Population of Armenia 2021

As of 2021, the latest population of Armenia is 3,021,324, based on AllCityPopulation calculation of the current data from UN (United Nations).

Population Distribution

Total population 3,021,324
Population growth rate -0.30%
Birth rate 12.90 births per 1,000 people
Life expectancy
Overall life expectancy 73.75 years
Men life expectancy 70.10 years
Women life expectancy 77.80 years
Age structure
0-14 years 18.86%
15-64 years 69.45%
65 years and above 11.70%
Median age 34.20 years
Gender ratio (Male to Female) 0.89
Population density 101.58 residents per km²
Urbanization 64.40%
over 95% Armenians; Kurds, Russians, Yazidis and others
Armenian Orthodox Christians 94%; Russian Orthodox, Muslims 6% Yazidis (Zoroastrian, Animists) 2%
Human Development Index (HDI) 0.760
HDI ranking 81st out of 194

People in Armenia

Around three million people live in Armenia. Most – around 98 percent – are Armenians. Minorities in the country are Yazidis (1.3 percent) and Russians (0.5 percent). 63 out of 100 Armenians live in a city. Each Armenian woman has an average of 1.6 children. The population has been decreasing for years, but is now slowly stabilizing.

In addition to the three million Armenians who live in their own country, there is a large number of Armenians who live abroad. It should be around seven million. Many Armenians live mainly in Russia, the USA, Iran, Georgia, Lebanon and France.

Languages in Armenia

Armenian is spoken in Armenia. This is also the official language of the country. 95 percent of the population speak Armenian. Armenian has its own script. The alphabet was developed in the 5th century. There are two dialects in Armenian, Eastern Armenian and Western Armenian. Eastern Armenian is the standard. Western Armenian is spoken more by Armenians living abroad.

The most important second language is Russian. It is spoken as a mother tongue by around 100,000 people. However, it is also taught as a compulsory subject in school and is widely used in the business world. 94 percent of the population have at least a basic knowledge of Russian.

In addition, some minority languages ​​are still spoken in Armenia, i.e. languages ​​that are only spoken by very few people. These include Ukrainian, Georgian, Greek, Aramaic, and Turkish.

Religions in Armenia

The Armenians are proud that they were the first country in the world to introduce Christianity as the state religion. That was back in 301. 93 percent of Armenians belong to the Armenian Apostolic Church. It is one of the oriental Orthodox churches. Other Christians make up 2.3 percent of the population. They are Catholics or Protestants.

Minorities are also Jehovah’s Witnesses, Yazidis, Muslims and Molocans. Molokans had to leave their old settlement area on the Volga (in Russia) in the 18th century and settled in Armenian villages. Their religion is a split from the Russian Orthodox Church.

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