Colombia Population (LIVE)

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Colombia Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Colombia is 52,353,424 as of Friday, July 19, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Colombia 2023 population is estimated at 52,085,168 people at mid year.
  • Colombia population is equivalent to 0.65% of the total world population.
  • Colombia ranks number 28 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Colombia is 47 per Km2 (122 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 1,109,500 Km2 (428,380 sq. miles)
  • 81.0 % of the population is urban (42,201,325 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Colombia is 31.6 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 Colombia (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationColombia
Global Rank
2024 52,340,774 0.49 % 255,606 -150,616 32.1 1.68 47 81.4 % 42,612,369 0.64 % 8,118,835,999 28
2023 52,085,168 0.41 % 211,144 -175,051 31.6 1.69 47 81.0 % 42,201,325 0.65 % 8,045,311,447 28
2022 51,874,024 0.69 % 357,462 -167,924 31.2 1.69 47 80.5 % 41,777,604 0.65 % 7,975,105,156 28
2020 50,930,662 1.48 % 743,256 229,437 30.4 1.74 46 80.3 % 40,891,996 0.65 % 7,840,952,880 29
2015 47,119,728 1.01 % 460,724 -41,064 28.5 1.86 42 81.6 % 38,469,351 0.63 % 7,426,597,537 28
2010 44,816,108 1.20 % 519,034 -34,185 26.4 1.99 40 79.9 % 35,799,432 0.64 % 6,985,603,105 30
2005 42,220,940 1.49 % 601,161 -41,348 24.5 2.26 38 77.9 % 32,907,507 0.64 % 6,558,176,119 29
2000 39,215,135 1.74 % 649,007-31,116 23.0 2.57 35 76.2 % 29,881,676 0.64 % 6,148,898,975 29
1995 35,970,101 1.99 % 673,742 -33,016 21.8 2.86 32 74.7 % 26,874,824 0.63 % 5,743,219,454 30
1990 32,601,393 2.14 % 655,027 -17,237 20.7 3.08 29 73.0 % 23,812,185 0.61 % 5,316,175,862 31
1985 29,326,260 2.30 % 630,013 -35,855 19.4 3.34 26 70.9 % 20,788,244 0.60 % 4,861,730,613 31
1980 26,176,195 2.26 % 554,493 -49,253 18.0 3.86 24 67.5 % 17,679,604 0.59 % 4,444,007,706 31
1975 23,403,731 2.28 % 499,695 -84,511 16.7 4.40 21 63.8 % 14,930,011 0.58 % 4,069,437,231 30
1970 20,905,254 2.72 % 525,888 -66,058 15.7 5.28 19 59.8 % 12,494,401 0.57 % 3,695,390,336 31
1965 18,275,814 3.10 % 517,625 -53,597 15.2 6.33 16 55.3 % 10,111,908 0.55 % 3,337,111,983 33
1960 15,687,688 3.03 % 435,015 -49,098 15.5 6.74 14 48.6 % 7,625,171 0.52 % 3,019,233,434 32
1955 13,512,612 2.80 % 348,573 -47,988 16.2 6.63 12 41.3 % 5,579,539 0.49 % 2,746,072,141 33
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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Colombia Population Forecast

-15,839
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationColombia
Global Rank
2025 52,610,722 0.65 % 336,012 -113,082 32.6 1.68 47 81.8 % 43,010,759 0.64 % 8,191,988,453 28
2030 54,129,764 0.57 % 303,808 -26,971 35.1 1.66 49 82.8 % 44,804,187 0.63 % 8,546,141,327 30
2035 55,403,609 0.47 % 254,769 -20,615 37.4 1.66 50 83.5 % 46,258,436 0.62 % 8,879,397,401 32
2040 56,298,077 0.32 % 178,894 -18,550 39.6 1.65 51 84.2 % 47,377,278 0.61 % 9,188,250,492 32
2045 56,812,317 0.18 % 102,848 -16,492 41.5 1.64 51 84.8 % 48,164,021 0.60 % 9,467,543,575 35
2050 56,987,651 0.06 % 35,067   43.2 1.64 51 85.3 % 48,628,586 0.59 % 9,709,491,761 35
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).

Colombia Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Colombia
Life Expectancy
77.51 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
10.4
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
12.3
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Colombia

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Bogota 7,674,366
2 Cali 2,392,877
3 Medellin 1,999,979
4 Barranquilla 1,380,425
5 Cartagena 952,024
6 Cucuta 721,398
7 Bucaramanga 571,820
8 Pereira 440,118
9 Santa Marta 431,781
10 Ibague 421,685
11 Bello 392,939
12 Pasto 382,236
13 Manizales 357,814
14 Neiva 352,855
15 Soledad 342,556
16 Villavicencio 321,717
17 Armenia 315,328
18 Soacha 313,945
19 Valledupar 308,237
20 Itaguei 281,853
21 Monteria 272,420
22 Sincelejo 261,187
23 Popayan 258,653
24 Floridablanca 252,267
25 Palmira 247,986
26 Buenaventura 240,387
27 Barrancabermeja 191,403
28 Dosquebradas 179,583
29 Tulua 165,501
30 Envigado 163,007
31 Cartago 134,827
32 Maicao 130,348
33 Florencia 130,337
34 Girardot City 130,289
35 Sogamoso 126,551
36 Guadalajara de Buga 118,004
37 Tunja 117,479
38 Giron 108,466
39 Malambo 101,534
40 Magangue 100,313
41 Facatativa 94,611
42 Riohacha 92,431
43 Duitama 92,040
44 Zipaquira 91,235
45 Fusagasuga 88,820
46 Cienaga 88,311
47 Tumaco 86,713
48 Apartado 86,438
49 Piedecuesta 86,387
50 Montelibano 85,000
51 Ocana 83,511
52 La Dorada 81,950
53 Ipiales 77,729
54 Quibdo 75,104
55 Aguachica 73,360
56 Yumbo 71,436
57 Arauca 69,264
58 Sabanalarga 68,535
59 Chinchina 68,512
60 Caldas 65,565
61 Villa del Rosario 64,951
62 Chia 64,569
63 Rionegro 62,291
64 Calarca 62,170
65 Yopal 61,029
66 Sahagun 59,188
67 Fundacion 59,175
68 Los Patios 58,661
69 San Andres 58,257
70 Caucasia 58,034

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Colombia (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 Colombia 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.