Demography of Russia

Demography and Population
Russia PopulationThe total population of Russia is 144.3 million , according to an official estimate in 2016. The male to female ratio is 0.86. The birth
rate is 13.3 births/ 1,000 population (2015) and death rate is 13.0 deaths/ 1,000 population (2015). The infant mortality rate is 7.4 deaths/1,000 live births.

The growth rate of the population has been 0.19% in the year 2014. Russia is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world with a population density of 22 people per sq mile. The population consists of ethnic Russians (81%); Tatars (3.9%), Ukrainians (1.4%); Bashkir (1.1%), Chuvash (1%); Chechens (1%) and Armenians (0.9%). Rural population comprised about 26% of the entire population.

The main religion followed in Russia is Eastern Orthodox Christianity, with a major proportion of the people- about 73% being Orthodox. Muslims comprise 10% of the population.

The overall literacy rate of Russia is 99.7% (2015), with the literacy rate in the male and the female population being 99.7% and 99.6%, respectively..

Social Attributes
Social AttributesThe main religion Russian religions have traditionally been Orthodox Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism. The dominance of Russian Orthodoxy traces as far back in history as the 10th century, with the minority of Christian churches consisting of Catholics, Armenian Gregorians and Protestants. According to 2013 data, 79% of the Russians belong the Russian Orthodox Church. The most religious and celebrated festival of Russia is Easter, with Easter eggs and Easter cakes adorning the day.

Russian Muslims are concentrated in the Volga-Ural region as well as Caucasus, St Petersburg, Moscow and west Siberia. Buddhists in Russia are found around Buryatia, Tuva and Kalmykia.

Last Updated on: January 10th, 2018