The NDR population established on January 1st, 2018 was of 979.690 people, representing about 27,8% of the total population of the country. The highest number of population in the region, about 15% (150.739 people), is concentrated in the municipality of Balti and 10% (100.078 people) in the Soroca rayon, while the Donduseni rayon holds only 4,3% (4.852 people) of the total population of the region.
Population density reaches 98.6 people/sq.km. The highest density is in Balti – 1932.4 people/sq.km, due to a sustained pace of development, which has particularly affected the evolution of the municipality. The lowest density is in Donduseni rayon – 66.5 people/sq.km.