El Salvador population: 6,474,248

In the Central America region, El Salvador is a densely populated country. The estimated population of this small country is 63.499 million approximately. The land area covered by this country is also less, so it holds the 153rd country by land area. Salvador is ranked as the 108th largest populated country. The tropical climate, the seas, and coastal plains are very famous in Salvador.

El Salvador largest cities by population

Most of the population lives in an urban area. The largest populated city is San Salvador; its population 525,990. Soyapango city population is 329,708. The other populated cities are Santa Ana, San Miguel, and mejicanos.

CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
San Salvador 525,990 Antiguo Cuscatlan 33,767
Soyapango 329,708 Chalchuapa 32,282
Santa Ana 176,661 Quezaltepeque 28,886
San Miguel 161,880 La Union 26,807
Mejicanos 160,317 Ayutuxtepeque 25,426
Santa Tecla 124,694 Acajutla 22,763
Apopa 112,158 Aguilares 21,445
Delgado 71,594 Sensuntepeque 20,386
Sonsonate 59,468 Chalatenango 19,364
San Marcos 54,615 Izalco 19,197
Usulutan 51,910 Metapan 19,143
Cojutepeque 48,411 San Rafael Oriente 19,095
Cuscatancingo 44,369 Puerto El Triunfo 19,074
San Vicente 41,504 La Libertad 16,855
Zacatecoluca 39,613 San Francisco 16,152
San Martin 39,361 Sonzacate 15,446
Ilopango 38,890 Santiago de Maria 15,032
Ahuachapan 34,102

El Salvador population history 

For the past three years, from 2018 to 2020, the population growth is constant, which is 0.51%. The total population for the quarter end is calculated as 6,486,205The population history shows that the population of the country is unstable, as every year it is changing. In 2000 the yearly growth was 0.90%, which is the highest growth in the last decade. In the year 2000, the median age is very low, which is 22.0, but in 2020 it has increased to 27.6. The global rank of Salvador is also a changing figure.

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 6,486,205 0.51% 32,652 -40,539 27.6 2.05 313 73.40% 4,758,508 0.08% 7,794,798,739 112
2019 6,453,553 0.51% 32,807 -40,539 26 2.15 311 72.70% 4,688,788 0.08% 7,713,468,100 111
2018 6,420,746 0.51% 32,620 -40,539 26 2.15 310 71.90% 4,617,807 0.08% 7,631,091,040 111
2017 6,388,126 0.50% 31,983 -40,539 26 2.15 308 71.20% 4,545,804 0.08% 7,547,858,925 110
2016 6,356,143 0.49% 31,019 -40,539 26 2.15 307 70.40% 4,473,087 0.09% 7,464,022,049 110
2015 6,325,124 0.45% 28,250 -48,083 25.7 2.17 305 69.60% 4,399,797 0.09% 7,379,797,139 110
2010 6,183,875 0.43% 26,350 -57,134 24.2 2.4 298 65.20% 4,034,898 0.09% 6,956,823,603 109
2005 6,052,123 0.55% 32,837 -62,557 23 2.72 292 61.40% 3,716,729 0.09% 6,541,907,027 102
2000 5,887,936 0.90% 51,867 -65,371 22 3.34 284 58.70% 3,456,741 0.10% 6,143,493,823 101
1995 5,628,600 1.33% 71,704 -53,030 20.9 3.78 272 53.80% 3,029,314 0.10% 5,744,212,979 99
1990 5,270,079 1.32% 66,654 -51,337 19.6 4.17 254 49.10% 2,589,320 0.10% 5,327,231,061 100
1985 4,936,807 1.46% 69,135 -46,350 18.6 4.75 238 46.60% 2,298,304 0.10% 4,870,921,740 99
1980 4,591,134 2.02% 87,288 -32,846 17.9 5.44 222 44.00% 2,020,033 0.10% 4,458,003,514 99
1975 4,154,692 2.49% 96,325 -18,195 17.4 5.95 201 41.50% 1,723,324 0.10% 4,079,480,606 98
1970 3,673,068 2.79% 94,351 -8,861 17.1 6.36 177 39.40% 1,446,857 0.10% 3,700,437,046 100
1965 3,201,313 2.96% 86,998 -4,806 17.1 6.67 155 38.90% 1,244,965 0.10% 3,339,583,597 107
1960 2,766,324 2.60% 66,689 -8,776 17.6 6.6 134 38.30% 1,059,695 0.09% 3,034,949,748 106
1955 2,432,880 2.03% 46,596 -12,430 18.1 6.36 117 37.40% 909,227 0.09% 2,773,019,936 107

El Salvador population forecast 

Due to the uneven change in the total population in the future years, the population is decreasingThe 2050 population is 6,936,786, which is a decrease of -0.053%. The median age is very high in 2050, which is 39.5. The fertility rate remains the same from 2020 to 2050, which is 2.05. The urban population is also increasing in future years.

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 6,486,205 0.50% 32,216 -40,539 27.6 2.05 313 73.40% 4,758,508 0.08% 7,794,798,739 112
2025 6,642,932 0.48% 31,345 -34,065 29.5 2.05 321 76.60% 5,085,472 0.08% 8,184,437,460 111
2030 6,778,586 0.41% 27,131 -28,314 31.7 2.05 327 79.20% 5,370,962 0.08% 8,548,487,400 111
2035 6,868,810 0.26% 18,045 -27,102 33.8 2.05 332 81.40% 5,594,549 0.08% 8,887,524,213 113
2040 6,931,498 0.18% 12,538 -23,251 35.7 2.05 335 83.20% 5,769,688 0.08% 9,198,847,240 116
2045 6,953,452 0.06% 4,391 -23,250 37.5 2.05 336 84.80% 5,894,454 0.07% 9,481,803,274 116
2050 6,936,786 -0.05% -3,333 39.3 2.05 335 86.30% 5,983,999 0.07% 9,735,033,990 116

El Salvador demographics 

The life mortality and deaths under age five are very high, which is 12.0 and 13.9. The average life span is 74.06 years. The male and female population is 46.81% and 53.19. The female population is 0.88% more than the male population.

El Salvador religion and politics

The major religious denomination in El Salvador is Christianity. The highest 47.5% population follows Roman Catholics. Other religions followed are protestant, who is 35.1%. The Protestant population is increasing in the country. The major Catholics population is declining every year. Another practicing religion in the country is agonist 14.5% and 2.9% non-believers.

El Salvador economy  

Salvador is a developing country, so the economy is also not fully developed, and it has some major issues, such as income inequality. The main income for the economy is from Salvadorians working in foreign countries, agriculture, manufacturing, and the service sector.

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%