Uruguay Population: 3,469,424

Uruguay is a highly popular country in South America or Latin America. This country is known as the Oriental Republic of Uruguay in official records. This is a small country in Latin America. This is the second smallest country in the whole continent. Uruguay has countries like Brazil and Argentina as the neighbor countries. Uruguay holds an important position among all the countries in South America. This is the 89th largest country across the whole world.

Largest cities by population in Uruguay

The biggest city in Uruguay, Montevideo, is known as the capital of the country. There are also big cities in the country. Some famous names among those are- Salto, Paysandu, Las Piedras, Rivera, Maldonado, Tacuarembo, Melo, etc.

CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
Montevideo 1,270,737 Rocha 25,515
Salto 99,823 San Carlos 24,938
Paysandu 73,249 Pando 24,047
Las Piedras 69,682 Fray Bentos 23,279
Rivera 64,631 Colonia del Sacramento 21,714
Maldonado 55,478 Trinidad 21,429
Tacuarembo 51,854 La Paz 19,913
Melo 51,023 Canelones 19,698
Mercedes 42,359 Delta del Tigre 17,973
Artigas 41,909 Carmelo 16,921
Minas 38,025 Santa Lucia 16,438
San Jose de Mayo 36,529 Progreso 15,973
Durazno 33,926 Young 15,924
Florida 32,234 Dolores 15,880
Barros Blancos 31,650 Paso de Carrasco 15,393
Treinta y Tres 25,653

Uruguay Population history

Though it is a small country in size, Uruguay has a population of 3.4 million people. The population of Uruguay is the 99th largest in the world. Uruguay has a population density of 19.8 per square kilometre.

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 3,473,730 0.35% 11,996 -3,000 35.8 1.98 20 96.10% 3,337,671 0.04% 7,794,798,739 134
2019 3,461,734 0.36% 12,449 -3,000 35.2 2 20 96.00% 3,322,873 0.04% 7,713,468,100 134
2018 3,449,285 0.37% 12,644 -3,000 35.2 2 20 95.90% 3,307,662 0.05% 7,631,091,040 134
2017 3,436,641 0.37% 12,512 -3,000 35.2 2 20 95.80% 3,292,209 0.05% 7,547,858,925 133
2016 3,424,129 0.36% 12,120 -3,000 35.2 2 20 95.70% 3,276,757 0.05% 7,464,022,049 133
2015 3,412,009 0.31% 10,547 -6,000 35 2.01 19 95.60% 3,261,533 0.05% 7,379,797,139 134
2010 3,359,275 0.22% 7,494 -10,000 33.9 2.03 19 94.80% 3,185,920 0.05% 6,956,823,603 133
2005 3,321,803 0.01% 413 -20,800 32.7 2.18 19 93.40% 3,103,429 0.05% 6,541,907,027 132
2000 3,319,736 0.59% 19,091 -5,200 31.6 2.3 19 92.10% 3,056,474 0.05% 6,143,493,823 128
1995 3,224,281 0.73% 22,936 -4,000 31.1 2.49 18 90.60% 2,919,803 0.06% 5,744,212,979 127
1990 3,109,601 0.64% 19,616 -6,000 30.7 2.53 18 89.00% 2,767,059 0.06% 5,327,231,061 127
1985 3,011,519 0.65% 19,226 -6,000 30.4 2.57 17 87.20% 2,626,205 0.06% 4,870,921,740 124
1980 2,915,389 0.60% 17,043 -12,000 30.2 2.89 17 85.40% 2,489,893 0.07% 4,458,003,514 122
1975 2,830,176 0.14% 4,077 -27,200 30 3 16 83.40% 2,360,010 0.07% 4,079,480,606 119
1970 2,809,793 0.84% 23,051 -6,800 29.7 2.8 16 82.40% 2,314,373 0.08% 3,700,437,046 113
1965 2,694,536 1.20% 31,179 -1,200 29.3 2.9 15 81.30% 2,191,405 0.08% 3,339,583,597 108
1960 2,538,643 1.36% 33,217 4,000 28.9 2.83 15 80.20% 2,037,046 0.08% 3,034,949,748 108
1955 2,372,559 1.17% 26,810 2,000 28.4 2.73 14 79.10% 1,876,873 0.09% 2,773,019,936 108

Uruguay population forecast

The population growth rate is 0.35% in Uruguay in the last few years. The country has not seen a massive change in population with a low population growth rate. Uruguay is supposed to reach a population of 3.8 million people within the next 7-8 years if the growth rate remains unchanged.

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 3,473,730 0.36% 12,344 -3,000 35.8 1.98 20 96.10% 3,337,671 0.04% 7,794,798,739 134
2025 3,526,076 0.30% 10,469 -2,780 36.8 1.98 20 96.60% 3,404,529 0.04% 8,184,437,460 134
2030 3,569,471 0.24% 8,679 -2,470 37.9 1.98 20 97.00% 3,461,253 0.04% 8,548,487,400 135
2035 3,602,531 0.18% 6,612 -2,160 39.2 1.98 21 97.30% 3,506,041 0.04% 8,887,524,213 135
2040 3,624,469 0.12% 4,388 -1,940 40.5 1.98 21 97.60% 3,538,170 0.04% 9,198,847,240 136
2045 3,636,418 0.07% 2,390 -1,720 41.6 1.98 21 97.80% 3,558,235 0.04% 9,481,803,274 135
2050 3,639,109 0.01% 538 42.5 1.98 21 98.00% 3,567,170 0.04% 9,735,033,990 136

Uruguay demographics

Uruguay has a huge diversity in the demographics. 92% of the population of Uruguay is white people, 5% are Mestizo, and 3% are black people. The people of Uruguay are officially known as Uruguayans. Spanish is the official and vastly used language. The secondary language that is mostly used in Uruguay is Portuguese. 74% of the population speak in Spanish in the whole country.

Uruguay religion and politics

Uruguay is known as a highly progressive country. The people of the country are progressive, and instead of superstitious and religious beliefs, they practice practical and scientific facts. The main religion in Uruguay is Christianity. 41% are Catholic among the Christians, and 14% are Protestants. 41% of the population are non- religious. The rest are from other religions.

A representative democracy with a presidential system is noticed in the Uruguayan government. The county is known as a unitary state, and the president has the main power to control and monitor the government.

Uruguay economy

Uruguay produces 62.91 billion dollars as GDP per year. The economy of Uruguay is the 80th largest economy in the whole world.

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%