Nicaragua Population (LIVE)

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Nicaragua Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Nicaragua is 6,580,594 as of Wednesday, December 11, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Nicaragua 2019 population is estimated at 6,545,502 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Nicaragua population is equivalent to 0.08% of the total world population.
  • Nicaragua ranks number 110 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Nicaragua is 54 per Km2 (141 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 120,340 Km2 (46,464 sq. miles)
  • 57.0 % of the population is urban (3,731,933 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Nicaragua is 25.0 years.

Population of Nicaragua (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNicaragua
Global Rank
2019 6,545,502 1.24 % 80,001 -21,272 25.0 2.52 54 57.0 % 3,731,933 0.08 % 7,713,468,100 110
2018 6,465,501 1.26 % 80,655 -21,272 25.0 2.52 54 56.9 % 3,677,985 0.08 % 7,631,091,040 110
2017 6,384,846 1.28 % 80,872 -21,272 25.0 2.52 53 56.8 % 3,624,780 0.08 % 7,547,858,925 111
2016 6,303,974 1.30 % 80,734 -21,272 25.0 2.52 52 56.7 % 3,572,493 0.08 % 7,464,022,049 111
2015 6,223,240 1.33 % 79,835 -27,004 24.6 2.54 52 56.6 % 3,521,191 0.08 % 7,379,797,139 111
2010 5,824,065 1.38 % 77,075 -31,002 22.9 2.68 48 56.1 % 3,265,767 0.08 % 6,956,823,603 110
2005 5,438,690 1.42 % 73,878 -34,802 21.1 2.91 45 55.3 % 3,008,904 0.08 % 6,541,907,027 109
2000 5,069,302 1.73 % 83,423-29,004 19.3 3.40 42 54.7 % 2,774,059 0.08 % 6,143,493,823 110
1995 4,652,185 2.20 % 95,750 -24,008 17.9 4.20 39 54.0 % 2,510,763 0.08 % 5,744,212,979 110
1990 4,173,434 2.25 % 87,819 -30,006 16.9 5.00 35 52.7 % 2,199,710 0.08 % 5,327,231,061 116
1985 3,734,341 2.72 % 93,764 -22,004 16.4 5.85 31 51.3 % 1,917,021 0.08 % 4,870,921,740 114
1980 3,265,519 3.07 % 91,732 -11,606 16.4 6.35 27 50.1 % 1,634,444 0.07 % 4,458,003,514 115
1975 2,806,857 3.13 % 80,069 -7,596 16.2 6.75 23 48.7 % 1,367,562 0.07 % 4,079,480,606 120
1970 2,406,513 3.07 % 67,626 -3,802 15.8 6.95 20 46.9 % 1,127,826 0.07 % 3,700,437,046 121
1965 2,068,381 3.13 % 59,050 -2,804 15.4 7.20 17 42.6 % 880,894 0.06 % 3,339,583,597 125
1960 1,773,129 3.29 % 53,005 -2,204 16.4 7.45 15 39.6 % 702,450 0.06 % 3,034,949,748 123
1955 1,508,102 3.09 % 42,622 -2,162 17.4 7.20 13 37.4 % 563,437 0.05 % 2,773,019,936 125
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Nicaragua Population Forecast

-8,000
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNicaragua
Global Rank
2020 6,624,554 1.26 % 80,263 -21,272 26.5 2.42 55 57.2 % 3,786,513 0.08 % 7,794,798,739 110
2025 7,008,003 1.13 % 76,690 -16,034 28.3 2.42 58 58.1 % 4,071,293 0.09 % 8,184,437,460 108
2030 7,391,881 1.07 % 76,776 -8,000 30.0 2.42 61 59.4 % 4,387,220 0.09 % 8,548,487,400 109
2035 7,739,739 0.92 % 69,572 -8,000 31.7 2.42 64 60.8 % 4,708,736 0.09 % 8,887,524,213 110
2040 8,048,745 0.79 % 61,801 -8,000 33.5 2.42 67 62.5 % 5,031,702 0.09 % 9,198,847,240 109
2045 8,314,449 0.65 % 53,141 -8,000 35.2 2.42 69 64.3 % 5,343,215 0.09 % 9,481,803,274 109
2050 8,531,048 0.52 % 43,320   37.1 2.42 71 65.9 % 5,624,111 0.09 % 9,735,033,990 111
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Nicaragua Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Nicaragua
Life Expectancy
75.23 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
14.0
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
17.0
(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)
3,264,849 49.28% 3,359,705 50.72% 6,624,554 0.97

Population Pyramid for Nicaragua (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 1,002,861 51.32% 951,425 48.68% 1,954,286 29.50%
15-24 612,833 51.60% 574,898 48.40% 1,187,731 17.93%
25-54 1,294,410 48.41% 1,379,270 51.59% 2,673,680 40.36%
55-64 194,810 45.02% 237,939 54.98% 432,749 6.53%
65+ 159,935 42.52% 216,173 57.48% 376,108 5.68%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 1,954,286 29.50% 45.5
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 4,294,160 64.82% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 376,108 5.68% 8.8
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
2,330,394 35.18% 54.3

Main Cities by Population in Nicaragua

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Managua 973,087
2 Leon 144,538
3 Masaya 130,113
4 Chinandega 126,387
5 Matagalpa 109,089
6 Esteli 96,422
7 Granada 89,409
8 Jinotega 55,000
9 El Viejo 53,504
10 Nueva Guinea 52,929
11 Tipitapa 50,000
11 Juigalpa 50,000
11 Ciudad Sandino 50,000
12 Bluefields 44,373
13 Diriamba 35,008
14 Ocotal 33,928
15 Puerto Cabezas 33,635
16 Chichigalpa 33,137
17 Rivas 30,000
18 San Rafael del Sur 29,836
19 Jinotepe 29,507
20 Boaco 29,046
21 Nagarote 26,270
22 Jalapa 24,037
23 La Paz Centro 23,481
24 San Marcos 23,347
25 Masatepe 21,452
26 Nandaime 20,810
27 El Rama 20,456
28 Somoto 20,316
29 Corinto 19,183
30 Rio Blanco 17,018
31 Camoapa 16,653
32 El Crucero 16,469
33 Siuna 16,056
34 Somotillo 15,385

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Notes

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

The Population of Nicaragua (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 Nicaragua 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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