Colombia population: 50,680,117

The 2020 population for Columbia is 58.88 million that makes it the 27th crowded country in the world. The country is officially known as the Republic of Colombia. It is located in the north western region of South America. Columbia has a vast area covered along with the Caribbean coast and Andean highland. This culturally rich country is ethnically and linguistically assorted. Most of the urban population resides in the highlands and the coast area.

Colombia largest cities by population

Bogota, the capital city of Colombia, is the largest city that consists of 7.9 million people. The metropolitan area of Colombia is very populous, which is 12 million. Other largest cities in Columbia are Medellin 1.9 million Barranquilla 1.3 million and Cali 2.4 million.

CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
Bogota 7,674,366 Palmira 247,986 Piedecuesta 86,387
Cali 2,392,877 Buenaventura 240,387 Montelibano 85,000
Medellin 1,999,979 Barrancabermeja 191,403 Ocana 83,511
Barranquilla 1,380,425 Dosquebradas 179,583 La Dorada 81,950
Cartagena 952,024 Tulua 165,501 Ipiales 77,729
Cucuta 721,398 Envigado 163,007 Quibdo 75,104
Bucaramanga 571,820 Cartago 134,827 Aguachica 73,360
Pereira 440,118 Maicao 130,348 Yumbo 71,436
Santa Marta 431,781 Florencia 130,337 Arauca 69,264
Ibague 421,685 Girardot City 130,289 Sabanalarga 68,535
Bello 392,939 Sogamoso 126,551 Chinchina 68,512
Pasto 382,236 Guadalajara de Buga 118,004 Caldas 65,565
Manizales 357,814 Tunja 117,479 Villa del Rosario 64,951
Neiva 352,855 Giron 108,466 Chia 64,569
Soledad 342,556 Malambo 101,534 Rionegro 62,291
Villavicencio 321,717 Magangue 100,313 Calarca 62,170
Armenia 315,328 Facatativa 94,611 Yopal 61,029
Soacha 313,945 Riohacha 92,431 Sahagun 59,188
Valledupar 308,237 Duitama 92,040 Fundacion 59,175
Itaguei 281,853 Zipaquira 91,235 Los Patios 58,661
Monteria 272,420 Fusagasuga 88,820 San Andres 58,257
Sincelejo 261,187 Cienaga 88,311 Caucasia 58,034
Popayan 258,653 Tumaco 86,713
Floridablanca 252,267 Apartado 86,438

Colombia population history 

The growth rate of the total population of Colombia remains consistent for many years. Over the past decade, the highest population was recorded in the year 2018 with 1.54%, which is 49,661,048The global rank of Colombia remains stable from 2000 to 2o20 that is 29th rank. The fertility rate in Columbia is high compared to other cities. Fertility is the same from 2016 to 2019, which is 1.92, and in 2020 it has slightly decreased to 1.84.

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 50,882,891 1.08% 543,448 204,796 31.3 1.82 46 80.40% 40,891,996 0.65% 7,794,798,739 29
2019 50,339,443 1.37% 678,395 204,796 29.8 1.9 45 80.30% 40,430,278 0.65% 7,713,468,100 29
2018 49,661,048 1.54% 751,209 204,796 29.8 1.9 45 80.50% 39,956,413 0.65% 7,631,091,040 29
2017 48,909,839 1.53% 734,787 204,796 29.8 1.9 44 80.70% 39,471,097 0.65% 7,547,858,925 29
2016 48,175,052 1.38% 654,385 204,796 29.8 1.9 43 80.90% 38,975,181 0.65% 7,464,022,049 29
2015 47,520,667 1.00% 459,593 -38,676 29.5 1.92 43 81.00% 38,469,351 0.64% 7,379,797,139 29
2010 45,222,700 1.18% 514,995 -39,000 27.5 2.1 41 79.20% 35,799,432 0.65% 6,956,823,603 29
2005 42,647,723 1.48% 603,551 -46,200 25.7 2.44 38 77.20% 32,907,507 0.65% 6,541,907,027 29
2000 39,629,968 1.70% 641,706 -51,800 24.1 2.7 36 75.40% 29,881,676 0.65% 6,143,493,823 29
1995 36,421,438 1.93% 663,773 -57,590 22.9 3.01 33 73.80% 26,874,824 0.63% 5,744,212,979 30
1990 33,102,575 2.02% 630,275 -64,800 21.9 3.17 30 71.90% 23,812,185 0.62% 5,327,231,061 30
1985 29,951,201 2.17% 610,139 -74,194 20.5 3.58 27 69.40% 20,788,244 0.61% 4,870,921,740 30
1980 26,900,506 2.25% 567,000 -83,870 19.1 4.16 24 65.70% 17,679,604 0.60% 4,458,003,514 30
1975 24,065,507 2.30% 517,088 -76,084 17.8 4.72 22 62.00% 14,930,011 0.59% 4,079,480,606 30
1970 21,480,065 2.78% 550,964 -67,727 16.7 5.86 19 58.20% 12,494,401 0.58% 3,700,437,046 30
1965 18,725,245 3.12% 533,504 -61,313 16.2 6.64 17 54.00% 10,111,908 0.56% 3,339,583,597 32
1960 16,057,724 3.11% 456,545 -46,559 16.7 6.68 14 47.50% 7,625,171 0.53% 3,034,949,748 32
1955 13,775,000 2.83% 358,685 -41,681 17.4 6.51 12 40.50% 5,579,539 0.50% 2,773,019,936 32

Colombia population forecast 

There will be a slight decline in population. By 2050 the population might halt and will start to decrease. The anticipated total population in 2050 is 55,957,824. Due to the uniform fertility rate, the population might face a slight decrease. However, the urban population rate is increasing positively in the future. The urban population for the year 2050 is predicted as 48,628,586 that is 86% rise. Colombia goes back to the global population list. In 2050 it has been ranked the 35th position.

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 50,882,891 1.38% 672,445 204,796 31.3 1.82 46 80.40% 40,891,996 0.65% 7,794,798,739 29
2025 52,007,051 0.44% 224,832 -178,671 33.6 1.82 47 82.70% 43,010,759 0.64% 8,184,437,460 28
2030 53,416,763 0.54% 281,942 -39,600 35.8 1.82 48 83.90% 44,804,187 0.62% 8,548,487,400 30
2035 54,549,151 0.42% 226,478 -21,716 38 1.82 49 84.80% 46,258,436 0.61% 8,887,524,213 30
2040 55,336,026 0.29% 157,375 -19,544 40.1 1.82 50 85.60% 47,377,278 0.60% 9,198,847,240 33
2045 55,797,222 0.17% 92,239 -17,608 42.1 1.82 50 86.30% 48,164,021 0.59% 9,481,803,274 35
2050 55,957,824 0.06% 32,120 43.9 1.82 50 86.90% 48,628,586 0.57% 9,735,033,990 35

Colombia demographics 

The infant mortality rate is very high in Colombia, which is 11.8. Due to more infant deaths, the population may face a major crisis in the far future. The life expectancy rate is 77.87 years. The male and female ratio is 49.10% and 5.90% that is 24,984,564 25,898,320. The male crowd is 0.96% lesser than the female crowd. 24-54 age groups population is high, that is 42.44%. The next highest is people of the 0-14 age group, which is 22.18%.

Colombia religion and politics 

This religiously fair country state 70% of the population follow Roman Catholic, 25% other Christian groups. Some of the religious groups had a direct connection with the government.

Colombia economy 

Exports are the main economic factor. The petroleum is the main export of the country. The manufacturing sector contributes 12% to the economy.

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%