Kyrgyzstan People - 2021


SOURCE: 2021 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Population

6,018,789 (July 2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 112

Nationality

noun: Kyrgyzstani(s)

adjective: Kyrgyzstani

Ethnic groups

Kyrgyz 73.5%, Uzbek 14.7%, Russian 5.5%, Dungan 1.1%, other 5.2% (includes Uyghur, Tajik, Turk, Kazakh, Tatar, Ukrainian, Korean, German) (2019 est.)

Languages

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

Religions

Muslim 90% (majority Sunni), Christian 7% (Russian Orthodox 3%), other 3% (includes Jewish, Buddhist, Baha'i) (2017 est.)

Age structure

0-14 years: 30.39% (male 930,455/female 882,137)

15-24 years: 15.7% (male 475,915/female 460,604)

25-54 years: 40.02% (male 1,172,719/female 1,214,624)

55-64 years: 8.09% (male 210,994/female 271,480)

65 years and over: 5.8% (male 132,134/female 213,835) (2020 est.)

Dependency ratios

total dependency ratio: 59.7

youth dependency ratio: 52.1

elderly dependency ratio: 7.5

potential support ratio: 13.2 (2020 est.)

Median age

total: 27.3 years

male: 26.1 years

female: 28.5 years (2020 est.)

country comparison to the world: 147

Population growth rate

0.9% (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 113

Birth rate

20.06 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 74

Death rate

6.18 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 150

Net migration rate

-4.91 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 199

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: 37.1% of total population (2021)

rate of urbanization: 2.05% annual rate of change (2020-25 est.)

Major urban areas - population

1.060 million BISHKEK (capital) (2021)

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: 0.97 male(s)/female

55-64 years: 0.78 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.62 male(s)/female

total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2020 est.)

Mother's mean age at first birth

22.6 years (2019 est.)

Maternal mortality rate

60 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 89

Infant mortality rate

total: 26.26 deaths/1,000 live births

male: 30.49 deaths/1,000 live births

female: 21.75 deaths/1,000 live births (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 67

Life expectancy at birth

total population: 72.07 years

male: 67.97 years

female: 76.45 years (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 161

Total fertility rate

2.52 children born/woman (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 70

Contraceptive prevalence rate

39.4% (2018)

Drinking water source

improved: urban: 97.1% of population

rural: 84.4% of population

total: 89.3% of population

unimproved: urban: 2.9% of population

rural: 15.6% of population

total: 10.7% of population (2017 est.)

Current Health Expenditure

6.5% (2018)

Physicians density

2.21 physicians/1,000 population (2014)

Hospital bed density

4.4 beds/1,000 population (2014)

Sanitation facility access

improved: urban: 99.6% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 99.3% of population

unimproved: urban: 0.4% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0.1% of population (2017 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate

0.2% (2020 est.)

country comparison to the world: 105

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS

9,200 (2020 est.)

country comparison to the world: 106

HIV/AIDS - deaths

Obesity - adult prevalence rate

16.6% (2016)

country comparison to the world: 121

Children under the age of 5 years underweight

1.8% (2018)

country comparison to the world: 112

Education expenditures

6% of GDP (2017)

country comparison to the world: 27

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 99.6%

male: 99.7%

female: 99.5% (2018)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)

total: 13 years

male: 13 years

female: 13 years (2019)

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24

total: 9.6%

male: 7.8%

female: 13.4% (2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 130

NOTE: The information regarding Kyrgyzstan on this page is re-published from the 2021 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Kyrgyzstan 2021 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Kyrgyzstan 2021 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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