Colombia Population (LIVE)

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Colombia Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Colombia is 50,545,294 as of Sunday, November 17, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Colombia 2019 population is estimated at 50,339,443 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Colombia population is equivalent to 0.65% of the total world population.
  • Colombia ranks number 29 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Colombia is 45 per Km2 (118 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 1,109,500 Km2 (428,380 sq. miles)
  • 80.3 % of the population is urban (40,430,278 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Colombia is 29.8 years.

Population of Colombia (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationColombia
Global Rank
2019 50,339,443 1.37 % 678,395 204,796 29.8 1.90 45 80.3 % 40,430,278 0.65 % 7,713,468,100 29
2018 49,661,048 1.54 % 751,209 204,796 29.8 1.90 45 80.5 % 39,956,413 0.65 % 7,631,091,040 29
2017 48,909,839 1.53 % 734,787 204,796 29.8 1.90 44 80.7 % 39,471,097 0.65 % 7,547,858,925 29
2016 48,175,052 1.38 % 654,385 204,796 29.8 1.90 43 80.9 % 38,975,181 0.65 % 7,464,022,049 29
2015 47,520,667 1.00 % 459,593 -38,676 29.5 1.92 43 81.0 % 38,469,351 0.64 % 7,379,797,139 29
2010 45,222,700 1.18 % 514,995 -39,000 27.5 2.10 41 79.2 % 35,799,432 0.65 % 6,956,823,603 29
2005 42,647,723 1.48 % 603,551 -46,200 25.7 2.44 38 77.2 % 32,907,507 0.65 % 6,541,907,027 29
2000 39,629,968 1.70 % 641,706-51,800 24.1 2.70 36 75.4 % 29,881,676 0.65 % 6,143,493,823 29
1995 36,421,438 1.93 % 663,773 -57,590 22.9 3.01 33 73.8 % 26,874,824 0.63 % 5,744,212,979 30
1990 33,102,575 2.02 % 630,275 -64,800 21.9 3.17 30 71.9 % 23,812,185 0.62 % 5,327,231,061 30
1985 29,951,201 2.17 % 610,139 -74,194 20.5 3.58 27 69.4 % 20,788,244 0.61 % 4,870,921,740 30
1980 26,900,506 2.25 % 567,000 -83,870 19.1 4.16 24 65.7 % 17,679,604 0.60 % 4,458,003,514 30
1975 24,065,507 2.30 % 517,088 -76,084 17.8 4.72 22 62.0 % 14,930,011 0.59 % 4,079,480,606 30
1970 21,480,065 2.78 % 550,964 -67,727 16.7 5.86 19 58.2 % 12,494,401 0.58 % 3,700,437,046 30
1965 18,725,245 3.12 % 533,504 -61,313 16.2 6.64 17 54.0 % 10,111,908 0.56 % 3,339,583,597 32
1960 16,057,724 3.11 % 456,545 -46,559 16.7 6.68 14 47.5 % 7,625,171 0.53 % 3,034,949,748 32
1955 13,775,000 2.83 % 358,685 -41,681 17.4 6.51 12 40.5 % 5,579,539 0.50 % 2,773,019,936 32
: 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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Colombia Population Forecast

-15,840
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationColombia
Global Rank
2020 50,882,891 1.38 % 672,445 204,796 31.3 1.82 46 80.4 % 40,891,996 0.65 % 7,794,798,739 29
2025 52,007,051 0.44 % 224,832 -178,671 33.6 1.82 47 82.7 % 43,010,759 0.64 % 8,184,437,460 28
2030 53,416,763 0.54 % 281,942 -39,600 35.8 1.82 48 83.9 % 44,804,187 0.62 % 8,548,487,400 30
2035 54,549,151 0.42 % 226,478 -21,716 38.0 1.82 49 84.8 % 46,258,436 0.61 % 8,887,524,213 30
2040 55,336,026 0.29 % 157,375 -19,544 40.1 1.82 50 85.6 % 47,377,278 0.60 % 9,198,847,240 33
2045 55,797,222 0.17 % 92,239 -17,608 42.1 1.82 50 86.3 % 48,164,021 0.59 % 9,481,803,274 35
2050 55,957,824 0.06 % 32,120   43.9 1.82 50 86.9 % 48,628,586 0.57 % 9,735,033,990 35
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Colombia Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Colombia
Life Expectancy
77.87 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
11.0
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
12.9
(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)
24,984,564 49.10% 25,898,320 50.90% 50,882,891 0.96

Population Pyramid for Colombia (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 5,771,394 51.13% 5,516,246 48.87% 11,287,640 22.18%
15-24 4,413,390 50.92% 4,254,467 49.08% 8,667,857 17.03%
25-54 10,558,459 48.89% 11,036,687 51.11% 21,595,146 42.44%
55-64 2,196,817 46.52% 2,525,148 53.48% 4,721,965 9.28%
65+ 2,044,504 44.35% 2,565,772 55.65% 4,610,276 9.06%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 11,287,640 22.18% 32.3
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 34,984,968 68.76% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 4,610,276 9.06% 13.2
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
15,897,916 31.24% 45.4

Main Cities by Population in Colombia

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Bogota 7,674,366
2 Cali 2,392,877
3 Medellin 1,999,979
4 Barranquilla 1,380,425
5 Cartagena 952,024
6 Cucuta 721,398
7 Bucaramanga 571,820
8 Pereira 440,118
9 Santa Marta 431,781
10 Ibague 421,685
11 Bello 392,939
12 Pasto 382,236
13 Manizales 357,814
14 Neiva 352,855
15 Soledad 342,556
16 Villavicencio 321,717
17 Armenia 315,328
18 Soacha 313,945
19 Valledupar 308,237
20 Itaguei 281,853
21 Monteria 272,420
22 Sincelejo 261,187
23 Popayan 258,653
24 Floridablanca 252,267
25 Palmira 247,986
26 Buenaventura 240,387
27 Barrancabermeja 191,403
28 Dosquebradas 179,583
29 Tulua 165,501
30 Envigado 163,007
31 Cartago 134,827
32 Maicao 130,348
33 Florencia 130,337
34 Girardot City 130,289
35 Sogamoso 126,551
36 Guadalajara de Buga 118,004
37 Tunja 117,479
38 Giron 108,466
39 Malambo 101,534
40 Magangue 100,313
41 Facatativa 94,611
42 Riohacha 92,431
43 Duitama 92,040
44 Zipaquira 91,235
45 Fusagasuga 88,820
46 Cienaga 88,311
47 Tumaco 86,713
48 Apartado 86,438
49 Piedecuesta 86,387
50 Montelibano 85,000
51 Ocana 83,511
52 La Dorada 81,950
53 Ipiales 77,729
54 Quibdo 75,104
55 Aguachica 73,360
56 Yumbo 71,436
57 Arauca 69,264
58 Sabanalarga 68,535
59 Chinchina 68,512
60 Caldas 65,565
61 Villa del Rosario 64,951
62 Chia 64,569
63 Rionegro 62,291
64 Calarca 62,170
65 Yopal 61,029
66 Sahagun 59,188
67 Fundacion 59,175
68 Los Patios 58,661
69 San Andres 58,257
70 Caucasia 58,034

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Notes

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

The Population of Colombia (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 Colombia 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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