Denmark Population: 5,784,518

Denmark is located in the North of Europe and is the south most Nordic nation. It has a boundary with Norway, Germany, and Sweden. It is a Scandinavian country. It comprises of Jutland Peninsula along with other islands. Oresund Bridge links Denmark to Sweden. This place has popular royal palaces, Tivoli amusement park, and Nyhavn Harbor. The place is a treat for medieval times with half-timbered houses and cobbled streets to be seen in several locations.

Largest Cities in Denmark by Population

The largest city of Denmark, with the highest population, is Copenhagen. Some other cities which are highly populated are Arhus, Aalborg, Frederiksberg, and many more.

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

Denmark Population History

Denmark existed back from the 10th century. Until 1849, it wasn’t provided the constitutional monarchy. All through world wars, Denmark remained neutral. This was until there was an invasion at the beginning of the 1940s by Nazis. Greenland was made a part of Denmark in 1953. In 1979, they were given home rule. There was a population growth that was steady as recording began. In 1769, 797,584 people were its population and reached 841,806 by 1787.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 5,792,202 0.35% 20,326 15,200 42.3 1.76 137 88.20% 5,107,903 0.07% 7,794,798,739 115
2019 5,771,876 0.34% 19,750 15,200 41.7 1.74 136 88.00% 5,081,840 0.07% 7,713,468,100 115
2018 5,752,126 0.35% 19,852 15,200 41.7 1.74 136 87.90% 5,056,587 0.08% 7,631,091,040 115
2017 5,732,274 0.37% 20,925 15,200 41.7 1.74 135 87.80% 5,031,580 0.08% 7,547,858,925 114
2016 5,711,349 0.40% 22,654 15,200 41.7 1.74 135 87.70% 5,006,008 0.08% 7,464,022,049 113
2015 5,688,695 0.48% 26,770 21,368 41.6 1.73 134 87.50% 4,979,108 0.08% 7,379,797,139 113
2010 5,554,844 0.49% 26,628 17,598 40.6 1.85 131 86.80% 4,821,305 0.08% 6,956,823,603 111
2005 5,421,702 0.30% 16,102 9,261 39.6 1.76 128 85.90% 4,654,838 0.08% 6,541,907,027 110
2000 5,341,194 0.41% 21,698 14,914 38.4 1.76 126 85.10% 4,545,356 0.09% 6,143,493,823 105
1995 5,232,704 0.35% 18,318 13,093 37.7 1.75 123 85.00% 4,446,693 0.09% 5,744,212,979 102
1990 5,141,115 0.10% 5,374 6,568 37.1 1.54 121 84.80% 4,361,901 0.10% 5,327,231,061 101
1985 5,114,243 -0.04% -1,940 1,864 36 1.43 121 84.40% 4,313,899 0.10% 4,870,921,740 97
1980 5,123,945 0.24% 12,243 2,985 34.3 1.68 121 83.70% 4,289,924 0.11% 4,458,003,514 92
1975 5,062,729 0.53% 26,298 4,651 33 1.96 119 82.10% 4,158,823 0.12% 4,079,480,606 87
1970 4,931,241 0.71% 34,156 4,373 32.5 2.27 116 79.70% 3,932,046 0.13% 3,700,437,046 83
1965 4,760,460 0.77% 35,872 451 32.8 2.58 112 77.00% 3,667,824 0.14% 3,339,583,597 75
1960 4,581,101 0.62% 28,065 -6,528 33 2.55 108 73.70% 3,375,657 0.15% 3,034,949,748 75
1955 4,440,778 0.80% 34,501 -3,656 32.4 2.55 105 69.60% 3,091,616 0.16% 2,773,019,936 75

Denmark Population Forecast

Denmark’s urban population shall rise to 5,829,371 by the mid-21st century or 2050, as per UN data. But, Denmark’s share in the global population varies from 0.07 percent to 0.06 percent.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 5,792,202 0.36% 20,701 15,200 42.3 1.76 137 88.20% 5,107,903 0.07% 7,794,798,739 115
2025 5,900,493 0.37% 21,658 15,200 42.4 1.76 139 88.90% 5,248,366 0.07% 8,184,437,460 116
2030 6,001,867 0.34% 20,275 15,200 42.3 1.76 141 89.80% 5,388,666 0.07% 8,548,487,400 118
2035 6,083,849 0.27% 16,396 15,200 42.7 1.76 143 90.70% 5,516,117 0.07% 8,887,524,213 121
2040 6,146,589 0.21% 12,548 15,200 43.4 1.76 145 91.60% 5,628,838 0.07% 9,198,847,240 121
2045 6,197,288 0.16% 10,140 15,200 43.9 1.76 146 92.50% 5,731,131 0.07% 9,481,803,274 121
2050 6,245,374 0.15% 9,617 44.2 1.76 147 93.30% 5,829,371 0.06% 9,735,033,990 121

Denmark Demographics

About 90 percent of the population of Denmark is from Danish descendants. The rest of the 10 percent are either descendants of immigrants or immigrants themselves. People from Somalia, Turkey, the Middle East, Herzegovina, Iraq, Bosnia, and South Asia immigrated here. Around 34 percent are from a western background. Faroese, Danish, and Greenlandic are well-known languages here in Denmark.

The density of the population is 354 people/mi2 or 137/km2. The overall land area is 16,382 mi2 or 42,430 km2. The urban population of Denmark is 88.2 percent. Denmark’s median age is 42.3 years.

Denmark Religion and Politics

The official faith of the state is The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Denmark. Most Danes are Christians contributing to 71.7 percent, while Lutherans are 60 percent, 1.2 percent are Catholic, 2.2 percent are Orthodox, and 8.3 percent are other practices. Religion is not included in politics, and most of the politicians are Agnostic/Atheists.

Denmark Economy

The service sector dominates Denmark’s economy. About 80 percent of the employment is through this sector. The living standards of Denmark are comfortable, and it has 10th highest per capita income on the globe. 50 percent of the country’s GDP is made up of trade. Unemployment is lesser than in other EU countries. Monarch is the executive, central, and legislative power in the Denmark government.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%