Latvia Population (LIVE)

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Latvia Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Latvia is 1,808,755 as of Thursday, July 25, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Latvia 2023 population is estimated at 1,830,211 people at mid year.
  • Latvia population is equivalent to 0.02% of the total world population.
  • Latvia ranks number 151 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Latvia is 29 per Km2 (76 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 62,200 Km2 (24,016 sq. miles)
  • 69.1 % of the population is urban (1,265,376 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Latvia is 44.0 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 Latvia (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationLatvia
Global Rank
2024 1,810,240 -1.09 % -19,971 -6,793 44.2 1.59 29 69.5 % 1,257,471 0.02 % 8,118,835,999 151
2023 1,830,211 -1.10 % -20,440 -7,630 44.0 1.58 29 69.1 % 1,265,376 0.02 % 8,045,311,447 151
2022 1,850,651 -1.24 % -23,268 -8,466 43.8 1.59 30 68.8 % 1,273,980 0.02 % 7,975,105,156 151
2020 1,897,052 -1.02 % -19,503 -7,381 43.4 1.58 30 68.2 % 1,293,197 0.02 % 7,840,952,880 151
2015 1,991,955 -1.07 % -21,915 -11,163 42.1 1.70 32 68.0 % 1,354,612 0.03 % 7,426,597,537 150
2010 2,101,530 -1.21 % -26,325 -14,321 40.3 1.37 34 68.4 % 1,437,458 0.03 % 6,985,603,105 142
2005 2,233,157 -1.37 % -31,875 -17,620 38.9 1.38 36 68.6 % 1,531,348 0.03 % 6,558,176,119 142
2000 2,392,530 -1.42 % -35,524-20,514 37.0 1.24 38 67.8 % 1,622,821 0.04 % 6,148,898,975 140
1995 2,570,151 -0.90 % -23,848 -20,017 34.9 1.27 41 67.1 % 1,724,586 0.04 % 5,743,219,454 134
1990 2,689,391 0.26 % 6,857 -10,252 33.7 1.99 43 68.6 % 1,845,109 0.05 % 5,316,175,862 131
1985 2,655,104 0.64 % 16,613 5,557 33.5 2.10 43 66.6 % 1,769,371 0.05 % 4,861,730,613 130
1980 2,572,037 0.63 % 15,902 11,846 33.8 1.90 41 65.8 % 1,691,732 0.06 % 4,444,007,706 127
1975 2,492,528 0.78 % 19,023 11,464 33.9 1.96 40 63.6 % 1,584,316 0.06 % 4,069,437,231 126
1970 2,397,414 0.94 % 21,922 12,583 33.0 2.01 39 60.2 % 1,443,775 0.06 % 3,695,390,336 122
1965 2,287,805 1.21 % 26,711 14,864 32.3 1.74 37 56.3 % 1,288,355 0.07 % 3,337,111,983 113
1960 2,154,251 1.17 % 24,349 13,775 31.2 1.95 35 52.3 % 1,125,840 0.07 % 3,019,233,434 114
1955 2,032,505 1.12 % 21,996 10,524 29.9 1.93 33 48.8 % 990,984 0.07 % 2,746,072,141 113
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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Latvia 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 PopulationLatvia
Global Rank
2025 1,790,796 -1.15 % -21,251 -5,898 44.4 1.58 29 69.8 % 1,250,246 0.02 % 8,191,988,453 152
2030 1,701,338 -1.02 % -17,892 -2,835 45.5 1.60 27 71.8 % 1,221,983 0.02 % 8,546,141,327 152
2035 1,622,114 -0.95 % -15,845 -1,334 46.9 1.60 26 73.8 % 1,197,489 0.02 % 8,879,397,401 153
2040 1,554,125 -0.85 % -13,598 -1,000 48.0 1.61 25 75.9 % 1,180,093 0.02 % 9,188,250,492 154
2045 1,492,555 -0.81 % -12,314 -1,000 47.7 1.61 24 78.2 % 1,166,850 0.02 % 9,467,543,575 156
2050 1,433,728 -0.80 % -11,765   46.5 1.62 23 80.4 % 1,152,069 0.01 % 9,709,491,761 157
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).

Latvia Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Latvia
Life Expectancy
76.06 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
2.8
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
3.6
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Latvia

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Riga 742,572
2 Daugavpils 111,564
3 Liepaja 85,132
4 Jelgava 61,791
5 Jurmala 54,088
6 Ventspils 42,644
7 Rezekne 38,340
8 Jekabpils 27,078
9 Valmiera 26,963
10 Ogre 26,760
11 Tukums 18,348
12 Cesis 18,198
13 Salaspils 17,606

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Latvia (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 Latvia 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.