Hungary Population: 9,669,439

Hungary, a landlocked country located in the Carpathian Basin, is among the top tourist destinations in Europe. Through this country flows Danube and Tisza, two of the longest rivers, which splits the country into three regions. The geographic area is less than 200 meters above sea level. Hungary is also the residence of more than 2,000 flowering plant species, some of which are rare to discover.

Largest Cities in Hungary by Population

Budapest has the highest population, followed by Debrecen, Szeged, and Miskolc.

CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
Budapest 1,741,041 Szolnok 75,474 Vac 35,108
Debrecen 204,124 Tatabanya 70,541 Szekszard 34,174
Miskolc 172,637 Budapest XVI. keruelet 68,484 Papa 32,990
Szeged 164,883 Kaposvar 67,746 Gyongyos 32,938
Pecs 156,649 Bekescsaba 65,206 Kazincbarcika 32,396
Budapest XI. keruelet 139,049 Budapest XX. keruelet 63,371 Godollo 32,374
Zuglo 130,000 Erd 62,408 Gyula 32,269
Gyor 128,265 Veszprem 62,023 Hajduboszormeny 31,957
Budapest III. keruelet 123,723 Erzsebetvaros 62,000 Kiskunfelegyhaza 31,720
Nyiregyhaza 116,298 Zalaegerszeg 61,898 Ajka 31,407
Budapest XIII. keruelet 113,531 Budapest XIX. keruelet 61,610 Oroshaza 31,373
Kecskemet 109,847 Kispest 61,453 Mosonmagyarovar 30,359
Szekesfehervar 101,600 Sopron 57,210 Dunakeszi 30,246
Budapest IV. keruelet 98,374 Eger 56,647 Kiskunhalas 29,354
Budapest XVIII. keruelet 93,225 Budapest XII. keruelet 56,544 Esztergom 28,785
Budapest II. keruelet 88,729 Nagykanizsa 50,823 Jaszbereny 27,835
Budapest VIII. keruelet 82,222 Budapest XXII. keruelet 50,499 Komlo 26,924
Budapest XV. keruelet 80,218 Dunaujvaros 50,084 Nagykoros 26,711
Szombathely 79,534 Hodmezovasarhely 47,485 Mako 25,135
Budapest X. keruelet 79,270 Budapest VI. keruelet 42,120 Budaors 25,089
Budapest XVII. keruelet 78,250 Salgotarjan 39,640 Szigetszentmiklos 24,874
Jozsefvaros 76,957 Cegled 39,287 Budapest I. keruelet 24,728
Budapest XXI. keruelet 76,339 Ozd 38,476
Paradsasvar 76,000 Baja 37,714

Hungary Population History

The updated population of Hungary as per the UN data is computed to be 9,669,530 for the year 2020. This figure represents about 0.14% of the total world’s population. A decrease in the population is the trend observed since 1981, and if this continues, only 6 million citizens will be present in 2070. According to the statistical values, about 3.0% is the increase in the loss of population from 2017.

