::Demographics of Russia


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{{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use dmy dates |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} The demographics of Russia is about the demographic features of the population of the Russian Federation including population growth, population density, ethnic composition, education level, health, economic status and other aspects.

According to an official estimate for 1 August 2015, the population of Russia is 146,400,000.<ref></ref>

Following the 2014 annexation of Crimea, over 98% of Crimea residents acquired Russian citizenship.<ref>ФМС: 98% жителей Крыма получили российские паспорта, BBC Russian</ref> Russia's population has thus expanded by 2,294,110 people.<ref name="prpopul2015">Оценка численности постоянного населения на 1 января 2015 года и в среднем за 2014 год , Rosstat</ref>

As of 2014, Russian TFR of 1.750 children per woman<ref name="euromonitor1">Russian Birth Rate above Regional Average, Euromonitor International, retrieved on 26 March 2013.</ref> was the highest in Eastern, Southern and Central Europe. In 2013, Russia experienced the first natural population growth since 1990 at 22,700 people. Taking into account immigration, the population grew by 294,500 people.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

According to the 2010 census, ethnic Russian people make up 81% of the total population. This share remained steady over the last few decades.<ref name="">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name="">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Six other ethnicities have a population exceeding 1 million – Tatars (3.9%), Ukrainians (1.4%), Bashkir (1.1%), Chuvash (1%), Chechens (1%) and Armenians (0.9%). In total, 160 different ethnic groups live within the Russian Federation's borders.

Russia's population density is 8.4 people per square kilometre (22 per square mile), making it one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. The population is most dense in the European part of the country, with milder climate, centering around Moscow and Saint Petersburg. 74% of the population is urban, making Russia a highly urbanized country. Russia is one of the few countries where more people are moving from cities to rural areas, Russia however deurbanised at a rate of 0.2% of the population in 2011 and has been deurbanising since the mid 2000s.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Demographics of Russia sections
Intro  Main trends   Population statistics   Vital statistics  Health  Ethnic groups  Languages  Religion  Education  Labour force  Population of main cities  Rural life  See also  References  Further reading  External links  

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