Nicaragua population 6,348,469 (live)

The population of Nicaragua is expected to grow by 67,000 in 2018 and reach 6,351,000 in 2019. Migration (including immigration and emigration) decreases population by 21,268 people yearly. On average there are 117,626 births and 30,334 deaths in Nicaragua per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 1.39 percent per year. The population density of Nicaragua has changed from 27.0 in 1980 to 51.1 in 2016.

Current population 6,348,469 people at present (Monday 17th of December 2018)
Median Age 29.2 years
Life expectancy 75.8 years
Population density 52.2 per km2
Population of Nicaragua from 1960 to 2018 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2018 6,285,000 67,000 (1.1%) -21,268 29.2 2.15 52 3,757,000 (59.8%)
2017 6,218,000 68,072 (1.1%) -21,268 28.9 2.17 52 3,696,000 (59.4%)
2016 6,149,928 67,893 (1.1%) -21,268 28.5 2.20 51 3,635,038 (59.1%)
2015 6,082,035 68,038 (1.1%) -21,268 28.2 2.23 51 3,574,959 (58.8%)
2010 5,737,723 71,142 (1.2%) -27,000 26.6 2.43 48 3,285,133 (57.3%)
2005 5,379,328 69,625 (1.3%) -31,000 25.1 2.68 45 3,008,820 (55.9%)
2000 5,026,796 77,136 (1.5%) -34,800 23.7 3.08 42 2,751,517 (54.7%)
1995 4,612,228 91,503 (2.0%) -29,000 22.6 3.78 38 2,469,110 (53.5%)
1990 4,144,565 89,300 (2.2%) -24,000 21.7 4.60 34 2,169,141 (52.3%)
1985 3,709,091 89,838 (2.4%) -30,000 21.3 5.45 31 1,896,755 (51.1%)
1980 3,249,910 92,555 (2.9%) -22,000 21.2 6.13 27 1,622,940 (49.9%)
1975 2,796,746 84,898 (3.0%) -11,600 21.1 6.60 23 1,363,050 (48.7%)
1970 2,398,096 71,957 (3.0%) -7,600 21.1 6.89 20 1,127,825 (47.0%)
1965 2,062,630 60,511 (2.9%) -3,799 21.0 7.01 17 880,887 (42.7%)
1960 1,774,699 55,701 (3.0%) -2,801 21.1 7.34 15 702,444 (39.6%)

In 2017 the population of Nicaragua was 6,218,000 and the average age increased from 21.1 in 1960 to 28.9. Urban population has increased from 2,751,517 (54.7%) in 2000 to 3,757,000 (59.8%) in the current year. The population density of Nicaragua has changed from 27.0 in 1980 to 51.1 in 2016.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 6,417,000 66,000 (1.0%) -16,031 29.9 2.09 53 3,881,000 (60.5%)
2025 6,732,000 63,000 (0.9%) -8,000 31.6 1.98 56 4,197,000 (62.3%)
2030 7,046,000 60,000 (0.9%) -8,000 33.4 1.89 59 4,532,000 (64.3%)
2035 7,318,000 51,000 (0.7%) -8,000 35.2 1.82 61 4,852,000 (66.3%)
2040 7,549,000 43,000 (0.6%) -8,000 37.0 1.77 63 5,149,000 (68.2%)
2045 7,735,000 34,000 (0.4%) -8,000 38.7 1.74 64 5,421,000 (70.1%)
2050 7,876,000 25,000 (0.3%) -8,000 40.3 1.73 65 5,661,000 (71.9%)

Total Nicaragua population should reach 6,417,000 by 2020 and should increase to 7,876,000 people by year 2050. The life expectancy at birth should reach 82.5 (80.5 years for male and 84.6 years for females). Population density will go up to 65.4 people per square kilometer.

Nicaragua demographics 2017

The population growth rate is 1.08% (68,072 residents, including 29,463 deaths). The demographics of Nicaragua constitutes of 3,186,000 women and 3,099,000 men, which means there are 973 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 38.0% of population (2,387,043) is 19 or younger, 56.3% of population (3,540,969) is between age 20 and 64 and 5.7% of population (357,617) is over 65.

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