Guatemala Population (LIVE)

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Guatemala Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Guatemala is 17,680,310 as of Friday, October 18, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Guatemala 2019 population is estimated at 17,581,472 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Guatemala population is equivalent to 0.23% of the total world population.
  • Guatemala ranks number 66 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Guatemala is 164 per Km2 (425 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 107,160 Km2 (41,375 sq. miles)
  • 51.4 % of the population is urban (9,041,859 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Guatemala is 21.6 years.

Population of Guatemala (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationGuatemala
Global Rank
2019 17,581,472 1.93 % 333,623 -9,215 21.6 3.13 164 51.4 % 9,041,859 0.23 % 7,713,468,100 66
2018 17,247,849 1.97 % 332,879 -9,215 21.6 3.13 161 51.0 % 8,804,376 0.23 % 7,631,091,040 66
2017 16,914,970 2.00 % 331,894 -9,215 21.6 3.13 158 50.7 % 8,571,832 0.22 % 7,547,858,925 67
2016 16,583,076 2.03 % 330,647 -9,215 21.6 3.13 155 50.3 % 8,344,199 0.22 % 7,464,022,049 67
2015 16,252,429 2.13 % 324,402 -10,026 21.3 3.19 152 50.0 % 8,121,457 0.22 % 7,379,797,139 67
2010 14,630,417 2.24 % 306,878 -22,846 19.7 3.62 137 48.4 % 7,081,513 0.21 % 6,956,823,603 67
2005 13,096,028 2.37 % 289,057 -56,210 18.5 4.33 122 46.9 % 6,143,708 0.20 % 6,541,907,027 67
2000 11,650,743 2.28 % 248,451-80,465 17.7 4.83 109 45.3 % 5,281,459 0.19 % 6,143,493,823 66
1995 10,408,489 2.36 % 228,935 -73,494 17.2 5.31 97 43.7 % 4,543,736 0.18 % 5,744,212,979 68
1990 9,263,813 2.37 % 204,751 -59,982 16.9 5.58 86 42.0 % 3,890,023 0.17 % 5,327,231,061 74
1985 8,240,060 2.50 % 191,320 -56,615 16.6 6.16 77 40.3 % 3,324,620 0.17 % 4,870,921,740 75
1980 7,283,459 2.51 % 169,946 -51,704 16.8 6.46 68 38.7 % 2,820,471 0.16 % 4,458,003,514 76
1975 6,433,728 2.73 % 162,387 -27,506 17.0 6.58 60 37.1 % 2,388,548 0.16 % 4,079,480,606 76
1970 5,621,792 2.91 % 150,415 -8,254 16.9 6.70 52 35.5 % 1,998,290 0.15 % 3,700,437,046 78
1965 4,869,716 2.95 % 131,794 -2,062 16.8 6.80 45 34.0 % 1,655,162 0.15 % 3,339,583,597 83
1960 4,210,747 3.04 % 117,089 -849 17.2 6.99 39 31.1 % 1,310,429 0.14 % 3,034,949,748 79
1955 3,625,300 3.08 % 102,069 -573 17.8 7.12 34 28.0 % 1,014,803 0.13 % 2,773,019,936 83
: 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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Guatemala 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 PopulationGuatemala
Global Rank
2020 17,915,568 1.97 % 332,628 -9,215 22.9 2.90 167 51.8 % 9,284,293 0.23 % 7,794,798,739 66
2025 19,581,999 1.79 % 333,286 -9,120 24.5 2.90 183 54.0 % 10,568,383 0.24 % 8,184,437,460 65
2030 21,212,561 1.61 % 326,112 -9,034 26.3 2.90 198 56.4 % 11,963,276 0.25 % 8,548,487,400 66
2035 22,781,986 1.44 % 313,885 -8,952 28.0 2.90 213 59.0 % 13,452,310 0.26 % 8,887,524,213 66
2040 24,261,441 1.27 % 295,891 -8,870 29.6 2.90 226 61.9 % 15,006,651 0.26 % 9,198,847,240 65
2045 25,645,470 1.12 % 276,806 -8,790 31.3 2.90 239 64.6 % 16,571,609 0.27 % 9,481,803,274 65
2050 26,920,712 0.98 % 255,048   33.0 2.90 251 67.3 % 18,121,217 0.28 % 9,735,033,990 64
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Guatemala Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Guatemala
Life Expectancy
75.05 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
17.4
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
22.0
(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)
8,827,109 49.27% 9,088,458 50.73% 17,915,568 0.97

Population Pyramid for Guatemala (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 3,051,556 51.08% 2,921,932 48.92% 5,973,488 33.34%
15-24 1,904,833 50.82% 1,843,246 49.18% 3,748,079 20.92%
25-54 3,087,083 48.02% 3,341,544 51.98% 6,428,627 35.88%
55-64 382,208 44.34% 479,855 55.66% 862,063 4.81%
65+ 401,429 44.44% 501,881 55.56% 903,310 5.04%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 5,973,488 33.34% 54.1
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 11,038,769 61.62% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 903,310 5.04% 8.2
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
6,876,798 38.38% 62.3

Main Cities by Population in Guatemala

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Guatemala City 994,938
2 Mixco 473,080
3 Villa Nueva 406,830
4 Petapa 141,455
5 San Juan Sacatepequez 136,886
6 Quetzaltenango 132,230
7 Villa Canales 122,194
8 Escuintla 103,165
9 Chinautla 97,172
10 Chimaltenango 82,370
11 Chichicastenango 79,759
12 Huehuetenango 79,426
13 Amatitlan 71,836
14 Totonicapan 69,734
15 Santa Catarina Pinula 67,994
16 Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa 62,097
17 Puerto Barrios 56,605
18 San Francisco El Alto 54,493
19 Coban 53,375
20 San Jose Pinula 47,247
21 San Pedro Ayampuc 46,803
22 Jalapa 45,834
23 Coatepeque 45,654
24 Solola 45,373
25 Mazatenango 44,132
26 Chiquimula 41,521
27 San Pedro Sacatepequez 40,021
28 Salama 40,000
29 Antigua Guatemala 39,368
30 Retalhuleu 36,656
31 Zacapa 36,088
32 Jutiapa 34,332
33 Jacaltenango 34,084
34 Santiago Atitlan 33,309
35 Momostenango 31,739
36 Palin 31,329
37 San Benito 30,764
38 Barberena 30,539
39 Ciudad Vieja 30,203
40 Ostuncalco 28,894
41 Fraijanes 28,492
42 Nahuala 27,690
43 Cantel 26,063
44 Panzos 25,569
45 San Marcos 25,088
46 Santiago Sacatepequez 24,210
47 La Gomera 24,001
48 Santa Cruz del Quiche 23,618
49 Nebaj 23,301
50 Tecpan Guatemala 21,978
51 Sumpango 20,884
52 Comalapa 20,738
53 Esquipulas 20,674
54 Flores 20,464
55 Chicacao 20,426
56 San Pablo Jocopilas 20,259
57 Comitancillo 19,669
58 San Cristobal Verapaz 19,664
59 Gualan 19,354
60 Nuevo San Carlos 19,162
61 Colomba 19,115
62 Morales 18,994
63 Patzun 18,704
64 Puerto San Jose 18,655
65 San Andres Itzapa 18,647
66 Palencia 18,574
67 Tiquisate 18,189
68 San Lucas Sacatepequez 17,959
69 Jocotenango 17,918
70 Alotenango 17,410

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Notes

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

The Population of Guatemala (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 Guatemala 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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