Greenland Population in 2020

Current Population in Greenland (live)

56,782

Greenland Land Area

410,450 km2
(158,475 mi2

Population Density (/km2)

0.14 /km2
(0.05 /mi2

Overview on Population Growth in Greenland

Current Population in Greenland today, Monday, 10 August 2020 is 56,782 and is projected to reach 56,877 at 1 July 2021 according to United Nations data.

Historical Population Estimates in Greenland

Date Total Population Females (%) Males (%) Population Growth Net Migration Migration Rate Fertility Rate Life Expectancy Birth Rate Death Rate
2020 56,770 27,074 (47.69%) 29,698 (52.31%) 0.139%
2019 56,672 26,965 (47.58%) 29,695 (52.40%) 0.139%
2018 56,564 26,864 (47.49%) 29,701 (52.51%) 0.139%
2017 56,481 26,770 (47.40%) 29,703 (52.59%) 0.139%
2016 56,412 26,696 (47.32%) 29,712 (52.67%) 0.139%
2015 56,377 26,640 (47.25%) 29,738 (52.75%) -0.092%
2014 56,381 26,602 (47.18%) 29,781 (52.82%) -0.092%
2013 56,414 26,588 (47.13%) 29,824 (52.87%) -0.092%
2012 56,470 26,588 (47.08%) 29,889 (52.93%) -0.092%
2011 56,552 26,601 (47.04%) 29,954 (52.97%) -0.092%
2010 56,638 26,615 (46.99%) 30,023 (53.01%) -0.111%
2009 56,728 26,628 (46.94%) 30,101 (53.06%) -0.111%
2008 56,841 26,653 (46.89%) 30,183 (53.10%) -0.111%
2007 56,927 26,673 (46.85%) 30,255 (53.15%) -0.111%
2006 56,971 26,668 (46.81%) 30,300 (53.18%) -0.111%
2005 56,951 26,634 (46.77%) 30,315 (53.23%) 0.275%
2004 56,861 26,568 (46.72%) 30,300 (53.29%) 0.275%
2003 56,708 26,469 (46.68%) 30,238 (53.32%) 0.275%
2002 56,518 26,351 (46.62%) 30,167 (53.38%) 0.275%
2001 56,327 26,248 (46.60%) 30,088 (53.42%) 0.275%
2000 56,175 26,166 (46.58%) 30,011 (53.42%) 0.130%
1999 56,046 26,103 (46.57%) 29,949 (53.44%) 0.130%
1998 55,948 26,068 (46.59%) 29,883 (53.41%) 0.130%
1997 55,881 26,040 (46.60%) 29,833 (53.39%) 0.130%
1996 55,837 26,019 (46.60%) 29,811 (53.39%) 0.130%
1995 55,811 25,984 (46.56%) 29,826 (53.44%) 0.074%
1994 55,815 25,938 (46.47%) 29,879 (53.53%) 0.074%
1993 55,848 25,885 (46.35%) 29,962 (53.65%) 0.074%
1992 55,861 25,812 (46.21%) 30,045 (53.79%) 0.074%
1991 55,789 25,704 (46.07%) 30,079 (53.92%) 0.074%
1990 55,604 25,555 (45.96%) 30,049 (54.04%) 0.888%
1989 55,295 25,358 (45.86%) 29,930 (54.13%) 0.888%
1988 54,878 25,130 (45.79%) 29,750 (54.21%) 0.888%
1987 54,373 24,873 (45.75%) 29,498 (54.25%) 0.888%
1986 53,797 24,581 (45.69%) 29,208 (54.29%) 0.888%
1985 53,190 24,290 (45.67%) 28,897 (54.33%) 1.166%
1984 52,534 23,978 (45.64%) 28,550 (54.35%) 1.166%
1983 51,829 23,663 (45.66%) 28,171 (54.35%) 1.166%
1982 51,157 23,359 (45.66%) 27,796 (54.33%) 1.166%
1981 50,584 23,102 (45.67%) 27,482 (54.33%) 1.166%
1980 50,179 22,918 (45.67%) 27,261 (54.33%) 0.238%
1979 49,946 22,814 (45.68%) 27,128 (54.31%) 0.238%
1978 49,860 22,768 (45.66%) 27,097 (54.35%) 0.238%
1977 49,844 22,768 (45.68%) 27,078 (54.33%) 0.238%
1976 49,780 22,770 (45.74%) 27,011 (54.26%) 0.238%
1975 49,586 22,746 (45.87%) 26,829 (54.11%) 1.467%
1974 49,234 22,705 (46.12%) 26,527 (53.88%) 1.467%
1973 48,738 22,639 (46.45%) 26,097 (53.55%) 1.467%
1972 48,077 22,506 (46.81%) 25,560 (53.16%) 1.467%
1971 47,186 22,275 (47.21%) 24,920 (52.81%) 1.467%
1970 46,074 21,897 (47.53%) 24,180 (52.48%) 3.873%
1969 44,699 21,371 (47.81%) 23,331 (52.20%) 3.873%
1968 43,097 20,709 (48.05%) 22,389 (51.95%) 3.873%
1967 41,361 19,962 (48.26%) 21,400 (51.74%) 3.873%
1966 39,610 19,188 (48.44%) 20,417 (51.55%) 3.873%
1965 37,964 18,461 (48.63%) 19,504 (51.37%) 3.900%
1964 36,445 17,785 (48.80%) 18,653 (51.18%) 3.900%
1963 35,043 17,154 (48.95%) 17,883 (51.03%) 3.900%
1962 33,730 16,564 (49.11%) 17,167 (50.90%) 3.900%
1961 32,471 15,990 (49.24%) 16,486 (50.77%) 3.900%
1960 31,239 15,417 (49.35%) 15,813 (50.62%) 3.790%
1959 30,017 14,856 (49.49%) 15,163 (50.51%) 3.790%
1958 28,850 14,305 (49.58%) 14,537 (50.39%) 3.790%
1957 27,731 13,790 (49.73%) 13,943 (50.28%) 3.790%
1956 26,718 13,323 (49.87%) 13,404 (50.17%) 3.790%
1955 25,846 12,914 (49.97%) 12,932 (50.03%) 2.334%
1954 25,093 12,571 (50.10%) 12,521 (49.90%) 2.334%
1953 24,469 12,299 (50.26%) 12,166 (49.72%) 2.334%
1952 23,938 12,077 (50.45%) 11,859 (49.54%) 2.334%
1951 23,473 11,893 (50.67%) 11,573 (49.30%) 2.334%
1950 22,996 11,724 (50.98%) 11,269 (49.00%) N/A

