Bolivia Population (LIVE)

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Bolivia Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the Plurinational State of Bolivia is 11,573,583 as of Sunday, November 17, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Bolivia 2019 population is estimated at 11,513,100 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Bolivia population is equivalent to 0.15% of the total world population.
  • Bolivia ranks number 81 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Bolivia is 11 per Km2 (28 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 1,083,300 Km2 (418,264 sq. miles)
  • 69.0 % of the population is urban (7,940,041 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Bolivia is 24.4 years.

Population of Bolivia (2019 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
2019 11,513,100 1.41 % 159,958 -9,504 24.4 2.99 11 69.0 % 7,940,041 0.15 % 7,713,468,100 81
2018 11,353,142 1.43 % 160,287 -9,504 24.4 2.99 10 68.6 % 7,786,488 0.15 % 7,631,091,040 80
2017 11,192,855 1.46 % 161,041 -9,504 24.4 2.99 10 68.2 % 7,634,445 0.15 % 7,547,858,925 80
2016 11,031,814 1.49 % 162,084 -9,504 24.4 2.99 10 67.8 % 7,484,135 0.15 % 7,464,022,049 80
2015 10,869,730 1.58 % 164,228 -11,524 24.1 3.05 10 67.5 % 7,334,993 0.15 % 7,379,797,139 80
2010 10,048,590 1.71 % 163,257 -13,540 22.9 3.40 9 65.6 % 6,588,702 0.14 % 6,956,823,603 82
2005 9,232,306 1.86 % 162,808 -15,544 21.9 3.85 9 63.4 % 5,855,799 0.14 % 6,541,907,027 83
2000 8,418,264 2.01 % 159,185-12,866 21.1 4.25 8 61.2 % 5,152,761 0.14 % 6,143,493,823 86
1995 7,622,338 2.12 % 151,499 -10,334 20.5 4.68 7 58.7 % 4,475,674 0.13 % 5,744,212,979 88
1990 6,864,842 2.13 % 137,076 -12,852 20.0 5.07 6 55.5 % 3,810,515 0.13 % 5,327,231,061 90
1985 6,179,460 2.06 % 119,905 -14,734 19.7 5.30 6 50.8 % 3,137,990 0.13 % 4,870,921,740 90
1980 5,579,935 2.21 % 115,703 -8,026 19.5 5.65 5 45.5 % 2,540,502 0.13 % 4,458,003,514 90
1975 5,001,419 2.21 % 103,483 -5,324 19.4 5.90 5 41.4 % 2,069,502 0.12 % 4,079,480,606 88
1970 4,484,004 2.11 % 89,026 -4,630 19.3 6.10 4 40.0 % 1,792,197 0.12 % 3,700,437,046 91
1965 4,038,872 2.01 % 76,383 -4,152 19.3 6.30 4 38.6 % 1,557,303 0.12 % 3,339,583,597 87
1960 3,656,955 1.88 % 65,184 -2,352 19.3 6.40 3 37.1 % 1,357,798 0.12 % 3,034,949,748 89
1955 3,331,036 1.57 % 49,841 -4,772 19.8 6.50 3 35.7 % 1,187,684 0.12 % 2,773,019,936 87
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Bolivia Population Forecast

-2,700
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBolivia
Global Rank
2020 11,673,021 1.44 % 160,658 -9,504 25.6 2.75 11 69.3 % 8,094,974 0.15 % 7,794,798,739 80
2025 12,468,487 1.33 % 159,093 -7,600 27.1 2.75 12 71.3 % 8,887,268 0.15 % 8,184,437,460 79
2030 13,240,382 1.21 % 154,379 -6,140 28.5 2.75 12 73.3 % 9,700,301 0.15 % 8,548,487,400 80
2035 13,970,505 1.08 % 146,025 -5,040 30.0 2.75 13 75.3 % 10,520,182 0.16 % 8,887,524,213 80
2040 14,653,111 0.96 % 136,521 -4,040 31.5 2.75 14 77.3 % 11,327,685 0.16 % 9,198,847,240 80
2045 15,277,192 0.84 % 124,816 -3,280 32.9 2.75 14 79.2 % 12,106,893 0.16 % 9,481,803,274 80
2050 15,839,563 0.73 % 112,474   34.3 2.75 15 81.1 % 12,843,627 0.16 % 9,735,033,990 81
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Bolivia Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Bolivia
Life Expectancy
72.35 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
25.3
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
41.8
(per 1,000 live births)
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Sex Ratio (males vs females)

Males Male % Females Female % Total Population (2020) Sex Ratio (males to females)
5,858,019 50.18% 5,815,010 49.82% 11,673,021 1.01

Population Pyramid for Bolivia (2020)

Compare with years 1960, 1990, 2050, and 2080

Population by Broad Age Groups

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Age Group Males Male % Females Female % Total Age Group Population
Age Group's share of total population
0-14 1,801,059 51.09% 1,724,540 48.91% 3,525,599 30.20%
15-24 1,120,715 50.90% 1,081,158 49.10% 2,201,873 18.86%
25-54 2,170,472 50.10% 2,161,877 49.90% 4,332,349 37.11%
55-64 361,767 48.94% 377,454 51.06% 739,221 6.33%
65+ 404,006 46.23% 469,981 53.77% 873,987 7.49%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 3,525,599 30.20% 48.5
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 7,273,443 62.31% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 873,987 7.49% 12.0
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
4,399,586 37.69% 60.5

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 Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Bolivia (1950 - 2019) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2019.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2019. 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 2019 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2019: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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 2019: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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.

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