Russian Census (2010)

The emblem of 2010 Russian Census
Inside a census station in Severodvinsk

The Russian Census of 2010 (Russian: Всеросси́йская пе́репись населе́ния 2010 го́да) was the first census of the Russian Federation population since 2002 and the second after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Preparations for the census began in 2007 and it took place between October 14 and October 25.[1]

A 10-ruble coin commemorating the 2010 Census

The censusEdit

The census was originally scheduled for October 2010, before being rescheduled for late 2013, citing financial reasons,[2] although it was also speculated that political motives were influential in the decision. However, in late 2009, Prime Minister Putin announced that the Government of Russia had allocated 10.5 billion rubles in order to conduct the census as originally scheduled (in October 2010).[3][4]


The census recorded the population as 142.9 million, a decrease of 2.3 million (1.6%) since the 2002 census. The population is 73.7% urban (105.3 million) and 26.3% rural (37.5 million). The median age is 38 years. The ethnic composition is dominated by Russians (80.9% of the population).[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Осенний пересчет". "Rossiyskaya Gazeta", October 15, 2010
  2. ^ Всероссийская перепись населения переносится на 2013 год (in Russian)
  3. ^ Путин снова перенес Всероссийскую перепись населения на 2010 год? (in Russian)
  4. ^ О ВСЕРОССИЙСКОЙ ПЕРЕПИСИ НАСЕЛЕНИЯ 2010 ГО Rosstat Retrieved on November 5, 2009 (in Russian)
  5. ^ Sputnik (22 December 2011). "Russian Census 2010 final results".

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