Population Forecast in Greenland

Date Total Population Females (%) Males (%) Population Growth Net Migration Fertility Rate Life Expectancy Birth Rate Death Rate
2020 56,770 27,074 (47.69%) 29,698 (52.31%) 0.1390%
2021 56,877 27,175 (47.78%) 29,693 (52.21%) 0.1460%
2022 56,973 27,289 (47.90%) 29,686 (52.11%) 0.1460%
2023 57,058 27,391 (48.01%) 29,673 (52.00%) 0.1460%
2024 57,134 27,495 (48.12%) 29,642 (51.88%) 0.1460%
2025 57,190 27,587 (48.24%) 29,599 (51.76%) 0.1460%
2026 57,212 27,661 (48.35%) 29,547 (51.64%) -0.0330%
2027 57,219 27,734 (48.47%) 29,483 (51.53%) -0.0330%
2028 57,192 27,796 (48.60%) 29,401 (51.41%) -0.0330%
2029 57,152 27,850 (48.73%) 29,311 (51.29%) -0.0330%
2030 57,091 27,885 (48.84%) 29,207 (51.16%) -0.0330%
2031 57,016 27,922 (48.97%) 29,099 (51.04%) -0.1960%
2032 56,916 27,946 (49.10%) 28,978 (50.91%) -0.1960%
2033 56,806 27,958 (49.22%) 28,847 (50.78%) -0.1960%
2034 56,678 27,967 (49.34%) 28,716 (50.67%) -0.1960%
2035 56,535 27,965 (49.46%) 28,576 (50.55%) -0.1960%
2036 56,377 27,952 (49.58%) 28,427 (50.42%) -0.3240%
2037 56,210 27,929 (49.69%) 28,278 (50.31%) -0.3240%
2038 56,029 27,900 (49.80%) 28,126 (50.20%) -0.3240%
2039 55,835 27,862 (49.90%) 27,962 (50.08%) -0.3240%
2040 55,627 27,820 (50.01%) 27,805 (49.98%) -0.3240%
2041 55,415 27,767 (50.11%) 27,646 (49.89%) -0.4080%
2042 55,197 27,715 (50.21%) 27,480 (49.79%) -0.4080%
2043 54,974 27,643 (50.28%) 27,317 (49.69%) -0.4080%
2044 54,737 27,578 (50.38%) 27,168 (49.63%) -0.4080%
2045 54,505 27,499 (50.45%) 27,012 (49.56%) -0.4080%
2046 54,260 27,421 (50.54%) 26,848 (49.48%) -0.4470%
2047 54,024 27,328 (50.58%) 26,694 (49.41%) -0.4470%
2048 53,778 27,236 (50.65%) 26,538 (49.35%) -0.4470%
2049 53,543 27,148 (50.70%) 26,388 (49.28%) -0.4470%
2050 53,300 27,054 (50.76%) 26,244 (49.24%) -0.4470%
2051 53,060 26,954 (50.80%) 26,104 (49.20%) -0.4450%
2052 52,827 26,855 (50.84%) 25,968 (49.16%) -0.4450%
2053 52,590 26,760 (50.88%) 25,831 (49.12%) -0.4450%
2054 52,363 26,656 (50.91%) 25,700 (49.08%) -0.4450%
2055 52,130 26,562 (50.95%) 25,573 (49.06%) -0.4450%
2056 51,901 26,454 (50.97%) 25,446 (49.03%) -0.4340%
2057 51,674 26,351 (50.99%) 25,319 (49.00%) -0.4340%
2058 51,454 26,253 (51.02%) 25,205 (48.99%) -0.4340%
2059 51,228 26,143 (51.03%) 25,087 (48.97%) -0.4340%
2060 51,008 26,041 (51.05%) 24,963 (48.94%) -0.4340%
2061 50,780 25,941 (51.09%) 24,846 (48.93%) -0.4460%
2062 50,561 25,835 (51.10%) 24,724 (48.90%) -0.4460%
2063 50,336 25,723 (51.10%) 24,613 (48.90%) -0.4460%
2064 50,113 25,617 (51.12%) 24,495 (48.88%) -0.4460%
2065 49,877 25,504 (51.13%) 24,373 (48.87%) -0.4460%
2066 49,647 25,391 (51.14%) 24,249 (48.84%) -0.4850%
2067 49,410 25,278 (51.16%) 24,135 (48.85%) -0.4850%
2068 49,173 25,163 (51.17%) 24,012 (48.83%) -0.4850%
2069 48,931 25,040 (51.17%) 23,895 (48.83%) -0.4850%
2070 48,684 24,919 (51.19%) 23,763 (48.81%) -0.4850%
2071 48,436 24,792 (51.19%) 23,644 (48.81%) -0.5390%
2072 48,180 24,661 (51.19%) 23,520 (48.82%) -0.5390%
2073 47,919 24,526 (51.18%) 23,392 (48.82%) -0.5390%
2074 47,657 24,389 (51.18%) 23,265 (48.82%) -0.5390%
2075 47,397 24,251 (51.17%) 23,141 (48.82%) -0.5390%
2076 47,123 24,105 (51.15%) 23,019 (48.85%) -0.5860%
2077 46,846 23,960 (51.15%) 22,893 (48.87%) -0.5860%
