Population of Novi Sad

Novi Sad and its surrounding area have always been most attractive for settlers. The city population grew most dramatically after the WWII, when the increase was mainly due to influx rather than natural population growth. The most significant increase in the entire history of the city was between 1961 and 1971, of some 37% in total. The largest portion of the population originates from Vojvodina (56.2%), followed by settlers from Bosnia and Herzegovina (15.3%), and from Serbia proper (11.7%).

According to the last census conducted in 2002, the city population was 299,294 (156,328 of them adults), average age was 39.8 (38.3 for men and 41.2 for women). The number of households was 72,513, and the average household has 2.63 members.

The majority of the urban population are mainly Serbs (according to the 2002 census), and the statistics show that the numbers are on the rise: Serbian population (75.50 %), Hungarian population (5.24%), Yugoslavian population (3.17%), Slovakian population (2.41%), Montenegro population (1.68%), etc. In majority of the city boroughs, Serbian population is dominant, with the only exception of Kisač, where the majority are Slovaks. According to the latest estimates, the city population in 2010 exceeded 370,000.