South America Population

Population now

437,585,132
Male:215,364,918(49.22 %)
Female:222,219,211(50.78 %)
Births in 2022:6,574,858
Deaths in 2022:2,859,778

Life expectancy & Rates (2022)

Male:72.92 years
Female:79.52 years
Total:76.20 years
Median Age:31.82 years
Birth Rate:14.99
Death Rate:6.52
Growth Rate:1.30 %
Fertility Rate:1.91

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  • Birth & Death rate
  • Life expectancy
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  • Population structure (mid 2022)
  • Urbanization

South 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
1960149M74M74M12.14%39.9812.725.7156.1054.1158.2118.4051.80%8.39
1961153M76M76M12.19%39.6912.455.6956.5254.4858.6918.3052.65%8.62
1962157M78M79M12.23%39.3212.185.6556.9554.8559.1718.2153.52%8.85
1963161M80M81M12.26%38.8711.915.6057.3755.2259.6418.1254.39%9.09
1964165M83M83M12.29%38.3411.645.5457.7855.5860.1118.0755.26%9.34
1965170M85M85M12.32%37.7311.375.4558.1955.9560.5718.0556.05%9.58
1966174M87M87M12.34%37.0611.095.3558.6056.3261.0318.0256.85%9.83
1967179M89M89M12.36%36.3510.815.2359.0256.7061.4918.0357.64%10.08
1968183M91M92M12.38%35.6310.545.1159.4557.0961.9518.0858.43%10.33
1969188M94M94M12.40%34.9210.284.9959.8957.4962.4218.1559.22%10.59
1970192M96M96M12.42%34.2810.024.8760.3257.8962.8918.2460.01%10.84
1971197M98M99M0.992.45%33.709.774.7660.7558.3063.3518.3460.80%11.09
1972201M100M101M0.992.48%33.229.544.6561.1858.7163.8018.4561.58%11.35
1973206M102M103M0.992.51%32.839.344.5561.6059.1064.2418.5862.34%11.61
1974210M105M106M0.992.55%32.529.154.4662.0059.4964.6618.7263.09%11.87
1975215M107M108M0.992.60%32.288.974.3962.4059.8665.0718.8663.84%12.14
1976220M110M110M0.992.64%32.088.814.3162.7860.2365.4819.0064.59%12.42
1977225M112M113M0.992.68%31.898.664.2463.1760.5965.8919.1565.34%12.70
1978230M114M116M0.992.73%31.678.504.1763.5560.9466.3019.3166.09%12.98
1979235M117M118M0.992.76%31.418.354.0963.9361.2966.7219.4866.84%13.28
1980240M120M121M0.992.79%31.108.204.0164.3161.6267.1419.6667.58%13.57
1981246M122M124M0.992.81%30.708.053.9264.6961.9567.5619.8268.31%13.88
1982251M125M126M0.992.83%30.267.903.8365.0562.2767.9820.0069.02%14.18
1983257M128M129M0.992.84%29.767.753.7365.4262.5868.4020.1969.71%14.50
1984262M130M132M0.992.84%29.237.613.6465.7762.8868.8120.3970.39%14.81
1985268M133M135M0.992.84%28.667.473.5466.1263.1869.2120.5971.06%15.12
1986273M136M138M0.992.82%28.097.353.4566.4763.4869.6020.7871.71%15.43
1987279M138M140M0.992.81%27.517.223.3666.8163.7869.9920.9872.34%15.74
1988284M141M143M0.992.79%26.947.103.2867.1564.0870.3821.1972.97%16.05
1989290M144M146M0.992.78%26.396.993.2067.5064.3970.7621.3973.59%16.36
1990295M146M149M0.982.76%25.886.893.1267.8464.7071.1321.6174.20%16.67
1991301M149M152M0.982.74%25.386.793.0668.1965.0271.5121.8274.78%16.97
1992306M152M154M0.982.72%24.916.692.9968.5465.3471.8822.0375.34%17.28
1993311M154M157M0.982.70%24.446.602.9368.8965.6672.2622.2475.88%17.58
1994317M157M160M0.982.68%23.986.522.8769.2465.9872.6322.4676.42%17.88
1995322M160M163M0.982.65%23.526.442.8169.5966.3173.0022.6976.95%18.19
1996327M162M165M0.982.62%23.066.372.7669.9366.6373.3722.9177.47%18.49
1997333M165M168M0.982.58%22.606.312.6970.2766.9473.7223.1478.01%18.79
1998338M167M171M0.982.54%22.136.252.6470.6067.2574.0723.3878.55%19.08
1999343M170M173M0.982.50%21.656.192.5870.9367.5674.4123.6279.08%19.37
2000348M172M176M0.982.44%21.176.152.5271.2467.8674.7323.8879.59%19.66
2001353M175M178M0.982.39%20.696.112.4671.5568.1675.0624.1679.94%19.94
2002358M177M181M0.982.32%20.206.082.4071.8668.4675.3724.4880.24%20.21
2003363M179M183M0.982.26%19.736.052.3572.1768.7675.6724.8180.52%20.47
2004367M182M186M0.982.19%19.286.042.2972.4769.0675.9725.1480.80%20.73
2005372M184M188M0.982.13%18.846.022.2572.7769.3676.2625.4881.07%20.98
2006376M186M190M0.982.07%18.446.012.2073.0669.6676.5425.8281.34%21.22
2007380M188M192M0.982.01%18.076.012.1673.3569.9676.8226.1781.61%21.46
2008384M190M194M0.981.95%17.736.022.1373.6370.2477.0826.5381.86%21.69
2009388M192M197M0.981.90%17.436.022.1073.9070.5377.3326.8882.11%21.92
2010392M194M199M0.971.84%17.156.042.0774.1670.8077.5827.2482.35%22.14
2011396M196M201M0.971.79%16.916.062.0574.4071.0677.8127.6182.59%22.37
2012400M198M203M0.971.74%16.696.092.0374.6471.2978.0327.9782.83%22.60
2013404M199M205M0.971.69%16.486.132.0174.8671.5278.2428.3483.06%22.82
2014408M201M207M0.971.64%16.286.172.0075.0771.7378.4528.7183.28%23.05
2015412M203M209M0.971.59%16.086.221.9875.2771.9478.6529.0983.49%23.27
2016416M205M211M0.971.53%15.876.271.9775.4772.1378.8429.4983.70%23.48
2017420M207M213M0.971.47%15.666.331.9675.6672.3379.0229.8883.90%23.69
2018423M209M215M0.971.42%15.446.391.9475.8572.5379.2030.2984.09%23.90
2019427M210M217M0.971.36%15.216.451.9276.0372.7379.3730.6984.29%24.11
2020431M212M219M0.971.30%14.986.521.9176.2172.9379.5331.1084.49%24.31
2021434M214M220M0.971.30%14.996.521.9176.2172.9279.5231.4684.70%24.51
2022438M215M222M0.971.30%14.996.521.9176.2072.9279.5231.8284.91%24.70

