Ecuador Population (LIVE)

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Ecuador Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Ecuador is 18,373,360 as of Monday, June 24, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Ecuador 2023 population is estimated at 18,190,484 people at mid year.
  • Ecuador population is equivalent to 0.23% of the total world population.
  • Ecuador ranks number 68 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Ecuador is 73 per Km2 (190 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 248,360 Km2 (95,892 sq. miles)
  • 64.2 % of the population is urban (11,681,070 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Ecuador is 28.3 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 Ecuador (2024 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
2024 18,377,367 1.03 % 186,883 -19,360 28.7 1.97 74 64.6 % 11,870,894 0.23 % 8,118,835,999 69
2023 18,190,484 1.05 % 189,484 -21,525 28.3 2.00 73 64.2 % 11,681,070 0.23 % 8,045,311,447 68
2022 18,001,000 1.14 % 203,263 -20,206 27.9 2.00 72 63.8 % 11,493,241 0.23 % 7,975,105,156 67
2020 17,588,595 1.41 % 244,855 35,894 27.2 2.05 71 63.2 % 11,123,641 0.22 % 7,840,952,880 67
2015 16,195,902 1.56 % 241,263 14,740 25.4 2.26 65 63.2 % 10,235,174 0.22 % 7,426,597,537 68
2010 14,989,585 1.71 % 243,915 -8,315 23.8 2.62 60 62.5 % 9,362,550 0.21 % 6,985,603,105 66
2005 13,770,012 1.75 % 228,701 -16,816 22.4 2.80 55 61.6 % 8,476,093 0.21 % 6,558,176,119 65
2000 12,626,507 1.78 % 212,965-41,899 21.1 3.10 51 60.3 % 7,614,955 0.21 % 6,148,898,975 63
1995 11,561,683 2.04 % 222,369 -45,172 20.2 3.40 47 57.2 % 6,608,741 0.20 % 5,743,219,454 63
1990 10,449,837 2.46 % 239,105 -15,159 19.3 3.74 42 53.9 % 5,629,140 0.20 % 5,316,175,862 64
1985 9,254,311 2.61 % 223,693 -3,146 18.3 4.20 37 50.1 % 4,632,910 0.19 % 4,861,730,613 70
1980 8,135,845 2.74 % 206,012 -2,080 17.5 4.73 33 46.0 % 3,745,835 0.18 % 4,444,007,706 72
1975 7,105,786 2.86 % 186,714 -1,206 16.8 5.43 29 41.7 % 2,960,081 0.17 % 4,069,437,231 72
1970 6,172,215 2.95 % 166,973 -1,095 16.5 6.14 25 38.6 % 2,385,138 0.17 % 3,695,390,336 73
1965 5,337,351 2.94 % 143,839 -1,456 16.4 6.56 21 36.0 % 1,923,650 0.16 % 3,337,111,983 78
1960 4,618,158 2.80 % 119,156 -1,742 17.0 6.72 19 33.3 % 1,539,922 0.15 % 3,019,233,434 75
1955 4,022,378 2.71 % 100,729 -1,170 17.9 6.77 16 30.5 % 1,227,169 0.15 % 2,746,072,141 78
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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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
2025 18,563,370 1.08 % 194,955 -15,977 29.2 1.96 75 65.0 % 12,062,680 0.23 % 8,191,988,453 71
2030 19,486,952 0.98 % 184,716 -6,137 31.2 1.91 78 67.0 % 13,049,370 0.23 % 8,546,141,327 70
2035 20,342,202 0.86 % 171,050 -3,288 33.1 1.86 82 69.2 % 14,077,487 0.23 % 8,879,397,401 70
2040 21,094,529 0.73 % 150,465 -2,684 35.0 1.82 85 71.7 % 15,131,597 0.23 % 9,188,250,492 70
2045 21,741,483 0.61 % 129,391 -2,684 36.8 1.80 88 74.4 % 16,183,815 0.23 % 9,467,543,575 73
2050 22,269,779 0.48 % 105,659   38.6 1.78 90 77.1 % 17,174,029 0.23 % 9,709,491,761 73
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).

Ecuador Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Ecuador
Life Expectancy
78.08 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
10.4
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
12.3
(per 1,000 live births)
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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

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Ecuador (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 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.