Population of Moscow

According to the results of the 2010 Census, the population of Moscow was 11,503,501…

Population of Moscow
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…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 could not declare an ethnicity. It is estimated that the proportion of ethnicities in this group is the same as that of the declared group.

The official population of Moscow is based on those holding «permanent residency.»

According to Russia's Federal Migration Service, Moscow holds 1.8 million official «guests» who have temporary residency on the basis of visas or other documentation, giving a legal population of 13.3 million.

The number of undocumented migrants, the vast majority originating from Central Asia, is estimated to be an additional 1 million people, giving 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)