Uruguay Population (LIVE)

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Uruguay Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Uruguay is 3,423,328 as of Sunday, July 21, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Uruguay 2023 population is estimated at 3,423,108 people at mid year.
  • Uruguay population is equivalent to 0.04% of the total world population.
  • Uruguay ranks number 135 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)
  • 98.7 % of the population is urban (3,379,055 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Uruguay is 35.7 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 Uruguay (2024 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
2024 3,423,316 0.01 % 208 -1,500 36.0 1.48 20 99.1 % 3,391,963 0.04 % 8,118,835,999 134
2023 3,423,108 0.01 % 314 -1,500 35.7 1.48 20 98.7 % 3,379,055 0.04 % 8,045,311,447 135
2022 3,422,794 -0.10 % -3,466 -1,500 35.4 1.48 20 98.3 % 3,365,738 0.04 % 7,975,105,156 133
2020 3,429,086 0.02 % 677 -1,486 35.0 1.48 20 97.3 % 3,337,671 0.04 % 7,840,952,880 133
2015 3,402,818 0.30 % 10,033 -4,156 34.0 2.02 19 95.8 % 3,261,533 0.05 % 7,426,597,537 134
2010 3,352,651 0.21 % 6,997 -7,696 33.0 2.01 19 95.0 % 3,185,920 0.05 % 6,985,603,105 133
2005 3,317,665 0.15 % 5,088 -16,092 31.8 2.10 19 93.5 % 3,103,429 0.05 % 6,558,176,119 131
2000 3,292,224 0.52 % 16,785-11,074 30.9 2.17 19 92.8 % 3,056,474 0.05 % 6,148,898,975 128
1995 3,208,300 0.58 % 18,258 -8,333 30.3 2.40 18 91.0 % 2,919,803 0.06 % 5,743,219,454 130
1990 3,117,012 0.61 % 18,559 -7,498 29.7 2.43 18 88.8 % 2,767,059 0.06 % 5,316,175,862 128
1985 3,024,218 0.47 % 14,094 -8,838 29.3 2.48 17 86.8 % 2,626,205 0.06 % 4,861,730,613 126
1980 2,953,750 0.56 % 16,361 -14,254 29.0 2.59 17 84.3 % 2,489,893 0.07 % 4,444,007,706 123
1975 2,871,947 0.58 % 16,336 -14,348 29.0 3.02 16 82.2 % 2,360,010 0.07 % 4,069,437,231 117
1970 2,790,265 0.81 % 21,968 -12,730 28.9 2.70 16 82.9 % 2,314,373 0.08 % 3,695,390,336 113
1965 2,680,427 1.17 % 30,281 -3,544 28.4 2.84 15 81.8 % 2,191,405 0.08 % 3,337,111,983 108
1960 2,529,021 1.34 % 32,562 2,060 28.0 2.83 14 80.5 % 2,037,046 0.08 % 3,019,233,434 108
1955 2,366,209 1.16 % 26,413 3,693 27.4 2.76 14 79.3 % 1,876,873 0.09 % 2,746,072,141 108
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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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
2025 3,423,454 -0.03 % -1,126 -1,500 36.3 1.48 20 99.4 % 3,404,529 0.04 % 8,191,988,453 134
2030 3,423,372 0.00 % -16 -1,500 37.9 1.49 20 N.A. N.A. 0.04 % 8,546,141,327 134
2035 3,419,085 -0.03 % -857 -1,500 39.6 1.50 20 N.A. N.A. 0.04 % 8,879,397,401 135
2040 3,405,741 -0.08 % -2,669 -1,500 41.3 1.52 19 N.A. N.A. 0.04 % 9,188,250,492 135
2045 3,378,836 -0.16 % -5,381 -1,500 43.0 1.53 19 N.A. N.A. 0.04 % 9,467,543,575 138
2050 3,337,143 -0.25 % -8,339   44.5 1.53 19 N.A. N.A. 0.03 % 9,709,491,761 139
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).

Uruguay Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Uruguay
Life Expectancy
78.16 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
5.6
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
6.8
(per 1,000 live births)
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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 Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Uruguay (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 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.