Uruguay Population (LIVE)

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Uruguay Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Uruguay is 3,466,294 as of Sunday, November 17, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Uruguay 2019 population is estimated at 3,461,734 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Uruguay population is equivalent to 0.04% of the total world population.
  • Uruguay ranks number 134 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Uruguay is 20 per Km2 (51 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 175,020 Km2 (67,576 sq. miles)
  • 96.0 % of the population is urban (3,322,873 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Uruguay is 35.2 years.

Population of Uruguay (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationUruguay
Global Rank
2019 3,461,734 0.36 % 12,449 -3,000 35.2 2.00 20 96.0 % 3,322,873 0.04 % 7,713,468,100 134
2018 3,449,285 0.37 % 12,644 -3,000 35.2 2.00 20 95.9 % 3,307,662 0.05 % 7,631,091,040 134
2017 3,436,641 0.37 % 12,512 -3,000 35.2 2.00 20 95.8 % 3,292,209 0.05 % 7,547,858,925 133
2016 3,424,129 0.36 % 12,120 -3,000 35.2 2.00 20 95.7 % 3,276,757 0.05 % 7,464,022,049 133
2015 3,412,009 0.31 % 10,547 -6,000 35.0 2.01 19 95.6 % 3,261,533 0.05 % 7,379,797,139 134
2010 3,359,275 0.22 % 7,494 -10,000 33.9 2.03 19 94.8 % 3,185,920 0.05 % 6,956,823,603 133
2005 3,321,803 0.01 % 413 -20,800 32.7 2.18 19 93.4 % 3,103,429 0.05 % 6,541,907,027 132
2000 3,319,736 0.59 % 19,091-5,200 31.6 2.30 19 92.1 % 3,056,474 0.05 % 6,143,493,823 128
1995 3,224,281 0.73 % 22,936 -4,000 31.1 2.49 18 90.6 % 2,919,803 0.06 % 5,744,212,979 127
1990 3,109,601 0.64 % 19,616 -6,000 30.7 2.53 18 89.0 % 2,767,059 0.06 % 5,327,231,061 127
1985 3,011,519 0.65 % 19,226 -6,000 30.4 2.57 17 87.2 % 2,626,205 0.06 % 4,870,921,740 124
1980 2,915,389 0.60 % 17,043 -12,000 30.2 2.89 17 85.4 % 2,489,893 0.07 % 4,458,003,514 122
1975 2,830,176 0.14 % 4,077 -27,200 30.0 3.00 16 83.4 % 2,360,010 0.07 % 4,079,480,606 119
1970 2,809,793 0.84 % 23,051 -6,800 29.7 2.80 16 82.4 % 2,314,373 0.08 % 3,700,437,046 113
1965 2,694,536 1.20 % 31,179 -1,200 29.3 2.90 15 81.3 % 2,191,405 0.08 % 3,339,583,597 108
1960 2,538,643 1.36 % 33,217 4,000 28.9 2.83 15 80.2 % 2,037,046 0.08 % 3,034,949,748 108
1955 2,372,559 1.17 % 26,810 2,000 28.4 2.73 14 79.1 % 1,876,873 0.09 % 2,773,019,936 108
: 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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Uruguay Population Forecast

-1,500
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationUruguay
Global Rank
2020 3,473,730 0.36 % 12,344 -3,000 35.8 1.98 20 96.1 % 3,337,671 0.04 % 7,794,798,739 134
2025 3,526,076 0.30 % 10,469 -2,780 36.8 1.98 20 96.6 % 3,404,529 0.04 % 8,184,437,460 134
2030 3,569,471 0.24 % 8,679 -2,470 37.9 1.98 20 97.0 % 3,461,253 0.04 % 8,548,487,400 135
2035 3,602,531 0.18 % 6,612 -2,160 39.2 1.98 21 97.3 % 3,506,041 0.04 % 8,887,524,213 135
2040 3,624,469 0.12 % 4,388 -1,940 40.5 1.98 21 97.6 % 3,538,170 0.04 % 9,198,847,240 136
2045 3,636,418 0.07 % 2,390 -1,720 41.6 1.98 21 97.8 % 3,558,235 0.04 % 9,481,803,274 135
2050 3,639,109 0.01 % 538   42.5 1.98 21 98.0 % 3,567,170 0.04 % 9,735,033,990 136
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Uruguay Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Uruguay
Life Expectancy
78.43 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
7.7
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
9.1
(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)
1,678,336 48.32% 1,795,391 51.68% 3,473,730 0.93

Population Pyramid for Uruguay (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
0-14 361,049 51.11% 345,335 48.89% 706,384 20.34%
15-24 254,569 50.95% 245,111 49.05% 499,680 14.38%
25-54 681,898 49.77% 688,104 50.23% 1,370,002 39.44%
55-64 176,035 47.12% 197,525 52.88% 373,560 10.75%
65+ 204,785 39.07% 319,316 60.93% 524,101 15.09%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 706,384 20.34% 31.5
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 2,243,242 64.58% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 524,101 15.09% 23.4
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
1,230,485 35.42% 54.9

Main Cities by Population in Uruguay

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Montevideo 1,270,737
2 Salto 99,823
3 Paysandu 73,249
4 Las Piedras 69,682
5 Rivera 64,631
6 Maldonado 55,478
7 Tacuarembo 51,854
8 Melo 51,023
9 Mercedes 42,359
10 Artigas 41,909
11 Minas 38,025
12 San Jose de Mayo 36,529
13 Durazno 33,926
14 Florida 32,234
15 Barros Blancos 31,650
16 Treinta y Tres 25,653
17 Rocha 25,515
18 San Carlos 24,938
19 Pando 24,047
20 Fray Bentos 23,279
21 Colonia del Sacramento 21,714
22 Trinidad 21,429
23 La Paz 19,913
24 Canelones 19,698
25 Delta del Tigre 17,973
26 Carmelo 16,921
27 Santa Lucia 16,438
28 Progreso 15,973
29 Young 15,924
30 Dolores 15,880
31 Paso de Carrasco 15,393

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Uruguay (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 Uruguay 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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