Guatemala population: 17,792,693

Guatemala is a country that is located in the south of Mexico. This Central American country is rich in natural resources as it is filled with rainforests, volcanoes, and the Mayan site. The recorded population for this year is 17.92 million, and it is also the 66th largely populated country in the world.

Guatemala largest cities by population

Most of the Guatemalan population is located in the urban region. The largest city is known as Guatemala City; its population is 994,938. Guatemala City is famous for its national museum and archaeology. Mixco is the second-largest city. Its population is 473,080. The other populated cities are villa Nueva, Petapa, and San Juan.

CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
Guatemala City 994,938 Mazatenango 44,132 Nebaj 23,301
Mixco 473,080 Chiquimula 41,521 Tecpan Guatemala 21,978
Villa Nueva 406,830 San Pedro Sacatepequez 40,021 Sumpango 20,884
Petapa 141,455 Salama 40,000 Comalapa 20,738
San Juan Sacatepequez 136,886 Antigua Guatemala 39,368 Esquipulas 20,674
Quetzaltenango 132,230 Retalhuleu 36,656 Flores 20,464
Villa Canales 122,194 Zacapa 36,088 Chicacao 20,426
Escuintla 103,165 Jutiapa 34,332 San Pablo Jocopilas 20,259
Chinautla 97,172 Jacaltenango 34,084 Comitancillo 19,669
Chimaltenango 82,370 Santiago Atitlan 33,309 San Cristobal Verapaz 19,664
Chichicastenango 79,759 Momostenango 31,739 Gualan 19,354
Huehuetenango 79,426 Palin 31,329 Nuevo San Carlos 19,162
Amatitlan 71,836 San Benito 30,764 Colomba 19,115
Totonicapan 69,734 Barberena 30,539 Morales 18,994
Santa Catarina Pinula 67,994 Ciudad Vieja 30,203 Patzun 18,704
Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa 62,097 Ostuncalco 28,894 Puerto San Jose 18,655
Puerto Barrios 56,605 Fraijanes 28,492 San Andres Itzapa 18,647
San Francisco El Alto 54,493 Nahuala 27,690 Palencia 18,574
Coban 53,375 Cantel 26,063 Tiquisate 18,189
San Jose Pinula 47,247 Panzos 25,569 San Lucas Sacatepequez 17,959
San Pedro Ayampuc 46,803 San Marcos 25,088 Jocotenango 17,918
Jalapa 45,834 Santiago Sacatepequez 24,210 Alotenango 17,410
Coatepeque 45,654 La Gomera 24,001
Solola 45,373 Santa Cruz del Quiche 23,618

Guatemala population history 

The population of Guatemala is rising every year. In the past decade, the highest population was recorded in 2005, which is a 2.37% growth. The median age in the year 2000 is very low, which is 17.7, but the median age in 2020 is 22.9, which is an increasing rate. The fertility rate in the year 2000 is very high, that is 4.83, but in recent years it is declining. The global rank of Guatemala remains the same for the past three years, which is 66.

