Population of Bulgaria

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date23 Aug 2021

The current population of Bulgaria is 6,868,029 as of January 19, 2022, based on interpolation of the latest United Nations data. The population of Bulgaria is projected at 6,896,663 or 6.90 million as of July 1, 2021. The total population in Bulgaria is projected at 6,948,445 or 6.91 million people for the year 2020. Bulgaria ranks number 108th in the world by population in the list of 235 countries/territories. Bulgaria is ranked 21st among 48 countries in Europe.

Bulgaria's population peaked in 1985 with 8.98 mn people after Bulgaria's population decreased year by year. The Bulgaria population is projected to reach 6.42 million in 2030 and decrease further to 5.39 million in 2050 and 3.59 million by 2100. Bulgaria accounts for 0.09 percent of the world population. Its global share has been declining since 0.28% of 1951 and is projected to decline at 0.03% by 2100.

Bulgaria was at 51st position globally in 1950, and its rank is projected to decline at 138th in 2100.

  • Population
  • Growth rate
  • Net change

Bulgaria population projections

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
20206,948,445-51,674-0.740.09
20216,896,663-51,782-0.750.09
20226,844,597-52,066-0.750.09
20236,792,238-52,359-0.760.08
20246,739,536-52,702-0.780.08
20256,686,471-53,065-0.790.08
20266,633,110-53,361-0.800.08
20276,579,505-53,605-0.810.08
20286,525,607-53,898-0.820.08
20296,471,361-54,246-0.830.08
20306,416,749-54,612-0.840.08
20316,361,787-54,962-0.860.07
20326,306,569-55,218-0.870.07
20336,251,253-55,316-0.880.07
20346,196,051-55,202-0.880.07
20356,141,131-54,920-0.890.07
20366,086,559-54,572-0.890.07
20376,032,370-54,189-0.890.07
20385,978,677-53,693-0.890.07
20395,925,622-53,055-0.890.06
20405,873,296-52,326-0.880.06
20415,821,740-51,556-0.880.06
20425,770,971-50,769-0.870.06
20435,720,911-50,060-0.870.06
20445,671,489-49,422-0.860.06
20455,622,640-48,849-0.860.06
20465,574,330-48,310-0.860.06
20475,526,542-47,788-0.860.06
20485,479,194-47,348-0.860.06
20495,432,193-47,001-0.860.06
20505,385,441-46,752-0.860.06
20515,338,920-46,521-0.860.05
20525,292,596-46,324-0.870.05
20535,246,394-46,202-0.870.05
20545,200,234-46,160-0.880.05
20555,154,081-46,153-0.890.05
20565,107,913-46,168-0.900.05
20575,061,736-46,177-0.900.05
20585,015,579-46,157-0.910.05
20594,969,477-46,102-0.920.05
20604,923,493-45,984-0.930.05
20614,877,639-45,854-0.930.05
20624,831,955-45,684-0.940.05
20634,786,545-45,410-0.940.05
20644,741,541-45,004-0.940.05
20654,697,036-44,505-0.940.05
20664,653,106-43,930-0.940.04
20674,609,786-43,320-0.930.04
20684,567,118-42,668-0.930.04
20694,525,185-41,933-0.920.04
20704,484,016-41,169-0.910.04
20714,443,662-40,354-0.900.04
20724,404,150-39,512-0.890.04
20734,365,536-38,614-0.880.04
20744,327,846-37,690-0.860.04
20754,291,097-36,749-0.850.04
20764,255,319-35,778-0.830.04
20774,220,499-34,820-0.820.04
20784,186,666-33,833-0.800.04
20794,153,858-32,808-0.780.04
20804,122,085-31,773-0.760.04
20814,091,326-30,759-0.750.04
20824,061,521-29,805-0.730.04
20834,032,605-28,916-0.710.04
20844,004,440-28,165-0.700.04
20853,976,943-27,497-0.690.04
20863,950,054-26,889-0.680.04
20873,923,713-26,341-0.670.04
20883,897,786-25,927-0.660.04
20893,872,116-25,670-0.660.04
20903,846,573-25,543-0.660.04
20913,821,088-25,485-0.660.04
20923,795,601-25,487-0.670.04
20933,770,090-25,511-0.670.03
20943,744,543-25,547-0.680.03
20953,718,934-25,609-0.680.03
20963,693,225-25,709-0.690.03
20973,667,379-25,846-0.700.03
20983,641,331-26,048-0.710.03
20993,615,013-26,318-0.720.03
21003,588,341-26,672-0.740.03

Bulgaria population estimates

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
19507,250,999--0.29
19517,310,53459,5350.820.28
19527,372,01261,4780.840.28
19537,434,67262,6600.850.28
19547,497,95063,2780.850.28
19557,561,49363,5430.850.27
19567,625,18963,6960.840.27
19577,689,14063,9510.840.27
19587,753,60664,4660.840.27
19597,819,00565,3990.840.26
19607,885,60766,6020.850.26
19617,953,46767,8600.860.26
19628,022,15868,6910.860.25
19638,090,70368,5450.850.25
19648,157,83367,1300.830.25
19658,222,58964,7560.790.25
19668,284,44661,8570.750.24
19678,343,48859,0420.710.24
19688,400,01356,5250.680.24
19698,454,58654,5730.650.23
19708,507,55152,9650.630.23
19718,559,03151,4800.610.23
19728,608,66449,6330.580.22
19738,655,70947,0450.550.22
19748,699,17643,4670.500.22
19758,738,39239,2160.450.21
19768,772,55734,1650.390.21
19778,801,90429,3470.330.21
19788,828,02626,1220.300.21
19798,853,20125,1750.290.20
19808,878,79125,5900.290.20
19818,905,09426,3030.300.20
19828,930,70725,6130.290.19
19838,953,12122,4140.250.19
19848,968,91715,7960.180.19
19858,975,3616,4440.070.18
19868,972,551-2,810-0.030.18
19878,960,556-11,995-0.130.18
19888,936,655-23,901-0.270.17
19898,897,543-39,112-0.440.17
19908,841,458-56,085-0.630.17
19918,766,999-74,459-0.840.16
19928,676,377-90,622-1.030.16
19938,576,038-100,339-1.160.15
19948,474,826-101,212-1.180.15
19958,379,308-95,518-1.130.15
19968,291,970-87,338-1.040.14
19978,211,814-80,156-0.970.14
19988,137,670-74,144-0.900.14
19998,066,998-70,672-0.870.13
20007,997,957-69,041-0.860.13
20017,930,703-67,254-0.840.13
20027,866,239-64,464-0.810.12
20037,804,312-61,927-0.790.12
20047,744,632-59,680-0.760.12
20057,686,962-57,670-0.740.12
20067,631,012-55,950-0.730.12
20077,576,672-54,340-0.710.11
20087,524,087-52,585-0.690.11
20097,473,513-50,574-0.670.11
20107,425,008-48,505-0.650.11
20117,378,650-46,358-0.620.10
20127,334,003-44,647-0.610.10
20137,290,088-43,915-0.600.10
20147,245,646-44,442-0.610.10
20157,199,741-45,905-0.630.10
20167,151,953-47,788-0.660.10
20177,102,444-49,509-0.690.09
20187,051,608-50,836-0.720.09
20197,000,119-51,489-0.730.09