Paraguay Population: 7,104,368

Paraguay is a landlocked country in South America, sharing its borders with Argentina, Brazil, and Bolivia. It lies on the two banks of the Paraguay River that runs through the middle of the country. The country has about 406,752 km2 total area, and the capital is Asuncion. The climate ranges from subtropical to temperate. Since the country is located in the center of South America, it is also called as ‘heart of South America’.

Largest Cities in Paraguay by Population

Asunción has the highest population, followed by Ciudad del Este, San Lorenzo, and Capiatá.

CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
Asuncion 1,482,200 Villa Hayes 57,217
Ciudad del Este 320,782 San Antonio 55,754
San Lorenzo 227,876 Caaguazu 54,808
Capiata 198,553 Presidente Franco 54,292
Lambare 126,377 Coronel Oviedo 51,286
Fernando de la Mora 120,167 Concepcion 48,123
Limpio 96,143 Villarrica 41,157
Nemby 94,641 Pilar 28,716
Pedro Juan Caballero 75,109 Caazapa 23,996
Encarnacion 74,983 Caacupe 21,696
Mariano Roque Alonso 72,008 Ita 18,459
Itaugua 64,997 San Juan Bautista 16,593
Villa Elisa 64,099

Paraguay Population History

As per the UN data, in 1990, the population of Paraguay was 4,223,415. Then the growth rate saw a 26% increase by reaching 5,323,201 in the year 2000. The value increased from 2000 to 2010 by 17.3%, reaching 6,248,020. From the historical data, we can infer that the growth of Paraguay has seen a steady increasing trend.

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 7,132,538 1.25% 87,902 -16,556 26.3 2.45 18 61.60% 4,394,032 0.09% 7,794,798,739 106
2019 7,044,636 1.27% 88,570 -16,556 25 2.57 18 61.30% 4,320,371 0.09% 7,713,468,100 106
2018 6,956,066 1.30% 89,005 -16,556 25 2.57 18 61.10% 4,247,433 0.09% 7,631,091,040 107
2017 6,867,061 1.32% 89,189 -16,556 25 2.57 17 60.80% 4,175,325 0.09% 7,547,858,925 107
2016 6,777,872 1.33% 89,126 -16,556 25 2.57 17 60.60% 4,104,159 0.09% 7,464,022,049 107
2015 6,688,746 1.37% 88,145 -17,426 24.7 2.6 17 60.30% 4,033,246 0.09% 7,379,797,139 107
2010 6,248,020 1.42% 84,785 -23,580 23.1 2.89 16 58.90% 3,680,011 0.09% 6,956,823,603 107
2005 5,824,096 1.81% 100,179 -9,430 21.7 3.24 15 57.30% 3,340,099 0.09% 6,541,907,027 103
2000 5,323,201 2.19% 109,272 -8,818 20.3 3.88 13 55.10% 2,934,051 0.09% 6,143,493,823 107
1995 4,776,843 2.49% 110,686 -6,236 19.6 4.31 12 52.00% 2,481,860 0.08% 5,744,212,979 109
1990 4,223,415 2.81% 109,441 -3,468 19.3 4.77 11 48.60% 2,051,842 0.08% 5,327,231,061 115
1985 3,676,210 2.93% 98,917 -4,262 18.9 5.12 9 44.90% 1,651,691 0.08% 4,870,921,740 116
1980 3,181,625 2.65% 78,077 -9,312 18.4 5.2 8 41.70% 1,325,938 0.07% 4,458,003,514 118
1975 2,791,241 2.44% 63,296 -11,822 17.6 5.35 7 39.00% 1,087,938 0.07% 4,079,480,606 121
1970 2,474,763 2.64% 60,491 -13,234 16.7 6.15 6 37.10% 917,029 0.07% 3,700,437,046 120
1965 2,172,306 2.67% 53,665 -14,186 16.1 6.45 5 36.20% 786,779 0.07% 3,339,583,597 120
1960 1,903,982 2.61% 46,063 -15,004 16 6.5 5 35.50% 676,837 0.06% 3,034,949,748 120
1955 1,673,665 2.58% 40,082 -15,874 16.2 6.5 4 35.10% 586,668 0.06% 2,773,019,936 120

Paraguay Population forecast

According to the econometric models, the population in Paraguay is estimated to reach 7.25 million by the end of 2020. It is expected to see an increasing trend of around 7.35 million and 7.45 million in the upcoming year 2021 and 2022, respectively.

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 7,132,538 1.29% 88,758 -16,556 26.3 2.45 18 61.60% 4,394,032 0.09% 7,794,798,739 106
2025 7,557,749 1.16% 85,042 -15,412 27.9 2.45 19 63.10% 4,770,669 0.09% 8,184,437,460 106
2030 7,949,971 1.02% 78,444 -14,062 29.5 2.45 20 64.80% 5,154,236 0.09% 8,548,487,400 106
2035 8,304,241 0.88% 70,854 -12,570 31 2.45 21 66.70% 5,538,252 0.09% 8,887,524,213 104
2040 8,613,805 0.73% 61,913 -12,570 32.4 2.45 22 68.70% 5,914,612 0.09% 9,198,847,240 105
2045 8,879,807 0.61% 53,200 -12,570 33.9 2.45 22 70.70% 6,275,355 0.09% 9,481,803,274 103
2050 9,101,631 0.49% 44,365 35.3 2.45 23 72.60% 6,607,228 0.09% 9,735,033,990 104

Paraguay Demographics

As per the latest UN data, the current population of Paraguay is 7,102,883, which represents 0.09% of the total world population. In simple terms, one person out of every 1061 people in the world is an inhabitant of Paraguay. This country ranks 106 in the list of countries by population. The population density here is found to be 18 persons per km2, and approximately 61.6% of the population is urban. The estimated median age is 26.3 years, and the total life expectancy at birth is 74.59 years.

The ethnic groups residing here are mestizo (mixed Spanish and Amerindian) 95% and others 5%.

Paraguay Religion & Politics

The predominant of the population follow Christianity with 89.6% Roman Catholic, 6.2% Protestant, 1.1% other Christian, 1.9% other or unspecified, and 1.1% none.

The political framework of Paraguay is republic democracy with a presidential representative. The National Constitution mandates a separation of powers into three branches. The President can exercise executive power alone. The two chambers of the national congress have legislative power. The judiciary power is independently handled by tribunals and courts of civil law and the Supreme Court.

Paraguay Economy

Paraguay’s economy is market-based, which is largely dependent on agricultural products. Due to an increase in the exports of agricultural products, the economy has shown good growth in recent years. The present young population in the country is a huge advantage to the development of the economy, but due to political instability, such an advantage is not fully utilized.

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%