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Moldova Population


The population of Moldova in 2003 was estimated by the United Nations at 4,267,000, which placed it as number 116 in population among the 193 nations of the world. In that year approximately 9% of the population was over 65 years of age, with another 24% of the population under 15 years of age. There were 92 males for every 100 females in the country in 2003. According to the UN, the annual population growth rate for 2000-2005 is -0.11%, with the projected population for the year 2015 at 4,206,000. The population density in 2002 was 126 per km² (327 per mi²).

It was estimated by the Population Reference Bureau that 46% of the population lived in urban areas in 2001. The capital city, Chisinau, had a population of 655,000 in that year. Tiraspol had an estimated 184,000 people; Balti (Beltsy), 162,000; and Tighina, 132,000. According to the UN, the urban population growth rate for 2000-2005 was 0.3%.


Population :
4,317,483 (July 2010 est.)

Age structure :
0-14 years: 15.9% (male 353,495/female 334,592)
15-64 years: 73.3% (male 1,536,263/female 1,629,882)
65 years and over: 10.8% (male 172,070/female 294,446) (2010 est.)

Median age :
total: 35 years
male: 33.1 years
female: 37.1 years (2010 est.)

Population growth rate :
-0.072% (2010 est.)

Birth rate :
11.16 births/1,000 population (2010 est.)

Death rate :
10.76 deaths/1,000 population (July 2010 est.)

Net migration rate :
-1.13 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2010 est.)

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