According to investigative information, on the 1st of March 2010 the population decreased on 556 people and is 490739 people. The main reason of the decrease of population remains its natural decrease, that is partially compensated by positive migration nett.
There is a positive migration nett in the city – 27 people, in comparison with the similar period last year it decreased on 80%. At the period under consideration 346 people arrived in the city, 319 people left it.
The number of people in Mariupol comprises 11,0% of the population in the region.