El Salvador Population (LIVE)

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El Salvador Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of El Salvador is 6,463,279 as of Friday, October 18, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • El Salvador 2019 population is estimated at 6,453,553 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • El Salvador population is equivalent to 0.08% of the total world population.
  • El Salvador ranks number 111 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in El Salvador is 311 per Km2 (807 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 20,720 Km2 (8,000 sq. miles)
  • 72.7 % of the population is urban (4,688,788 people in 2019)
  • The median age in El Salvador is 26.0 years.

Population of El Salvador (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationEl Salvador
Global Rank
2019 6,453,553 0.51 % 32,807 -40,539 26.0 2.15 311 72.7 % 4,688,788 0.08 % 7,713,468,100 111
2018 6,420,746 0.51 % 32,620 -40,539 26.0 2.15 310 71.9 % 4,617,807 0.08 % 7,631,091,040 111
2017 6,388,126 0.50 % 31,983 -40,539 26.0 2.15 308 71.2 % 4,545,804 0.08 % 7,547,858,925 110
2016 6,356,143 0.49 % 31,019 -40,539 26.0 2.15 307 70.4 % 4,473,087 0.09 % 7,464,022,049 110
2015 6,325,124 0.45 % 28,250 -48,083 25.7 2.17 305 69.6 % 4,399,797 0.09 % 7,379,797,139 110
2010 6,183,875 0.43 % 26,350 -57,134 24.2 2.40 298 65.2 % 4,034,898 0.09 % 6,956,823,603 109
2005 6,052,123 0.55 % 32,837 -62,557 23.0 2.72 292 61.4 % 3,716,729 0.09 % 6,541,907,027 102
2000 5,887,936 0.90 % 51,867-65,371 22.0 3.34 284 58.7 % 3,456,741 0.10 % 6,143,493,823 101
1995 5,628,600 1.33 % 71,704 -53,030 20.9 3.78 272 53.8 % 3,029,314 0.10 % 5,744,212,979 99
1990 5,270,079 1.32 % 66,654 -51,337 19.6 4.17 254 49.1 % 2,589,320 0.10 % 5,327,231,061 100
1985 4,936,807 1.46 % 69,135 -46,350 18.6 4.75 238 46.6 % 2,298,304 0.10 % 4,870,921,740 99
1980 4,591,134 2.02 % 87,288 -32,846 17.9 5.44 222 44.0 % 2,020,033 0.10 % 4,458,003,514 99
1975 4,154,692 2.49 % 96,325 -18,195 17.4 5.95 201 41.5 % 1,723,324 0.10 % 4,079,480,606 98
1970 3,673,068 2.79 % 94,351 -8,861 17.1 6.36 177 39.4 % 1,446,857 0.10 % 3,700,437,046 100
1965 3,201,313 2.96 % 86,998 -4,806 17.1 6.67 155 38.9 % 1,244,965 0.10 % 3,339,583,597 107
1960 2,766,324 2.60 % 66,689 -8,776 17.6 6.60 134 38.3 % 1,059,695 0.09 % 3,034,949,748 106
1955 2,432,880 2.03 % 46,596 -12,430 18.1 6.36 117 37.4 % 909,227 0.09 % 2,773,019,936 107
: 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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El Salvador Population Forecast

-23,250
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationEl Salvador
Global Rank
2020 6,486,205 0.50 % 32,216 -40,539 27.6 2.05 313 73.4 % 4,758,508 0.08 % 7,794,798,739 112
2025 6,642,932 0.48 % 31,345 -34,065 29.5 2.05 321 76.6 % 5,085,472 0.08 % 8,184,437,460 111
2030 6,778,586 0.41 % 27,131 -28,314 31.7 2.05 327 79.2 % 5,370,962 0.08 % 8,548,487,400 111
2035 6,868,810 0.26 % 18,045 -27,102 33.8 2.05 332 81.4 % 5,594,549 0.08 % 8,887,524,213 113
2040 6,931,498 0.18 % 12,538 -23,251 35.7 2.05 335 83.2 % 5,769,688 0.08 % 9,198,847,240 116
2045 6,953,452 0.06 % 4,391 -23,250 37.5 2.05 336 84.8 % 5,894,454 0.07 % 9,481,803,274 116
2050 6,936,786 -0.05 % -3,333   39.3 2.05 335 86.3 % 5,983,999 0.07 % 9,735,033,990 116
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

El Salvador Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of El Salvador
Life Expectancy
74.06 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
12.0
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
13.9
(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)
3,036,424 46.81% 3,449,777 53.19% 6,486,205 0.88

Population Pyramid for El Salvador (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
0-14 881,829 51.13% 842,890 48.87% 1,724,719 26.59%
15-24 606,692 49.69% 614,319 50.31% 1,221,011 18.82%
25-54 1,110,078 44.52% 1,383,363 55.48% 2,493,441 38.44%
55-64 205,150 42.22% 280,761 57.78% 485,911 7.49%
65+ 232,675 41.47% 328,444 58.53% 561,119 8.65%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 1,724,719 26.59% 41.1
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 4,200,363 64.76% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 561,119 8.65% 13.4
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
2,285,838 35.24% 54.4

Main Cities by Population in El Salvador

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 San Salvador 525,990
2 Soyapango 329,708
3 Santa Ana 176,661
4 San Miguel 161,880
5 Mejicanos 160,317
6 Santa Tecla 124,694
7 Apopa 112,158
8 Delgado 71,594
9 Sonsonate 59,468
10 San Marcos 54,615
11 Usulutan 51,910
12 Cojutepeque 48,411
13 Cuscatancingo 44,369
14 San Vicente 41,504
15 Zacatecoluca 39,613
16 San Martin 39,361
17 Ilopango 38,890
18 Ahuachapan 34,102
19 Antiguo Cuscatlan 33,767
20 Chalchuapa 32,282
21 Quezaltepeque 28,886
22 La Union 26,807
23 Ayutuxtepeque 25,426
24 Acajutla 22,763
25 Aguilares 21,445
26 Sensuntepeque 20,386
27 Chalatenango 19,364
28 Izalco 19,197
29 Metapan 19,143
30 San Rafael Oriente 19,095
31 Puerto El Triunfo 19,074
32 La Libertad 16,855
33 San Francisco 16,152
34 Sonzacate 15,446
35 Santiago de Maria 15,032

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Notes

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

The Population of El Salvador (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 El Salvador 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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