Nicaragua Population (LIVE)

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Nicaragua Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Nicaragua is 6,227,212 as of Wednesday, August 23, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Nicaragua population is equivalent to 0.08% of the total world population.
  • Nicaragua ranks number 109 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 120,353 Km2 (46,469 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 (2017 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
2017 6,217,796 1.1 % 67,761 -21,268 25.6 2.29 52 61.4 % 3,819,176 0.08 % 7,515,284,153 109
2016 6,150,035 1.12 % 68,003 -21,268 25.6 2.29 51 60.9 % 3,748,382 0.08 % 7,432,663,275 109
2015 6,082,032 1.17 % 68,862 -27,000 25 2.32 51 60.5 % 3,677,533 0.08 % 7,349,472,099 110
2010 5,737,722 1.3 % 71,679 -31,000 23 2.56 48 58.1 % 3,333,511 0.08 % 6,929,725,043 110
2005 5,379,327 1.36 % 70,507 -34,800 21 2.84 45 56.7 % 3,051,272 0.08 % 6,519,635,850 109
2000 5,026,792 1.74 % 82,913 -29,000 19 3.4 42 55.5 % 2,792,077 0.08 % 6,126,622,121 109
1995 4,612,229 2.16 % 93,533 -24,000 18 4.2 38 54.1 % 2,494,405 0.08 % 5,735,123,084 111
1990 4,144,564 2.25 % 87,095 -30,000 17 5 34 52.3 % 2,165,604 0.08 % 5,309,667,699 115
1985 3,709,091 2.68 % 91,836 -22,000 17 5.85 31 51.1 % 1,897,068 0.08 % 4,852,540,569 112
1980 3,249,910 3.05 % 90,632 -11,600 16 6.35 27 49.9 % 1,623,208 0.07 % 4,439,632,465 114
1975 2,796,748 3.12 % 79,731 -7,600 16 6.79 23 48.8 % 1,363,677 0.07 % 4,061,399,228 119
1970 2,398,095 3.06 % 67,092 -3,800 16 6.95 20 47.1 % 1,128,570 0.07 % 3,682,487,691 121
1965 2,062,633 3.05 % 57,587 -2,200 17 7.2 13 42.7 % 881,023 0.06 % 3,322,495,121 125
1960 1,774,696 3.31 % 53,335 -2,200 16 7.5 15 39.6 % 702,400 0.06 % 3,018,343,828 123
1955 1,508,020 3.09 % 42,605 -2,200 17 7.2 13 37.4 % 563,404 0.05 % 2,758,314,525 125
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 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 6,417,990 1.08 % 67,192 -21,300 27 2.16 53 62.8 % 4,031,679 0.08 % 7,758,156,792 109
2025 6,736,108 0.97 % 63,624 -16,000 30 2.03 56 65.1 % 4,388,036 0.08 % 8,141,661,007 109
2030 7,033,329 0.87 % 59,444 -11,600 32 1.93 58 67.6 % 4,753,396 0.08 % 8,500,766,052 110
2035 7,306,263 0.76 % 54,587 -8,200 34 1.85 61 69.9 % 5,106,903 0.08 % 8,838,907,877 112
2040 7,536,501 0.62 % 46,048 -8,200 36 1.8 63 72.2 % 5,438,013 0.08 % 9,157,233,976 114
2045 7,722,813 0.49 % 37,262 -8,200 38 1.76 64 74.3 % 5,739,512 0.08 % 9,453,891,780 113
2050 7,862,804 0.36 % 27,998 -8,200 40 1.74 65 76.4 % 6,005,637 0.08 % 9,725,147,994 114
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

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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 2015 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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