Municipality Lendava, which is part of the Pomurska statistical region, measures 121 km2; this ranks it 51st among Slovene municipalities.
Statistical data for 2020 reveal the following:
In the middle of 2020 about 10,470 people (about 5,200 men and 5,270 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Lendava 53rd among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 87 people per square kilometre, which was lower 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 -8.2 (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 13.2. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 5.0 (in Slovenia 6.2).
The mean age of people in Lendava was 47.5 years, which was higher than the national average (43.6).
As in most Slovene municipalities, in Lendava the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 219 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 136. It also shows that the mean age of people in Lendava 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 three (Dobrovnik/Dobronak, Jezersko in Loški Potok) higher than the ageing index for men. In Lendava – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.
Lendava had 6 kindergartens, which were attended by 302 children. Of all children in the municipality aged 1–5, 76% were included in kindergartens, which was less than national average of 81%. In the school year 2020/21 elementary schools in Lendava were attended by about 630 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 280 pupils. There were 24 students and 5 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 61% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is less than the national average (66%).
In Lendava, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 8% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; net earnings were about 7% lower.
Among 1,000 inhabitants in the municipality, 553 had a passenger car. The car was on average 10 years old.
In 2020, 294 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Lendava, which is 61 kg less than on average in Slovenia.