Municipality Gorišnica, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 29 km2; this ranks it 182nd among Slovene municipalities.
Statistical data for 2020 reveal the following:
In the middle of 2020 about 4,150 people (about 2,140 men and 2,020 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Gorišnica 120th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 143 people per square kilometre, which was higher than the national average of 104 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 -6.7 (in Slovenia -2.5). The number of people who moved from the municipality was lower than the number of people who moved into the municipality, so net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 18.3. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 11.6 (in Slovenia 6.2).
The mean age of people in Gorišnica was 43.0 years, which was lower than the national average (43.6).
As in most Slovene municipalities, in Gorišnica the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 123 people, aged 65 or more, per 100 people aged 0–14. This ratio shows that the value of the ageing index was lower than the national average of 136. It also shows that the mean age of people in Gorišnica is growing more slowly than in Slovenia as a whole. Data by sex show that the ageing index for women was in all municipalities except in three (Dobrovnik/Dobronak, Jezersko in Loški Potok) higher than the ageing index for men. In Gorišnica – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.
Gorišnica had 1 kindergarten, which was attended by 177 children. Of all children in the municipality aged 1–5, 78% were included in kindergartens, which was less than national average of 81%. In the school year 2020/21 elementary school in Gorišnica was attended by about 370 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 170 pupils. There were 38 students and 7 graduates per 1,000 people in the municipality; in Slovenia the averages were 39 per 1,000 and 7 per 1,000, respectively.
Among people aged 15–64 (i.e. working age population) about 65% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is less than the national average (66%).
In Gorišnica, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 16% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; net earnings were about 15% lower.
Among 1,000 inhabitants in the municipality, 547 had a passenger car. The car was on average 11 years old.
In 2020, 291 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Gorišnica, which is 64 kg less than on average in Slovenia.