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 17,915,568 1.90% 334,096 -9,215 22.9 2.9 167 51.80% 9,284,293 0.23% 7,794,798,739 66
2019 17,581,472 1.93% 333,623 -9,215 21.6 3.13 164 51.40% 9,041,859 0.23% 7,713,468,100 66
2018 17,247,849 1.97% 332,879 -9,215 21.6 3.13 161 51.00% 8,804,376 0.23% 7,631,091,040 66
2017 16,914,970 2.00% 331,894 -9,215 21.6 3.13 158 50.70% 8,571,832 0.22% 7,547,858,925 67
2016 16,583,076 2.03% 330,647 -9,215 21.6 3.13 155 50.30% 8,344,199 0.22% 7,464,022,049 67
2015 16,252,429 2.13% 324,402 -10,026 21.3 3.19 152 50.00% 8,121,457 0.22% 7,379,797,139 67
2010 14,630,417 2.24% 306,878 -22,846 19.7 3.62 137 48.40% 7,081,513 0.21% 6,956,823,603 67
2005 13,096,028 2.37% 289,057 -56,210 18.5 4.33 122 46.90% 6,143,708 0.20% 6,541,907,027 67
2000 11,650,743 2.28% 248,451 -80,465 17.7 4.83 109 45.30% 5,281,459 0.19% 6,143,493,823 66
1995 10,408,489 2.36% 228,935 -73,494 17.2 5.31 97 43.70% 4,543,736 0.18% 5,744,212,979 68
1990 9,263,813 2.37% 204,751 -59,982 16.9 5.58 86 42.00% 3,890,023 0.17% 5,327,231,061 74
1985 8,240,060 2.50% 191,320 -56,615 16.6 6.16 77 40.30% 3,324,620 0.17% 4,870,921,740 75
1980 7,283,459 2.51% 169,946 -51,704 16.8 6.46 68 38.70% 2,820,471 0.16% 4,458,003,514 76
1975 6,433,728 2.73% 162,387 -27,506 17 6.58 60 37.10% 2,388,548 0.16% 4,079,480,606 76
1970 5,621,792 2.91% 150,415 -8,254 16.9 6.7 52 35.50% 1,998,290 0.15% 3,700,437,046 78
1965 4,869,716 2.95% 131,794 -2,062 16.8 6.8 45 34.00% 1,655,162 0.15% 3,339,583,597 83
1960 4,210,747 3.04% 117,089 -849 17.2 6.99 39 31.10% 1,310,429 0.14% 3,034,949,748 79
1955 3,625,300 3.08% 102,069 -573 17.8 7.12 34 28.00% 1,014,803 0.13% 2,773,019,936 83

Guatemala population forecast 

The population rate of Guatemala is slowing down in the future years. This decrease is a positive change as the population can be manageable. The 2050 projections show that the population decreases by 0.98%. The population of Guatemala in 2030 is 21,212,561, in 2040 it is 24,261,441 and in 2050 it is 26,920,712. The fertility rate in the country remains the same from 2020 to 2050, that is 2.90. The median age is increasing in 2050 by 10 years approximately.

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 17,915,568 1.97% 332,628 -9,215 22.9 2.9 167 51.80% 9,284,293 0.23% 7,794,798,739 66
2025 19,581,999 1.79% 333,286 -9,120 24.5 2.9 183 54.00% 10,568,383 0.24% 8,184,437,460 65
2030 21,212,561 1.61% 326,112 -9,034 26.3 2.9 198 56.40% 11,963,276 0.25% 8,548,487,400 66
2035 22,781,986 1.44% 313,885 -8,952 28 2.9 213 59.00% 13,452,310 0.26% 8,887,524,213 66
2040 24,261,441 1.27% 295,891 -8,870 29.6 2.9 226 61.90% 15,006,651 0.26% 9,198,847,240 65
2045 25,645,470 1.12% 276,806 -8,790 31.3 2.9 239 64.60% 16,571,609 0.27% 9,481,803,274 65
2050 26,920,712 0.98% 255,048 33 2.9 251 67.30% 18,121,217 0.28% 9,735,033,990 64

Guatemala demographics 

The population pyramid shows the male and female population that is 49.27 and 50.73. The difference is 0.97, and this shows the female population is high. The life expectancy rate is 75.05 years. The infant mortality rate and deaths under age 5 are 17.2 and 22.0 that is a negatively high rate.

Guatemala religion and politics 

Throughout history, the Roman Catholic division is followed by the majority of the people. 87% of the people follow the catholic division. There is no other religion that is prominent in Guatemala. The non-believers are 13%.

Guatemala economy 

The economy of Guatemala is a well-growing economy. Since the year 2003, there has been a 3% in the economy every year. The income is generated from industries such as technology, automobiles, energy, and tourism.

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%