Ecuador Population (LIVE)

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Ecuador Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Ecuador is 17,453,495 as of Friday, October 18, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Ecuador 2019 population is estimated at 17,373,662 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Ecuador population is equivalent to 0.23% of the total world population.
  • Ecuador ranks number 67 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Ecuador is 70 per Km2 (181 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 248,360 Km2 (95,892 sq. miles)
  • 63.0 % of the population is urban (10,941,934 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Ecuador is 26.8 years.

Population of Ecuador (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationEcuador
Global Rank
2019 17,373,662 1.69 % 289,304 36,400 26.8 2.54 70 63.0 % 10,941,934 0.23 % 7,713,468,100 67
2018 17,084,358 1.78 % 298,997 36,400 26.8 2.54 69 63.0 % 10,762,370 0.22 % 7,631,091,040 67
2017 16,785,361 1.78 % 294,245 36,400 26.8 2.54 68 63.1 % 10,585,047 0.22 % 7,547,858,925 69
2016 16,491,116 1.72 % 279,096 36,400 26.8 2.54 66 63.1 % 10,410,121 0.22 % 7,464,022,049 68
2015 16,212,020 1.55 % 240,181 -7,600 26.5 2.56 65 63.1 % 10,235,174 0.22 % 7,379,797,139 68
2010 15,011,117 1.66 % 237,054 -9,000 25.0 2.69 60 62.4 % 9,362,550 0.22 % 6,956,823,603 66
2005 13,825,847 1.74 % 228,945 -24,000 23.7 2.94 56 61.3 % 8,476,093 0.21 % 6,541,907,027 63
2000 12,681,123 2.05 % 245,184-14,000 22.6 3.27 51 60.0 % 7,614,955 0.21 % 6,143,493,823 63
1995 11,455,204 2.29 % 244,854 -3,800 21.6 3.55 46 57.7 % 6,608,741 0.20 % 5,744,212,979 63
1990 10,230,934 2.45 % 232,965 -3,400 20.5 3.97 41 55.0 % 5,629,140 0.19 % 5,327,231,061 67
1985 9,066,109 2.56 % 215,385 -2,800 19.5 4.45 37 51.1 % 4,632,910 0.19 % 4,870,921,740 71
1980 7,989,186 2.70 % 198,970 -1,440 18.7 5.05 32 46.9 % 3,745,835 0.18 % 4,458,003,514 72
1975 6,994,334 2.88 % 184,992 -1,100 18.0 5.80 28 42.3 % 2,960,081 0.17 % 4,079,480,606 73
1970 6,069,376 2.97 % 165,080 -1,100 17.7 6.40 24 39.3 % 2,385,138 0.16 % 3,700,437,046 73
1965 5,243,977 2.91 % 140,062 -1,800 17.8 6.65 21 36.7 % 1,923,650 0.16 % 3,339,583,597 78
1960 4,543,666 2.81 % 117,409 -1,600 18.4 6.75 18 33.9 % 1,539,922 0.15 % 3,034,949,748 77
1955 3,956,620 2.66 % 97,292 -400 19.3 6.75 16 31.0 % 1,227,169 0.14 % 2,773,019,936 78
: 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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Ecuador 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 PopulationEcuador
Global Rank
2020 17,643,054 1.71 % 286,207 36,400 27.9 2.44 71 63.0 % 11,123,641 0.23 % 7,794,798,739 67
2025 18,740,538 1.21 % 219,497 -21,841 29.4 2.44 75 64.4 % 12,062,680 0.23 % 8,184,437,460 69
2030 19,818,797 1.13 % 215,652 -8,736 31.1 2.44 80 65.8 % 13,049,370 0.23 % 8,548,487,400 69
2035 20,831,901 1.00 % 202,621 -4,400 32.6 2.44 84 67.6 % 14,077,487 0.23 % 8,887,524,213 69
2040 21,762,357 0.88 % 186,091 -2,684 34.1 2.44 88 69.5 % 15,131,597 0.24 % 9,198,847,240 69
2045 22,593,794 0.75 % 166,287 -2,684 35.5 2.44 91 71.6 % 16,183,815 0.24 % 9,481,803,274 69
2050 23,316,457 0.63 % 144,533   37.0 2.44 94 73.7 % 17,174,029 0.24 % 9,735,033,990 71
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Ecuador Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Ecuador
Life Expectancy
77.71 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
11.7
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
14.0
(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)
8,823,827 50.01% 8,819,233 49.99% 17,643,054 1.00

Population Pyramid for Ecuador (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 2,469,629 51.10% 2,363,146 48.90% 4,832,775 27.39%
15-24 1,591,239 50.88% 1,536,235 49.12% 3,127,474 17.73%
25-54 3,496,949 49.85% 3,518,088 50.15% 7,015,037 39.76%
55-64 646,221 48.64% 682,248 51.36% 1,328,469 7.53%
65+ 619,789 46.28% 719,516 53.72% 1,339,305 7.59%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 4,832,775 27.39% 42.1
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 11,470,980 65.02% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 1,339,305 7.59% 11.7
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
6,172,080 34.98% 53.8

Main Cities by Population in Ecuador

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Guayaquil 1,952,029
2 Quito 1,399,814
3 Cuenca 276,964
4 Santo Domingo de los Colorados 200,421
5 Machala 198,123
6 Manta 183,166
7 Portoviejo 170,326
8 Eloy Alfaro 167,784
9 Esmeraldas 165,216
10 Ambato 154,369
11 Tutamandahostel 140,000
12 Milagro 133,508
13 Ibarra 132,977
14 Riobamba 124,478
15 Quevedo 119,436
16 Loja 117,796
17 Tulcan 86,498
18 Babahoyo 76,279
19 La Libertad 75,881
20 Latacunga 51,717
21 Velasco Ibarra 48,754
22 Puerto Francisco de Orellana 48,144
23 Ventanas 46,708
24 Pasaje 44,860
25 Chone 44,751
26 Salinas 43,862
27 Santa Elena 42,214
28 Rosa Zarate 42,121
29 Santa Rosa 41,816
30 Balzar 40,115
31 Huaquillas 39,757
32 Bahia de Caraquez 37,056
33 La Troncal 36,353
34 Jipijapa 35,901
35 Azogues 34,877
36 Naranjito 34,206
37 Vinces 32,497
38 Otavalo 32,330
39 El Triunfo 32,282
40 Naranjal 32,045
41 Playas 30,564
42 Yaguachi Nuevo 27,947
43 Cayambe 26,582
44 Machachi 25,742
45 Puyo 24,881
46 Nueva Loja 24,211
47 Samborondon 24,118
48 Macas 23,687
49 Pedro Carbo 23,372
50 Guaranda 22,199
51 Boca Suno 20,313
52 San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas 20,209
53 Catamayo 18,565
54 Montecristi 18,351
55 Atuntaqui 17,456
56 Calceta 17,286
57 Tena 17,172
58 Gualaceo 17,122
59 Pinas 16,981
60 Cariamanga 16,862
61 Pelileo 16,572
62 La Mana 16,450
63 Pujili 16,168
64 Montalvo 15,547
65 Sucre 15,286
66 Zamora 15,276
67 San Gabriel 15,112

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Notes

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

The Population of Ecuador (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 Ecuador 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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