Ukraine population: 43,829,999

Ukraine, the 32nd populous country, is located in the eastern-Europe area. The popular neighbouring countries of Ukraine are Russia to the north-east and Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia towards the west. Even Amongst the territorial dispute, it is the 42nd largest country in the world.

Humans have inhabited the area of modern Ukraine since 32000 BC, and it is the key place for Slavic culture. The total population of Ukraine for the mid-year of 2020 is projected as 43,733,762.

Largest cities in Ukraine by population 

Kyiv is the capital of Ukraine. It is one of the powerful and largest states in the whole of Europe. The total population of Kyiv is 2,797,553. The following largest cities are Kharkiv, Dnipro, and Donetsk. Odessa is the 5th largest city. Its population is 1,001,558. The cities after Odessa are moderately populated.

CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
Kyiv 2,797,553 Kropyvnytskyi 249,454 Kostyantynivka 91,259
Kharkiv 1,430,885 Kamianske 248,575 Krasnyy Luch 90,005
Dnipro 1,032,822 Chernivtsi 236,250 Brovary 88,506
Donetsk 1,024,700 Ternopil 235,676 Uman 87,658
Odessa 1,001,558 Kremenchuk 227,494 Berdychiv 86,250
Zaporizhia 796,217 Lutsk 213,661 Shostka 85,432
Lviv 717,803 Ivano-Frankivsk 204,200 Kadiyivka 84,425
Kryvyi Rih 652,380 Bila Tserkva 199,163 Chervonohrad 83,000
Mykolayiv 510,840 Kramators’k 173,700 Izmayil 82,485
Mariupol 481,626 Melitopol 158,000 Mukacheve 81,633
Luhansk 452,000 Kerch 148,932 Bakhmut 80,500
Sevastopol 416,263 Nikopol 130,500 Drohobych 79,406
Khmelnytskyi 398,346 Syevyerodonets’k 130,000 Yalta 77,003
Makiyivka 376,610 Sloviansk 124,800 Nizhyn 75,499
Vinnytsia 352,115 Berdyansk 118,284 Novomoskovs’k 73,100
Simferopol 336,460 Uzhgorod 117,878 Shakhtars’k 71,700
Kherson 320,477 Alchevs’k 116,000 Pervomays’k 70,746
Poltava 317,847 Pavlohrad 115,932 Feodosiya 68,562
Chernihiv 307,684 Lysychans’k 111,600 Pokrovsk 68,263
Cherkasy 297,568 Yevpatoriya 106,202 Chystyakove 68,037
Sumy 294,456 Yenakiyeve 104,101 Sverdlovs’k 68,000
Zhytomyr 282,192 Oleksandriya 103,000 Kalush 67,698
Horlivka 278,550 Kamianets-Podilskyi 100,000
Rivne 255,106 Konotop 91,798

Ukraine population history

Since 1995 the population of Ukraine is facing a major crisis. This is because of the high death rates and very fewer birth percentages. Since 2005 the fertility rate has been slightly increasing. The fertility rate in 2020 is 1.44. The yearly change in the population of 2020 is -0.59 %. This suggests that there will be a major decrease in the population over the coming years.

