Nicaragua Population

Population now

6,658,869
  • World: 108th
  • Central America: 3rd
Male:3,281,622(49.28 %)
Female:3,377,247(50.72 %)
Births in 2020:186,966
Deaths in 2020:48,087

Life expectancy & Rates (2020)

Male:71.16 years
Female:78.19 years
Total:74.70 years
Median Age:25.46 years
Birth Rate:19.79
Death Rate:5.09
Growth Rate:2.89 %
Fertility Rate:2.35

Population Data Graphs

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  • Birth & Death rate
  • Life expectancy
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  • Population structure (mid 2020)
  • Urbanization

Nicaragua 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
19602M885k888k11.77%51.8218.747.3747.0045.6848.3215.3739.58%13.69
19612M914k916k11.81%50.8718.107.3147.6446.3148.9615.1840.03%14.13
19622M943k945k11.86%49.9217.467.2548.2846.9549.6014.9440.48%14.58
19632M973k974k11.91%49.0216.857.1948.9247.5850.2614.6741.01%15.03
19642M1M1M11.97%48.2216.267.1349.5748.2150.9114.4741.86%15.49
19652M1M1M12.03%47.5415.717.0750.2248.8551.5814.3942.71%15.97
19662M1M1M12.10%47.0215.197.0350.8749.5052.2414.3743.57%16.46
19672M1M1M12.17%46.6414.706.9851.5450.1652.9114.4344.43%16.97
19682M1M1M12.26%46.3714.246.9452.2150.8253.5814.5445.29%17.49
19692M1M1M12.35%46.2113.816.9052.8751.4854.2514.6746.16%18.03
19702M1M1M12.44%46.1313.416.8653.5252.1254.9114.7947.03%18.58
19712M1M1M12.53%46.1113.056.8254.1552.7255.5714.8647.79%19.16
19723M1M1M12.63%46.1112.726.7754.7453.2756.2214.9548.06%19.76
19733M1M1M12.71%46.1012.426.7155.3153.7656.8515.0348.34%20.38
19743M1M1M12.79%46.0512.156.6555.8354.1957.4815.1148.62%21.02
19753M1M1M1.012.86%45.9411.906.5756.3254.5558.1015.2048.90%21.68
19763M1M1M1.012.92%45.7911.686.5056.7654.8558.7015.2249.18%22.36
19773M1M1M1.012.98%45.5911.466.4157.1855.1059.3015.2649.46%23.06
19783M2M2M13.03%45.3411.246.3357.5755.3259.8815.3049.73%23.77
19793M2M2M13.08%45.0411.036.2357.9655.5460.4615.3350.01%24.49
19803M2M2M13.13%44.6410.806.1458.3555.7661.0415.3650.29%25.22
19813M2M2M13.18%44.1310.556.0358.7656.0261.6215.3650.57%25.95
19823M2M2M13.23%43.4810.275.9059.2056.3262.2115.3450.85%26.68
19834M2M2M13.28%42.729.975.7659.6756.6762.8215.3351.13%27.41
19844M2M2M13.34%41.849.655.6160.1957.1063.4415.3451.41%28.13
19854M2M2M0.993.40%40.889.305.4560.7657.6164.0715.3851.68%28.84
19864M2M2M0.993.47%39.868.925.2861.3958.2264.7215.4351.96%29.52
19874M2M2M0.993.55%38.828.535.1062.0858.9165.3815.5252.24%30.19
19884M2M2M0.993.66%37.818.124.9362.8059.6866.0515.6452.52%30.85
19894M2M2M0.993.77%36.827.724.7663.5560.4966.7115.7652.80%31.53
19904M2M2M0.983.89%35.877.344.6064.2961.3167.3515.8953.08%32.23
19914M2M2M0.984.00%34.926.984.4365.0162.1167.9716.0853.35%32.96
19924M2M2M0.984.10%33.976.664.2765.6862.8568.5516.2753.63%33.70
19934M2M2M0.984.17%33.016.384.1066.3063.5169.1016.4653.91%34.46
19945M2M2M0.984.21%32.036.153.9466.8564.1069.6116.6854.18%35.21
19955M2M2M0.984.22%31.065.953.7867.3464.6070.0916.9154.44%35.93
19965M2M2M0.984.20%30.125.793.6267.8065.0370.5517.1754.59%36.62
19975M2M2M0.984.17%29.245.663.4768.2365.4471.0217.4454.74%37.28
19985M2M2M0.984.13%28.425.543.3468.6765.8371.4817.7354.89%37.92
19995M2M3M0.984.10%27.695.433.2269.1066.2271.9618.0355.04%38.54
20005M3M3M0.984.07%27.055.343.1169.5366.6072.4318.3255.19%39.15
20015M3M3M0.984.05%26.515.253.0269.9366.9672.8718.6655.34%39.73
20025M3M3M0.984.02%26.045.192.9470.3167.2973.2918.9955.48%40.31
20035M3M3M0.983.98%25.645.152.8770.6467.5973.6519.3755.63%40.87
20045M3M3M0.983.94%25.285.122.8270.9367.8573.9819.7455.78%41.43
20055M3M3M0.973.89%24.965.102.7771.2068.0874.2720.0955.94%42.00
20066M3M3M0.973.85%24.675.092.7371.4468.2974.5420.4656.13%42.58
20076M3M3M0.973.79%24.405.092.6971.6768.5174.8020.8256.33%43.17
20086M3M3M0.973.75%24.135.082.6671.9268.7275.0721.1856.53%43.77
20096M3M3M0.973.69%23.855.082.6372.1768.9575.3521.5356.72%44.37
20106M3M3M0.973.66%23.565.062.6072.4369.1975.6321.8856.92%44.98
20116M3M3M0.973.60%23.255.052.5872.6969.4275.9322.2457.11%45.59
20126M3M3M0.973.55%22.925.042.5572.9569.6476.2322.5957.31%46.20
20136M3M3M0.973.49%22.595.032.5373.2069.8476.5222.9457.51%46.82
20146M3M3M0.973.42%22.235.032.5073.4370.0376.8023.2957.70%47.44
20156M3M3M0.973.35%21.865.032.4873.6570.2077.0623.6357.90%48.06
20166M3M3M0.973.26%21.475.042.4673.8670.3777.3123.9958.09%48.68
20176M3M3M0.973.17%21.065.052.4374.0770.5577.5524.3758.30%49.31
20186M3M3M0.973.08%20.645.062.4074.2870.7477.7724.7458.52%49.93
20197M3M3M0.973.08%20.645.062.4074.2870.7477.7725.1158.76%50.55
20207M3M3M0.972.89%19.795.092.3574.7071.1678.1925.4659.01%51.16

