Italy Population: 60,495,396

Italy is the country located in the south-central of Europe. The country is known for its beautiful landscapes on the Earth, which is described as a place shaped as a boot. It is famous for its cuisine too. The most famous spots in Italy are the Monte Rosa and Mont Blanc.

Largest Cities in Italy by Population

The capital and also the largest city in Italy is Rome. Some of the well-known cities are Milan, Naples, Palermo, Genoa, Venice, and Florence.

CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
Rome 2,318,895 Reggio nell’Emilia 133,296 Lucca 81,748
Milan 1,236,837 Acilia-Castel Fusano-Ostia Antica 129,362 Ravenna 80,868
Naples 959,470 Salerno 125,797 Lecce 80,695
Turin 870,456 Perugia 120,137 Trento 80,425
Palermo 648,260 Monza 119,618 Giugliano in Campania 80,269
Genoa 580,223 Rimini 118,673 Busto Arsizio 79,519
Bologna 366,133 Pescara 116,596 Lido di Ostia 79,400
Florence 349,296 Bergamo 114,162 Cesena 79,398
Catania 290,927 Vicenza 107,129 Catanzaro 78,970
Bari 277,387 Bolzano 99,049 Brindisi 78,548
Messina 219,948 Andria 98,342 Marsala 77,915
Verona 219,103 Udine 97,761 Treviso 77,604
Padova 203,725 Siracusa 97,472 Pesaro 77,241
Trieste 187,056 Terni 97,050 Pisa 77,007
Brescia 184,826 Forli 93,638 Varese 76,851
Prato 181,820 Novara 93,295 Sesto San Giovanni 76,509
Taranto 181,082 Barletta 93,279 Arezzo 76,346
Reggio Calabria 169,140 Piacenza 93,228 Latina 76,305
Modena 158,886 Ferrara 92,802 Gela 73,854
Livorno 153,773 Sassari 91,895 Pistoia 73,832
Cagliari 149,257 Ancona 89,994 Caserta 72,844
Mestre 147,662 La Spezia 88,491 Cinisello Balsamo 71,109
Parma 146,299 Torre del Greco 85,897
Foggia 137,032 Como 81,975

Italy population History

In the year 2000, the population of Italy was 56,692,178. However, this year that is 2020, it has increased to 60,461,826. The median age has become 47.3 from 40.3. The rate of fertility has become 1.33. The urban population has also increased rapidly to 42,006,701. The country’s share of the world population is 0.78 %. The rank of Italy in the world population is 23rd.

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 60,461,826 -0.15% -88,249 148,943 47.3 1.33 206 69.50% 42,006,701 0.78% 7,794,798,739 23
2019 60,550,075 -0.13% -77,216 148,943 45.7 1.4 206 69.20% 41,887,345 0.78% 7,713,468,100 23
2018 60,627,291 -0.08% -46,410 148,943 45.7 1.4 206 68.90% 41,763,099 0.79% 7,631,091,040 23
2017 60,673,701 0.02% 10,641 148,943 45.7 1.4 206 68.60% 41,637,312 0.80% 7,547,858,925 23
2016 60,663,060 0.14% 84,566 148,943 45.7 1.4 206 68.40% 41,515,002 0.81% 7,464,022,049 23
2015 60,578,494 0.42% 250,653 327,474 45.4 1.42 206 68.30% 41,393,818 0.82% 7,379,797,139 23
2010 59,325,229 0.36% 208,803 210,190 43.5 1.44 202 68.80% 40,811,310 0.85% 6,956,823,603 23
2005 58,281,212 0.55% 317,807 332,869 41.9 1.31 198 68.40% 39,835,813 0.89% 6,541,907,027 22
2000 56,692,178 -0.17% -96,446 -59,647 40.3 1.22 193 67.90% 38,513,990 0.92% 6,143,493,823 22
1995 57,174,408 0.04% 25,234 30,565 38.7 1.27 194 67.00% 38,316,513 1.00% 5,744,212,979 21
1990 57,048,236 0.04% 22,292 -2,012 37 1.35 194 66.80% 38,118,729 1.07% 5,327,231,061 16
1985 56,936,774 0.21% 117,485 52,960 35.5 1.52 194 66.90% 38,099,260 1.17% 4,870,921,740 14
1980 56,349,349 0.39% 216,813 32,985 34.1 1.89 192 66.70% 37,597,841 1.26% 4,458,003,514 13
1975 55,265,284 0.64% 349,263 3,879 33.3 2.32 188 65.70% 36,320,918 1.35% 4,079,480,606 14
1970 53,518,969 0.70% 368,342 -46,356 32.8 2.5 182 64.30% 34,436,288 1.45% 3,700,437,046 13
1965 51,677,257 0.78% 395,461 -46,105 32.1 2.5 176 61.90% 31,990,341 1.55% 3,339,583,597 10
1960 49,699,951 0.56% 272,875 -110,909 31.4 2.29 169 59.40% 29,527,606 1.64% 3,034,949,748 10
1955 48,335,578 0.73% 347,395 -47,233 30.2 2.36 164 56.90% 27,502,303 1.74% 2,773,019,936 10

Italy population forecast

By the year 2050, the population of Italy is expected to decrease to 54,381,673. The rate of migrants is also expected to become as low as 77,862 in the year 2045. The median age is estimated to become 53.6. The country’s share of the world population will become 0.56%. These changes will place Italy in rank 36 in the global world population.

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 60,461,826 -0.04% -23,334 148,943 47.3 1.33 206 69.50% 42,006,701 0.78% 7,794,798,739 23
2025 59,876,551 -0.19% -117,055 117,406 49.2 1.33 204 71.10% 42,568,771 0.73% 8,184,437,460 25
2030 59,031,475 -0.28% -169,015 93,251 50.8 1.33 201 73.10% 43,160,835 0.69% 8,548,487,400 26
2035 58,135,633 -0.31% -179,168 97,198 51.9 1.33 198 75.20% 43,721,504 0.65% 8,887,524,213 29
2040 57,160,361 -0.34% -195,054 97,171 52.6 1.33 194 77.30% 44,209,769 0.62% 9,198,847,240 31
2045 55,938,765 -0.43% -244,319 77,862 53.2 1.33 190 79.60% 44,551,510 0.59% 9,481,803,274 34
2050 54,381,673 -0.56% -311,418 53.6 1.33 185 82.10% 44,670,873 0.56% 9,735,033,990 36

Italy demographics

The life expectancy of the Italian population is estimated to be 84.01 years. The rate of infant mortality is 2.2. The sex ratio of the male population is 48.69% for the number 29,437,725. The sex ratio for the female population is 51.31% for the number 31,024,103.

Italy religion and politics

The predominant religion in Italy is Christianity. There is also another increasing number of varied religious beliefs. Most of the people in Italy who practice Christianity go to the catholic churches. Other minor religions are Islam, Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy, Protestantism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Judaism.

The political matters are managed through the parliamentary republic of Italy. It is a multi-party system. The council of ministers implements executive power.

Italy economy

The economy of Italy is the third-largest one in the Eurozone. It is the eighth-largest nominal GDP and the twelfth largest in the PPP category. It is considered an advanced and high-income economy. The country is a large manufacturer as well as the exporter of the products such as vehicles, food, furniture, robots, machinery, etc. Italy is a huge hub for luxury goods in Europe.

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%