Saint Petersburg is awaiting born five millionths citizen. Who will it be? According to statistics, the population of St. Petersburg increased by newcomers. Mortality in the city exceeds the birth rate. So it would be correct to assume that the five millionth resident of St. Petersburg came to the city from the rest of Russia.
Number of permanent population of St. Petersburg on June 1 was about 4.9 million people, and from the beginning of the year increased by 28,000 persons or 0.6%. It is expected that in late September, the city's population exceeds 5 million.
For the first six months of 2012 were born in St. Petersburg, 24,000 children and 26,000 people died. The population growth is due to migration.