Population of Moscow

Based on the most recent census results these are the current figures with regards to the population of Moscow. here were some surprises to be found when compared with 2002 figures but in general, things are moving in a way that is consistent with the rest of the country.

This is all up from 10,382,754 recorded in the 2002 Census.

At the time of the official 2010 Census, the ethnic makeup of the city’s population whose ethnicity was known (10,835,092 people) was:

  • Russian: 9,930,410 (91.65%)

  • Ukrainian: 154,104 (1.42%)

  • Tatar: 149,043 (1.38%)

  • Armenian: 106,466 (0.98%)

  • Azeri: 57,123 (0.5%)

  • Belarusian: 39,225 (0.4%)

  • Georgian: 38,934 (0.4%)

  • Uzbek: 35,595 (0.3%)

  • Tajik: 27,280 (0.2%)

  • Moldovan: 21,699 (0.2%)

  • Mordvin: 17,095 (0.2%)

  • Chechen: 14,524 (0.1%)

  • Chuvash: 14,313 (0.1%)

  • Ossetian: 11,311 (0.1%)

  • Others: 164,825 (1.6%)

  • 668,409 people were registered from administrative databases, and were not able to declare an ethnicity. It is generally believed that the proportion of those from ethnic backgrounds in this group is around about the same as those of the declared group.

The official population of the city is based on those who hold permanent residency.

According to Russia’s Federal Migration Service, Moscow has just over 1.8 million official guests who have secured temporary residency on the basis of visas or other documentation, this is what contributes to give a legal population of 13.3 million.

The number of undocumented migrants has been estimated for the purpose of the census. In the main these people are, or at least the vast majority are, originating from Central Asia. It has been estimated that an additional 1 million people fall into this category. This gives a total population of about 14.3 million.

Total fertility rate%

  • 2009 – 1.22

  • 2010 – 1.25

  • 2011 – 1.25

  • 2012 – 1.32

  • 2013 – 1.33

  • 2014 – 1.34 (estimated)

    • Births (2012): 134 653 (11.3 per 1000)

    • Deaths (2012): 117 489 (9.9 per 1000)

So there you have it, the up-to-date population figures for the city which do run along the same trend as the rest of the country. Moscow will usually rise higher as it has this time around, by way of percentage at least, but there is nothing shocking or surprising about these figures.

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