Bolivia Population: 11,615,082

Bolivia lies in the region of Central South America. At Bolivia you get to see Andes Mountain, having a variation in terrain spanning. The Atacama Desert & Amazon Basin rainforest is the other wonderful places. Bolivia is near the borderline of the North and East of Brazil. Paraguay is in the South East. Towards the South it is Argentina. Sucre is the capital city.

Largest Cities in Bolivia by Population

Santa Cruz de la Sierra is the largest and the main city in Bolivia, having a population of 1,441, 406, which is a 29% increase compared to the last census on 5th September 2001. It is in Lianos Orientales, which is a flat region on the East side of Bolivia. Like India, Bolivia has a diversity of 36 languages, which have official status. The Spanish language is extensively spoken in this country. There is a geographical variation between different territories. It differs from mountains, deserts, and rainforests. The Southside of Sucre has over 300,000 residents. La Paz is surrounded with 800,000 residents. La Paz is over 3,650 meters above sea level and the commercial capital of Bolivia.

CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
Santa Cruz de la Sierra 1,364,389 Villazon 30,253
Cochabamba 900,414 Llallagua 28,069
La Paz 812,799 Camiri 27,961
Sucre 224,838 Cobija 26,585
Oruro 208,684 San Borja 24,610
Tarija 159,269 San Ignacio de Velasco 23,569
Potosi 141,251 Tupiza 22,233
Sacaba 107,628 Warnes 22,036
Montero 88,616 San Borja 19,640
Quillacollo 87,309 Ascencion de Guarayos 18,816
Trinidad 84,259 Villamontes 18,761
Yacuiba 82,803 Cotoca 18,347
Riberalta 74,014 Villa Yapacani 18,187
Tiquipaya 53,904 Santiago del Torno 15,543
Guayaramerin 36,008 Huanuni 15,492
Bermejo 35,411 Punata 15,194
Mizque 30,481

Bolivia Population History

After the Inca empire had captured Aymara Lake Titicaca after taking over the Tiwanaku Empire. The Spanish merchants arrived in the country in the 16th century. During the reign, Bolivia was termed as Upper Peru, which Royal Audiencia of Charcas governed it. In the year 1809, there were 16 years of war before Upper Peru became an independent country. The country finally became independent on 6th August 1825.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 11,673,021 1.39% 159,921 -9,504 25.6 2.75 11 69.30% 8,094,974 0.15% 7,794,798,739 80
2019 11,513,100 1.41% 159,958 -9,504 24.4 2.99 11 69.00% 7,940,041 0.15% 7,713,468,100 81
2018 11,353,142 1.43% 160,287 -9,504 24.4 2.99 10 68.60% 7,786,488 0.15% 7,631,091,040 80
2017 11,192,855 1.46% 161,041 -9,504 24.4 2.99 10 68.20% 7,634,445 0.15% 7,547,858,925 80
2016 11,031,814 1.49% 162,084 -9,504 24.4 2.99 10 67.80% 7,484,135 0.15% 7,464,022,049 80
2015 10,869,730 1.58% 164,228 -11,524 24.1 3.05 10 67.50% 7,334,993 0.15% 7,379,797,139 80
2010 10,048,590 1.71% 163,257 -13,540 22.9 3.4 9 65.60% 6,588,702 0.14% 6,956,823,603 82
2005 9,232,306 1.86% 162,808 -15,544 21.9 3.85 9 63.40% 5,855,799 0.14% 6,541,907,027 83
2000 8,418,264 2.01% 159,185 -12,866 21.1 4.25 8 61.20% 5,152,761 0.14% 6,143,493,823 86
1995 7,622,338 2.12% 151,499 -10,334 20.5 4.68 7 58.70% 4,475,674 0.13% 5,744,212,979 88
1990 6,864,842 2.13% 137,076 -12,852 20 5.07 6 55.50% 3,810,515 0.13% 5,327,231,061 90
1985 6,179,460 2.06% 119,905 -14,734 19.7 5.3 6 50.80% 3,137,990 0.13% 4,870,921,740 90
1980 5,579,935 2.21% 115,703 -8,026 19.5 5.65 5 45.50% 2,540,502 0.13% 4,458,003,514 90
1975 5,001,419 2.21% 103,483 -5,324 19.4 5.9 5 41.40% 2,069,502 0.12% 4,079,480,606 88
1970 4,484,004 2.11% 89,026 -4,630 19.3 6.1 4 40.00% 1,792,197 0.12% 3,700,437,046 91
1965 4,038,872 2.01% 76,383 -4,152 19.3 6.3 4 38.60% 1,557,303 0.12% 3,339,583,597 87
1960 3,656,955 1.88% 65,184 -2,352 19.3 6.4 3 37.10% 1,357,798 0.12% 3,034,949,748 89
1955 3,331,036 1.57% 49,841 -4,772 19.8 6.5 3 35.70% 1,187,684 0.12% 2,773,019,936 87

Bolivia Population forecast

The population growth of Bolivia is 0.5% of the total population of the globe. It comes to one representative from Bolivia among 690 people on the earth. According to the forecast, Bolivia’s estimated population is 11.60 million within the year 2020, 11.75 by 2021, and 11.90 million by the year 2022.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 11,673,021 1.44% 160,658 -9,504 25.6 2.75 11 69.30% 8,094,974 0.15% 7,794,798,739 80
2025 12,468,487 1.33% 159,093 -7,600 27.1 2.75 12 71.30% 8,887,268 0.15% 8,184,437,460 79
2030 13,240,382 1.21% 154,379 -6,140 28.5 2.75 12 73.30% 9,700,301 0.15% 8,548,487,400 80
2035 13,970,505 1.08% 146,025 -5,040 30 2.75 13 75.30% 10,520,182 0.16% 8,887,524,213 80
2040 14,653,111 0.96% 136,521 -4,040 31.5 2.75 14 77.30% 11,327,685 0.16% 9,198,847,240 80
2045 15,277,192 0.84% 124,816 -3,280 32.9 2.75 14 79.20% 12,106,893 0.16% 9,481,803,274 80
2050 15,839,563 0.73% 112,474 34.3 2.75 15 81.10% 12,843,627 0.16% 9,735,033,990 81

Bolivia Demographics

Coming to demography, Bolivia’s ethnically diverse population is segregated based on the total population. 35% of the population is less than 15 years. 60% of the population is in the age group of 15-64. Only 4% of them are above 65 years. According to the expert analysis, Bolivia’s birth rate is 23.8/1000. The projected mortality rate of infants or toddlers is 53/1000. The child death rate is 66/1000. The overall mortality rate is 7.6/1000. Compared to other South American counties, Bolivia’s life expectancy is less. To measure it in years, it is 65.5.

Bolivia Religion & Politics

It is been estimated that 95% of the Bolivians are Roman Catholics, while 5% of them are protestants. So, it is quite clear that Roman Catholicism is the most dominant religion. Coming to politics, Bolivia is now empowered & governed by the revised constitution in the year 1994. It comprises of presidential democracy. The president’s tenure is 5 years. They appoint an executive cabinet.

Bolivia Economy

Among all the largest economies in the world, Bolivia is in the 95th position & 87th largest economy as far as purchasing power parity theory is concerned. According to the World Bank, Bolivia is a lower-middle-class country. As per the 2019 index, Bolivia’s score in economic freedom is 42.3 and 173rd freest country. Its overall score has dropped down by 1.8 points. Bolivia comes in 30th place among 32 countries in America Region. The overall economic growth of Bolivia faces a lot of structural and institutional issues, owing to which the overall economic development remains hampered.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%