Latin America and the Caribbean Population (LIVE)

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Latin America and the Caribbean Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)

Subregions in Latin America and the Caribbean

AreaPopulation (2017)
South America(424,393,617)
Central America(177,316,317)
Caribbean(43,883,319)
  • The current population of Latin America and the Caribbean is 647,570,640 as of Sunday, October 22, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Latin America and the Caribbean population is equivalent to 8.56% of the total world population.
  • Latin America and the Caribbean ranks number 4 among regions of the world (roughly equivalent to "continents"), ordered by population.
  • The population density in Latin America and the Caribbean is 32 per Km2 (83 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 20,139,378 Km2 (7,775,854 sq. miles)
  • 80 % of the population is urban (516,362,188 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Latin America and the Caribbean is 29.5 years.

Population of Latin America and the Caribbean (2017 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationLatin America and the Caribbean's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationLatin America and the Caribbean
Rank
2017 645,593,253 1.02 % 6,544,614 -334,703 29.5 2.12 32 80.0 % 516,362,188 8.6 % 7,550,262,101 4
2016 639,048,639 1.05 % 6,667,808 -334,703 29.5 2.12 32 79.7 % 509,625,761 8.6 % 7,466,964,280 4
2015 632,380,831 1.14 % 6,963,860 -368,531 29.2 2.14 31 79.5 % 502,792,854 9.1 % 7,383,008,820 4
2010 597,561,530 1.25 % 7,181,132 -499,864 27.4 2.26 30 78.3 % 467,641,554 9.1 % 6,958,169,159 4
2005 561,655,871 1.33 % 7,172,180 -1,121,656 25.7 2.48 28 77.1 % 432,803,905 9.1 % 6,542,159,383 4
2000 525,794,973 1.55 % 7,786,482 -975,728 24.2 2.76 26 75.4 % 396,276,279 9.1 % 6,145,006,989 4
1995 486,862,562 1.77 % 8,188,671 -666,178 22.9 3.06 24 72.9 % 355,089,152 9.1 % 5,751,474,416 4
1990 445,919,209 1.94 % 8,171,918 -754,546 21.7 3.46 22 70.4 % 313,875,861 9.1 % 5,330,943,460 4
1985 405,059,621 2.14 % 8,155,063 -701,110 20.6 3.96 20 67.4 % 273,130,007 9.1 % 4,873,781,796 4
1980 364,284,305 2.29 % 7,803,364 -655,230 19.7 4.48 18 64.3 % 234,195,264 8.9 % 4,458,411,534 4
1975 325,267,485 2.46 % 7,438,007 -466,646 19.1 5.03 16 60.7 % 197,280,963 8.8 % 4,079,087,198 4
1970 288,077,452 2.60 % 6,939,858 -400,780 18.6 5.53 14 57.0 % 164,071,525 8.6 % 3,700,577,650 4
1965 253,378,160 2.77 % 6,465,524 -40,558 19.4 5.87 13 34.3 % 86,976,145 8.4 % 3,339,592,688 4
1960 221,050,541 2.73 % 5,565,372 -214,665 19.0 5.88 11 49.1 % 108,632,711 8.0 % 3,033,212,527 4
1955 193,223,682 2.73 % 4,861,198 -40,558 19.4 5.87 10 45.0 % 86,976,145 7.6 % 2,772,242,535 4
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Latin America and the Caribbean Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationLatin America and the Caribbean's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationLatin America and the Caribbean
Rank
2020 664,473,538 0.99 % 6,418,541 -334,703 30.9 2.04 33 80.7 % 536,051,691 9.0 % 7,795,482,309 4
2025 693,281,878 0.85 % 5,761,668 -291,070 32.8 1.95 34 81.8 % 567,088,511 8.9 % 8,185,613,757 4
2030 718,483,391 0.72 % 5,040,303 -246,316 34.6 1.89 36 82.8 % 595,134,448 8.8 % 8,551,198,644 4
2035 739,736,029 0.58 % 4,250,528 -247,546 36.4 1.84 37 83.8 % 619,795,465 8.3 % 8,892,701,940 3
2040 757,027,013 0.46 % 3,458,197 -240,749 38.1 1.80 38 84.7 % 641,056,932 8.5 % 9,210,337,004 3
2045 770,374,333 0.35 % 2,669,464 -239,513 39.7 1.78 38 85.5 % 659,040,884 8.4 % 9,504,209,572 3
2050 779,841,201 0.24 % 1,893,374 -238,989 41.1 1.77 39 86.4 % 673,631,430 8.2 % 9,771,822,753 3
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Notes

The Latin America and the Caribbean Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Latin America and the Caribbean delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Latin America and the Caribbean (1950 - 2017) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2017.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2017. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the region as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.

Yearly % Change: For 2017: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2017: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the countries within Latin America and the Caribbean, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Latin America and the Caribbean's Share of World Pop: Total population as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Latin America and the Caribbean in the list of all regions worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.

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