Portugal Population (LIVE)

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Portugal Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Portugal is 10,231,970 as of Wednesday, February 21, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Portugal 2023 population is estimated at 10,247,605 people at mid year.
  • Portugal population is equivalent to 0.13% of the total world population.
  • Portugal ranks number 93 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Portugal is 112 per Km2 (290 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 91,590 Km2 (35,363 sq. miles)
  • 67.0 % of the population is urban (6,868,313 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Portugal is 45.8 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 Portugal (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationPortugal
Global Rank
2024 10,223,349 -0.24 % -24,256 9,999 46.2 1.38 112 67.5 % 6,897,865 0.13 % 8,118,835,999 94
2023 10,247,605 -0.23 % -23,260 9,999 45.8 1.37 112 67.0 % 6,868,313 0.13 % 8,045,311,447 93
2022 10,270,865 -0.19 % -19,238 9,999 45.4 1.37 112 66.6 % 6,837,902 0.13 % 7,975,105,156 92
2020 10,298,192 0.08 % 8,269 40,535 44.7 1.39 112 65.8 % 6,775,807 0.13 % 7,840,952,880 90
2015 10,365,435 -0.42 % -44,593 -10,124 42.8 1.30 113 63.8 % 6,617,197 0.14 % 7,426,597,537 88
2010 10,588,401 0.12 % 13,017 -11,820 40.5 1.39 116 60.9 % 6,451,825 0.15 % 6,985,603,105 79
2005 10,523,315 0.43 % 44,538 17,155 38.5 1.41 115 57.8 % 6,077,668 0.16 % 6,558,176,119 75
2000 10,300,626 0.49 % 49,87663,195 36.7 1.54 112 54.7 % 5,633,127 0.17 % 6,148,898,975 73
1995 10,051,248 0.09 % 8,780 30,130 35.1 1.41 110 51.6 % 5,187,432 0.18 % 5,743,219,454 75
1990 10,007,346 0.02 % 2,090 -33,704 33.2 1.56 109 47.7 % 4,769,183 0.19 % 5,316,175,862 70
1985 9,996,896 0.43 % 42,329 -16,080 31.1 1.73 109 45.2 % 4,523,234 0.21 % 4,861,730,613 64
1980 9,785,252 1.24 % 116,509 29,423 29.6 2.24 107 42.9 % 4,195,006 0.22 % 4,444,007,706 62
1975 9,202,709 1.17 % 103,816 43,650 28.8 2.75 100 40.9 % 3,761,504 0.23 % 4,069,437,231 61
1970 8,683,631 -0.49 % -43,092 -193,554 28.6 3.01 95 38.9 % 3,376,697 0.23 % 3,695,390,336 60
1965 8,899,092 0.04 % 3,325 -123,211 27.9 3.15 97 36.9 % 3,286,357 0.27 % 3,337,111,983 47
1960 8,882,469 0.50 % 43,404 -99,337 26.9 3.16 97 35.0 % 3,108,907 0.29 % 3,019,233,434 48
1955 8,665,451 0.58 % 49,700 -62,944 26.2 3.14 95 33.0 % 2,857,954 0.32 % 2,746,072,141 47
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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Portugal 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 PopulationPortugal
Global Rank
2025 10,198,116 -0.20 % -20,015 9,999 46.6 1.38 111 67.9 % 6,926,293 0.12 % 8,191,988,453 94
2030 10,062,183 -0.27 % -27,187 9,999 48.2 1.40 110 70.1 % 7,048,858 0.12 % 8,546,141,327 96
2035 9,910,155 -0.30 % -30,406 9,999 49.4 1.43 108 72.0 % 7,135,335 0.11 % 8,879,397,401 97
2040 9,730,312 -0.37 % -35,969 9,999 50.0 1.44 106 73.8 % 7,178,825 0.11 % 9,188,250,492 97
2045 9,513,430 -0.45 % -43,376 9,999 50.5 1.46 104 75.5 % 7,179,085 0.10 % 9,467,543,575 100
2050 9,261,305 -0.54 % -50,425   50.9 1.47 101 77.0 % 7,133,527 0.10 % 9,709,491,761 102
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).

Portugal Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Portugal
Life Expectancy
82.42 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
2.3
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
2.8
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Portugal

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Lisbon 517,802
2 Porto 249,633
3 Amadora 178,858
4 Braga 121,394
5 Setubal 117,110
6 Coimbra 106,582
7 Queluz 103,399
8 Funchal 100,847
9 Cacem 93,982
10 Vila Nova de Gaia 70,811
11 Algueirao 66,250
12 Loures 66,231
13 Felgueiras 58,065
14 Evora 55,620
15 Rio de Mouro 54,695
16 Odivelas 54,624
17 Aveiro 54,162
18 Amora 52,577
19 Corroios 52,520
20 Barreiro 51,280
21 Monsanto 50,000
22 Rio Tinto 49,966
23 Sao Domingos de Rana 46,718
24 Figueira da Foz 46,600
25 Leiria 45,112
26 Ponte de Lima 44,667
27 Faro 41,355
28 Sesimbra 41,134
29 Guimaraes 40,604
30 Ermesinde 39,420
31 Santo Antonio dos Olivais 38,936
32 Portimao 38,487
33 Benfica 36,985
34 Cascais 36,436
35 Maia 36,426
36 Viana do Castelo 36,148
37 Oeiras 35,000
38 Beja 34,760
39 Esposende 34,625
40 Braganca 34,375
41 Almada 34,008
42 Olivais 33,788
43 Castelo Branco 33,479
44 Alcabideche 33,315
45 Espinho 32,786
46 Camara de Lobos 32,209
47 Guarda 32,111
48 Alvalade 31,813
49 Arrentela 30,156
50 Montijo 30,011
51 Charneca de Caparica 29,763
52 Santarem 29,385
53 Olhao 29,239
54 Povoa de Varzim 29,044
55 Senhora da Hora 28,930
56 Marinha Grande 28,916
57 Povoa de Santa Iria 28,901
58 Sequeira 28,502
59 Massama 28,112
60 Matosinhos 28,070
61 Gondomar 27,691
62 Aguas Santas 27,686
63 Vila do Conde 27,642
64 Caldas da Rainha 27,378
65 Sao Martinho 26,482
66 Canidelo 26,431
67 Viseu 26,364
68 Sintra 26,193
69 Paco de Arcos 25,974
70 Sao Mamede de Infesta 25,940

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Notes

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

The Population of Portugal (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 Portugal 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.