El Salvador Population (LIVE)

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El Salvador Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of El Salvador is 6,395,698 as of Monday, June 24, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • El Salvador 2023 population is estimated at 6,364,943 people at mid year.
  • El Salvador population is equivalent to 0.08% of the total world population.
  • El Salvador ranks number 112 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in El Salvador is 307 per Km2 (796 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 20,720 Km2 (8,000 sq. miles)
  • 77.9 % of the population is urban (4,959,044 people in 2023)
  • The median age in El Salvador is 27.1 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 El Salvador (2024 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
2024 6,396,289 0.49 % 31,346 -23,249 27.6 1.77 309 78.5 % 5,022,985 0.08 % 8,118,835,999 112
2023 6,364,943 0.45 % 28,551 -23,249 27.1 1.78 307 77.9 % 4,959,044 0.08 % 8,045,311,447 112
2022 6,336,392 0.35 % 22,225 -23,249 26.7 1.79 306 77.2 % 4,893,661 0.08 % 7,975,105,156 112
2020 6,292,731 0.20 % 12,514 -25,214 25.9 1.82 304 75.6 % 4,758,508 0.08 % 7,840,952,880 111
2015 6,231,066 0.38 % 23,406 -51,282 24.0 2.07 301 70.6 % 4,399,797 0.08 % 7,426,597,537 109
2010 6,114,034 0.25 % 15,243 -54,686 22.7 2.24 295 66.0 % 4,034,898 0.09 % 6,985,603,105 108
2005 6,037,817 0.26 % 15,867 -91,042 21.7 2.46 291 61.6 % 3,716,729 0.09 % 6,558,176,119 102
2000 5,958,482 0.72 % 42,057-97,219 20.2 3.14 288 58.0 % 3,456,741 0.10 % 6,148,898,975 101
1995 5,748,195 1.38 % 76,203 -89,307 18.5 3.58 277 52.7 % 3,029,314 0.10 % 5,743,219,454 98
1990 5,367,179 1.93 % 98,084 -39,690 17.6 3.95 259 48.2 % 2,589,320 0.10 % 5,316,175,862 98
1985 4,876,757 1.58 % 73,553 -29,111 17.0 4.35 235 47.1 % 2,298,304 0.10 % 4,861,730,613 100
1980 4,508,992 2.04 % 86,448 -41,318 16.4 5.11 218 44.8 % 2,020,033 0.10 % 4,444,007,706 99
1975 4,076,751 2.41 % 91,532 -26,198 15.8 5.68 197 42.3 % 1,723,324 0.10 % 4,069,437,231 100
1970 3,619,090 2.62 % 87,917 -11,367 15.5 6.18 175 40.0 % 1,446,857 0.10 % 3,695,390,336 103
1965 3,179,506 2.73 % 80,036 -11,220 15.7 6.65 153 39.2 % 1,244,965 0.10 % 3,337,111,983 107
1960 2,779,327 2.57 % 66,139 -4,888 16.0 6.63 134 38.1 % 1,059,695 0.09 % 3,019,233,434 106
1955 2,448,633 2.33 % 53,245 -8,016 16.5 6.48 118 37.1 % 909,227 0.09 % 2,746,072,141 107
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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El Salvador Population Forecast

-23,249
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
2025 6,426,229 0.42 % 26,700 -23,249 28.1 1.76 310 79.1 % 5,085,472 0.08 % 8,191,988,453 112
2030 6,554,224 0.40 % 25,599 -23,249 30.5 1.73 316 81.9 % 5,370,962 0.08 % 8,546,141,327 113
2035 6,642,981 0.27 % 17,751 -23,249 32.9 1.70 321 84.2 % 5,594,549 0.07 % 8,879,397,401 114
2040 6,684,174 0.12 % 8,239 -23,249 35.1 1.68 323 86.3 % 5,769,688 0.07 % 9,188,250,492 115
2045 6,679,967 -0.01 % -841 -23,249 37.0 1.67 322 88.2 % 5,894,454 0.07 % 9,467,543,575 115
2050 6,636,854 -0.13 % -8,623   39.0 1.67 320 90.2 % 5,983,999 0.07 % 9,709,491,761 115
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).

El Salvador Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of El Salvador
Life Expectancy
73.38 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
9.7
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
11.6
(per 1,000 live births)
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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

See also

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

The Population of El Salvador (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 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.