South 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
2023441M217M224M0.971.12%14.306.731.8776.7473.5379.9932.1885.12%24.89
2024444M219M226M0.971.07%14.076.811.8576.9173.7380.1432.5485.32%25.07
2025447M220M227M0.971.01%13.856.881.8477.0973.9380.3032.9185.53%25.25
2026450M222M229M0.970.96%13.656.961.8277.2774.1380.4533.2785.73%25.43
2027453M223M230M0.970.91%13.457.041.8277.4674.3480.6133.6285.92%25.59
2028456M224M232M0.970.86%13.267.121.8177.6474.5580.7733.9886.12%25.76
2029459M226M233M0.970.81%13.067.201.8077.8374.7680.9334.3686.31%25.91
2030462M227M235M0.970.77%12.877.281.7978.0174.9781.0934.7386.51%26.06
2031464M228M236M0.970.72%12.707.371.7778.1875.1781.2335.0886.70%26.20
2032467M229M237M0.970.68%12.547.471.7778.3675.3781.3735.4486.89%26.34
2033469M230M238M0.970.64%12.387.561.7678.5375.5781.5235.7987.08%26.46
2034471M231M240M0.970.60%12.217.651.7578.7175.7781.6636.1587.26%26.59
2035473M232M241M0.970.55%12.047.751.7478.8875.9881.8136.5187.45%26.70
2036475M233M242M0.970.52%11.917.851.7479.0576.1881.9436.8587.64%26.81
2037477M234M243M0.970.48%11.787.961.7479.2276.3882.0837.1987.82%26.91
2038478M235M243M0.970.44%11.658.071.7379.3976.5882.2237.5388.00%27.01
2039480M236M244M0.960.41%11.528.181.7279.5676.7882.3637.8788.18%27.10
2040482M236M245M0.960.37%11.388.281.7279.7376.9882.4938.2188.37%27.18
2041483M237M246M0.960.34%11.288.391.7179.9077.1882.6338.5388.54%27.26
2042484M238M246M0.960.31%11.198.511.7180.0677.3882.7538.8588.72%27.33
2043485M238M247M0.960.29%11.098.611.7180.2377.5982.8839.1688.90%27.40
2044486M239M248M0.960.26%10.998.731.7180.4077.7983.0139.4689.07%27.46
2045487M239M248M0.960.23%10.898.841.7180.5777.9983.1439.7789.24%27.52
2046488M240M249M0.960.21%10.828.951.7080.7378.1883.2740.0489.41%27.57
2047489M240M249M0.960.18%10.749.071.7080.8978.3883.4040.3189.58%27.61
2048490M241M249M0.960.16%10.659.181.7181.0678.5883.5340.5989.75%27.65
2049491M241M250M0.970.14%10.589.291.7081.2278.7883.6640.8689.91%27.69
2050491M241M250M0.970.12%10.509.401.7081.3878.9783.7841.1490.07%27.72

