Central America Population

Population now

50,506,361
Male:24,867,859(49.24 %)
Female:25,639,594(50.77 %)
Births in 2021:1,124,044
Deaths in 2021:281,425

Life expectancy & Rates (2021)

Male:72.48 years
Female:78.61 years
Total:75.54 years
Median Age:25.10 years
Birth Rate:20.41
Death Rate:5.11
Growth Rate:2.99 %
Fertility Rate:2.40

Population Data Graphs

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  • Birth & Death rate
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  • Population structure (mid 2021)
  • Urbanization

Central America Population History

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YearTotalMaleFemaleSex RatioGrowth rateBirth rateDeath rateFerti­lity rate
Life exp., total
Life expectancy
Life exp., maleLife exp., femaleMedian AgeUrbani­zation
Density, people / km2
Density, people/km2
196013M7M7M1.011.84%48.0016.906.8950.0348.7051.4216.2233.81%25.32
196114M7M7M1.011.90%47.5216.406.8650.6449.2852.0616.0834.26%26.09
196214M7M7M1.011.95%47.0215.926.8251.2449.8652.6915.9534.70%26.89
196315M7M7M1.012.01%46.5015.466.7851.8450.4153.3315.8335.16%27.71
196415M8M7M1.012.06%45.9815.016.7352.4250.9653.9515.7535.69%28.55
196515M8M8M1.012.12%45.4714.586.6752.9951.4854.5715.7336.13%29.41
196616M8M8M1.012.17%44.9814.176.6253.5552.0055.1815.6736.57%30.28
196716M8M8M1.012.23%44.5113.776.5554.1152.5055.7915.6637.02%31.16
196817M8M8M1.012.29%44.0613.396.4854.6653.0156.4015.6937.47%32.05
196917M9M9M1.012.35%43.6513.036.4055.2153.5057.0115.7537.92%32.96
197018M9M9M1.012.41%43.2712.686.3355.7553.9857.6215.8238.38%33.87
197118M9M9M1.012.48%42.9312.356.2656.2854.4558.2215.8638.79%34.79
197219M9M9M1.012.54%42.6212.046.1856.7954.8958.8215.9339.22%35.72
197319M10M10M1.012.61%42.3511.746.1157.2955.3059.4016.0039.65%36.67
197420M10M10M1.012.67%42.0911.476.0457.7655.6859.9716.0940.05%37.63
197520M10M10M1.012.73%41.8311.215.9658.2156.0460.5316.1740.44%38.60
197621M10M10M1.012.79%41.5610.965.8958.6556.3761.0916.2340.82%39.59
197721M11M11M12.85%41.2710.725.8159.0756.6961.6416.2941.21%40.61
197822M11M11M12.91%40.9310.485.7359.5057.0062.1916.3541.59%41.65
197922M11M11M12.96%40.5610.245.6559.9257.3162.7416.4141.98%42.71
198023M11M11M13.02%40.129.995.5660.3657.6563.3016.4842.36%43.79
198124M12M12M13.08%39.639.725.4660.8458.0363.8716.5342.75%44.90
198224M12M12M13.14%39.099.455.3661.3458.4664.4516.5943.14%46.04
198325M12M12M13.21%38.529.165.2561.8758.9365.0516.6643.52%47.19
198425M13M13M0.993.28%37.928.865.1462.4459.4465.6616.7343.91%48.37
198526M13M13M0.993.36%37.318.555.0363.0360.0066.2716.8144.35%49.56
198627M13M13M0.993.45%36.728.254.9363.6460.5966.8816.9044.79%50.76
198727M14M14M0.993.55%36.167.954.8264.2561.2067.4917.0145.23%51.99
198828M14M14M0.993.65%35.657.674.7364.8661.8168.0817.1245.67%53.23
198929M14M14M0.993.75%35.167.404.6465.4562.4068.6517.2246.09%54.50
199029M15M15M0.993.85%34.727.164.5666.0162.9869.1917.3346.53%55.80
199130M15M15M0.993.94%34.306.944.4866.5663.5269.7117.4747.00%57.13
199231M15M15M0.984.03%33.876.744.4067.0764.0470.2117.6047.47%58.47
199331M16M16M0.984.11%33.446.554.3267.5664.5470.6817.7348.04%59.83
199432M16M16M0.984.16%32.976.394.2468.0265.0071.1417.8648.65%61.19
199533M16M17M0.984.21%32.476.234.1568.4765.4471.5718.0049.24%62.56
199633M17M17M0.984.23%31.926.104.0668.8965.8671.9918.1549.82%63.93
199734M17M17M0.984.25%31.345.973.9669.3066.2672.3918.3150.39%65.30
199835M17M18M0.984.25%30.735.853.8669.6966.6572.7718.4850.95%66.67
199936M18M18M0.974.24%30.105.743.7770.0667.0273.1418.6551.40%68.04
200036M18M18M0.974.21%29.455.653.6770.4267.3773.4918.8351.83%69.42
200137M18M19M0.974.18%28.805.563.5770.7567.6973.8119.0452.27%70.78
200238M19M19M0.974.12%28.135.493.4771.0667.9974.1219.2952.74%72.11
200338M19M20M0.974.06%27.465.433.3771.3468.2674.4019.5353.20%73.41
200439M19M20M0.973.99%26.815.373.2771.6068.5174.6719.7853.66%74.70
200540M20M20M0.973.91%26.195.333.1871.8568.7574.9320.0354.11%75.98
200640M20M21M0.973.83%25.595.303.0972.1068.9875.1920.3154.57%77.26
200741M20M21M0.973.76%25.045.263.0172.3569.2175.4520.5955.03%78.54
200842M21M21M0.973.69%24.525.232.9472.6169.4675.7220.8855.54%79.82
200942M21M22M0.973.62%24.045.202.8772.8869.7176.0021.1756.04%81.08
201043M21M22M0.973.57%23.615.172.8173.1569.9976.2821.4756.54%82.34
201144M22M22M0.973.51%23.215.152.7573.4370.2676.5721.7857.03%83.60
201244M22M23M0.973.46%22.855.122.7073.7170.5476.8522.0957.51%84.84
201345M22M23M0.973.42%22.525.102.6573.9870.8177.1122.4057.99%86.09
201446M23M23M0.973.36%22.205.092.6174.2471.0777.3722.7158.47%87.35
201546M23M24M0.973.31%21.905.082.5774.4971.3377.6023.0358.95%88.60
201647M23M24M0.973.25%21.605.082.5374.7271.5777.8223.3559.42%89.85
201748M23M24M0.973.18%21.305.092.5074.9471.8078.0323.6859.89%91.11
201848M24M25M0.973.13%21.015.092.4675.1672.0478.2424.0160.35%92.37
201949M24M25M0.973.06%20.715.102.4375.3772.2678.4324.3860.81%93.61
202050M24M25M0.972.98%20.405.122.4075.5472.4878.6224.7461.26%94.97
202150M25M26M0.972.99%20.415.112.4075.5472.4878.6125.1061.71%96.30

