Greenland Population (LIVE)

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Greenland Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Greenland is 56,762 as of Wednesday, April 24, 2024, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Greenland population is equivalent to 0.0007% of the total world population.
  • Greenland ranks number 206 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Greenland is 0 per Km2 (0 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 410,450 Km2 (158,476 sq. miles)
  • 88.6 % of the population is urban (50,205 people in 2023)

Population of Greenland (2023 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Density (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationGreenland
Global Rank
2023 56,643 0.71 % 400 0 88.6 % 50,205 0.00 % 8,045,311,447 206
2022 56,466 0.4 % 223 0 88.5 % 49,999 0.00 % 7,975,105,156 206
2021 56,243 0.39 % 217 0 88.5 % 49,777 0.00 % 7,909,295,151 206
2020 56,026 0.17 % 95 0 88.4 % 49,552 0.00 % 7,840,952,880 206
2019 55,931 0 % 0 0 88.2 % 49,335 0.00 % 7,764,951,032 206
2018 55,931 0.01 % 3 0 87.8 % 49,107 0.00 % 7,683,789,828 206
2017 55,928 0.02 % 12 0 87.4 % 48,897 0.00 % 7,599,822,404 206
2016 55,916 0.04 % 21 0 87.1 % 48,698 0 % 7,513,474,238 206
2015 55,895 -0.16 % -91 0 86.8 % 48,524 0 % 7,426,597,537 206
2010 56,351 -0.19 % -107 0 84.8 % 47,793 0 % 6,985,603,105 205
2005 56,887 0.25 % 141 0 83 % 47,188 0 % 6,558,176,119 207
2000 56,184 0.14 % 79 0 81.6 % 45,839 0 % 6,148,898,975 207
1995 55,788 0.07 % 38 0 80.9 % 45,152 0 % 5,743,219,454 205
1990 55,599 0.88 % 476 0 79.7 % 44,315 0 % 5,316,175,862 204
1985 53,220 1.21 % 623 0 77.9 % 41,468 0 % 4,861,730,613 204
1980 50,106 0.39 % 191 0 76.2 % 38,197 0 % 4,444,007,706 204
1975 49,151 1.59 % 743 0 75 % 36,887 0 % 4,069,437,231203
1970 45,434 3.35 % 1,379 0 73.8 % 33,516 0 % 3,695,390,336 203
1965 38,539 3.71 % 1,283 0 36.1 % 13,905 0 % 3,337,111,983203
1960 32,124 4.09 % 1,166 0 56.9 % 18,285 0 % 3,019,233,434 204
1955 26,295 2.61 % 635 0 52.9 % 13,905 0 % 2,746,072,141 203
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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Greenland Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Density (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationGreenland
Global Rank
2025 56,916 0.32 % 178 0 88.9 % 50,575 0 % 8,191,988,453 206
2030 57,152 0.08 % 47 0 89.4 % 51,103 0 % 8,546,141,327 206
2035 56,785 -0.13 % -73 0 90.1 % 51,159 0 % 8,879,397,401 206
2040 56,041 -0.26 % -149 0 90.7 % 50,831 0 % 9,188,250,492 207
2045 55,077 -0.35 % -193 0 91.2 % 50,257 0 % 9,467,543,575 207
2050 53,997 -0.4 % -216 0 91.8 % 49,565 0 % 9,709,491,761 207
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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Notes

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

The Population of Greenland (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.

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 Greenland 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.