19,999 41.2 1.72 144 88.3 % 5,388,666 0.07 % 8,546,141,327 118
2035 6,217,243 0.37 % 22,554 19,999 41.8 1.72 147 88.7 % 5,516,117 0.07 % 8,879,397,401 118
2040 6,307,040 0.29 % 17,959 19,999 42.7 1.72 149 89.2 % 5,628,838 0.07 % 9,188,250,492 118
2045 6,380,630 0.23 % 14,718 19,999 43.4 1.72 150 89.8 % 5,731,131 0.07 % 9,467,543,575 117
2050 6,445,109 0.20 % 12,896   44.0 1.71 152 90.4 % 5,829,371 0.07 % 9,709,491,761 116
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).

Denmark Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Denmark
Life Expectancy
82.03 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
3.2
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Denmark

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Copenhagen 1,153,615
2 Arhus 237,551
3 Odense 145,931
4 Aalborg 122,219
5 Frederiksberg 95,029
6 Esbjerg 72,205
7 Horsens 58,646
8 Randers 55,780
9 Kolding 55,363
10 Vejle 51,177
11 Hvidovre 49,380
12 Greve 47,671
13 Herning 44,763
14 Roskilde 44,285
15 Silkeborg 41,674
16 Naestved 40,660
17 Charlottenlund 40,000
17 Ballerup 40,000
18 Vanlose 37,115
19 Fredericia 36,946
20 Horsholm 36,670
21 Helsingor 35,048
22 Viborg 34,831
23 Koge 33,885
24 Holstebro 32,072
25 Slagelse 31,896
26 Taastrup 30,977
27 Hillerod 30,853
28 Albertslund 30,000
28 Rodovre 30,000
29 Svendborg 27,553
30 Sonderborg 27,033
31 Hjorring 24,634
32 Holbaek 24,544
33 Frederikshavn 24,103
34 Norresundby 22,083
35 Haderslev 20,825
36 Skive 20,815
37 Glostrup 20,673
38 Ringsted 20,188
39 Stenlose 19,998
40 Ishoj 19,453
41 Birkerod 18,901
42 Farum 18,376
43 Nykobing Falster 16,807
44 Aabenraa 16,344
45 Kalundborg 15,939
46 Nyborg 15,826
47 Lillerod 15,359
48 Korsor 15,029

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Denmark (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 Denmark 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.