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 9,660,351 -0.25% -24,328 6,000 43 1.5 107 71.70% 6,921,767 0.12% 7,794,798,739 94
2019 9,684,679 -0.24% -22,820 6,000 42 1.4 107 71.40% 6,917,508 0.13% 7,713,468,100 94
2018 9,707,499 -0.23% -22,324 6,000 42 1.4 107 71.20% 6,913,062 0.13% 7,631,091,040 92
2017 9,729,823 -0.24% -23,152 6,000 42 1.4 107 71.00% 6,908,347 0.13% 7,547,858,925 92
2016 9,752,975 -0.26% -24,948 6,000 42 1.4 108 70.80% 6,903,238 0.13% 7,464,022,049 90
2015 9,777,923 -0.30% -29,889 6,000 42 1.3 108 70.50% 6,897,667 0.13% 7,379,797,139 89
2010 9,927,370 -0.32% -31,713 5,030 40 1.3 110 68.90% 6,841,345 0.14% 6,956,823,603 85
2005 10,085,937 -0.26% -26,914 12,318 39 1.3 111 66.40% 6,693,836 0.15% 6,541,907,027 81
2000 10,220,507 -0.25% -25,759 15,712 39 1.4 113 64.60% 6,600,231 0.17% 6,143,493,823 77
1995 10,349,302 -0.05% -5,567 19,996 38 1.7 114 65.20% 6,749,043 0.18% 5,744,212,979 70
1990 10,377,137 -0.36% -37,837 -18,311 36 1.8 115 65.80% 6,832,431 0.19% 5,327,231,061 65
1985 10,566,323 -0.35% -37,593 -23,160 35 1.8 117 65.10% 6,878,423 0.22% 4,870,921,740 58
1980 10,754,286 0.43% 45,501 2,608 34 2.3 119 64.20% 6,903,538 0.24% 4,458,003,514 56
1975 10,526,780 0.31% 32,135 -4,884 34 2 116 62.20% 6,551,191 0.26% 4,079,480,606 54
1970 10,366,105 0.38% 39,261 3,146 34 2 115 60.10% 6,231,447 0.28% 3,700,437,046 50
1965 10,169,799 0.34% 33,761 4,343 34 1.8 112 58.00% 5,900,836 0.30% 3,339,583,597 37
1960 10,000,994 0.35% 34,500 -34,863 32 2.3 110 55.90% 5,591,700 0.33% 3,034,949,748 43
1955 9,828,494 1.03% 98,154 4,951 31 2.7 109 54.40% 5,350,076 0.35% 2,773,019,936 37

Hungary Population forecast

It is estimated that the Hungarian population will continue to reduce due to the present negative migration trends and low fertility rates. If the population stabilizes, the number will be around 7.75 to 9 million people. Otherwise, by 2070 the population might drop to as low as 6 million people.

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 9,660,351 -0.24% -23,514 6,000 43 1.5 107 71.70% 6,921,767 0.12% 7,794,798,739 94
2025 9,514,334 -0.30% -29,203 6,000 45 1.5 105 72.90% 6,937,818 0.12% 8,184,437,460 96
2030 9,338,446 -0.37% -35,178 6,000 46 1.5 103 74.30% 6,939,686 0.11% 8,548,487,400 99
2035 9,131,845 -0.45% -41,320 6,000 47 1.5 101 75.80% 6,919,434 0.10% 8,887,524,213 101
2040 8,906,600 -0.50% -45,049 6,000 47 1.5 98 77.30% 6,881,044 0.10% 9,198,847,240 102
2045 8,681,804 -0.51% -44,959 6,000 48 1.5 96 78.70% 6,831,302 0.09% 9,481,803,274 105
2050 8,470,230 -0.49% -42,315 48 1.5 94 80.00% 6,774,040 0.09% 9,735,033,990 109

Hungary Demographics

According to the WHO data of 2018, the total life expectancy in Hungary is 76. This value puts the country in the 60th position in the World Life Expectancy ranking. The male and female life expectancy is 72.3 and 79.4, respectively.

The ethnic Hungarians can account for 84% of the population, although this country is also inhabited by the Celts, Romans, Slavs, Huns, Avars, and Gepids.

Hungary Religion & Politics

Though there is no official religion in Hungary, the common religion is Christianity. During the 16th century, many Hungarians became Lutherans and then converted mainly to Calvinism. Also, at one time, it served as a home to a large Jewish population. Right now, the capital city Budapest serves a center for the Hungarian Jewish population.

Hungary Economy

A high-income mixed economy is observed, which gives the country a 10th position in the Economic Complexity Index. It also sits in the 13th ranking position in the lowest income inequality in the world. This country has the 57th largest economy in the world, with an annual output of 265.037 billion dollars. It especially focuses on the export-oriented market economy giving primary importance to foreign trade.

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%