The population of Georgia in 2003 was estimated by the United Nations at 5,126,000, which placed it as number 110 in population among the 193 nations of the world. In that year approximately 14% of the population was over 65 years of age, with another 20% of the population under 15 years of age. There were 91 males for every 100 females in the country in 2003. According to the UN, the annual population growth rate for 2000–2005 is -0.92%, with the projected population for the year 2015 at 4,724,000. The population density in 2002 was 63 per sq km (164 per sq mi). The majority of the population lives near the Black Sea or in the river valleys.
It was estimated by the Population Reference Bureau that 61% of the population lived in urban areas in 2001. The capital city, T'bilisi, had a population of 1,309,000 in that year. Kútáisi had an estimated population of 236,000 and Rustavi, 160,000. According to the United Nations, the urban population growth rate for 2000–2005 was 0.8%.