Central America Population Projections

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YearTotalMaleFemaleSex RatioGrowth rateBirth rateDeath rateFerti­lity rate
Life exp., total
Life expectancy
Life exp., maleLife exp., femaleMedian AgeUrbani­zation
Density, people / km2
Density, people/km2
202251M25M26M0.972.84%19.775.152.3475.9372.9078.9725.4562.16%97.63
202352M26M26M0.972.76%19.465.172.3276.1273.1179.1325.8162.60%98.96
202453M26M27M0.972.69%19.155.192.2976.3173.3279.3126.1763.04%100.27
202553M26M27M0.972.61%18.835.212.2676.5173.5379.4826.5363.48%101.58
202654M27M27M0.972.54%18.535.242.2476.6973.7479.6526.8863.92%102.87
202755M27M28M0.972.46%18.235.272.2276.8873.9579.8127.2464.36%104.15
202855M27M28M0.972.38%17.935.302.2077.0774.1679.9727.5964.80%105.41
202956M28M28M0.972.31%17.635.332.1877.2574.3780.1327.9665.23%106.66
203057M28M29M0.972.23%17.335.362.1677.4474.5880.3028.3165.66%107.89
203157M28M29M0.972.16%17.075.402.1477.6274.7880.4528.6666.10%109.09
203258M28M29M0.972.08%16.805.452.1277.8074.9880.6029.0266.54%110.28
203358M29M30M0.972.01%16.535.492.1177.9875.1980.7629.3966.97%111.44
203459M29M30M0.971.94%16.275.542.0978.1675.3980.9129.7467.40%112.58
203560M29M30M0.971.87%16.005.582.0778.3475.6081.0630.1067.83%113.70
203660M30M30M0.971.80%15.775.642.0678.5175.8081.2130.4568.26%114.79
203761M30M31M0.971.73%15.555.702.0478.6876.0081.3530.7968.69%115.87
203861M30M31M0.971.66%15.325.762.0378.8576.2081.4931.1469.12%116.93
203962M30M31M0.971.59%15.095.822.0179.0276.4081.6331.4969.54%117.95
204062M31M32M0.971.53%14.865.882.0079.2076.6081.7831.8569.96%118.96
204163M31M32M0.971.46%14.675.961.9979.3676.7981.9132.1770.38%119.95
204263M31M32M0.971.40%14.486.031.9779.5376.9982.0532.5170.79%120.91
204364M31M32M0.971.34%14.296.101.9679.6977.1882.1932.8471.20%121.85
204464M32M33M0.971.28%14.106.181.9579.8677.3882.3333.1971.62%122.75
204565M32M33M0.971.23%13.916.251.9480.0377.5782.4633.5272.03%123.64
204665M32M33M0.971.17%13.746.341.9380.1977.7682.5933.8472.43%124.50
204766M32M33M0.981.12%13.586.421.9280.3577.9682.7334.1672.83%125.34
204866M33M33M0.981.06%13.416.501.9180.5178.1582.8634.5073.23%126.16
204966M33M34M0.981.01%13.246.591.9080.6778.3482.9934.8473.63%126.94
205067M33M34M0.980.96%13.086.671.8980.8378.5383.1335.1874.02%127.71

Highest City Population in Central America (mid 2021)

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RankCityCountryPopulation, Urban AreaPopulation, City
1Guatemala CityGuatemala2,987,407994,938
2Panama CityPanama1,902,581408,168
3TegucigalpaHonduras1,488,764850,848
4San JoseCosta Rica1,422,92831,430
5San SalvadorEl Salvador1,107,092525,990
6ManaguaNicaragua1,073,826973,087
7San Pedro SulaHonduras931,387489,466
8AlajuelaCosta Rica384,56147,494
9HerediaCosta Rica344,27521,947

Map of Central America

All Continents

Asia4608M
Africa1351M
Europe747M
Central America50M