In 10 Years the Vladimir Region Has Lost 6.6% Of Residents

The first results of the 2020 population census were announced

According to the latest All-Russian Population Census, 1.348 million people live in the Vladimir region. Over the 10 years since the previous census, this figure decreased by 6.6%.

1.046 million people in our region live in cities, another 302 thousand inhabitants – in rural areas. Surprisingly, the percentage of urban residents in the population has not changed for 10 years. In 2010, according to Rosstat, 77.6% of the region’s residents lived in cities, while in 2020, according to official statistics, that same percentage will still be there.

In the country as a whole, the population increased by 1.4% over the past 10 years. At the same time the proportion of the urban population decreased from 74.8% to 73.5%. Due to the influx of people to Moscow, the total population of the Central Federal District increased by 5%, and the proportion of the urban population decreased from 82.1% to 81.3%.

This is due to the struggle of two trends. On the one hand, young people are moving to the city to get an education and stay here. Also, those villagers who cannot find a job in their village are moving to the city. On the other hand, wealthy residents of Vladimir and neighboring regions are investing in the purchase of land and building private houses outside large cities. A surge of interest in individual construction was observed in 2020, and in 2021 there was a construction boom – the volume increased by half.

The most pronounced deurbanization (moving from the city to the countryside) is observed in Moscow region – here in 10 years 3.3% of residents moved to the villages. Urbanization is most successful in the Tula region, where the share of urban population grew by 6%.

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