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 43,733,762 -0.59% -259,876 10,000 41.2 1.44 75 69.40% 30,334,632 0.56% 7,794,798,739 35
2019 43,993,638 -0.57% -252,518 10,000 40.2 1.48 76 69.20% 30,425,950 0.57% 7,713,468,100 33
2018 44,246,156 -0.54% -241,553 10,000 40.2 1.48 76 69.00% 30,521,470 0.58% 7,631,091,040 32
2017 44,487,709 -0.51% -225,993 10,000 40.2 1.48 77 68.80% 30,622,539 0.59% 7,547,858,925 31
2016 44,713,702 -0.46% -207,937 10,000 40.2 1.48 77 68.70% 30,730,872 0.60% 7,464,022,049 31
2015 44,921,639 -0.38% -174,090 26,431 40 1.49 78 68.70% 30,840,974 0.61% 7,379,797,139 31
2010 45,792,090 -0.47% -219,736 53,908 39.5 1.38 79 68.60% 31,411,663 0.66% 6,956,823,603 28
2005 46,890,772 -0.81% -389,459 -33,089 39.1 1.15 81 67.80% 31,788,197 0.72% 6,541,907,027 27
2000 48,838,065 -0.83% -413,144 -92,453 37.8 1.24 84 67.10% 32,793,567 0.79% 6,143,493,823 23
1995 50,903,785 -0.22% -111,864 14,884 36.4 1.62 88 67.00% 34,081,946 0.89% 5,744,212,979 23
1990 51,463,105 0.21% 108,766 0 35.3 1.95 89 66.80% 34,356,066 0.97% 5,327,231,061 22
1985 50,919,275 0.38% 190,680 37,818 34 2 88 64.70% 32,935,869 1.05% 4,870,921,740 19
1980 49,965,874 0.49% 242,042 20,877 33.5 1.98 86 61.70% 30,827,293 1.12% 4,458,003,514 17
1975 48,755,665 0.70% 333,362 41,241 33.3 2.08 84 58.40% 28,469,686 1.20% 4,079,480,606 16
1970 47,088,857 0.79% 364,862 53,753 32 2.02 81 54.80% 25,817,971 1.27% 3,700,437,046 16
1965 45,264,548 1.19% 519,979 91,154 29.8 2.13 78 50.60% 22,924,810 1.36% 3,339,583,597 15
1960 42,664,652 1.29% 529,032 -64,464 28.9 2.7 74 46.80% 19,962,621 1.41% 3,034,949,748 15
1955 40,019,491 1.42% 544,369 8,785 28.3 2.81 69 41.40% 16,557,439 1.44% 2,773,019,936 15

Ukraine population forecast

The negative growth rate shows a diminishing population. This negative rate is going to continue in the future, which may not be too drastic. The expected population rate of 2050 is 35,219,042 that is -0.77 % decrease. The fertility rate remains stable from 2020 to 2050, which is 1.42. The urban population is also decreasing in 2050; it will be 9,735,033,990. Form the 35th global rank, Ukraine will go to the 56th rank.

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 43,733,762 -0.53% -237,575 10,000 41.2 1.44 75 69.40% 30,334,632 0.56% 7,794,798,739 35
2025 42,338,579 -0.65% -279,037 4,000 42.8 1.44 73 70.70% 29,923,619 0.52% 8,184,437,460 36
2030 40,882,329 -0.70% -291,250 4,000 44.5 1.44 71 72.20% 29,536,792 0.48% 8,548,487,400 38
2035 39,425,172 -0.72% -291,431 0 46.2 1.44 68 74.10% 29,198,482 0.44% 8,887,524,213 44
2040 38,002,489 -0.73% -284,537 0 47.3 1.44 66 76.20% 28,965,081 0.41% 9,198,847,240 51
2045 36,606,388 -0.75% -279,220 0 47.3 1.44 63 78.70% 28,815,838 0.39% 9,481,803,274 53
2050 35,219,042 -0.77% -277,469 46.6 1.44 61 81.30% 28,634,407 0.36% 9,735,033,990 56

Ukraine demographics 

The life expectancy rate is 72.50 years. The infant mortality rate is 6.0, which is higher when compared to other countries. The male and female population is 46.33% and 53.67. The male population rate is fairly low when compared to the female population. 25-54 years of people are the highest population, which is 43.8%.

Ukraine religion and politics 

The people of Ukraine are of many religious affiliations. The most followed religion is Christianity. The different groups are Kyiv Orthodox Church, Moscow Orthodox Church, and Ukrainian Greek catholic.

Ukraine economy 

The economy is a completely free-market economy. Even though there has been a major economic downturn in 2010, there was an increase in GDP. Some of the advantages of the economy are the rich farmland, good industrial base, and trained labours.

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%