Central America Population

Population now

52,357,206
Male:25,781,288(49.24 %)
Female:26,576,871(50.76 %)
Births in 2024:956,251
Deaths in 2024:259,297

Life expectancy & Rates (2024)

Male:73.32 years
Female:79.31 years
Total:76.32 years
Median Age:26.18 years
Birth Rate:19.14
Death Rate:5.19
Growth Rate:2.69 %
Fertility Rate:2.29

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  • Birth & Death rate
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  • Population structure (mid 2024)
  • 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%20.405.122.4075.5872.4878.6224.7561.27%94.85
202150M25M26M0.972.99%20.405.112.4075.5872.4878.6225.1061.73%96.07
202251M25M26M0.973.00%20.425.112.4075.5872.4878.6125.4662.18%97.39
202352M25M26M0.972.76%19.455.172.3276.1473.1179.1425.8262.62%98.71
202452M26M27M0.972.69%19.145.192.2976.3273.3279.3126.1863.06%100.02

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
202553M26M27M0.972.61%18.825.212.2676.5173.5479.4926.5463.51%101.32
202654M26M27M0.972.53%18.525.242.2476.7073.7479.6526.8963.94%102.61
202754M27M28M0.972.46%18.235.272.2276.8873.9579.8127.2464.38%103.88
202855M27M28M0.972.38%17.925.302.2077.0774.1679.9727.6064.82%105.14
202956M27M28M0.972.31%17.625.332.1877.2674.3780.1427.9665.25%106.39
203056M28M29M0.972.23%17.325.362.1677.4474.5880.3028.3265.69%107.61
203157M28M29M0.972.16%17.065.402.1477.6274.7880.4528.6766.12%108.81
203258M28M29M0.972.08%16.795.452.1277.8074.9880.6029.0366.56%109.99
203358M29M30M0.972.01%16.535.492.1177.9875.1980.7629.3966.99%111.15
203459M29M30M0.971.94%16.265.542.0978.1675.3980.9129.7567.43%112.28
203559M29M30M0.971.87%15.995.582.0778.3475.6081.0630.1167.85%113.40
203660M30M30M0.971.80%15.775.642.0678.5175.8081.2130.4668.29%114.49
203761M30M31M0.971.73%15.545.702.0478.6876.0081.3530.8068.71%115.56
203861M30M31M0.971.65%15.315.772.0378.8576.2081.4931.1569.14%116.61
203962M30M31M0.971.59%15.085.832.0179.0376.4081.6431.5069.56%117.64
204062M31M31M0.971.53%14.855.882.0079.2076.6081.7831.8669.98%118.64
204163M31M32M0.971.46%14.665.961.9979.3776.7981.9232.1870.40%119.62
204263M31M32M0.971.40%14.486.031.9779.5376.9982.0532.5270.82%120.58
204364M31M32M0.971.34%14.286.111.9679.7077.1882.1932.8571.23%121.51
204464M32M32M0.971.28%14.096.181.9579.8677.3882.3333.1971.64%122.41
204565M32M33M0.971.22%13.906.261.9480.0377.5882.4733.5372.05%123.29
204665M32M33M0.971.17%13.736.341.9380.1977.7682.6033.8572.45%124.16
204765M32M33M0.981.11%13.576.421.9280.3577.9682.7334.1772.85%124.99
204866M33M33M0.981.06%13.406.511.9180.5178.1582.8634.5173.25%125.80
204966M33M34M0.981.01%13.246.591.9080.6878.3483.0034.8573.65%126.58
205067M33M34M0.980.96%13.076.671.8980.8478.5383.1335.1974.04%127.34

Highest City Population in Central America (mid 2024)

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RankCityCountryPopulation, Urban AreaPopulation, City
1Guatemala CityGuatemala3,033,537994,938
2Panama CityPanama1,936,188408,168
3TegucigalpaHonduras1,525,048850,848
4San JoseCosta Rica1,440,07131,430
5San SalvadorEl Salvador1,110,814525,990
6ManaguaNicaragua1,082,535973,087
7San Pedro SulaHonduras954,745801,259
8AlajuelaCosta Rica397,30347,494
9HerediaCosta Rica347,81421,947

Map of Central America

All Continents

Asia4720M
Africa1450M
Europe744M
Central America52M