Municipality Piran, which is part of the Obalno-kraška statistical region, measures 45 km2; this ranks it 140th among Slovene municipalities.
Statistical data for 2013 reveal the following:
In the middle of 2013 about 17,800 people (about 8,750 men and 9,050 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Piran 23rd among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 399 people per square kilometre, which was higher than the national average of 102 people per square kilometre.
The number of live births was lower than the number of deaths, which means that natural increase per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -2.9 (in Slovenia 0.9). The number of people who moved from the municipality was higher than the number of people who moved into the municipality, so net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -4.4. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -7.4 (in Slovenia 1.1).
The mean age of people in Piran was 44.2 years, which was higher than the national average (42.2).
As in most Slovene municipalities, in Piran the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 159 people, aged 65 or more, per 100 people aged 0–14. This ratio shows that the value of the ageing index was higher than the national average of 119. It also shows that the mean age of people in Piran is growing more rapidly than in Slovenia as a whole. Data by sex show that the ageing index for women was in all Slovene municipalities higher than the ageing index for men. In Piran – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.
Piran had 11 kindergarten. They were attended by 632 children or 74% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 75%. In the school year 2013/2014 basic schools in Piran were attended by about 1,040 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 530 pupils. There were 30 students and 7 graduates per 1,000 people in the municipality; in Slovenia the averages were 44 per 1,000 and 9 per 1,000, respectively.
Among people aged 15–64 (i.e. working age population) about 54% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is less than the national average of 57%.
The registered unemployment rate was 12.4%, which is less than the national average (13.1%). In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, more men than women were unemployed.
In Piran, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 8% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 7% lower.
In 2013, there were 606 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 50% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 68 m2.
About every other person in Piran/Pirano had a car (52 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.
In 2013, 404 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Piran/Pirano, which is 84 kg more than on average in Slovenia.