Guatemala Population (LIVE)

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Guatemala Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Guatemala is 18,352,146 as of Monday, June 24, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Guatemala 2023 population is estimated at 18,092,026 people at mid year.
  • Guatemala population is equivalent to 0.22% of the total world population.
  • Guatemala ranks number 70 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Guatemala is 169 per Km2 (437 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 107,160 Km2 (41,375 sq. miles)
  • 55.5 % of the population is urban (10,040,727 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Guatemala is 22.8 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 Guatemala (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationGuatemala
Global Rank
2024 18,358,430 1.47 % 266,404 -9,092 23.2 2.29 171 56.1 % 10,302,289 0.23 % 8,118,835,999 70
2023 18,092,026 1.39 % 248,118 -9,110 22.8 2.32 169 55.5 % 10,040,727 0.22 % 8,045,311,447 70
2022 17,843,908 1.34 % 235,425 -9,128 22.4 2.35 167 54.8 % 9,783,810 0.22 % 7,975,105,156 68
2020 17,362,718 1.50 % 256,380 -23,142 21.7 2.48 162 53.5 % 9,284,293 0.22 % 7,840,952,880 69
2015 16,001,107 1.93 % 291,597 -48,162 20.1 3.03 149 50.8 % 8,121,457 0.22 % 7,426,597,537 69
2010 14,543,121 2.06 % 282,061 -36,072 18.7 3.38 136 48.7 % 7,081,513 0.21 % 6,985,603,105 68
2005 13,132,814 2.27 % 279,384 -49,600 17.5 3.97 123 46.8 % 6,143,708 0.20 % 6,558,176,119 68
2000 11,735,894 2.52 % 274,561-66,153 16.7 4.58 110 45.0 % 5,281,459 0.19 % 6,148,898,975 67
1995 10,363,090 2.67 % 255,662 -39,890 16.3 5.11 97 43.8 % 4,543,736 0.18 % 5,743,219,454 69
1990 9,084,780 2.75 % 230,519 -30,399 16.0 5.48 85 42.8 % 3,890,023 0.17 % 5,316,175,862 74
1985 7,932,185 2.57 % 188,884 -28,843 15.8 5.73 74 41.9 % 3,324,620 0.16 % 4,861,730,613 76
1980 6,987,767 2.42 % 157,207 -44,463 15.9 6.17 65 40.4 % 2,820,471 0.16 % 4,444,007,706 77
1975 6,201,734 2.61 % 149,705 -42,349 15.8 6.41 58 38.5 % 2,388,548 0.15 % 4,069,437,231 78
1970 5,453,208 2.82 % 141,749 -14,756 15.8 6.60 51 36.6 % 1,998,290 0.15 % 3,695,390,336 79
1965 4,744,461 2.97 % 129,222 -1,131 15.7 6.82 44 34.9 % 1,655,162 0.14 % 3,337,111,983 84
1960 4,098,352 2.86 % 107,623 -182 15.7 6.96 38 32.0 % 1,310,429 0.14 % 3,019,233,434 84
1955 3,560,239 2.81 % 92,074 -1,824 16.4 6.97 33 28.5 % 1,014,803 0.13 % 2,746,072,141 84
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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Guatemala 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 PopulationGuatemala
Global Rank
2025 18,636,532 1.43 % 254,763 -9,075 23.6 2.26 174 56.7 % 10,568,383 0.23 % 8,191,988,453 70
2030 20,003,638 1.43 % 273,421 -8,992 25.6 2.13 187 59.8 % 11,963,276 0.23 % 8,546,141,327 68
2035 21,319,951 1.28 % 263,263 -8,910 27.5 2.04 199 63.1 % 13,452,310 0.24 % 8,879,397,401 68
2040 22,550,243 1.13 % 246,058 -8,829 29.4 1.97 210 66.5 % 15,006,651 0.25 % 9,188,250,492 68
2045 23,646,222 0.95 % 219,196 -8,741 31.3 1.91 221 70.1 % 16,571,609 0.25 % 9,467,543,575 67
2050 24,600,727 0.79 % 190,901   33.3 1.87 230 73.7 % 18,121,217 0.25 % 9,709,491,761 68
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).

Guatemala Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Guatemala
Life Expectancy
70.15 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
20.6
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
24.9
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Guatemala

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Guatemala City 994,938
2 Mixco 473,080
3 Villa Nueva 406,830
4 Petapa 141,455
5 San Juan Sacatepequez 136,886
6 Quetzaltenango 132,230
7 Villa Canales 122,194
8 Escuintla 103,165
9 Chinautla 97,172
10 Chimaltenango 82,370
11 Chichicastenango 79,759
12 Huehuetenango 79,426
13 Amatitlan 71,836
14 Totonicapan 69,734
15 Santa Catarina Pinula 67,994
16 Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa 62,097
17 Puerto Barrios 56,605
18 San Francisco El Alto 54,493
19 Coban 53,375
20 San Jose Pinula 47,247
21 San Pedro Ayampuc 46,803
22 Jalapa 45,834
23 Coatepeque 45,654
24 Solola 45,373
25 Mazatenango 44,132
26 Chiquimula 41,521
27 San Pedro Sacatepequez 40,021
28 Salama 40,000
29 Antigua Guatemala 39,368
30 Retalhuleu 36,656
31 Zacapa 36,088
32 Jutiapa 34,332
33 Jacaltenango 34,084
34 Santiago Atitlan 33,309
35 Momostenango 31,739
36 Palin 31,329
37 San Benito 30,764
38 Barberena 30,539
39 Ciudad Vieja 30,203
40 Ostuncalco 28,894
41 Fraijanes 28,492
42 Nahuala 27,690
43 Cantel 26,063
44 Panzos 25,569
45 San Marcos 25,088
46 Santiago Sacatepequez 24,210
47 La Gomera 24,001
48 Santa Cruz del Quiche 23,618
49 Nebaj 23,301
50 Tecpan Guatemala 21,978
51 Sumpango 20,884
52 Comalapa 20,738
53 Esquipulas 20,674
54 Flores 20,464
55 Chicacao 20,426
56 San Pablo Jocopilas 20,259
57 Comitancillo 19,669
58 San Cristobal Verapaz 19,664
59 Gualan 19,354
60 Nuevo San Carlos 19,162
61 Colomba 19,115
62 Morales 18,994
63 Patzun 18,704
64 Puerto San Jose 18,655
65 San Andres Itzapa 18,647
66 Palencia 18,574
67 Tiquisate 18,189
68 San Lucas Sacatepequez 17,959
69 Jocotenango 17,918
70 Alotenango 17,410

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Notes

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

The Population of Guatemala (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 Guatemala 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.