The population of the Chuvash Republic as of January 1, 2014 equals to 1240 thousand people, including city and town dwellers - 746.2 thousand people (60,2%), rural population - 493.7 thousand people (39,8%). From 2013 the population of the Republic reduced by 3.4 thousand people (0.3%).
The national structure of the population is characterized by its multinationality. For many years there haven’t been any interethnic conflicts in Chuvashia. Today 95% of the population are Orthodox Christians, 3% – Muslims, 1% – Protestants, 1% – profess other religions.
Population density of Chuvashia is 67.6 inhabitants per square kilometer. This ratio is one of the highest in Russia.
The percentage of economically active population in 2013 amounted to 671,6 thousand people. In 2013 the annual average number of population working in the economy amounted to 633,3 thousand people, unemployed – 38,3 thousand people. In total the average annual number of employees in organizations of the Chuvash Republic is 4,8 thousand people.
The demographic situation is characterized by the increasing share of economically active population at the age of 25 – 29, 50 – 54. The average age of the active population remains unchanged – 39.5.
Average monthly personal income in the Chuvash Republic for January-May 2014 amounted to 19 716,2 rubles, and increased in comparison with January-May 2013 by 10.0%. In May 2014 in comparison with the same period last year average monthly income increased by 10,0% and amounted to 20 980,4 rubles. The growth of population net income amounted to 102,8% in comparison with January-May 2013. Average number of employees in organizations of the Republic in January-May 2014 amounted to 352,5 thousand people (99,0 % in January-May 2013).