Ecuador population: 17,544,076

Ecuador is a country that is across the equator on the South American coast. The land area of Ecuador is very diverse so that it consists of the dense Amazon jungle, rich wildlife Andean highland, and the Galapagos Islands.

Ecuador largest cities by population

Guayaquil is the largest populated country in Ecuador that is 1,952,029. The other largely populated countries are Quito, Cuenca, and Santo Domingo. The fifth large city is Machala. Its population is 198,123 that is Machala.

CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
Guayaquil 1,952,029 Pasaje 44,860 Samborondon 24,118
Quito 1,399,814 Chone 44,751 Macas 23,687
Cuenca 276,964 Salinas 43,862 Pedro Carbo 23,372
Santo Domingo de los Colorados 200,421 Santa Elena 42,214 Guaranda 22,199
Machala 198,123 Rosa Zarate 42,121 Boca Suno 20,313
Manta 183,166 Santa Rosa 41,816 San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas 20,209
Portoviejo 170,326 Balzar 40,115 Catamayo 18,565
Eloy Alfaro 167,784 Huaquillas 39,757 Montecristi 18,351
Esmeraldas 165,216 Bahia de Caraquez 37,056 Atuntaqui 17,456
Ambato 154,369 La Troncal 36,353 Calceta 17,286
Tutamandahostel 140,000 Jipijapa 35,901 Tena 17,172
Milagro 133,508 Azogues 34,877 Gualaceo 17,122
Ibarra 132,977 Naranjito 34,206 Pinas 16,981
Riobamba 124,478 Vinces 32,497 Cariamanga 16,862
Quevedo 119,436 Otavalo 32,330 Pelileo 16,572
Loja 117,796 El Triunfo 32,282 La Mana 16,450
Tulcan 86,498 Naranjal 32,045 Pujili 16,168
Babahoyo 76,279 Playas 30,564 Montalvo 15,547
La Libertad 75,881 Yaguachi Nuevo 27,947 Sucre 15,286
Latacunga 51,717 Cayambe 26,582 Zamora 15,276
Velasco Ibarra 48,754 Machachi 25,742 San Gabriel 15,112
Puerto Francisco de Orellana 48,144 Puyo 24,881
Ventanas 46,708 Nueva Loja 24,211

Ecuador population history

In the past two decades, the population of Ecuador is decently growing every year. The population was at its peak in the year 2000, which is 12,681,123 that is a 2.05 % yearly growth. In the year 2005, the fertility rate in Ecuador is high when compared to another country, which is 2.94. From the past three years, the global rank of Ecuador is 67.

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 17,643,054 1.55% 269,392 36,400 27.9 2.44 71 63.00% 11,123,641 0.23% 7,794,798,739 67
2019 17,373,662 1.69% 289,304 36,400 26.8 2.54 70 63.00% 10,941,934 0.23% 7,713,468,100 67
2018 17,084,358 1.78% 298,997 36,400 26.8 2.54 69 63.00% 10,762,370 0.22% 7,631,091,040 67
2017 16,785,361 1.78% 294,245 36,400 26.8 2.54 68 63.10% 10,585,047 0.22% 7,547,858,925 69
2016 16,491,116 1.72% 279,096 36,400 26.8 2.54 66 63.10% 10,410,121 0.22% 7,464,022,049 68
2015 16,212,020 1.55% 240,181 -7,600 26.5 2.56 65 63.10% 10,235,174 0.22% 7,379,797,139 68
2010 15,011,117 1.66% 237,054 -9,000 25 2.69 60 62.40% 9,362,550 0.22% 6,956,823,603 66
2005 13,825,847 1.74% 228,945 -24,000 23.7 2.94 56 61.30% 8,476,093 0.21% 6,541,907,027 63
2000 12,681,123 2.05% 245,184 -14,000 22.6 3.27 51 60.00% 7,614,955 0.21% 6,143,493,823 63
1995 11,455,204 2.29% 244,854 -3,800 21.6 3.55 46 57.70% 6,608,741 0.20% 5,744,212,979 63
1990 10,230,934 2.45% 232,965 -3,400 20.5 3.97 41 55.00% 5,629,140 0.19% 5,327,231,061 67
1985 9,066,109 2.56% 215,385 -2,800 19.5 4.45 37 51.10% 4,632,910 0.19% 4,870,921,740 71
1980 7,989,186 2.70% 198,970 -1,440 18.7 5.05 32 46.90% 3,745,835 0.18% 4,458,003,514 72
1975 6,994,334 2.88% 184,992 -1,100 18 5.8 28 42.30% 2,960,081 0.17% 4,079,480,606 73
1970 6,069,376 2.97% 165,080 -1,100 17.7 6.4 24 39.30% 2,385,138 0.16% 3,700,437,046 73
1965 5,243,977 2.91% 140,062 -1,800 17.8 6.65 21 36.70% 1,923,650 0.16% 3,339,583,597 78
1960 4,543,666 2.81% 117,409 -1,600 18.4 6.75 18 33.90% 1,539,922 0.15% 3,034,949,748 77
1955 3,956,620 2.66% 97,292 -400 19.3 6.75 16 31.00% 1,227,169 0.14% 2,773,019,936 78

Ecuador population forecast

The total population of Ecuador in the mid-year is 17,643,054. In the year 2050, the projected population data is 23,316,457, with an o.63% rise. This forecast shows that the population is escalating at a moderate rate. This steady population is due to the high fertility rate. From 2020 to 2050, the fertility rate is 2.44. The median age and urban population are also increasing every year.

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 17,643,054 1.71% 286,207 36,400 27.9 2.44 71 63.00% 11,123,641 0.23% 7,794,798,739 67
2025 18,740,538 1.21% 219,497 -21,841 29.4 2.44 75 64.40% 12,062,680 0.23% 8,184,437,460 69
2030 19,818,797 1.13% 215,652 -8,736 31.1 2.44 80 65.80% 13,049,370 0.23% 8,548,487,400 69
2035 20,831,901 1.00% 202,621 -4,400 32.6 2.44 84 67.60% 14,077,487 0.23% 8,887,524,213 69
2040 21,762,357 0.88% 186,091 -2,684 34.1 2.44 88 69.50% 15,131,597 0.24% 9,198,847,240 69
2045 22,593,794 0.75% 166,287 -2,684 35.5 2.44 91 71.60% 16,183,815 0.24% 9,481,803,274 69
2050 23,316,457 0.63% 144,533 37 2.44 94 73.70% 17,174,029 0.24% 9,735,033,990 71

Ecuador demographics 

The average life expectancy rate in the country is high, that is 77.71 years. The infant mortality rate is recorded as 11.7, and deaths under age five are 14.0. Population by broad age group record shows that the highest age crowd is of 24-55 of years that is 39.8%, 0-14 years population is 27.6%. The lowest age group population is 55-56 years, which is 7.5%. The male and female population is 50.09% and 49.99%, respectively.

Ecuador religion and politics 

The Ecuadorian religion of society is very homogenous. However, the primary religion is Christianity. The religion distribution is 77% Roman Catholics, 14% protestants, 7% non-religious, 1% other religion and 1% unidentified. The country is filled with churches that are main catholic churches. The Christian affiliation with Protestants is increasing in the equador.

Ecuador economy 

The economy of Ecuador is very vast, and it is the 8th largest economy in all Latin America. The GDP of the country is also very high and has the 66the highest GDP. The economy is majorly dependent on exports. The main things exported are oil, shrimp, gold, and other agricultural products. The country is also rich in petroleum that is also exported.

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%