Nicaragua population 6,591,638 (live)

The population of Nicaragua is expected to grow by 63,000 in 2022 and reach 6,607,000 in 2023. Migration (including immigration and emigration) decreases population by 16,031 people yearly. The population density of Nicaragua has changed from 27.0 in 1980 to 53.3 in 2020.

Current population 6,591,638 people at present (Monday 3rd of October 2022)
Median Age 30.6 years
Population density 54.4 per km2
Population of Nicaragua from 1960 to 2022 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2022 6,544,000 63,000 (1.0%) -16,031 30.6 54 4,006,000 (61.2%)
2021 6,481,000 64,000 (1.0%) -16,031 30.2 54 3,943,000 (60.8%)
2020 6,417,000 66,000 (1.0%) -16,031 29.9 2.09 53 3,881,000 (60.5%)
2019 0 0 (0.0%) -21,268 29.5 2.12 53 3,819,000 (60.1%)
2018 0 0 (0.0%) -21,268 29.2 2.15 52 3,757,000 (59.8%)
2017 0 0 (0.0%) -21,268 28.9 2.17 52 3,696,000 (59.4%)
2016 0 0 (0.0%) -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 2021 the population of Nicaragua was 6,481,000 and the average age increased from 21.1 in 1960 to 30.2. Urban population has increased from 2,751,517 (54.7%) in 2000 to 4,006,000 (61.2%) in the current year. The population density of Nicaragua has changed from 27.0 in 1980 to 53.3 in 2020.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 0 0 (0.0%) -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%)

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 2021

The population growth rate is 0.97% (64,000 residents, including 31,199 deaths). The demographics of Nicaragua constitutes of 3,317,000 women and 3,227,000 men, which means there are 973 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 35.7% of population (2,335,554) is 19 or younger, 57.6% of population (3,769,344) is between age 20 and 64 and 6.7% of population (439,757) is over 65.

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