Municipality Gornji Grad, which is part of the Savinjska statistical region, measures 90 km2; this ranks it 79th among Slovene municipalities.
Statistical data for 2019 reveal the following:
In the middle of 2019 about 2,510 people (about 1,240 men and 1,270 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Gornji Grad 169th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 28 people per square kilometre, which was lower than the national average of 103 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 -20.8 (in Slovenia -0.6). 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 6.8. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -14.0 (in Slovenia 7.2).
The mean age of people in Gornji Grad was 46.2 years, which was higher than the national average (43.4).
As in most Slovene municipalities, in Gornji Grad the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 176 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 133. It also shows that the mean age of people in Gornji Grad is growing more rapidly than in Slovenia as a whole. Data by sex show that the ageing index for women was in all municipalities except in two (Jezersko and Loški Potok) higher than the ageing index for men. In Gornji Grad – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.
Gornji Grad had 2 kindergartens. They were attended by 75 children or 80% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 81%. In the school year 2019/20 elementary schools in Gornji Grad were attended by about 210 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 100 pupils. There were 33 students and 6 graduates per 1,000 people in the municipality; in Slovenia the averages were 37 per 1,000 and 8 per 1,000, respectively.
Among people aged 15–64 (i.e. working age population) about 66% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is the same as the national average.
In Gornji Grad, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 20% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; net earnings were about 17% lower.
Among 100 inhabitants in the municipality, 55 had a passenger car. The car was on average 12 years old.
In 2019, 237 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Gornji Grad, which is 122 kg less than on average in Slovenia.