Nicaragua Population (LIVE)

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Nicaragua Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Nicaragua is 6,238,267 as of Sunday, October 22, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Nicaragua population is equivalent to 0.08% of the total world population.
  • Nicaragua ranks number 110 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Nicaragua is 52 per Km2 (134 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 120,340 Km2 (46,464 sq. miles)
  • 61.4 % of the population is urban (3,819,176 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Nicaragua is 25.6 years.

Population of Nicaragua (2018 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNicaragua
Global Rank
2018 6,284,757 1.08 % 67,176 -21,268 25.6 2.29 52 60.8 % 3,889,910 0.08 % 7,632,819,325 110
2017 6,217,581 1.10 % 67,653 -21,268 25.6 2.29 52 61.4 % 3,819,176 0.08 % 7,550,262,101 110
2016 6,149,928 1.12 % 67,893 -21,268 25.6 2.29 51 61.0 % 3,748,382 0.08 % 7,466,964,280 110
2015 6,082,035 1.17 % 68,862 -27,000 25.2 2.32 51 60.5 % 3,677,533 0.08 % 7,383,008,820 110
2010 5,737,723 1.30 % 71,679 -31,000 23.1 2.56 48 58.1 % 3,333,511 0.08 % 6,958,169,159 110
2005 5,379,328 1.36 % 70,506 -34,800 21.2 2.84 45 56.7 % 3,051,272 0.08 % 6,542,159,383 111
2000 5,026,796 1.74 % 82,914-29,000 19.4 3.40 42 55.5 % 2,792,077 0.08 % 6,145,006,989 110
1995 4,612,228 2.16 % 93,533 -24,000 18.0 4.20 38 54.1 % 2,494,405 0.08 % 5,751,474,416 111
1990 4,144,565 2.25 % 87,095 -30,000 16.9 5.00 34 52.3 % 2,165,604 0.08 % 5,330,943,460 116
1985 3,709,091 2.68 % 91,836 -22,000 16.5 5.85 31 51.1 % 1,897,068 0.08 % 4,873,781,796 114
1980 3,249,910 3.05 % 90,633 -11,600 16.4 6.35 27 49.9 % 1,623,208 0.07 % 4,458,411,534 116
1975 2,796,746 3.12 % 79,730 -7,600 16.3 6.79 23 48.8 % 1,363,677 0.07 % 4,079,087,198 120
1970 2,398,096 3.06 % 67,093 -3,799 15.9 6.95 20 47.1 % 1,128,570 0.06 % 3,700,577,650 121
1965 2,062,630 3.05 % 57,586 -2,160 17.4 7.20 17 42.7 % 881,023 0.06 % 3,339,592,688 125
1960 1,774,699 3.31 % 53,335 -2,200 16.4 7.50 15 39.6 % 702,400 0.06 % 3,033,212,527 123
1955 1,508,025 3.09 % 42,607 -2,160 17.4 7.20 13 37.4 % 563,404 0.05 % 2,772,242,535 125
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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Nicaragua Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNicaragua
Global Rank
2020 6,416,568 1.08 % 66,907 -21,268 27.3 2.16 53 62.8 % 4,031,679 0.08 % 7,795,482,309 110
2025 6,732,197 0.96 % 63,126 -16,031 29.5 2.03 56 65.2 % 4,388,036 0.08 % 8,185,613,757 108
2030 7,046,293 0.92 % 62,819 -8,000 31.6 1.93 59 67.5 % 4,753,396 0.08 % 8,551,198,644 109
2035 7,318,402 0.76 % 54,422 -8,000 33.7 1.85 61 69.8 % 5,106,903 0.08 % 8,892,701,940 111
2040 7,548,564 0.62 % 46,032 -8,000 35.8 1.79 63 72.0 % 5,438,013 0.08 % 9,210,337,004 113
2045 7,734,905 0.49 % 37,268 -8,000 37.9 1.76 64 74.2 % 5,739,512 0.08 % 9,504,209,572 114
2050 7,875,742 0.36 % 28,167 -8,000 40.0 1.73 65 76.3 % 6,005,637 0.08 % 9,771,822,753 115
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).

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Nicaragua (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 country 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 country, 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.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country 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 Nicaragua in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.


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