In 2011 the city has population of 63,030 (administrative area: 124,554). It is the administrative center of the Raška District of Serbia. The city administrative area consists of 16 settlements. In 1991, Kraljevo administrative area had 80,559 inhabitants. Because of the enormous number of internally displaced persons from Kosovo (around 18,500), the population of Kraljevo today is estimated to be close to 100,000.
On November 3, 2010 a 5.4 magnitude earthquake occurred in this city, damaging many buildings and killing two people