Bolivia Population (LIVE)

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Bolivia Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the Plurinational State of Bolivia is 12,532,509 as of Monday, April 22, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Bolivia 2023 population is estimated at 12,388,571 people at mid year.
  • Bolivia population is equivalent to 0.15% of the total world population.
  • Bolivia ranks number 80 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Bolivia is 11 per Km2 (30 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 1,083,300 Km2 (418,264 sq. miles)
  • 69.2 % of the population is urban (8,567,158 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Bolivia is 24.4 years.
1. Updated on July 16, 2023 with the latest July 2023-July 2024 estimates from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Population of Bolivia (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBolivia
Global Rank
2024 12,567,336 1.44 % 178,765 -3,000 24.7 2.53 12 69.4 % 8,726,746 0.15 % 8,118,835,999 79
2023 12,388,571 1.35 % 164,461 -3,000 24.4 2.55 11 69.2 % 8,567,158 0.15 % 8,045,311,447 80
2022 12,224,110 1.20 % 144,638 -3,000 24.1 2.58 11 68.8 % 8,408,607 0.15 % 7,975,105,156 80
2020 11,936,162 1.35 % 158,847 -4,666 23.7 2.65 11 67.8 % 8,094,974 0.15 % 7,840,952,880 80
2015 11,090,085 1.64 % 173,363 -10,525 22.5 2.89 10 66.1 % 7,334,993 0.15 % 7,426,597,537 81
2010 10,223,270 1.74 % 169,176 -12,592 21.2 3.21 9 64.4 % 6,588,702 0.15 % 6,985,603,105 83
2005 9,377,388 1.76 % 156,946 -14,657 20.3 3.56 9 62.4 % 5,855,799 0.14 % 6,558,176,119 83
2000 8,592,656 1.85 % 150,237-17,675 19.6 3.99 8 60.0 % 5,152,761 0.14 % 6,148,898,975 83
1995 7,841,471 2.02 % 149,055 -23,615 18.9 4.41 7 57.1 % 4,475,674 0.14 % 5,743,219,454 87
1990 7,096,194 2.13 % 142,113 -21,915 18.4 4.89 7 53.7 % 3,810,515 0.13 % 5,316,175,862 88
1985 6,385,630 2.17 % 129,908 -17,558 18.3 5.19 6 49.1 % 3,137,990 0.13 % 4,861,730,613 89
1980 5,736,088 2.27 % 121,662 -11,766 18.2 5.47 5 44.3 % 2,540,502 0.13 % 4,444,007,706 87
1975 5,127,776 2.26 % 108,417 -6,426 18.1 5.79 5 40.4 % 2,069,502 0.13 % 4,069,437,231 85
1970 4,585,693 2.19 % 94,036 -4,913 18.3 6.00 4 39.1 % 1,792,197 0.12 % 3,695,390,336 89
1965 4,115,511 2.11 % 81,599 -4,444 18.4 6.21 4 37.8 % 1,557,303 0.12 % 3,337,111,983 88
1960 3,707,515 2.00 % 69,918 -3,148 18.5 6.36 3 36.6 % 1,357,798 0.12 % 3,019,233,434 89
1955 3,357,923 1.68 % 53,616 -2,990 19.0 6.29 3 35.4 % 1,187,684 0.12 % 2,746,072,141 88
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Bolivia Population Forecast

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YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBolivia
Global Rank
2025 12,746,148 1.32 % 161,997 -3,000 24.9 2.50 12 69.7 % 8,887,268 0.16 % 8,191,988,453 79
2030 13,625,507 1.34 % 175,872 -3,000 26.3 2.38 13 71.2 % 9,700,301 0.16 % 8,546,141,327 79
2035 14,467,239 1.21 % 168,346 -3,000 27.6 2.28 13 72.7 % 10,520,182 0.16 % 8,879,397,401 79
2040 15,250,564 1.06 % 156,665 -3,000 29.0 2.20 14 74.3 % 11,327,685 0.17 % 9,188,250,492 79
2045 15,966,827 0.92 % 143,253 -3,000 30.4 2.13 15 75.8 % 12,106,893 0.17 % 9,467,543,575 80
2050 16,609,854 0.79 % 128,605   31.7 2.06 15 77.3 % 12,843,627 0.17 % 9,709,491,761 80
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Bolivia Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Bolivia
Life Expectancy
68.78 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
24.2
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
32.4
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Bolivia

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Santa Cruz de la Sierra 1,364,389
2 Cochabamba 900,414
3 La Paz 812,799
4 Sucre 224,838
5 Oruro 208,684
6 Tarija 159,269
7 Potosi 141,251
8 Sacaba 107,628
9 Montero 88,616
10 Quillacollo 87,309
11 Trinidad 84,259
12 Yacuiba 82,803
13 Riberalta 74,014
14 Tiquipaya 53,904
15 Guayaramerin 36,008
16 Bermejo 35,411
17 Mizque 30,481
18 Villazon 30,253
19 Llallagua 28,069
20 Camiri 27,961
21 Cobija 26,585
22 San Borja 24,610
23 San Ignacio de Velasco 23,569
24 Tupiza 22,233
25 Warnes 22,036
26 San Borja 19,640
27 Ascencion de Guarayos 18,816
28 Villamontes 18,761
29 Cotoca 18,347
30 Villa Yapacani 18,187
31 Santiago del Torno 15,543
32 Huanuni 15,492
33 Punata 15,194

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Bolivia (1950 - 2023) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2023.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2023. 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 2022 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2023: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). 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 2023: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). 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 Bolivia 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.