2078 46,578 23,813 (51.12%) 22,759 (48.86%) -0.5860%
2079 46,302 23,665 (51.11%) 22,633 (48.88%) -0.5860%
2080 46,021 23,516 (51.10%) 22,509 (48.91%) -0.5860%
2081 45,749 23,360 (51.06%) 22,386 (48.93%) -0.6130%
2082 45,463 23,210 (51.05%) 22,258 (48.96%) -0.6130%
2083 45,184 23,057 (51.03%) 22,127 (48.97%) -0.6130%
2084 44,909 22,902 (51.00%) 22,002 (48.99%) -0.6130%
2085 44,630 22,750 (50.97%) 21,875 (49.01%) -0.6130%
2086 44,358 22,600 (50.95%) 21,757 (49.05%) -0.6280%
2087 44,078 22,449 (50.93%) 21,628 (49.07%) -0.6280%
2088 43,806 22,300 (50.91%) 21,501 (49.08%) -0.6280%
2089 43,529 22,150 (50.89%) 21,378 (49.11%) -0.6280%
2090 43,256 22,004 (50.87%) 21,254 (49.14%) -0.6280%
2091 42,980 21,852 (50.84%) 21,123 (49.15%) -0.6420%
2092 42,704 21,703 (50.82%) 21,000 (49.18%) -0.6420%
2093 42,433 21,557 (50.80%) 20,876 (49.20%) -0.6420%
2094 42,152 21,407 (50.79%) 20,751 (49.23%) -0.6420%
2095 41,883 21,261 (50.76%) 20,626 (49.25%) -0.6420%
2096 41,616 21,115 (50.74%) 20,499 (49.26%) -0.6640%
2097 41,337 20,965 (50.72%) 20,373 (49.29%) -0.6640%
2098 41,064 20,824 (50.71%) 20,247 (49.31%) -0.6640%
2099 40,790 20,677 (50.69%) 20,113 (49.31%) -0.6640%
2100 40,516 20,529 (50.67%) 19,995 (49.35%) -0.6640%

Historical Population Estimates and Forecast Charts in Greenland

Population Growth Rate Charts in Greenland

Terminology

Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship. The values shown are midyear estimates.
Annual population growth rate for year t is the exponential rate of growth of midyear population from year t-1 to t, expressed as a percentage .
Fertility rate, total (births per woman): the number of children that would be born to a woman if she were to live to the end of her childbearing years and bear children in accordance with age-specific fertility rates of the specified year.
Net migration is the number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants, including citizens and noncitizens, for 1 year period. It is the net total of migrants during the period, that is, the total number of immigrants less the annual number of emigrants, including both citizens and noncitizens.
Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life. It reflects the overall mortality level of a population, and summarizes the mortality pattern that prevails across all age groups in a given year.
Crude death rate indicates the number of deaths per 1,000 midyear population. It indicates the number of deaths occurring during the year, per 1,000 population estimated at midyear. Subtracting the crude death rate from the crude birth rate provides the rate of natural increase, which is equal to the rate of population change in the absence of migration.
Crude birth rate indicates the number of live births per 1,000 midyear population. It indicates the number of live births occurring during the year, per 1,000 population estimated at midyear. Subtracting the crude death rate from the crude birth rate provides the rate of natural increase, which is equal to the rate of population change in the absence of migration.

Population in all Cities of Greenland

City Population
Nuuk 14,798
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