Population of Kyrgyzstan 2017

Population

Current population of Kyrgyzstan is 5,789,122 people (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: Kyrgyzstani(s)
adjective: Kyrgyzstani

Ethnic Groups

Kyrgyz 70.9%, Uzbek 14.3%, Russian 7.7%, Dungan 1.1%, other 5.9% (includes Uyghur, Tajik, Turk, Kazakh, Tatar, Ukrainian, Korean, German) (2009 est.)

Languages

Kyrgyz (official) 71.4%, Uzbek 14.4%, Russian (official) 9%, other 5.2% (2009 est.)

Religions

Muslim 75%, Russian Orthodox 20%, other 5%

Age Structure

0-14 years: 30.3% (male 899,545/female 854,745)
15-24 years: 16.79% (male 493,924/female 478,217)
25-54 years: 39.84% (male 1,130,422/female 1,175,729)
55-64 years: 7.8% (male 196,856/female 254,694)
65 years and over: 5.27% (male 116,584/female 188,406) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 54.7
youth dependency ratio: 48.1
elderly dependency ratio: 6.6
potential support ratio: 15.1 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 26.2 years
male: 25.2 years
female: 27.3 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

1.1% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

22.1 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Death Rate

6.5 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Net Migration Rate

-5.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Population Distribution

the vast majority of Kyrgyzstanis live in rural areas; densest population settlement is to the north in and around the capital, Bishkek, followed by Osh in the west; the least densely populated area is the east, southeast in the Tien Shan mountains

Urbanization

urban population: 36% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 2.04% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

BISHKEK (capital) 865,000 (2015)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.07 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.96 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.77 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.62 male(s)/female
total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Mother’s Mean Age at First Birth

23.2 years (2014 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

76 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 26.8 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 30.9 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 22.4 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 70.7 years
male: 66.5 years
female: 75.1 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

2.61 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate

42% (2014)

Health Expenditures

6.5% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

1.85 physicians/1,000 population (2014)

Hospital Bed Density

4.8 beds/1,000 population (2012)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 96.7% of population
rural: 86.2% of population
total: 90% of population

unimproved
urban: 3.3% of population
rural: 13.8% of population
total: 10% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 89.1% of population
rural: 95.6% of population
total: 93.3% of population

unimproved
urban: 10.9% of population
rural: 4.4% of population
total: 6.7% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

0.2% (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

8,500 (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

<500 (2016 est.)

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

13.3% (2014)

Children Under the Age of 5 Years Underweight

2.8% (2014)

Education Expenditures

5.5% of GDP (2014)

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.5%
male: 99.6%
female: 99.4% (2015 est.)

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

total: 13 years
male: 13 years
female: 13 years (2014)

Child Labor – Children Ages 5-14

total number: 563,920
percentage: 40.3%

note: data represent children ages 5-17 (2007 est.)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 15%
male: 12.5%
female: 19.1% (2015 est.)