Nicaragua 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
20217M3M3M0.972.80%19.405.112.3274.9171.3978.3725.8359.28%51.76
20227M3M3M0.972.70%19.015.142.3075.1271.6278.5626.1859.56%52.35
20237M3M3M0.972.61%18.635.162.2775.3371.8478.7426.5559.85%52.94
20247M3M4M0.972.51%18.245.192.2575.5472.0778.9326.9160.16%53.52
20257M3M4M0.972.43%17.855.212.2275.7572.3079.1127.2860.48%54.12
20267M3M4M0.972.34%17.565.252.2075.9572.5279.2827.6260.81%54.71
20277M4M4M0.972.26%17.275.292.1876.1572.7479.4627.9661.15%55.32
20287M4M4M0.972.18%16.985.342.1576.3472.9679.6328.3061.51%55.92
20297M4M4M0.972.10%16.695.382.1376.5473.1879.8128.6461.88%56.50
20307M4M4M0.972.03%16.405.422.1176.7473.4079.9828.9762.26%57.08
20317M4M4M0.971.95%16.175.482.0976.9373.6280.1429.3162.66%57.65
20328M4M4M0.971.87%15.955.552.0777.1273.8380.3029.6563.06%58.20
20338M4M4M0.971.80%15.725.612.0677.3274.0580.4730.0063.48%58.73
20348M4M4M0.971.73%15.505.682.0477.5174.2680.6330.3563.90%59.25
20358M4M4M0.971.66%15.275.742.0277.7074.4880.7930.7264.34%59.77
20368M4M4M0.971.59%15.085.822.0177.8874.7080.9431.0664.79%60.27
20378M4M4M0.971.52%14.895.901.9978.0774.9181.0931.3965.24%60.76
20388M4M4M0.971.45%14.695.991.9878.2575.1381.2431.7665.71%61.24
20398M4M4M0.971.39%14.506.071.9678.4475.3481.3932.1066.18%61.70
20408M4M4M0.971.33%14.316.151.9578.6275.5681.5432.4766.66%62.16
20418M4M4M0.971.26%14.136.241.9478.8075.7781.6832.8067.14%62.60
20428M4M4M0.971.20%13.956.341.9378.9875.9981.8333.1767.63%63.02
20438M4M4M0.971.14%13.766.431.9279.1576.2081.9733.4968.12%63.43
20448M4M4M0.971.08%13.586.531.9179.3376.4282.1233.8668.60%63.83
20458M4M4M0.971.02%13.406.621.9079.5176.6382.2634.2269.08%64.20
20468M4M4M0.970.97%13.226.721.8979.6876.8482.4034.5869.55%64.57
20478M4M4M0.970.91%13.056.821.8879.8677.0582.5434.9470.02%64.92
20488M4M4M0.970.86%12.876.921.8780.0377.2782.6835.3270.49%65.26
20498M4M4M0.970.81%12.707.021.8680.2177.4882.8235.6770.95%65.58
20509M4M4M0.980.76%12.527.121.8580.3877.6982.9636.0671.41%65.88

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1Managua1,067,834973,087

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