Poland Population 2024
Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country located in Central Europe. Poland is the eighth-most populous country in Europe and also the eighth-largest by area. According to Central Statistical Office, the population of Poland as of 1st Jan 2021 is 37,840,001 ( 37.84 million) and The estimated population of Poland in 2024 is 37,698,000 (37.7 million)
Source: Central Statistical Office
|Total Population||37,698,000 (37.7 million)|
|Land Area||120,421 sq. mi (311,888 sq. km)|
|Pop. Density||321 person sq. mi. (124 /sq. km)|
|Median Age||41.7 Years|
|Life Expectancy||79.27 years|
Source: Central Statistical Office and UN World Population Prospects
Religion in Poland
Christianity is the majority religion in Poland and 94.4% of the polish population identify themselves as Christians. The largest denomination among Christians in Poland is the Roman Catholics, 91.9% of the population follows Catholicism. The rest of the population consists mainly of Eastern Orthodox (1%) Protestant churches (1%), Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Other Christians.
Non-Christian faiths account for 0.1%, and the remaining 5.5% are classified as unaffiliated, which can mean agnostic, atheist, or “nothing in particular.”
Minority religions practiced in Poland, include Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, and Buddhism.
Religion in Poland
|-Roman Catholic Church||91.9%|
|-Greek Catholic Church||0.1%|
Source: Statistics Poland
Poland Historical Population
Poland’s population saw a steady growth rate in the early 20th Century, a negative growth rate during the second world war & then again steady growth till 1980. After the 1980s population growth is slow & in last two decades, it’s fixed at 38 million. Negative growth can be attributed to falling birth rates and considerable emigration.
In 1950, the median age was 25.8 & Today it is 41.7. Emigration overseas also impacted population growth. The number of children born in Polish families (TFR of 1.31, down from 2 in 1990) is one of the lowest in Central Europe. In recent years it improved a little & now stands at 1.42. Let’s look at Polish Population from the Year 1920 to 2020.
|Year||Average population||Percentage Change|
Poland Population by Province
Source: Central Statistical Office, Poland
Top Cities in Poland by Population
People of Polish ancestry form an important group in several countries in North and South America. There are roughly 20,000,000 people of Polish ancestry living outside Poland, making the Polish diaspora one of the largest in the world.
As per the US Census 2020. the Polish ancestry is estimated at 9 million people. It also forms an important minority Group in Canada (1.1 million), Brazil (3 million), and Argentina (500,000).
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