Highest City Population in South America (mid 2022)

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RankCityCountryPopulation, Urban AreaPopulation, City
1Sao PauloBrazil22,430,45810,021,295
2Buenos AiresArgentina15,370,26613,076,300
3Rio de JaneiroBrazil13,634,2146,023,699
4BogotaColombia11,344,4207,674,366
5LimaPeru11,045,3857,737,002
6SantiagoChile6,857,1074,837,295
7Belo HorizonteBrazil6,194,1282,373,224
8BrasiliaBrazil4,804,1812,207,718
9RecifeBrazil4,220,1071,478,098
10Porto AlegreBrazil4,185,0571,372,741
11FortalezaBrazil4,164,1052,400,000
12MedellinColombia4,068,0811,999,979
13SalvadorBrazil3,920,0952,711,840
14CuritibaBrazil3,771,1071,718,421
15AsuncionParaguay3,452,1381,482,200
16CampinasBrazil3,385,0971,031,554
17GuayaquilEcuador3,092,1161,952,029
18CaracasVenezuela2,957,0262,957,000
19CaliColombia2,837,0642,392,877
20GoianiaBrazil2,801,1261,171,195
21BelemBrazil2,385,05915,550
22ManausBrazil2,341,0931,598,210
23MaracaiboVenezuela2,333,0882,225,000
24BarranquillaColombia2,325,0621,380,425
25VitoriaBrazil2,142,076312,656
26ValenciaVenezuela1,959,0571,619,470
27Baixada SantistaBrazil1,930,045411,403
28QuitoEcuador1,928,0641,399,814
29La PazBolivia1,908,0621,908,000
30Santa CruzBolivia1,784,0831,784,000
31MontevideoUruguay1,767,0171,270,737
32CordobaArgentina1,598,0311,428,214
33RosarioArgentina1,574,0481,173,533
34NatalBrazil1,512,064763,043
35Sao LuisBrazil1,511,031917,237
36Joao PessoaBrazil1,408,036650,883
37CochabambaBolivia1,369,076841,276
38BucaramangaColombia1,366,040571,820
39MaceioBrazil1,351,033954,991
40JoinvilleBrazil1,334,036461,304
41FlorianopolisBrazil1,278,045412,724
42BarquisimetoVenezuela1,241,0331,114,097
43MaracayVenezuela1,230,0331,230,000
44MendozaArgentina1,209,043876,884
45CartagenaColombia1,079,019952,024
46AracajuBrazil1,042,036490,175
47TeresinaBrazil1,041,024744,512
48San Miguel de TucumanArgentina1,014,033781,023
49ValparaisoChile1,000,019282,448
50CucutaColombia953,024721,398

Map of South America

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Asia4650M
Africa1384M
Europe745M
South America438M