Peru Population (LIVE)

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Peru Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Peru is 32,647,275 as of Friday, October 18, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Peru 2019 population is estimated at 32,510,453 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Peru population is equivalent to 0.42% of the total world population.
  • Peru ranks number 43 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Peru is 25 per Km2 (66 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 1,280,000 Km2 (494,211 sq. miles)
  • 79.1 % of the population is urban (25,721,093 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Peru is 28.2 years.

Population of Peru (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationPeru
Global Rank
2019 32,510,453 1.63 % 521,193 99,069 28.2 2.37 25 79.1 % 25,721,093 0.42 % 7,713,468,100 43
2018 31,989,260 1.73 % 544,962 99,069 28.2 2.37 25 79.3 % 25,360,100 0.42 % 7,631,091,040 43
2017 31,444,298 1.68 % 518,266 99,069 28.2 2.37 25 79.5 % 24,999,015 0.42 % 7,547,858,925 43
2016 30,926,032 1.49 % 455,298 99,069 28.2 2.37 24 79.7 % 24,637,142 0.41 % 7,464,022,049 43
2015 30,470,734 0.98 % 288,612 -124,962 27.5 2.40 24 79.7 % 24,271,929 0.41 % 7,379,797,139 43
2010 29,027,674 0.82 % 232,306 -240,552 25.5 2.68 23 77.3 % 22,450,249 0.42 % 6,956,823,603 41
2005 27,866,145 1.04 % 281,240 -181,956 24.1 2.72 22 74.3 % 20,717,275 0.43 % 6,541,907,027 38
2000 26,459,944 1.72 % 432,157-51,160 22.7 3.05 21 71.5 % 18,928,687 0.43 % 6,143,493,823 38
1995 24,299,160 1.94 % 445,545 -70,920 21.2 3.62 19 70.2 % 17,055,649 0.42 % 5,744,212,979 37
1990 22,071,433 2.22 % 459,712 -56,120 20.1 4.20 17 68.1 % 15,038,734 0.41 % 5,327,231,061 38
1985 19,772,872 2.42 % 445,052 -35,100 19.2 4.73 15 66.1 % 13,068,523 0.41 % 4,870,921,740 38
1980 17,547,610 2.61 % 424,573 -18,820 18.5 5.37 14 63.9 % 11,209,453 0.39 % 4,458,003,514 38
1975 15,424,744 2.76 % 392,990 -16,520 17.9 6.03 12 60.7 % 9,360,547 0.38 % 4,079,480,606 39
1970 13,459,794 2.82 % 349,680 -9,780 17.6 6.55 11 56.9 % 7,658,573 0.36 % 3,700,437,046 39
1965 11,711,392 2.89 % 311,275 -5,860 17.7 6.88 9 51.4 % 6,020,628 0.35 % 3,339,583,597 44
1960 10,155,015 2.77 % 259,325 -3,900 18.2 6.95 8 46.4 % 4,709,872 0.33 % 3,034,949,748 40
1955 8,858,389 2.64 % 216,189 -3,100 18.7 6.95 7 43.5 % 3,856,003 0.32 % 2,773,019,936 44
: 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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Peru 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 PopulationPeru
Global Rank
2020 32,971,854 1.59 % 500,224 99,069 31.0 2.27 26 79.1 % 26,082,479 0.42 % 7,794,798,739 43
2025 34,517,495 0.92 % 309,128 -63,800 32.6 2.27 27 80.8 % 27,880,400 0.42 % 8,184,437,460 45
2030 36,030,592 0.86 % 302,619 -25,400 34.2 2.27 28 82.3 % 29,642,906 0.42 % 8,548,487,400 48
2035 37,387,960 0.74 % 271,474 -12,200 35.6 2.27 29 83.8 % 31,327,208 0.42 % 8,887,524,213 49
2040 38,552,106 0.62 % 232,829 -9,860 36.8 2.27 30 85.4 % 32,918,395 0.42 % 9,198,847,240 50
2045 39,551,259 0.51 % 199,831 -5,920 38.0 2.27 31 86.9 % 34,384,997 0.42 % 9,481,803,274 50
2050 40,373,987 0.41 % 164,546   39.4 2.27 32 88.3 % 35,667,261 0.41 % 9,735,033,990 52
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Peru Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Peru
Life Expectancy
77.44 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
10.7
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
13.7
(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)
16,378,606 49.67% 16,593,240 50.33% 32,971,854 0.99

Population Pyramid for Peru (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 4,084,879 50.17% 4,056,576 49.83% 8,141,455 24.69%
15-24 2,390,710 47.37% 2,655,932 52.63% 5,046,642 15.31%
25-54 7,171,921 50.73% 6,965,727 49.27% 14,137,648 42.88%
55-64 1,375,020 49.65% 1,394,201 50.35% 2,769,221 8.40%
65+ 1,356,076 47.14% 1,520,804 52.86% 2,876,880 8.73%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 8,141,455 24.69% 37.1
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 21,953,511 66.58% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 2,876,880 8.73% 13.1
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
11,018,335 33.42% 50.2

Main Cities by Population in Peru

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Lima 7,737,002
2 Arequipa 841,130
3 Callao 813,264
4 Trujillo 747,450
5 Chiclayo 577,375
6 Iquitos 437,620
7 Huancayo 376,657
8 Piura 325,466
9 Chimbote 316,966
10 Cusco 312,140
11 Pucallpa 310,750
12 Tacna 280,098
13 Santiago de Surco 251,648
14 Ica 246,844
15 Juliaca 245,675
16 Sullana 160,789
17 Chincha Alta 153,076
18 Huanuco 147,959
19 Ayacucho 140,033
20 Cajamarca 135,000
21 Puno 116,552
22 Tumbes 109,223
23 Talara 99,074
24 Chosica 88,606
25 Huaraz 86,934
26 Cerro de Pasco 78,910
27 Chulucanas 68,835
28 San Isidro 68,309
29 Huaral 62,174
30 Pisco 61,869
31 Catacaos 57,304
32 Paita 56,151
33 Abancay 55,111
34 Huacho 54,545
35 Moquegua 54,517
36 Ilo 53,476
37 Tingo Maria 53,177
38 Jaen 52,493
39 Tarma 51,350
40 Barranca 46,290
41 Moyobamba 44,276
42 Lambayeque 43,710
43 Picsi 43,610
44 Chepen 41,992
45 Yurimaguas 41,827
46 Huancavelica 41,576
47 Sana 39,200
48 Tambopata 38,966
49 Juanjui 37,715
50 Puerto Maldonado 37,543
51 La Union 34,834
52 Ferrenafe 34,357
53 Sicuani 33,575
54 La Oroya 33,345
55 Chocope 32,370
56 Nuevo Imperial 32,344
56 Imperial 32,344
57 Tambo Grande 30,033
58 La Rinconada 29,678
59 Pacasmayo 29,165
60 Tocache 29,029
61 Mollendo 28,953
62 Chaupimarca 28,666
63 Paramonga 27,631
64 La Peca 27,045
65 Chancay 26,958
66 Hualmay 26,658
67 Monsefu 25,707
68 Marcavelica 25,645
69 San Vicente de Canete 25,517

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Notes

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

The Population of Peru (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 Peru 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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