Panama Population: 4,289,994

Panama is a nation located in Central America on the Isthmus. It connects North and South America. The country is called a transit country because of the famous Panama Canal. This canal is an artificial 82 km waterway. The canal connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean. It has many natural attractions. This includes Whitewater rafting, birding, etc. The country is well known for its plant and animal life and also for its amazing culture. The capital of the country is Panama City. The official language is Spanish.

Largest Cities in Panama by Population

Panama City is the capital and highly populated city of the country. It is the major attraction for the tourists due to its elegant architecture. The other populated cities are San Miguelito, Tocumen, and Colon.

CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
Panama 408,168 Rio Abajo 26,607
San Miguelito 321,501 Nuevo Belen 24,056
Juan Diaz 100,636 Ancon 20,706
David 81,957 Alcalde Diaz 20,285
Arraijan 76,815 El Chorrillo 18,302
Colon 76,643 Changuinola 17,997
Las Cumbres 69,102 La Cabima 17,975
La Chorrera 61,232 La Concepcion 17,698
Pedregal 51,641 Pedregal 17,427
Tocumen 50,844 Veracruz 17,144
Santiago de Veraguas 45,355 Curundu 16,361
Parque Lefevre 36,997 Penonome 16,250
Chilibre 33,536 Sabanitas 15,577
Cativa 29,607

Panama Population History

In the year 1950, the population was very low at around 0.9 million people. The total population of the country was estimated at 4. 2 million people in the year 2018. Panama represents 0.05 percent of the total population in the world.

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 4,314,767 1.61% 68,328 11,200 29.7 2.47 58 68.00% 2,934,512 0.06% 7,794,798,739 128
2019 4,246,439 1.67% 69,570 11,200 28.7 2.57 57 67.70% 2,876,295 0.06% 7,713,468,100 128
2018 4,176,869 1.71% 70,100 11,200 28.7 2.57 56 67.50% 2,818,461 0.05% 7,631,091,040 128
2017 4,106,769 1.73% 69,691 11,200 28.7 2.57 55 67.20% 2,761,008 0.05% 7,547,858,925 129
2016 4,037,078 1.73% 68,591 11,200 28.7 2.57 54 67.00% 2,703,951 0.05% 7,464,022,049 130
2015 3,968,487 1.73% 65,160 5,621 28.4 2.6 53 66.70% 2,647,313 0.05% 7,379,797,139 131
2010 3,642,687 1.81% 62,494 4,449 27.2 2.63 49 65.10% 2,373,195 0.05% 6,956,823,603 130
2005 3,330,217 1.91% 59,978 3,224 25.9 2.68 45 63.70% 2,120,900 0.05% 6,541,907,027 131
2000 3,030,328 2.04% 58,132 1,959 24.5 2.81 41 62.20% 1,884,828 0.05% 6,143,493,823 134
1995 2,739,668 2.09% 53,744 391 23.1 2.92 37 58.10% 1,592,910 0.05% 5,744,212,979 131
1990 2,470,947 2.17% 50,349 -1,879 21.7 3.24 33 53.90% 1,331,936 0.05% 5,327,231,061 132
1985 2,219,201 2.32% 48,143 -2,541 20.3 3.63 30 52.10% 1,157,199 0.05% 4,870,921,740 133
1980 1,978,487 2.54% 46,670 -2,815 19.1 4.19 27 50.40% 998,139 0.04% 4,458,003,514 133
1975 1,745,138 2.81% 45,171 -2,458 18.3 4.88 23 49.00% 855,822 0.04% 4,079,480,606 134
1970 1,519,285 2.94% 40,922 -2,538 17.8 5.41 20 47.60% 723,791 0.04% 3,700,437,046 135
1965 1,314,677 3.02% 36,336 -2,386 17.8 5.79 18 44.40% 584,097 0.04% 3,339,583,597 137
1960 1,132,997 2.92% 30,383 -2,451 18 5.87 15 41.20% 467,323 0.04% 3,034,949,748 135
1955 981,080 2.68% 24,284 -2,813 18.4 5.76 13 38.50% 377,396 0.04% 2,773,019,936 137

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Panama Population Forecast

It is estimated that the population of the country will reach to 4.28 million by the end of 2020. In the coming years, it is expected to reach 4.40 million in 2022. The population density of Panama is 58 per km2. The rate of growth in Panama is expected to be slow, but the population will keep on growing. It is expected to reach 5,827,106 million by 2050.

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 4,314,767 1.69% 69,256 11,200 29.7 2.47 58 68.00% 2,934,512 0.06% 7,794,798,739 128
2025 4,635,501 1.44% 64,147 7,600 31 2.47 62 69.70% 3,229,574 0.06% 8,184,437,460 128
2030 4,927,612 1.23% 58,422 4,530 32.3 2.47 66 71.60% 3,527,608 0.06% 8,548,487,400 128
2035 5,197,279 1.07% 53,933 3,427 33.6 2.47 70 73.60% 3,824,043 0.06% 8,887,524,213 128
2040 5,442,242 0.93% 48,993 2,600 34.9 2.47 73 75.60% 4,114,605 0.06% 9,198,847,240 127
2045 5,660,974 0.79% 43,746 2,000 36.3 2.47 76 77.60% 4,392,362 0.06% 9,481,803,274 124
2050 5,852,947 0.67% 38,395 37.6 2.47 79 79.50% 4,652,366 0.06% 9,735,033,990 123

Panama Demographics

Panama’s population is 70% White and Amerindians. The urban population is more than 70%. The median age in the country is 29.7 years. According to WHO data, life expectancy in Panama in 2018 for males is 75.0; female life expectancy is 81.2. The total life expectancy is 78.0. Currently, life expectancy in 2020 is 78.58 years.

Panama Religion and Politics

The main religion is Christianity. Catholics are found at all levels of society. Other communities are Jewish and Muslims. Constitution provides the privilege of freedom of religion. The government in Panama is very stable.

Panama Economy

Panama has a high-income economy. The currencies are the United States dollar and Panamanian Balboa. The major industry is agriculture, and it is responsible for 17% GDP of the country. Panama is a wealthy country in Latin America. The country promotes global trade and is stable economically, politically, and as well as socially.

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%