Italy Population (LIVE)

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Italy Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Italy is 58,729,296 as of Wednesday, April 24, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Italy 2023 population is estimated at 58,870,762 people at mid year.
  • Italy population is equivalent to 0.73% of the total world population.
  • Italy ranks number 25 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Italy is 200 per Km2 (518 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 294,140 Km2 (113,568 sq. miles)
  • 71.9 % of the population is urban (42,343,688 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Italy is 47.7 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 Italy (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationItaly
Global Rank
2024 58,697,744 -0.29 % -173,018 58,496 48.1 1.31 200 72.3 % 42,455,134 0.72 % 8,118,835,999 25
2023 58,870,762 -0.28 % -166,712 58,496 47.7 1.30 200 71.9 % 42,343,688 0.73 % 8,045,311,447 25
2022 59,037,474 -0.34 % -202,855 58,496 47.3 1.29 201 71.5 % 42,233,014 0.74 % 7,975,105,156 25
2020 59,500,579 -0.38 % -227,353 28,021 46.4 1.26 202 70.6 % 42,006,701 0.76 % 7,840,952,880 24
2015 60,232,906 0.14 % 82,091 34,031 44.4 1.35 205 68.7 % 41,393,818 0.81 % 7,426,597,537 23
2010 59,822,450 0.55 % 324,515 270,043 42.5 1.45 203 68.2 % 40,811,310 0.86 % 6,985,603,105 23
2005 58,199,876 0.43 % 246,696 250,910 40.8 1.34 198 68.4 % 39,835,813 0.89 % 6,558,176,119 22
2000 56,966,397 0.03 % 16,25449,166 39.2 1.25 194 67.6 % 38,513,990 0.93 % 6,148,898,975 22
1995 56,885,126 0.05 % 25,713 28,851 37.7 1.19 193 67.4 % 38,316,513 0.99 % 5,743,219,454 22
1990 56,756,561 0.04 % 24,019 21,268 36.1 1.33 193 67.2 % 38,118,729 1.07 % 5,316,175,862 17
1985 56,636,465 0.11 % 61,397 -19,940 34.6 1.42 193 67.3 % 38,099,260 1.16 % 4,861,730,613 15
1980 56,329,482 0.44 % 247,099 261,163 33.1 1.64 192 66.7 % 37,597,841 1.27 % 4,444,007,706 13
1975 55,093,989 0.66 % 353,991 46,976 32.6 2.17 187 65.9 % 36,320,918 1.35 % 4,069,437,231 14
1970 53,324,036 0.72 % 374,236 -67,909 32.0 2.39 181 64.6 % 34,436,288 1.44 % 3,695,390,336 13
1965 51,452,854 0.77 % 387,029 -37,417 31.3 2.60 175 62.2 % 31,990,341 1.54 % 3,337,111,983 10
1960 49,517,707 0.57 % 277,396 -145,608 30.5 2.38 168 59.6 % 29,527,606 1.64 % 3,019,233,434 11
1955 48,130,728 0.74 % 347,758 -128,698 29.2 2.32 164 57.1 % 27,502,303 1.75 % 2,746,072,141 10
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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Italy Population Forecast

58,496
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationItaly
Global Rank
2025 58,518,843 -0.33 % -196,347 58,496 48.5 1.32 199 72.7 % 42,568,771 0.71 % 8,191,988,453 25
2030 57,544,258 -0.34 % -194,917 58,496 50.3 1.35 196 75.0 % 43,160,835 0.67 % 8,546,141,327 27
2035 56,462,486 -0.38 % -216,354 58,496 51.5 1.38 192 77.4 % 43,721,504 0.64 % 8,879,397,401 30
2040 55,258,472 -0.43 % -240,803 58,496 52.4 1.40 188 80.0 % 44,209,769 0.60 % 9,188,250,492 33
2045 53,878,465 -0.50 % -276,001 58,496 53.0 1.42 183 82.7 % 44,551,510 0.57 % 9,467,543,575 36
2050 52,250,484 -0.61 % -325,596   53.4 1.44 178 85.5 % 44,670,873 0.54 % 9,709,491,761 37
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).

Italy Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Italy
Life Expectancy
84.20 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
2.1
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
2.5
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Italy

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Rome 2,318,895
2 Milan 1,236,837
3 Naples 959,470
4 Turin 870,456
5 Palermo 648,260
6 Genoa 580,223
7 Bologna 366,133
8 Florence 349,296
9 Catania 290,927
10 Bari 277,387
11 Messina 219,948
12 Verona 219,103
13 Padova 203,725
14 Trieste 187,056
15 Brescia 184,826
16 Prato 181,820
17 Taranto 181,082
18 Reggio Calabria 169,140
19 Modena 158,886
20 Livorno 153,773
21 Cagliari 149,257
22 Mestre 147,662
23 Parma 146,299
24 Foggia 137,032
25 Reggio nell'Emilia 133,296
26 Acilia-Castel Fusano-Ostia Antica 129,362
27 Salerno 125,797
28 Perugia 120,137
29 Monza 119,618
30 Rimini 118,673
31 Pescara 116,596
32 Bergamo 114,162
33 Vicenza 107,129
34 Bolzano 99,049
35 Andria 98,342
36 Udine 97,761
37 Siracusa 97,472
38 Terni 97,050
39 Forli 93,638
40 Novara 93,295
41 Barletta 93,279
42 Piacenza 93,228
43 Ferrara 92,802
44 Sassari 91,895
45 Ancona 89,994
46 La Spezia 88,491
47 Torre del Greco 85,897
48 Como 81,975
49 Lucca 81,748
50 Ravenna 80,868
51 Lecce 80,695
52 Trento 80,425
53 Giugliano in Campania 80,269
54 Busto Arsizio 79,519
55 Lido di Ostia 79,400
56 Cesena 79,398
57 Catanzaro 78,970
58 Brindisi 78,548
59 Marsala 77,915
60 Treviso 77,604
61 Pesaro 77,241
62 Pisa 77,007
63 Varese 76,851
64 Sesto San Giovanni 76,509
65 Arezzo 76,346
66 Latina 76,305
67 Gela 73,854
68 Pistoia 73,832
69 Caserta 72,844
70 Cinisello Balsamo 71,109

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Italy (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 Italy 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.